Nicknames: "Swelby" and "Noodle"
Birthplace: Clearwater, Fla.
Coach: Dennis White
Dojang: U.S. Best (Largo, Fla.)
High School: East Lake H.S. (Palm Harbor, Fla.)
Year of Graduation: 2010
WTF World Ranking on 9/1/12: T-145th (-49kg)
Hobbies: wakeboarding, surfing, playing tennis, traveling, video games, reading and hanging out with friends
Favorite Foods: Korean food and cheesecake
Pre-Competition Meal: eats really healthy for a few weeks before -- lots of protein, good carbs, fruit and veggies -- then the day before she eats bananas, eggs and other proteins, and some carbs like pasta.
Favorite Athletes: Ronde Barber, Peyton Manning, Brice Yu and Kodylee Karm ("They all inspire me")
Favorite Movie: likes action or funny movies
Favorite Music: rap, R&B and rock
Favorite Country Visited for Competition: The Netherlands
Did You Know?: Shelby is an American Indian and part of the Chickasaw Indian Nation from Oklahoma...she travels to Mexico often to visit her dad who lives in Oaxaca...she considers herself a tomboy and likes spending a lot of time outside or at the beach...loves water sports like wakeboarding and surfing even though she's still a beginner...she's a huge football fanatic.
MAJOR COMPETITION RESULTS
2011 Toronto Open (-49kg): GOLD
2010 U-24 National Team Member (Fly)
2010 U-24 National Team Trials (Fly): 1st
2009 USAT Junior National Team Member (Jr. Feather)
2009 USAT Junior National Team Trials (Jr. Feather): 1st
2009 USAT Junior Olympics (Jr. Feather): SILVER
2009 USAT State Championships: GOLD
2009 AAU State Championships: GOLD
2007 AAU National Championship: 3rd
2006 Tekno Atlantic Games: 1st
2006 AAU Nationals (Red Belt): GOLD
2006 USAT Junior Olympics (Red Belt): GOLD
last updated 9/13/12