Tony Ramos will start his 2017- 2018 season at the Dave Schultz Memorial in Colorado Springs, CO this upcoming November. He will be competing at 61kg for the Sunkist Kids/Tar Heel Wrestling Club on the 3rd and 4th. Leading up to the trials Ramos will compete in several more tournament to prepare to make a run for gold in Budapest, Hungary. He will follow up the Dave Schultz by heading to Nice, France to compete in the Henri Deglane. After the New Year Ramos plans on heading back to the toughest tournament in the world, the Ivan Yaryguin, in Krasnoyarsk, Russia. With two more competitions expected before the trials Ramos will spend his birthday in Cuba at the Cerro Pellado and then compete on US soil one more time in Las Vegas, NV. Ramos will be looking to make a run for his 3rd US Open Championship in April. This is a tentative schedule and is subject to change.
Follow the life and journey of American wrestling's modern day anti-hero, Tony Ramos, from his kids' club days, all the way through high school, college, and onto the United States World Team. No other wrestler has been more loved, hated, and misunderstood than the brash, open, and honest Ramos in recent years. In this, his official biography, as he has always done, Ramos does not hold back on himself or others. Find out where he comes from and what he has been through; how he has failed, achieved, and worked to be where he is at today. The rise and fall of Tony Ramos has been one of the most talked about and critiqued incidents since his interview at the 2016 Olympic Team Trials after he lost to fellow Hawkeye Wrestling Club teammate, Daniel Dennis, in a best-of-three finals match-up at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City. Unfiltered, emotional, honest, and now exposed, take a look into Ramos' life and discover the man behind the stare.
Did you really think I was just going to go away like that? The 2016- 2017 season for me was a year filled with more downs than ups. After coming off a heart breaking Olympic trials loss and up rooting my family to a new location it took a toll physically and mentally. My first few competitions I wasn't the same athlete that my wife, my coaches, and myself had seen step out on the mat and compete time and time again. It took time some time to heal the wounds and build the competitor and fighter back up. I had a group of people welcome me with open arms and help me along the way and I am very grateful for that. It wasn't till about a month or so before the US Open that I really started to feel like myself again. I was at peace. I didn't not have the results I wanted at the trials again this year. I also don't feel that I competed to my best abilities either. I still have a lot more to give to this sport competitively and lots of more room to grow. We are just starting to scratch the surface of the potential that I have. This was year one of the four year cycle to be an Olympic Champion and I am looking forward to the journey ahead to Tokyo 2020! I look forward to seeing everyone for at least 3 more years and can't wait to see what the future holds. PROWL here I come! #CeilingIsTheRoof
Tony T-Ram Ramos
We are just approaching July and camp season is about to be in full swing. The University of North Carolina Wrestling Camps are nearing the end and I am about to hit the road to go teach the youth of America. My first stop on the Team Ramos Camp Tour will be up in a Seattle, Washington on June 28th. You can check out the entire summer camp schedule to see if I will be coming to a town near you. (Click Here) Check back frequently because the schedule can always change. Hope to see some new and old faces in the coming months.
This weekend will decide the 2017 USA World Team that will go on to compete in Paris at the World Championships in August. The field has been set for all eight weight classes and action will start on Saturday June 10th at 10:00am. At 57kg Tony Ramos will sit out and wait in the finals for the winner of the mini tournament earlier that day. Ramos will need to win a best 2 out of 3 series to put himself back on the US World Team and in position to win a World Title in Paris. The best of 3 series will begin at 6:00pm Saturday. Check out this previews below to get familiar with the field and opponents that Ramos may square off against that night!