US Grappling Junior Championships Results

Age Skill Weight Result
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.
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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!

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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