Get Our Extension

James Chico Hernandez

From Wikipedia, in a visual modern way
James "Chico" Hernandez
James "Chico" Hernandez

James "Chico" Hernandez (born April 14, 1954) is an accomplished athlete in the sport of Sambo. He is the first Sambo champion to be featured on a box of Wheaties Energy Crunch and the first Sambo wrestler to appear in CNN/SI "Faces In the Crowd".

History

Hernandez was born in the Heart of Chicago, in a community called Pilsen. Hernandez competed and wrestled for Reavis High School, Chicago State University, the University of Maine at Presque Isle, the US Army National Team and the United States National Sambo Team.[1] He is the First Sambo wrestler to be featured on Wheaties (Wheaties Energy Crunch).[2][3] He won his first Gold medal at the Illinois Wrestling Federation South Suburban Freestyle Wrestling Championships in the 154 lbs weight class in April 1972. He won a Bronze medal at 154 lbs in the 1972 Amateur Athletic Union Illinois State Jr. Freestyle Wrestling Championships held at Loyola Academy.[2] At the 1973 City of Chicago Park District City-Wide Open Wrestling Championships, Hernandez won the 155 lbs weight class finals.[4]

In January 1975, he was awarded a wrestling scholarship to Chicago State University. He took second place at the 1976 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics District #20 at 158 lbs.[5] He qualified for the NAIA National Wrestling Championships held at Edinboro University in Edinboro, Pennsylvania. Hernandez transferred to the University of Maine at Presque Isle in August 1976. In November 1977, he won the Acadia University, Nova Scotia Open. In January 1979, he won first place at the University of New Brunswick International Open Championships in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Hernandez won first place at the 1979 USA Wrestling Maine State Freestyle Wrestling Championships, third place at the Northern New England Championships and fifth place at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Northeast Regional.[6][7] He was a 3 time All-District selection in NAIA #5, 1979 All-New England and NCAA Northeast Regional Teams.[8] The State of Maine AAU Olympic Freestyle Wrestling All-Star Team selected him to compete against the Netherlands Olympic Freestyle Wrestling Team. Hernandez graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science from the University of Maine at Presque Isle in May 1979.[9]

Hernandez was named head wrestling coach at University of Maine at Presque Isle for the 1980-81 season. He coached 3 Northern New England Champions, 3 All-New England NAIA Wrestlers, 2 All-New England D-3 NCAA Wrestlers and 3 NAIA National Qualifiers. He was selected as NAIA District 5 Wrestling Coach of the Year. He was the State of Maine Report Editor for WRESTLING USA Magazine in 1980–1981.[10]

He enlisted in the United States Army in October 1981. In November 1982, he won the Fort Riley, Kansas Post Freestyle Wrestling Championship in the 158 lbs weight class.[11][12][13] In January 1983, Hernandez was selected to the All-Army National Wrestling team at Ft. Bliss, Texas. Hernandez won a Bronze at the Texas Tech Wrestling Invitational and helped the Army National Team win the team title.[14] In November 1983, he won his second Ft. Riley Post Wrestling Championship in the 158 lbs weight class and was selected the "Outstanding Wrestler" of the 3 day tournament.[15]

In April 1984, he participated in the 1984 US Olympic Greco-Roman Wrestling Trials. Hernandez attended a Sambo clinic during the Olympic Trials, where he was introduced to the sport of Sambo .[16][17] In April 1985, he won the USA Wrestling Vermont State Freestyle Championships in the 163 lbs weight class[18][19] and in April 1986, he won the USA Wrestling Massachusetts State Freestyle Wrestling Championships in the 180 lbs weight class.[20] In July 1986, he was a Bay State Games Freestyle Wrestling finalist.[17][20]

Hernandez was named Outstanding Wrestler as he won his first United States National Sambo Championship in May 1987 at the Amateur Athletic Union National Sambo Championships held at Howard University Washington, D.C..[21][22][23][24] He won the AAU National Greco-Roman Masters Championships, the Greco-Roman Masters All-Around Championship and [25] placed 4th in the Greco-Roman Open.[26][27]

In June 1989, Hernandez won 3 National AAU Medals at the Amateur Athletic Union National Masters and Open Free-Style Wrestling Championships held in Battle Creek, Michigan. He lost in the National Open Finals, took 2nd place in the All-Round Masters Division Finals and finished 4th in the Masters 35- to 40-year-old age group.[28]

