AVA Rising: Spotlight on the Pro Division
June 28, 2023 AVA
Written by Ryan Plessl
All VS All (AVA) grappling competition made their return to Port Coquitlam, British Columbia (B.C) on June 10th. The event was packed with competitors, spectators, and some of the lower mainlands top teams. Every single bracket was must-see, but as per usual the Pro Division stood out from the rest.
The Pro Division is a division for competitors of all belts and all sizes. Competitors compete for title belts, medals, and ranking points to try and better their chances at the cash prize for the end of the season. This past AVA event saw some competitors starting to stand out and make a run for the title of season champion. Here’s some of the competitors that started to climb the male pro rankings at the latest AVA tournament:
Colton Scott put on a clinic in the gi and no-gi divisions, winning every single match he had and taking home double gold in the Pro Divisions. With this dominant performance Colton became only the third ever male Pro Division double champion, after Amr Ghoneim and Ryan Plessl (shameless plug). Colton also ended the season ranked first in the gi and second in no-gi.
The man Colton beat in the tournament, but lost to in the no-gi rankings is Reynaldo Camacho. Reynaldo had a tough start to this tournament, losing to Daniel Richard, in overtime. However, Reynaldo finished more of his matches and earned enough points to move in to the finals against Colton and his teammate Jordan Stutt.
While Reynaldo and Jordan Stutt both struggled against Colton, seemingly due to a severe size disadvantage, both men had impressive performances throughout the course of the tournament. Jordan Stutt is the first ever Pro Division winner, and fought his way into the finals with a few very impressive performances. It was nice to see Jordan return to competition this past weekend.
The rankings have now been solidified and the pros that have qualified for the Ultra have been contacted. Who will win the Ultra tournament and huge cash prize? It’s anyones game going into the final event of the AVA season. Buy tickets for the Ultra and come watch the best pros in Canada.
This post is written by Ryan Plessl.