Kanamti Ruben Solomon was born on February 21, 1973, in Madrid, Spain. He departed this life on June 8, 2018, in Wilmington, Delaware.
Kanamti is survived by his wife, Juanita Solomon, along with three children, Kanamti Masahiko Solomon, Jr., Syden Stryker Solomon and Matthew Carroll. His father, James Solomon of Kinston, North Carolina; his mother, Maria Oromendia Solomon; brother, Makale “Max” Solomon of Spain; and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins, family and friends.
Kanamti attended William Penn High School in New Castle, Delaware, and graduated in the class of 1991. He attended Delaware State University for a short period of time and Ashford University, where he finished and received a B.A. in Early Childhood Education.
He met the love of his life, Juanita Solomon, and they were married in 2012 in New Castle, DE. This union was blessed with two sons, Kanamti Solomon, Jr. and Syden Solomon.
He was an accomplished athlete. Wrestling is where he excelled the most. He loved wrestling both as a competitor and coach. He enjoyed passing on his love for wrestling to everyone. His involvement with youth wrestling was his favorite. Kanamti has many career awards, and accomplishments in this field. Among his many achievements were: the 1989 U.S.A. 2x Cadet National Championship in both Freestyle and Greco-Roman; the 1991 Delaware State Champion; the 1996 Olympic freestyle wrestling trials finalist, and the 1997 U.S.A. Senior National Champion. But his love of wrestling did not just stop with him. He taught and mentored many people in his lifetime; he never stopped passing on the knowledge he had to help others.
Kanamti loved spending time with his family, especially his children. In addition, he enjoyed traveling, golf, poker, watching the national soccer teams and the Pittsburg Steelers football team on television