Midwest Starz Regional Dance Competitions – Green Bay, Wisc.

Heart of the Valley Dance Academy Take High Point Award

April 26, 2017 – The Midwest Starz Dance Competition took its show to KI Convention center Green Bay, Wisconsin, March 24-26 for its 11th competition of 2017.

Highlighting the competition was the high point winning Solo Jazz routine ”I Want You” from Heart of the Valley Dance Academy in the 15-16 year old division. Studio Y won the Starzmanship award for outstanding sportsmanship.

Other Highlights included:
Ages 9-11 Solo – Lyrical winner Manty Dance’s routine ”Grace of God” – 271.74 points
Ages 9-11 D/T – Jazz winner Studio L’s routine ”Wings” – 272.74 points
Ages 9-11 Sg – Hip Hop winner Ignite Dance Studio’s routine ”Spice It Up” – 280.46 points
Ages 9-11 SG – Tap winner Ignite Dance Studio’s routine ”Shake Ya Body” – 281.46
Ages 12-14 Solo – Hip Hop winner Studio Y’s routing ”Trndsttr” – 271.24
Ages 12-14 Solo – Jazz winner Ignite Dance Studio’s routine ”Bird Song” – 288.06
Ages 12-14 Solo – Lyrical winner Kaleidoscope Dance Studio’s routine ”Rise Up” – 291.14
Ages 12-14 Solo – Open winner Transcendence Dance Company’s routine ”Galactic” – 290.14
Ages 12-14 Solo – Contemporary winner Transcendence Dance Company’s routine ”Day Dream” – 296.12
Ages 15-16 Solo – Hip Hop winner Studio Y’s routine ”Rock Your Body” 290.86
Ages 15-16 D/T – Tap winner Heart of the Valley Dance Academy’s routine ”Can You Feel It” – 290.68
Ages 17-18 Solo – Contemporary winner All That Dance Inc’s routine ”Heal” – 290.34

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Midwest Starz Dance Competitions
Green Bay WI 54301
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Gracie Barra Columbus runs away with AGF Columbus BJJ Championships Title

Marra Senki takes second at 2017 showdown in Georgia

kids competing 2017 AGF Columbus Georgia GreatmatsMay 26, 2017 — Gracie Barra Columbus was the runaway victor of the overall team title at the Greatmats-sponsored 2017 American Grappling Federation Columbus BJJ Championships on May 20 at the Georgia Convention Center in Columbus Georgia.

The championship team defeated its nearest competitor by more than 200 points, claiming three four divisional titles along the way.

Marra Senki Jiu Jitsu was the only other team to win a division, edging F3 Training Center/Bad Apple MMA 30-27 in the Adult No Gi Division. Gracie Barra Columbus was third in that division.

adult grappling tournament AGF Columbus BJJ GreatmatsGracie Barra Columbus won the Adult Gi Division by 46 points over CheckMat Murfreesboro and Marra Senki Jiu Jitsu. The squad also dominated both the kids gi and no gi divisions, topping Marra Senki by 60 points in No Gi and blasting Twin Tigers BYY by 106 points in the kids Gi Division.

F3 Training Center/Bad Apple MMA was third in the Kids No Gi Division while Marra Senki Jiu Jitsu took the same honor in the Kids Gi Division.

Top 10 Overall Team Scores
Gracie Barra Columbus 385

Marra Senki Jiu Jitsu 183
F3 Training Center/Bad Apple MMA 110
Auburn MMA 93
Twin Tigers BJJ 93
KageFit 73
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Budokan BJJ Alliance 42
PTC Combat Fitness 42
Hamby Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 39
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Columbus GA 31901
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AGF Houston Tournament Features Four Different Divisional Team Champs

Pablo Silva BJJ Takes Overall Team Title in Houston

 

May 26, 2017 — Pablo Silva BJJ earned a hard-fought overall team victory at the American Grappling Federation’s 2017 Houston BJJ Championships, sponsored by Greatmats, on May 13 at The Zone in Houston, Texas, edging BJJ Revolution Team for the top spot.

