The Cellar Brings Home 5 Champions from N. American Muay Thai Classic
(Note: We have been so busy with traveling and competitions during the last 5 weeks, we are sorry for the delay in updating the website)
The Cellar Gym once again attended the largest Muay Thai tournament in North America, the TBA-SA Muay Thai Classic. This year The Cellar had 12 fighters competing at the event. All fighters made weight for their respective divisions on Thursday June 25 with the competition going from June 26-28 in Des Moines, IA.
Great first day of action at the 2015 TBA-SA Muay Thai Classic. There were four rings running of non-stop Muay Thai action! The Cellar Gym went 6-2 on the day. Ryan Sternberg and Di Lin lost decisions. Toni Weinbeck, Ian Greer, Caleb Merth, and Xin Zheng won their bouts + Matt Gangl won 2 bouts today! We also learned that Di’s opponent will be unable to continue so Di is back in the tournament, he is going to get a second chance at that belt!
It turned into a rough day for the team. We ended up on the wrong side of some super close decisions and we faced some really skilled opponents. Six of our fighters will be settling for the bronze this year, but we have another 5 in the championship finals tomorrow. Even though today didn’t go as we had hoped, we are still incredibly proud of this team! Every fighter that lost today gave everything they had until the final bell. They showed incredible heart and resilience and we couldn’t be more proud. We will take these losses, make adjustments, and come back even stronger. Watch out, in 2016 this team will be scary good!!!
– First fight down and Terrance picks up the big win! Men’s B Class Light Welterweight Champion!
– Caleb Merth is the 2015 men’s novice welterweight champion and is awarded his belt by Ajarn Chai
– Antonio Dvorak wins the Men’s A Class Super Heavyweight division by TKO (corner stoppage) after the very first round! This is his 3rd Muay Thai Classic title!
– Pam “Bam” Sorenson wins the Ladies A Class Welterweight division!!! She fought an amazing fight with numerous dumps from the clinch and some strong elbows!
– Ian Greer wins the Men’s A Class light middleweight title in a WAR against a very tough and experienced opponent. Wow! The Cellar Gym goes 5-0 today with 5 title belts to bring home! What a day!!!
The Cellar Gym is bringing home 5 Muay Thai Classic tournament titles! 5-0 on the day! We are so proud of this amazing team!