Athletics Newsletter 02-08-2018

CAC Athletics & Activities News February 08, 2018
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CAC Wrestling Brining Back Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals
Nine CAC boys traveled to Abu Dhabi on February 1-4 to participate in the GAA International School Wrestling Meet 2018, hosted at the Titan Wrestling Club by Gems American Academy Abu Dhabi. All CAC wrestlers were successful in challenging themselves in face to face matches against an international school, middle school and high school wrestlers from Dubai, Abu Dhabi, New Delhi and Bangkok. 
Seven of the nine CAC wrestlers qualified for the finals round to wrestle for first through fourth place. The two nonqualifying CAC wrestlers were involved in very competitive matches, taking opponents long into the first, second, and third rounds, as well as winning some matches by points and pin. Both wrestlers will be very successful when they return to the mat in the future. Three of the CAC wrestlers were involved in the 3rd/4th place matches, with Daniel Main winning 3rd place by a pin. Selim Selim and Sam Ryver ended their tournament bracket wrestling each other, with Selim winning 3rd place on points after a 3 round match against Sam.
Four of the CAC wrestlers qualified for the gold medal match. Stefan Ryer won his match by pinning a very strong and experienced wrestler from ASD in the third round. The same wrestler had beaten Stefan in a full-length three-round match on points during the round robin. Youssef Hassanein was in a very tough bracket of five 160 pound wrestlers, many older high school boys with multiple years of experience. Youssef wrestled very well to beat all in the bracket but one, with his opponent winning by points in three-round matches during both the round robin and in the final. Murad Baracat had an excellent tournament, winning all matches during the round robin, then losing a close match by two points in a three-round match in the final. Ali Abdelhafez wrestling very strong matches in his group and won a great semifinal match to reach the final. Ali wrestled a close final match before losing by pin. 
It is a pleasure to support this group of amazing CAC wrestlers. Special thanks to coaches Ahmed Gharabli and Essam Salem for their work in the CAC wrestling room to prepare the CAC wrestlers so well. The CAC team have some of the most well-prepared wrestlers at the tournament, due to the intense practice sessions led by the CAC coaches. 
Congratulations to all.


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CAC wrestling at GAA International School Wrestling Tournament:

Stefan Ryer: Gold Medal.

Ali Abdelhafez: Silver medal.

Youssef Hassanein: Silver Medal in a full-length match.

Murad Barakar: Silver Medal in a full-length match.

Daniel Main: Bronze Medal in a win by pin.

Selim Saleh Selim: Bronze Medal.

Samuel Ryver: Fourth place.

7 CAC wrestlers in final or consolation final.



CAC Varsity Basketball


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The CAC basketball teams are getting ready for ISSTs, they are going to play a multiple of games next week, in addition to the varsity basketball CISSA tournament on February 17th, girls at CAC and boys at AISE. Click here for the CISSA schedules


CAC Junior Varsity Basketball


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The JV basketball teams are also getting ready for the CISSA tournaments. The JV girls basketball team will travel to MES to participate in the JV girls CISSA tournament, and the JV boys basketball team will play here at CAC. Both tournaments are on Friday, February 16th.

Click here for tournaments schedules




Upcoming Winter Events







HS GISS group mini-summit


March 3


MS Math Counts


February 8-10


AMIS HS Honor Choir


February 28-March 4



Upcoming Winter Athletics Tournaments






CISSA JV boys and girls basketball

Girls @MES


February 16

CISSA Varsity girls and boys basketball

Girls @ CAC

Boys @ AISE

February 17

Athens Cup invitational swim meet

ACS Athens

March 1-4

ISST swimming,

ASH/BSH, The Hague

March 7-10

ISST girls basketball

ISH, The Hague

March 7-11

ISST boys basketball

FIS, Frankfurt

March 7-11

Winter Athletic Awards

CAC theater

March 20