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Last Saturday the northern rivers saw the first Extreme Grappling Tournament – Extreme GTA (Grappling Tournament Australia) at Extreme MMA in Byron Bay.

A total of 18 competitors across three divisions, the Under 80kg, the Over 80kg and the Absolute divisions, saw some exciting grappling.

BJJ Yamba fielded a team of three who did very well with gold and silver in the Under 80kg division, and Byron pretty much swept up the rest of the metal. Organisers were very happy with the event and it is set to grow with a ‘gi’ and ‘no gi’ comp coming up in three months.

This is the only competition of its kind on the northern rivers and is set to be the biggest for all surrounding towns.

Results for the day were:

Under 80kg Division

Jay Winter (BJJ Yamba) Gold

Toby McGrath (BJJ Yamba) Silver

Oliver Tam (Extreme MMA) Bronze

Over 80kg Division

Sebastian Pentreth (Extreme MMA) Gold

Adam Robson (Extreme MMA) Silver

Johan Larsson (Extreme MMA) Bronze

Absolute Division

Sebastian Pentreth (Extreme MMA) Gold

Gal Shalev (Extreme MMA) Silver

Hamish (Extreme MMA) Bronze


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