Oregon State Five Tournament

On May 10, 2014 two VIBJJ Competition Team members travelled to Oregon State to participate in the Oregon State FIVE Competition. Check out FIVE here. Matt and Matheus travelled with other Victoria fighters Greg Walters, Matthew Kaiser, and Dan Jacques and were met by Island boy Clint Cooper.

Matt fought Clint in a somewhat disappointing draw, as Matt was hoping not to fight the other island boy in his first match. Sadly, Matt lost, but was awarded another opportunity in his fight for the Bronze. Matt did a great job, earning the submission victory by triangle choke. 

Matheus fought first in the gi. After decisive submission victories against all opponents in the gi, Matheus took gold! He fought next in the no gi and met a wrestler. Matheus fought hard and won by triangle. Before his next fight, Leo Vieira started coaching Matheus in Portuguese. Leo was there supporting his next up and comer, Jackson Souza, and recognized Matheus from his time in Brazil with Leo's brother, Ricardo Vieira. It was a defining moment when Matheus won the gold medal match with a submission having been coached by Leo. It was a great time celebrating the win with the best in the world! Matheus took double gold!