David Cui

2016 All-Star Team

Name: David Cui

College affiliation: Cornell University 
Course of study: Operations Research
Degree: Bachelors
Year: 2016
Hometown: Blue Bell, PA 
Collegiate Coach: Master Han Cho

Weight Class: Feather
Year of Birth: 1994

Interests outside of Taekwondo:

Board Games, Video Games, Japanese

 

More about David: The reason why I decided to join the Cornell TKD team is because I told Hilary Monaco after a practice that I was a black belt and was interested in doing poomsae, and she screamed, "No one here has ever said that to me before!"

Thoughts on the ECTC (INCTL) or Taekwondo in general: 

The ECTC was my first exposure to competitive poomsae, let alone competitive TKD. I never had any intentions to compete in college, but my team and the league really provided an amazing environment to cultivate and grow my love for TKD and competition. To this day, the only regret I have with this is not committing more time to training and competing.

Non-ECTC Tournament Records:

2015 Northeast Technical Regional - Black Belt Senior I Individual Silver; Black Belt Senior I Pairs Silver
2016 NY State Qualifiers - Black Belt Senior I Individual Finalist
2016 NCTA Championships - Black Belt Individual Finalist (5th)
2016 National Championships - Black Belt Senior I Individual Semi-finalist; Black Belt Senior I Pairs Finalist (8th)