In celebration of the 22nd Independence Day, the Belau Wrestling Tournament at Long Island on Friday, September 30, 2016. The action of the day included Gerome Petrus (Palau Community College) in the Men’s Senior Heavy Weight Division. Petrus remained undefeated after defeating all 5 of his opponents to win the gold medal.
In the Junior Division, Nick Ko (Palau Mission Academy) defeated Joener Kinsang (Palau High School) in the finals with a takedown to win with the score of 3-0. Uilau Ilebrang Tarkong became the first female to win the boy/girls Cadets Division after beating Uili Cooper in the finals. In the young boys and girls Division – (13 and under) Calin Aguon (Airai Elementary School) defeated Ebelbal LutupeniTarkong (Harris Elementary School). Ebelbal won the first match calin the second match. During the finals, Calin was able to score.
Young Boys and Girls Division – Calin Aguon (1st), Ebelbal Tarkong (Harris Elementary School)
BWF would like to thank all the athletes for participating in this event. Also special thanks goes out to volunteers, supporters and sponsors to include WCTC, our main corporate sponsors for the year to include Palau Pacific Resort, Etpisong Foundation, HANPA, Landmark Hotel, Payless Market and His Excellency Tommy E. Remengesau Jr. and the Palau National Government, Palau National Olympic Committee (PNOC) and United World Wrestling (UWW). Next year we plan to host this event again so please come join wrestling.