Day 2 – August 24

Jason Smith, father of six and coach of the Juniors class, competed in the Masters 5 Blue Belt Light Feather Weight Division. He had a dominant run through three matches. He won his first match by shoulder lock from the reverse triangle position. Then, Smith won the Semi-Finals match 9-0 and won the Finals 8-0 with 2-0 advantages and no points scored on him throughout the day. He became Crazy 88’s first Gold Medalist for the 2018 tournament.

Warren Lockhart won one match via triangle arm bar submission after being down on points, but lost his second match in the Master 2 Blue Belt Middle Weight Division.

Day 3 – August 25 – Masters

Five purple belt competitors competed simultaneously. First, Amanda Riggs was in the Masters 1 Purple Belt Feather Weight Division. Riggs had a total of four matches to win the Gold Medal. She won her first and third matches by arm bar submissions and her second match on points. She proceeded to triangle her opponent in 45 seconds to win the Finals match. She was able to repeat her winning victory from last year at the next belt rank.

On a mat across the venue, Lakita Patterson competed in the Masters 1 Purple Belt Light Weight Division. Her first opponent was DQ’d for no show. Patterson won her second match 8-4 on points. She also won her second match on points to enter the Semi-Finals. She lost a close match on points and brought home the Bronze Medal for the Crazy 88 women’s team.

Eduardo Viana, Leona Mansapit, Michael Silverman, and Lindsey Barry also competed at the tournament.

Crazy 88 kids team competes in brazilian Jiu Jitsu at IBJJF Las Vegas

Coach Vannessa Griffin with kids competitors Zeta, Trey, and Devon in Las Vegas

Kids Competitors (Day 3 Continued)

Coach Vannessa Griffin traveled with three members of the kids program and their families to compete in Las Vegas. Zeta and Devon brought home Bronze medals and Trey also competed at this event. Zeta won her first match beating a girl her teammate lost to earlier in the season. She lost her second match. Devon won his first match by bow and arrow submission and putting his opponent unconscious. He also lost his second match. Both Crazy 88 kids were able to have excellent performances overall.