Nineteen-year old Rashid Muhammad has been practicing Taekwondo since he was four-years-old. Taekwondo has been a major part of his everyday life for nearly 16 years. These days, Rashid spends most of his free time training or cross-training for Taekwondo. Currently, he is training with Young Brothers Team Legacy in Houston, TX. His competitive resume includes: three-time AAU Taekwondo National Champion, ten-time AAU Taekwondo Regional Champion, and this year he is the USA Taekwondo Texas State Champion. Rashid’s goal is to make it onto the US Olympic Taekwondo Team and compete in the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games.
To reach that goal, he must make it onto the USA Taekwondo National Team. To get on the USA Taekwondo National Team, an athlete must first place in the top four in his or her division at a state qualifier thus reaching the Worldclass Division at Nationals. Rashid is the 2013 Texas State Champion so he made it through the first set of qualifying matches. Next, he must place within the top four at the USA Taekwondo National Championship which will be held in Chicago, IL on July 8, 2013. If he makes it to the top four, he can go to team trials in January 2014 in Colorado Springs, CO.
Making the national team would be a major step toward reaching the Olympic Games! Rashid needs to raise $1,000 to travel to Chicago for the USA Taekwondo National Championship. Please click below to make a donation to help him achieve his goal!
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