CARSON, CA, FEBRUARY 16, 2014 – Five Straight Blast Gym competitors made a victorious showing at the Pan American Kids Championship this weekend. The event was held at California State University at Dominguez Hills and organized by the prestigious International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF), gathering youth competitors from around the world.
“These five competitors represent some of the most experienced and well-trained athletes on our team. They were well-prepared and fought hard in all of their matches,” said Travis Davison, head coach and owner of Straight Blast Gym. “To compete on an international stage is a honor and challenge that not many athletes will experience. These kids were eager to take it on,” he added.
Athletes competed in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, under the rules of the IBJJF. Divisions were by age, skill level, gender, and weight.
Junior 1 Yellow Belt – Rooster division: Joe Davison – 3rd place
Teen 1 Orange Belt – Rooster division (Male): Ricky Davison – 2nd place
Teen 1 Orange Belt – Rooster division (Female): Stella Davison – 2nd place
Teen 3 Yellow Belt – Light Feather division: Ted Davison – 2nd place
Teen 3 Yellow Belt – Ultra Heavy division: Hunter Wellcome – 1st place
“The level competition at these larger, national events increases dramatically every year. Our kids competed well and we are looking forward to hitting the mats again to continue to improve and sharpen our skills,” said Davison.