Four Medals for Leicester Shootfighters at GTTG GoToTheGround

Event: GoToTheGround

Date: Sunday 26th February 2012

This past weekend we took a small team all the way to Ipswich for the GTTG tournament run by our friend Josh Palmer. Held at the Suffolk Police Headquarters this was a well attended competition with over 160 competitors and the day ran very smoothly. In fact, it was probably the best run event we’ve ever been to!

In the -77kg advanced division Liam Corrigan and Ranjeet Baria dispatched their opponents and faced each other yet again in the final taking GOLD and SILVER for Leicester Shootfighters. In the heavyweight advanced division Iwan Baxter lost a close points decision in a fantastic match against the eventual division winner and took BRONZE.

In the intermediates divisions JD Hylton submitted his first two opponents quickly with chokes and lost out in the final on points in a close bout so took SILVER, Ben Harrison submitted an opponent with a very funky reverse inverted triangle but lost by 2 points to the division winner and Subaig went 1-1 winning a fight by side choke from mount.

In the novice division Kieron Kiffin went 1-1 making and mistake and losing out to a Ukrainian wrestler in a sudden death overtime. James Norcliffe also went 1-1, submitting an opponent by RNC but losing out to the division winner.

We are very proud of the team and their performance. A great display of skill, technique, heart and sportsmanship from a closely knit team. War LSF!

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