DENVER, Colo. (March 1, 2018) – The first two days of competition at the USA Taekwondo National Team Trials have produced exciting sparring matches that have determined rosters for the Senior National Team as well as the athletes for the Youth Olympic Games Qualification event.
The following individuals have qualified for the USA Taekwondo Senior National Team and will represent the USA at the Pan American Championships in Spokane, Wash., June 6-8.
Austin Tran (Coppell, Texas)
Tyler Miyagishima (Woodland Hills, Calif.)
Alejandro Chang (Ashburn, Va.)
Jacob Grace (Morgan Hills, Calif.)
Thomas Rahimi (Irving, Texas)
Steven Lopez (Sugar Land, Texas)
Hanssel Llanos (Carrolton, Texas
Stephen Lambdin (Colleyville, Texas)
Sydney Stoyanoff (Coppell, Texas)
Charlotte Craig (Murrieta, Calif.)
Samantha Leong (Chino Hills, Calif.)
Ara White (Largo, Fla.)
Amanda Bluford (Plymouth, Minn.)
Paige McPherson (Sturgis, S.D.)
Madelynn Gorman-Shore (Littleton, Colo.)
Morgan McGarvey (Fairbank, Iowa)
In addition, six athletes earned spots to compete at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games Qualification event in Hammamet, Tunisia, April 6-7, for the chance to qualify for the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 1-6.
Sharif Salim (California)
Garrett Batt (Virginia)
Khalfani Harris (Florida)
Ashleigh Ogan (Carson, Calif.)
Anastasija Zolotic (Florida)
Melanie Diaz (Texas)
For results and brackets CLICK HERE.
The team trials event continues through Sunday at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. The competition will determine the U.S. Junior National Team as well as the 2018 Pan Am Championship Poomase team.