Pablo Silva BJJ tallied a total of 230 team points while BJJ Revolution notched 179 points and Team Rivas BJJ, 148.

Team Rivas BJJ earned the majority of its points in the Kids No Gi division where it was the divisional title with 82 points over runner up The Darkside (66 points). BJJ Revolution Team came in third at 47 points.

Pablo Silva BJJ also earned more than half of its points in a single division, racking up 120 points on the way to winning the Kids Gi Division. Team Rivas was second in the division with 52 points, followed by BQuick JJ with 48 points.

Alvarez BJJ earned the Adults No Gi Divisional Title, defeated Gracie Barra Lake Charles by 15 points. BVMMA finished in third place.

BJJ Revolution Team grabbed just over half of its team points in the Adults Gi division where it won edged Pablo Silva BJJ for the Divisional Title 93-76. Elite MMA finished third.

Top Ten Overall Team Scores
Pablo Silva BJJ 230

BJJ Revolution Team 179
Team Rivas BJJ 148
Alvarez BJJ 108
Bquick JJ 103
The Darkside 83
Elite MMA 82
BVMMA 73
Gracie Barra Lake Charles 68
EnergyFit MMA 63

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Houston TX 77025
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Gracie Barra Sweeps 2017 AGF Springfield BJJ Championships

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AGF Makes Return to Springfield

May 26, 2017 — Gracie Barra claimed the 2017 Springfield BJJ Championships overall team title on April 29 at Weiser Gym on the campus of Drury University in Springfield, Missouri. The championship Brazilian Jiu Jitsu team dominated the competition by nearly 375 points with a score of 525 points in AGF’s return to Springfield after a 3-year layoff from the location.

Runner up Champs MMA earned 156 team points while Team LDMA was third with 128 in a field that included 300 competitors.

adult BJJ tournament AGF Springfield BJJ Championships 2017 GreatmatsChamps MMA gave Gracie Barra good competition in the Kids No Gi Division, staying within 30 points of the divisional champs. Once again Team LDMA was on Champs MMA’s heals, finish just four points out of second place.

Gracie Barra doubled up the competition in the Kids Gi Division, however, with 157 points, compared to 78 for runner up Champs MMA. Rubalcava Jiu-Jitsu clamed third place with 75 points.

The Adult No Gi Division was another runaway win for Gracie Barra, which defeated runner-up Kansas City BJJ by 93 points. Infinity Martial Arts was just one point behind Kansas City BJJ in third place.

AGF adults competing Springfield BJJ GreatmatsGracie Barra’s largest margin of victory came in the Adult Gi Division where it bested runner up BQuick JJ by 109 points. Republic Martial Arts Academy claimed third place, finishing five points behind BQuick JJ.

Top 10 Overall Team Scores
Gracie Barra 525

Champs MMA 156
Team LDMA 128
Rubalcava Jiu-Jitsu 123
Republic Martial Arts Academy 108
Springfield Fight Club 96
Combate Xtreme MMA 82
Team Fusion 81
BQuick JJ 74
Infinity Martial Arts 66
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Springfield MO
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Soul Fighters Win Tight Jackson BJJ Championships Title Race

No Limit Gives Good Fight for Team Championship

May 26, 2017 — Fighters Mississippi narrowly slipped by No Limit for the overall team title at the 2017 American Grappling Federation Jackson BJJ Championships at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi on April 22 .

Soul Fighters finished with 349 total points, just 11 better than No Limit. Meanwhile Kron Gracie Jiu Jitsu of West Monroe claimed third place with 230 points.

No Limit was the Kids No Gi divisional champions, edging Florence Martial Arts Academy by two points, 75-73. Soul Fighters Mississippi was third in the division with 54 points.

