Name: Rene Chen
Height: 5-3
Weight: 115 pounds
DOB: 4/16/1985
Birthplace: Zhengzhou, Henan
Hometown: Boston
High School: Paul R. Wharton H.S. (Tampa, Fla.) '03
College: Massachusetts Institute of Technology '07
Other Career Highlights
  • Pre-Competition Meal: whatever is available at the moment, nothing particular, but something light with carbs
  • Favorite Country Visited for Competition: Spain
  • MAJOR COMPETITION RESULTS: 2011  USAT National Poomsae Team Member (1st Seniors)2011  USAT National Poomsae Team Member (1st Team w/ Christina Park and Lisa Zhou)2011  USAT National Poomsae Team Trials (1st Seniors): 1st2011  USAT National Poomsae Team Trials (1st Team w/ Christina Park and Lisa Zhou): 1st2011  World University Games Team Member (Poomsae)2011  National Collegiate Poomsae Team Trials (Individual): 1st2011  National Collegiate Poomsae Team Trials (Mixed Pairs w/ Brandon DeSouza): 1st2011  National Collegiate Poomsae Team Trials (Women's Team w/ Carissa Fu and Erika Lee): 1st2010  USAT National Poomsae B Team Member (1st Seniors)2010  USAT National Poomsae Team Trials (1st Female Seniors): 2nd2010  USAT National Poomsae Team Trials (1st Female Team): 3rd2010  New York State Open (1st Female Senior): SILVER2010  New York State Open (1st Female Team): GOLD2009  Pamplona Poomsae Open (1st Female Team): SILVER2009  USAT National Poomsae Team Trials (1st Female Senior): 4th2009  USAT National Poomsae Team Trials (1st Female Team): 2nd2009  Massachusetts State Championship (1st Female Senior): GOLD2009  Massachusetts State Championship (1st Pair): GOLD2009  Massachusetts State Championship (1st Female Team): GOLD
Personal: Favorite Foods: Chinese (Sichuan cuisine), Japanese and Korean...Favorite Athletes: teammates at MIT and CW Boston...Favorite Movie: all films by director Wong Kar-wei, Jet Li's Chinese movies, and many other independent/international films...Favorite Music: independent music, Chinese pop...Favorite Country Visited for Competition: Spain...Hobbies: art and design, photography, videography, glassblowing, travel, outdoor activities and sports