Amazing weekend for our team!
Professor Greg, Joe, and Hamoudi travelled to Austin, TX to compete this weekend at the IBJJF Austin Open. All three competed between 2 days, each showing amazing growth and progression as competitors.
Hamoudi had the performance of the weekend. He placed in three divisions: 1st in Nog Gi for his weight class, 3rd in Gi for his weight class, and 3rd in Gi for the open weight division. He showed amazing technical ability, tremendous heart, and mental fortitude.. This was his first gold medal at the international and we are all very proud of him. We are all very proud of him!
Professor Greg finished this weekend with a silver in Gi for his weight class and a silver in No gi for his weight class. After a LCL sprain in his first match he had to make some strategy adjustments in order to finish the weekend. Even after the injury Professor Greg was able to secure two submission victories. And a close loss to the number 1 ranked black belt in the world for the master 1 age category.
Joe earned his first bronze medal at the international level this week. Showing great progress from his last IBJJF tournament in Atlanta. Winning two fights this weekend earning himself a medal.