Over the weekend, Maddox Bryant, a first grader at East Perry Elementary, traveled to Charleston, West Virginia to compete in a Jiu Jitsu tournament. The event was part of the West Virginia State Championships held at Magic Island.
Bryant competed in two levels, the gi and non gi divisions. He went undefeated in both, winning all his matches by submission.
At the end of the day, Bryant was declared the state champion in the 5-7 year-old, under 53 lb. division. He trains at Top Flight Academy in Hazard.
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