Big day for SBG Saturday, July 11th 2009.
Travis Davison competed in Grapplers Quest Vegas. On Friday Travis entered the absolute division (Travis weighed in around 160), with his first opponent being 260, Travis went on to beat him, and towards the end of the day narrowly lose on a 2 point sweep to world champion black belt Cleber Luciano. Travis went on to win a bronze in the absolute. At 160lbs that is quite an achievement!
The next day Travis competed in his own weight class and brought home a gold medal in the brown belt division!
That same weekend we had three athletes from the Portland Gym drive up to Seattle for the big Pac NW championships. Jonathan Wee and Chris Stearns entered in the purple belt division, and Tim Edman entered in the blue belts. Jonathan beat of his opponents for a gold medal. Chris Stearns (who was awarded his purple just two weeks previously) beat all of his opponents, and faced long time Impact purple belt Andy Wong in the finals. Chris won that match, winning the gold medal. And Tim swept his matches, also winning gold. Three athletes entered, three golds won!
Another good day for the SBG.
And in more good news. . .due to popular demand we have added two new Boxing for MMA classes, both taught by long time SBGr and former golden glove fighter Josh Sachs. In addition to this there is a new Clinch and takedown class on Monday nights at 5pm, just before Cane’s ever popular BJJ time slot. This class will be taught by SBG morning coach Brookes. And last but not least SBG coach Chris Stearns has added a Gi BJJ Competition class on Sundays at 5pm.
You can keep up with all these updates at the new Portland Gym Facebook page located here:
And finally please stop in welcome the new Portland Gym business manager Stefani Porter. We know Stefani will be doing great things with the Portland Gym!