2016 Male MVP
2017 All-Star Team
Name: Matthew Galea
College affiliation: United States Military Academy at West Point
Course of study: Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Coppell, TX
Collegiate Coach: CPT Jeremy White
Other Coach: MAJ Greg Bew, Master Sang Cha
Weight Class: Fin, Fly
Year of Birth: 1996
Interests outside of Taekwondo:
I am a huge fan of snowboarding and try to go as often as I can.
More about Matthew:
I came to West Point with a desire to serve our country and plan on commissioning upon graduation under the Army's Aviation branch in hopes of flying helicopters.
Thoughts on the ECTC (INCTL) or Taekwondo in general:
ECTC tournaments contain the most fun I have had doing taekwondo and it continually reminds me why I love the sport so much. Taekwondo was my first sport and has been a huge majority of my life. Before going to college, it was literally my one priority and I committed all the time I could to it. I owe the sport a lot of credit because it has shaped me into the person I am today. Beyond the thrill of competition, I love the league's emphasis on being a team. It has allowed me to make some truly amazing friends and meet great people, athletes, and coaches.
Non-ECTC Tournament Records:
2016 NCTA Collegiate Nationals - 2nd Place
2015 Pan American University Championships - 1st Place
2011 USAT U.S. Open - 2nd Place