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Van Mitchel Bactista

Taekwondo

Nickname: VM
Height: 5-1
Weight: 85
Coach: Master Paul Monje and Master Ben Monje
Club: SK Taekwondo
Year started taekwondo: 2006
High School: South Pasadena High School

Favorite books include Percy Jackson books and The Warriors series…enjoys playing guitar and soccer…been playing finger-style guitar for five years…favorite TV shows are Malcolm in the Middle and Everybody Hates Chris…eats bananas and snack bars before competition…favorite athletes are Usain Bolt and Kobe Bryant…favorite quote: “It’s not whether you get knocked down; it’s whether you get up.” -Vince Lombardi

COMPETITION RECORD

2013  USAT Cadet National Team Member (Bantam)
2013  USAT National Championships (bantam): GOLD
2013  Juniors ATU Nationals (fin): GOLD ( Made Junior Team)
2013  Southern California State National Qualifiers (bantam): SILVER
2013  Nevada State National Qualifier (fly): BRONZE
2013  Juniors Golden State Open ATU National Qualifiers (fin): GOLD

2012  USAT National Championships (fly): BRONZE
2012  ATU National Championships (fin): BRONZE
2012  Southern California Sate National Qualifiers (bantam): SILVER
2012  Juniors, Golden State Open ATU National Qualifiers (fin): SILVER
2012  Northern California State National Qualifiers (fin): GOLD

2011  Pan Am Open (fin): BRONZE
2011  ATU National Championship (fin): GOLD
2011  Nevada State National Qualifiers (fin): GOLD
2011  Golden State Open ATU National Qualifiers (fin): GOLD

2010  Golden State Open ATU National Qualifiers (fin): GOLD

2009  California Sate Open Championships (fin): GOLD

last updated 7/29/13