The VIBJJ team traveled to Seattle on October 24 - 26, 2014 to compete in the first Pacific North West IBJJF competition, the Seattle Open. The fighters were Myriam Luzadas, Cody Passmore, Matthew de Groot and Jean Marc de Groot.
We stayed the night in an Airbnb in Seattle and drove to Everett where the event was held. we saw some familiar faces there including Clint Cooper, Jason Gagnon and the Genesis gang, Walter Buse and the East Van gang, Professor Rob Biernacki and the Island Top Team gang, Sofie Zambas and the Gravity gang, Jeff Meszaros and the West Van gang and some other friends that we've met along the way.
Matt fought first winning his division. Jean Marc fought second and won some tough matches for the gold. Cody fought third and won his first two fights earning the silver medal. Myriam fought a weight class above her weight and had tough fights, but was not able to place regardless of her valiant effort.
The day was a great success that was complimented by competition wins by VIBJJ competitors fighting at an Island tournament at the same time!
You can watch the highlights of our trip below!