James Figueiredo sent along the following:
12.05.2007>>>Who will make the cut? Hi-TEST Tryouts 07-08 #1…COMPLETE!
Overcoming the weather and traffic, mixed martial artists arrived at the New Alhambra Arena yesterday to participate in the first in a series of Hi-Test Tryouts. The participants were intense and focused as they worked to impress an accomplished judging panel, featuring former Muay Thai Kickboxing World Champion, Rami Ibrahim (Sitan Gym – New York), Stephen Haigh, owner of the Fight Factory (Philadelphia), Angel Cartagena (Muay Thai Kickboxing Trainer and owner) and Shaun (instructor) of Body Arts Gym (Philadelphia), current Bodog Fight 135lb Women's Champion, Tara LaRosa, and former Martial Arts Instructor and current Octane MMA consultant, Ed Quinn.
By design, the circuit was intense, testing skill as well as endurance. Over the next month, the Octane MMA selection committee will be reviewing the footage and judges' notes to see who in the group made the cut and earned a spot in the Octane MMA Preseason.
Octane MMA plans to schedule another Hi-Test Tryout in January 2008 with a specific date to be determined. Continue to register and submit your applications on-line, and if you are unable to attend the tryouts, the please send in your non-returnable media footage for review.
Octane MMA thanks everyone that came out yesterday to participate, assist, and support us in taking yet another step towards making MMA in PA in 2008 a reality.
Anyone looking to register to be a fighter with Octane MMA, please go to our official website www.octanemma.com and click on the “Register To Fight” button.