Griffin Beland

Taekwondo

Griffin Beland

Nickname: "Grif"
Height: 5-8
Weight: 130 lbs.
Birthplace: Rockville, Conn.
Coach: Alvaro Mendez
Dojang: Styles United Taekwondo
High School: E.O. Smith H.S. 
Year of Graduation: 2012

Hobbies: hanging out, riding dirt bikes, playing video games, cooking, eating, swimming, basketball and parkour

Favorite Foods: pasta, pizza, seafood and anything sweet

Pre-Competition Meal: everything

Favorite Athlete: Georges St. Pierre

Favorite Movies: "Taken" and "The Hangover"

Favorite Music: rap and hip-hop

Did You Know?: Griffin can do any flip on or off of anything.


MAJOR COMPETITION RESULTS:
2011  Junior National Team Member (Jr. Light)
2011 
Junior National Team Trials (Jr. Light): 1st
2011  USAT Junior Olympics (Jr. Light): SILVER
2011 
USAT Buffalo National Qualifier (Sr. Fly): GOLD
2011 
USAT Buffalo National Qualifier (Jr. Light): GOLD

2010 
New York State Championship (Sr. Fly): BRONZE
2010  New York State Championship (Jr. Light): GOLD

2009 
USAT Junior National Team Trials (Jr. Fly): 3rd
2009  USAT Junior Olympics (Jr. Fly): BRONZE
2009  USAT Buffalo National Qualifier: BRONZE

2008  U.S. Cup: SILVER
2008  New York State Championship: GOLD
2008  AAU Jr. Nationals: SILVER
2008  AAU Jr. Nationals Qualifier: GOLD

2007  AAU Jr. Nationals: BRONZE
2007  AAU Jr. Nationals Qualifier: GOLD

last updated 8/18/11