|Trystan Balderston||14-15||No-Gi Intermediate||14 -15||1st|
|Brendan Bill||9-11||No-Gi Intermediate||50 -59 lbs||1st|
|Gi Intermediate||50 -61 lbs||1st|
|Keven Elliott||6-9||No-Gi Beginner||55 – 64 lbs||2nd|
|Seth Fillers||8-10||No-Gi Intermediate||61 – 73 lbs||1st|
|8-11||Gi Intermediate||63 – 73 lbs||1st|
|Mason Hollis||6-7||No-Gi Intermediate||51 – 55 lbs||1st|
|Gi Intermediate||51 – 55 lbs||2nd|
|Austin Moore||14-17||No-Gi Beginner||129 – 150 lbs||3rd|
|Gi Beginner||141 – 156 lbs||3rd|
|Jaron Smith||No-Gi Intermediate||129 -139 lbs||1st|
|12-13||Gi Intermediate||129 -139 lbs||1st|
|Shawn Suser||12-14||No-Gi Intermediate||85 – 89 lbs||1st|
|13-14||Gi Intermediate||85 – 98 lbs||1st|
|Chris Tran||12-14||No-Gi Advanced||111 – 117 lbs||1st|
|14-17||Gi Advanced||102 – 114 lbs||2nd|
** = split division with teammate.
The Kids Martial Arts team was down in Virginia today competing at US Grappling’s Junior Championships. The competition was for children and teens only and offered both Gi and No Gi divisions. It was also one of the few tournaments that was double-elimination, allowing the competitors to get at least 2 matches per division.
As the results indicate, all the kids fought really well but special recognition has to go out to Chris “Short Round” Tran who stepped up to the Advanced divisions without complaint and grinded out his way to two finals – winning one and losing the other. Also, Austin “American Idol” Moore got onto the mats and fought hard despite his circumstances; Austin is a former Crazy 88 BJJ student who moved to Texas where he has not been able to do BJJ. He asked to spend the entire summer training at Crazy 88 and got a full week in before going into the competition.
Great job everyone!