July 2010:The 2010 Best of Denver's 7 A-List is here, and Edge MMA & Fitness has been nominated again this year as one of the Denver area's best businesses in the Martial Arts category. Thanks to Channel 7 for recognizing us again!
Note: Denver's 7 isn't the only one that's recognized Edge MMA & Fitness as the best... We've also been Westword Magazine's #1 pick as "Denver's Best Dojo"!
TRAINING WITH THE BEAST!
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April 2008:UFC Hall of Fame Inductee, and former UFC Champion Dan "The Beast" Severn ran practice at Edge MMA & Fitness Thursday night (April 10, 2008)!
It was a great opportunity for Edge members to meet (and learn from) a true UFC Legend... and a GREAT Instructor as well!
Dan ran an awesome practice for us, and it was great to see him show the Colorado MMA fans, what legends are made of Saturday night, April 12, at the Worldwide Fighting Championships (WFC) at the Denver Coliseum.
Coach Marr was in Dan's corner.
THE UFC COMES TO GRAPPLER'S EDGE!
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April 2008:UFC Fight Night 13
Things are heating up at the Edge... We just dominated the Pancrase USA Championships on March 15th, and then some of the UFC Competitors came to train with us for the UFC in Broomfield on April 2nd!
Houston Alexander, Anthony Johnson and Ryan Roberts (who started his Grappling and MMA career right here at Grappler's Edge) were here and training hard... It was a pleasure to have them here training, and we hope to have them back to train with us again!
EDGE MMA & FITNESS... AMERICA'S PREMIER GRAPPLNG ACADEMY"
SCHOOL OF THE YEAR!
November 2007: Edge MMA & Fitness was inducted into the International Black Belt Hall of Fame on November 10, 2007 in Pittburgh, PA, as the "2007 School of the Year"!
Edge MMA & Fitness was also inducted into the U.S. Martial Arts Hall of Fame on July 30, 2005 in Chicago Illinois; as the "2005 School of the Year"!
Congratulations to all Edge Coaches and Members... YOU DESERVE IT!!!
BEST IN THE WOLRD!
September 2007: Team Edge Members Malcolm Havens and Bahar Shahidi placed 1st and 2nd (respectfully) at the first ever World Grappling Championships held on September 9, 2007 in Antalya Turkey.
Edge Coach Sheldon Marr was one of the U.S. Coaches for this historic event, where the U.S. Team dominated the competition.
With a Gold and a Silver at the World Championships, Team Edge placed higher as a school than any other school in the world!
2ND AT WORLD CUP!
August, 2006:TEAM EDGE of Denver, Colorado proved themselves to be one of the top Submission Wrestling teams in the country, by placing 2nd at the 2006 ISWA Team Submission Wrestling World Cup held at the Jenny Craig Pavilion in San Diego, California on August 20, 2006.
Coached by Sheldon Marr, the Grappler's Edge lineup consisted of:
145lbs Jess Zobeck
155lbs Sean Logsden
170lbs Eric Koble
185lbs Matt Lackey
205lbs Eric Heinz
260lbs Malcolm Havens
Grappler's Edge experienced a disappointing loss in the finals to Urijah Faber's "Team Ultimate", but had very impressive wins over the US Marine Team in the quarter- finals and Eric Paulson's Team Archangel in the semi-finals.
1. Team Ultimate
2. Grapplers Edge
3. Team Archangel
4. Team Titan
5. Team Pain & Suffering
6. San Diego Fight Club
7. Dean Lister's Fight Team
Grappler's Edge would like to thank their sponsors: MMAWarehouse.com, DoubleSport, James Dinette, Dan Havens, Steve Stobaugh and Combat Element.
FIGHT TO WIN NATIONALS!!!
At the last minute, we decided to take a few competitors to the "Fight To Win Nationals" Grappling Championships at the Magnus Arena at Denver University on July 24, 2010.
So, we took 6 Competitors... and came home with 7 Medals!!!
