About Alika...

I am 17-years old and attend Lincoln HS in Stockton, CA. Go Trojans!! I am a student athlete; I wrestle and played football for LHS but also help my Dad coach and condition in his club, bbb -- buffalo black brotherhood. (Go to TRAINbbb.com and buffaloblackbrotherhood.blogspot.com).
After the high school season, I train Freestyle & Greco with Stockton Rampage, TWC and Stockton Elite Wrestling Clubs as well as martial arts focused in Eskrima and BJJ/grappling. I also swim with a seasonal team and work part-time at a grocery store. I stay busy... I do work!
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Thursday, July 12, 2012

2012 Gracie Worlds

addendum to: buffaloblackbrotherhood.blogspot.com NO Practice Sun 7/15/12 Come out and support bbb and C.A.M.A. brothers at 2012 Gracie Worlds at the Fitness Expo in San Jose, CA. Alika will enter no-gi submission only tournament on Sunday.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

2012 Update

HS season is over. Alika made it to CIF Masters this year. Alika is currently taking time off to heal from injuries to both knees... although, he is still assisting with TWC during the Greco/Freestyle season; still training with bbb as well. EVERYDAY.

Monday, February 20, 2012

CIF Sections (HS Masters) 2012

Alika qualified and is wrestling Thurs 3/23 - Fri 3/24 at Stockton Arena.  He is training diligently to qualify for CIF State.


Friday, September 9, 2011

Fall Update

Unfortunately, Alika's transient patella is too unstable for football this season. Alika has decided to rest his knee in hopes that it will heal in time for wrestling season. His goal is to rehabilitate his injury so that he can pursue Varsity Football and Wrestling his Senior year. More updates as the season approaches...

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

LHS Varsity Football

I guess Alika had a change of heart... he's returned from Fargo and is now on the LHS Varsity football team. He is still recovering from his knee injury but healing well. He'll miss the first scrimmage but by mid September, should be real close to or at 100%.

Proud of you son...

Sunday, July 24, 2011

After Fargo...

Alika and the double ups will fly into LAX today... Alika will take the first flight out of LA into SAC tomorrow morning (Monday) YAY!

First thing first, we will take him in to see his doctor regarding the injury to his knee and allow him some time to rest.

I assume he will want to continue wrestling the remainder of the summer so long as doctor allows it -- fingers are crossed that it's just healing, rehab and strengthening required. Anything more serious... don't even want to go there.

We will keep you all posted.

Thanks again for your support.

FARGO Vblog#10

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Fargo - Women's Wrestling

Congratulations to JESSICA RODRIGUEZ who also placed 5th in the Women's Junior Freestyle division! She's a 2x All-American in 2011! CHEEEEHOOOO!

Fargo - Freestyle Update

Alika went 1-2 in Freestyle at Nationals.
He won his first match by fall/pin.
In his second match, he reinjured his knee.
He was defeated in that match and the following match.

Alika is determined and will continue to train to reach his goals in wrestling.

We are all humbled and grateful for all the sponsorships and support and love we have received from everyone... family, friends, coaches and teammates. We are truly blessed and love you all.

Rose

Fargo VBlog #9

Fargo VBlog #8

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Fargo - CA Women's Nationals

Congrats to Jessica for placing 7th in Fargo! CHEEEHOOOOOO!!!

We were able to watch her All-American placing match on themat.tv as USA Wrestling is streaming matches LIVE.

Following Fargo...

Youcan log on to:

https://www.trackwrestling.com/tw/textmessaging/index.jsp?TIM=1310864867558

and elect Trackwrestling's text message and/or email feature.

It's $2.00 to follow a wrestler per style.
So, if you'd like to follow Alika (listed Espirito-Foster, Alika 145 lbs), you can ADD him for Cadet Greco and/or Cadet Freestyle and your CC would be charged $2 per transaction, $4 total.

Fargo VBlog#4

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

out of the air...

Alika and the double ups have landed in Minnesota and have a brief trek by chartered bus into Fargo.
Eat a good dinner and get some sleep son, you're gonna need it! =P
Keep TWEETING!

LAX

Alika's currently at LAX in the Delta terminal waiting for the double ups to get their boarding passes. They will fly out at noon today to Minnesota then bus up to Fargo, ND. Please follow Alika on TWITTER @alikafoster. He will tweet often.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Training update...

