"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, California
Coached 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, California
Coached by Corey Bennin
Team 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;
Team City Boys
Learn more about Pankration at www.fightleague.org