Faced with more experienced opponents, Gracie Elite managed to bring home four medals – one silver and three bronze – an amazing result considering the small team of four were competing for their first time.
Sara Grace won silver with a superbly executed armbar submission in the semifinal, narrowly missing out on gold because of a close points decision in the final.
Jacob Williams won two bronze, one in his weight division and one in the open weight. His heat wins coming through chokes and submissions and Christian Pohio also collected a bronze for his weight class. A great result in a toughly stacked division. Christian managed to submit all but the last of his opponents.
With these results the team has qualified for the National Australian Titles later this year.