Team USA gears up for busy week ahead

Dec. 01, 2017, 1:23 p.m. (ET)

(December 1, 2017) -- The month of December opens with a bang for Team USA as American athletes will be competing in three major events over the coming days.

The World Taekwondo Grand Prix Final will be held Dec. 2-3 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, followed by the World Taekwondo Team Championships at the same location, Dec. 5-6. The roster of athletes and coaches competing at those events is as follows:

Grand Prix Final:
Paige McPherson F-67kg
Jackie Galloway F+67kg
Madelynn Gorman-Shore F+67kg
Stephen Lambdin M+80kg
Juan Moreno
Gary Galloway
Jeff Pinaroc


World Taekwondo Team Championships
Aziza Chambers
Sanaz Shahbazi
Carissa Fu
Salma Castellanos
Jenny Quezada
Isabella Hrunka
Russell Beneby


Live streaming of the Grand Prix Final will be available HERE on Dec. 2-3.


In addition, U.S. Para-Taekwondo athletes will be competing in the 2017 IWAS World Games from Nov. 30-Dec. 6 in Vila Real de Santo Antonio, Portugal. The roster of athletes and coaches for the IWAS Games is as follows:


IWAS World Games
Brianna Salinaro K44 F-58kg
Evan Medell K44 M+75kg
Corbin Stacey K44 M+75kg
Johnny Birch K44 M+75kg
Michael Kacer K44 M-75kg
Jason Poos
Brad DeMinck
For more information on the IWAS World Games competition, click HERE.


Good luck to all Team USA athletes and coaches. You make us proud!