Thread: Team American Sambo GQ Debut
4/28/2008 4:06pm, #1
Team American Sambo GQ Debut
AMERICAN SAMBO ASSOCIATION STORMS GRAPPLERS QUEST ON JUNE 28TH!
America's Top Level Sambo Players will be entering the Men's Advanced Divisions and possibly Absolute Divisions on Saturday, June 28th in Morristown, New Jersey. This marks the first full AMERICAN SAMBO team to enter the World's Largest Grappling Tournament, Grapplers Quest.
I was contacted by Brian Cimins today and asked if I would enter Team American Sambo in the advanced and/or absolute no-gi divisions on the 28th (not the 29th BJJ vs Sambo as originally planned) at the GQ US Nationals. In both mine and Brian's opinions, wins for TAS in the advanced and/or absolute divisions tournament would make much more of a statement for TAS than a single superfight team match; it would get guys more potential matches; etc. So we have agreed to do this.
At this point the team (subject to change)
149 - Reilly Bodycomb (TAS vet, New York Combat Sambo)
159 - Ryan Ahearn (Ultimate Sambo)
169 - Scott Yockel (Empire Academy)
179 - Vlad Koulikov (Ultimate Sambo)
199 - Oleg Savitsky (Red Bear Sambo Academy)
219 - Doug Fournet (TAS vet, Gladiator Academy)
220+ Brian Benjamin (Ultimate Sambo)
220+ Carlos Cummings (Cummings Combat Sambo)
YouTube - Team American Sambo Highlight reel
4/28/2008 6:55pm, #2
- Join Date
- Apr 2005
- Seattle (Ballard), WA
Right on! Go SAMBO! Make sure and get lots of vids for us Steve.
4/28/2008 7:06pm, #3
Good luck to your team."No. Listen to me because I know what I'm talking about here." -- Hannibal
4/28/2008 9:38pm, #4
- Join Date
- Sep 2007
- ON, Canada
So TAS is storming the tournament to show how great they are? That sounds awesome. Best of luck and make sure to update us all on how your team does.
4/28/2008 10:09pm, #5Originally Posted by The Fake Macoy
4/28/2008 10:12pm, #6
If your team loses badly, your not welcome back here :p
4/28/2008 10:20pm, #7Originally Posted by 3moose1
Goddamn, I better train harder. Good luck, Steve.
4/28/2008 10:21pm, #8
4/29/2008 8:55am, #9
Brian Cimmins does a great job setting things up in the pro divisions and the team end of things. Wish that, for Vegas at least, he'd not allow registration at the door.
4/29/2008 11:10am, #10