On September 24th and 25th, Cal State Dominguez Hills was home to the American Nationals. This is a big tournament run every year by the IBJJF. Sean Roberts, Brown Belt, has two competitors to beat in the Middle Weight Division, and does so by a quick triangle choke on the first guy. The next guy had already fought two other guys, winning fairly easily, only to be beaten by Sean in a 14-2 victory to take home the Gold!!! Later that evening, Sean competed in the Open Weight Brown Belt Divsion. His first two competitors were, shall we say for lack of a better word, Gigantic! Weighing at least 70 lbs more than Sean, he impresses everyone by triangle choking the first guy and beating the second by points, showing off some incredible flexibility. His next oponent, much to Sean’s liking, was more his size. Sean goes on to win by triangle choke once again! Now competing for the Gold is Sean and one of his team mates from up north, and they close out the division with a Gentleman’s Agreement.
On Sunday, Jeff Munoz, our blue belt, wins the Bronze medal after beating two opponents by way of submission! Gabriel Leal and Seton Seto, both white belts, also take home Gold medals. Congratulations to everyone!!!
Next up – US Open in San Jose on October 15th and 16th.