Triton Fight Center claims 2017 AGF Tulsa Open Title

Clinch Martial Arts Academy Takes Second Place

Triton Fighter center claimed the Overall Team Title narrowly edging out Clinch Martial Arts Academy. The overall team tile was a tightly contested race at this year’s American Grappling Federation Tulsa Open. The competition was held on June 17 at UMAC in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Lovato BJJ placed third place, with the top 3 teams finishing within 28 points of each other. 80 teams earned points in this tournament.
Lovato BJJ had an outstanding performance in the Kids No Gi division where it topped second place Triton Fight Center by 73 points. Triton Fight Center took second place, and Oklahoma Martial Arts Academy was only two points behind them, finish third.
Lovatao BJJ claimed first as well in the Kids Gi division with a 36-point margin above Triton, who finished second. American Elite MMA claimed third in the division.
Clinch Martial Arts placed first in the Adult Gi division with a 102 margin over the runner up, Oklahoma Martial Arts Academy. Triton Fight Center finished in a close third place.

Triton Fight Center’s persistence and consistency paid off in the Adult Gi division where they defeated Clinch Martial Arts Academy by 32 points, allowing them to secure the overall team title. Rubalcava Jiu-Jitsu claimed third in the Adult Gi division.

”Tulsa was HUGE,” said event organizer, Chris Carlino. ”It was our 2nd largest tournament in Oklahoma – second only to our state championships earlier in March.”

Top 10 Overall Team Scores

    • Triton Fight Center 399
    • Clinch Martial Arts Academy 387
    • Lovato BJJ 371
    • Oklahoma Martial Arts Academy 271
    • American Elite MMA 226
    • Rubalcava Jiu-JItsu 221
    • Omar French BJJ 154
    • Sandro Sampaio BJJ Academy 146
    • Valor Martial Arts 115
    • Team LDMA 114

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Soul Fighters win AGF’s New Orleans BJJ Championships

AGF Draws Nearly All Louisiana Academys to New Orleans Championships

  The 2017 New Orleans BJJ Championships featured almost 400 competitors on June 10 held at the Alerio Center in Westwego, Louisiana. Soul Fighters Louisiana won the Overall Team Title by a landslide. The tournament was sponsored by Greatmats.

”We had representation from almost all of the schools in Louisiana, which was a really nice plus,” said tournament organizer, Chris Carlino. ”We had people competing from 7 different states as well.”

Soul Fighters Louisiana claimed the most points in Kids No Gi and Adults Gi divisions. They placed second in the Kids Gi and Adults No Gi divisions.

BJJ Revolution was the Overall Team runner up. They placed second in the Adults Gi and third in the Kids Gi divisions. They tied for sixth in the Kids No Gi division.

Cyclone BJJ claimed the Kids Gi Division title and placed second in the Kids No Gi and fourth in Adults Gi divisions. Cyclone BJJ placed third in Overall Team standings.

Clementi’s Gladiators Academy finished 38 points behind Soul Fighters for third place in the Kids No Gi Division.

Gracie Barra (Lake Charles) was the second runner up in the Adults No Gi Division, finishing 37 points behind BJJ Revolution.

No Limit Jiu Jitsu took third in the Adults Gi Division, coming in 123 points behind the divisional champ.

Top 10 Overall Team Scores

  • Soul Fighters Louisiana 485
  • BJJ Revolution 276
  • Cyclone BJJ 255
  • No Limit Jiu Jitsu 121
  • Empire MMA 91
  • Clementi’s Gladiators Academy 83
  • Gracie Barra (Lake Charles) 76
  • Busted Knuckle MMA 75
  • Alan Belcher MMA 74
  • Guerrilla Jiu Jitsu 72

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Midwest Starz Regional Dance Competition – Wisconsin Dells, WI

Dollhouse Dance Factory takes high point at Wisconsin Dells Regional

May 24, 2017 — Competitors in the Midwest Starz Dance Competition circuit got to preview one of its National Competition venues April 21-13 when they competed at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells for a regional competition.

