BIO AND CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Angel’s impressive wrestling career began at an early age. Angel was undefeated throughout high school, going an astoundingly 152-0 and taking home four state championships along the way—making him one of the most decorated wrestlers to ever come out of Arizona. His undefeated record in high school, though, was just the beginning for Angel as he immediately found himself at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado upon graduation, where he began to focus on Freestyle wrestling and international competition. In 2005, Angel went on to the FILA Junior Freestyle World Team and in 2008, Angel represented the U.S. winning at the Dave Schultz Memorial International Freestyle Wrestling Tournament. Later that year he entered the U.S. Olympic trials where he trained with his brother, Henry Cejudo, who, himself, went on to win the Olympic Gold Medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In 2009, Angel joined the Army where he wrestled for the World Class Athlete Program (WCAP) and in 2010, he took bronze at the Military World Championship.
Angel has had the opportunity to train with some of the best coaches in the world such as Terry Brands, Kevin Jackson, and Sergei Beloglazov. Through the many trials and tribulations of Angel’s wrestling career, Angel has kept focus on his family, and learned from his many tournaments, mentors, and experiences. He now uses that knowledge to develop the next generation of wrestlers at Olympus Wrestling.
WHAT Angel SAYS ABOUT HIS ONE-ON-ONE TRAINING
I enjoy working with my wrestler’s one-on-one, it gives me a chance to focus on proper technique and break down areas the individual may need work on. I usually start my warm-ups with all areas footwork, stance in motion, offensive attack, counter offense and go from there. I can usually see what area I need to focus on for that one-on-one. As for my elite athletes, I will review video with them to show them that the technique we work on and it being hit in competition at the highest level puts it in perspective. All my athletes range from beginner to an Olympic level.
LIFE OUTSIDE OF THE GYM