SPC Juancarlos Norzagaray

Taekwondo

Hometown: El Paso, Texas
High School: Premier High School
College: Pikes Peak Community College
Joined Army: October 2018
MOS: 12N, Horizontal Construction Engineer

As a child, PV2 Juancarlos Noragaray loved watching his brother compete in taekwondo. By 2004, his parents had signed him up for the sport, too, and coaches learned the four-year-old had promise. Through the years, Juancarlos found he loved the thrill of the fight. He made the USA National Team as a youth and competed in the first-ever Cadet World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan, where after 3 fights he earned a 5th place finish. After graduating high school and before enlisting, Juancarlos won his first Senior National Championships at the age of 17. With several top-three finishes at the USA Taekwondo National Championships under his belt, he now has his sights set on Tokyo 2020.

I am proud to be a U.S. Soldier and absolutely honored to be able to represent my country doing the sport that I love most.


Career Highlights

2021

Bronze Medal - Mexico Open, Cancun, Mexico

Silver Medal - U.S. Grand Prix Series, Fort Worth, TX

Silver Medal - U.S. National Championship, San Antonio, TX

2022

Bronze Medal - French Open, Paris, France

Silver Medal - Puerto Rico Open, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

Bronze Medal - USATK Pan-Am Championship Team Trials, Colorado Springs, CO

Gold Medal - Pan Am Series 1, Fort Worth, TX

Gold Medal - East Grand Prix National Qualifier, Daytona Beach, FL