”We used the new Marley provided by Greatmats this weekend and it looked great on our stage,” said Joe Crook of Midwest Starz. ”It was 50 feet wide!”

The high point winning dance routine came from Dollhouse Dance Factory of Sheyboygan, Wisconsin.

”We had a great three stage day on Saturday,” Crook said, noting that the event ran more than 900 routines.

The first of two National Competition will take place at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center June 14-18.

Highlights from the regional competition included:

  • Ages 12 Lg Hip Hop: Dollhouse Dance Factory’s routine ”VMA’s” 292.044 points
  • Ages 15-16 Lg Hip Hop: Kehl School of Dance’s routine ”Dia De Los Muertos” 290.366 points
  • Ages 17-18 Lg Hip Hop: Dollhouse Dance Factory’s routine ”Jacksons” 290.37 points
  • Ages 15-16 Line Hip Hop: Dollhouse Dance Factory’s routine ”Witches” 291.886 points
  • Age 11 Lg Hip Hop: Dollhouse Dance Factory’s routine ”Royalty” 295.38 points
  • Age 10 Sg Open: Barb’s Centre for Dance’s routine ”Cold Hearted Snake” 292.46
  • Age 10 D/T Lyrical: Barb’s Centre for Dance’s routine ”We Can Dance” 291.56 points
  • Age 10 Solo Contemporary: Barb’s Centre for Dance’s routine ”Dissension” 292.98 points
  • Age 11 Solo Open: The Dance Academy of Cedar Rapids’ routine ”Skeletons” 293.28 points
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Midwest Starz Regional Dance Competition – Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Iowa Dance Competition draws more than 1000 routines

May 24, 2017 — Midwest Starz Dance Competitions ran more than 1000 routines at the Double Tree Hotel Convention Complex in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, April 7-9, and ”Runaway” from Nicole’s School of Dance took the overall high point award with a score of 297.18 in the 15-16 year old Lg Contemporary Division. Innovative Soul Dance Company earned the Starzmenship award for outstanding sportsmanship at the event equipped with Greatmats dance flooring.

Other highlights from the event included:

