BY GARY ABBOTT USA WRESTLING | DEC. 12, 2014, 7:10 P.M. (ET)
Photos of Isaiah Varona and Nick Alvarez courtesy of Northern Michigan Univerity Olympic Training Site.
Northern Michigan University’s Olympic Training Site will participate in an upcoming international Greco-Roman camp and competition in Riga, Latvia this month.
It is one of the largest group of NMU-OTS athletes ever to travel on a tour. The team will travel to Latvia on Dec. 14, and participate in a camp featuring four other top international teams.
The wrestlers will enter the Memorial H. Kogan Tournament in Riga, Dec. 20-21, for an outstanding test of their skills and abilities.
“This will be a great camp with three to four foreign teams, which will be followed by a great tournament. You can never get enough international competition,” said Rob Hermann, NMU-OTS head coach.
Among the athletes on the tour are two-time Junior World Team member Isaiah Varona of Miami, Fla. at 59 kg/130 lbs. and past Junior World Team and University World Team member Nick Alvarez, Miami, Fla. at 71 kg/156 lbs.
NMU-OTS Greco-Roman assistant coach Aghasi Manukyan, a 1993 World champion, will be coaching this tournament.