Name: Marcus Bennett
Height: 5-6
Weight: 116 lbs.
DOB: 3/4/2005
Hometown: New York, N.Y.
Team/Club: CTA
Coach(es): Marina Aguero
World Championship Experience
  • 2019 Cadet Worlds TKD Championships - Sparring - Black Belt (-53kg) - Quarterfinals
Other Career Highlights
  • 2019 All American Athlete
  • 2019 Cadet National Team Member
  • 2019 Cadet Worlds National Team Member (-53kg)
  • 2019 Inaugural U.S. Cadet Grand Slam - Sparring - Black Belt (-53kg) - Grand Slam Champion - Gold
  • 2019 New Jersey Taekwondo Open Championships 10.0 - Sparring - Black Belt (-53kg) - Gold
  • 2019 World TKD Panamerica Presidents Cup G2 - Sparring - Black Belt (-53kg) - Gold
  • 2019 Canada Open - Sparring - Black Belt (-53kg) - Gold
  • 2019 Texas Cup 10.0 - Sparring - Black Belt (-53kg) - Gold
  • 2019 AAU National Championships - Cadet Sparring - Black Belt (-53kg) - Gold
  • 2019 Pan Am Cadet & Junior Championships - Cadet Sparring - Black Belt (-53kg) - Gold
  • 2019 Pan Am Open - Cadet Sparring - Black Belt (-57kg) - Bronze
  • 2019 Pan Am Cadet National Team Member (-53kg)
  • 2019 UFTKD Sparring Rumble VII - Cadet Sparring - Black Belt (-53kg) - Gold
  • 2019 New Jersey State Championships - Cadet Sparring - Black Belt (-53kg) - Gold
  • 2019 Massachusetts State Championships - Cadet Sparring - Black Belt (-53kg) - Gold
  • 2019 AAU New York State Championships - Cadet Sparring - Black Belt (-53kg) - Gold
  • 2019 Connecticut State Championships - Cadet Sparring - Black Belt (-57kg) - Gold
  • 2019 AAU Connecticut State Championships - Cadet Sparring - Black Belt (-57kg) - Gold
  • 2019 Texas Open TKD Championships - Cadet Sparring - Black Belt (-53kg) - Gold
  • 2019 New York State Championships - Cadet Sparring - Black Belt (-53kg) - Gold
  • 2019 US Open - Cadet Sparring - Black Belt (-53kg) - Gold
  • 2018 All American Athlete
  • 2018 Cadet National Team Member (Alternate)
  • 2018 National Championships - Sparring - Black Belt - Cadet -53 kg - Silver
  • 2018 Pan American Taekwondo Championships - Sparring - Black Belt - Cadet -53 kg - Gold
  • 2018 Pennsylvania State Championships - Sparring - Black Belt - Cadet -53 kg - Gold
  • 2018 NJ State Championships - Sparring - Black Belt - Cadet -49 kg - Gold
  • 2018 AAU NJ State Championship - Sparring - Black Belt - Cadet -53 kg - Gold
  • 2017 National Championships - Sparring - Black Belt - Cadet -41 kg - Bronze
  • 2017 Pennsylvania State Championships - Sparring - Black Belt - Cadet -41 kg - Gold
  • 2017 NJ State Championships - Sparring - Black Belt - Cadet -45 kg - Silver
  • 2016 National Championships - Sparring - Black Belt - Youth -40.0 kg - Silver
  • 2016 Pennsylvania State Championship - Sparring - Black Belt - Youth -40.0 kg - Gold
  • 2015 National Championships - Board Breaking - Red Belt - Youth - Bronze
  • 2015 NJ State Championships - Sparring - Red Belt - Youth -40.0 kg - Gold
  • 2014 National Championships - Sparring - Blue Belt - Youth +30.1 kg - Bronze
  • 2014 National Championships - Poomsae - Blue Belt - Youth - Bronze
  • 2014 National Championships - Board Breaking - Blue Belt - Youth - Gold
  • 2014 National Championships - Demo Team - Blue Belt - Youth - Bronze
  • 2014 NJ State Championships - Sparring - Blue Belt - Youth +30.1 kg - Gold
  • 2013 National Championships - Sparring - Blue Belt - Ninja +30.1 kg - Bronze
  • 2013 National Championships - Board Breaking - Blue Belt - Ninja - Bronze
  • 2013 National Championships - Demo Team - Blue Belt - Ninja - Bronze
  • 2013 CT State Championships - Sparring - Blue Belt - Ninja +30. kg - Silver
Personal: Started Taekwondo in 2011...Favorite Taekwondo Athlete: Ahmad Abu Ghaush...Favorite Non-Taekwondo Athlete: Kevin Durant...Who is your biggest inspiration?: My Family...Favorite Foods & Drinks: Sushi, Ramen, Pizza, bubble tea, smoothies...Favorite Book(s): "Slam!"...Favorite TV Show(s): Family Guy...Favorite Movie(s): "The Conjuring", "Insidious I and II" and "Happy Gilmore"...Favorite Band(s)/Singer(s): Lil' Baby...Favorite/Inspirational Quotes: "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." - Wayne Gretzky...What is your proudest moment in Taekwondo to date?: My proudest Taekwondo moments include earning my second degree blackbelt, being named All American Athlete two years in a row, being a Cadet National Team member and on the US Cadet Pan American and Cadet World Teams....Other Fun or Interesting facts about you: I like to play basketball and video games and hang with my friends