Name: Samantha Pae
Height: 5-5
Weight: 96 lbs.
DOB: 12/28/2005
Hometown: Fullerton, Calif.
Team/Club: Salim's Taekwondo Center
Coach(es): Master Gergely Salim, Mrs. Sabrina Salim
Other Career Highlights
  • 2019 Cadet National Team Member
  • 2019 Pan Am Cadet Team Member
  • 2019 - National Championships - Sparring - Black Belt - -47kg - Bronze
  • 2019 - AAU state qualifier - Sparring - Black Belt - -44kg - Gold
  • 2019 - Utah State Championship - Sparring - Black Belt - -47kg - Gold
  • 2019 - Texas Open - Sparring - Black Belt - -44kg - Gold
  • 2019 - US Open - Sparring - Black Belt - -44kg - Gold
  • 2019 - Arizona State Championship - Sparring - Black Belt - -44kg - Gold
  • 2019 - Oregon State Championship - Sparring - Black Belt - -44kg - Gold
  • 2018 All American Athlete
  • 2018 - Canada Open - Sparring - Black Belt - -41kg - Gold
Personal: Started Taekwondo in 2014...Favorite Taekwondo Athletes: Jingyu Wu & Panipak Wongpattanakit...Favorite Non-Taekwondo Athletes: Connor McGregor & Chloe Kim...Who is your biggest inspiration?: My parents...Favorite Foods & Drinks: Pasta, Chicken wings & BOBA!...Favorite Book: "Valkyrie"...Favorite TV Show: "Riverdale"...Favorite Movie: "Avengers"...Favorite Band(s)/Singer(s): Khalid...Favorite/Inspirational Quotes: "Don't worry about failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try" - Jack Canfield...What is your proudest moment in Taekwondo to date?: Winning US Open...Other Fun or Interesting facts about you: I have good coordination on the mat but super clumsy off the mat!