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Madeline Lesko

2015 All-Star Team

College affiliation: University of Connecticut
Course of study: Animal Science Pre-Vet
Degree: Bachelors
Year: 2017
Hometown: Fairfield, CT
Collegiate Coach: Master John Lee

Other Coach: Master Youngkik Cho
Weight Class: Feather
Year of Birth: 1995

Interests outside of Taekwondo: Swimming, drawing, hiking, watching anime during my down time, and just recently I started horseback riding.

More about Maddie: I am left handed. One of my favorite places in the world is YMCA Camp Hi-Rock. Before I started doing Taekwondo I played soccer and swam competitively. I started doing Taekwondo at age 15 when my little sister went to a birthday party at a Taekwondo studio. She enjoyed it so much that she convinced me to try it and I fell in love immediately. My nickname on the UConn Taekwondo team is "Scorpion".

Thoughts on the ECTC (INCTL) or Taekwondo in general: This is my second year participating in ECTC tournaments and I think that the ECTC is absolutely wonderful. It is awesome how so many people give their time to allow college students to participate in Taekwondo tournaments. I'm really thankful to to everyone who has made this league possible, and hope that it exists for a long time so that many more collegiate athletes may enjoy it as well!

Non-ECTC Tournament Records:
2015 ATU Nationals Sparring Black Belt Feather Weight 1st

2015 Boston International Black Belt Sparring Light Weight 3rd
2015 Boston International Black Belt Poomsae 2nd
2015 Collegiate Nationals Black Belt Feather Weight Quarterfinals
2014 USAT Connecticut Qualifiers Sparring Black Belt Light Weight 1st

​2014 USAT Connecticut Qualifiers Black Belt Poomsae 3rd

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