Rank: Black Belt 
Style: Songham Taekwondo
Age Started: 5

Gavin first started training in martial arts when he was 5 years old living in Stonewall Louisiana. In 2016, his family moved to San Antonio, TX where he was enrolled in Victory Martial Arts (Songham Taekwondo in the ATA) after seeing a demonstration by Master Evan Turner (also teammate Kodi Molina’s main instructor). Gavin earned his black belt in December of 2018 under Derek Frader. That same month he decided to compete for an ATA World Championship (which won him a world title), and started his black belt tournament season halfway through the season. His accomplishments as a black belt include:

ATA Tournaments:

  • 2019 Memphis Open (Class A ATA tournament) 1st Extreme Forms, 2nd Sparring
  • 2019 Spring Nationals (Class AA ATA tournament) 1st Extreme Forms, 1st Extreme Weapons
  • 2019 Hendersons Stars and Stripes Tournament (Class A ATA tournament) 1st Extreme Forms, 1st Extreme Weapons
  • 2019 Lonestar Championship (Class A ATA Tournament) 1st Extreme Weapons, 2nd Extreme Weapons
  • 2019 Kansas City Class A ATA Tournament 1st Extreme Forms
  • 2019 Phoenix Class A ATA Tournament 1st Extreme Forms, 1st Extreme Weapons
  • 2019 Little Rock Class A ATA Tournament 1st Extreme Forms
  • 2019 Victory Texas Tournament (Class C ATA) 1st Extreme Forms, 1st Extreme Weapons, 1st Traditional Weapons, 1st Sparring
  • State Championships (Texas) won state titles in Extreme Forms and Extreme Weapons
  • District Championships Won Extreme Forms district title and runner up in Extreme Weapons
  • 2019 ATA World Champion in Extreme Forms

Texas Kombat Organization tournaments

  • 2019 Showdown in H-Town (AAA TKO Tournament) 1st Sparring, 2nd Extreme Forms
  • 2019 Gulf Coast Championship (AAA TKO Tournament) 2nd Creative Forms, 1st Extreme Weapons
  • 2019 Gipsy Open (AAA TKO Tournament) 3rd Sparring, 3rd Creative Forms

NASKA Tournaments

  • 2019 US Open (6A NASKA Tournament) 2nd Extreme Weapons, 2nd Creative Forms (tied for first, tiebreak to a competitor), 3rd Extreme Forms, Finalist Musical Forms, 2nd Taller Division Sparring
  • 2019 US Capitol Classic China Open (6A NASKA Tournament): 3rd Musical Weapons, 1st Musical Forms, 1st Creative Forms, 1st Taller Division Sparring, Grand Champion 10/11 Boys Sparring
  • 2019 Dixieland Nationals: 1st Extreme Forms, 1st Musical Weapons, 1st Creative Forms, 2nd Musical Forms, 3rd Sparring and CMX Weapons Grands