Angel Cejudo

Angel Cejudo

Angel Cejudo is a freestyle wrestler who became a Dave Schults Memorial International champion for the 132-pound weight class in Greco-Roman wrestling on Tuesday, February 5, 2008. [http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4191/is_20080210/ai_n24311797] Later that same year he trained with brother Henry Cejudo in Colorado Springs, who himself won an Olympic gold-medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Wrestling career

Angel Cejudo went 150-0 for Phoenix Maryvale High School on the way to four 5A state titles. In 2005 he turned down a scholarship at Arizona State University to work out at the Olympic Training Center full time. [http://www.azcentral.com/sports/olympics/articles/2008/07/06/20080706olywrestle.html]

Angel Cejudo and his brother Henry Cejudo earned spots on the 2005 FILA Junior Freestyle World Team. At 60 kg/132 lbs., Angel Cejudo (Colorado Springs, Colo./Sunkist Kids) beat Drew Headlee (Waynesburg, Pa./Pitt WC). In bout one, Angel Cejudo defeated Drew Headlee of Waynesburg, PA by pin in 1:58. In the second bout, Angel Cejudo defeated Drew Headlee by dec. 3-0, 1-0. Angel Cejudo won the series, two matches to none. Angel Cejudo is a U.S. Olympic Training Center resident athlete. [http://usocpressbox.org/usoc/pressbox.nsf/9265228c9c2fa00887256540006549cf/4d585f9a7c007ddf8525700f007a0458?OpenDocument] [http://www.themat.com/results.php?page=display_results_style&ResultID=100147]

On November 20, 2005 and again wrestling at 60kg, Angel Cejudo (Sunkist) won 3rd place by defeating by dec. Jason Wichinski (Cabbagetown), 2-0, 4-0. [http://nywrestling.com/fs_gr_fk/Articles/NYAC_Holiday05.htm]

In 2006 he was ranked ninth in the U.S. Senior freestyle ranking by themat.com at the 60kg weight class. [http://www.themat.com/rankings.php?page=ranking_details&RankingID=891]

In 2007 he failed to qualify for the 2007 US World Team Trials in freestyle wrestling. [http://wrestling.teamusa.org/news/article/1491]

In 2008 he won the Dave Schults Memorial International for the 60kg weight class. [http://209.85.173.104/search?q=cache:eSfjctErr18J:www.usawrestling.org/index.php%3Fpage%3Dshowarticle%26ArticleID%3D18534+angel+cejudo+wrestler+us+colorado+springs+60kg+2006&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=8&gl=us]

In 2008 Angel Cejudo entered the U.S. Olympic trials seeded ninth after not placing in the 2008 U.S. Nationals competing for the 60 kg (132 pounds) weight class. Cejudo went 1-2 at the trials in Las Vegas, eliminated by Nate Gallick from Tucson Sunnysidewho finished third. The US team did not do well enough in the 60kg qualifying tournamets to earn a wildcard into the Competition from FILA, the governing board of international wrestling. [http://www.azcentral.com/sports/olympics/articles/2008/07/06/20080706olywrestle.html]

Personal life

Angel Cejudo states that his wrestling improved on his way to winning the Dave Schultz Memorial International for the 60kg weight class after his mother moved to Colorado to be with him and his brother. [http://wrestling.teamusa.org/news/article/1491] Angel Cejudo continued wrestling at the Riches Wrestling Complex to help his brother, Henry Cejudo, prepare for the US Olympics. His brother Henry Cejudo won the Beijing Olympic Gold medal in 2008 for the 55kg weight class. [http://www.azcentral.com/sports/olympics/articles/2008/07/06/20080706olywrestle.html] Angel Cejudo was in attendance with his sister Gloria and brother Alonzo. [ http://www.latimes.com/la-spw-olywrestling20-2008aug20,0,7484793.story] His mother was sick and unable to make it, for which he broke the explanation to the media that his mother gets nervous and throws up during the matches. [http://themat.com/section.php?section_id=3&page=showarticle&ArticleID=19472]

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