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UMITDE WINS GAY GOLD

After a so-so pool play showing, Team Umitde Guam ran through the playoff format to win the volleyball gold medal in the Gay Games 9 Olympics from Cleveland, Ohio.

Led by former All-Island volleyball standouts Luis Mesngon and Zakkary Zacarias, Team Umitde went a perfect 4-0 in the playoffs to win the gold medal Wednesday afternoon (Thursday morning, Chamorro Standard Time).

I’m not as happy as being honored to represent our island in the 2014 Gay Games,” team captain/coach Joel Alerta said. “The gold was just a cherry on top. I’m proud of our team and a special shoutout to all our sponsors, familia, and supporters around the world. Thank you to the city of Cleveland and most especially I Islan Guam.”

Umitde had just a 10-6 showing in pool play action before sharpening its skills in the playoff round.

This is the first team to represent Guam in the Gay Games.

 

Top (L-R): Zakkary Zacarias, Devin Arceo, Zachary Tedtaotao, P.J. Siquig, Brendyn Padayao , Luis Mesngon, Dani Sherwin (Team Umitde Manager), Sasha Leigh. Bottom (L-R):  Joel Alerta and Tente Flores. (photo courtesy of Luis Mesngon)

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Team Onslaught represented Guam at the National X-Ball League paintball tournament in Sacramento, CA. The squad finished in 3rd place out of 12 teams in the Division 5 category.

Front L-R: Frankie Borja, Robert Delos Reyes
Back L-R: Marvin Reyes, Ericka Camacho, Gavin Santos, Nick Rivera, Nikki Tan, Adrian Mora, Ralph Sgambelluri

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Purebred Jiu-Jitsu Guam adds three more to their black belt stable. Daniel Cayanan, Cameron Mantanona and Peter Ungacta received their black belts on Saturday from Professor Stephen Roberto.

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