On Saturday August 15TH, the Tribe of grapplers out of Evolution Grappling Academy a Beacon Martial Arts school made their way 2 and a half hours north to the beautiful city of Glens Falls, NY for the North American Grappling Association (NAGA) Lake George Championship event. It was a beautiful day filled with great success for the Beacon Jiu Jitsu students. Head coach Mike Palladino formerly ran Evolution Grappling Academy as a Fishkill Brazilian Jiu Jitsu school before moving its operations over to the scenic community of Beacon, NY.
The Beacon Martial Arts School had a total of four competitors whom brought home seven medals, five of which were gold. Nick Spencer took first place in the Heavy-Weight division outscoring his opponents 16-5 on his way to earning the gold medal. Spencer, a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu blue belt has been training at the Beacon Jiu Jitsu school for over a year. Nick began training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Fishkill, NY at Evolution Grappling Academy’s previous location.
Kevin Roberts was also successful at NAGA’s Lake George Championship earning the Gold Medal in No-Gi with a beautiful Armbar in the finals of his division. Roberts, would go on to take the Bronze Medal in his Gi division winning by Armbar once again in the Bronze Medal matchup
Newly Weds Jeff and Kristy Trotter were also very successful this past weekend. It was the first time either of them had competed and they showed much promise for potential. Jeffrey who has been training at the Beacon Jiu Jitsu school for a few months earned the Silver Medal, losing only in the finals of the No-Gi Welter-Weight Division. Kristy, had a stand out performing earning 3 Gold Medals. With an absolute incredibly display of technique Kristy took all of her opponents backs and finished them all via submission except for her last opponent. Winning her No-Gi and Gi weight classes, Officials of the event asked Kristy to move up a weight division. Even moving up a weight division Kristy still proved unstoppable on the day earning her third and final gold medal of the day.
Congrats to all of the Evolution Grappling Academy competitors! Hard work pays off!
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