Connect with us

GSPN

OFF-ISLAND WRESTLING REPORT

The high school wrestling season on Guam ended in the 2nd quarter. However, the season is still ongoing for wrestlers in college and high school that have Guam connections stateside. Seven former prep athletes from Guam schools are wrestling collegiately and four high school wrestlers stateside will contend for state championships.

[useful_banner_manager_banner_rotation banners=72,74,79 interval=10 width=120- height=600 orderby=rand]

By Michael Cruz

The high school wrestling season on Guam ended in the 2nd quarter. However, the season is still ongoing for wrestlers in college and high school that have Guam connections stateside. Seven former prep athletes from Guam schools are wrestling collegiately and four high school wrestlers stateside will contend for state championships.

College

Matthew Aguigui – Campbell 2o15 – Warner Pacific (NAIA) – Aguigui’s family is from Agat. He placed 2nd as a senior at the Hawaii State Championships in 2015. He is redshirting this season.

MA

Matthew Aguigui training with high level talents at the Spike 22 gym in Guam. (courtesy photo)

Pavin Blas – FD 2014 – Warner Pacific (NAIA)-Blas as a senior finished 3rd at All-Island in the 126 lb. division. He is redshirt freshman and wrestles at 133 lbs. He is the backup to redshirt freshman starter Alex Usura. Blas wrestled in a dual meet in Portland, Oregon.

pblas_14

Former FD Friar Pavin Blas. (courtesy photo)

Nainoa Calvo –  FD 2015 – Stanford (Division I) – Calvo made the wrestling team as a walk-on and wrestled in his first collegiate match on November 1. He won the IIAAG All-Island Wrestling Championship at 160 pounds in 2014.

NCS

Former FD Friar Nainoa Calvo. (courtesy photo)

Jonah Whitt – St. Thomas 2014 – Air Force Academy (Division I) – Whitt is former 3 time all-island champ who wrestled for Simon Sanchez. Whitt is a freshman and wrestles at 141 lbs.

JW

The St. Thomas star and wrestling phenom Jonah Witt. (courtesy photo)

Micah Lopez – Harvest 2013 – California Baptist (Division II) – Lopez is a former All-Island champion at FD. Lopez has record of 3-4 which includes two pins.

headshot_1_Micah Lopez

Former Eagle student, but Friar wrestling star Micah Lopez. (courtesy photo)

Jayronne Gandaoli – Academy 2015 – King University (NWCA) – Gandaoli has won numerous titles on Guam and off-island for wrestling and Brazilian jujitsu. King is the defending national champions and currently ranked #1 with a team record of 15-1.

JG

Star wrestler and ju-jitsu ace Jayronne Gandaoli. (courtesy photo)

Jovan Ignacio – Sanchez 2014 – The former standout football player and wrestler for the Sharks is wrestling for the Iowa Lakes Community College Lakers. He is a freshman and has competed in about six to seven matches this season at 197 lbs. and above.

Jovan_Ignacio_WEB_C460AA684BCD5

Sanchez Sharks power house Joven Ignacio. (courtesy photo)

High School

Chance Ikei – Chandler 2016 – Ikei has Guam roots from his mom’s side Racquel Dizon Ikei. His dad is Chad Ikei who trains football players in high school to the NFL. He took up wrestling in 8th grade on Hawaii. Fast forward four years later and he has won two Hawaii state titles and has an offer to wrestle at Arizona State. He is wrestling his senior year in Arizona for better competition and to prepare for collegiate wrestling. Wrestles at 132 lbs.

CI

The chamorro bloodline runs through the young wrestling start Chance Ikei. (courtesy photo)

Donovin Guerrero – De La Salle 2016 – Guerrero’s family is from Malesso and he started wrestling in elementary school. Has been wrestling varsity since his freshman season. Currently ranked 3rd in the state of California. Has made the state tournament three years straight and is the two-time defending North Coast Section Champion winning at 106 lbs. and 113 lbs. respectively. Is wrestling at 120 lbs. with aspirations of bringing home a CIF state title in 2016. Check out the feature on the young ‘Island Boy’ HERE.

Donovin Guerrero sporting his school colors of De La Salle Spartans. Check out the story on 'Island Boy' in the features section. (courtesy photo)

Donovin Guerrero sporting his school colors of De La Salle Spartans. Check out the story on ‘Island Boy’ in the features section. (courtesy photo)

Dwayne Guerrero – De La Salle 2019 – The younger sibling is also making a name for himself as a true freshman. Currently, ranked #24 in the state at 113 lbs. and has a good chance to make state tournament.

Dwayne

The younger sibling Guerrero enters his first year of high school wrestling. (courtesy photo)

Slater Cruz – Lee County 2016 – Cruz placed 3rd at the Georgia State Tournament at 132 lbs. as a junior. He returns for his senior year with the goal to bring home a state championship.

SC

Slater Cruz gets ready for his final year of wrestling. (courtesy photo)

 

Ad

Athletes Birthdays by W5

GPS Sports Calendar

August

September 2021

October
SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
Events for September

1st

No Events
Events for September

2nd

Events for September

3rd

Events for September

4th

5
6
7
8
9
10
11
Events for September

5th

Events for September

6th

No Events
Events for September

7th

No Events
Events for September

8th

No Events
Events for September

9th

No Events
Events for September

10th

No Events
Events for September

11th

12
13
14
15
16
17
18
Events for September

12th

No Events
Events for September

13th

No Events
Events for September

14th

No Events
Events for September

15th

No Events
Events for September

16th

No Events
Events for September

17th

No Events
Events for September

18th

No Events
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
Events for September

19th

No Events
Events for September

20th

No Events
Events for September

21st

No Events
Events for September

22nd

No Events
Events for September

23rd

No Events
Events for September

24th

No Events
Events for September

25th

No Events
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
Events for September

26th

No Events
Events for September

27th

No Events
Events for September

28th

No Events
Events for September

29th

No Events
Events for September

30th

No Events

National Guard Athletes

Rose Munoz

An educator, triathlete, mother and Guardsman all in one! The ever active Rose Munoz almost never stops moving, but she’s found a way to balance her busy life while serving from home!

 

Polls

Do you agree with the Executive Order which has halted sporting practices as well as forced postponement of IIAAG and ISA Leagues?

View Results

COMING SOON …

IIAAG & ISA Leagues Postponed (schedules on events calendar)

Guam’s Strongest Man & Woman Competition

QUICK HITS

Captain Morgan: In his fifth pro season in the Japan Professional Basketball League, Morgan Aiken has been named the captain of the Yamaguchi Patriots.
“I’m blessed to officially be voted & named team captain for this season, year 5. Been such a long road, but trust me when I tell you hard work pays off.”
—————————————-
Josh Calvo captures black belt middleweight gold in The Revolution Tournament in Washington. It’s the biggest jiu-jitsu tournament in the Pacific Northwest region.

 

 

 

More in GSPN