December 20, 2013

Wrestlers Earn Medals in Minnesota Tournament

Kendrick Sanders (photo by Larry Slater)
Kendrick Sanders (photo by Larry Slater)

MARQUETTE, Mich. — Five United States Olympic Education Center Greco-Roman wrestlers won medals at the Minnesota Storm Holiday Cup tournament Friday, Dec. 20, in Rochester, Minn.

            Winning a gold medal was Kendrick Sanders of Homestead, Fla., in the 74-kilogram weight class; earning silver were Isaiah Varona of Miami, at 55 kg and Sammy Jones of Folsom, La., at 60 kg; taking bronze were Kyndall Rutz of Englewod, Colo., at 55 kg and Barrett Stanghill of Philipsburg, Mont., at 74 kg.

            Four USOEC team members placed fourth in their respective weight classes: Alec Noa of Lombard, Ill., at 55 kg; Dillon Cowan of Harvard, Ill., at 74 kg; Curt Calovecchi of Marquette, Mich., at 84 kg; and Khymba Johnson of Sacramento, Calif., at 96 kg.

            Former USOEC athlete and two-time Olympian Spenser Mango of St. Louis, won a gold medal at 60 kg.

            Thirty teams sent wrestlers to complete at the tournament.

 

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Prepared By
Brian Price
Graduate Assistant
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