  • Ages 15-16 Solo Contemporary: Extension Dance Academy’s Routine ”Dead in the water”: 292.9 points
  • Ages 17-18 Solo Contemporary: Nicole’s School of Dance’s routine ”Trouble Weighs a Ton”: 296.4 points
  • Ages 15-16 Solo Jazz: The Dance Avenue’s routine ”You Don’t Own Me”: 290.78 points
  • Ages 17-18 Solo Jazz: Expressions of the QC Dance Academy’s routine ”Dangerous”: 291.8 points
  • Ages 17-8 Solo Open: Almost Famous Dance Studio’s routine ”Used To Be Mine”: 293.36 points
  • Ages 15-16 Solo Lyrical: The Dance Avenue’s routine ”Bound to You”: 292.98 points
  • Ages 17-18 Solo Lyrical: Nicole’s School of Dance’s routine ”Let it Go” 294.86 points
  • Ages 15-16 Solo Musical Show: The Dance Avenue’s routine ”Flaunt It”: 290.44 points
  • Ages 15-16 Solo Open: Studio A Dance Co.’s routine ”Happiness Won’t Wait”: 296.46 points
  • Ages 9-11 D/T Lyrical: The Dance Avenue’s routine ”Rise Up” 290.48 points
  • Ages 12-14 D/T Contemporary: Almost Famous Dance Studio’s routine ”Change” 294.72 points
  • Ages 12-14 D/T Lyrical: Nicole’s School of Dance’s routine ”Storm” 293.78 points
  • Ages 12-14 D/T Novelty/Character: The Dance Avenue’s routine ”Carl & Ellie” 291.58 points
  • Ages 17-18 D/T Contemporary: Nicole’s School of Dance’s routine ”Slow and Steady” 293 points
  • Ages 15-18 D/T Jazz: Expressions of the QC Dance Academy’s routine ”Heartburn” 292.7 points
  • Ages 15-16 D/T Lyrical: Expressions of the QC Dance Academy’s routine ”Heal” 291.02 points
  • Ages 15-16 D/T Open: Nicole’s School of Dance’s routine ”5 AM” 290.5 points
  • Ages 12-14 Solo Contemporary: Studio A Dance Co.’s routine ”Sun” 295.79 points
  • Ages 12-14 Solo Hip Hop: Almost Famous Dance Studio’s routine ”We Gonna Ride” 291.72
  • Ages 12-14 Solo Jazz: Extensions Dance Academy’s routine ”Fierce” 294.66
  • Ages 12-14 Solo Lyrical: Nicole’s School of Dance’s routine ”Glitter in the Air” 295.84
  • Ages 12-14 Solo Musical Show: Nicole’s School of Dance’s routine ”As Good as it Gets” 295.68
  • Ages 12-14 Solo Open: Nicole’s School of Dance’s routine ”Moon Shines Red” 292.9 points
  • Ages 12-14 Solo Tap: Project Dance Company’s routine ”Quiet Please” 292.1 points
  • Ages 12-14 Lg Hip Hop: Studio A Dance Co’s routine ”Work It” 293.55
  • Ages 12-14 LG Jazz: Nicole’s School of Dance’s routine ”Born to be Wild” 292.98 points
  • Ages 12-14 Lg Lyrical: Expressions of the QC Dance Academy’s routine ”953K” 293.88 points
  • Ages 12-14 Line Hip Hop: Almost Famous Dance Studio’s routine ”RiRi” 294.48 points
  • Ages 12-14 Line Jazz: The Dance Avenue’s routine ”Vogue” 292.14 points
  • Ages 12-14 Production Jazz: The Dance Avenue’s routine ”Villians” 294.32 points
  • Ages 12-14 Production Hip Hop: Studio A Dance Co’s routine ”One Woman Army” 293.68 points
  • Ages 12-14 Sg Contemporary: The Dance Avenue’s routine ”Human Family” 294.06 points
  • Ages 12-14 Sg Hip Hop: The Dance Co’s routine ”Bossy” 292.22 points
  • Ages 12-14 Sg Lyrical: Nicole’s School of Dance’s routine ”Explosions” 295.38 points
  • Ages 12-14 Sg Open: Nicole’s School of Dance’s routine ”Blackbird” 294.56 points
  • Ages 12-14 Lg Jazz: Almost Famous Dance Studio’s routine ”Right On” 294.12 points
  • Ages 15-16 Lg Lyrical: The Dance Avenue’s routine ”Titanic” 295.32 points
  • Ages 15-16 Sg. Contemporary: Nicole’s School of Dance’s routine ”Clearer” 295.52 points
  • Ages 15-16 Sg Hip Hop: Innovative Soul Dance Company’s routine ”Work” 293.64 points
  • Ages 15-16 Sg Jazz: Innovative Soul Dance Company’s routine ”Toxic” 295.64 points
  • Ages 15-16 Sg Lyrical: Nicole’s School of Dance’s routine ”Officer Down” 293.06 points
  • Ages 15-16 Sg Lyrical: Studio A Dance Co’s routine ”Piece by Piece” 296.58 points
  • Ages 15-16 Sg Musical Show: Expressions of the QC Dance Academy’s Routine ”100 Easy Ways to Lose a Man” 297.08
  • Ages 15-16 Novelty/Character: Nicole’s School of Dance’s routine ”Wonderland” 290.58 points
  • Ages 15-16 Lg Open: Expressions of the QC Dance Academy’s routine ”Gado” 294.42 points
  • Ages 15-16 Line Jazz: The Dance Avenue’s routine ”Bottom of the River” 290.58 points
  • Ages 15-16 Line Open: Studio A Dance Co’s routine ”The Art of War” 293.26 points
  • Ages 9-11 Sg Open: The Dance Avenue’s routine ”Rule the World” 290.84 points
  • Ages 9-11 Solo Contemporary: Nicole’s School of Dance’s routine ”Have You Seen Me” 295.56 points
  • Ages 9-11 Solo Jazz: Above the Barre Dance Academy’s routine: ”Play that Sax” 293.94 points
  • Ages 9-11 Solo Lyrical: Above the Barre Dance Academy’s routine ”Ave Maria” 294.5 points
  • Ages 9-11 Solo Open: Studio A Dance Co’s routine ”Look at Me” 291.18 points

