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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition wraps up in Red Deer

An international event
The Alberta Fall Open was hosted by the Ambassadors Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu League at the Collicutt Centre on Saturday in Red Deer. (Photo by Ian Gustafson/ Advocate staff)

The Alberta Fall Open organized by the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu League took centre stage in Red Deer on Saturday.

The international event took place at the Collicutt Centre where hundreds of athletes from young kids to adults from across Canada and the world competed in hopes of earning a medal.

Among the medalists from the local martial arts club Arashi-Do Red Deer include nine-year-old Halen McMurtrie who won silver and gold in the peewee boys competition.

The rest of the medal winners from the club include 11-year-old Trace Sutton (silver junior boys), 12-year-old Deklin Gill-Morgan (bronze junior boys), 12-year-old Weiand McMurtie (silver junior boys and gold in teen boys), 11-year-old Atticus Morgan (silver junior boys), 9-year-old Sawyer Morgan (bronze peewee boys), 11-year-old Lincoln Morgan (bronze junior boys), 9-year-old Aubrey Cameron (gold and silver peewee girls), and 9-year-old Abi Cameron (silver and bronze peewee girls).

In the adult competition, Volodymyr Zakharevych won two gold medals in the male blue belt and Ian Jacobson claimed silver and gold in the master division.

Ian Gustafson

About the Author: Ian Gustafson

Ian began his journalism career as a reporter in Prince Albert, Sask. for the last three years, and was born and raised in Saskatchewan.
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