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Theo Pardike

    Athlete Bio

    Twitter Name 
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    Current Hometown *
    Edmonds, Washington
    Height/ Weight 
    5' 11"/82Kg
    Family (only child, brothers/sisters, ect) *
    One brother, one mom, and one dad
    What age did you start karate?
    10 Years old
    What style of karate do you do? *
    What's your favorite food? *
    What type of music do you listen to? *
    What is your favorite music group or artist? *
    Do you listen to music before you go it the ring? If so, what kind? *
    Do you have any pets? What kind?  *
    Yes, one cat
    What is your pets name?
    Do you have any hidden talents? *
    I can juggle and good ice skater
    How many hours a week do you workout in preparation for a major tournament?
    40 hours
    How many times have you made the Junior US Team and in what events? *
    I have made the team as an alternate 3 times in 14-15 male elite kumite +70Kg, 16-17 male elite kumite +76Kg, and 16-17 male elite kumite +76Kg.
    Who is your favorite superhero?
    Who is your hero in real life? Why? *
    Wayne Gretzky is my real life hero because he was able to do amazing things and was an incredible athlete. He had his eyes focused on what he wanted as a little kid and went through with it all the way and became the best and I admire that he was able to stay so committed to his goals for so long.
    Draw/art, hockey, driving, and video games
    Favorite Quote *
    "You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else" Albert Einstein
    Biggest Win. Why? *
    My biggest win was my second year as a squirt in hockey, our team got first place in every tournament. This is my biggest win because we had a perfect season and were able to come together as a team.
    What do you love about competition? *
    What I love about competition is that I like to be challenged and if I get beat I want to work and try and to do better than the last I competed. It's always a good feeling to know you did better than last time.
    Favorite way to relax? *
    Lay down and listen to music.
    Where do you get your inspiration from? *
    I get my inspiration from my coach and my parents.


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