Precision MMA Grapplers made the trip from their hometown of LaGrange, NY up to Albany for the North American Grappling Associations (NAGA) tournament.
The big star of the day was little Mikey Rooney. With only 18 months experience, Mikey was able to win both his intermediate divisions. Since he put on such a strong performance, the decision was made to bump his up to the Expert level – despite going up against grapplers with more than twice his experience, Mikey took home second place, even scoring a few crowd pleasing submissions along the way!
In the Adult Expert Division Jim Fitzpatrick made it to the finals after hitting jaw dropping armlocks and guillotine chokes. In a razor close match the judges awarded his opponent the victory, but “Fitz” had a strong performance looking for the submission from every angle in the toughest division of the day.
Precision MMA’s Phil Gavigan took home 3rd place, showing strong wrestling and positional dominance. Precision students Erik Begnston and Hassan Kahn earned hardfought submission victories, but lost close matches to the division winners.
Everyone showed stellar technique, tenacity and sportsmanship that Precision MMA prides itself on. The secret to Precision’s success has always been its disciplined preparation. Training in a diverse mix of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Wrestling and Judo allows Precision MMA competitors to have more tools at their disposal and catch the competition off guard.
If you live in the Poughkeepsie, LaGrange or Hudson Valley area and are interested in training with Precision Mixed Martial Arts then check out our FREE 30 Day Trial. Just call 845-392-8495 or visit www.poughkeepsiemixedmartialarts.com to get started on your path to success.