2016, 2017 All-Star Teams
Name: Jared Gurba
College affiliation: Cornell University
Course of study: Physics
Hometown: Centereach, NY
Collegiate Coach: Master Han Cho
Other Coach: Master Arthur Kwak
Weight Class: Bantam
Year of Birth: 1996
Interests outside of Taekwondo:
Outside of Taekwondo, I enjoy playing the drums and watching movies. I am a movie fanatic, they are one of my favorite ways to wind down after a stressful day. I have also been playing baseball for the majority of my life.
Thoughts on the ECTC (INCTL) or Taekwondo in general:
Taekwondo is just simply an incredible sport. I have been a part of Taekwondo for, literally, my entire life. As an infant, I would sit in my stroller, watching my father and sister take class until I one day joined them. It has shaped my life and is the reason I am the person that I am today. Competing in ECTC has been an influential moment in my Taekwondo career that has strengthened my love for the sport. The team atmosphere is something I have never experienced before, in Taekwondo at least. Because of ECTC and the welcoming club we have at Cornell, I have formed close relationships with people that will last a lifetime--for which, I will be forever grateful.
Non-ECTC Tournament Records:
2015 ATU National Taekwondo Championship: Sparring, 1st place
The 5th World Taekwondo Culture Expo (2011): Sparring, 1st place