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Can Levi Jones-Leary Ride Wave Back To Top of World Scene at Spyder?

Nov 22, 2019

Levi dominated this weight for much of 2019 before going down to a double DQ at Worlds. He won Euros and Pans this year before the bitter end to an amazing year that no doubt motivated him even more. In Levi’s short black belt career, he already has wins over Lucas Lepri, Renato Canuto, Gianni Grippo, and Roberto Satoshi.

Perhaps the two favorites to win this tournament are going at it in the first round in Jones and Arges. Arges should be the largest competitor here, but Levi is a big lightweight and should be able to handle his size better than some of the others.

The battle here should be pretty straightforward: Can Arges get to the 50/50 position before Levi gets to his back? Levi has shown this year that he can berimbolo anybody, and it wasn’t that long ago that Tommy Langaker got on Gabriel’s back at Worlds 2018 and finished the fight.