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IBJJF New York Spring Open Results

Saturday, April 12th, 2014 @ 6:26 pm

Jen Flannery makes a successful return to competition from an almost yearlong layoff due to injury and some newer faces shine at the lower belts. Read on for more!

Mark Takes Gold

Mark Takes Gold


Jen Flannery came back off of two major surgeries following the 2013 gi season to dominate and submit Missy Danforth (Alliance/Foundry BJJ) via armlock from inside of a triangle choke for the gold medal at brown belt light featherweight. She took the Absolute (open weight) class off for this one as it’s her first time back, but she’ll be back in against the big girls in no time.

Following up a double gold performance at the IBJJF Pan American Championship, Maia Matalon continued to show a strong and improving game that’s making her one of the favorites at the Mundial (world championship) later this year. In New York, she took a gold in the female purple belt heavyweight (unopposed) and Absolute divisions, finishing all of her opponents. Well done, Ms. Matalon.

Steve Lang picked up his first IBJJF gold medal, winning 3 matches in the men’s blue belt heavyweight division. A commitment to regular competing is really paying off for Steve, as his game is showing a great deal of improvement and is really starting to come together. Nice work, Steve!

Mark Hoffman took a hard-earned gold medal in the Master 1 (30-35) blue belt featherweight division, showing improving technique and a boatload of heart and grit. Mark fought extremely well over the course of 3 matches to earn a spot in the final against Paul Engel (BJJ Revolution). After a rough start, Mark found himself behind 8-0 on the score cards with only a minute remaining. Showing incredible heart and a never-say-die attitude, Mark incredibly swept, passed, and mounted his opponent with only seconds remaining to take the victory 9-8 in one of the best matches of the entire tournament. Simply put, an awesome performance that embodied the most deeply-held values of our academy.

4 competitors coming home with 5 gold medals is a great way to keep the year rolling. Next major competition is the Mundial in May/June with a couple local and regional experience gathering events in between. Back to work!

One Response to “IBJJF New York Spring Open Results”

  1. Jay Abbott says:

    Wow – great showing in NY gang. Not at all surprised by the positive results, but really nice to see your hard work paying off. Good luck with Mundial!

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