News and Announcements
I would like to congratulate the wrestlers that competed in the Borderwars Christmas Duals in Michigan this past weekend. 5 of our wrestlers qaulified for the Illinois Orange and Blue all-star team that took 3rd place overall going 4-2 with wins over Indiana- Michigan(Myway) – Ohio(Foxfire)and Indiana(Cornstalkers). Leading the way was Dylan Burnoski going 6-0, Juwan Robinson 5-1, Matt Ramos 5-1, Baylor Fernandes 4-2, Lil Ron 1-5. The boys wrestled some of the top kids from here to Pennsylvania! Very proud of these boys.
Congratulations to our wrestlers who competed this past weekend in the Illinois Orange and Blue Elite National Team Qualifier. As a team we won the team trophy having 5 Champions to the Twisters 4 Champs. Matt Ramos 55lbs, Baylor Fernades 80lbs, Juwan Robinson 95lbs, Robert Campos 95lbs (Middle School), and Ronald (lil ron) Tucker HWT, all took 1st place. Rounding out the action was Javen Estrada 60lbs (3rd place), Jimmy Pierandozzi 65lbs(3rd place), Dylan Burnoski 70lbs (2nd place), Brandon Ramos 75lbs(2nd place), Vince Ochoa 120 (3rd place), Angel Mendez 50lbs (3rd place). Outstanding preformance!
Congratulations to our wrestlers that competed this weekend at the Cliff Keen Kick Off Classic. Leading the way was Ronald (lil ron) Tucker winning the Hwt. title and his 2nd national title in less than a month by pinning his opponent in the finals. Juwan Robinson went in unseeded and may have been in the toughest bracket for his age group and preformed at the highest level i have seen from him. He was loosing by a score of 0-5 and pinned his opponent in the finals (finished with 4 falls). Dylan Burnoski dominated the 70lb weight class by pinning 4 out of 6 of his opponent and the closest match was 12-4. He was named the outstanding wrestler for divion 3. We also had 3 more Tulsa All Americans Matt Ramos lost to the eventual champion in the semis and wrestled back to the true second match and came up a little short(3rd place)in the 55lb division. Matt had a great tournament and had two come from behind victories. Jimmy Pierandozzi made it to semis in the 67lb division and lost a decision to a nationaly ranked kid, he wrestled back to 5th place. Kyle Schickel had a great tournament and beat multple all americans en route to a 6th place finish. Robert Campos in which may have been the toughest bracket in the entire tournament came up a match short from the medal rounds. All of our kids did a great job this weekend, i recieved many compliments on our team.
Congratulations to our wrestlers who competed this weekend in Cedar Falls Iowa. 5 of the 8 wrestlers came home with All American Honors, led by Ronald Tucker 1st place, Robert Campos 4th, Jimmy Pierandozzi 4th, Anthony Schickel 6th, and Juwan Robinson 6th. This is becoming one of the toughest tournaments of the year and our boys all wrestled a an exceptional level. Im very proud of these boys and look forward to the next challenge……TULSA!
The Jr. Raiders and the members of the board would like to respectfully thank both John Villar and Donna Robinson for their time and dedication to the wrestling club. John, as the Athletic Director, spent numerous hours working alongside our wrestlers and serving as a point of contact to our parents; providing them with timely information and answering questions. Donna Robinson’s initiatives as Director of Marketing have been instrumental to our club. We are eternally grateful for the “Cookie Dough “connections. While they are stepping down as members of the board luckily we will continue to see them at practices and tournaments.
On a high note we are thrilled to welcome two new members to our Board of Directors. Chris Ramos, the father of Brandon and Matt, is the new Athletic Director. Robert Campos, the father of little Robert is the new Director of Marketing. Please take a moment to congratulate and thank them in advance for their commitment.