Name: Frank Passanisi
Sport: Karate
Position: 12-13 Male Elite Kumite -40kg
Classification: Shotokan
Birthplace: East Rockaway, N.Y.
Hometown: East Rockaway, N.Y.
Personal: This is my first time on the Junior US Team!...I have a dog named Freedom....My biggest win was the gold medal on stage to make this Junior US Team. It has shown me that I can overcome all odds and win no matter what....My dad is my real life hero because he works hard everyday and is a volunteer Fire Chief....I love to meet new people from around the country and learn to compete against them on the mat, but remain caring towards them after the competition is over....My hobbies include football, baseball, basketball, biking, and fishing...."Stay hungry, stay humble."