2021 Babinda NAIDOC Celebration
On Friday, September 10, the town of Babinda came together to ack
LOCAL fighters from Fusion Fight and Fitness Innisfail competed in AFBJJ/QBJJC Queensland State Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships at Ormiston College, Brisbane, and brought home medals and state titles.
Codey Toft took out gold in his division and was crowned No GI Queensland state champion.
He claimed silver in Kids GI Yellow/Orange/Green Teen II (14 years) Male (-45.3kg) in the final against Eemil llvonen from the SJJA team.
Toft was rewarded for his efforts with sponsorship from Hyperfly Australia, who invited him to join the world class team of Hyperfly athletes alongside Kyle and Brodie Mayocchi.
Hyperfly Australia has followed Toft’s Jiu Jitsu journey for five or more years and were amazed with his talent from the very first day.
They were motivated to sponsor Toft after observing his hard work, dedication, and being a respectful and polite person on and off the mat, as well as being willing to help people around him with no thought of time or effort, which perfectly fitted the You Can’t Teach Heart movement.
Hyperfly Australia athlete, Brodie Mayocchi, claimed gold and 2021 Queensland State title in style.
Brodie was bumped up to the Male Gi Blue Adult division -76kg (Light) in a stacked 20-man division.
He had four wins by submission and then won on points in the final against Jacob Cutler from Southside BJJ.
Kyle Mayocchi took out gold in the Male Gi Purple Adult -76kg (Light) division and State title after winning on points in the final against William Bunn from Team Perosh MMA.
Hyperfly athlete, Ethan Cannon, from Just Jiu-Jitsu Townsville joined the Fusion Innisfail team last July and is part of the gym’s coaching staff.
He is a top competitor and well-known on the Jiu-Jitsu scene, with great experience in Muay Thai.
Cannon had two wins by submission and won on points in the final against Alan Brandao, from Flow Martial Arts, to claim gold in Male Gi Brown Adult -82.3kg (Middle) and state title.
He also won gold in Male No Gi Brown Adult -79.5kg (Middle) after defeating Shinsuke Kuwazuru, and silver in Male Absolute No Gi Brown Adult Open Weight.
Sarah and Daniel Anderson also competed, and Sarah moved up an age/weight division and won bronze in No Gi.
Sarah brought home gold in Kids Gi Yellow/Orange/Green Junior II Female (11 years) -52.5kg against Scarlett Vaughan-Wheeler from CAZA BJJ.
Daniel had an awesome division with amazing opponents and returned with a bronze medal for No GI.
It was a tough challenge for Kaida Growcott, who stepped up two weight divisions for both Gi and No Gi divisions.
Growcott collected silver in the No Gi division, which was an impressive result in her first QBJJ state titles.
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