HPU Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club Captures Medals At National Tournament


HIGH POINT, N.C., March 30, 2009 – The High Point University Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Club recently earned gold, silver and bronze medals at the U.S. Nationals Grappling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament, held in Georgia.
The team earned two gold medals, three silver medals and one bronze medal.
HPU students who attended the event included Victor Ruiz, who earned two gold medals – one in submission wrestling and one in Brazilian jiu-jitsu; Robert Reed, who earned two silver medals – one in submission wrestling and one in Brazilian jiu-jitsu; and Adam Hardie, who earned a bronze medal in submission wrestling and a silver medal in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Dan Vining also participated, earning fourth place in both submission wrestling and Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with more than 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 50 countries and more than 40 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” The university offers 66 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate-degree majors. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at www.highpoint.edu. Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336-841-4530cdudley@highpoint.edu

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