The NCTA would also like its members to know that new for this year, the high school division will serve as a qualifier for the 2017 USA Taekwondo National Championships, in addition to the collegiate divisions which will continue to serve as a qualifier for the same event as in past years. Please check back soon for more details.
The NCTA would like to congratulate former US National Collegiate Team member Jackie Galloway on her bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. She advanced over Puerto Rico and Netherlands to reach the semifinals, where she had a very close loss to Mexico. In the repechage, she scored a decisive win over France to win the bronze medal! You can see her medal-winning moment at the NBC Olympics website:
The NCTA would also like to congratulate the other USA Olympians, including former collegiate team member Stephen Lambdin, as well as Steven Lopez and Paige McPherson. The collegiate taekwondo community was cheering you on all the way and was proud of how you performed!
The NCTA wishes our USA Olympians Jackie Galloway, Stephen Lambdin, Steven Lopez and Paige McPherson good luck this week in Rio! Lambdin has been a member of the 2008, 2011 and 2015 US National Collegiate Teams, and Galloway served on the 2013, 2014 and 2015 US National Collegiate Teams. Galloway is a World University Taekwondo Championships gold medalist (2014), and Lambdin is a World University Taekwondo Championships bronze medalist (2008). Please cheer them on as they compete on August 19 and August 20!