Weight: 118 pounds
Birthplace: Redondo Beach, Calif.
High School: West H.S. (Torrance, Calif.) '08
College: University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Hobbies: taekwondo, drawing, painting, going to the beach, listening to music and dancing
Favorite Foods: chocolate, peanut butter, and spam
Pre-Competition Meal: bananas, Gatorade, and pasta
Favorite Athlete: Kytu Dang
Favorite Movie: "The Hangover"
Favorite Music: alternative, reggae, R&B and hip hop
Favorite Country Visited for Competition: Korea
Did You Know?: Natalie finds art very relaxing and loves to draw and paint with a variety of mediums.
Quotable Natalie Baker: "I started Taekwondo in my freshman year of high school and fell in love with the sport. I love teaching young children in particular and get a great sense of satisfaction from teaching. It is my dream to win the world championships in poomsae and to open my own studio in the near future."
MAJOR COMPETITION RESULTS:
2010 USAT National Poomsae A Team Member (1st Senior Female)
2010 USAT National Poomsae Team Trials (1st Senior Female): 1st
2010 U.S. Collegiate Poomsae Team Trials (1st Senior Female): 3rd
2010 USAT U.S. Open (1st Senior Female): SILVER
2009 USAT National Poomsae Team Trials (1st Senior Female): 3rd
2008 USAT National Poomsae Team Trials (1st Pairs): 3rd
2007 USAT National Poomsae Team Trials (1st Female Team): 1st
2007 USAT National Poomsae Team Trials (Junior Female): 3rd
last updated 3/7/11