Team CSW upsets Camp Pendleton in National Pankration Team Championships

“Photos – Team Camp Pendleton and Team CSW before the finals.”A strong Team CSW upset favorites Camp Pendleton in the finals of the USA Pankration Team Championship tournament held on July 26th in Santa Ana, California.

Pankration is the newest form of Amateur Wrestling under FILA and mixes Wrestling, Jiu Jitsu and Striking.

Pankration competitions are presently held in California, Arizona, Wisconsin, Illinois and Utah.

The National Team Championships featured 10 Pankration Teams going head to head in four team dual matches.

Winning teams advance in the tournament towards the finals.Each team had a fighter in the following weight classes plus up to 5 alternates: 135lbs, 145lbs, 155lbs, 165lbs, 175lbs, 185lbs, 200lbs, 220lbs, over 220lbs.


1. CSW/ OCJJ – Lake Forest and Fullerton, CaliforniaCoached by James Wilks and Danny Suarez.Team members: Joe Ray; Anthony Frank; Mark Vorgeus; Shane Fresz; Mike Wilmur; Terrence Martin; Bill Morris; Daniel Boher and Anton Vasco

2. Camp Pendleton Varsity Team – Camp Pendleton, CaliforniaCoached by Corey BenninTeam Members: Matt Saller; John McCawly; Eddie Chavez; Alex Jones; Rick Hamilton; Nick Molina; Preston Snook; Cole Jones; and Marshal Rockey

3. Cleber Jiujitsu – Huntington Beach, California

4. Millennia Jiujitsu – Rancho Cucomonga, California

Other participating teams;Shen WuTeam Vo29 PalmsTeam ViciousTeam RuckkusTeam City Boys

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