Results: Baltimore BJJ Championships by The Good Fight

Today we sent a few of our Adult Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Columbia Childrens Martial Arts competitors to the local Baltimore grappling tournament run by The Good Fight.  It has been a while since a promoter tried to run a grappling-only competition in the Baltimore area (actually, I don’t know if one has ever tried) but it would certainly be convenient if the tournaments become profitable enough for promoters to consistently run tournaments here.

Seth Fillers, and his sister, Vanessa Fillers, started the day off for Crazy 88 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.  Seth is one of our best kid grapplers and it showed as he mounted and armbarred his two opponents to take Gold in No Gi and followed it with an Americana and Rear Naked Choke for Gold in Gi.  Today was Vanessa’s first tournament and she fought great but the staff at the event messed up; they allowed Vanessa’s opponent to do submissions and he caught her in an armbar to end the bout – BUT- Vanessa was competing in the Beginner No-Submissions division.  Hopefully the staff at The Good Fight can be more aware of this kind of oversight in the future!

Jon “Devastator” Delbrugge had 4 matches total – all by submission to win Gold in his Purple Belt weight class and Purple Belt Open.

Matthew “Little” Burr won his matches 13-0, DQ (9-0 for Burr before slam), and 11-0 to win his division!

Jermaine “Big Burr” Mathis had two submissions and a points victory for his weight class championship.  He then went on to win the White Belt Open.

Clarence Melton and Kwami Mensah each won a match to close out their division.

“Rodeo” Brian Neal won Gold!  His first match was 14-0, not sure on 2nd.

Lawyer Dave scored 9 points on his first opponent before tapping him with a breadcutter choke and then trounced his finals opponent 12-2.

AgeSkillWeightResult
Matthew BurrAdultWhite Belt<170 lbs1st
Beginner<168 lbs2nd
Jon DelbruggeAdultPurple Belt<196 lbs1st
Open1st
Charles DimAwngAdultWhite Belt<183 lbs1st
Beginner<180 lbs3rd
Seth FillersKidsIntermediate Gi<60 lbs1st
Intermediate No-Gi<60 lbs1st
Jermaine MathisAdultWhite Belt<217 lbs1st
Open1st
Clarence MeltonAdultBlue Belt<148 lbs1st**
Kwami MensahAdultBlue Belt<148 lbs1st**
Brian NealAdultBlue Belt<192 lbs1st
David ZwanetzAdultBlue Belt<135 lbs1st

** = Split division with teammate; no losses

About Crazy 88

Crazy 88 runs Mixed Martial Arts training centers throughout the Baltimore area. They focus on Combat Sports such as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, MMA, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Boxing, and Wrestling for both Adults and Children, Beginners to Pros.

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