Guam is an unincorporated
and organized territory of the United States in Micronesia in the western
Pacific Ocean. It is the western most point and territory of the United States, along
with the Northern Mariana Islands. The capital city of
Guam is Hagåtña and the most populous
city is Dededo. The inhabitants of
Guam are called Guamanians, and they are American
citizens by birth. Indigenous Guamanians are the Chamorros, who are related to
other Austronesian natives of Eastern
Indonesia, the Philippines, and Taiwan. Guam has been a member of the Pacific Community since 1983.
In 2016, 162,742 people resided on Guam. Guam has an area of 210 square
miles (540 km2; 130,000 acres) and a population density of 775
per square mile (299/km2). In Oceania, it is the largest
and southernmost of the Mariana Islands and the largest
island in Micronesia. Among its municipalities, Mongmong-Toto-Maite has the highest
population density at 3,691 per square mile (1,425/km2), whereas Inarajan and Umatac have the lowest
density at 119 per square mile (46/km2). The highest point is Mount Lamlam at 1,332 feet
(406 m) above sea level. Since the 1960s, the
economy has been supported by two industries: tourism and the United States Armed Forces.
Sports in Guam
national basketball team is traditionally one
of the top teams in the Oceania region behind the Australia men's national basketball team and the New
Zealand national basketball team. As of 2015, it is the reigning
champion of the Pacific
Games Basketball Tournament. Guam is home to various basketball
organizations, including the Guam Basketball Association.
represented in rugby union by the Guam
national rugby union team. The team has never qualified for a Rugby World Cup. Guam played their
first match in 2005, an 8–8 draw with the India
national rugby union team. Guam's biggest win was a 74–0 defeat of the Brunei
national rugby union team in June 2008.
the Pacific Games in 1975 and 1999. At the 2007 Games, Guam finished 7th of
22 countries and 14th at the 2011 Games.
Wrestling in Guam
in Guam is quite popular there. The Guam Amateur Wrestling Federation (GAWF) is
the governing body for Olympic wrestling on Guam. Mr. Antonio Aquino is not
only President of the of Wrestling in Guam, he is also President of the
"Oceania Council" of the internation Wrestling Federation UWW. The
GAWF participates in national, regional, continental and worldwide
competitions. The wrestling in Guam became popular mainly through US American
soldiers on the Pacific Island. As in the US, wrestling on Guam is largely done
at the high schools. In addition to the approximately ten high school wrestling
teams, there are also some classic wrestling clubs on Guam. In wrestling, free
style on Guam is much more popular than the Greco-Roman style. On Guam,
wrestling is also very popular among female athletes.
big worldwide success in wrestling Guam has simply too few inhabitants and
athletes. Another handicap is the isolated island location in the midst of the
Pacific Ocean, which of course makes the international exchange extremely
expensive and difficult. Nonetheless, the Guamanian Association is doing a good
job and can look back already on five Olympic Games participacions. In the
"Oceanic" continental Wrestling Association, Guam plays a major role
and always represents a medal-loving team on this level.
Youth Olympic Games
Oceania Championships 2019
Wrestling is a popular school and club sport in Guam.
Although Guam only about have
160 000 inhabitants, there are ten high school wrestling
teams on the island. The high schools perform, in the media much-noticed,
individual tournaments but also team fights. There are also some wrestling
clubs. Wrestling in Guam receives a lot of input from members of the US armed
forces who are on duty on the island.
Guam High Panthers
Fudoshin Fittnes Club
118 Chalan Duenas Street
Spike 22 Wrestling Club
153 PALE LEON MURPHY ST
96913 TAMUNING, GUAM
Wrestling and MMA Club – of international ex. Wrestler
Phoenix Wrestling Club (PWC) was founded in 2013 to allow student athletes to continue training and
enhancing their skills during off season. Since its founding, the organization
has focused on empowering participants by requiring that they uphold certain
standards of moral character. As prevention partners, our participants will be
given the opportunity to enhance theirs kills and become role models and
advocates for healthy lifestyles. It is our goal that all our participants
become well-rounded and productive in-dividuals in their communities and
leaders in prevention.
Snakepit Wrestling Academy Guam (SWAG)
96931 Tamuning, Guam
Snakepit Wrestling Academy Guam (SWAG)
is the first wrestling academy on Guam to develop
grassroots wrestling at a youth level and a 501(c) non-profit organization
focused on creating a positive, safe, and fun environment for all our
wrestlers, young and old, as well as those who watch and support us. The
sport of wrestling allows people to train with discipline, tenacity, and a
never-ending drive for success and progress. We are dedicated to
improving/evolving the future of wrestling on the island of Guam. In the near
future, we intend to participate in a multitude of community service projects-
from clean-ups to beautification, as well as other positive opportunities. We
believe that these activities develop great character in the youth who partake
Guam Amateur Wrestling Federation (GAWF) is the
governing body for amateur wrestling on Guam and Mr.
Antonio Aquino ist he President. GAWF
coordinates amateur wrestling programs on Guam and works to create
interest and participation in these programs.
GAWF members consist of athletes of all ages, coaches, officials, parents, and
volunteers striving together to strengthen the sport. GAWF assist various
wrestling clubs on Guam enhance their athletes by providing and sanctioning
local competitions. GAWF participates in national, regional, continental, and
world level competitions.
Amateur Wrestling Federation, guided by the Olympic Spirit, provides
opportunities for members to achieve their full human and athletic potential.
Amateur Wrestling Federation (GAWF), will strive to be the regions best sports
organization by working synergistically with the Guam National Olympic Committee to increase our members athletic knowledge
and enhance our athletes, coaches, and officials competitive spirit through
quality training and competition.
Guam Amateur Wrestling Federation
c/o Mr. Antonio I. Aquino
715 Route 15
GU - 96910 Maite GUAM
11 / 2019