This just in! Diego Vasquez, only 17 years old fighting in the 18-29 year old division just won the most important and most prestigious Jiu Jitsu tournament on the planet! Yesterday was the first day of the 2018 IBJJF Worlds/International Novice Jiu Jitsu Championships in Long Beach, CA. Every year at this time, competitors from all over the world travel to Long Beach to take their shot at the #1 spot on the podium.
Diego won his Quarter Final match by points, won his Semi Final match by Arm Bar and then went on to win his Finals match by Rear Naked Choke! Diego put in a tremendous amount of work to achieve this goal. Congrats to him on his hard work, dedication and sacrifice paying off along with getting promoted to Blue Belt by Coach Alvarez on the podium.
Be on the lookout for great things to come in the future from the bright young star.
You can see full results here: https://www.ibjjfdb.com/ChampionshipResults/944/PublicResults