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NCAA champ at Cornell. Now trains with the SERTC in Blacksburg, VA.


VITO: Out Of The Shadows

Jan 30, 2024

Cornell wrestler Vito Arujau had one of the most spectacular years in 2023.

After moving up from 125 to 133 he wins an NCAA title beating both clear-cut favorites, Oklahoma State's Daton Fix and Penn State's Roman Bravo-Young decisively. A month later he dominated his way through the US Open and went on to make the World Team and become a World Champion.

Vito has always had the ability to be great inside of him, but inconsistencies have plagued him.

Vito has been surrounded by greatness his whole life. His father, Vougar, was a 2x World Champion, 2x Olympian and bronze medalist for the USSR. His best friend and former rival, Yianni Diakomihalis is a 4x NCAA Champion and World silver medalist.

Meet Vito, hear from his father and ride along for the journey while he pursues a world title with Yianni by his side.