Jiu-Jitsu Team Returns to Copa Nova

copanova-smallThe Dave Trader Jiu-Jitsu competition team returned to the Copa Nova Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament in Ashburn, Va on January 9th.

  • Michelle Welti placed first in the Women’s White Belt Heavyweight division, second in the Women’s White Belt Absolute, and second in her Women’s Advanced No-Gi division.
  • Larry Gillet looked impressive winnning the title in the Men’s Masters Blue Belt Lightweight Divsion and placing second in the Men’s Masters Advanced No-gi Lightweight division.
  • Christian Gillet, despite some time off from training, fought well and placed second in the Teen’s Advanced no-gi under 115lb division.
  • Walter Kimmel, competing in his first tournament, placed first in the Men’s Masters Blue Belt Heavyweight division and second in the Men’s Blue Belt Heavyweight division.
  • Big Josh Wehrmann, Rage Fight & Fitness Head personal trainer/Strength & Conditioning Coach, competed in his first tournament, placing second in the Men’s White Belt Super Heavyweight Divsion.

Congratulations to everyone who competed and a special thanks to all those who came out to support the team.

Look for the Jiu-Jitsu team to make a name for themselves and compete often in 2010!