Weight: 158 pounds
Birthplace: New Haven, Conn.
Residence: Houston, Texas
High School: Hebrew Gymnasia (Jerusalem) '99
College: Rice University
Major: Global Evaluation and Performance
Coaches: Jean Lopez & Paris Amani
Dojang: Elite Taekwondo Center
World Ranking on 9/1/12: 122nd (-74kg)
Hobbies include playing guitar, reading, hanging out with friends and watching movies...his brother, Tal, is a member of the 2007 U.S. World University Games Taekwondo team...favorite foods are Indian, Mediterranean, Italian, Korean and Chinese...before a competition he likes to maintain a healthy balance between carb and protein intake...favorite athletes are Michael Jordan and Lance Armstrong...favorite movies are The Godfather, Analyze This, The Three Amigos, The Life of Brian, The Holy Grail, all the Indiana Jones films and Star Wars movies...enjoys the music of Bruce Springsteen, R.E.M., 2Pac and Eminem...lists Korea and Spain as his favorite countries visited for competition.
Did You Know?: Nir served in the Israeli army.
Quotable Nir Moriah: "Every day I pray to God to make me better than the day before. I love my family and friends."
2011 Arlington National Qualifier (Light): BRONZE
2010 Canada Open (Light): SILVER
2010 USAT Dallas National Qualifier (Light): SILVER
2009 Colorado Springs National Qualifier (Light): SILVER
2009 World University Games Trials (Light): 2nd
2009 National Collegiate Championships (Light): SILVER
2008 Houston National Qualifier (Light): GOLD
2007 U.S. Senior Nationals (Light): GOLD
2005 Sr. National Team Trials: 3rd
2004 Sr. National Team Trials: 3rd
2004 U.S. Senior Nationals: BRONZE
2003 World University Games: BRONZE
1998 Junior World Championships: 5th
1997 Junior European Championships: 5th
last updated 9/13/12