Justin Bretz

Taekwondo

Justin Bretz

Height: 5-7
Weight: 105.7
Birthplace: Colorado Springs, Colo.
Coach: Master Christina Bayley
Dojang: Total Taekwondo & Fitness
High School: Hilliard Darby H.S. (Hilliard, Ohio.)   
Year of Graduation: 2012

World Ranking as of 9/1/12: T-89th (-54kg)

Other Sports Played: cross country for 3 years in high school

Hobbies: running, drama, texting, hanging with friends and video games

Family: brother, Logan, and sister, Georgia, are involved in gymnastics, with Logan placing 6th at Nationals

Favorite Foods: Chipotle, Mongolian BBQ, Red Lobster, Outback, steak, fries, pizza, fettuccine alfredo and shrimp

Pre-Competition Meal: spaghetti, chicken and salad

Favorite Athlete: Michael Phelps

Favorite Movies: Hangover, Never Back Down, Final Destination Triology and Scary Movie

Favorite Music: hip-hop, rap, rock, hard rock and pop

Did You Know?: As both a 7th and 8th grader, Justin was cast as the lead roles in the school performances of "Charlie and The Chocolate Factory" (Charlie Bucket) and "The Wizard of Oz" (Tin Man).


MAJOR COMPETITION RESULTS:
2012 
U.S. Open (Fin): BRONZE
          -def. Juan Gutierrez (USA), 6-1, in round of 32
          -def. Jorge Tepetzi (USA), 4-1, in rounf of 16
          -def. Mamadou Diallo (SEN), 8-0, in quarterfinals
          -lost to Gabe McDowell (USA), 8-7, in semifinals

2011  USAT Buffalo National Qualifier (Jr. Light): SILVER
2011 
U.S. Open (Jr. Feather): SILVER

2010  USAT Junior National Team Member (Jr. Fly)
2010 
USAT Junior Olympics (Jr. Fly): GOLD
2010 
USAT York National Qualifier (Jr. Fly): GOLD
2010  U.S. Open (Jr. Fly): SILVER

2009  USAT Junior National Team Trials (Jr. Fin): 2nd
2009  USAT Junior Olympics (Jr. Fin): BRONZE
2009  USAT Ohio State Championship (Jr. Fin): GOLD
2009  AAU State Championships (Jr. Fin): SILVER

2008  USAT Junior Olympics (Jr. Fin Elite Division): BRONZE
2008  USAT Ohio State Championships (Jr. Fin): GOLD

2007  U.S. Open (11-13): SILVER

last updated 9/11/12