In May, 2016 T-1 team member Ara White won the -57kg senior female division of USA Taekwondo National Team Trials in Colorado Springs, CO — earning the spot of 2016 National Team Member for USAT. She will represent the United States of America at the 2016 Pan-American Senior Gyoroogi & Poomsae Championships in Queretaro, Mexico on June 8-9.
Ara participated in senior team trials in 2015 as a junior, having qualified by winning her junior division at USAT Nationals in 2014. Also last year at USAT Nationals, she won both junior (-59) and senior (-57) divisions, which gave her the chance to compete at this year’s team trials.
As a USAT national team member, Ara will compete in the “G-4” level of the tournament in Mexico. This means that any world ranking points earned at the event will be multiplied by four when added to her total earned. The same tournament also contains a “G-2” level, which is open to all entrants. Other teammates from T-1 in Florida are participating in the G-2 level.