The Vancouver-based Fabiano Scherner Association, consisting mostly of students from Washougal’s Lone Wolf Jiu Jitsu Academy, took first place Dec. 10, at the Grappling Industries Portland Tournament, held in Happy Valley, Oregon.
The competition featured about 800 participants, young children to adults, from around the Pacific Northwest, competing in Brazilian Gi and No Gi jiu-jitsu events, according to Lone Wolf owner Don Stoner.
“This event (had) all of the best competitors from Clark County and the Portland area,” Stoner said. “It solidifies that our team is the top (team) in this region.”
Lone Wolf competitors brought home seven gold medals, four silver medals and three bronze medals.
“It felt amazing to see my students get the results after all the hard work and the dedication that they put in, training daily in jujitsu in my academy, and studying off the mat,” Stoner said. “Seeing that all pay off, seeing them succeed, was better than any gold medal that I could personally win in any tournament.