There were some world class matches going on that day. Including packed women’s bracket and kids grappling all over the place. The top three teams on the mat were x3 and knuckle up,but Alliance scored the team trophy. Rafael Dos Santos took the Advanced Open Bracket, with very impressive matches throughout. Megan Nevill was a force to be reckoned with winning, the Women’s open division and her own weight division. It was nice to be able to powwow with the Alliance ladies who are tough fighters and very down to earth.
Be sure to check the Lutador website for all of the results, plus the link to pictures from the event! I also had the honor of sharing the mat with April Robinson, another Alliance grappler and brown belt under Romero Jacare Cavalcanti, who was just getting back into tournament mode after a long battle recovering from a torn ACL. She was truly inspiring and a fierce competitor, who took the time out to show me a nasty armbar variation that I had barely slipped out of earlier in our match. The tournament seemed to be a huge success, and there were tons of incredible matches that day and I wish I could comment on them all. Next Lutador tournament that comes your way, I wouldn’t miss out. I left the tournament tired, thrilled with the new additions to my growing bjj family, but most of all very impressed with the well ran competition and the level of Jiu Jitsu I had witnessed that day.
Peace.Love. & Armbars
Memphis Judo and JiuJitsu (Memphisbjj.com)
The Fight Clinic (teamfightclinic.com)