Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Jiu-Jitsu takes athletes to Boise

First places in Submission

First-place finisher Storm Anderson takes a bow Saturday in Boise. Courtesy photo

Local Jiu-Jitsu athletes competed Saturday, April 28 at Capital High School in Boise in the annual Northwest Submission Challenge event that attracted some 300 competitors.

Placing first was Storm Anderson in Teens Gi Blue Belt 170-pound division and first in Teens Advanced No Gi 170-pound; and Julie Daniels in Women's Gi 130-and-below class;

Also winning firsts were Mandy Palin in Women's Gi 140-and-above; and Jeremiah Linderman in the Men's Gi White Belt 220 pounds.

Linderman added a third place in the Men's No Gi Intermediate 220-pound class. Rocket Stickney was second in Teens Gi White Belt 155.

Others with solid showings were Marcus James Richcreek, Jason Hance and Greg Knopfel, all taking fourth places in their classes.

These athletes train at USA Grappling Academy in Bellevue with instructor Lee Anderson. Jiu-Jitsu classes are every Tuesday and Thursday 6-8 p.m. All ages and skill levels are welcome.

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