Kelsey Junious Fights For USA At Pan American International Taekwondo Championships
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Kelsey Junious of South Windsor, a sixteen year old honor student at South Windsor High School, 2nd degree black belt, Junior and Senior National Champion and a five time USA Taekwondo National Taekwondo Team Member will head to Queretaro, Mexico, Sept. 17-23, 2013 to represent the USA. Kelsey will be traveling with Team USA and competing at the 7th Pan American International Taekwondo Championships. The tournament is sanctioned by the WTF World Taekwondo Federation, promoted by PATU Pan American Taekwondo Union and organized and hosted by FMTKD the Taekwondo Federation of Mexico. The Pan American Championships happen every two years and in 2011 the championships were held in Las Vegas Nevada where Kelsey placed third bringing home a bronze medal for the USA.
After competing at this year's 2013 USA Taekwondo National Championships in Chicago and winning the Junior Black Belt division Kelsey won a spot on the 2013 USA Taekwondo Junior National Team. Kelsey also won the adult black belt division and will be heading to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado January 2014 to compete for a spot on the Senior (Adult) USA Taekwondo National Team. Kelsey will also be competing at the Junior World National Team trials in Colorado in December 2013.
Kelsey is diligently preparing herself physically and mentally for this competition and is training at her local taekwondo studio, Styles United Transformative Martial Arts in South Windsor, Connecticut. She has been training for months for this competition and is in top physical condition. She has also sharpened her strategic moves which will enhance her Taekwondo game. Kelsey is a very technical fighter and is always several moves ahead of her opponents, which enables her to score points quickly. She will be coached at the Pan American Championships by her personal coach Alvaro Mendez. Master Mendez is a USA Taekwondo National Team Coach and will be traveling with Kelsey and Team USA to Mexico. Once in Mexico Kelsey will train for about 5 days with Team USA to help prepare her for her fight day Sunday, Sept. 22. Good Luck Kelsey!
September 18 2013 TaeKwonDoTimes.