The IBJJF Atlanta Open was the first competition of the year for the majority of the team and we sent fifteen competitors down South for the event.
We ended up with a combined record of 39-16 (71% winning percentage) with 15 total competitors. 10 Competitors left with Winning Records, 4 competitors left with even records, and only one competitor had a losing record.
Team Points – the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation awards 9 team points for 1st place, 3 team points for 2nd place, and 1 team point for 3rd place. I only count EARNED team points which means I discount team points if a competitor was in a division alone (and thus won first place) or medaled without winning any matches.
Using that criteria, we scored 74 team points so on average, each competitor was responsible for 4.93 EARNED TEAM POINTS. Very good statistic that places the average competitor bringing home somewhere between 2nd and 1st place.
I’m also very happy with the composition of the group. We had a solid mix of White Belts through Brown Belts and men and women. Also, we had four competitors making their IBJJF debut, planting the seeds for future success.
Individual placements below.
Leah Mays – Silver at Adult Female White Belt Light
Kayla Dehm – Silver at Adult Female Blue Belt Heavy
Amanda Riggs – Bronze at Adult Female Blue Belt Feather & Bronze in Open
Lauren Crino – Gold at Adult Female Blue Belt Light
Byung Ju Lee – Gold at Adult Blue Belt Light & Silver in the Open
Brandon Simms – Bronze at Adult Blue Belt Middle Heavy & Bronze in the Open
Chris Tran – Silver at Adult Purple Belt Light Feather
Vannessa Griffin – Gold at Adult Purple Belt Light & Bronze in the Open
Jeff Mueller – Gold at Master 3 Purple Belt Light
Tye Murphy – Gold at Adult Brown Belt Open
Alfonso Washington – Gold at Master 1 Brown Belt Open & Silver at Ultra