Second place in Chicago Open for Alliance. But hold your breath, we missed first place by only 18 points and we had by far the smallest number of competitors in the top 3 teams. Outnumbered by Brasa and Carlson Gracie Team (by almost double the competitors) we managed to put together a phenomenal day of grappling. The way the point system works for teams in IBJJF is 9 points for a Gold Medal, 3 for Silver, 1 for Bronze. This means it takes 9 third place finishes to equal 1 first place finish. So, having the smallest number of competitors among the Big 3, we outscored them based on winning divisions!!!!
It is about QUALITY, not Quantity!!!!
So Proud of everyone who competed. This was a huge team effort and we saw a big jump in the level of our athletes as well as their ability to listen to coaching and make the proper adjustments. One more step forward and NO steps back. We keep growing and the level keeps rising. Let’s keep up the hard work! Oss!