Grappling for College Savings

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Top rated Youth Martial Arts Competitors can earn up to $2,000 per year with Grapplers Quest, "The World's Largest Grappling Tournament" and RATED: The Official World Grappling Ratings

Leverage Performance (, Grapplers Quest, and RATED have partnered together to offer the Top 3 RATED children martial arts competitors with $2,000 in College Savings Bonds per season. RATED is the Official Event Circuit for the Sport of Grappling.

"We are committed to the development of America's youth. This sport in 7 years could pay for an entire year of college for some of our youth competitors. It is a proven fact that children who train in the martial arts do better at school, are better disciplined, help fight obesity, and have a brighter outlook on life. Now, we've given today's youth enrolled in the martial arts and wrestling programs something else to strive for: College Savings," commented Grapplers Quest president, Brian Cimins.

Here are the current standings for the Top 3 College Savings Bonds Champions:

Children (13 yrs. and younger) No-Gi Advanced:

  • 1st: Jason Moon (Marc Laimon) - 1800 points
  • 2nd: Alex Taylor (Team Odyssey/Royce Gracie) - 1600 points
  • 3rd: Aubrey Thoede Jr. (Rickson Gracie) - 1500 points

Teen's Advanced (14-17 yrs. old): No-Gi

  • 1st: Brandon Ishkanian (Team Odyssey/Royce Gracie) United - 1775 points
  • 2nd: Liam Kerrigan (N.J.I.M.B. - Cabeca) - 1650 points
  • 3rd: Alex Taylor (Team Odyssey/Royce Gracie) - 1462 points

Children (13 yrs. and younger) Beginner No-Gi:

  • 1st: Dylan Hairfield (Team Odyssey/Royce Gracie) - 525 points
  • 2nd: Bailey Conger (Team Odyssey/Royce Gracie) - 462 points
  • 3rd: Aarae Alexander (Lloyd Irvin) - 450 points

Teens (14-17 yrs. old) No-Gi Beginner:

  • 1st Alex Sibley (Team Odyssey/Royce Gracie) - 562 points
  • 2nd Pete Gonzales (RGDA/I.M.A.F.W.) - 500 points
  • 3rd Midhat Djozic (Jungle Gym) - 375 points
  • 3rd Nate Stalcup (Ricardo Calvalcanti) - 375 points

Grapplers Quest (The Grapplers Company, Inc.) is the largest grappling martial arts event in the world. More than 22,000 competitors worldwide have participated in Grapplers Quest tournaments. For more information on Grapplers Quest, please visit:

RATED is The Official World Grappling Ratings, tracking competitors worldwide by their performances at all RATED events. Competitors earn points for placing in the Top three places (1st, 2nd, or 3rd) at any RATED event. For more information on RATED, please visit:

Leverage Performance Science ( is the official sports supplement company of RATED and Grapplers Quest. Leverage Performance Science is a creation of a sports nutritionist. Leverage Performance science currently offers two highly effective products called Cissus and cAMPED.


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