NMU-OTS Greco wrestlers head to Latvia for training and tourney

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.

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