Home:  Fort Worth, Texas
Birth Year: 1990
Height: 6ft
Weight: 165lbs
Birthplace: Richardson, Texas
Hometown: Richardson, Texas
Residence: Texas Christian University (TCU)
High School: Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas
Undergraduate Education: TCU - Criminal Justice
Occupation: Student
Began Karate: 1998
Dojo Affiliation: Wado International Karate-Do Federation 
Training Location: Academy of Classical Karate-Do Plano
Sensei: Brody Burns, Darrin Free
Years on Junior and Senior National Team: 7 years
Events: -75kg kumite and Open Weight Kumite

Facts of Interest:
Growing up, Tom tried all sports. He took to karate at an early age when his instructors became his role models, and he started showing talent. Born and raised in Texas, Tom loves his state and is a major fan of all Dallas sports teams. He is a huge family person and loves spending time with his parents, older sister Erin, and younger brother Chase.

Tom attends Texas Christian University and is an avid Horned Frog fan. Tom would like to remind everyone again that the purple TCU Horned Frogs did win the Rose Bowl.

Tom’s favorite movies are the Count of Monte Cristo and The Shawshank Redemption and his favorite TV show is Modern Family. Tom feels his biggest moment in his competitive history was winning the 2011 U.S. Open in Las Vegas. The biggest thing Tom wants people to know is that karate has become his biggest communicator with God. Tom has learned a lot through traveling, working hard, winning and losing. His relationship with Jesus is his number one motivator and competitive drive.

International Results:
2006 Jr. Pan American Championships – Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, 3rd
2007 USA Open– Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 1st
2007 Jr. Pan American Championships – Quito, Ecuador, 2nd
2009 North American Cup – Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 1st
2009 Pan American Championships – Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, 3rd
2010 North American Championships – Ixtapa, Mexico, 1st
2010 USA Open – Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 3rd
2011 USA Open – Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 1st
2011 Pan American Championships – Guadalajara, Mexico, 2nd
2011 North American Cup – Montreal, Canada, 1st

National Results:
2006 USA Team Trials – Fort Lauderdale, FL, 1st
2007 National Championships - Charleston, WV, 1st
2008 National Championships – Houston, TX, 3rd
2009 USA Team Trials – Chicago, IL, 1st
2009 National Championships (-75kg) - Fort Lauderdale, FL, 1st
2010 National Championships (-75kg) – Greenville, SC, 1st
2010 National Championships (Open) – Greenville, SC, 1st
2011 National Championships (-75kg) – Arlington, TX, 1st
2011 National Championships (Open) – Arlington, TX, 1st