|Big Mike on the far right. Coach Santos top center.|
Big Mike is called "Big" Mike because he is not so tiny. His first opponent was 6'5" and 300#'s! His second opponent was a soldier from Ft. Hood who was much smaller at only 275 lb's. A five minute battle on the feet ended with Mike scoring a takedown, scrambling for side control time ran out and gold was procured with a two point takedown!
Congrats my friend on your first taste of victory. I remember you coming to support me at the 2010 NAGA World Championships and I made the comment... "So glad you don't do this BJJ stuff. We would be in the same division!"