Every August, We travel as a team, to the IBJJF Chicago Open in Chicago, IL. This is without a doubt, the largest and most prestigious tournament hosted in the Midwest. Much time and focus is spent preparing the competitors for this competition, as it is no easy task to reach the podium. As usual, our hard work paid off and we had many successes. Turnout for this tournament was a little smaller than normal and we also took a few less competitors than we normally do, as may were focused on Master World Championships only one week later. That said, We had great performances from all of our competitors and brought the 2nd place team trophy back to Madison, WI!
Over all, we brought back 5 Gold Medals, 2 Silver, and 3 Bronze. Not bad at all for a small turnout! We are always so proud of everyone who works hard to set foot on the mats and compete. We can’t always win, but we always see improvements. This was the best the team has looked yet and the hard work and training is really starting to show!