I have been doing taekwondo for 14 years. Coming from the Native American Reservation, I had to fight my way through poverty. The NRG Matrix Warriors Fund has given me the opportunity to travel the world in order to gain international experience to develop the necessary skills to become a world class fighter & optimistically looking forward into the future, represent the United States at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. In 2011 I was introduced to the product NRG Matrix, an energy powder mix that contains high levels of vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin B3, B6, and B12. NRG Matrix provides long-term energy, antioxidants and a host of beta glucans to support a strong immune system. I was soon incorporating NRG Matrix into my pre and post workouts from sample packages Master Hyon Lee, Board of Director for the company, had given me. Putting your body through so much physical and mental stress, it is extremely necessary to eat and drink the best of foods, liquids & incorporate trustworthy supplements. Supplying your body with prime nutrition creates greater opportunity to perform at superior quality. I have to maintain a strict diet to continue to fight at -49kg weight division and more importantly keep my health a number one priority. NRG Matrix was and still is a healthy energy drink that athletes of world class caliber can trust to recover and prepare for practices and competitions.

"I am truly grateful to be a part of this organization. It really has been a dream come true."

Not only have I been given the opportunity to represent NRG Matrix, I have been given the opportunity to make my dreams come true. As an athlete I am an extremely hard worker, I have dedicated 10 years of my life to competition. Throughout my journey thus far the greatest lessons I have learned are to cherish friendships and experiences, find inspiration in the stories you hear from the people you meet, find a balance between your sport, work, education and family; and finally find happiness where you find motivation to overcome the obstacles that stand in your way. When you transform yourself into the person you want to be, then you will know what it is to pursue happiness.

  • 2015
    • Collegiate Team Trials - 1st (Team Member)
    • Mexico Open: quarterfinals
    • Nevada State Qualifier: Gold
  • 2013
    • USAT National Championships (Sr. Fly): SILVER
    • PAN AM Open (Sr. Fly): BRONZE
  • 2012
    • USAT National Championships (Sr. Fly): GOLD
  • 2011
    • USAT National Championships (Sr. Fly): SILVER
    • USAT Junior Olympics (Jr. Light): BRONZE
    • US Open (Jr. Light): GOLD
    • US National Team Trials (Sr. Fly): 3rd

Jassie Bates

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