New York City student-athletes garnered seven All-American honors in Fargo on Tuesday.
In the Junior Womens Freestyle division, Rosemary Flores (125 lbs, Curtis) and Destane Garrick (172 lbs, Wingate) each took 3rd place, while Yuneris Taveras (198 lbs, Bathgate) took 6th, Kim Cardenas (97 lbs, Petrides) took 7th, and Mariana Olalde (172 lbs, Brooklyn Tech) took 8th.
In the Junior Mens Greco-Roman competition, Roland Zilberman (195 lbs, Lincoln) finshed in 5th while Alpha Diallo (106 lbs, Brooklyn International) ended up in 7th.
There were no NYC All-Americans in Cadet Greco-Roman on Monday. Junior Women Freestyle Duals are later today. Cadet Freestyle finals take place on Friday while Junior Freestyle ends on Saturday.
Wrestling legend Wade Schalles will be leading practice this Wednesday night, July 17th starting at 6:30pm at the Manhattan Training Center.
Schalles is credited with inventing several moves and is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for several pinning achievements. In fact, the Schalles Award, presented annually by Cliff Keen Athletics and Wrestling Insider News Magazine to the nation’s best college pinner.
Schalles won two NCAA championships for Clarion University where he defeated 153 of his 159 opponents, pinning an astounding 109 of them.
He was named a Distinguished Member of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 1991.
More about Wade from his website, wadeschalles.com:
The ASICS/Vaughan Junior & Cadet National Championships kicked off today on the campus of North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND with the Cadet Women's Freestyle. While everyone competed well today, the two standouts were Jennifer Juarez of Robert F Wagner/PSAL Catch-All Team and Vivan Vu of Brooklyn Tech.
Each earned All-American Honors with Juarez taking 3rd at 108 lbs. and Vu earning 6th at 154 lbs.
His victory over Anderson Silva at UFC 162 on Saturday, July 6th, ended Silva’s seven-year, 17-fight winning streak – successfully dethroning the longest-reigning UFC Champion in history. Not only did he defeat a legend, he did so in dramatic fashion. He won the fight by KO during the second round – making him the only fighter to knock out Silva via strikes.
Chris is one of our own. He wrestled at Hofstra, becoming a two-time Division I All-American, and is a supporter of Beat the Streets - he took the stage and spoke to the crowd at this year's gala, the Rumble on the Rails. We are proud to have a wrestler wearing the belt and look forward to watching Chris defend his title – and his undefeated record – against future contenders.
Additionally, he wasn't the only combatant with a wrestling background to have a strong showing on Saturday. Also competing on the card were former Oklahoma State National Champion Mark Muñoz and 4x NCAA qualifier for Clarion, Frankie Edgar. Both looked impressive in earning unanimous decision victories.
For the last two weeks, we have been profiling our staff for the "Top of the Podium Camp" taking place July 7-11 at Sullivan County Community College. The final member of that staff is Ithaca College Graduate Jules Doliscar.
Today we continue our series of articles on Beat the Streets' impressive list of summer camp counselors with UNC-Pembroke rising sophomore Robert Shade.
Shade spent his high school years wrestling for Timber Creek High School in New Jersey where he compiled a 110-20 career record, highlighted by a 35-4 mark his seinor year. Over four years in the Timber Creek lineup, Shade captured titles in Camden County, Region 8, and District 30 (two times). Shade placed 5th at the 2012 New Jersey State Tournament and followed it up with 5th place honors at FloNationals.