Savarese BJJ’s Leo Alves dominates at Fight To Win 30
Savarese BJJ’s Leo Alves dominated at Fight To Win 30. The North Arlington High School student stepped up onto the big stage of competition in Bayville NJ, last weekend. Alves won his match in just 53 seconds. Most noteworthy, it was the 17 yr old bluebelt’s first taste of “superfight status” matches.
Alves is one of the top competitors on the Savarese Jiu-Jitsu Competition Team, one of the top competition teams in NJ. “Cabra”, as he is known in the Academy, has won many titles over the past 2 years, his biggest being the No-Gi Pan Am Champion. He has also won titles in IBJJF tournaments, The NJBJJF, NAGA, Grapplers Quest, Good Fight, Big Apple Open, Pride BJJ among others. Many of the titles came in men’s divisions despite him being 15-17 yrs old when they were won.
Words from his Professor
His instructor, 2nd degree blackbelt Professor Chris Savarese, thinks the world of Leo. “Cabra is an awesome and grounded kid. Humility is important here and Leo has it in spades and he is a hard working kid who understands at an early age what is right and wrong and expects nothing from anyone, he is not an entitled kid. His future is as bright as he wants it. There is an extremely solid group of teens who push each other, compete together and are successful in a large part because of each other. Tremendous kids.”
Leo says thanks
Leo thanked his teammates. ” Yesterday was special to me. I made my first professional debut in jiu jitsu at the F2W Pro 30, and had a great experience. I was able to get the omoplata in a little over a minute. Thank you so much to my coaches Professor Savarese and Sean Bermudez and everyone who trained with me for the last month leading up to the fight. Also congrats to my two teammates Brian and Anthony, I was so moved by the way you guys fought. Also a big shout out to everyone who came to support. There is nothing like being able to represent our school in front of so many people. Having you guys there cheer me and the guys on was a great experience. Finally, thank you to Seth Daniels for the great opportunity, I look forward to doing future events with you guys.
Alves will be competing in the IBJJF World Championship in June at the Pyramid at University Cal Long Beach. http://ibjjf.com/championship/world-jiu-jitsu-ibjjf-championship/. Best of luck Leo!