Alika is at Prep today as well working on both styles. Thanks again for all the hospitality and support. After Fargo, he'll continue to wrestle at some SCWAY tournaments throughout the summer. Doing work.

Fargo Update! Good news!

Alika's Fargo trip was based on him qualifying in the top 3 for Greco. We've been notified he's also made the Freestyle team as well. He'll be staying in Fargo for an additional two days to wrestle another style! Congrats Lele, we're really proud of you!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

PIZZA FUNDRAISER - Thursday 7/7/2011

We're in the home stretch!
PIZZA FUNDRAISER TODAY at David's Pizza

TWO LOCATIONS:
Parkwoods Center on Hammer Ln and Lincoln Center South on Ben Holt

Order for dine in or pick up/take out!!

25% of purchases go towards Alika's Fargo Fundraiser!

Much aloha and mahalo!

Menu:
http://www.sporq.com/stockton/davidspizza/1744whammerln

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Not for granted...

I've been fortunate to meet a lot of great wrestling families while Alika has been participating in these larger tournaments and trips. I'm very thankful for the texts and calls in between the days and updates on their wrestlers too. Special thanks to Cristina Zanarini from Brentwood. Even with just the little follow up texts here and there -- I didn't feel like an anxious mom by myself. We were both cheering from CA!
All joking aside, most wrestlers that make it to this level train beyond their limits; I know Alika can and does. Wrestlers are not exempt from injury. Just got an update from Brentwood that a wrestler, who Alika was to ride down to LAX with to catch the Delta flight towards Fargo, has had a shoulder separation and will not only be missing out on Fargo but recovering for 8-12 weeks. It was a real reality check. Our prayers to you, Jake. Heal quickly and God Bless.
As for Alika, he will fly out of Sacramento International via Southwest to LAX.
Please keep him in your prayers as he travels and trains as well as all of our athletes. We take those sponsorships anytime!!! =)

~Rose
Wreslters' Mom

David's Pizza Fundraiser Night

Please contact us so we can email you a David's Pizza flyer!
Order in or take out on Thursday 7/7/2011 from either of the David's Pizza locations in Stockton WITH your flyer and 25% of your purchase goes to Alika's Fargo Fundraiser!

MAHALO!

Rose

drill drill drill

Alika has had a great opportunity to wrestle with some great state and national champs as well as some great local, college/university and olympic wrestling coaches. Thanks to Carolyn & Wrestling Prep for welcoming us. Thanks to Ray Lomas for referring us... every little bit helps a lot!

Mahalo,

Rose & La

Friday, July 1, 2011

Still wrestling...

I'm glad to be home, but I'm still working hard and practicing in preparation for Fargo. I've been so lucky to have my bbb and Rampage families be there for me during weekday practices - thank you. We'll also be attending a mini-camp at Wrestling Prep in San Jose this weekend, then it's more drilling next week and hopefully one more fundraiser at David's Pizza next week. I'll be within 5-7 lbs of my weight by next weekend so don't worry everyone! Stay tuned and follow me on Twitter @alikafoster.

~Alika

Monday, June 27, 2011

UPDATE on IDAHO VIDEO BLOGS

If you are having trouble viewing the video blogs from the Idaho trip, you can view them directly at www.2011westernduals.com.

Enjoy! And thanks for following!

Idaho - VBlog #13 - Folkstyle Day 2 and back to CA

Great tournament CA!
Now it's time to focus on Fargo -- three weeks and counting... stay tuned everyone!

Idaho - Vblog #12 Folkstyle Day 1

...not so good.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Update on Fargo goal...

We are very close to the balance to pay off Fargo. However, we will continue to fundraise as this goal did not include transport from NCAL to LAX - which is where Alika will be flying out of with the CA Nationals Team. We are very close! Thank you all for your support!!

HUGE AWESOME THANKS...

We humbly give huge thanks to:

BANK of STOCKTON
UNCLE SOLOMON WILLIAMSON


With their generous contributions we are very close to our goal to cover the balance for Fargo. Much love & aloha!

