Houston Area Tournament Proves To Be A Good Day Of Competitive BJJ and NO-GI Grappling
HOUSTON, TX, June 27, 2013 – Promoters Seth Daniels and Brett Boyce held their most recent Houston are tournament this past Saturday, July 22nd with the Competitive Edge Sports Complex playing host to the 2013 Summer Classic and competitors from the Houston area and beyond that showed up for a fun day of competitive grappling.
Sandwiched between the Torque Open and their upcoming tournament at the Europa Super Show, the 2013 Summer Classic drew about 450+ grapplers yet ran quite swiftly, with the last match of the day happening before the 5PM mark.
Divisions themselves were spread out all over the board with exciting matches found anywhere from the kids divisions to the seniors but some of the highlights of the day included a very exciting matchup between brown belt Julian Vega (Elite MMA Baytown) and purple belt Jordan Henry (Gracie Barra) in a combined purple / brown belt division along with some dominant performances from the Cordova brothers, Andy and Kevin (GB Texas), who took home around 10 medals and closed out two divisions together, along with Cora Sek (Team Tooke) who continued her streak of exciting rubber guard play and triangle chokes in the kids division.
Full individual and team results should be forthcoming from F2W/WGC but other names that shone out to us at the 2013 Summer Classic included Dominic Alfano (HGA), Saul Flores (GB Westchase), Damion Oranday (Elite MMA Baytown), Austin Dill (GFT/Paradigm), and Roberto Jimenez (Alliance Team Gacho). Make sure to check out the complete results as soon as they are posted to see who else made their way to the medal podium.
Until then, here’s the link to about 70 select match videos on the day from the 2013 Summer Classic courtesy of our Texas Grappling YouTube Channel.
2013 Summer Classic – Photo Highlights
Make sure to check out our TXMMA Facebook Page for a healthy selection of tournament photos from the 2013 Summer Classic. Complete high-resolution photo galleries of all divisions are also available on www.mikecalimbas.com so make sure to look through them especially if you’d like to order prints for your home, office, or academy.