The American Wrestling League (AWL) held their inaugural event in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, last Saturday. Before the matches started the crowd honored the late Coach Mike Duroe in a moving gesture holding their cell phone flashlights to the ceiling in conjunction with Pin Cancer to 'Light the Night'.
James Green was the only winner from New Jersey to win in AWL I: The Beginning.
Here is the box score from InterMat Wrestling.
70 kg: James Green (Team Dake) tech Brandon Sorenson (Team Taylor) 10-0
74 kg: Tommy Gantt (Team Taylor) dec. Richie Lewis (Team Dake) 7-2
79 kg: Alex Dieringer (Team Taylor) dec. Isaiah Martinez (Team Dake) 4-2
86 kg: Sammy Brooks (Team Taylor) dec. Nick Heflin (Team Dake) 11-4
92 kg: Michael Macchiavello (Team Taylor) dec. Deron Winn (Team Dake) 8-0
97 kg: Kyven Gadson (Team Taylor) dec. Jacob Kasper (Team Dake) 5-3
125 kg: Dom Bradley (Team Dake) dec Zach Rey (Team Taylor) 3-2
57 kg: Nico Megaludis (Team Taylor) dec. Frank Perrelli (Team Dake) 7-2
61 kg: Cory Clark (Team Taylor) dec Tony Ramos (Team Dake) 8-0
65 kg: Jordan Oliver (Team Dake) dec. Zain Retherford (Team Taylor) 13-11
2018 World champions Kyle Dake and David Taylor captained the two competing squads, while J'den Cox, another 2018 World Champion, did play-by-play and color commentary.
Team Taylor beat Team Dake 7-3.
Shout-out to the New Jersey wrestlers for representing our state!
James won $5,000, and Richie, Zach, and Frank picked up $2,500.
James Green's Profile
Richie Lewis' Profile
Zach Rey's Profile
Frank Perrelli's Profile
David Taylor's Profile
Kyle Dake's Profile
J'den Cox's Profile
Source: InterMat Wrestling
Photo Credit: Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com
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