Noel had a great match against a tough opponent and lost by only an advantage in the finals. Noel dedicates 99% of his time to his students and advancing their skill level so it's an incredible accomplishment that he is able to also compete at the highest level.
Special thanks to Mike Tomacelli from Tomacelli Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (http://www.jiujitsuman.com/). Mikey is a long time friend and training partner, and has coached Noel several years in a row now at the PanAms. Also, thanks to all of our students and training partners who continue to support the FOUNDRY!
Please join me in congratulating Noel!
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