Garth A. Cooley

Taekwondo

Height: 6-2
Weight: 180 pounds
Birthplace: Phoenix, Ariz.
Residence: Carmel, Ind.
High School: Phoenix Central H.S. '85
College: University of Indianapolis '89
Major: Business Administration
Coach: Grandmaster Chul Koo Yoon
Dojang: Korea Taekwondo Academy (KTA) 

Hobbies include spending time with family which includes his loving wife, two beautiful children, a dog and two cats...favorite foods are Mexican, Italian and Korean...favorite athletes are his students: "They continually surprise me and I look forward to their surpassing my records someday!"...favorite movies are the Star Wars trilogies, Tom Clancy series, James Bond series and Austin Powers series...listens to contemporary, classical and some alternative music...lists Spain, Costa Rica and Korea as his favorite countries visited for competition.

Quotable Garth Cooley: "It is an honor to have the opportunity to represent USA again in this exciting new arena!"

Competition Record:

2011  U.S. National Poomsae Team Member (2nd Team w/ David Turgeon & Ron Southwick)
2011  U.S. National Poomsae Team Member (2nd Pairs w/ Kristi George)
2011 
U.S. National Poomsae Team Trials (2nd Team w/ David Turgeon & Ron Southwick): 1st
2011 
U.S. National Poomsae Team Trials (2nd Pairs w/ Kristi George): 1st
2011 
U.S. Open (1st Masters Poomsae): BRONZE
2011  U.S. Open (2nd Pairs w/ Kristi George): SILVER
2011  U.S. Open (2nd Team Poomsae w/ Ronald Southwick & David Turgeon): GOLD

2010  U.S. National Poomsae A Team Member (1st Masters)
2010  U.S. National Poomsae A Team Member (2nd Pairs w/ Kristi George)
2010  U.S. National Poomsae A Team Member (2nd Team w/ Ron Southwick & David Turgeon)
2010 
U.S. National Poomsae Team Trials (1st Masters): 1st
2010  U.S. National Poomsae Team Trials (2nd Pairs w/ Kristi George): 1st
2010  U.S. National Poomsae Team Trials (2nd Team w/ Ron Southwick & David Turgeon): 1st
2010 
U.S. Open (1st Masters Poomsae): 4th

2009  World Poomsae Championships (2nd Team w/ David Turgeon and Ron Southwick): 8th
2009  National Poomsae Team Member
2009 
National Poomsae Team Trials (2nd Team): 1st
2009  National Poomsae Team Trials (2nd Pairs): 2nd
2009  Kissimmee National Qualifier (Competition Poomsae): SILVER

2008  National Poomsae Team Member
2008  National Poomsae Team Trials (1st Master): 4th
2008  National Poomsae Team Trials (2nd Male Team): 1st

2006  World Poomsae Championships: Final Selection Round
2006  National Poomsae Team Trials (2nd Senior): 1st

1995  Pan Am Games Team Member

1994  Pan Am Championships: BRONZE
1994  Goodwill Games: BRONZE
1994  U.S. Team Trials (Welter): 1st
1994  Seoul International Championships: BRONZE

1993  World Taekwondo Championships Team Captain
1993  U.S. Team Trials (Welter): 1st
1993  U.S. National Championships (Welter): GOLD

1992  U.S. Olympic Team Trials (Light)
1992  U.S. National Championships (Light): SILVER

1991  NCTA vs. Korea Goodwill Match: GOLD
1991  U.S. Olympic Festival (Light): GOLD
1991  U.S. Team Trials (Light): SILVER

1990  NCTA Championships (Poomsae): GOLD
1990  NCTA Championships (Light): SILVER
1990  U.S. Olympic Festival (Light): GOLD
1990  U.S. Team Trials (Light): SILVER
1990  U.S. National Championships (Light): BRONZE
1990  World University Championships Team Captain

1989  NCTA Championships (Poomsae): BRONZE
1989  NCTA Championships (Light): SILVER
1989  U.S. Olympic Festival (Light): BRONZE
1989  World Games: BRONZE
1989  U.S. Team Trials (Light): SILVER
1989  U.S. National Championships (Light): GOLD

1988  Olympic Team Trials (Light)
1988  U.S. National Championships (Light): SILVER

1987  NCTA Championships (Poomsae): BRONZE
1987  U.S. Olympic Festival (Light): BRONZE
1987  U.S. Team Trials (Light): BRONZE 

last updated 5/27/11