Saturday, August 27, 2011

Team Grappler's Guild Shines in Recent Tournies

Our local Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Team has been tearing up the local and regional tournament scene during the month of August.

Our first tournament, the "River City Submission Classic" took place in Post Falls, Idaho and includes team from Spokane, Coeur d' Alene, and Post Falls. In the youth division, Grapplers Guild standout student Dylan Bankson (aka Spiderman) won a stacked bracket that had over 8 competitors. Out of 5 adult divisions, Team Grapplers Guild took home the gold in 4. Here are the exact stats for the tournament:

Cord Rink, 1st novice under 150lbs.
Caleb Fleck, 1st intermediate under 150 lbs.
Dakota Blaese, 3rd intermediate under 150 lbs.
Grant Simmons, 2nd intermediate 150 - 170 lbs.
Mike McCray, 1st 170 - 190 lbs.
Danny Clark, 1st 200lbs. and above
Tanner Weisgram, 2nd 200lbs. and above

Our second tournament was the biggest one in the Northwest..."The Revolution" in Seattle. A smaller crew represented our team, but the results were equally impressive considering the size of the competition:

Tanner Weisgram, 2nd white belt division (202- 221 lbs.)
Danny Clark, 1st Advanced No-Gi (grappling) division (202 and above)

Congratulations to all of our competitors...we are proud of your accomplishments and representation of our gym!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Scotchman's Peak Hike

On Sunday, August 7th. 10 adventerous Integrative Athlete's climbed to the top of Scothman's Peak. Some of our teammates have dreamt of this for years, while others are die hard Scothman Peak fans and have even snowshoed the trail in past winters.
We had a great time and could not of asked for better weather. The view at the top was breath taking and simply glorious. We saw a family of mountain goats just hanging out on the cliff sides while we rested at the top. There was also a survial kit at the top that we found with a journal inside and we all signed it

We are so proud to be apart of a team and family that repsects, appreciates, and enjoys the outdoors. So when and where is the next one? We do plan on another team hike before the snowfalls! We will keep you posted.

Thank you Laurie for hosting an awesome pot luck bbq following the hike!

Congrats and a big thanks to Curtis and Matt Mickelson, Suzie Coffman, Abby and Danny Clark, Abby's brother ( a city slicker too!) Zack Corriveau, Fran Mason, Laurie Huston, Tawny Macdonald, and Shawn Hitherman. It was a great adventure with great friends!