Former University of Iowa national champion Tony Ramos announced big news as he has signed with X-Cel Worldwide. Ramos joins a very prestigious trio at X-Cel in four time NCAA national champion Kyle Dake, World champion Adeline Gray, and World silver medalist Helen Maroulis. Ramos is truly among great company at X-Cel, and X-Cel must have a mutual feeling in signing Ramos to their team. Ramos announced his intentions to compete at this year’s World Team Trials on his website, stating he will compete at 57kg(125.5lbs) last month.

“We are thrilled to have Tony Ramos join the X-Cel team and we believe that its about quality, not quantity, we feel Tony has huge market appeal to the wrestling fans, but more importantly he appeals to the sports fan in general,” said Nick Garone. “Having Kyle, Adeline, Helen and now Tony on the same team balances us out and we are excited about having all of them together under one company to help them with their business affairs off the mat,” added Garone (full release here).

A little bit more on X-Cel (from their website) “X-CEL Worldwide is the premiere leader in promotion, marketing, representation, and advertising. X-CEL is a full service promotional and endorsement firm with over eighteen years of management and representation experience in professional boxing and has also promoted boxing events nationally throughout the United States.”

Ramos was also recently named the University of Iowa’s male athlete of the year after winning 19 of his 32 victories by bonus and capturing his first conference and national title this past March.

By Ross Bartachek (@rossbchek)

Lead Editor of IA Wrestle