The team at True Believer Jiu Jitsu made the trip to Ohio in early March to compete at the IBJJF Cincinnati International Open 2019. Overall, the tribe had a successful outing — full of highly competitive matches and multiple medalists.
True Believer competitors included coaches Aaron Hannan and Evan “Rufio” Anastacio, along with students Dave Armbrecht, Dave Darges and Rick Lipa.
Coach Aaron Hannan took second place in the Adult Male Purple Featherweight division, while Coach Rufio Anastacio placed third in the Adult Male Purple Lightweight division.
Students Dave Darges and Dave Armbrecht placed first and second respectively in the Master One Male Blue Medium-Heavy division, and Rick Lipa placed second in the Master Two Male Purple Ultra-Heavy division.
Dave Darges also competed in the Master One Male Blue Open Class, taking second place behind a fellow GFTeam member.
As a whole, GFTeam placed first at the event with 156 medals.
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- May 11, 2019 Jake Mackenzie Supports GFTeam at True Believer May 11, 2019
- May 2, 2019 April Competition Recap May 2, 2019
- Apr 10, 2019 True Believer Tribe Competes in Washington, D.C. Apr 10, 2019
- Apr 2, 2019 Pati Fontes Sets Her Hooks at True Believer Jiu Jitsu Apr 2, 2019
- Mar 11, 2019 True Believer Jiu Jitsu Competes at the IBJJF Cincinnati International Open 2019 Mar 11, 2019
- Mar 4, 2019 Big Brothers Big Sisters Visits True Believer Jiu Jitsu Mar 4, 2019
- Feb 18, 2019 Sinistro Brings the Fire to True Believer Jiu Jitsu Feb 18, 2019
- Jan 30, 2019 Broken to Barbell Hosts Jacob Miclot of True Believer Jiu Jitsu Jan 30, 2019
- Jan 21, 2019 True Believer Jiu Jitsu Celebrates Four Years Jan 21, 2019
- Jan 18, 2019 Jared Weiner of BJJ United Visits True Believer Jiu Jitsu Jan 18, 2019
- Dec 21, 2018 True Believer Jiu Jitsu Presents: Abraham Marte Dec 21, 2018
- Oct 26, 2018 True Believer Jiu Jitsu Workshop with Max Gimenis Oct 26, 2018
- Oct 10, 2018 Pati Fontes Hosts No-Gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Seminar at True Believer Oct 10, 2018
- Jan 19, 2018 Make It Inevitable: Lessons from Jacob Miclot’s Path to Black Belt Jan 19, 2018