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Jacob Couch, AKA the 'Hillbilly Hammer', earned MVP of the day for the Daisy Fresh / Pedigo Submission Fighting crew after claiming four submissions and a total of six victories. Notably, Couch (aka the Hillbilly Hammer) submitted Matheus “Teteu” Ferreira from Atos in the final of the absolute division, an athlete that put him out early at the 2020 Pan Championships.
Jacob Couch with coach Heath Pedigo
But Couch isn't the only Daisy Fresh competitor to put on a stellar showing on the first day of the 2020 NO-Gi Pan Championships: Jacob Bornemann, a lightweight blue belt took gold, as did Jorge Vallederos in the purple belt medium-heavy division.
Jacob Couch/ Purple Belt / Super Heavy + Absolute
Final: Jacob Couch vs Nathaniel G Parrish
Match 1: Jacob Couch vs Jacob Henry Hockberry
Final: Jacob Couch vs Matheus Ferreira
Jacob Bornemann / Blue Belt / Lightweight
Match 1: Jacob Bornemen vs Luis Sandoya
Match 2: Jacob Bornemann vs Joao Cordeiro
Semi-Final: Jacob Bornemann vs James Harris
Final: Jacob Bornemann vs Qiao Hann
Jorge Vallederos / Purple Belt / Medium-Heavyweight
Final: Jorge Valladares vs Jeff King