Tim Thackrey

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Tim Thackrey
Medal record
Men’s taekwondo
Representing  United States
World Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Garmisch Flyweight
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 2003 Santo Domingo 58 kg

Tim Thackrey (born October 1, 1979) is a retired taekwondo athlete for the USA & current strength & conditioning coach for Olympians & professional athletes. He was a seven-time US National Team Member in the flyweight class (-58 kg, 127.6 lbs) from 2000 through 2007. Notably, he won a Gold medal at the 2003 Pan American Games and a Bronze medal at the 2003 World Championships.[1] He was a resident athlete at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO from 2001-2003. In 2006, he was named USA Taekwondo's Male Athlete of the Year.

Thackrey is a graduate of UCLA where he attended undergraduate and graduate school,[2] as 5 year Coach of the UCLA Taekwondo Program.[3]

Coach[edit]

Thackrey currently works as a professional strength & conditioning coach that works with Olympians and professional athletes. He had multiple athletes in the 2016 Summer Olympics[4] including the USA's Stephen Lambdin and New Zealand's Andrea Kilday. Thackrey has also returned several times to coach Junior and Senior athletes at the United States Olympic Training Center.[5]

Achievements[edit]

  • 2000-2007 US National Team - [Fly]
  • 2002 US Open - [Fly] - Bronze
  • 2002 Pan Am Taekwondo Championships - [Fly] - Bronze
  • 2003 US Open - [Fly]
  • 2003/2007 US Pan Am Games Team Member [Fly]
  • 2003 Pan Am Games - Dominican Republic [Fly] Gold
  • 2003 World Championships - Germany [Fly] - Bronze
  • 2006 Pan Am Taekwondo Championships - [Fly] - Bronze
  • 2006 Pan Am Games Qualification [Fly] - Silver
  • 2006 Dutch Open - Gold
  • 2006 German Open - Silver
  • 2006 US Open - Bantam - Bronze
  • 2006 USA Athlete of the Year
  • 2012 CrossFit SoCal Regional Competitor
  • 2012 American Open Weightlifting Qualification

TV and podcasts[edit]

Thackrey appeared in TV shows & podcasts as a strength & conditioning expert, including The Talk[6] where he taught CrossFit to the hosts including Sharon Osbourne and Aisha Tyler, and the WOD Cast Podcast where he spoke about his athletic competitions.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Digest". Fresno Bee. September 26, 2003. Retrieved June 14, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Students hear results in many places". Daily Bruin. Rotem Ben-Shachar. 5 November 2008. 
  3. ^ "Athlete profile - Tim Thackery". USA Taekwondo. 
  4. ^ "Postcard from Rio: Tim Thackrey makes Clovis connection". The Fresno Bee. 20 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "2015 Future Starts Camp August 2-8". USA Taekwondo. 19 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "Redo You: CrossFit". CBS. 2 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "32 Tim Thackrey, owner of CrossFit High Voltage". The WODcast Podcast. Retrieved 26 September 2012. 

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