Brown Belt gold medalist at the Pan Ams controversy
Not sure if anyone else has seen the commotion on Facebook as of yet, but here's what I can gather so far:
- Sam Osman competes (and wins) at the Pans in the Brown Belt Master Medium Heavy division.
- Omar Sabha (the silver medalist from the same division) comments on the photo with a link to a Facebook post from December of last year, which is Sam's instructor (Scott Schilling)promoting him to black belt.
- All hell breaks loose.
Here's the facebook photo in question, I hope this link works.
Here's the photo from the promotion.
Mods, if these links are crap, or if this is the wrong forum for this, my apologies.
What do you guys think about the story? Haven't seen a response from Sam or his professor as of yet, but could this be one of the more high-profile sandbagging cases thus far in the ibjjf?