No Limit also claimed the Kids Gi Division title with 138 points, compared to 91 by Soul Fighters and 51 by Kron Gracie Jiu Jitsu of West Monroe.

Soul Fighter had tough competition on its way to claiming the Adult No Gi Division Championship, topping runners up Gracie South and Kron Gracie Jiu Jitsu of West Monroe by just two points as both runners up finished with 70 points.

Where Soul Fighters separated itsself from the rest of the field was in the No Gi division where it hled a 55 point advantage over runner up No Limit, 132-77. Kron Gracie Jiu Jitsu was third with 70 points.

Top 10 Overall Team Scores
Soul Fighters Mississippi 349
No Limit 338

Kron Gracie Jiu Jitsu of West Monroe 230
Anthony Mitchell Jiu Jitsu Studio 159
Vector 138
Gracie South 139
The House MMA Academy 86
RCJ Machado 82
Florence Martial Arts Academy 73
Ross Martial Arts Academy 65

 

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Jackson MS 39202

7th Annual SUGA Alabama State Championships a Success

Henson Defeats Davila in Brown Belt Super Fight

South USA Grappling 2017 Alabama State Championships

April 19, 2017 — The South USA Grappling Association hosted its 7th annual Alabama State Championships on April1 in Orange Beach, Alabama. Capitao Jiu Jitsu dominated the 4-6 year old divisions for both gi and no gi.

Also among the highlights of the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu event was John Henson’s brown belt super fight win over Josh Davila and the performances of the following standout competitors:

  • Roman Pizzolato (Purple Belt)
  • Rick Jerez (Blue Belt Master/Seniors and No Gi Intermediate)
  • Aly Arnandez (Blue Belt Female and No Gi Intermediate)
  • Kylah Rogers (White Belt Female and Juvenile)
  • Dennis Hughes (White Belt Adults)
  • Roman Ecker (Blue Belt Adult)
  • Mark Dominguez (White Belt Master/Seniors)
  • Weston Roberts (White Belt Juvenile)
  • Richard Chabreck (7-9 yr old Gi and No Gi)
  • Quinn Wilson (13-15 yr old Gi)
  • Colby Dufrene (13-15 yr old No Gi)

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Orange Beach AL
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AGF Has Strong Turnout at First Ever San Antonio BJJ Championships

Ohana Academy Cruises to Overall Title, Wins three Divisions

April 25, 2017 — Ohana Academy used its numbers to its advantage on April 8, when it competed in the American Grappling Federations’ first ever San Antonio BJJ championships at Mission Concepcion Sports Park in San Antonio, Texas.

Ohana, which had 115 entries, blew away the competition in the overall team standings, racking up 1255 points, 555 more than runner up Rodrigo Pinheiro BJJ. BQuick JJ claimed third place with 660 points.

North Texas MMA (Magness) gave Ohana Academy a tough fight in the Kids No Gi division, losing to the overall champ by just eight points, with 73. Meanwhile, Rodrigo Pinheiro BJJ was close behind with 70 points.

Ohana Academy compiled a large portion of its points in the Kids Gi Division, winning with a total of 532 points. Rodrigo Pinheiro BJJ was second at 312 and BQuick JJ tallied 282 points for third place in the division.

BQuick JJ claimed the Adults No Gi Division title with 117 points, followed by Rodrigo Pinheiro BJJ with 85 and Ohana Academy with 82.

The biggest point winning division for Ohana Academy came in the Adults Gi Division where it more than doubled its nearest competitor with 560 points. Rodrigo Pinheiro finished second with 233 and BQuick JJ, third, with 212 points.

Top 10 Overall Team Scores
Ohana Academy 1255

Rodrigo Pinheiro BJJ 700
Bquick JJ 660
North Texas MMA (Magness) 505
Alvarez BJJ 426
Marra Senki Jiu Jitsu 324
Zombie BJJ 324
Guerra’s House of Warriors 320
Champions Factory 282
Mohler MMA 257
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San Antonio TX 78210
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