Saturday, August 6, 2011

Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup 11

Last Saturday Sami Callihan won Maryland Championship Wrestling's Shane Shamrock Memorial Cup in one of those crowded brawls that I often find incomprehensible and thus a bit boring, though they do make for a grand and colorful parade of wrestling talent and eye candy. The competition honors Shane Shamrock, who was gunned down in 1998 just a month after winning MCW's first Light Heavyweight Championship (the belt was immediately retired in his honor), ending a five-year career in the ring. At this year's event, local (NC) bad boy Aden Chambers sustained a serious leg injury which will keep him out of the game for months. (Get well soon, AC!)  Callihan and "American Psycho" Josh Daniels were the last two men in the ring Saturday, surrounded by the disqualified competitors, lumberjack fashion. (Photos by Marvin Atwell)

 Josh Daniels (5'9", 210#) and Sami Callihan (5'11", 200#)

 Aden Chambers (6'0", 193#)

 Mike Posey (5'8", 170#)

 Ricky Reyes (6'1", 232#) and Aden Chambers

 Oliver Grimsley (5'7", 175#)

 Kirby Mack (5'11", 188#)

 Sami Callihan and Kirby Mack

 Cole Callaway (5'10", 185#) and Nathan Crown (5'7", 200#)

 Kyle Matthews (5'8", 175#), Sami Callihan, and Vordell Walker (5'11", 240#)

 Josh Daniels and Sami Callihan

 Josh Daniels and Oliver Grimsly

Corey Hollis (5'8", 185#)

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