February 20, 2016, was Day 1 of the IBJJF Houston Open. As always, Team Alvarez was in attendance with some of the their top competitors! Check out the results, pictures and videos below. Stayed tuned in as Day 2 of the Houston Open is about start in a few hours. We will back later with more results.
Professor Alvarez moved up 3 weight classes to fight in the Middle Heavy division to get a great come back victory over a super tough and much respected opponent. Professor Alvarez was down 6-0, came back to tie it up at 6-6 then got the Referee Decision to get the win! Respect to Professor Alvarez again on Leading from the Front and Not the Back!
Mr. Jordan Shepler Won 2 matches to take Gold in the Middle Weight division. He then won one and lost one in the Absolute to take home the Bronze! Congrats to Mr. Shepler on another successful day of competition.
Mr. Bo Montier won his Quarter Final match 10-8 then came up short on points in the Semi Final to take home the Bronze Medal! Congrats to Mr. Montier on a really good performance yesterday!
Mrs. Natalia Shepler made her come back yesterday after being away from competition for little over a year. Even though she came up short 2-0 on points, she fought hard and put on a great performance. Alvarez BJJ is happy to have her back competing again!
Mr. Jimmy Melendez had a hard fought battle but came short on points to take home the Bronze. Mr. Melendez is a very dedicated student. He will be back better than ever for the next one.