The first competition Gustavo participated in was Torneo Aconcagua – a Argentinian national competition. This is
the most difficult and challenging competition in Mendoza, Argentina. The year was 1992, Gustavo was 16 years old.
He placed 4th and received his first sponsors and recognition.
Just six months later, he participated at Expo Sol in San Juan, Argentina and placed first. His sponsers were elated and encouraged him to continue competing.
In another six moths, at 17, he competed at Apertura in Mendoza Argentina and placed 2nd. Six moths later he competed in his second Torneo Aconcagua in 1993 where he placed 3rd.
He competed in 4 more shows in 1994 and in 1995 at the age of 19, he won first place in his class and won the overall championship at the international competition in San Juan, Argentina.