Name: Chandler Torres
Sport: Taekwondo
Discipline(s): Sparring Taekwondo, Poomsae Taekwondo
Weight Class: -51kg
Height: 5-9
Weight: 110 lbs.
DOB: 3/4/2002
Hometown: Harwood Heights, Ill.
Team/Club: Quest Taekwondo, Flying V Martial Arts
Coach(es): Dean Vargas, Vinson Villena
Other Career Highlights
  • 2018 - Canada Open - Sparring - Black Belt - 51kg - Silver
  • 2018 Youth Olympic Team Alternate (-48kg)
  • 2018 USA Taekwondo National Championships - World Class Sparring - Male Junior (-48kg) - Gold
  • 2018 Ohio State Championship - World Class Sparring - Male Junior (-48kg) - Gold
  • 2018 Illinois State Championship - World Class Sparring - Male Junior (-48kg) - Silver
  • 2018 Junior World Trials - World Class Sparring - Male Junior (-48kg) - Bronze
  • 2018 Youth Olympic Trials - World Class Sparring - Male Junior (-48kg) - Silver
  • 2017 USA Taekwondo Junior National B-Team Member (-45kg)
  • 2017 Junior Illinois Team Member - Sparring
  • 2017 President's Cup - World Class Sparring - Male Junior (-45kg) - Bronze
  • 2017 USA Taekwondo National Championships - World Class Sparring - Male Junior (-45kg) - Silver
  • 2017 USA Taekwondo National Championships - Team Poomsae - Bronze
  • 2017 AAU National Championships - World Class Sparring - Male Junior (-45kg) - Silver
  • 2017 US High School Taekwondo Championships - Team Poomsae - Gold
  • 2017 Illinois State Championship - Sparring - Black Belt - 45kg - Gold
  • 2016 USA Taekwondo Cadet National B-Team Member (-45kg)
  • 2016 USA Taekwondo National Championships - World Class Sparring - Male Cadet (-45kg) - Silver
  • 2016 U.S. Open - Sparring - Black Belt (-41kg) - Bronze
  • 2016 Wisconsin State Championship - Sparring - Black Belt - 45kg - Gold
  • 2016 Illinois State Championship - Sparring - Black Belt - 41kg - Gold
  • 2016 Cadet Illinois Team Member - Sparring
  • 2015 Pan Am Youth Open - Sparring - Black Belt - 41kg - Gold
  • 2015 Illinois State Championship - Sparring - Black Belt - 41kg - Bronze
  • 2015 Indiana State Championship - Sparring - Black Belt - 37kg - Gold
  • 2014 Cadet National B-Team Member - Team Poomsae
  • 2014 Pan Am Championship - Team Poomsae - Black Belt - Silver
  • 2014 National Championship - Team Poomsae - Black Belt - Silver
  • 2014 Indiana State Championship - Sparring - Black Belt - 37kg - Gold
  • 2014 Illinois State Championship - Sparring - Black Belt - 33kg - Bronze
  • 2013 National Championship - Sparring - Black Belt - 30kg - Bronze
  • 2013 Indiana State Championship - Sparring - Black Belt - 30kg - Gold
  • 2012 Illinois State Championship - Sparring - Black Belt - 30kg - Bronze
Personal: Favorite taekwondo athlete is Dae Hoon Lee...Favorite non-taekwondo athlete is Jimmy Butler...His teammates are his biggest inspiration...Favorite drink is Taro bubble tea...Favorite TV show is Impractical Jokers...Favorite band is XXXTentacion...Favorite quote: "We don't quit, we don't cower, we don't run. We endure and conquer." -Kobe Bryant...Proudest moment in Taekwondo was winning gold at the 2018 USA Taekwondo National Championships