Elaine Esparza

USA Taekwondo

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Nickname: Flaca
Height: 5-7
Weight: 101
Coach: Javier Elizalde
Club: Champion Taekwondo Institute of Blue Island

Year started taekwondo:
2004
High School: Eisenhower High School
College/major (if applicable): 2016

Favorite book is Roof Top…enjoys playing soccer, volleyball and running…teaches taekwondo to kids…favorite TV show is Chopped…eats a granola bar with apple juice before competition…favorite athletes are Gregory English, Terrance Jennings , Paige McPherson…not many people know that Elaine loves to cook…favorite quote: "I don't count my situps; I only start counting when it starts hurting, when I feel pain, that's when I start counting, cause that's when it really counts."-Muhammad Ali

Major Competition Record:
2014  USA Taekwondo Junior National Team Trials (bantam): GOLD
2014  USA Taekwondo Junior National Team member (bantam)
2014  Junior World Championships (-46kg): Round of 16

2013  USAT Junior National Team Member
2013  USAT Junior National Championships(Bantam): GOLD
2013
 Junior Pan American Championships: SILVER
2013  AAU Team Trials(Jr Bantom): 2nd
2013  AAU Team Member (Jr Fly)

2012  Junior World Championship Trials (Jr. Fin): 2nd
2012  AAU Team Trials (Jr Fly): 1st
2012  AAU Nationals (Jr Fly): GOLD
2012  AAU Cadet Team Member (Fly)

2011  U.S. Open (12-13:Fly): SILVER
2011  AAU National Championships(12-13 Fly): GOLD
2011  AAU Cadet Team Member (Fin)

2010  AAU National Championships (12-13 Fin): GOLD

2009  AAU National Championships (10-11 Fin): GOLD

2008  AAU National Championships (10-11 Fin): GOLD

2007  USA Taekwondo Junior National Championships (8-9): GOLD

2006  Junior Olympics (8-9 World Class): GOLD
2006  Junior Olympics (8-9 Elite Class): GOLD

2005  Junior Olympics(6-7 World Class): GOLD
2005  Junior Olympics(6-7 Elite Class): GOLD

last updated 4/21/2014