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
Coaches:
Juan Moreno
Gary Galloway
Jeff Pinaroc

 

World Taekwondo Team Championships
Aziza Chambers
Sanaz Shahbazi
Carissa Fu
Salma Castellanos
Jenny Quezada
Isabella Hrunka
Coach:
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
Coaches:
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!