My good friend and fellow martial artist Mike Gates has just taken gold in the old mans division at the 2015 IBJJF World Masters Tournament in Las Vegas Nevada! Winning the gold with style by choking out his opponent in the final seconds of the final match.
Mike is the epitome of why you do not want to lose the top position... just think, a few years ago this guy did not even know what grappling was. Come a long way my friend. Proud of you.
Big Mike is a student of Marcos Santos, representing the RCJ Machado brethren of Dallas Ft. Worth.