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Jiu-Jitsu: Anderson earns bronze medals

Noah Anderson of Brainerd earned bronze medals at the Pan-American Jiu-Jitsu Championships March 18 in Long Beach, Calif. Competing in the open weight class, Anderson won a few matches via submission. He submitted a competitor from Japan in 15 se...

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Noah Anderson of Brainerd earned bronze medals at the Pan-American Jiu-Jitsu Championships March 18 in Long Beach, Calif.

Competing in the open weight class, Anderson won a few matches via submission. He submitted a competitor from Japan in 15 seconds via loop choke.

The Pan-Am is the largest Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tournament in North America. The annual event is sanctioned by the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation.

Anderson is a world champion and 2-time national champion. He's ranked No. 1 in the world in NoGi Jiu Jitsu as a juvenile blue belt medium heavyweight. He trains and teaches jiu jitsu at Alliance MN Edina and teaches jiu jitsu at the Performance Compound in St. Cloud.

The 16-year-old Anderson will compete in the IBJJF Chicago Open April 2-3.

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