2014 Micronesian Games (GR_FS_FW)

The Micronesian Games were one of the most exciting events for our region being held in Pohnpei, FSM. The gym was packed with countless spectators to watch their teams compete. For us Pacific Ilsanders in the North, these games are equivalent to having our own Olympi Games.

There were a total of 7 teams that competed during this 3 day event in Greco Roman Style, Freestyle Mens and Womens Style and Beach Wrestling. The teams included Nauru, Marshall Islands, Palau and the 4 island states that make up the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM). The 4 states were Chuuk, Kosrae, Yap and the host country Pohnpei. Unfortunately, Kiribati was unable to arrive on time for the Games and expressed their apologies. Maybe next time.

 

Greco Roman Competition (Monday, July 01, 2014)

 

The first event held was the Greco Roman competition on Monday, June 21, 2014. There were a total of 7 teams with a total of 43 wrestlers that competed in the Greco Roman style.

Christian Nicolescu (Palau), Jarvis Tarkong (Palau) and Florian Skilang Temengil (Palau) had impressive wins on the first day of the Greco Roman events winning 3 gold medals for Palau. Gino Wichilyan (Yap, FSM) and Dukay Tairuwepiy (Yap, FSM) were able to earn 2 gold medals to place Yap in 2nd place. Chuuk, FSM, Kosrae, FSM and Pohnpei, FSM each earned 1 gold medal.

In the Greco Roman Style the team ranking went to Pohnpei who placed 1st with a total of 22 points, Chuuk placed 2nd with a score of 19, Palau placed 3rd with 18 points, Yap placed 4th, Marshall Islands 5th, Kosrae 6th and Nauru 7th place.

 

Freestyle Mens Competition (Tuesday, July 22, 2014)

On the 2nd day of the competition, the freestyle competition resumed all day at the College of Micronesia and the gym with the fans cheering, dancing and witnessing their teams battle for the gold.  

Once again, Nicolescu, Tarkong and Temengil of Palau led Palau’s team to win 3 gold medals, both Patrick Mike (Kosrae) and older brother and vereran Kenneth Mike (Kosrae) earned 2 gold medals for Kosrae while Risky Frederick (Pohnpei) and Ryan Ifamalik (Pohnpei) won 2 medals to bring Pohnpei for a tie with Kosrae in 2nd place medals. JK Kaminanga (Chuuk) won the gold medal over Dallas Milne (Marshall Islands).

In the freestyle mens team ranking 1st place went to Palau with a total of 31 points, 2nd place went to Marshall Islands, Chuuk earned 3rd place, 4th place went to Pohnpei, Yap placed 5th, Kosrae placed 6th and Nauru placed 7th place.

Freestyle Womens Competition (Tuesday, July 22, 2014)

Unlike the mens competition, the six of the female weight classes to include the 48kg, 53kg, 55kg, 58kg, 60kg and 63kg only had one athlete in these weight categories. The athletes winning gold in those weight categories were from Pohnpei, FSM.

In the 69kg division, Llania Alii (Marshalls) won the gold medal after defeating Betsy Sillo of Pohnpei who won the silver medal.

In the freestyle female competition, Team Palau had only 1 female wrestler that competed in the 75kg weight division. Samantha Recellluul won the gold medal against Angeline Tom (Pohnpei) who received 2nd place and Piolani Tartius (Marshalls) for 3rd place. Samantha was able to pin Tom of Pohnpei during the match to go on and defeat Tartius of the Marshalls with a victory pin.

In the team ranking, Pohnpei placed 1st with a total of 38 points, Marshalls placed 2nd with 18 points and Palau 3rd with 10 points.

 

 

 

In the Greco Roman Style the team ranking went to Pohnpei who placed 1st with a total of 22 points, Chuuk placed 2nd with a score of 19, Palau placed 3rd with 18 points, Yap placed 4th, Marshall Islands 5th, Kosrae 6th and Nauru 7th place.




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