Recently three local Jiu-Jitsu artists from Byron Bay went to compete in the Brisbane Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships. Bringing home three gold medals and one silver was a fantastic effort for the Gracie Elite artists.
Entering both Gi and no Gi for his weight division, Adam Cavanaugh, seated, came away with double gold.
His fights were long and gruelling but after avoiding many submission attempts, he was able to turn the tables by dominating or tapping each of his opponents.
In a heavily stacked blue belt division, James Tingely brought back silver and Sara Briggs had a huge last-minute weight cut, using every ounce of will power to sweat out the remaining kilo, even having to lose an extra kilo just moments before she was called to the mats.
Fortunately she made weight and won gold. In the finals she submitted her opponent in 53 seconds.