Pair win medals in jiu-jitsu tourney

Marcos Andrew Navarro and Fanny Mae Gutierrez both took home medals Saturday at the North American Grappling Association (NAGA) World Jiu-Jitsu Championships in Duncanville, Texas. COURTESY PHOTO

DUNCANVILLE, Texas – A pair of Imperial Valley martial artists won medals here on Saturday at the North American Grappling Association (NAGA) World Jiu-Jitsu Championships.

Team founder Marcos Andrew Navarro took gold as a blackbelt in the 40+ super heavyweight men’s bracket. Calexico’s Fanny Mae Gutierrez won bronze as a beginner in the 30+ welterweight women’s bracket.

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