Photo courtesy of Stephanie Gracie
At the annual Rumble in the Redwoods, a traditional Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament held earlier this month in Aptos, Brentwood-based Crosley Gracie Academy fielded two athletes in the adult division. Paco Ramirez and Ryan Yarrish fought perfectly and won both their weight division and the open-weight class division in the Novice and Intermediate categories, respectively. Each fought five times and brought home to Brentwood a huge trophy. The Academy was also well represented by the kids team, which earned four gold, four silver and three bronze medals.