In July 1991, Hernandez won two Gold Medals at the 1991 Amateur Athletic Union National Masters Free-Style Wrestling Championships held in Battle Creek, Michigan. He won the 35-39 age-group and the Masters All-Round Championships. He was selected for the "Most Outstanding Wrestler Award" of the tournament .[29] Hernandez was named to WRESTLING USA "National Honor Roll of Champions" in 1983 and in 1992.[30]

In 1995, he took fifth place as a member of the USA Wrestling National Veterans Team at the Fédération Internationale des Luttes Associées World Veterans Freestyle Wrestling Championships held in Sofia, Bulgaria.[31][32]

Hernandez, at age 43, won three Gold medals, two Silvers and two Bronzes at the Grand National AAU Wrestling Championships.[33] He participated in Sambo, Greco-Roman and Freestyle wrestling contested at the 3 day event in 1997,[34] held at Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield, California.

In 1999, he won the 1999 Fédération Internationale Amateur de Sambo Pan-American Gold and Bronze medals in the 180 lbs weight class. Hernandez competed as a member of the USMC National Sambo Team which won the US National Sambo Team Championships held at Marine Corps Base Quantico in Quantico, Virginia, in 1999.[35][36]

In April 2000, Hernandez won the XXV National AAU Sambo Championships held at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida. He won the Fédération Internationale Amateur de Sambo Pan-American Silver medal.[37] In July 2000, the 46-year-old Hernandez won the middleweight (163 pounds), Gold medal in the 45-49 age group at the Federation International Association Sambo World Championships held at the Hara Arena in Dayton, Ohio. He also earned the Silver medal in the Masters of the Sport category, which combines champions from all masters’ age groups. He won a Bronze medal in the open division.[38] He was selected to represent the US at the World Cup of Sombo in Nice, France. In November 2000, Hernandez led the United States to a second-place finish at the FIAS World Cup of Sambo Wrestling held in Nice, France, himself winning a Silver medal. In November 2001, Hernandez was selected again to represent the United States at the FIAS World Cup of Sambo held in Nice, France. He took 5th place. In November 2002, Hernandez was selected to the USA National Sambo Team to compete at the FIAS World Cup of Sambo but he could not participate due to military obligations.

In May 2003, he won 2 Gold medals at the 6th World AAU Iron Man Wrestling Championships in Open and Masters division held in Knoxville, Tennessee.[39][40] Hernandez from 1987 to 2003 has achieved AAU All American status as a wrestler 31 times.[41]

In 2004, 2005 and 2007, he represented the United States National Sambo Team at the FIAS British Sambo Championships held at the Swallows Leisure Centre, Sittingbourne, Kent, England winning each time 3 Silver medals.

In June 2006, representing Team Irish, he won Gold and Silver medals at the North American Grappling Association New England Championships held at Bryant University. In November later that year; he won Silver and Gold medals at the North American Grappling Association Championships held at Sacred Heart University William H. Pitt Center in Fairfield, Connecticut.[42]

In April 2008 at the North American Grappling Association's World Championships at Essex County College in Newark, New Jersey, Hernandez won a pair of world titles in the Executive Expert Heavy Weight NO-GI division. He won a Bronze No-Gi Championship by and the Silver Medal in the Gi competition.

Hernandez has won 2 Gold, 3 Silver and a Bronze medal in Open and Masters Expert divisions at the Maine Skirmish competitions in 2003, 2005 and 2007 held at Winslow High School.[43]

In April 2009 he won a Silver medal in the Executive Expert Heavy Weight No-Gi North American Grappling Association's World Championships held at Essex County College in Newark, New Jersey. He won the Bronze medal in the Gi competition.

In November 2009 Hernandez won a Bronze medal in the Executive Expert Heavy Weight division at the NAGA North American Grappling Championships held at Essex County College in Newark, New Jersey. He won the Bronze medal in the Gi Executive Expert Heavy Weight division competition.

In July 2010 Hernandez won two Bronze medals at the FIAS Scottish Sambo Open and Championships held at the DG1 Leisure Centre, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

On May 5, 2012, Hernandez won the Executive Expert Heavy Weight GI division at the NAGA Arizona State Grappling Championships held at Phoenix College in Phoenix, Arizona. He won a Silver medal in the Executive Expert Heavy Weight No-Gi Championship finals.

In August 2013 in Jamestown, Ohio, Hernandez won the "Sambo Joe"/American Karate Ju-Jitsu Union National Sambo Championships.[44] At age 60, Hernandez won the 30-and-over master's division of the 2014 "Sambo Joe"/American Karate Ju-Jitsu Union National Sambo Championships, held August 2014 at Ohio University in Chillicothe, Ohio.

