• PAC represents at US Grappling Chicago

    PAC represents at US Grappling Chicago

    All the hard work and dedication on the mats paid off Saturday as the Team McVicker BJJ competition team from Peoria Athletic Club raided the mats at US Grappling in Chicago.  Thirteen competitors brought back fifteen medals, including 7 gold, 6 silver and 2 bronze!

    The team looked incredibly composed under the pressure of competition, despite several first-time competitors and seasoned competitors moving up in skill level and weight class.  This was a great warm up for the IBJJF Chicago Open and we are anticipating a larger group of competitors yet!

    There were several standout performances over the weekend.  Anthony Anzaldu and Brandon Allonby closed out their division to meet in the finals and shake hands over a gentleman’s decision giving Anthony the gold.  Tyler Shadley submitted the bracket to win Gold in his division. And, in the most impressive showing of the tournament, after several tournaments in which he recently placed second or third, Alec Wilcosky had his day, submitting all opponents in his no gi division for gold, and then also taking gold in his gi division.

    The official results as best we know at this point are as follows:

    Alec Wilcosky: Gold gi and no gi

    Brandon Allonby: Gold no gi, 2 Silver gi

    Andy Guillotte: Silver gi

    Theresa Stoodley: Gold gi

    Anthony Anzaldua: Gold gi

    Tyler Shadley: Gold gi

    Nolan Gillies: Bronze no gi, Silver gi

    Kendrick Bailey: Silver no gi

    Raymond Meister: Bronze gi

    Vince Arguelles: Gold no gi

    Chris Malone: Silver gi

    We are all quite proud of our team, and the opportunity to represent McVicker Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

    Alright… enough celebrating.  We train tonight at 6:15 – get your gi on and let’s get ready for the next one!!!