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Faces in the Crowd: Highlights from All Valley Grappling Championship

By TXMMA Staff // Photos by Mike Calimbas


2014 All Valley Grappling Championship a hit in North Richland Hills


AllValley2014The 2014 All Valley Grappling Championship held on August 9th was Fight to Win and World Grappling circuit’s latest foray into DFW territory. Featuring GI and No GI divisions for all age groups, this event pulled together 650+ grapplers from North Texas and beyond.

Winning the overall team title was Solis Martial Arts (104). They were able to accomplish that feat by virtue of their top finish in the GI portion of the event. Finishing first in the NOGI portion of the event was Next Generation Martial Arts (84). Third overall was Alvarez BJJ (75) who had a strong showing despite bringing a limited number of competitors to the event.

As for individual highlights they were plentiful. Some of the top competitors on the day included Brandon Russell, Jordan Henry, Kevin Williams, Jacob Allphin, and Eric Shchambari. Plenty more due for recognition than that as well. You can see all division winners and team rankings via Fight to Win here.

Likewise, you can check out all TXMMA-captured All-Valley tournament match videos along with the complete photo gallery from the event here.

Aside from that, sometimes at these tournaments the most fascinating images come from what’s going on off the mats so check out some of highlights of faces in the crowd at the 2014 All Valley Grappling Championship below:


Photo highlights from the 2014 All Valley Grappling Championship


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AFC’s Jarrod Clontz taking a moment to relax before his division.

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Paragon’s Alex Rodriguez pondering the intricacies of the berimbolo.

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Genesis competitor Jerry Browne hams it up .

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BQuick instructor Garrett Mowles preps for his first match.

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Mohler MMA’s Jason Sampson preparing a student for battle.

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Alvarez BJJ’s Daniel Alvarez multitasking – coaching and recording at the same time.

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The Bastos family hanging out just off the mats.

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Relson Gracie Jiu Jitsu’s Brandon Walker protesting a call for a teammate.

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Lucas Joao Bastos already eager to step onto the mats.

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Caleb Johnson does not want to get caught eating this banana.

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Genesis sensei Tony Tipton overseeing his students.

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Alvarez BJJ’s father-and-son Crosley combo.

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Brandon Quick coaching his own students and also his affiliates.

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NG’s Jennifer Brennan watching proudly as her sons Lucas and Tyler compete.

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BQuick’s Levi Mowles takes a break from ref duty to coach his brother.