|Mike Atkin||Senior 3||Brown Belt||Heavyweight (<207.5 lbs)||2nd|
|Jon Delbrugge||Adult||Purple Belt||Open||3rd|
Mike Atkin brought Crazy 88 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to a 100% medal rate with a Silver medal in the Brown Belt division. Mike had to bump up a weight class because there would only have been one match in his normal Medium Heavy and Mike is always looking to get good matches. He utilized his half-guard in the first match but lost on points in the finals to a tough wrestler from Genesis JJ in Texas.
Jon “Devastator” Delbrugge had another compelling performance – this time in the Purple Belt Open division. In the quarterfinals, Jon was up 2 points and seemingly on his way to a hard-fought but clear victory when his opponent timed Jon’s guard pull and scored a “takedown” tying the score up. Jon fought back hard and scored a back take in the final minute to enter the semis against the Middleweight champion and Purple Belt World Silver medalist, Alec Baulding (Alliance).
Alec got on the board first with a beautiful sweep but Jon would tie it up 2-2 quickly. Alec has a phenomenal Cobrinha-esque spider guard and kept Jon at bay for the remainder of the bout and went on to win 2 advantages to 1. Alec would go onto win the division over Beneil Dariush from Ralph Gracie.
We also had Jimmy Harbison and Cory Robinson kick butt in the Brown Belt divisions.
- Cory Robinson: BRONZE @ Brown Featherweight
- Jimmy Harbison: BRONZE @ Brown Middleweight
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