Tanner Ellingboe and Jeremy Kish (in the black shirt) battle in the preliminaries of the 165+ lb. category.

Tanner Ellingboe and Jeremy Kish (in the black shirt) battle in the preliminaries of the 165+ lb. category.

Open jiu-jitsu tournament draws dozens

Athletes from all over the Kootenays came to compete in the Kootenai Open No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu Tournament last Saturday.

Athletes from all over the Kootenays came to compete in the Kootenai Open No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu Tournament last Saturday.

Hosted by the Kootenai Jiu-Jitsu Academy and housed out of the Kinnaird Park Community Church, the all-day event saw victories, upsets, sweat and a little blood from the youngest participants to adult competitors.

Pride Gym from Trail took home the team trophy at the end of the tournament, with their entrants winning the most titles.

The tournament is an annual event and typically draws dozens of people to come out and compete every year.