Name: Nicole Pelina
Classification: Feather -49kg
Height: 5-6
Weight: 114 lbs.
DOB: 8/24/2003
Hometown: Northridge, Calif.
Team/Club: Kings Combat Sports/Progression Team
Coach(es): Luis Reyes
World Championship Experience
  • 2018 WTF World Junior Taekwondo Championships (-46kg) - Round of 16
Other Career Highlights
  • 2020 Academy Camp Athlete
  • 2020 - USA Taekwondo Open - Sparring - Black Belt - -52kg. Junior - Bronze
  • 2019 All American Athlete
  • 2019 - USA National Taekwondo Championship - Sparring - Black Belt - Junior -49kg - Silver
  • 2019 - Washington State Qualifiers - Sparring - Black Belt - -49kg - Silver
  • 2019 - US Open Taekwondo Championship - Sparring - Black Belt - -49kg - Bronze
  • 2019 - Arizona State Championships - Sparring - Black Belt - Junior - (-49 kg.) - Gold
  • 2018 USA Taekwondo Junior National Team Member (Bantam -46kg)
  • 2018 World Taekwondo President's Cup (junior -46kg) - Bronze
  • 2018 - Taekwondo Canada Open - Sparring - Black Belt - -46Kg - Gold
  • 2018 Junior National Team Trials - Sparring - -46 kg - 1st Place
  • 2017 USA Taekwondo Cadet National Team Member (-47kg)
  • 2017 Pan Am Cadet & Junior Championships in Costa Rica - Bronze (Cadet -47 kg.)
  • 2017 USAT National Championships (Cadet Sparring -47Kg.) - GOLD
  • 2017 U.S. Open Championships (Cadet Sparring -47Kg.) - SILVER
  • 2017 Nevada State Championships - Sparring - Black Belt (-47kg) - Bronze
  • 2016 California State Championships - Sparring - Black Belt (-44kg) - Gold
  • 2016 Nevada State Championships - Sparring - Black Belt (-44kg) - Gold
  • 2015 Las Vegas Open Championships - Sparring - Black Belt (-41kg) - Gold
Personal: Started Taekwondo in 2013...Favorite Taekwondo Athletes: Joseph Salim, Gergely Salim, Luis Reyes
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Enjoys playing basketball and soccer...favorite musical genres are rap/hip-hop, R&B and electronic music...likes to draw and sing in her free time...favorite taekwondo athletes are Joseph Salim and Gergely Salim....favorite non-taekwondo athletes are Manny Pacquiao and Ronda Rousey...her parents are her biggest inspiration...favorite food/drink is strawberries, Korean BBQ, lemonade and pasta...favorite books are the "Percy Jackson" series...favorite movies are "Rush Hour" and "The Maze Runner"...proudest moment in taekwondo was becoming part of the U.S. National Team...favorite quote: "You will never win if you never begin." -Helen Rowland.