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Clarissa Chun Going for the Gold

June 12, 2012, 2:04 p.m. (ET)

2007-08 Team USA Ranking: No. 4 at 48 kg/105.5 lbs.
Years on Team USA: 7 (2000-07)
Residence: Colorado Springs, Colo.
Club: Sunkist Kids
Coach: Terry Steiner
College: UCCS, Missouri Valley
High School: Honolulu, Hawaii (Roosevelt)
Born: 1981 in Honolulu, Hawaii
Height: 4-11

Competition Results:
      2008: Fourth in U.S. Nationals... Pan American Championships gold medalist... Second in Kiev International... Second in Dave Schultz Memorial International... Second in Guelph Open...
      2007: Second in New York AC Holiday International... Sunkist Kids International Open champion... Fourth in U.S. World Team Trials... Third in U.S. Nationals... Third in Guelph Open (Canada)... 
      2006: Second in New York AC Holiday International Open... Sunkist Kids/ASU International Open champion... U.S. Nationals champion...Vehbi Emre Golden Grand Prix champion (Turkey)...Tenth in Ivan Yarygin Memorial International (Russia)...Second in Klippan Ladies Golden Grand Prix (Sweden)...
      2005: Second in NYAC Holiday Championships...Clansmen International champion (Canada)...Sunkist Kids/ASU International champion...Third in U.S. World Team Trials...

College: Attends the Univ. of Colorado-Colorado Springs, where she is studying Communications... Previously attended Missouri Valley College, where she was coached by Mike Machholz...

High School: Attended Roosevelt High School, where she was coached by Bryan Aspera...1998-99 state women's champion... Third in 1999 USGWA High School Nationals... State qualifier in swimming and bowling... Also competed in judo and water polo...

Personal: 
Daughter of Bryan and Gail Chun... Has one brother, Shawn... U.S. Olympic Training Center resident-athlete... Hobbies include surfing... Also participated in judo...

Awards:
2001 Missouri Valley International Open Outstanding Wrestler...

CAREER NOTES:

  • 2000 U.S. World Team member
  • 2006 U.S. Nationals champion
  • Third in 2005 U.S. World Team Trials
  • 2004 U.S. Olympic Team Trials runner-up
  • Four-time U.S. Nationals runner-up (1999-2000, 2003-04)
  • Four-time U.S. World Team Trials runner-up (2000-03)
  • Fifth in 2001 Junior World Championships
  • Three-time University Nationals champion (2001, 2003-04)
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