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Tara Sarathi

2013 Student Leader Award

2013 All Star Team

Name: Tara Sarathi

College affiliation: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Course of study: Materials Science
Degree: PhD
Year: Graduate Student
Hometown: Bartlesville, OK
Collegiate Coach: Master Dan Chuang
Weight Class: Fin
Year of Birth: 1990
Interests: Reading, Drumming, Running


ECTC Tournament Record:

2012 Cornell Tournament - A-Team Sparring, Bronze
2012 MIT Tournament - A-Team Sparring, Gold

2012 RPI Tournament - A-Team Sparring, Gold
2012 Princeton Tournament - A-Team Sparring, Bronze
2011 Cornell Tournament - A-Team Sparring, Silver
2011 MIT Tournament - A-Team Sparring, Bronze

More about Tara:

I started Taekwondo during my freshman year of college, and to this day I believe it's one of the best decisions I have ever made.

Thoughts on the ECTC (INCTL) or Taekwondo in general:
There is nothing in the world that comes even close to the energy, excitement, and camaraderie of the ECTC. During a match, no matter how tired I am, I can always count on the cheering of my teammates (and the cheering of my opponent's team for their teammate) to keep me going and push me farther. On the other side, there have been times when I have cheered for my teammates so much that I have lost my voice by the end of the day. But every cheer that lead up to that temporary loss of vocal function was worth it, because I know that it helped to push my teammates a little farther. Yet, despite how much cheering each team does for their own teammates, I know that I can go up to the very people that I cheered against and confidently call them my friends.

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