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DECADE’S MULTI-SPORT ATHLETES: #7 MICHAEL ‘BOISE’ HOCOG

The Top 10 multi-sport athletes of the past decade.

By Robert Balajadia

With high school sports officially wrapped up for 2020, we’ve decided to count down the top 10 male and female multi-sport high school athletes of the past decade (2010-2020). This list centers around athletes who were not only dominant in one sport, but were multi-faceted stars every time they took the field/court.

Following the direction of a list created by GSPN’s Patrick Lujan four years ago on the best multi-sport athletes ever on Guam, ‘like sports’ (like cross country and track & field) will be ranked the same.

We continue the countdown with boys #7 Michael ‘Boise’ Hocog of the GW Geckos.

The eldest of three brothers, Michael Boise Hocog set the tone for football, taking after his father Michael, who was a star back in his heyday. Boise could shift to anywhere on the defensive front seven, but right in the trenches was where he really made his impact. Hocog won defensive MVP in back-to-back seasons as an upperclassmen with one title his junior year.

What Hocog lacked in height, he made up for in strength and tensity as he was often revered as one of, if not, the strongest players in the league.

Shift over to rugby and Boise went from a defensive stalwart to an offensive workhorse that proved difficult to bring down. Hocog would collect another MVP his senior season, wrapping a two-time MVP winner in two different sports in the same year. The Geckos would finish 2nd that season.

Hocog’s younger brothers Kelvin and Damon would also win defensive MVP after both previously stated that Boise’s accomplishments had inspired them to perform at the same level.

Boise’s Accolades

Football – 1x Champion, 2x MVP, 3x 1st Team All-Island
Rugby – 1x MVP, 3x 1st Team All-Island

Boise’s reaction to making the list

“It means a lot to me and I would have never been expected to be selected to be a part of this list. I’m speechless. I hope I inspire others to come out and play football and rugby.”

Previous revealed athletes
8. Marlon Evans
9. Juan King Jr.
10. Nathaniel Kyle Gaitan

Honorable Mention

Dylan Naputi (GW)
Ryan Quitugua (GW)
Devin Maluwelmeng (GW)
Noah Quichocho (GW)
Shelby Meeks (GW)
Damon Hocog (GW)
Bryton Cepeda (FD)
Noah Diaz (FD)
Roy Taimanglo (FD)
Jake Benito (FD)
RJ Rokop (FD)
Jujuan King (Guam High)
Aaron Blaz (Okkodo)
Maks Kepwe (Okkodo)
Dezdin Fikes (Okkodo)
LJ Aguon (Guam High)
Nolan Chamberlain (JFK)
Wayne Blas (JFK)
Jonah Hahn (JFK)
Patrick Cruz  (Sanchez)
Wes Shiroma (Sanchez)
Josh Sablan (Sanchez)
Kobe Sotelo (Harvest)
Sean Evans (Harvest)
Mason Caldwell (Harvest)
Takumi Simon (St. John’s)
Brandon Miranda (St. Paul)

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QUICK HITS

Shawn Bamba won the Arizona state wrestling championship while siblings Jussiah and Justyn took third place in their divisions at state.
Shawn (12th) won the 150-lb division while Jussiah (11th) took bronze in the 120-lb class and Justyn (9th) took bronze in the 106-lb category.
All three were born on Guam before moving to Surprise, Arizona in 2014, where they all picked up wrestling in 2016.
Their parents are Justin and Shannon Bamba from Pago Bay.
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Christian Delos Santos, son of Richard Delos Santos (Barrigada) and Norma Larimer Delos Santos (Dededo), won the Kentucky High School Athletic Association wrestling state championship in the 113-lb weight class.
His sister Naiya took 3rd place in the 100-lb girls division.

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