Team Tritons Success Continues

Earlier this month, Triton BJJ Weymouth travel to Fleet to compete in the BJJ All Stars Southern Pro event. With a long day of jiu-jitsu and several Weymouth & Portland hopefuls competing in busy brackets, Triton returned with 2 silvers and a bronze, adding to their growing trophy cabinet.

Dave Lown, competing at blue belt for the first time since his recent promotion, jumped straight into the deep end. Entering the absolute division (athletes below 76kg), in addition to his own bracket, put in several impressive performances. Despite failing to podium in the absolute division, Lown bounced back in his weight category and secured a silver medal in no-gi competition.

Elliot Gover, having come off a successful competition in the recent South Coast Submission match was also competing at blue belt for the first time, facing both hugely accomplished gi and absolute divisions. The 18-year-old was unable to secure a podium place in the adult divisions for the day, but still managed to find a win against a towering first round opponent.

Alf Graham, the senior of the team at 41-years-old, was forced to drop into the lower age category with lack of athletes in his own division, but this had no effect on his dominance. In his opening match, the Portlander took a commanding 18-0 win against his first-round opponent, soon racking up a submission in his semi-final bracket. It was only in the final where Graham faced another 4-stripe white belt, narrowly missing out in the final on points, claiming silver in his first competitive outing in over 4 years.

The last competitor of the day may have been the least experienced, but certainly didn’t disappoint. Rob York, having trained for less than 2 months took a well-earned bronze medal in his first ever competition. Having his bracket delayed due to time constraints on the day, York was forced to wait over an hour in the warm-up area. The extended wait seemed to only focus the new grappler as York secured two victories, on his way to achieving a bronze podium place, losing to the eventual winner in the no-gi semi-finals.

Mark Stephenson, Triton Head Coach, commented, “The whole team at Triton BJJ are incredibly proud of those who went out to compete. It’s especially great to see the confidence we’ve been able to instil in our newest members, and also continue to develop in our more experienced; moving up and completing in blue belt. I’m incredibly thankful for those who travelled up to support as it was another great day out for our members.”

“The club has grown from strength to strength in a matter of several months and is also currently in the process of opening a dedicated jiu jitsu space on the Granby. We’re thrilled to develop this, as it will allow us to continue our growth and give more opportunities for South Dorset residents to be involved and compete in this incredible sport.”


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