Nickname: "T.J."
Height: 5-9
High School: T.C. Williams H.S. (Alexandria, Va.)
College: Northern Virginia Community College
Coach: Patrice Remarck
Twitter: @TKDTJ728

World Ranking as of 12/1/15: 9th (World -68kg)

-2012 USAT Male Athlete of the Year
-2011 USAT Male Athlete of the Year

Competed in track for two years in high school...enjoys watching Taekwondo movies...favorite foods are chicken and pasta...prior to competition eats pasta, fruit and water...favorite athlete is Michael Jordan...favorite movie is Bad Boys 2...favorite country visited for competition is Brazil  

Competition Record:
2016  Olympic Trials (-80kg): 2nd
          -def. Jaysen Ishida, 4-2
          -lost to Jaysen Ishida, 1-0 (OT)
          -def. Jaysen Ishida, 5-2
          -lost to Steven Lopez, 1-0 (OT)

2015  World Cup Team Championships Team Member
2015  WTF World Grand Prix Series 3 - Manchester (-68kg): Round of 16
          -def. Thomas Auger (AUS), by RSC, in Round of 32
        -lost to Dae-Hoon Lee (KOR), 17-5, in Round of 16
2015  Pan American Games (-68kg): 5th
         -def. Edgar Contreras (VEN), 12-11, in quarterfinals
         -lost to Maxime Potvin (CAN), 13-11, in semifinals
         -lost to Miguel Angel Trejos (COL), 16-6, in bronze medal contest
2015  WTF World Taekwondo Championships (-68kg): Quarterfinalist
def. Moloise Ogoudjobi (BEN), 12-0, in round of 64
         -def. Jean Segura (CHI), 10-8, in round of 32 
         -def. Vladislav Arventii (MDA), 7-4, in round of 16
         -lost to Servet Tazegul (TUR), 13-11, in quarterfinals 
2015  Pan Am Games Team Member (-68kg)
Pan Am GamesTeam Trials (-68kg): 1st

2014  USA Taekwondo National Team Trials (men’s feather): FIRST
2014  U.S. National Team member (Feather)

2013  U.S. National Team Member (Feather)
U.S. National Team Trials (Feather): 1st
2013  WTF World Taekwondo Championships (Feather): Round of 16
def. Thomas Afonczenko (AUS), 10-3, in Round of 64
        -def. Marios Fyllakoudias (CYP), 8-3, in Round of 32 
        -lost to Luis Colon (PUR), 18-8, in Round of 16
2013  Pan American Open: GOLD
2013  WTF Grand Prix Final (men’s -68kg): First Round

2012  Olympic Games (-68kg): BRONZE
-lost to Servet Tazegul (TUR), 8-6, in Round of 16
            -def. Hryhorii Husarov (UKR), 3-2, in Repechage
            -def. Diogo Silva (BRA), 8-5, in Bronze Medal Match
2012  Olympic Team Member (-68kg)
  Olympic Trials Finals (-68kg): 1st
            -lost to Mark Lopez, 2-1, in overtime
            -def. Mark Lopez, 1-0

2011  Pan Am Olympic Qualifier (-68kg): BRONZE (qualifies division for 2012 Games)
-def. Victor Zepeda (HON), 10-5, in Round of 16
          -def. Sergio Dario Garcia Moreira (ECU), 9-3, in Quarterfinals
          -lost to Peter Lopez (PER), 5-4, in Semifinals
          -def. Jhohanny Bartermi (DOM), 7-3, in Bronze Medal Match

2011  Pan Am Games (Feather -68kg): BRONZE
          -def. Danny Miranda (VEN), 13-11 in Round of 16
          -def. Diogo Andre Da Silva (BRA), 6-4, in Quarterfinals
          -lost to Jhohanny Jean Bartermi (DOM), 9-7, in Semifinals

2011  World Taekwondo Championships (Feather): Round of 64
          -lost to Claudio Treviso (ITA), 6-3, in Round of 64

2011  Pan Am Games Team Member (Bantam/Feather)
Pan Am Games Qualifier (Bantam/Feather): Qualified
          -def. Yosvel Perez (CUB) by DQ
          -def. Franco Rosval (BOL) 4-2

2011  U.S. National Team Member (Feather)
U.S. National Team Trials (Feather): 1st

2012 Olympic Team Trials 1 (Bantam/Feather): 1st
Pan Am Games Team Trials (Bantam/Feather): 1st
Spanish Open (Feather): GOLD
2010  U.S. National Team Member (Feather)

2009  U-24 National Team Member (Feather)
U-24 National Team Trials (Feather): 1st
2009  World University Games (Feather): BRONZE
2009  World University Games Team Member (Feather)
World University Games Trials (Feather): 1st
2009  Pan Am University Championships (Feather): GOLD

National Collegiate Championships (Feather): GOLD
2009  U.S. Open (Light): BRONZE 

2007  Sr. National Team Trials (Feather): 2nd
2007  Pan Am Games Team Member (Bantam/Feather)
Pan Am Games Trials (Bantam/Feather): 1st

2006  U.S. Senior Nationals (Feather): BRONZE
2006  National Collegiate Team Trials (Feather): GOLD
2006  National Collegiate Championships (Feather): GOLD
2006  Sr. National Team Trials (Feather): 2nd

2005  U.S. Senior Nationals (Feather): GOLD
2005  World University Games Team Member (Feather)
World University Games Trials (Feather): GOLD
2005  National Collegiate Championships (Feather): GOLD
2005  National Collegiate Male Athlete of the Year

2004  Pan Am Championships: SILVER

2003  Pan Am Jr. Championships: SILVER
2003  Senior Nationals (Bantam): GOLD
2003  Junior Nationals (Welter): GOLD
2003  Belgium Open (Bantam): GOLD
2003  Korean Open (Bantam): GOLD
2003  German Open (Bantam): GOLD

last updated 2/4/16