Last weekend Mason Fowler, Gianluca Castellani, Troy Ibanez, and Professor headed to France for the 2023 IBJJF European Championships.
At the end of the day, Troy lost his first match but gained valuable experience, while Gianluca got 2nd in the masters 4 middle weight blue belt division, losing in the final by referee decision! Great job guys!
In the adult, blackbelt division, Mason made his European open debut. He came up a little short on day 1 to take 3rd in the absolute division. The next day, he regrouped, re focused, and came out strong as he would go onto win his division and be crowned a 2023 IBJJF black belt, European open champion. Congrats Mason!! 2023 is off to an amazing start.