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Mixed Martial Arts: Lind captures Pan American gold medal

Jesse Lind of Black Arrow Martial Arts in Brainerd secured a gold medal in the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation Pan American Championships March 12 at Irvine, Calif.

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Jesse Lind of Black Arrow Martial Arts in Brainerd secured a gold medal in the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation Pan American Championships March 12 at Irvine, Calif.

The 38-year-old Lind submitted his first opponent with a snare choke and outpointed his other opponents to secure the gold. This is Lind's first international level jiu-jitsu tournament and his first Pan American Championship title.

The Pan American Championship is the largest Jiu-Jitsu tournament in the world.

Black Arrow Martial Arts, 217 Washington St., Brainerd, is the home of three national jiu-jitsu champions and three Pan American jiu-jitsu champions.

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