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The Cellar Fight Team Has Great Showing at 2014 Muay Thai Classic


The Cellar Fight Team was in action this past weekend at the 2014 Muay Thai Classic in Des Moines, IA. The Muay Thai Classic has grown to become the largest and most prestigious Muay Thai/Kickboxing Tournament in North America and this year The Cellar sent a larger and possibly a stronger team than ever before!

The Cellar had 12 fighters competing in 11 different weight classes and when all the dust settled from 3 days of fights, The Cellar had captured 5 North American Championship Belts!

Luke Rudberg and Di Lin both fought and won 4 fights over the weekend to win their Men’s Light Welterweight (142lb) and Men’s Welterweight (147lb) divisions. Laura Marturano won 3 fights with 2 coming by way of TKO to win the Ladies Featherweight (127lb) division; she won her championship fight by TKO in just :37 seconds! Our smallest and biggest fighters in the tournaments were also in the smallest divisions. Jen Cichon and Antonio Dvorak only fought on Championship Sunday, but both walked away with championship titles. Jen won the Ladies Strawweight (112lb) division and Antonio won the Men’s Super Heavyweight (215+ lb) division.

With 500+ registered fighters for a single elimination tournament, not everyone could walk away with a belt, but that doesn’t mean their performance was not inspiring. All of the fights our team lost were closely contested and many of them could have gone either way on the judges scorecards.

Full Results from the Tournament:

  • Jen Cichon – Ladies Novice 112lb Strawweight – CHAMPION
  • Laura Marturano – Ladies Novice 127lb Featherweight – CHAMPION
  • Pam Sorenson – Ladies A Class 135lb Lightweight – 2nd Place
  • Lajly Yang – Men’s Novice 137lb Super Lightweight – 3rd Place
  • Luke Rudberg – Men’s Novice 142lb Light Welterweight – CHAMPION
  • Di Lin – Men’s Novice 147lb Welterweight – CHAMPION
  • Ryan Sternberg – Men’s Novice 153lb Super Welterweight – 3rd Place
  • Demian Ya Deau – Men’s Novice 153lb Super Welterweight – Quarter Finalist
  • James Dipetro – Men’s Novice 165lb Middleweight – Quarter Finalist
  • Pablo Castillo – Men’s Novice 215+lb Super Heavyweight – 3rd Place
  • Devlin Borders – Senior Men’s Open 215lb Heavyweight – 3rd Place
  • Antonio Dvorak – Men’s A Class 215+lb Super Heavyweight – CHAMPION

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