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Congratulations to Scott Krueger and Victor Ramos for obtaining their purple belts this week. Also, congrats goes out to Anthony Messina, Mike Young, Chris Sanchez, Mike Kraft, Blake Estrada, & George Mathai for receiving stripes on their belts as well. Keep up the hard work guys!
The Gracie Grappling Cup in Tyler has come and gone, but not without leaving a lasting impression. The event had about 140 competitors giving it their all and ending most matches by submissions. There were competitors from Louisiana, Arkansas, and all over Texas. The event rolled on very smoothly with nothing but compliments of the event. We had 3 black belts and Chris Spicer (Relson Gracie brown belt) in the Pro division for a cash prize. In the end it was Brian Olson, from Olson's Martial Arts Academy in Longview, winning the cash prize. Overall, it was a great day of competition and a great way to showcase the talent pool in East Texas and the surrounding cities! We look forward to the next Gracie Grappling Cup in Boerne, TX and hope to see you on the mats!