This past weekend MEBJJ several students and Professor Mario competed at the IBJJF Austin International Open. Professor Mario “Esfiha” hadn’t competed in 6 years so it was an exciting weekend for our team.
In the masters divisions, Alex Henley competed at brown belt in both No Gi and Gi, and Professor Mario competed at Black Belt in both Gi and No Gi. In the adult divisions, David Lafferty competed at purple belt in both Gi and No Gi, David Altgelt competed at blue belt in both Gi and No Gi, and Kevin Kenyon competed at blue belt in both disciplines.
We were fortunate to have great success this weekend. Here are the results.
At Black Belt: Professor Mario won Gold by submission in Gi against Mario Agnese, a tough opponent. He also received Gold in his division for No Gi and won the Gold in the No Gi Absolute division against another tough opponent, Rodrigo Antunes. Congratulations Professor!
At Brown Belt: Alex Henley won Silver in Gi after two great matches. He also received a Gold in No Gi. Congratulations Alex!
At Purple Belt: David Lafferty won the Bronze in No Gi and went on to compete in the absolute division. He also competed in Gi. Congratulations David!
At Blue Belt: Kevin Kenyon won Gold in Gi after three matches. He also won Bronze in No Gi. Congratulations Kevin!
At Blue Belt: David Altgelt won Bronze in No Gi and also competed in Gi. Congratulations David!
Again a big thank you to everyone that supported us this past weekend. And Congratulations to all the competitors.
To see more pictures from the tournament click here.