USA Karate Features Kiel Hicks

Kiel Hicks

Aug. 11, 2014, 12 a.m. (ET)


Seattle, WA
Current Hometown *
Auburn, WA
Height/ Weight
5'5", 140lbs
Family (only child, brothers/sisters, ect) *
1 brother, Kel Hicks
What age did you start karate?
What style of karate do you do? *
Shindo Jinen Ryu
What's your favorite food? *
What type of music do you listen to? *
all types
What is your favorite music group or artist? *
Kyle Landry
Do you listen to music before you go it the ring? If so, what kind? *
Do you have any pets? What kind? *
yes, a dog
What is your pets name?
Do you have any hidden talents?*
Play classical piano
How many hours a week do you workout in preparation for a major tournament?
How many times have you made the Junior US Team and in what events? *
6th year on Jr US Team
2009 Kumite, 2010 kumite, 2011 kata, 2012 kata and kumite, 2013 kata, 2014 kata and kumite.
Who is your favorite superhero?
Hit Girl
Who is your hero in real life? Why? *
Manny Pacquiao because he's a fearless fighter who doesn't back down to any opponent even though he's always the smaller fighter.
video games
Favorite Quote *
"No dream is too big, and no dreamer too small"
Biggest Win. Why? *
Silver medal at the 2011 Jr. World Championships. It was my first time at the world championships and it was my first time competing in finals in front of the whole audience.
What do you love about competition? *
Wearing the US track suit, representing my country, training for hundreds of hours and have all of my hard work pay off.
Favorite way to relax? *
Stay in bed all day and watch an entire season of a TV show.
Where do you get your inspiration from? *
The Olympics