This past Saturday, Memento Combat Sports in Louisville, TN hosted their second in-house tournament, this time it was a NoGi only event under the ADCC rules set.
This tournament was put in place to get beginners and intermediate grapplers a chance to compete in a tournament under the ADCC rules set. The ADCC, or Abu Dhabi Combat Club, tournament is the largest and most prestigious tournament in the world. It is the Olympics of Jiu-Jitsu and held every other year. The past year though, the ADCC started hosting open tournaments all over the world, and the Memento tournament was a great way for athletes to get exposed to the rule-set that the ADCC tournaments use.
This tournament was available for only Beginner and Intermediate grapplers, which means only White Belts and Blue Belts were able to compete at it. We took two of our white belts, Bryston Collier and Reid Webb to the tournament and both medaled at it closing out the Teens Beginner +80kg Division.
Bryston Collier took second place with Reid Webb taking third place respectfully. Bryston is only 16 with Reid being only 15 and both have done nothing but medal tournament after tournament this entire summer.
This is also the second time in the last month that Bryston and Reid have closed out a division together most recently doing it at the May 27th Mad Science Judo and Jiu-Jitsu tournament in Oak Ridge.
We are very proud of both of these young and talented athletes and look forward to more and more accomplishments from both of them!