In May 2015, Hernandez won double Gold in both Greco-Roman Wrestling and in Olympic Freestyle at the 2015 USA Wrestling Veterans National Championships at the U.S. Open at the South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa, Las Vegas, Nevada. Earlier in April 2015, he was crowned at the 2015 Cliff Keen USA Wrestling Folkstyle Nationals in the Veterans divisions. The event was held at the UNIDome on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls.[45][46][47]

On September 3, 2016, Hernandez won the NAGA Championships of Ireland in the Executive Expert Heavy Weight divisions in the GI and No-Gi competitions. He won a Silver medal in the Directors division in No-Gi competition. The Championships were held at the University Sports Complex of Dublin City University in Dublin, Ireland. Hernandez has 20 lifetime victories in NAGA Tournaments. [48]

In July 2017, Hernandez won two gold medals in his age group 50 & over and a bronze and 4th place competing against 20–30 years his junior in the heavyweight division at the Sunflower State Games American Folkstyle Wrestling Championships and Takedown Tournament held in the Kansas Expocenter, in Topeka, Kansas.[49]

On October 20–21, 2018, Hernandez was selected by USA Sambo Inc. to represent the US at the World Masters Sambo Championships at the Stade Mohamed V, Casablanca Morocco. He competed in the 60-64 age group in the +100 kg weight class. Hernandez defeated Sakhtan Bekpeiisuly of Kazakhstan 5-3 for the Bronze medal.[50]

Discover more about History related topics

Reavis High School

Reavis High School

William Claude Reavis High School simply known as Reavis is a public high school located in Burbank, Illinois., a near southwest suburb of Chicago. It is named for Dr. William Claude Reavis (1881–1955), a professor at the University of Chicago who played a major role in guaranteeing its completion.

Chicago State University

Chicago State University

Chicago State University (CSU) is a predominantly black public university in Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 1867 as the Cook County Normal School, it was an innovative teachers college. Eventually the Chicago Public Schools assumed control of the school from the county and it became Chicago Teachers College (CTC). Northeastern Illinois University began as a branch campus of CTC in 1949. In 1951, the State of Illinois began funding the college, and assumed control in 1965, transforming it into a comprehensive state college. In 1967, it became Chicago State University. CSU is a member of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

University of Maine at Presque Isle

University of Maine at Presque Isle

The University of Maine at Presque Isle is a public college in Presque Isle, Maine. It is part of the University of Maine System and one of two University of Maine System schools in Aroostook County.

Wheaties

Wheaties

Wheaties is an American brand of breakfast cereal that is made by General Mills. It is well known for featuring prominent athletes on its packages and has become a cultural icon in the United States. Originally introduced as Washburn's Gold Medal Whole Wheat Flakes in 1924, it is primarily a wheat and bran mixture baked into flakes.

Amateur Athletic Union

Amateur Athletic Union

The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) is an amateur sports organization based in the United States. A multi-sport organization, the AAU is dedicated exclusively to the promotion and development of amateur sports and physical fitness programs. It has more than 700,000 members nationwide, including more than 100,000 volunteers.

Loyola Academy

Loyola Academy

Loyola Academy is a private, Catholic, co-educational college preparatory high school run by the USA Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus in Wilmette, Illinois, a northern suburb of Chicago, and in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago. It is a member of the Jesuit Secondary Education Association and the largest Jesuit high school in America, with over 2,000 students from more than 80 different zip codes throughout the Chicago area. It was founded by the Jesuits in 1909.

Chicago Park District

Chicago Park District

The Chicago Park District is one of the oldest and the largest park districts in the United States. As of 2016, there are over 600 parks included in the Chicago Park District as well as 27 beaches, several boat harbors, two botanic conservatories, a zoo, and 11 museums. The Chicago Park District also has more than over 230 field houses, 78 public pools, and dozens of sports and recreational facilities, with year-round programming. The district is an independent taxing authority as defined by Illinois State Statute and is considered a separate agency of the City of Chicago. The district's headquarters are located in the Time-Life Building in the Streeterville neighborhood.

National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) established in 1940, is a college athletics association for colleges and universities in North America. Most colleges and universities in the NAIA offer athletic scholarships to its student athletes. For the 2021–22 season, it has 252 member institutions, of which two are in British Columbia, one in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the rest in the conterminous United States, with over 77,000 student-athletes participating. The NAIA, whose headquarters is in Kansas City, Missouri, sponsors 27 national championships. The CBS Sports Network, formerly called CSTV, serves as the national media outlet for the NAIA. In 2014, ESPNU began carrying the NAIA Football National Championship.

