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Fight Club 29 members Jay Demetrulius, David Dew, James Clark and Dominique Waters pose with their medals after completing the Grapplers Extreme Tournament, the final grappling tournament the team will participate in this quarter, at the Army National Guard 40th Infantry Brigade armory Oct. 18, 2008.

Photo by Cpl. Nicole A. LaVine

Fight Club 29 grapples in quarter’s final tournament

18 Oct 2008 | Cpl. Nicole A. LaVine

The Combat Center’s Fight Club 29 competed in this quarter’s final Grapplers Extreme Tournament at the Army National Guard 40th Infantry Brigade armory in San Diego Saturday.

            A total of 13 Fight Club 29 members competed with fight teams from across southern California in the competition, taking away one silver and three gold medals.

            Three fighters, James Clark, Tyler Mouge and Andrew Tesnow, fought in the intermediate level tournament. Clark, along with fighters David Dew and Dominique Waters, brought home the gold.

            Jay Demetrulius, a beginning grappler who fought in a grappling tournament for the first time that day, was presented with a silver medal after his fight.

            Fight Club 29 members are looking forward to competing in the 2008 U.S. Pankration National Championships Nov. 9, which will play a part in determining who will be eligible for the U.S. team for the 2009 World Pankration Tournament in the Republic of Lithuania.

            The 2008 U.S. Pankration National Championships will be the fight club’s first Pankration tournament this quarter, said Mark M. Geletko, the fight club head coach.


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