Name: Chandler Torres
Sport: Taekwondo
Discipline(s): Sparring Taekwondo, Poomsae Taekwondo
Weight Class: -51kg
Height: 5-9
Weight: 115 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
  • 2020 AAU Junior Team Member (-51kg)
  • 2019 Junior National Team Member (-51kg)
  • 2019 "Best of Camp" Detroit Talent ID Camp (Male Senior)
  • 2019 Junior CUTA Team Member (-51kg)
  • 2019 Junior Illinois Team Member (-51kg)
  • 2019 Canada Open - Male Junior (-51kg) - Gold
  • 2019 National Championships - Male Junior (-51kg) - Gold
  • 2019 Pan Am Open - Male Senior (-54kg) - Silver
  • 2019 Pan Am Championships - Male Junior (-51kg) - Quarterfinals
  • 2019 US Open - Male Junior (-51kg) - Silver
  • 2018 Canada Open - Male Junior (-51kg) - Silver
  • 2018 Youth Olympic Team Alternate (-48kg)
  • 2018 National Championships - 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 Championships Trials - Male Junior (-48kg) - 3rd
  • 2018 Youth Olympic Trials - Male Junior (-48kg) - 2nd
  • 2017 Junior National Team B Member (-45kg)
  • 2017 Junior Illinois Team Member (-45kg)
  • 2017 President's Cup - World Class Sparring - Male Junior (-45kg) - Bronze
  • 2017 National Championships - Male Junior (-45kg) - Silver
  • 2017 National Championships - Male Junior Team Poomsae - Bronze
  • 2017 AAU National Championships - Male Junior (-45kg) - Silver
  • 2017 US High School Taekwondo Championships - Team Poomsae - Gold
  • 2017 Illinois State Championship - Sparring - Black Belt - 45kg - Gold
  • 2016 Cadet National Team B Member (-45kg)
  • 2016 National Championships - Male Cadet (-45kg) - Silver
  • 2016 US Open - Male Cadet (-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 (-41kg)
  • 2015 Pan Am Youth Open - Male Cadet (-41kg) - Gold
  • 2015 Illinois State Championship - Sparring - Black Belt - 41kg - Bronze
  • 2015 Indiana State Championship - Sparring - Black Belt - 37kg - Gold
  • 2014 Cadet National Team B Member - Team Poomsae
  • 2014 Pan Am Championships - Male Cadet Team Poomsae - Silver
  • 2014 National Championships - Male Cadet Team Poomsae - Silver
  • 2014 Indiana State Championship - Sparring - Black Belt - 37kg - Gold
  • 2014 Illinois State Championship - Sparring - Black Belt - 33kg - Bronze
  • 2013 National Championships - Male Youth (-30kg) - Bronze
  • 2013 Indiana State Championship - Sparring - Black Belt - 30kg - Gold
  • 2012 Illinois State Championship - Sparring - Black Belt - 30kg - Bronze
Personal: Started Taekwondo in 2005...Favorite taekwondo athlete is Dae Hoon Lee...Favorite non-taekwondo athlete is Jimmy Butler...Who is your biggest inspiration?: Teammates and Family...Favorite Foods & Drinks: Food: Shoyu Ramen - Drink: Taro Bubble Tea...Favorite Book: "The Fifth Wave"...Favorite TV show is "Impractical Jokers"...Favorite Movie: Bumblebee...Favorite Band(s)/Singer(s): Artist: XXXTentacion, Rich Brian - Band: BTS...Favorite quote: "We don't quit, we don't cower, we don't run. We endure and conquer." -Kobe Bryant...What is your proudest moment in Taekwondo to date?: My proudest moment was in 2018 when I finally won gold at the USA Taekwondo National Championships...Other Fun or Interesting facts about you: I made the Philippine Junior National Team in 2018; I love taking photos of/with food, outfits, nature, and friends; I love Asian food and culture