Jiu-jitsu trainer submits foe

Island Top Team’s Robert Biernacki won his division at the IBJJF’s Seattle International Open on Saturday.

Island Top Team’s Robert Biernacki brought his best to his gold-medal match.

The black-belt athlete won his division at the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation’s Seattle International Open on Saturday. He won with a kneebar from the 50-50 guard position, for his first gold medal as a black belt in IBJJF competition.

Island Top Team’s Cal McDonald and Shane Malone earned bronze medals at the event.