Cobra Kai and Team Takedown partnership a winning combination

By Jason Townsend | Feb. 12, 2008, 9:33 a.m. (ET)
This past weekend Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belts and NCAA Division I Champions partnered up to form a winning combination that dominated the Clinch Gear Western Grappling Duals, in San Diego, CA on February 9, 2008.

The Cobra Kai/Team Takedown super-team took the Clinch Gear Western Grappling Duals title after defeating the San Diego based Undisputed squad by a score of 24-0.

The Cobra Kai/ Team Takedown roster consisted of:
- Simpson Go, BJJ black belt and USA Wrestling's Grappling World Team Trials finalist
- Chris Holdsworth, USA Wrestling's Grappling World Team Trials qualifier
- Shane Roller, 4x NCAA All-American
- Johny Hendricks, 2x NCAA Champion
- Jake Rosholt, 3x NCAA Champion
- Marc Laimon, BJJ black belt and Grappling guru
- James Horne, Heavyweight

The Undisputed team reached the finals by dominating Pool A with wins over the Camp Pendleton based team, representing the U.S. Marine Corps and Team One8Nine, out of San Diego, Calif. New Breed Jiu-Jitsu took 3rd place by defeating the USMC-Camp Pendleton team by an impressive 30-0 margin. Wrapping up 5th place honors was Team Kadillac which defeated Team One8Nine by a final score of 21-6. Team Kadillac was led by "King of the Cage" Heavyweight Champion Lloyd "Kadillac" Marshbanks.

One of the most exciting moments of the event happened when Marc Laimon came out of retirement to face the giant heavyweight from Undisputed, Ray "Kong" Seralle. Laimon won a hard fought major decision by outscoring Seralle 15-3 in the event's final match of the day. The most impressive overall tournament performance went to Roller for garnering three submission victories to lead his team to the Championship.

Event Results

Championship Round

Champion: Pool A Winner vs. Pool B Winner
3rd Place Match: Pool A 2nd Place vs. Pool B 2nd Place
5th Place Match: Pool A 3rd Place vs. Pool B 3rd Place


1st Place Dual
Team Takedown/Cobra Kai 24 Undisputed 0

141.5 Simpson Go (TTCK) sub. Jon Macalo (UD); Submission
(TTCK- 6 Team Points)
159 Shane Roller (TTCK) sub. James Barberlooy (UD); Submission
(TTCK- 6 Team Points)
181 Johny Hendricks (TTCK) maj. dec. over Jeremy Spry(UD); Major Dec. 14-0;
(TTCK- 4 Team Points)
207.5 Jake Rosholt (TTCK) maj. dec. over Guy Smith (UD); Major Dec. 10-0;
(TTCK- 4 Team Points)
280 Marc Laimon (TTCK) maj. dec. Ray "Kong" Seralle (UD); Major Dec. 15-3;
(TTCK- 4 Team Points)

3rd Place Dual
New Breed Jiu Jitsu 30 USMC- Camp Pendleton 0

141.5 Johnny Ramirez (NB) sub. Adam Tabalno (USMC); Submission
(NB- 6 Team Points)
159 Noah Tillis (NB) sub. Joseph Han (USMC); Submission
(NB- 6 Team Points)
181 Gabriel Rodriguez (NB) sub. Josh Tiller (USMC); Submission
(NB- 6 Team Points)
207.5 Joseph Guttierez (NB) sub. Rick Hamilton (USMC); Submission
(NB- 6 Team Points)
280 Wesley Amstad (NB) sub. Willaim Callen (USMC); Submission
(NB- 6 Team Points)

5th Place Dual
Team Kadillac 21 One8Nine 6

141.5 Tyler Weathers (TK) sub. Brian Redfield (O8N); Submission
(TK- 6 Team Points)
159 Jimmy Geggie (TK) sub. Jake Vines (O8N); Submission
(TK- 6 Team Points)
181 Clayton Macfarlane (TK) sub. Corbitt Chandler (O8N); Submission
(TK- 6 Team Points)
207.5 Roy Mitros (O8N) sub. Brian Beamer (TK); Submission
(O8N- 6 Team Points)
280 Kadillac Marshbanks (TK) dec. Andy Whaley (O8N); Decision
(TK- 3 Team Points)

