One of the top high school coaches in Oregon Neil Russo was able to upset one of his best friends teams to take the big school title in Oregon in 2009.
Was a successful college wrestler at Cal Davis University. He started fighting after college. He held the KOTC and GC championship belts before he vacared them when he joined the WEC. He beat Cole Escobezo in his first WEC fight for the Featherweight title and has successfully defended it 5 times. Urijah Faber grew up in Northern California in a holistic household where his parents would have him eat healthy and refused immunization shots. He was born in a house on May 14th 1979, in the college town of Isla Vista, California (a small town bordering UC Santa Barbara), and raised in Sacramento, California. Urijah's upbringing was very unique. From birth he was raised holistic, being born at home with mid-wife's, and his parents refusing immunization shots. Until this day Urijah has scarecely used conventional medicine, and has maintained a lifetime of healthy habits in diet and excercise. Urijah attended High School in Lincoln, a small town of about 8,000 people, where he was a standout athlete. Athletics had been a part of Urijah's life since an early age, he spent much of his childhood and teen years occupied with playing football, roller hockey, and wrestling. After a successful high school career as a wrestler. Urijah moved on to furthur his wrestling along with his academics at University of California at Davis.
Sean Bormet came out Providence High School. A High School that wrestles in the famous Chicago Catholic League. Sean was a state champion and went on to wrestle at University of Michigan. At the University of Michigan he became a 2x All American and an NCAA Finalist. His last collegiate match he wrestled Pat Smith, 1 of only 2 4x NCAA Champions, in the finals. He lost in a tight match. After College he began training for the Olympics, however is biggest successes in the sport of wrestling would be what he did off the mat. Sean Bormet in 2000 began a club called Team Overtime. The club was modeled off of Ernie Monacco's "The Edge" in New Jersey. Team Overtime has since become the premier wrestling club in the nation. In 2007 USA Freestyle Championships Team Overtime lead Illinois to the overall team title in the nation. Year in and year out they have a waiting list to join their club. With a 94% renewal rate from their members it is not easy to get a spot at Team Overtime.