Anthony "Elias" Guting

USA Taekwondo

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Nickname: "Eli"
Height: 5-10
Weight: 175
Birthplace: Santa Clara, Calif.
Hometown: Milpitas, Calif.
High School: Milpitas H.S. (Milpitas, Calif.)
Year of Graduation: 2012
Coach: Troy A. Garr
Dojang: Garr Sport Taekwondo/LeeJon Taekwondo

Other sports played: roller hockey

Hobbies: drawing, hockey, dancing and playing NHL 2010 on his PS3

Family: His younger sister, Angelica Guting, has won a gold medal in the world class sparring division of the USAT Junior Olympics five years in a row (2005-2009).

Favorite Foods: hamburgers, bacon and sausage pizza, and chicken adobo

Pre-Competition Meal: anything

Favorite Athletes: Manny Pacquio and Brad Staubitz of the San Jose Sharks

Favorite Movie: "Up"

Favorite Music: hip hop

Favorite Country Visited for Competition: Philippines

Quotable Elias Guting: "In 2005 I went to the Philippines with a team from California and competed in the Philippine national championships and the Samsung Best of the Best tournament, under-15 division. I stopped competing in Taekwondo in 2007 because I lost interest in it and started doing other forms of martial arts. I want to thank Master Troy Garr and Master Leonard Ortez for bringing me back to the sport of Olympic-style TKD."

MAJOR COMPETITION RESULTS:
2011 
Jr. Pan Am Championships (Jr. Heavy): BRONZE
           -lost to Antonio Bazaldua Barrera (MEX), 3-2, in semifinals
2011  USAT Junior National Team Member (Jr. Heavy)
2011 
USAT Junior National Team Trials (Jr. Heavy): 1st
2011 
USAT Junior Olympics (Jr. Heavy): BRONZE
2011  USAT San Diego National Qualifier (Jr. Heavy): GOLD

2010 
USAT Junior Olympics (Jr. Heavy): BRONZE
2010 
USAT Fresno National Qualifier (Jr. Heavy): GOLD
2010  Junior World Team Trials (Jr. Heavy): 2nd

2009  World Junior Championships Open Qualifier (Jr. Heavy): 2nd
2009  USAT Junior Olympics (Jr. Middle): quarterfinals
2009  USAT San Jose National Qualifier (Jr. Middle): SILVER

2007  USAT Fresno National Qualifier: BRONZE

2005  USAT Junior Olympics: GOLD

last updated 10/25/11