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Midwest Starz Duluth Regional Dance Competition

Experience Dance Takes High Point in Duluth

May 3, 2017 — Experience Dance highlighted the Midwest Starz Regional Dance Competition at Marshal School in Duluth, Minnesota March 31-April 2, 2017, as the high point winner with its routine ”Gossip” which scored a 297.6 in the 17-18-year-old Solo Open Division. Meanwhile, Stephanie’s Dance Shoppe claimed the Starzmenship Award for outstanding sportsmanship. 

More than 470 routines were run at the three-day competition. 

”It was our first time running two stages,” said Joe Crook of Midwest Starz.

Other highlights included:

    • Ages 12-14: Solo-Contemporary: Northern Lights Dance Academy’s routine ”Courage” – 295.472 points
    • Ages 12-14: Solo-Jazz: Northern Lights Dance Academy’s routine ”Shackled” – 294.504 points
    • Ages 12-14: Solo-Lyrical: Elite Dance Productions’ routine ”A Thousand Years” – 295.3 points
    • Ages 17-18: Solo-Contemporary: Experience Dance’s routine ”Purgatory” – 296.328
    • Ages 15-16: Solo-Jazz: Dance By Kris’ routine ”Deep” – 294.936 points
    • Ages 15-16: Solo-Lyrical: Dance By Kris’ routine ”Lost Stars” – 296.28
    • Ages 15-16: Solo-Open: Elite Dance Production’s routine ”Run Boy Run” -296.64 point
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Ages 17-18 Solo-Ballet: Experience Dance’s routine ”Monotone” – 296.808 points
    • Ages 15-16: Solo-Tap: Dance by Kris’ routine ”Don’t Let Me Down” – 294.362 points
    • Ages 17-18: D/T-Lyrical: Dance By Kris’ routine ”Crystal Bed” – 296.68 points
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Ages 12-14: Production-Jazz: Duluth Dance Center’s routine ”Prince” – 295.006

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Infinity National Championships Rock the Kalahari Convention Center

Brown, Viviano, Thomason earn multiple National Grand Championships

May 18, 2017 – With 300 competitors from across the U.S. and Canada east of the Rocky Mountains, the Infinity National Championships put on two days of high caliber martial arts competition at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells, WI on May 12-13, 2017.

The second annual tournament was highlighted by the performances of 20 different Grand Champions, three of which took home to Grand Champion Trophies.

Zoe Brown of United Family Martial Arts in Hamilton, Ontario, was one competitor who won multiple grand championships, taking home the top prize in both Junior Japanese Forms and Junior Korean Forms.

Sacha Viviano of Wisconsin was the Women’s Sparring and Women’s Semi-Final Grand Champion.

Brett Thomason of St. Peters, Missouri also claimed a pair of Grand Championships – in Men’s Sparring and Men’s Final.

