Moutsatsos leads local Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu crew in Toronto
by Randy Pascal
With a double gold medal performance, 17 year-old Sudburian Troy Moutsatsos headlined a very strong performance from the Sudbury Brazilian
Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai Academy at the recent Ontario Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Open in Toronto.
Just over one year into his training in both Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and No-Gi Grappling, Moutsatsos finished first in both the Gi and No-Gi divisions.
"Troy is an excellent athlete who trains hard and consistently," noted Steve Joncas, the head instructor and Sudbury BJJ and Muay Thai Academy.
"His dedication to his training was evident at the tournament." A total of 13 local athletes attended the competition, returning north with no less than
14 medals to show for their efforts.
"We go to this tournament every year, and every year we produce an excellent medal count," Joncas said. "The sport is growing in popularity, and our
Northern athletes proved this weekend that we are strong members in the competition circuit."
The remaining Sudbury medal winners included: Guy Poulin (Gold, Silver, Bronze), Kevin Kroft (Silver, Silver, Bronze), Jenn Ricker
(Silver), Curtis Processor (Gold), Ronin Elliot (Silver), Nathan Thompson (Bronze) and Andy Culgin (Bronze).