We are the Champions! Colorado Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Satori achieved victory after victory at the 2022 NAGA Colorado Grappling & BJJ Championships held at the Foothills Fieldhouse on Saturday, October 8, 2022 in Denver, Colorado. It was Brilliant! With all of the victories CBJJS earned the Overall Team Champions Title for the 2022 NAGA Colorado Grappling & BJJ Championships.
Some of the victory highlights of the day included the return to competition of Sephanie (McPherson) Burke! After a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic and other near-death experiences, Steph returned to the mat with a roar, winning a Gold Medal in her division. Way to go Steph!
Not to be outdone by Steph, “Gold Medal” Shaun Parris also returned to the competition mats after the same three-year hiatus and did as his nickname demands: Won a Gold Medal in his division. Way to go Shaun!
Todd Powers was one of our expert division NAGA Championship Belt winners, winning his weight class No-Gi. Way to go Todd!
Stephanie “Rampage” Cline, one of our most ardent and frequent competitors, was one of our expert division NAGA Championship Belt Winners, winning her weight class No-Gi against a game opponent who traveled all the way from Australia to compete. Way to go Steph!
Kyle Tortajada was another of our expert division NAGA Championship Belt winners, winning his weight class in the Gi. Way to go Kyle!
Del Elmagbari was another of our expert division NAGA Championship Belt winners, winning his weight class No-Gi in dominant fashion. Way to go Del!
Spencer Blauw was another of our Gold Medal winners. Way to go Spencer!
Orlando Franqui won double Silver (one in No-Gi and one in Gi) after many exciting matches in his first tournament as a CBJJS Combat Crew Athlete. Way to go Orlando!
Not to be outdone, Vance Gerard served the day’s most savage Gold Medal win with a straight ankle lock to which his opponent should have tapped. Indeed, Vance gave his opponent a generous opportunity to submit to the initial application of the classic straight ankle lock, and it was only after his opponent tried to game Vance’s generous opportunity that Vance changed to a belly down version of the ankle lock, resulting in a broken ankle for his opponent. Brutal. Way to go Vance!
Out of the many outstanding performances from the CBJJS Combat Crew, Performance Of The Day Honors had to go to Johann De La Cruz: Johann rolled three No-Gi matches and obtained three submissions – Gold Medal; Johann rolled three Gi matches and obtained three submissions – Gold Medal. Johann’s Double Gold performance was legendary! Johann’s performance was just one of many amazing accomplishments obtained by the CBJJS Combat Crew. What a brilliant day on the mats!
2022 NAGA COLORADO GRAPPLING & BJJ CHAMPIONSHIPS PHOTOS & VIDEOS
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