As many people say, there is no “I” in team and though that is true this is a break down of Team Casarez Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu latest accomplishment at the IBJJF American Nationals in Las Vegas. Our professor Tony Casarez had some hard fought matches in both GI and No-GI divisions. The competition outcome was that of a Gold medal: American National Champion — after a lot of hard work with the team that has come together at Team Casarez and Lucas Lepri HQ.
“I had the honor to compete at the American Nationals. I took Gold in the gi division Masters 1 and silver in the no-gi. Had a tough match in the no-Gi and lost to a ref’s decision to a tough opponent. Met him again in the opening round and was able to win in the Gi (7-0) and redeem my loss. Won in the finals (11-2) and finally felt comfortable in my game.”
The irony of this is not only did a competitor go out and win, but it is the support from all the coaches that assist with the classes and students that help a person get to that level of success. When we win, we win as a team as it is said at Team Casarez Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
“[Professor] @lucaslepri who has been coaching me and guiding me for the past few years now on and off the mat, and my teammates in Charlotte as well like @fredalvessilva, @deanlewjitsu, and @paulosantanabjj and the rest of the crew who always help me with training. I’m so grateful for this opportunity. “
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