Grappling Association Championships: Washburn wrestler wins

Posted by: DickPhillips on Tue Sep 20th, 2016 3:42 am
Washburn wrestler wins gold medals in IrelandDespite 8,000 miles of traveling, getting through six customs stations and managing very little sleep, James “Chico” Hernandez said his recent trip to Ireland over Labor Day weekend was worthwhile.Hernandez picked up a pair of gold medals and a silver while competing in the North American Grappling Association Championships in Dublin.The Washburn native went 3-1 during the tournament. He took first in the master’s division and claimed the championship belt in submission grappling and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He was defeated in the open division in submission grappling by Polish wrestler Sebastian Kozok, who possesses a long list of titles and is 23 years younger. ... n-ireland/