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Author Topic: Just back from Las Vegas  (Read 390 times)

Offline RonC

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Just back from Las Vegas
« on: August 29, 2017, 03:59:10 PM »
We were not interested in the gambling. We went to see our son, Jess, compete in the World Masters Brazilian Jujitsu Championships.

He has worked so hard toward competing at this level, working his submission grappling training and weight training in with his regular job.

So far, Jess has won his class in the Grappler's Quest National Championships in Las Vegas a few years ago. Then he won the North American Grappling Association Championship in his class. Another title he took was the "Fight to Win" tournament in Denver. The Worlds would have been a fine capstone to his amateur fighting career.

After the competition, we saw some shows with Jess and his wife while in Las Vegas. His wife's parents went, as well as a few of his co-workers.

We were disappointed for Jesse in that he didn't make it to the finals of the World Masters Brazilian Jujitsu Championships at the Convention Center in Las Vegas. He did his best but was submitted on an arm/wrist hold by another contestant.

It looked like  Jess was making a move to submit his opponent when the fellow just managed to grab Jesse in such a way that he had to submit (surrender) or suffer a dislocated shoulder.

He has absorbed this experience as a lesson and will be back to the World competition next year. Jess already is planning his training regime for the next competition. He hadn't competed for a few years, so he may enter some local tournaments during the year just to better adapt to the differences between training and competing. He is much more resilient than I am and rebounds quickly.

Attached is a photo of him with the 1st place position in the North American Submission Grappling Association Championships and with his "Fight to Win" award.

Ron
« Last Edit: August 29, 2017, 04:04:53 PM by RonC »

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Re: Just back from Las Vegas
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2017, 09:55:39 PM »
That's pretty Awesome , I'm glad ya'll had a great time . Tell him to try these new moves next time >  :slap:   :beat:   :excited:
Trust me officer , I'm a banjo player , it only seems like I'm going faster than everyone else.

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Re: Just back from Las Vegas
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2017, 10:21:51 PM »
Whole new meanin..to the Vagas term ...
Hit Me..!

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Re: Just back from Las Vegas
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2017, 11:28:40 PM »
It has been exciting watching him develop his skills over the years. I am more proud of the discipline, dedication and effort than of the titles.
Off the mat, he is mellow and calm:

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Re: Just back from Las Vegas
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2017, 06:18:31 AM »
Good job Jesse, you did good Ron.

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Re: Just back from Las Vegas
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2017, 09:11:07 AM »
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Re: Just back from Las Vegas
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2017, 11:34:26 AM »
That's what makes being a parent so cool.  Being proud of your children.  Congratulations to you all. 
Nothing is impossible, some things just take longer.

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Re: Just back from Las Vegas
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2017, 10:35:09 AM »
Congratulations and keep competing

with the dedication and effort come the awards

Congratulations