Edinboro, Pennsylvania

Edinboro, Pennsylvania

Edinboro is a borough in Erie County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is part of the Erie Metropolitan Statistical Area. As home to Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, it is a small college town, as well as a resort community. The population was 4,920 at the 2020 census, down from 6,438 in 2010.

Acadia University

Acadia University

Acadia University is a public, predominantly undergraduate university located in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada, with some graduate programs at the master's level and one at the doctoral level. The enabling legislation consists of the Acadia University Act and the Amended Acadia University Act 2000.

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia is one of the thirteen provinces and territories of Canada. It is one of the three Maritime provinces and one of the four Atlantic provinces. Nova Scotia is Latin for "New Scotland".

University of New Brunswick

University of New Brunswick

The University of New Brunswick (UNB) is a public university with two primary campuses in Fredericton and Saint John, New Brunswick. It is the oldest English-language university in Canada, and among the oldest public universities in North America. UNB was founded by a group of seven Loyalists who left the United States after the American Revolution.

Honors and awards

Hernandez was featured on a box of Wheaties Energy Crunch in December 2001. Hernandez was welcomed into the Wheaties Family by Olympic Champion Mary Lou Retton and Tiger Woods in Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York.[51]

He was also featured in Sports Illustrated's "Faces in the Crowd" and CNN/SI "Faces in the Crowd".

Hernandez has been inducted into the Maine Sports Hall of Fame.

Hernandez was selected by the Rotary Club of Washburn, Maine, to serve as the Grand Marshal of the 22nd Annual Washburn August Festival Parade in 2002.[52]

In October 2008, Hernandez was featured in the Scholastic textbook publication on the state of Maine called "Maine: America the Beautiful".[53][54]

Hernandez was featured in Discover Maine, "Maine's History Magazine" in 2010.[8]

On November 4, 2010, the President of the American Sambo Association announced James "Chico" Hernandez to be the "Pioneer of American Sambo" Award winner for 2009.

The AAU Wrestling Executive Committee announce that James "Chico" Hernandez is a 2012 AAU Wrestling Hall of Fame Inductee.[55][56]

Discover more about Honors and awards related topics

Wheaties

Wheaties

Wheaties is an American brand of breakfast cereal that is made by General Mills. It is well known for featuring prominent athletes on its packages and has become a cultural icon in the United States. Originally introduced as Washburn's Gold Medal Whole Wheat Flakes in 1924, it is primarily a wheat and bran mixture baked into flakes.

Mary Lou Retton

Mary Lou Retton

Mary Lou Retton is an American retired gymnast. At the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, she won a gold medal in the individual all-around competition, as well as two silver medals and two bronze medals. Her performance made her one of the most popular athletes in the United States.

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods

Eldrick Tont "Tiger" Woods is an American professional golfer. He is tied for first in PGA Tour wins, ranks second in men's major championships, and holds numerous golf records. Woods is widely regarded as one of the greatest golfers of all time and is one of the most famous athletes in modern history. He is an inductee of the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Madison Square Garden

Madison Square Garden

Madison Square Garden, colloquially known as The Garden or by its initials MSG, is a multi-purpose indoor arena in New York City. It is located in Midtown Manhattan between Seventh and Eighth avenues from 31st to 33rd Street, above Pennsylvania Station. It is the fourth venue to bear the name "Madison Square Garden"; the first two were located on Madison Square, on East 26th Street and Madison Avenue, with the third Madison Square Garden (1925) farther uptown at Eighth Avenue and 50th Street.

New York City

New York City

New York, often called New York City (NYC), is the most populous city in the United States. With a 2020 population of 8,804,190 distributed over 300.46 square miles (778.2 km2), New York City is also the most densely populated major city in the United States. The city is within the southern tip of New York State, and constitutes the geographical and demographic center of both the Northeast megalopolis and the New York metropolitan area, the largest metropolitan area in the world by urban landmass. With over 20.1 million people in its metropolitan statistical area and 23.5 million in its combined statistical area as of 2020, New York is one of the world's most populous megacities, and over 58 million people live within 250 mi (400 km) of the city. New York City is a global cultural, financial, and media center with a significant influence on commerce, health care and life sciences, entertainment, research, technology, education, politics, tourism, dining, art, fashion, and sports. New York is the most photographed city in the world. Home to the headquarters of the United Nations, New York is an important center for international diplomacy, an established safe haven for global investors, and is sometimes described as the capital of the world.

