Londonderry's 'Team Woo' takes 3rd out of 81 teams at NH event

Courtesy PhotoLondonderry's Team Woo poses after finishing third out of 81 teams at a New Hampshire event.

Londonderry’s Woo Kickboxig has had a fantastic summer of competition that continued at the recent Grappling Industries event in New Hampshire.

Grappling Industries is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament series that follows a Round Robin Pool format. There were 81 teams competing at the event, and Londonderry’s Team Woo BTT and BTT Boston combined score brought Brazilian Top Team to third place over all.

“I was blessed to have an awesome day at this awesome event,” said Team Woo member Jefferson Zelaya. “I love this tournament, awesome people and so much support from my friends and family.”

Zelaya not only performed well, but also coached his lesser experienced teammates and kept them motivated throughout the tournament. The most exciting match of the day was Ben Petropoulos’ come from behind victory. Petropoulos was losing by 6 points with only 20 seconds left in the match, but took his opponents back and submitted with a rear-naked choked. 

 Woo Kickboxing Academy of Londonderry’s Team Woo BTT is an official Brazilian Top Team affiliate and many of their athletes cross train at BTT Boston, which is Brazilian Top Team’s New England headquarters.

 

 

GRAPPLING INDUSTRIES NH

Local placers

Levi Guimarães

5th place Absolute No Gi / Male / Adult

Victor Alves

1st place Gi Adult / Male / Purple Belt / Adult / -230 Lbs

Jefferson Zelaya

1st place in the Gi Adult / Male / Purple Belt / Adult / -155 Lbs division

1st place in the No Gi Adult / Male / Purple Belt / Adult / -155 Lbs division

Dhonny Willian Teles

2nd place Gi Adult / Male / Blue Belt / Adult / Over 230 Lbs

Ed Tapia

1st place Gi Adult / Male / Blue Belt / Senior (40+) / -210 Lbs

2nd place No Gi Adult / Male / Intermediate / Master (30+) / -210 Lbs

Ben Petropoulos

2nd place Absolute Gi / Male / White Belt / Adult

3rd place Gi Adult / Male / White Belt / Adult / -210 Lbs

Jose Zayas

3rd place Gi Adult / Male / White Belt / Adult / -135 Lbs

2nd place No Gi Adult / Male / Beginner / Adult / -135 Lbs

Aaron Deporter

4th place Gi Adult / Male / White Belt / Master (30+) / -185 Lbs

Wendell Cordeiro

3rd place Gi Adult / Male / White Belt / Senior (40+) / -210 Lbs

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