Golden weekend for jiu jitsu pair

Genesis Brazilian Jiu Jitsu club brought home two gold and a silver medal

Clint Cooper (centre) celebrates with gold in Vancouver.

Maple Ridge’s Clint Cooper and Chris Fraser of the Genesis Brazilian Jiu Jitsu club brought home two gold and a silver medal on the weekend. The two were taking part in the Canadian Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation Vancouver International Open Saturday, Dec. 5.

Cooper took home gold in the adult purple belt featherweight gi division after winning three matches, two of which were by submission.

Cooper followed his gold medal performance with a march to the finals in the featherweight no gi division. After two submission wins, Cooper was scheduled for fight for gold. However, a knee injury forced him to withdraw from the match and settle for a silver medal.

Fraser used some last minute heroics to capture gold in the 30-plus blue belt division.

After two wins sent Fraser to the finals, trailed late only to rally and grab the gold.

Genesis Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, competed at the tournament despite only opening its doors six weeks ago, said Cooper. It was the team’s last tournament before the Christmas break.

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