Individual Winners were:
Jess Zobeck, Adv 130lbs, Gold
Ricco Lewis, Masters 150lbs, Gold
Ricco Lewis, Beg 150lbs, Silver
Jeremey Two Elk, Beg 150lbs, Bronze
Max Smith, Adv 170lbs, Silver
Tony Hill, Beg 170lbs, Gold
Aaron Yoches, Adv +220lbs, Gold
Congrats Team Edge!!!
Team Edge DOMINATED the competition at the GRAPPLING X (Grappling Experience) Tournament at Adams City High School, Commerce City, CO on July 11, 2010...
We won 5 of the 6 Gold Medals, plus 2 Silvers in the Advanced Division... Plus another Gold and a Bronze in the Beginner's Division!!!
Individual Winners were:
-135 Adv. Leo Snow, Gold
-155 Adv. Brett Tellis, Gold
-165 Adv. Taj Ashaheed, Silver
-175 Adv. Nick Marr, Gold
-195 Adv. Shane Cross, Gold
-195 Adv. Lumumba Sayers, Silver
+225 Adv. Robbie Turner, Gold
-165 Beg. Jeremy Two Elk, Bronze
-175 Beg. Joe Giron, Gold
RMBJJF 5TH ANNUAL NATIONAL CUP
Team Edge proved once again who the top Grappling Team in the region is by dominating the competition at the Rocky Mountain Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (RMBJJF)'s "5th Annual National Cup" held on Oct. 16, 2010 at Arvada High School, Arvada, CO.
Team Edge entered 8 Competitors, and came home with 11 medals (and 8 of them GOLD)!!!
Team Edge Winners were:
Jess Zobeck Adv -127 GOLD
Leo Snow ADV -140 SILVER
Brett Tellis ADV -150 SILVER
Nick Marr ADV -167 GOLD
Shane Cross ADV -182 GOLD
Brandon Ruiz ADV +220 GOLD
Nick Marr ADV -180 Absolute GOLD
Brandon Ruiz ADV +180 Absolute GOLD
Adrian Valenzuela BEG -150 SILVER
Mike Trujillo BEG -182 GOLD
Bret Tellis -150 (Gi) GOLD
CONGRATULATIONS TEAM... OUTSTANDING JOB!!!
ANOTHER PANCRASE TITLE!!!
Team Edge proves once again to be one of the top Grappling Teams in the USA by winning their 7th straight (8th overall) Pancrase USA Team Title (and their 15th U.S. National Grappling and/or Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Team Title to date), by winning the 2010 PANCRASE USA NATIONAL SUBMISSION WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS on March 13, 2010, in Broomfield, Colorado.
Edge Coach Sheldon Marr was awarded "The Ozaki Cup" and Team Edge were recognised as the "Pancrase USA National Team Champions".
Winners in the Advanced Division were:
Men's -140: Leo Snow, 3rd Place
Men's -150: Ricky Lundell, 1st Place
Men's -165: Nick Marr, 2nd Place
Men's -180: Max Smith, 2nd Place
Men's -180: Chris Raeburn, 3rd Place
Men's -180: Teo Alvidrez, 4th Place
Men's -200: Lumumba Sayers, 1st Place
Men's -220: Shane Cross, 1st Place
Men's -220: Robbie Turner, 2nd Place,
Men's +220: Brandon Ruiz, 1st Place
Men's +220: Peter Tuai, 2nd Place
Men's +220: CD Vigil, 4th Place
Women's -120: Bahar Shahidi, 1st Place
Women's -140: Angela Poe, 2nd Place
Women's +140: Shelley Burton, 1st Place
Men's Absolute: Ricky Lundell, 1st Place
Men's Absolute: Brandon Ruiz, 3rd Place
Men's Absolute: Shane Cross, 4th Place
Women's Absolute: Shelley Burton, 2nd Place
Ricky Lundell also won the Jose Chavez Memorial Award (Awarded for extraordinary warrior spirit, skill, athleticism, and sportsmanship)
National Team Champions: Team (Grappler's) Edge (150 points)
2nd Place: Rough House MMA (33 points)
3rd place: Trybz (32 points)
4th place: Fusboxe (24 points)
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