Other grand champions included:
Noell Jellison (WI) – Junior Musical Forms
Tim Wegert (VA) – Adult Contemporary Forms
Mason Bumba (IL) – Junior Point/Contact Sparring
Hope Chase (PA) – Adult Hard Traditional Forms
Connor Chasteen (WI) – Junior Weapons Forms
Joseph Bein (WI) – Adult Contemporary Weapons
Aric Barnard (WI) – Senior Sparring
Hubert Monroe (W) – Grands Kyu 18 Novice
Andy Chen (WI) – Grands Kyu 7 Novice
Abby Frank (WI) – Grands Kyu 8-11 Novice
Sofia Rodrigues-Florez (FL) – Grands Kyu 11 Advanced
Taylor Lawson (VA) – Grand Kyu 11 Intermediate
Riley Heffelfinger (OH) – Grand Kyu 12-17 Advanced
Elizabeth Folsom (WI) – Grand Kyu 12-17 Intermediate
Ryan White (WI) – Grand Kyu 18 Intermediate/Advanced
Patte Lelle (WI) – Grand Kyu 35+ Novice/Intermediate
Hannah Nehls (WI) – Grand Kyu 12-17

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Midwest Starz St. Louis Regional Dance Competition runs 384 routines

Expressions Academy of Dance Takes High Point in St. Louis

May 3, 2017 — Expressions Academy of Dance’s routine ”Bird” highlighted the Midwest Starz Regional Dance Competition in St. Louis March 31-April 2, 2017, as the high point winner with a score of 295.08. Meanwhile, Jo’s School of Dance claimed the Starzmenship Award for outstanding sportsmanship.
More than 380 routines were run at the three-day competition.

Other highlights included:
Ages 15-16 Solo – Contemporary – Imagine Dance Project’s routine ”Lamentum” – 288.74 points
Ages 17-18 Solo – Contemporary – Dance House’s routine ”Wicked Games” – 291.68 points
Ages 15-16 Solo – Lyrical – 5-6-7-8 Dancenter’s routine ”Tightrope” – 291.96 points
Ages 17-18 Solo – Lyrical – Studio L Dance Center’s routine ”Hallelujah” – 292.58 points
Ages 15-16 – D/T – Lyrical – 5-6-7-8 Dancenter routine ”Stand In the Light” – 290.08 points
Ages 15-16 – D/T – Contemporary – Dance House’s routine ”Let Me Go” – 290.22 points
Ages 9-11 – Sg – Jazz – Dance House’s routine ”Bo$$” – 288.28 points
Ages 12-14 – Solo – Lyrical – Expressions Academy of Dance’s routine ”The Scientist” – 280.46 points
Ages 12-14 – Solo – Jazz – Expressions Academy of Dance’s routine ”Saga” – 284.98 points
Ages 12-14 – Solo – Contemporary – 5-6-7-8 Dancenter’s routine ”Moksha” – 291.84 points
Ages 12-14 – D/T – Tap – Expressions Academy of Dance’s routine ”Feet Don’t Fail Me Now” – 293.98
Ages 9-11 – Solo – Jazz – Dance House’s routine ”Control” – 291.34 points
Ages 9-11 – Solo – Lyrical – 5-6-7-8 Dancenter’s routine ”Gypsy” – 285.5 points
Ages 9-11 – Solo – Tap – 5-6-7-8 Dancenter’s routine ”Rountable Rival” – 290.56 points
Ages 12-14 – Sg – Musical Show – 5-6-7-8 Dancenter’s routine ”Black Bird” – 291.82 points
Ages 12-14 – Sg – Contemporary – Expressions Academy of Dance’s routine ”Box Car Children” – 294.96 points
Ages 12-14 – Sg – Tap – Expressions Academy of Dance’s routine ”Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” – 293.2 points
Ages 15-16 – Sg – Contemporary – 5-6-7-8 Dancenter’s routine ”Piece By Piece” – 291.78 points
Ages 12-14 – Lg – Hip Hop – NiMoli Studio’s routine ”Fiddle Dee” – 293.58 points
Ages 15-16 – Sg – Lyrical – Imagine Dance Project’s routine ”(Dis)position” – 293.1 points
Ages 12-14 – Line – Musical Show – Image Dance Project’s routine ”Off Broadway” – 294.72 points
Ages 9-11 – Production – Open – Expressions Academy of Dance’s routine ”#BOOM!” – 296.06 points
Ages 7-8 – Solo – Jazz – Studio L Dance Center’s routine ”Raining Men” – 264.96 points

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