Name: Jessica Mari Ayres
Discipline(s): Poomsae Taekwondo
Height: 5-5
Weight: 140 lbs.
DOB: 11/23/1985
Hometown: Lemon Grove, Calif.
Team/Club: Alliance Taekwondo Center / Dowongyuleui
Coach(es): SangJae Lee / Rosalynn Le
Other Career Highlights
  • 2018 World Taekwondo President's Cup (individual under 40 female) - GOLD
  • 2018 World Taekwondo President's Cup (over 30 pair w/ Minki Seong) - SILVER
  • 2017 USA Senior National Poomsae Team Member (Under 40 Female Individual & Over 30 Female Team)
  • 2017 - World Taekwondo Presidents Cup Panam Region - Poomsae - Over 30 Female Team - GOLD
  • 2017 - World Taekwondo Presidents Cup Panam Region - Poomsae - Under 40 Female Individual -GOLD
  • 2017 - Costa Rica Open - Poomsae - Over 30 Pairs - GOLD
  • 2017 - Costa Rica Open - Poomsae - Under 40 Female Individual - GOLD
  • 2017 - USA National Championships - Poomsae - Over 30 Female Team - GOLD
  • 2017 - USA Nationals Championships - Poomsae - Under 40 Female Individual- GOLD
  • 2017 - Arizona State Championships - Poomsae - Over 30 Female Team - GOLD
  • 2017 - California State Championships - Poomsae - Under 40 Female Individual- GOLD
  • 2017 - United States Open - Poomsae - Over 30 Female Team - SILVER
  • 2017 - United States Open - Poomsae - Over 30 Pairs - Semifinal
  • 2017 - United States Open - Poomsae - Under 40 Female Individual - GOLD
  • 2016 USA Senior National Poomsae Team Alternate (Under 40 Female Individual & Over 30 Female Team)
  • 2016 - USA Poomsae Team Trials - Poomsae - Over 30 Female Team - Second Place
  • 2016 - USA Poomsae Team Trials - Poomsae - Under 40 Female Individual - Second Place
  • 2016 - USA National Championships - Poomsae - Over 30 Female Team - GOLD
  • 2016 - USA National Championships - Poomsae - Under 40 Female Individual - GOLD
  • 2016 - California State Championships- Poomsae- Over 30 Female Team- GOLD
  • 2016 - California State Championships- Poomsae- Under 40 Female Individual- GOLD
  • 2016 - United States Open- Poomsae - Over 30 Female Team - GOLD
  • 2016 - United States Open - Poomsae - Under 40 Female Individual- GOLD
  • 2015 - PanAmerican Open - Poomsae - Under 30 Female Individual- Final
  • 2015 - USA Poomsae Team Trials - Poomsae - Under 30 Female Individual- Fourth Place
  • 2015 - Korea Open - Poomsae - Under 30 Female Individual - Participant
  • 2015 - USA National Championships- Poomsae - Under 30 Female Individual- Fifth Place
  • 2015 - International Taekwondo Festival- Poomsae - Under 30 Female Individual- GOLD
  • 2015 - California State Championships- Under 30 Female Individual- Semifinal
  • 2015 - United States Open - Poomsae - Under 30 Female Individual- Semifinal
  • 2014 - PanAmerican Open - Poomsae - Under 30 Female Individual- GOLD
  • 2014 - Las Vegas Open - Poomsae - Under 30 Female Individual- GOLD
  • 2014 - Las Vegas Open - Sparring - 57kg - BRONZE
  • 2014 - Korea Open - Poomsae - Under 30 Female Individual- Participant
  • 2014 - USA National Championships - Poomsae - Under 30 Female Individual- Participant
  • 2014 - International Taekwondo Festival - Poomsae - Under 30 Female Individual- GOLD
  • 2014 - Arizona State Championships- Poomsae - Under 30 Female Individual- BRONZE
  • 2012 - USA National Championships - Poomsae - Under 30 Female Individual- Semifinal
  • 2010 - USA National Championships- Poomsae - Under 30 Female Individual- Semifinal
  • 2008 - USA Nationals Poomsae Teammate Trial- Under 30 Female Individual- Fourth Place
  • 2007 - USA National Poomsae Team Trial - Under 30 Female Individual- Third Place
  • 2003 - USA National Championships - Poomsae - Under 17 Female Individual- GOLD
  • 2002 - USA National Championships- Poomsae - Under 17 Female Individual- Fourth Place
  • 2000 - USA National Championships- Red Belt Poomsae - Under 17 Female Individual- Fourth Place
  • 1999 - USA Nationals Championships - Blue Belt Poomsae - Under 14 Female Individual- SILVER
  • 1999 - USA National Championships - Blue Belt Sparring - Female Bantamweight- BRONZE
  • 1998 - USA National Championships- Green Belt Poomsae - Under 14 Female Individual- BRONZE
  • 1998 - USA National Championships- Green Belt Sparring - Female Featherweight- BRONZE
Personal: Favorite Taekwondo Athlete: Paige McPherson / Elif Yilmaz...Favorite Non-Taekwondo Athlete: Aly Raisman...Who is your biggest inspiration?: My parents, sister, and brother...Favorite/Inspirational: ā€œPersistence is the twin sister of excellence. One is a matter of quality; the other, a matter of time.ā€ - Japanese proverb...What is your proudest moment in Taekwondo to date?: Getting back on the mat after knee surgery, continuing to compete, and becoming a National Team Member.