Matt Zupka, Crystal Snyder, Jason "The Champ" Fife, Yvonne Henkel, and Ryan Holmes competed in the gi-only tournament. For many of them, it was their first jiu-jitsu competition.
CTBJJF tournaments, held in New Milford, Connecticut, draw competitors from all over the area. This year's team award went to Macarra BJJ for largest number of competitors and medals. Runner's up were ATT / Kore, Soulfighters, and Bronx BJJ.
Brad Wolfson from Soulcraft BJJ in Hamden won the black belt division, finishing his final match with a last-second arm bar.
The event also featured a superfight between well-known black belts Robson Gracie Jr (Renzo Gracie Manhattan) and Rafael "Formiga" Barbosa (Soulfighters). Formiga won on points.
The CTBJJF is working on hosting its first No-Gi Connecticut Cup event. No dates yet.
The next tournament Macarra Norwich will be supporting is the New England Submission Only Winter Classic to be held at Bushido Jiu-Jitsu in Manchester, Connecticut on Saturday, December 6th.
For more information on CTBJJ tournaments, go to www.CTBJJF.net.