Hepworth athlete heads for third gold medal

          by Abrie JF Kilian
Program Director

Over the weekend (30 July 2022), the Oasis Convention Centre in Mississauga, played host to this year’s Submission Arts United Jiu-Jitsu Tournament. Landon Lorenowicz, from Hepworth, fighting out of Kilian Academy and proud member of Team Nogueira Fighting Club in Dubai, competed once again.

The 13-year-old yellow belt Lorenowicz, who competed in a combined Yellow, Orange and Green Belt division, faced off against teenagers two years older than he in the 13 to 15 age bracket. The Ontario No-Gi Champion was unfazed by the age and skill gap and was able to secure a Bronze Medal in the double-elimination format.

“I enjoy training and competing in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and looking forward to my last competition here in Canada. The Submission Arts Tournament was a dress rehearsal for the Great Lake Open in Niagara and I would like to add a third gold to my summer adventure,” said Lorenowicz.

Crowned Ontario No-Gi Champion on the 8th of July 2022, Lorenowicz continued his dominance in Ontario by taking gold at the NextGen Toronto Tournament the following week. “A gold at the Great Lake Open will imply that Landon is one of the top 13-year-old BJJ athletes in Ontario, if not in Canada,” said Abrie Kilian, Head Coach and Program Director at Kilian Academy.

On the 6th of August, athletes from both the United States and Canada will compete in the Great Lake Open in Niagara. Scott Dixon will join the young Landon and represent Kilian Academy and Grey-Bruce County in the No-Gi version of BJJ, with Landon competing in Gi.