Crazy 88 Collects 9 Medals at the Miami International Open

Crazy 88 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu team was keeping busy for another weekend in a row, heading to Miami for the IBJJF’s International Open in that city.  Blue Belt standouts of the tournament included “Big” Phil Thorn who took 2nd in his division and 1st in the Blue Belt Open and Cathy Tran-Zwanetz who also took 1st.  For White Belts, the man of the hour was Doug “DJ” Flores who added the title Miami International Open of BJJ Champion to American Nationals of BJJ Champion with less than 6 months of training.  Congrats to all the medalists!

DJ Flores fought an emotional tournament to take another IBJJF Gold.

DJ Flores fought an emotional tournament to take another IBJJF Gold.

Tye battled through to the finals of the Blue Belt Middleweight division!

Tye battled through to the finals of the Blue Belt Middleweight division!

It was also a special day for Third Law Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as head instructor Roberto Torralbas was promoted to Brown Belt.  Check out the video below!

  • White Belt
    • Feather
      • Tom Shrum – SILVER
    • Heavy
      • DJ Flores – GOLD
  • Blue Belt
    • Light Feather
      • Clarence Melton – SILVER
    • Feather
      • Keith Cebula – SILVER
    • Middle
      • Tye Ryan Murphy – SILVER
    • Medium Heavy
      • Fred Thomsen – SILVER
    • Ultra Heavy
      • Phil Thorn – SILVER
    • OPEN
      • Phil Thorn – GOLD
    • Female Light Feather
      • Cathy Tran-Zwanetz – GOLD

Congrats also to the Team Lloyd Irvin fighters from the other schools.

  • Eric Morales – 2nd @ White Belt Light Feather
  • Joe Formica – 1st @ White Belt Lightweight (all submissions)
  • Carty Seay – 2nd @ White Belt Middleweight
  • Marsharne Nixon – 2nd @ White Belt Ultra Heavyweight
  • Katy Bishop – 1st @ Female White Belt Middleweight
  • Roberto Torralbas – 1st @ Purple Belt Middleweight
  • JT Torres – 1st @ Black Belt Lightweight

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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