New York (state)

New York (state)

New York, officially the State of New York, is a state in the Northeastern United States. It is often called New York State to distinguish it from its largest city, New York City. With a total area of 54,556 square miles (141,300 km2), New York is the 27th-largest U.S. state by area. With 20.2 million people, it is the fourth-most-populous state in the United States as of 2021, with approximately 44% living in New York City, including 25% of the state's population within Brooklyn and Queens, and another 15% on the remainder of Long Island, the most populous island in the United States. The state is bordered by New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the south, and Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont to the east; it has a maritime border with Rhode Island, east of Long Island, as well as an international border with the Canadian provinces of Quebec to the north and Ontario to the northwest.

Sports Illustrated

Sports Illustrated

Sports Illustrated (SI) is an American sports magazine first published in August 1954. Founded by Stuart Scheftel, it was the first magazine with circulation over one million to win the National Magazine Award for General Excellence twice. It is also known for its annual swimsuit issue, which has been published since 1964, and has spawned other complementary media works and products.

Faces in the Crowd (Sports Illustrated)

Faces in the Crowd (Sports Illustrated)

Faces in the Crowd is a long-running segment from Sports Illustrated. Starting in the January 9, 1956, issue, the segment was originally titled These Faces in the Crowd. The predecessor to These Faces... was a segment called Pat on the Back. It differed in that it did not just focus on unknown or amateur athletes. Contrary to Faces in the Crowd, it featured professional athletes who set milestones and celebrities who undertook an athletic endeavor. Slight deviations from its basic format are rare. One such example was in the college football preview issue on September 5, 1977 when the segment was temporarily retitled Freshmen in the Crowd and featured six incoming gridiron prospects from major NCAA Division I programs. From 1956 to 2006, a total of 15,672 athletes have been featured.

CNN/SI

CNN/SI

CNN/Sports Illustrated (CNN/SI) was a 24-hour sports news network. It was created by Time Warner, merging together its CNN and Sports Illustrated brands and related resources. It was launched on December 12, 1996.

Maine Sports Hall of Fame

Maine Sports Hall of Fame

The Maine Sports Hall of Fame is sports hall of fame in the U.S. state of Maine. According to the hall, it was founded in 1972 to serve two main purposes:"Appointing and bestowing recognition awards and scholarships to outstanding Maine high school scholar-athletes" "To formally honor and memorialize Maine athletes and sports figures who have brought distinction to the state of Maine"

Washburn, Maine

Washburn, Maine

Washburn is a town in Aroostook County, Maine, United States. It was incorporated on February 25, 1861, and named after Israel Washburn, the governor of Maine at the time. The population was 1,527 at the 2020 census. Benjamin C. Wilder House, which was built in 1852, is located on Main Street in Washburn and predates the town's incorporation by nine years.

Military

Hernandez is a US Army Veteran of the Cold War and has also served honorably during the war eras of 1982 Lebanon War and Operation Urgent Fury (Grenada), Gulf War (Desert Shield, Desert Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom) and the War on Terrorism. He completed his Combat Basic Training at Fort Dix, New Jersey, in March 1982. He has served as a Combat Basic Training Instructor at the United States Military Academy in 2002-2005.[16][57] He has instructed at US Army Post Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, from 1998-2002,[58] Fort Bragg, North Carolina, from 1995-1996, Fort Lewis, Washington in 1991 and Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania, from 1992-1994. He graduated from the premier class of the Soldier Physical Fitness Academy at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana, in 1983 as a Master Fitness Trainer. He graduated from the Warrior Leader Course in Fort Riley, Kansas, in 1984, the Maine Military Academy in 1996, and the Vermont Military Academy in 1997. Hernandez during his US Army career was awarded the Physical Fitness Badge of Excellence a total 26 times. In 2003 he received a Challenge coin for his "Superior Performance as an Instructor" at West Point. Hernandez has served in the US Army from 1981 to 2014. He attained the rank of First Sergeant (1SG) during his military career.

Discover more about Military related topics

Veteran

Veteran

A veteran is a person who has significant experience and expertise in a particular occupation or field. A military veteran is a person who is no longer serving in a military.

Cold War

Cold War

The Cold War is a term commonly used to refer to a period of geopolitical tension between the United States and the Soviet Union and their respective allies, the Western Bloc and the Eastern Bloc. Historians do not fully agree on its starting and ending points, but the period is generally considered to span from the announcement of the Truman Doctrine on 12 March 1947 to the dissolution of the Soviet Union on 26 December 1991. The term cold war is used because there was no large-scale fighting directly between the two superpowers, but they each supported major regional conflicts known as proxy wars. The conflict was based around the ideological and geopolitical struggle for global influence by these two superpowers, following their temporary alliance and victory against Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan in 1945. Aside from the nuclear arsenal development and conventional military deployment, the struggle for dominance was expressed via indirect means such as psychological warfare, propaganda campaigns, espionage, far-reaching embargoes, rivalry at sports events, and technological competitions such as the Space Race.