Pool A
Winner: Undisputed
2nd Place: USMC/ Camp Pendleton
3rd Place: One8Nine


USMC- Camp Pendleton 18 One8Nine 9
141.5 Adam Tabalno (USMC) sub. Brian Redfield (O8N); Submission
(USMC- 6 Team Points)
159 Joseph Han (USMC) sub. Jake Vines (O8N); Submission
(USMC- 6 Team Points)
181 Chris Martinez (USMC) sub. Corbitt Chandler (O8N); Submission;
(USMC- 6 Team Points)
207.5 Roy Mitros (O8N) dec. over Jon Wash (USMC); Decision 4-1;
(O8N- 3 Team Points)
280 Andy Whaley (O8N) sub. Jess Marlar (USMC); Submission
(O8N- 6 Team Points)

Undisputed 24 USMC- Camp Pendleton 6
141.5 Adam Tabalno (USMC) sub. Jon Macalo (UD); Submission
(USMC- 6 Team Points)
159 James Barberlooy (UD) sub. Joseph Han (USMC); Submission
(UD- 6 Team Points)
181 Jeremy Spry (UD) sub. Josh Tiller (USMC); Submission
(UD- 6 Team Points)
207.5 Guy Smith (UD) sub. Jon Wash (USMC); Submission
(UD- 6 Team Points)
280 Ray "Kong" Seralle (UD) sub. Willaim Callen (USMC); Submission
(UD- 6 Team Points)

Undisputed 24 One8Nine 3
141.5 John Macalo (UD) sub. Brian Redfield (O8N); Submission
(UD- 6 Team Points)
159 James Barberlooy (UD) sub. Jake Vines (O8N); Submission
(UD- 6 Team Points)
181 Corbitt Chandler (O8N) dec. Jeremy Spry (UD); Decision 10-2;
(O8N- 3 Team Points)
207.5 Guy Smith (UD) sub. Roy Mitros (O8N); Submission
(UD- 6 Team Points)
280 Ray "Kong" Seralle (UD) sub. Andy Whaley (O8N); Submission
(UD- 6 Team Points)

Pool B
Winner: Team Takedown/Cobra Kai
2nd Place: New Breed Jiu Jitsu
3rd Place: Team Kadillac


New Breed Jiu Jitsu 24 Team Kadillac 4
141.5 Johnny Ramirez (NB) sub. Tyler Weathers (TK); Submission
(NB- 6 Team Points)
159 Noah Tillis (NB) sub. Jimmy Geggie (TK); Submission
(NB- 6 Team Points)
181 Joseph Guttierez (NB) sub. Clayton MacFarlane (TK); Submission
(NB- 6 Team Points)
207.5 Leonal Sanchez (NB) sub. Brian Beamer (TK); Submission
(NB- 6 Team Points)
280 Kadillac Marshbanks (TK) maj. dec. Wesley Amstad (NB); Major Dec. 20-10;
(TK- 4 Team Points)

Team Takedown/Cobra Kai 30 Team Kadillac 0
141.5 Simpson Go (TTCK) sub. Tyler Weathers (TK); Submission
(TTCK- 6 Team Points)
159 Shane Roller (TTCK) sub. Jimmy Geggie (TK); Submission
(TTCK- 6 Team Points)
181 Johny Hendricks (TTCK) sub. Clayton MacFarlane (TK); Submission
(TTCK- 6 Team Points)
207.5 Jake Rosholt (TTCK) sub. Brian Beamer (TK); Submission
(TTCK- 6 Team Points)
280 Horne (TTCK) sub. Kadillac Marshbanks (TK); Submission
(TTCK- 6 Team Points)

Team Takedown/Cobra Kai 18 New Breed Jiu Jitsu 3
141.5 Chris Holdsworth (TTCK) dec. over Johnny Ramirez (NB); Decision 2-0;
(TTCK- 3 Team Points)
159 Shane Roller (TTCK) sub. Noah Tillis (NB); Submission
(TTCK- 6 Team Points)
181 Johny Hendricks (TTCK) dec. Joseph Guttierez (NB); Decision 2-0;
(TTCK- 3 Team Points)
207.5 Jake Rosholt (TTCK) sub. Leonal Sanchez (NB); Submission
(TTCK- 6 Team Points)
280 Wesley Amstad (NB) dec. over James Horne (TTCK); Decision 10-2;
(NB- 3 Team Points)
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