We loaded up 3 cars and headed to Portland to support our teammate in his first ever BJJ tournament. He was facing a very tough 15-man division in his bracket, with only 2 months of training.
The other competitors had more experience, and more time on the mats, but that didn’t stop him. After each round, he stepped off the mats smiling, no matter the results. At each progressive round, he was improving and learning.
His will and spirit never wavered or faltered, no matter the result of the previous match. And always had a smile and ready for the next match. A great example of a warrior who gave it his all and finished the day smiling.
Thank you to those who drove our team up to Portland, it was a great day to share with everyone!