Rocky Point alum Brandon Escobar and on March 24 he reached that goal by placing second in freestyle wrestling at the 2012 FILA Olympics Qualifying Tournament in Orlando, Fla.
Escobar was invited to join Team Honduras, where his parents are originally from, in January after competing all over the United States over the past few months, earning top five and 10 finishing spots in several tournaments.
Escobar, who was a two-time New York State place-winner (2007-3rd; 2008-4th), as well as a three-time All-Suffolk (2007 Section XI Champion) wrestler, qualified with a win over Chilean, Andre Quispe Fajardo (2-0, 1-3, 9-3) to advance to the title match. He lost to David Tremblay of Canada in the championship match.
The Olympic-bound wrestler trained back home in Rocky Point near the end of 2011 and finished out the year with competitions before joining Honduras in January. He will now be headed to the 2012 Summer Olympics in July in London.
For more on Escobar, and how you can support him, visit his facebook page here.