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The Samuel D.J Cali Foundation is dedicated to promoting continuous education for persons who are hard-working and display loyalty to the sport of wrestling; while also maintaining brotherhood, sportsmanship, integrity, public service, and mentorship. 

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  • Wrestling: Sam Cali’s legacy lives on with first-year tournament

    Sean Farrell, Staff Writer, @seanfarrell92 WEST ORANGE — Sam Cali would have loved it. The setup was like a wrestler’s paradise. TV cameras by every mat. Champions at every weight. Spectators in every seat. At least 2,500 fans came to West Orange High School on Saturday for the inaugural Sam Cali Invitational Wrestling Tournament, where […]Read More »
  • The Wrestling Show (1/16/18 — Season 8, Ep. 5)

    NORTH JERSEY — Fair Lawn sophomore Dylan Cedeno is a perfect 17-0 on the season and a winner this past weekend in the First Annual Sam Cali Tournament in West Orange, Bergen Catholic head coach Dave Bell led his team to victory in the Who’s #1 Tournament over the weekend in Oradell and the Crusaders […]Read More »
  • Jaguars QB Blake Bortles sends autographed jersey to family of late Rutgers wrestler Sam Cali

    By Ryan Dunleavy [email protected], NJ Advance Media for NJ.com For Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles, it was a “small gesture.” To those who run the Twitter account for the Sam Cali Invitational, it was “the best Christmas gift ever.” Bortles sent an autographed jersey along with a signed note to the family of Cali, who died […]Read More »
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