My name’s Jeremy Raymer. Born and raised in Indianapolis, I’ve been training in Taekwondo since I was 7 years old under Master Garth Cooley at Korea Taekwondo Academy. Twenty years later, I’m now a 5th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo and am certified by the World Taekwondo Federation. When I’m not training, you’ll find me hanging out with my fiancé, watching the Colts, Pacers and Yankees, catching up on Twitter, and eating my favorite buffalo wings — extra hot.
My passion is Strength and Conditioning, and my career goal is to be a Strength & Conditioning Coach at a Division 1 University. Currently I am the Wellness Instructional Assistant/Strength and Conditioning Coach at Noblesville High School under the Head Strength and Conditioning Coordinator Brian Clarke. I am pursuing my CSCS through the NSCA and have completed the first section of that certification (Practical/Applied) and will be taking the second section (Exercise Science) shortly.
For the past decade, I’ve competed in Taekwondo regional, national and international competitions. Most recently I have competed as a welter weight, but I have competed in the middle and heavy weight divisions. Training to make the national team is hard work, and the support of my family and friends keeps me motivated. My mom, naturally, is my biggest fan! In addition to being a world-class competitor, I am also a certified USA Taekwondo Level 2 Coach.
When I’m training at my Taekwondo school, I supplement my training at Accerlation Indiana (a member of the Athletic Republic). I’ve trained at the highest professional athlete levels — the most intense physical conditioning they offer. No pain, no gain!
I studied at Indiana University’s Indianapolis campus in the Exercise Science Program, and graduated with my Bachelor’s in Kinesiology. Before that, I obtained my Associates Degree in Business Administration from Ivy Tech.
(year, tournament, finishes, weight class)
2006 – Junior Olympics 14-17 – Bronze – Heavy
2007 – Collegiate Nationals High School Senior – Gold – Welter
2007 – US Open 18-32 Quarterfinals – Welter
2008 – US Nationals 18-32 Quarterfinals – Middle
2008 – Toronto Open 18-32 – Bronze – Heavy
2009 – National Team Qualifier – Top 5 – Heavy
2009 – US Open 18-32 Top 16 – Heavy
2009 – Toronto Open 18-32 – Bronze – Heavy
2010 – U-24 Team Trials – Heavy – Silver
2010 – U-24 International Exchange Camp
2010 – US National Qualifier – Heavy – Silver
2010 – US Nationals – Heavy – Bronze
2011 – World Team Trials – Heavy – 4th
2011 – State Championship
2011 – US Nationals quarter finals – Middleweight
2012 – State Championship – Middleweight
2012 – US Nationals – Bronze – Middleweight
2013 – US World Championship Team Trials – 5th – Middleweight
2013 – Michigan State Championship – Gold – Middleweight