Members of the North Okanagan Shuswap Brazilian Jujitsu (NOS BJJ ) team picked up where they left off after their last tournament.
The group of fighters from Salmon Arm won six medals upon returning from the Canadian Brazilian Jujitsu Federation Western Championships in Penticton last weekend.
Coached by Mario Deveault, NOS BJJ placed third in the kids team division, an incredible feat due to the small size of the school compared to the other training schools competing in the Western Canada tournament.
In the grey belt U8 division, Cole Maybee won a gold medal.
Ty Bailey won gold and silver medals in the junior division, while brother Tristen Bailey won silver and bronze in the pewee division.
Hayden Lazar won bronze in the junior grey belt division.
Grace Lazar followed in her older brother’s footsteps, competing in her first competitive tournament in Penticton. Although she did not medal, she proved that she will be a force to be reckoned with in the future.