NCAA Champion Ramos Sets Big International Goals

By Scott Saville, Sports Director

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- NCAA champion and World Team member Tony Ramos helped teach young wrestlers today at the Iron Man Wrestling Camp at Jefferson High School.

“I like working with the young kids a lot,” he said. “It’s exciting to see a lot of kids in here working hard and excited about getting better.”

Ramos has made a seamless adjustment to freestyle wrestling, winning a spot on the USA World Team in his first attempt.

“A lot of people were questioning whether I had the freestyle experience,” he said. “To me, there’s no difference. It’s wrestling. You wrestle on your feet. The only difference is how you score points on the top and bottom.”

Ramos isn’t just happy to wrestle in the World Championships in September. He has bigger things in mind.

“One of my biggest goals is to beat that 69-0 mark that [Olympic Gold medalist Jordan] Burroughs set for his international career,” Ramos said. “So right now the goal is 70, and keep moving forward from there.”

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