CAM WARD TO BATTLE RYAN SCHULTZ IN INTERNATIONAL FIGHT LEAGUE WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT IN PORTLAND SEPTEMBER 9
Beaverton, Ore., Resident Late Replacement For Tiger Sharks In Clash With Wolfpack
NEW YORK, August 29, 2006 – The local flavor of the International Fight League (IFL) World Team Championship at Memorial Coliseum in Portland on September 9 just got a little spicier, as Cam Ward of Beaverton, Ore., has been selected as a replacement for the Tiger Sharks team and will battle Gresham, Ore., resident Ryan Schultz of the Wolfpack at the 155-lb. division of the mixed martial arts event. Ward replaces Alvin Robinson because of injury.
Ward sports a 4-1 overall MMA mark, while Schultz’ record stands at 13-7-1. Both will be making their first respective appearances in IFL competition. The two were scheduled to fight on August 5, but Ward suffered second degree burns which forced him to withdraw.
The Tiger Sharks, who train in Seattle, are coached by kickboxing legend Maurice Smith. They will take on Matt Lindland’s Wolfpack, based locally in Portland, as part of an 11-fight card that also features a Superfight between Lindland, the 2000 Silver Medalist in Greco-Roman wrestling, and Jeremy Horn, as well as a matchup between the Anacondas (Los Angeles) and Sabres (Tokyo).
Many of the sport’s top names are scheduled to compete. In addition to Ward, the Tiger Sharks feature Reese Andy (Billings, Mont.), Brad Blackburn (Olympia, Wash.), Allan Goes (Rio de Janeiro) and Bristol Marunde (Sequin, Wash.). The rest of the homestanding Wolfpack roster includes Devin Cole (Medford, Ore.), Matt Horwich (Gresham, Ore.), Aaron Stark (Portland, Ore.), and Chris Wilson (Portland, Ore.). Competing for the Anacondas are Jay Hieron (Las Vegas), Chris Horodecki (London, Ontario), Mike Pyle (Dresden, Tenn.), Alex Schoenauer (Las Vegas) and Krzysztof Soszynski (Winnipeg, Manitoba). The Sabres include John Cole, Kazuhiro Hamanaka (Tokyo), Tom Howard (Dallas), Amos Sotelo (Tucson, Ariz.) and Ed West (Tucson, Ariz.).
Fans can purchase tickets at the Rose Quarter Box Office, all participating Safeway locations, by phone at 877.789.ROSE (7673) or online at www.RoseQuarter.com.
The IFL’s two other new teams, Frank Shamrock’s Razorclaws of San Jose and Carlos Newton’s Dragons, based in Toronto, Ontario, will enter the ring as part of the World Team Championship in Moline, Ill, on Sept. 23, joining Renzo Gracie’s Pitbulls, based in New York and Pat Miletich’s Silverbacks from event host Quad City.
About the International Fight League™
Founded in 2006 by Kurt Otto, a highly successful real estate investor and a life-long martial arts participant and Gareb Shamus, chairman of the comics empire Wizard Entertainment Group, the International Fight League™ (IFL) and Pure Sport™ were created to establish a centralized and structured organization that brings the power and influence of the mixed martial arts industry together.