By TXMMA Staff // Photos by Mike Calimbas
2014 All Valley Grappling Championship a hit in North Richland Hills
The 2014 All Valley Grappling Championship held on August 9th was Fight to Win and World Grappling circuit’s latest foray into DFW territory. Featuring GI and No GI divisions for all age groups, this event pulled together 650+ grapplers from North Texas and beyond.
Winning the overall team title was Solis Martial Arts (104). They were able to accomplish that feat by virtue of their top finish in the GI portion of the event. Finishing first in the NOGI portion of the event was Next Generation Martial Arts (84). Third overall was Alvarez BJJ (75) who had a strong showing despite bringing a limited number of competitors to the event.
As for individual highlights they were plentiful. Some of the top competitors on the day included Brandon Russell, Jordan Henry, Kevin Williams, Jacob Allphin, and Eric Shchambari. Plenty more due for recognition than that as well. You can see all division winners and team rankings via Fight to Win here.
Aside from that, sometimes at these tournaments the most fascinating images come from what’s going on off the mats so check out some of highlights of faces in the crowd at the 2014 All Valley Grappling Championship below:
Photo highlights from the 2014 All Valley Grappling Championship