1982 Lebanon War

1982 Lebanon War

The 1982 Lebanon War, dubbed Operation Peace for Galilee by the Israeli government, later known in Israel as the Lebanon War or the First Lebanon War, and known in Lebanon as "the invasion", began on 6 June 1982, when the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) invaded southern Lebanon, after repeated attacks and counter-attacks between the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) operating in southern Lebanon and the IDF that had caused civilian casualties on both sides of the border. The military operation was launched after gunmen from Abu Nidal's organization attempted to assassinate Shlomo Argov, Israel's ambassador to the United Kingdom. Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin blamed Abu Nidal's enemy, the PLO, for the incident, and used the incident as a casus belli for the invasion.

Grenada

Grenada

Grenada is an island country in the West Indies in the Caribbean Sea at the southern end of the Grenadines island chain. Grenada consists of the island of Grenada itself, two smaller islands, Carriacou and Petite Martinique, and several small islands which lie to the north of the main island and are a part of the Grenadines. It is located northwest of Trinidad and Tobago, northeast of Venezuela and southwest of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Its size is 348.5 square kilometres (134.6 sq mi), and it had an estimated population of 112,523 in July 2020. Its capital is St. George's. Grenada is also known as the "Island of Spice" due to its production of nutmeg and mace crops.

Gulf War

Gulf War

The Gulf War was a 1990–1991 armed campaign waged by a 35-country military coalition in response to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. Spearheaded by the United States, the coalition's efforts against Iraq were carried out in two key phases: Operation Desert Shield, which marked the military buildup from August 1990 to January 1991; and Operation Desert Storm, which began with the aerial bombing campaign against Iraq on 17 January 1991 and came to a close with the American-led Liberation of Kuwait on 28 February 1991.

Operation Enduring Freedom

Operation Enduring Freedom

Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) was the official name used synonymously by the U.S. government for both the War in Afghanistan (2001–2014) and the larger-scale Global War on Terrorism. On 7 October 2001, in response to the September 11 attacks, President George W. Bush announced that airstrikes targeting Al-Qaeda and the Taliban had begun in Afghanistan. Operation Enduring Freedom primarily refers to the War in Afghanistan, but it was also affiliated with counterterrorism operations in other countries, such as OEF-Philippines and OEF-Trans Sahara.

Fort Dix

Fort Dix

Fort Dix, the common name for the Army Support Activity (ASA) located at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, is a United States Army post. It is located 16.1 miles (25.9 km) south-southeast of Trenton, New Jersey. Fort Dix is under the jurisdiction of the Air Force Air Mobility Command. As of the 2010 United States Census, Fort Dix census-designated place (CDP) had a total population of 7,716, of which 5,951 were in New Hanover Township, 1,765 were in Pemberton Township and none were in Springfield Township.

New Jersey

New Jersey

New Jersey is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States. It is bordered on the north and east by the state of New York; on the east, southeast, and south by the Atlantic Ocean; on the west by the Delaware River and Pennsylvania; and on the southwest by Delaware Bay and the state of Delaware. At 7,354 square miles (19,050 km2), New Jersey is the fifth-smallest state in land area; but with close to 9.3 million residents, it ranks 11th in population and first in population density. The state capital is Trenton, and the most populous city is Newark. With the exception of Warren County, all of the state's 21 counties lie within the combined statistical areas of New York City or Philadelphia.

Drill instructor

Drill instructor

A drill instructor is a non-commissioned officer in the armed forces, fire department, or police forces with specific duties that vary by country. Foot drill, military step, and marching are typically taught by drill instructors.

United States Military Academy

United States Military Academy

The United States Military Academy (USMA), also known metonymically as West Point or simply as Army, is a United States service academy in West Point, New York. It was originally established as a fort, since it sits on strategic high ground overlooking the Hudson River with a scenic view, 50 miles (80 km) north of New York City. It is the oldest of the five American service academies and educates cadets for commissioning into the United States Army.

Missouri

Missouri

Missouri is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States. Ranking 21st in land area, it is bordered by eight states : Iowa to the north, Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee to the east, Arkansas to the south and Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska to the west. In the south are the Ozarks, a forested highland, providing timber, minerals, and recreation. The Missouri River, after which the state is named, flows through the center into the Mississippi River, which makes up the eastern border. With more than six million residents, it is the 19th-most populous state of the country. The largest urban areas are St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield and Columbia; the capital is Jefferson City.

Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg is a military installation of the United States Army in North Carolina, and is one of the largest military installations in the world by population, with around 54,000 military personnel. The military reservation is located within Cumberland and Hoke counties, and borders the towns of Fayetteville, Spring Lake, and Southern Pines. It was also a census-designated place in the 2000 census, during which a residential population of 29,183 was identified. It is named for native North Carolinian Confederate General Braxton Bragg, who had previously served in the United States Army in the Mexican-American War. Fort Bragg is one of ten United States Army installations named for officers who led military units of the Confederate States of America in the American Civil War. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021, passed over an attempted veto by President Trump, includes a provision that all 10 Army bases named after prominent Confederate military leaders be renamed. The Naming Commission has proposed renaming the installation "Fort Liberty."

Source: "James Chico Hernandez", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2022, November 25th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Chico_Hernandez.

Enjoying Wikiz?

Enjoying Wikiz?

Get our FREE extension now!

References
  1. ^ "Army Reservist selected as Wheaties Everyday Champion". August 12, 2002. Archived from the original on August 12, 2002. Retrieved October 18, 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Illinois Wrestlers Hall of Fame". Illinois Matmen. December 9, 2005. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved July 8, 2009 – via www.ilinoismatmen.com.
  3. ^ "Pioneers of American Sambo". Ussambo.com. Archived from the original on December 9, 2014. Retrieved October 18, 2011.
  4. ^ Chicago Park District Wrestling Program Annual Report 1973
  5. ^ Amateur Wrestling News, Vol.21 No 14, page 13
  6. ^ "Successful Owl matmen eye Div.lll Regional's". Bangor Daily News. February 23, 1979. p. 41.
  7. ^ "Hernandez adds to mat honors". Bangor Daily News. May 22, 1979. p. 64.
  8. ^ a b Francis, Charles (December 10, 2010). "Washburn Resident Wrestles into His 50s". Discover Maine. Vol. 7, no. 2. p. 19. Archived from the original on March 15, 2016. Retrieved March 17, 2019 – via Issuu.
  9. ^ Heinrich, Ann (2008). Maine: America The Beautiful Third Series. Children's Press (Scholastic Inc.). p. 134. ISBN 978-0-531-18575-9. ISBN 0-531-18575-3
  10. ^ "USA State Reports" (PDF). Wrestling USA. March 1, 1981. Archived from the original (PDF) on July 20, 2011. Retrieved January 12, 2022 – via www.wrestlingusa.com.
  11. ^ "National Honor Roll of Champions" (PDF). Wrestling USA. Vol. 18. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 5, 2010. Retrieved September 21, 2009 – via www.wrestlingusa.com.
  12. ^ Three wrestlers win titles, The Fort Riley Post, November 23, 1982, page 14
  13. ^ Amateur Wrestling News, 1983 Vol.28, No.6, page 17
  14. ^ Hernandez wins big with broken arm; The Fort Riley Post, March 23, 1983, page 13
  15. ^ Amateur Wrestling News, 1983 Vol. 29, No. 5 page 12
  16. ^ a b 2X the Citizen: Ironman NCO, by Major Timothy J. Hansen, The Pipeline Vol.3 No 3 Fall 2003, page 18
  17. ^ a b Sport Shop: Wrestler Continues Winning ways, Soldiers February 1987, Vol. 42 No. 2 page 47
  18. ^ "UMPI Owl Hall of Fame to induct four". Bangor Daily News. Bangor, Me. September 17, 1992.
  19. ^ Waltz, Ken (June 22, 1995). "Bulgarian trip is unique experience for Hernandez". Courier-Gazette. Rockland, Me. p. 24.
  20. ^ a b "Across The USA In Sports-Massachusetts". USA Today. April 10, 1986. p. C10.
  21. ^ The Providence Journal-Bulletin April 28, 1987, page D-9
  22. ^ Hernandez Takes on World; Joseph Cyr Sports Editor; Courier-Gazette-Rockland, Me. November 14, 2000, page A-12
  23. ^ Cyr, Joseph (November 14, 2000). "Hernandez Takes on World". Courier-Gazette. Rockland, Me. p. A-12.
  24. ^ "Four to be inducted into UMPI athletic hall". The Star Herald. Presque Isle, Maine. September 23, 1992. p. 4.
  25. ^ The Sun Westerly, RI July 24, 1987, page 11
  26. ^ Bangor Daily News - Bangor, Me. Nov.23, 2000, page 43
  27. ^ Bangor Daily News - Bangor, Me. Dec.16, 2005 page 116
