Connect with us

GSPN

ANTHONY CRUZ NAMED 2019 GSPN ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

The GSPN 2019 Athlete of the Year!

The GSPN Athlete of the Year for 2019 is being awarded to 25-year-old jiu-jitsu brown belt Anthony Cruz for his busy 2019 where he consistently found himself at the medal podium in each tournament he competed in.

Cruz, out of Carlson Gracie, came out on top all over Asia and in the local competitions wrapping up a really busy summer where he competed in the the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam in Tokyo (gold), JBJJF (double gold), Marianas Open (gold), Submit Int. and the IBJJF Asia Open (gold) all within a three-month span!

Cruz’s 2019 Accomplishments

  • 3X IBJJF Asian Open Champion (2017, 2018, 2019)
  • 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tokyo 85 KG Brown Belt Champion
  • 2019 JBJJF All Japan Medium Heavy Brown Belt Champion
  • 2019 JBJJF All Japan Open Class Brown Belt Champion
  • League Royale 12 88KG Champion
  • League Royale 12 Third Place Open Class
  • 2019 Together Funding Championship Medium Heavy Second Place
  • 2019 Together Funding Championship Third Place Open Class
  • 2019 Copa de Marianas Medium Heavy Brown Belt Champion
  • 2019 Copa de Marianas Open Class Brown Belt Champion
  • 2019 Marianas Pro Seoul Medium Heavy Second Place
  • 2019 Marianas Pro Seoul Open Class Second Place
  • 2019 Marianas Open Medium Heavy Brown Belt Champion

AOY Honorable Mentions

  • Men’s Basketball Team (Pacific Games Gold Basketball)
  • Frank Camacho (UFC Win)
  • Joshter Andrew (Pacific Games Gold Judo)
  • Wayne Blas (Guam Marathon Record)
  • Ben Borja (Pacific Games Gold Basketball 5×5 and 3×3)
  • J.J. Ambrose (HEX Fight Series win)
  • Anthony ‘Big Tone’ Salas (Four total gold in stateside power lifting comps)
  • Jay Leon Guerrero (Top 10 bowler in the WORLD)
  • Jon Tuck (Bellator/Rizin debut win)
  • Roque Martinez (Deep Impact win)
  • Benji Shulte (Pacific Games Silver swimming)
  • Jeralyn Mesa (Guam Bodybuilding Gold, 4th in Pro Comp)
  • Regine Tugade (Guam record in 100m and 60m)

GSPN ATHLETES OF THE YEAR

2012 – Jon Tuck (MMA/UFC)
2013 – Zach Pangelinan (USA National Rugby)
2014 – Eddie ‘Barefoot Bandito’ Vega (101 Barefoot Marathons)
2015 – Guam Men’s Basketball Team (Pacific Games Gold)
2016 – Baby Joe Taimanglo (MMA/Bellator)
2017 – Manami Iijima (Professional Triathlete)
2018 – Alejandra Ada (D1 Rugby champion)

Ad

GPS Sports Calendar

March

April 2020

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

1st

No Events
Events for April

2nd

No Events
Events for April

3rd

No Events
Events for April

4th

No Events
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
Events for April

5th

No Events
Events for April

6th

No Events
Events for April

7th

No Events
Events for April

8th

No Events
Events for April

9th

No Events
Events for April

10th

No Events
Events for April

11th

No Events
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
Events for April

12th

No Events
Events for April

13th

No Events
Events for April

14th

No Events
Events for April

15th

No Events
Events for April

16th

No Events
Events for April

17th

No Events
Events for April

18th

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

19th

No Events
Events for April

20th

No Events
Events for April

21st

No Events
Events for April

22nd

No Events
Events for April

23rd

No Events
Events for April

24th

No Events
Events for April

25th

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

26th

No Events
Events for April

27th

No Events
Events for April

28th

No Events
Events for April

29th

No Events
Events for April

30th

No Events

Foody’s 5 Fun Facts

Quarantine Edition

Polls

Will the fear of COVID-19 (corona virus) keep you from attending sporting events?

View Results

DID U KNOW?

In 1981, The GW student body voted to keep the Warriors mascot, however, the administration overruled the vote and went with the Geckos instead. This photo is of the 1977 GW Warriors football team. It was then that both GW and JFK had two football teams.

 

 

COMING SOON …

ALL SPORTING EVENTS HALTED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS ISSUE

QUICK HITS

Lani Chargualaf and Derek Horton won the 2020 Guam MTB National Championship.

 

 

—————————————————-

 

The Benavente Roadrunners defended their Sugar and Spice Middle School Girls Soccer Festival title with a 2-1 win over the Oceanview Knights.

 

 

 

More in GSPN