Devon Delbrugge Wins Two Gold Medals at the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu No Gi World Championships
Devon Delbrugge, training out of Elkridge MD's Crazy 88 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, won the Blue Belt Middleweight and Open divisions as the No-Gi World Championships in Los Angeles, CA.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 05, 2012
Devon Delbrugge competed and won two Gold medals at the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation's (IBJJF) No Gi World Championships this Saturday.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a grappling martial art made famous by Mixed Martial Arts events such as the Ultimate Fighting Championship, has two main competition styles. One takes place with a traditional uniform called a "gi" and one does not. The No Gi variation looks more like the type of wrestling seen in High Schools or the Olympics.
The 18 year-old Delbrugge competed in the Middleweight division where he defeated four other competitors including two returning World Medalists on his way to the crown.
Later in the day, Delbrugge competed in the Open or All-Weights category where the medalists from all weight classes are allowed to compete. Delbrugge again was victorious.
Coach Julius Park commented, "Great victory for Devon Delbrugge. The kid he fought in the finals of both the weight class and the Open beat him two times the weekend before and once last year. This time, Devon beat him twice, both in the finals. Hard work and film study works.
Devon's opponent is also super young and beat the favorite in the semis. These two will have many battles before either of their careers is over."
These wins put Devon Delbrugge into an elite category of athletes who have won both their weight class and the Open class in a single event. Always looking forward, the young athlete plans to travel to Lisbon Portugal to compete at the European Championship in January.
Devon Delbrugge trains out of Crazy 88 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a Mixed Martial Arts gym located in Howard County, Maryland.
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