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GRAPPLERS QUEST SET FOR THIS WEEKEND

Brandon Vera’s signature event on island

PRESS RELEASE – Grapplers Quest, the foremost grappling, submission, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) tournament, is set for a triumphant return with a relaunch event on Guam this weekend, January 27th & 28th at the UOG Calvo Field House.

Founded by Brian Cimins, Grapplers Quest has been instrumental in the growth of grappling sports. MMA icon Brandon Vera, reflecting on his journey, states, “Grapplers Quest is a tournament that helped me grow up in the sport.”

With a vision to expand Grapplers Quest’s reach, Vera proposed hosting tournaments not only on Guam but also in the Philippines, Korea, Japan, Hawaii, and Virginia. Vera expresses pride and excitement about hosting the first event on Guam, presenting a unique opportunity to introduce a well organized jiujitsu tournament to the community and enjoy a family-friendly event within the revamped product.

Grapplers, enthusiasts, and the community are invited to witness the thrill as Guam becomes the epicenter of top-tier grappling action. Grappler Quest will have competitors from Australia, Japan, California, CMNI, and the FSM as well as food and entertainment like food trucks, beverages from Pepsi Cola & Gatorade, Acai Roots bowls, an E-Games championship by Marianas E-Sports league, and a jumper station for kids. It’s an event for the whole family to enjoy.

Special thanks to our presenting partner The Guam National Guard and proud sponsors Foody’s Guam, Gatorade, GTA, Auto Spot, Fence Masters, Brand Inc., Monster Energy, Truth Apparel, Verafied Podcast, Acai Roots Guam, Marianas E-Sports League, Eli’s Jumpers, Ignite Juice Bar, and Royal Bics.

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QUICK HITS

Shawn Bamba won the Arizona state wrestling championship while siblings Jussiah and Justyn took third place in their divisions at state.
Shawn (12th) won the 150-lb division while Jussiah (11th) took bronze in the 120-lb class and Justyn (9th) took bronze in the 106-lb category.
All three were born on Guam before moving to Surprise, Arizona in 2014, where they all picked up wrestling in 2016.
Their parents are Justin and Shannon Bamba from Pago Bay.
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Christian Delos Santos, son of Richard Delos Santos (Barrigada) and Norma Larimer Delos Santos (Dededo), won the Kentucky High School Athletic Association wrestling state championship in the 113-lb weight class.
His sister Naiya took 3rd place in the 100-lb girls division.

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