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GRAPPLERS QUEST RELEASES FINAL RESULTS

New event draws big excitement

PRESS RELEASE – The Guam grappling community celebrated a historic moment this weekend with the first-ever Grapplers Quest Guam held at the UOG Calvo Field House. The event was free to athletes. Participants enjoyed an energetic event featuring captivating matches, E-games championship rounds, kid-friendly jumper stations, and delectable local cuisine from food trucks and Ignite Juice Bar’s acai bowls.

OFFICIAL RESULTS

Spanning a Guam-largest 5,824 sq. ft of mat space and dedicated warm-up mats, the event welcomed grappling enthusiasts of all ages. MMA Superstar Brandon “the Truth” Vera added to the excitement, engaging in 20 exhibition matches with skilled athletes featured in solo brackets.

Day 1 highlighted talent across divisions, including kids and teens in both Gi and No-Gi categories, along with Women’s Gi & No-Gi, and Men’s Gi. Grapplers Quest marked a milestone as Guam’s first entirely free grappling event for all athletes.

Day 2 sustained the excitement with the Men’s No-Gi division, showcasing exceptional grappling skills. In the Men’s Absolute Division, Anthony Cruz claimed the Gold, defeating Mike Shinohara in the final with a score of 6-2.

Competitors earned 173 medals and 6 Team Trophies, which will be personally delivered to their gyms by mixed martial arts legend Brandon “The Truth” Vera and Grapplers Quest founder Brian Cimins.

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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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