Idaho - VBlog #10 - Greco Day 1

Alika is also undefeated in day 1! We just got a tweet that he won his first match this morning... headhunting for 1st place. Good luck, boy!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Idaho - VBlog #9 Freestyle Day

Alika had a small reinjury to his knee during warm ups. He didn't make it to the medal rounds for Freestyle but he's ready for Greco today. Stay tuned for results. Team CALIFORNIA did awesome during Freestyle!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Idaho - Vblog #8 Freestyle Weigh Ins

We're hoping to see Alika in some clips from today's tournament. Vblog#9 should be available tonight -- I'll post as soon as I get it.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Idaho - Vblog #4

You can see Alika in a few shots! =P

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mlO1tvtOVc&feature=player_embedded

Continued support...

Many thanks to the continued support and contributions from:

Miriam Mah (again) =)
Gordon Chan
STOCKTON RAMPAGE


I definitely could not do this without you.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Donations via lumpia!

Fundraisers are the backbone of Alika's ability to participate in these large tournaments!
Thank you so much for ordering and donating to Alika's Fargo fund:
Miriam Mah
Dan Chavis
Kathleen Velasquez
Ciriaco "Sid" Ramirez


Sid also made a generous donation - we appreciate it all!
Please stay tuned for more updates!

Video Blog

The Cadet Regional Nationals Team will be posting Video Blogs on YouTube. You can follow at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soO4DWmTQQE&feature=player_embedded

Alika isn't on the reel from the Stockton pick up... he was busy saying by to all of us and getting water & Gatorade. =)

Additional Donations...

Alika is now in Idaho getting ready for Regional Duals and the Regional Championships! Good luck baby!

Thank you to
Auntie Tina Reyes
Tamika Edwards


My Kaiser folks have been so generous and we can't thank you enough! Nearly a third of Alika's donations for Idaho were from Kaiser employees from Stockton MSCC and So Sacramento. Thank you for helping Alika to THRIVE!

Monday, June 13, 2011

LUMPIA

Now taking orders for lumpia!
$15/bag for 22-24 count
Beef with mixed veggies, delivered to you frozen starting Fri 6/17/11.

You may also pay with CC or checking account.
Email my mom, Rose @ bbbrosefoster@aol.com with LUMPIA in the subject line and your order. She can send you an invoice to pay online.
There is a 3% charge to pay with CC but no charge to pay with checking account.
Thank you!

Continued Support...

A big thank you to these sponsors -- I'm getting closer and closer to Fargo!

Lola & Grandpa Leo
Fon Wong's Deli


I wish I could have taken the awesome food from Fon Wong's but they were very kind to give a monetary donation! =)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Cadet Western Regional Championships - Pocatello, ID

I also want to give a big huge hug and kiss to those of you who have supported me thus far -- you're sending me to Idaho! I'll be competing at 145 lbs for Freestyle & Greco.

Many thanks to:
Lola & Grandpa Leo
Nana
Uncle Albert
Auntie Rena & Uncle Chris
Tita & Uncle Howard
Uncle Mak
Miriam Mah
The Wallages
Cecelia Fernandez & kids
Amy Bush
The Springs
Mai Nguyen
John Golbinec
The Jeffcoats
Jim Cheshire
Jonalyn Mosley
Joy Aguilar


My coaches are an imperative part of my training. Without them, I wouldn't be the athlete I am today:

Dad
buffalo black brotherhood
Coach Gama & Coach Phil - Rampage
Coach Val, Coach Sandler & Coach Fonzi - TWC
Coach Harold, Coach Carlos & Coach Ronnie - Stockton Elite
SJWA Association Dual Coaches & Team

June 13 - 25

I will be leaving for Pocatello, ID Monday afternoon. We'll be taking a chartered bus up NCAL picking up other wrestlers on the way to the Western Regional duals and Championships.

Since I'll be in camps and tournaments, Mom & Dad will kindly post for me with updates.

I'll be spending the next three days requesting sponsorships from small businesses in my area. Thanks everyone!!

Alika

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Fargo, here I come...

I have started collecting sponsorships for Nationals! Thank you so much to:

the Rugnao family
Coach Val Cabanig
Mom & Dad

I have $300 to date. (See graph to the right)

I will be having a pizza night fundraiser soon. Mom will be rolling lumpia. We'll have green car wash tickets for sale.

DEADLINE for total $1350 is July 1, 2011.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!