The U.S. Poomsae Team will be lead by USA Taekwondo CEO David Askinas and Head Coach/Program Director Master Jimmy Kim. The Team is comprised of the following athletes:
Juniors – Shannon Chang & Alexander Tran
1st Seniors – Natalie Baker & Alexander Twu
2nd Seniors –Akiko Reyes & Luis Reyes
1st Masters – Susie Gulde & Garth Cooley
2nd Masters – Barbara Brand & Karl Yee
1st Female Team – Ophelia Ngai, Olivia Ngai and Odona Ngai
2nd Female Team – Barbara Brand, Tara Zielenski and Anacleta Thorne
2nd Male Team – Garth Cooley, David Turgeon and Ron Southwick
1st Pairs – Ophelia Ngai & Alexander Twu
2nd Pairs – Kristi George & Garth Cooley
The team will be supported by coaches Noreen Thackrey, Claire Kim and Alex Wang, and by team managers Aline Salzberg and Leslie Machado.
In addition, two U.S. international referees will be taking part in the world championships. Master Raymond Hsu was appointed by the WTF to serve as one of the IRs working the event, and Master Victoria Serbin was appointed by the WTF to serve as a member of the Competition Supervisory Board.
Source: USA Taekwondo.