After winning the match, I asked him how he felt about the win, and having to face the Indiana state champ again the following day, and there was nothing but humble determination,
“It felt really good. It’s getting me closer to my goal of becoming an Olympian. I’ll definitely be going in tomorrow a lot more confident, every win I get better, every match I get better.”
It’s this depth of character and ambition that are exceptional for a wrestler his age. Expect to see big things from Andrew Alirez in the RMN Events 2015-2015 and beyond.
Andrew Alirez is a multitalented young wrestler beyond his years in experience and character. As a 3rd generation boxer who’s only been boxing for 2 years, and already has a record of 10 and 0 with a Ring Side Championship under his belt, it’s evident that Alirez lets his natural athleticism do most of the talking.
When I asked him about the transition into boxing he said -“I think if you’ve wrestled you can do any other sport because of how demanding wrestling is mentally and physically”. If this wasn’t coming from a tested athlete I may not have believed that statement but Andrew has proven himself time after time. From national Boxing tournaments, to Rocky Mountain Nationals in Denver, he has gone up against some of the best and come out on top.
This past weekend at UFC Ultimates was no exception. Alirez was calm, cool, and collected after his match against Indiana State Champ Colton Cummings. He’s a 14- year-old 8th grader, but you wouldn’t be able to tell that purely from his performance. Alirez hung on for the entire match, unwavering in the face of a fierce competitor.