After and months of training, Rocky Point's Brandon Escobar left Monday for London to begin his Olympic Journey.
Escobar will wrestle for Team Honduras, where his parents are originally from, and is wrestling as one of the world's top nineteen 55kg freestyle wrestlers. His competition is one of the last of these Olympic games, beginning on August 10.
The last week before leaving, Escobar trained in Setauket with a strength & conditioning coach, at the NY Athletic Club in the City and with X-cel Wrestling at Eastport-South Manor HS, according to Nancy Troisi who helps run the Brandon Escobar 2012 Olympian Facebook page.
His progress and updates can be tracked on that Facebook page, and Troisi said many local bars plan on holding viewing parties for Escobar's event, which Patch will announce.
Escobar will now be training with his Honduran Coach, Humberto Torres, and will practice with other freestyle Olympians in his weight class.