USA Karate Features Kacie Pou

Kacie Pou

Oct. 06, 2014, 11:17 a.m. (ET)

Kacie Pou

Cadet Female Kumite +54 Kg 2014 Junior Pan American Championship Gold Medalist
Nickname
Freight Train
Twitter Name
Birthplace
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Charlotte, NC
Current Hometown *
Carlsbad, CA
Height/ Weight
5'7/125lb
Family (only child, brothers/sisters, ect) *
Brother
What age did you start karate?
*
5
What style of karate do you do? *
Shito Ryu
What's your favorite food? *
Mango
What type of music do you listen to? *
rap/classical
What is your favorite music group or artist? *
Kendrick Lamar
Do you listen to music before you go it the ring? If so, what kind? *
no
Do you have any pets? What kind? *
Dog, German shepherd
What is your pets name?
*
Bolo
Do you have any hidden talents?*
Drawing
How many hours a week do you workout in preparation for a major tournament?
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20-25
How many times have you made the Junior US Team and in what events? *
This is my first time...14-15 year old female sparring
Who is your favorite superhero?
*
Captain America and Hawk Girl
Who is your hero in real life? Why? *
My dad because he has gone through way more then anyone else I've ever known. Yet he still is able to be a loving great father. He was paralyzed from the shoulders down when I was about 5. He is the strongest person I know. He is a hero to not only my family but has an inspiring story to many who know about him, my friends also find him as a hero figure because of all he's been through.
Hobbies
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Art/Drawing
Favorite Quote *
"Somewhere behind the athlete you've become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back... play for her.” By Mia Hamm
Biggest Win. Why? *
This year in Lima Peru for Team USA. It meant so much to me to represent Team USA and it was in a foreign country. The competition was very tuff.
What do you love about competition? *
The way I feel if I win.
Favorite way to relax? *
Watching movies on Netflix.
Where do you get your inspiration from? *
My family who supports everything that I do.