Name: Lauren LaRocca
Height: 5-7
Weight: 141 lbs.
DOB: 12/23/2004
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Team/Club: XTC - Xcellent Taekwondo Club
Coach(es): Master Jeffrey Williams
Other Career Highlights
  • 2018 USA Taekwondo All-American
  • 2018 Cadet-AAU "B" Team Member
  • 2018 - Worlds Presidents Cup - Sparring - Black Belt - +59 - Silver
  • 2018 - AAU Nationals - Sparring - Black Belt - +59kg - Gold
  • 2018 - USAT Nationals - Sparring - Black Belt - +59kg - Silver
  • 2018 - World TKD Europe Presidents Cup Athens, Greece - Sparring - Black Belt - -59kg - Gold
  • 2018 - USAT IL Qualifier - Sparring - Black Belt - +59 kg - Gold
  • 2018 - AAU IL Qualifier - Sparring - Black Belt - +59kg - Gold
  • 2018 - US Open G-2 Las Vegas -Sparring - Black Belt - +59kg - Bronze
  • 2017 Cadet USAT "B" Team Member
  • 2017 -Toronto/Canada Open -Sparring -Black Belt -59kg -Gold
  • 2017 - Costa Rica Open - Black Belt - -59kg - Silver
  • 2017- USAT Nationals -Sparring -Black Belt - -59kg -Silver
  • 2017 - USAT IL State Championships -Sparring- Black Belt - -59kg -Gold
  • 2017 - US Open- Sparring - Black Belt - -55kg - Silver
  • 2015-2016- Cadet National Team
Personal: Started Taekwondo in 2010...Favorite Taekwondo Athlete: Lee Dae Hoon...Favorite Non-Taekwondo Athlete: Kris Bryant...Who is your biggest inspiration?: My Parents...Favorite Foods & Drinks: Sushi & Ice Coffee...Favorite Book(s): "The Giver"...Favorite TV Show(s): Like to watch Youtube...Favorite Movie(s): Mulan...Favorite Band(s)/Singer(s): Maluma - Enjoy listing to Spanish Reggaeton...Favorite/Inspirational Quotes: " It ain't about how hard you hit; it's about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. It's how much you can take, and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done." -Rocky Balboa...What is your proudest moment in Taekwondo to date?: I would say winning gold at the World TKD Europe Presidents Cup, Athens Greece April, 26th 2018. Total of 19 competitors; defeating Serbia in the finals 13-9...Other Fun or Interesting facts about you: I have a birthmark in the shape of a cross on my leg. I also have a funny sense of humor