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Truro club takes team title at Brazilian jiu-jitsu event


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TRURO - Marmac Athletics captured the overall team title at the recent Nova Scotia Open Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championship.
The Truro club accumulated 32 points to win top honours ahead of teams from Fredericton (25) and Pictou County (17).
More than 70 athletes from the Maritimes competed in the event, which wes deemed a huge success by organizer Jake MacKenzie.
"It was a great tournament," said MacKenzie, who was also the head referee. "Everything went really smooth and I was really happy about that. Hopefully we'll run another one in the spring."
Two other Truro clubs also competed in the event and sent athletes to the podium. John Shreean from the Dungeon Submission Team was first in the advanced lightweight division, while Daniel Vanderlans from the Truro Gracie Barra club was third in an intermediate lightweight division.
MacKenzie expressed his gratitude to all teams and athletes who took part in the
tournament.
Following are results of local athletes:
- Joel LeBlanc, Marmac (1st intermediate middleweight, gi; 3rd advanced gi)
- Scott Nauss, Marmac (1st intermediate middle/heavyweight, no gi; 2nd intermediate
heavyweight, no gi; 2nd intermediate heavyweight, gi)
- Micky Marshall, Marmac (1st beginner lightweight, gi; 3rd beginner lightweight,
no gi)
- Chris Boyd, Marmac (2nd intermediate, no gi; 2nd beginner featherweight, gi)
- Pat Carroll, Marmac (1st beginner middleweight, no gi)
- John Boyd, Marmac (2nd intermediate middle/heavy, no gi)
- John Shreean, Dungeon (1st advanced lightweight, no gi)
- Daniel Vanderlans, Gracie Barra (3rd intermediate lightweight, no gi)

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