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