Crazy 88 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu continued its preparation for the 2011 World Championships with another high level competition this weekend. It is very important for our athletes to stay active and not just compete “once in a while” and when they “feel like it”. Our core competition team members are all committed to the end objective so they will push through these smaller tournament despite the ups and downs of regular training.
Veteran grappler, Mike Atkin, made an appearance to win Senior 3 Brown Belt, outpointing his perennial adversary, Willie Rodriguez (Alliance).
Jon Delbrugge was the unfortunate victim of IBJJF refereeing inconsistencies. After defeating his first two opponents, Jon was disqualified in the Quarterfinals for going for a straight footlock from the 50/50 position in a match he was winning. The issue was two-fold – that Jon and his opponent were trading the exact same submission hold at the time of DQ and that Jon had submitted his second opponent with the same footlock in the match prior. Still a good showing until the penalty call.
Tye Ryan Murphy, fresh off his victory at least week’s American BJJ Nationals, took Silver in the Blue Belt middleweight division. Tye rarely trains No Gi (probably less than 1x a month – LOL) but he dispatched his first 4 opponents before losing 0-0 (1-0) to returning champion, Camron Couch (Alliance) in the finals. Good experience for Tye Ryan who has been putting in serious work in the first quarter of the 2010-2011 season.
We also had Fred Thomsen, Alfonso Washington, and Devon Delbrugge competing. Of course, Camp Springs shined with DJ Jackson winning the Purple Belt Middleweight division and JT Torres taking Gold in the Black Belt Lightweight division. The Juvenile Team also did great, taking Silver overall!