2007 USA Grappling World Team Trials

USA Grappling World Team Trials by Ryan Bevois (from onthemat.com)

In the women’s divisions, Valerie “Valhalla” Worthington and Felicia “Uh-Oh” Oh led the way as two of the biggest cornerstones in American women’s grappling.

Felicia Oh [is] one of the best pound-for-pound female grapplers in the world. She backed up her ADCC North American trials title and ADCC World championship runner-up status with a dominating display of grappling this weekend. She won her division by scoring a major technical against Christina Rodriguez followed by an arm-triangle submission from the mounted position over Bahar Shamidi (who had submitted her previous two opponents) in the finals. Winning the ADCC Trials, taking second at the ADCC Worlds, and winning the U.S. Grappling Trials is a pretty impressive run for somebody who told me she retired from competing at last year’s Best of the West (*ed. note: I was joking). Having Val and Felicia compete in September is great for the women’s American grappling scene, as they are both excellent representatives on and off the mat.

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RESULTS:
http://www.themat.com/results.php?page=display_results_style&ResultID=100893

http://www.bjj.eu.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=703

ARTICLES:
http://www.themat.com/index.php?page=showarticle&ArticleID=16789

http://www.adcombat.com/Article.asp?Article_ID=13338

http://www.mmanews.com/other/USA-Wrestling-Grappling-Trials-Wrap-Up.html

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Wednesday, November 7th, 2007 at 9:32 am