Hazel Cruz

USA Taekwondo

Height: 5-0
Weight: 119
Birthplace: Berkeley, Calif.
Residence: Santa Clara, Calif.

High School: 
Moreau Catholic H.S. (Hayward, Calif.) '10
College: Santa Clara University
Year of Graduation: 2014

Major: Finance and M.I.S.
Coach: 
Huy Nguyen
Dojang: Team-M Taekwondo

Other Sports Played in High School: tennis (4 years), basketball (2 years) and track & field (2 years)

Hobbies:
watching movies, playing video games, hanging out with friends and practicing guitar

Favorite Food: spam musubi, sisig (Filipino meat dish)

Pre-Competition Meal: fruit snacks

Favorite Athlete: Lance Supnet

Favorite Movie: "Ip Man" 

Favorite Music:
hip-hop, R&B and acoustic guitar

Did You Know?: Hazel trains in a garage with her teammates under the guidance of their three coaches Anh, Huy and Long Nguyen. She joined in 2005 and has performed Taekwondo demonstration at more than 150 national and international events including the U.S. Open, U.S. Nationals, International Taekwondo Festival, World Taekwondo Hanmadang, and Suwon Championships in Korea. Also, she has trained at the World Taekwondo Headquarters (Kukkiwon) and Keimyung University while she was in Korea in 2009.

MAJOR COMPETITION RESULTS:

2013  U.S. National Poomsae Team Member (Freestyle Team w/ Long Nguyen, Lance Supnet, Kelsey Ha & Kody Han)
2013  U.S. National Poomsae Team Trials (Freestyle Team w/ Long Nguyen, Lance Supnet, Kelsey Ha & Kody Han): GOLD
2013  U.S. National Poomsae Team Trials (Freestyle Pair w/ Lance Supnet): SILVER
2013  U.S. National Poomsae Team Trials (Freestyle Female Individual): BRONZE
2013  U.S. National Poomsae Team Trials (1st Pairs w/ Lance Supnet): BRONZE
2013  U.S. National Collegiate Poomsae Team Member (Female Individual)
2013  U.S. National Collegiate Poomsae Team Member (Pairs w/ Lance Supnet)
2013  U.S. National Collegiate Poomsae Team Trials (Pairs w/ Lance Supnet): GOLD
2013  U.S. National Collegiate Poomsae Team Trials (Female Individual): GOLD

2012  World Poomsae Championships (Freestyle Team w/ Long Nguyen, Anh Nguyen, & Kody Han): BRONZE
2012  World Poomsae Championships (Freestyle Pairs): 6th  
2012  World Hanmadang (Senior Female All-Around Breaking): GOLD
2012  World Hanmadang (Demo Team Competition): BRONZE
2012  World Hanmadang (1st Pairs Poomsae): 6th
2012  U.S. National Poomsae Team Member (Freestyle Team)
2012  U.S. National Poomsae Team Member (Freestyle Pair)
2012  U.S. National Poomsae Team Trials (1st Female Team): SILVER
2012  U.S. National Poomsae Team Trials (1st Pairs w/ Long Nguyen): BRONZE
2012  U.S. National Collegiate Poomsae Team Member (Pairs w/ Long Nguyen)
2012  U.S. National Collegiate Poomsae Team Trials (Pairs w/ Long Nguyen): GOLD
2012  U.S. National Collegiate Poomsae Team Trials (Female Team): SILVER
2012  U.S. National Collegiate Poomsae Team Trials (Female Individual): BRONZE

2011  World Poomsae Championships (1st Pairs w/ Lance Supnet): Semis
2011  U.S. National Poomsae Team Member (1st Pairs w/ Lance Supnet)
2011  U.S. National Poomsae Team Trials (1st Pairs w/ Lance Supnet): GOLD
2011  U.S. National Collegiate Poomsae Team Trials (Pairs w/ Lance Supnet): SILVER

2008  World Hanmadang (Demo Team Competition): 6th

last updated 7/30/13

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