Copa Earns 15 Medals at US Grappling

usgchicagoThe Copa Jiu-Jitsu competition team had a successful day at the U.S. Grappling Chicago tournament, Jan. 26, in Oak Lawn, Ill., winning 15 medals, including four gold medals, seven silvers, and four bronzes. Several competitors won their first gold medals under the Copa Jiu-Jitsu banner, including blue belt Milos Petrovic and white belt Ian Lue. Congratulations to the fighters.

Copa Jiu-Jitsu placed 3rd of over 30 academies in total medal points, fueling Carlson Gracie Team to another First Place Team trophy!

We look forward to watching the Copa Jiu-Jitsu team at the 2013 IBJJF Chicago Winter Open on March 9!

See below for a complete listing of Copa Jiu-Jitsu U.S. Grappling winners.

Men’s No Gi
Novice 162-175.5
2nd place Adam Bautista

Women’s No Gi
Intermediate 124.5-135.5
2nd place Beth Garcia

Beginner 135.5-147
1st place Kristen Carstensen

Men’s No Gi, 30+
Beginner Absolute
2nd place Chris Jakubiak

Beginner 149-162
2nd place Chris Jakubiak

Men’s Gi
Blue Belt 175.5-188.5
2nd place Patrick Cooney

Blue Belt 188.5-202
1st place Milos Petrovic

Women’s Gi
Blue Belt
3rd place Beth Garcia

Men’s Gi, 30+
Purple Belt Absolute
2nd place Jim Neitzel

Purple Belt 162-175.5
3rd place Jim Neitzel

Blue Belt 215+
2nd place Kim Ferizi

Men’s Gi, 30+
White Belt 122.5-149
1st place Ian Lue
3rd place Jisoo Kim

White Belt 149-162
1st place Chris Jakubiak

Children’s No Gi
Beginner/Intermediate 78-86 lbs, ages 7-8
3rd place Ivor Huggett

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