  28. ^ Battle Creek Enquirer-Battle Creek, Mi June 19, 3C
  29. ^ "Hernandez wins AAU mat crown". Bangor Daily News. Bangor, Me. July 15, 1991. p. 32.
  30. ^ "Honor Roll of Champions". WRESTLING USA. Vol. XVIII, no. 6.
  31. ^ Mahoney, Larry (June 21, 1995). "World games more than competitive experience for wrestler Hernandez places fifth during week in Bulgaria". Bangor Daily News. p. PDA.
  32. ^ Read, Heather (April 29, 1995). "Presque Isle wrestler seeking gold at masters world championship meet". Bangor Daily News. p. PDA.
  33. ^ "CNN/SI - Faces in the Crowd". Archived from the original on October 12, 2014. Retrieved September 25, 2014.
  34. ^ "1997 Grand National Results Freestyle" (PDF). Amateur Athletic Union. Archived (PDF) from the original on October 2, 2011. Retrieved October 18, 2011.
  35. ^ "Hernandez wins wrestling gold medal". Bangor Daily News. Bangor, Me. April 20, 1999.
  36. ^ Quantico Sentry Quantico, Va. April 28, 2000, Section B page 2
  37. ^ "Hernandez captures US Sombo Title". Bangor Daily News. Bangor, Me. April 4, 2000. p. 38.
  38. ^ THOMASTON WRESTLER CAPTURES WORLD TITLE, Portland Press Herald (ME) July 3, 2000, Page 4D
  39. ^ "2003 AAU Elementary National Duals - Results". Image aau sports. Archived from the original on July 28, 2011. Retrieved January 24, 2008.
  40. ^ "Ironman World Championships". Swr.aausports.org. Archived from the original on August 30, 2011. Retrieved October 18, 2011.
  41. ^ "American Sambo Association | Pioneers of American Sambo". Archived from the original on March 9, 2012. Retrieved March 16, 2012.
  42. ^ "Presque Isle's Hernandez strikes gold, silver". Bangor Daily News. Bangor, Me. November 10, 2006. p. C2.
  43. ^ Portland Press Herald (ME) November 25, 2003, Page 2D
  44. ^ "Hernandez captures another national wrestling title". Aroostook Republican. Caribou, Maine. September 11, 2013. p. 8.
  45. ^ "Wrestling still enjoyable for Veterans standout Kevin Pine". Team USA. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved March 17, 2019.
  46. ^ "Youth and Veterans champs crowned at Cliff Keen USA Wrestling Folkstyle Nationals". Team USA.
  47. ^ "Chaid, Tuck and Goldman among double champions at Veterans Nationals". Team USA. Archived from the original on March 3, 2016. Retrieved March 17, 2019.
  48. ^ "Washburn wrestler wins gold medals in Ireland". Bangor Daily News. September 19, 2016. Archived from the original on January 22, 2022. Retrieved October 2, 2022.
  49. ^ "Washburn wrestler wins two gold medals in Kansas". Aroostook Republican. Caribou, Maine. August 2, 2017. p. 6.
  50. ^ "Washburn man medals at world wrestling championships". Bangor Daily News. Bangor, Me. December 22, 2018. p. 10.
  51. ^ "Wheaties Energy Crunch Announces Everyday Champions to Appear On Box" (Press release). General Mills. October 8, 2014. Archived from the original on October 13, 2014. Retrieved October 8, 2014 – via eMailWire (www.iptvnewswire.com).
  52. ^ "Washburn August Festival". The Star Herald. Presque Isle, Maine. August 28, 2002. p. 4.
  53. ^ "Hernandez featured in Scholastic textbook". Aroostook Republican. November 19, 2008. p. 9.
  54. ^ Sjoberg, Kevin (August 11, 2017). "Washburn man wins 3 gold medals at senior track event". The Star-Herald. Scarborough, Maine – via The County (thecounty.me).
  55. ^ "AAU Wrestling > Results > Hall of Fame". Archived from the original on February 13, 2013. Retrieved April 15, 2013.
  56. ^ "News Detail". Archived from the original on July 3, 2013. Retrieved January 30, 2020.
  57. ^ Cadet summer training instructor "Wheaties’ Every Day Champion, Pointer View- West Point, New York, Vol. 62 No August 30, 5, 2005, page 14
  58. ^ Wheaties Everyday Champion: Duty, honor, country-Reservist stands out, Guidon - Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri June.12, 2002, Section C page 3

The content of this page is based on the Wikipedia article written by contributors..
The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike Licence & the media files are available under their respective licenses; additional terms may apply.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use & Privacy Policy.
Wikipedia® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization & is not affiliated to WikiZ.com.