Weight: 147 pounds
Birthplace: New Haven, Conn.
High School: Gymansia Jerusalem '01
College: Rice University
Coaches: Jean Lopez & Paris Amani
Dojang: Elite Taekwondo Center
World Ranking on 9/1/12: T-172nd (-68kg)
Enjoys watching TV, playing poker with teammates, soccer, reading and watching movies...his brother, Nir, fights in the lightweight division...favorite foods are Italian, Korean, Chinese, Indian and ice cream...before a competition he eats healthy and maintains a balance between his carb input and protein input...favorite athlete is Michael Jordan...favorite movie is Borat...enjoys all types of music...favorite countries visited for competition are Korea and Italy.
Did You Know?: Tal was born in the U.S. but grew up in Israel. He finished high school and the military there and moved to Houston, Texas, to train with "the best team in the world."
Quotable Tal Moriah: "I love my family and fight to win for them."
2011 USAT National Championships (Feather): BRONZE
2011 Arlington National Qualifier (Feather): SILVER
2010 Canada Open (Feather): SILVER
2010 USAT Dallas National Qualifier (Feather): GOLD
2009 U.S. National Team Trials (Feather): 4th
2009 National Team Qualifier (Feather): 2nd
2008 U.S. Senior Nationals (Feather): BRONZE
2008 Collegiate World Trials (Feather): 1st
2008 Houston National Qualifier (Feather): GOLD
2007 U.S. Senior Nationals (Feather): BRONZE
2007 World University Games Trials (Feather): 1st
2007 National Collegiate Championships (Feather): SILVER
2007 U.S. Open (Feather): BRONZE
2006 Senior National Team Trials (Feather): 3rd
2006 German Open: BRONZE
2006 U.S. Open: BRONZE
2005 Senior Nationals (Feather): BRONZE
last updated 9/12/12