NWA Funking Conservatory
(A Fine Arts School of Hard Knocks)
Special recognition to "Too Your Health Spa" Ocala, Florida
Talent Report

Congratulations to NWA President, Howard Brody and Florida Commissioner, Martin Yoffe for their selection of talent. We have conducted training camps for major companies around the world and the talent selected for the NWA Funking Conservatory is on par with any I have worked with in the past and better than most.

My regret is that we had only one day to work with these young men. When it was quitting time, they wanted to continue and so did I. With the opportunity to have worked with these men for three or four days and with the benefit of them being able to view video of their workouts, promos, and matches and learn and progress with each day, their accomplishment would have been phenomenal.

There is a weakness in this group that can be overcome with practice and that is on interviews. To perform at a high level in the wrestling business in today's competitive environment, good interviews are essential to drawing money for the company.

All of these men had a hard work team oriented attitude that is the backbone of a solid company in the wrestling business. (Working together to draw money and entertain the fans)

Following is a report on the skills of this outstanding group of young men.


Mike Sullivan

Mike is 5' 11" Tall and weighs in at 221 pounds. He is 28 years old. Mike wrestled in High School for three years and while serving in the U.S. Navy for four years. Mike also coached amateur wrestling at Seminole High School in Florida. He was a shipboard fire fighter and says he is happy to be here in the NWA Funking Conservatory.

Mike has 5 years experience on the independent circuit. He showed exceptional maturity and leadership skills in his match with Tom Sauer who was stepping into a pro match for his first time ever.

Mike's work is good, sometimes spectacular and he is always on solid ground. He is also a cosmetically appealing athlete that the National Wrestling Alliance can be proud to present to the public as one of their outstanding young men.

Mike also did a good job on interviews.


Navy Seal

Navy Seal (Leroy Harvard) 6' 2" tall, 275 pounds - 30 years old.

Leroy has a good background in marshal arts, participating during his stint in the Navy. He has a black belt in Akido, a brown belt in Judo and was the all navy champion. He faced Sgt. Craig Pitman in the all military finals.  Leroy has a degree in criminal justice from Florida Metropolitan University.

His desire is to become one of the best pro wrestlers in the business, a team player.

Navy Seal is a very good worker, comfortable wrestling on the mat or launching himself with confidence from the top rope. He is a true heavyweight and is very impressive as a "Big Man" who can mover and entertain.

Navy Seal is also good on interviews and could become much better with practice.

Buck Quartermaine

Buck Quartermaine - 5' 10" tall, 203 pounds and 31 years old.

Buck was a three sport letterman in college athletics, football, basketball and baseball. He attended Westmore College in Iowa and small college football powerhouse, Jacksonville State, where he played defensive back in football. He was drafted in the third round by Toronto of the Canadian Football league.

Buck enjoyed watching wrestling at the Armory in Tampa and came to TV tapings at the sportatorium in Tampa. Buck likes the "wrestling" aspect of sports entertainment.

Buck is tough and a good worker. He has an empathy for kids which is very important. He likes the business and does a good job. Buck is willing and good on television interviews.

It should be noted that Buck received an injury to his shoulder in a training session and refused to quit and finished the program and his match. His finish, the leg drop from the top rope is spectacular.

Jose (Pepe) Prado

Jose Parado is 5' 9" tall and weighs 205 pounds. He is 35 years old.

Jose participated in basketball, football and wrestling in high school and received an AA degree in Business Administration from Hillsboro Community College in Tampa. Jose says he is looking forward to the training camp and hopes he is able to make a living entirely from the wrestling business.

Jose is the best "Natural Worker" in the NWA Funking Conservatory. He is at ease in the ring and has the confidence in his performance necessary to working on top. He is a cosmetically appealing athlete and attractive to all wrestling fans although he says he prefers to work heel.

Jose has been a pro for three years and has worked a hundred and fifty matches, some of those for ECW.

His outstanding move in the NWA Conservatory was performing a Frankensteiner from the top turnbuckle on one of the Shane twins at over 300 pounds, as good a move as you will see anywhere.

Tom Sauer

Tom Sauer - 6' 240 pounds and 28 years old.

Tough is tough. Tom competes in shoot fighting for many companies and his record is 12 and 1. He has worked for Extreme Fighting Challenge, World Extreme Fighting, (Champion) and Florida Vally Tudo. (Champion) In high school, Tom competed in football, wrestling, and track. (Shot and discus) Tom attended junior college at Central Florida Community College and is now a fire fighter and paramedic.

Tom had the desire to learn as much as possible from this camp and did one heck of a job. He gave his all in drills, interviews, and had one of the better first matches I have seen from an athlete.

Tom's reputation is strong and growing. His style fits with the NWA/UFO combination and with training and experience he will be a credible opponent for the Ogawa/Severn type opponents.

Jeremy Lopez

Jeremy Lopez - 5'6" tall, 190 pounds and 21 years old.

Jeremy participated in Power lifting, football, and Greco Roman Wrestling in high school and attended the Malenko school of wrestling. His pro wrestling experience is three years on the Florida Independent circuit and he has also wrestled in Bristol England.

Jeremy has heart and came on strong as the NWA Funking Conservatory progressed. Jeremy wears a mask and wants to participate in Lucha Libre. (I hope this works for him but with a face like he has, it is a shame to cover it with a mask)

Jeremy's wrestling background shows as he is comfortable in the ring going through drills and does an excellent fireman's carriage.

Jeremy's aggressiveness overcomes his size as does his wrestling skills.

Mike Shane

Mike Shane - 6' 3" tall, 300 pounds - 31 years old.

Mike played tennis in high school and attended Northwest Missouri State University on full tennis scholarship. along with his brother they were ranked twentieth in the nation. He trained at the Malenko school of wrestling.

Mike is a good worker and takes good bumps. He is an exciting performer for any wrestling card he works on. Because of his size and some limited experience he needs to be familiar with the opponent he is working with.

Teamed with his brother they make an awesome combination for any wrestling card in the country.

Mike is limited because of lack of experience in interviews/promos and needs practice. I would also like to have more opportunity to work with him on his punches and forearm blows.

Todd Shane

Todd Shane - 6' 3" tall, 300 pounds - 31 years old.

Todd played tennis in high school and attended Northwest Missouri State University on full tennis scholarship. along with his brother they were ranked twentieth in the nation. He trained at the Malenko school of wrestling.

Todd is a good worker and takes good bumps. He is an exciting performer for any wrestling card he works on. Because of his size and some limited experience he needs to be familiar with the opponent he is working with.

Teamed with his brother they make an awesome combination for any wrestling card in the country.

Todd is limited because of lack of experience in interviews/promos and needs practice. I would also like to have more opportunity to work with him on his punches and forearm blows.

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