Birthplace: San Jose, Calif.
High School: Evergreen Valley H.S. (San Jose, Calif.) '08
College: Evergreen Valley College
Year of Graduation: 2012
Coach: Master Huy Nguyen
Dojang: Team-M Taekwondo
Hobbies: photography, music, cars and video games
Favorite Food: Japanese, Korean and Filipino
Pre-Competition Meal: fruit snacks (a Team-M must have)
Favorite Athlete: Hazel Cruz
Favorite Movie: "Spin Kick"
Favorite Music: rock, hip-hop, R&B and Korean pop
Did You Know?: Lance trains in a garage with his teammates under the guidance of their three coaches, Anh, Huy and Long Nguyen. He joined Team-M Taekwondo in 2006 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 Championship in Korea. Also, he has trained at the World Taekwondo Headquarters (Kukkiwon) and Keimyung University while he was in Korea in 2009.
MAJOR COMPETITION RESULTS:
2011 U.S. National Poomsae Team Member (1st Pairs w/ Hazel Cruz)
2011 U.S. National Poomsae Team Trials (1st Pairs w/ Hazel Cruz): 1st
2011 National Collegiate Poomsae Team Trials (Mixed Pairs w/ Hazel Cruz): 2nd
2011 USAT San Diego National Qualifier (1st Pairs): GOLD
2008 World Hanmadang (High Jump Kick): 3rd
2008 World Hanmadang (Demo Team Competition): 6th
last updated 6/10/11