Amie Turton’s Results
- Adult No-Gi Advanced Lightweight (<135 lbs) – GOLD
- Adult Gi Blue Belt Lightweight (<130 lbs) – SILVER
- Adult Gi Blue Belt Middleweight (130+ lbs) – SILVER
Amie started the new year off with a bang, heading to Florida for the NAGA US Nationals and bringing back three medals!
Amie started the day off winning her no-gi division dominantly. She would face the same opponents in the lightweight blue belt division. Unfortunately, in the finals, her previously-beaten opponent accidently kneed Amie in the face during a takedown attempt. Amie was unable to continue and her opponent was declared the winner. Amie wasn’t finished though….
The best woman grappler in the world, Juliana Borges was at the tournament and could not find any opponents. Juliana is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and is the current Abu Dhabi submission wrestling champion in both her weight class and the Absolute. Amie jumped at the opportunity to compete against world-level competition and jumped into Juliana’s division. Despite being outweighed and facing a black belt, Amie took Juliana the distance, losing on points. Much respect to Amie for a gutsy performance!