Gracie Grappling Cup Results: 27 Medals for Marra Senki

On Saturday (May 28th), one of the largest Marra Senki Competition Teams to date competed at the local Gracie Grappling Cup

We would like to say “Congrats” to all those that competed and also say “Thank You” for representing Marra Senki in such a fine and professional manner.  

Our medal winners in their respective divisions are…


Pierce Amatto – GOLD Medal Gi

Ian Feely (HMA)GOLD Medal No Gi

Christian Flores – SILVER Medal Gi

James Starr – BRONZE Medal Gi



Justin Chamblis (HMA) – GOLD Medal Gi

John Gembarowski (HMA) – GOLD Medal Gi

David Mason (HMA) – GOLD Medal Gi

CJ Vasquez (HMA) – SILVER Medal Gi







Denys Estopier – GOLD Medal Gi

Shannon Ramsey – SILVER Medal Gi



Carlo Cerna – BRONZE Medal Gi (*injured knee – our prayers go out for speedy recovery)

Brent Edelman – SILVER Medal Gi

Luis Flores – GOLD Medal Gi

Sam Garcia (PKI)SILVER Medal Gi

John Paul Gauna – GOLD Medal Gi

Jonny Hawkins – GOLD Medal Gi

Jose “Red” Juarez – SILVER Medal Gi

Alfred Landin (PKI) – BRONZE Medal Gi

JR Torres (HMA) – BRONZE Medal Gi



Shon Diaz – GOLD Medal Gi

Eric Hallier – SILVER Medal Gi & GOLD Medal No Gi




Gabriel Fuentes – SILVER Medal Gi (division), GOLD Medal Gi (one division up), SILVER Medal No Gi

Gilbert Jimenez (Ohana) – BRONZE Medal Gi & SILVER Medal No Gi



GOLD – 12




We would also like to send out a special “Thank You” to all of our family members and friends who came out to support. 

Thanks also goes out to our coaches: Marra, Gustavo, Paul, Gabriel & James.

A folder with a variety of pictures from the event can be found HERE (THANKS ROBERT!!!).  If anyone has any pictures that they would like to add to the folder to be shared please email them to

Everyone please have a Safe Memorial Day Weekend and we will see you back on the mats Tuesday (May 31)!!!!

Btw – if we missed anyone who placed at the tournament please email and let us know.

  1. Shon Diaz
    05/29/2011 at 9:33 am

    Thank you so much for the coaching in the gym and at the tournament. I really enjoy being part of the team.

  2. 06/02/2011 at 11:55 pm

    Shon you are FAMILY! And family takes care of each other. You showed well at the tourney and we are proud of you!!!

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