On this weeks version of Sports Speak, GSPN hits the road and sets up shop at the Mighty Purple Cafe in Agana for a sit-down with All-Star junior running back De’Aundre Cruz and newly appointed jiu-jitsu blackbelt Luis Reyes!
Local basketball fans will have the opportunity to witness high level basketball this week with four teams scheduled to participate in a tournament. The Guam Invitational Basketball Tournament (GIBT) will take place at the UOG Calvo Field House from July 25-30.
Despite being as high as a +1000 underdog, Baby Joe ‘The Juggernaut’ Taimanglo used his experience and game plan to guillotine choke Darrion Caldwell by third round submission. Last we checked, the MMA world is still buzzing about it.
With the odds stacked heavily against him, the much shorter and less hyped Baby Joe Taimanglo shocked the MMA world with a 3rd round submission victory over Darrion Caldwell for the #1 contender spot in Bellator 159’s Main Event.
Team Guam opened the 2016 Asia Schools Sevens tournament in Hong Kong style with a rollicking 24-0 win over India.
Michael Cruz explains how close Baby Joe is to making MMA history.
Benjamin ‘Benji’ Schulte has been trending in the right direction every year since he last competed in the 2012 Olympics in London. Schulte dominated the Micro Games in 2014, racked up medals at the Pacific Games in 2015 and is ready to represent Guam once more in the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Taimanglo came in with a big smile and representing the Guam flag. He stepped on the scale and weighed 138 lbs. He showed Guam love and shared about his people. Joe seemed real relaxed and not affected by the 2 lbs.
Ryan Matienzo (4:56) and Genina Criss (6:33) topped all runners in this years 32nd Annual Liberation Mile through the Guam Liberation Parade route in Hagatna.
Swimmer Pilar Shimizu made her first Olympic splash in 2012 as a 16-year-old teenager in London. She’s getting ready for her second go at the Olympics this year in Rio, this time as a 20-year-old adult aiming to do her island, and family, proud.
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Rod Hidalgo is named the UOG Tritons soccer head coach for both the men’s and women’s teams.
Darrell Payne took gold in the IBJJF American Nationals brown belt masters division.
Joey Miranda served over 100 Guam athletes as the Chef de Mission in the 2014 Micronesian Games. Miranda will be the Chef de Mission again along with Assistant Chef de Mission Anita Blas for five athletes to the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil.
– Guam Basketball Invitational Tournament
– Olympic Profiles
– Sports Speak: De’Aundre Cruz & Luis Reyes
– Guam Youth Football
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