Name: Sanaz Shahbazi
Height: 5-10
Weight: 134 pounds
DOB: 9/16/1981
Birthplace: Tehran
Hometown: Colorado Springs
College: AMU
Other Career Highlights
  • 2018 World Taekwondo President's Cup (Ultra +67kg): GOLD
  • 2016 U.S. Open (Ultra 33-45 -67kg): GOLD
  • 2014 Thailand Open Championships (Middle) GOLD
  • 2014 Mexican Open Championships (Middle) GOLD
  • 2014 Argentina Open Championships (Welter) BRONZE
  • 2014 Australian Open Championships (Light) Quarterfinals
  • 2014 U.S. National Championships (Light) GOLD
  • 2014 U.S. National Team Trials (Middle) SILVER
  • 2011  World Taekwondo Championships (Light): Round of 32
  • 2011  U.S. National Team Member (Light)
  • 2011  U.S. National Team Trials (Light): 1st
  • 2010: 2012 Olympic Team Trials 1 (Bantam/Feather): 5th
  • 2010:  2011 Pan Am Games Team Trials (Light/Welter): 2nd
  • 2010  USAT National Championships (Light): GOLD
  • 2010  USAT Colorado Springs National Qualifier (Light): GOLD
  • 2010  U.S. Open (Light): SILVER
  • 2012: Olympic Trials - Phase 7
  • 2009: USAT National Championships (Light): BRONZE
  • 2009: San Jose National Qualifier (Welter): GOLD
  • 2009: U.S. National Team Trials (Middle): 3rd
  • 2009: National Team Qualifier (Welter): 2nd
  • 2008: U.S. Senior Nationals (Middle): SILVER
  • 2008: Collegiate World Trials (Middle): 1st
  • 2008: Collegiate Nationals (Middle): SILVER
  • 2008: Fresno National Qualifier (Middle): GOLD
  • 2006: National Collegiate Championships (Middle): GOLD
  • 2006: Sr. National Team Trials (Middle): 1st
  • 2005: U.S. Senior Nationals (Middle): BRONZE
  • 2005: World Team Member
  • 2004: World Olympic Qual. (Welter)
  • 2004: Asian Olympic Qual. (Welter): SEMIS
  • 2004: Tekno ECO (Welter): GOLD
  • 2004: AAU Nationals (Middle): GOLD
  • 2004: AAU Team Trials (Welter): GOLD
  • 2004: Senior Nationals (Middle): GOLD
  • 2004: Sardinia Open (Middle): GOLD
  • 2003: Titan Games (Heavy): GOLD
  • 2003: U.S. Open (Welter): GOLD
  • 2003: U.S. Open (Middle): SILVER
  • 2003: U.S. Open (Light): QUARTERS
  • 2003: Pan Am Qual. (Heavy): GOLD
  • 2003: Pan Am Team Trials (Heavy): GOLD
  • 2003: Senior Nationals (Welter): GOLD
  • 2003: U.S. National Team Trials (Middle): GOLD
  • 2003: Pan Am Games (Heavy): BRONZE
  • 2003: World Championships (Middle): QUARTERS
  • 2003: Korea Open (Light): GOLD
  • 2002: U.S. Open (Feather): BRONZE
  • 2002: Dutch Open (Middle): GOLD
  • 2002: Collegiate Team Trials (Middle): GOLD
  • 2002: Korea Open (Welter): GOLD
  • 2002: Senior Nationals (Light): GOLD
  • 2002: World University Championships (Middle): GOLD
  • 2002: World Cup (Middle): QUARTERS
  • 2002: Pan Am Championships (Middle): SILVER
  • 2002: Brussels Indoor (Middle): GOLD
  • 2001: U.S. Open (Middle): GOLD
  • 2001: World Cup (Middle): BRONZE
  • 2001: Diamond Nationals (Light): BRONZE
  • 2000: World University Championships (Middle): SILVER
  • 2000: Pan Am Championships (Middle): GOLD
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Began Taekwondo at age 6 in 1988 under Mr. Ernie Reyes Sr. in San Jose, Calif. 4th Dan Black Belt. Consistent trophy and medal winner in forms, creative forms and breaking competition. 1999 USTU forms and breaking national champion. From 1988-92, competed in NASKA open style point tournaments, but switched to Olympic taekwondo competition for more challenge. Studied gymnastics from 1990-96. Also trains in other martial arts such as judo, wrestling, submission fighting, boxing, and kickboxing with Frank Shamrock and Javier Mendez. After Taekwondo, intends to pursue a career as a female kickboxer and/or submission fighter. Father, Ahmad, was 1966 World Champion in freestyle wrestling and a member of the 1968 Iranian Olympic Wrestling Team. In spare time, enjoys cross-training in other martial arts, gymnastics, swimming, watching movies, shopping and hanging out with friends.