Name: Chandler Ury
Sport: Karate
Position: 18-20 Female Elite Kumite -50kg
Classification: Shotokan
Birthplace: Chicago, Ill.
Hometown: Arlington Heights, Ill.
Other Career Highlights
  • 7-time member of the Junior National Team: 12-13 -40 Kg (first alternate) | 14-15 Kata | 14-15 -47kg | 16-17 -48kg | 16-17 -48kg | 18-20 -50kg (first alternate) |18-20 -50 Kg
Personal: I can not choose just one favorite food so I love all of these: Hot Wings, quesadillas, pizza, reese's peanutbutter cups, ice cream!...One hidden talent I have is that I can still eat 20 hot wings in one sitting!...My parents are my heroes in real life because they are kind, amazing, and confident people who never give up on anything they believe in. They always work hard and strive to be the best they can be no matter what....I love the adrenaline rush competing gives me and the feeling of success knowing all your hard work has paid off when you finally finish. I also love the bond that I have with my team. Seeing them do amazing in a tournament makes me work even harder....I get my inspiration from my teammates and my coaches. I always look forward to training in the summer because of the bond I have with my team. My coaches and my team are always there pushing me to work hard and inspire me to be the best that I can be. During tournaments, watching them succeed is a great motivating feeling and to top it off, going out and succeeding myself makes it even better....“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.” ― Mia Hamm