Congrats to the Team-Roc fighters who competed this weekend. We had Tara LaRosa in XFO up in Chicago and she won with an arm bar in about 2 minutes and 30 seconds of round one. This is after battling motion sickness on the whole trip up. Guess Tara will never own a small plane. She makes it to the event about 30 minutes before her match and pulls off a win. This girl is on fire.
On the other side of things Team-ROC sent a small but skilled contingent to Atlanta for the Casca-Grossa tournament. This event had some fantastic grapplers from around the south and with only 4 competitors Team-ROC took home the 3rd place team Trophy. Amber Burns won the women’s division submitting her first opponent with and arm bar and winning her 2nd match 17-0 on points. Now if we can all talk her into competing more often. She also finished 2nd in the men’s intermediate division.
Brandon "the midget" Garner won the advanced lightweight division and shared first place with Conrad "caboose" Foust in the advanced middleweight division. Conrad and Brandon tore through the division to take the combined 1st and 2nd place for Tea-ROC. Conrad also competed in the gi division taking 3rd. He lost to the eventual winner of the division in a great match.
Joam "are you sure your Brazilian" competed taking 2nd in the purple belt combined division.
Next time I think we will take a bigger team and contest for the title.
Thanks to JJ and Carol of casca-Grossa for a great event.