Orlando Ponce Scholarship Foundation Announces Award Recipients for 2016-17

Twelve youth wrestlers have been awarded free wrestling training opportunities for Augsburg Wrestling Academy’s Fall, Winter and Spring programs through the Orlando Ponce Scholarship Foundation.

“We are honored for everyone who applied to the scholarship and encourage everyone to continue doing great works in and out of wrestling,” said scholarship founder Orlando Ponce. “Reviewing the applications made us very proud of the men and women that our Minnesota wrestling community is building.”

PeeWee Recipients (1st-2nd Year Wrestlers)

  • Austin Seals – Saint Michael, MN – Hi-Flyers Wrestling Club, Coach David Thorn
  • Ian Olson – Coon Rapids, MN – Mat Bandits Wrestling Club, Coaches Ryan and Jason Adams
  • Roman Valdez – South Saint Paul, MN – South Saint Paul Wrestling Club, Coach Don Nihart
  • Miles Whitethorn – Apple Valley, MN – Apple Valley Youth Wrestling Club, Coach Rudy James

Youth Recipients (Experienced Youth Wrestlers)

  • Jordan Reuvers – Faribault, MN – Faribault Youth Wrestling Club, Coach Brad Babcock
  • Brett Swenson – Minneapolis, MN – Iron Mustangs Wrestling Club, Coach Marty Morgan
  • Landon Bagne – Big Lake, MN – Big Lake Swarm Wrestling Club, Coach Craig Browen
  • Jameer Huff – Minneapolis, MN – Iron Mustangs Wrestling Club, Coach Marty Morgan

High School Recipients (Varsity Grade Level Wrestlers)

  • Abdulla Shigidy – Burnsville, MN – Bloomington Wrestling Club, Coach Jamell Tidwell
  • Danyel Olivera – Fridley, MN – Fridley Wrestling Club, Coach Eric Anderson
  • Maxwell Harvey – Minneapolis, MN – Minneapolis Wrestling Club, Coach Rob Harvey
  • Lorenzo Diaz – South Saint Paul, MN – South Saint Paul Wrestling Club, Coach Don Nihart

The Orlando Ponce Scholarship Foundation has made available $7,200 in scholarship funds for 30 weeks of training. Scholarship recipients are also eligible to earn up to $2,400 ($200 each) in savings bonds for post secondary school.

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