The Ramona Brazilian Jiu Jitsu team closed out the year with an overall grand championship.
Members of the RBJJ team were invited to Grappling X’s Tournament of Champions, which showcased the talents of competitors from the entire western United States.
The Kids Team placed second as overall champions, with most competitors placing in the top 3 of their division.
•Cody Crist, second
•Ian Alexander, second
•Audrey Boulton, third
•Carson Crist, second
•Jesse Deaver, first
•Wyatt Jones, third
•Brandon Setterberg, first (moved up a weight class)
•Matt Roelle, first (moved up an age division)
•Law Arroyo, first
•Eli Bennett, first (moved up a weight class)
•Kilian Brandon, first
All of the youngsters who competed fought hard and were praised by all of the coaches and the tournament officials said Coach Kevin Hosseini.
The Adult Team also had a stellar performance and took home an amazing first place for the year, beating out Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA schools from California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada and Arizona, said Hosseini.
•Jovana Mcreary, second (second in the absolute division)
•Hannah LaJaunie, second
•Eli Bennett, second
•Matt Roelle, second
•Dustin Clarke, first
•Callan McLaughlin, first
•John Clarke, second
•Law Arroyo, third
•Harryson Franz, first
Several of the teens from the Kids’ competition class moved up to the adult division and placed. Hosseini said he is very pleased with the teams and is proud of everyone who competed.
“This has been an amazing year,” he said. “It’s amazing how much everyone has progressed.”
The team looks forward to the new year and more competitions.
In addition to the Grappling X tournaments, the team will be preparing for the Pan-American and World championships held by the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation.
For more information about Ramona Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, visit www.ramonabjj.com, call 760-787-5855, or visit the academy at 850 Main St., Suite 102.