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2015 USA Taekwondo National Championships Head to Austin

Sept. 08, 2014, 10:15 a.m. (ET)


2015 USA Taekwondo National Championships Head to Austin, Texas

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Following a hugely successful tournament in July in San Jose, Calif., USA Taekwondo is excited to announce that the 2015 National Championships will take place in Austin, Texas, in the fantastic facilities of the Austin Convention Center.

The event will take place from July 4-11 and will be open to all who qualify through USA Taekwondo state championship competition.

Celebrating its 41st year in 2015, USA Taekwondo is aiming to make next year’s National Championships truly memorable and believes that Austin is the ideal host city for such a prestigious event at a key stage in preparations for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games the following summer.

“I’m excited that USA Taekwondo is taking the 40th National Championships to Austin, Texas,” USA Taekwondo Events Director Jeanna Mendoza said. “Austin’s a great city with tons of fun things for families to do, and the Austin Convention Center is located right in the heart of downtown, with hotels and restaurants all within easy walking distance. Austin itself is also centrally located, so we believe this will be a great meeting point for all our members across the United States.”

“We’re thrilled to be able to bring USA Taekwondo back to Austin for the third time,” Sports Commission Executive Director Matthew Payne said. “This world-class sporting event allows us to showcase Austin as a growing sports destination and be a part of the Olympic Road to Rio. We look forward to hosting the competitors and their families next summer as they experience all that our city has to offer.”

Additionally, USA Taekwondo is partnering with a new hotel/housing company and is pleased to announce that GroupHousing will be the new provider of accommodation services for competitors and volunteers at all events until 2016.

Founded in 2008, GroupHousing works with more than a dozen sports organizations, including USA Fencing, Perfect Game Baseball, Triple Crown Baseball and Legacy Softball.

“We’re pleased and honored to be the official housing partner of USA Taekwondo and to support its mission to create high-quality competitive opportunities for athletes around the country,” GroupHousing CEO Michael Bower (Decatur, Ga.) said.

“I’m also excited that we’ve signed with GroupHousing to help assist our members with booking their hotel reservations for all USA Taekwondo events,” Mendoza added. “That’ll make it much easier for our members to receive discounted rates at the various hotel options we’re now able to provide. I look forward to seeing everyone in Austin!”

Please use the following link to reserve rooms at a discounted rate for USA Taekwondo tournaments:

For more information on this event, check or contact:

Steve McNally, Director of Marketing & Communication, USA Taekwondo


Shilpa Bakre, Senior Communications Manager, Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau