HILLSBORO, OR, SEPTEMBER 12TH, 2015—Straight Blast Gym (SBG) demonstrated excellent grappling technique at the Oregon Open this past Saturday. It was an awesome show of Northwest Jiu Jitsu with more than 700 gi and no-gi competitors on the mats throughout the day. Straight Blast Gym in Kalispell and Whitefish combined to send 20 competitors comprised of men, women and children ranging in age from 6 to 54 years old. They banded together for a total of 36 medals (17 gold, 12 silver, and 7 bronze) and all who competed earned a medal. The collective SBG, including teams from Portland, OR and Seattle, WA won top team for youth and junior overall, 2nd place for adult overall, 2nd place for adult no-gi and third place for adult gi.
“The Oregon Open was another ideal opportunity for our youth and adult competitors to test their skills, training and competition strategy. The ride home was filled with enthusiasm and a renewed focus on improving for future events and we now know what things we need to work on” said Travis Davison, head coach and owner of Straight Blast Gym in Montana.
“That’s the beauty of competition. It will always bring your strengths and weaknesses to the surface where they can be dealt with. I look forward to leading this team forward and helping the individuals who comprise it reach their individual goals”.
Hamilton Ash – 1st in gi/3rd in no gi
Bekah Bell – 1st in gi/3rd in no gi
Joe Davison – 2nd in gi/3rd in no gi
Kisa Davison – 2nd in gi
Ricky Davison – 2nd in gi/3rd in no gi
Stella Davison – 1st in gi/1st in no gi
Gus DeSouza – 1st in gi/2nd in no gi
Jose DeSouza – 3rd in gi
Bella Downing – 1st in gi/2nd in no gi
Brock Maloney – 2nd in gi/1st in no gi
Anthony Mead – 3rd in gi
Gage Morsette – 1st in gi
Grady Robinson – 1st in gi/1st in no gi
Weston Robinson – 1st in gi/2nd in no gi
Ryan Robinson – 1st in gi
Josh Schreiner – 2nd in gi/1st in no gi
Keith Treece – 2nd in gi
Colton Wieczorek – 2nd in gi/2nd in no gi
Cayden Wieczorek – 2nd in gi/1st in no gi
Kalijah Wieczorek – 3rd in gi/1st in no gi
Lakoda Wieczorek – 1st in gi/1st in no gi