February 27, 2016 in Kakuto Submission Challenge held their 7th tournament in Kennesaw, GA.  Coach Jessica Dobbs and competitor, Sophia Seltzer-Hill, both competed with great results.

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Jessica Dobbs competed in a 6 women professional invitational submission only format with (from left to right) Karen Antunes, Laurie Porsch, Tori Applegate, Taylor Biagi, Tubby Santana, and Anna Salome.

It was a 3 round, round robin format.

First Round: Tubby Santana vs Jessica Dobbs (loss)
Second Round: Anna Salome vs. Jessica Dobbs (win)
Third Round: Taylor Biagi vs. Jessica Dobbs (draw)

Because the third round match ended in a draw, they went to the 2nd round results. Taylor had a submission only 6 seconds quicker than Jessica’s.  Taylor went on to fight Tubby Santana in the finals, where Tubby won the invitational and absolute division, too.

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With some tough matches, Sophia won her nogi match! She had an active battle of almost 14 minutes long with controlling positions and attacking, finally winning by keylock in overtime.

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Check out this sweet highlight video of some of her matches: Sophia at Kakuto 7

 

You can find more pictures of the tournament at their Facebook page!

 

Congratulations again to Jessica and Sophia!

 

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