Savarese BJJ teenage standouts promoted to purplebelt
The Savarese BJJ teenage standout are promoted to purplebelt! Over the past year 3 Savarese BJJ teenage standout have been gathering quite a name in the jiu-jitsu competition scene. Sean Yadimarco, Leo Alves and Ariana Zeppetelli have been winning Brazilian Jiu-jitsu tournaments all over the East Coast. The trio even competed in the World Championship the last 2 years. Zeppetelli had a tremendous showing this year. On wednesday night at the Park ave school, the Savarese BJJ teenage standouts were promoted to purplebelt by Professor Chris Savarese, their instructor.
The “Big 3” were promoted to purplebelt alongside teammates Caitlin McManus, Andrew Kuntz and Pete O’Connor. Over the past 3 years, they have excelled in tournaments as the NY Open (ibjjf.com ), NJBJJF (nbjjf.com ), Big Apple Jiu-Jitsu Classic, Pride Jiu-jitsu Championship, North American Grappling Association (NAGA), Grappling Industries and a couple more. Alves won a superfight at Fight To Win 30, finishing his opponent with a submission in just 53 seconds. In addition, he also was the No-Gi pan Am Champion last year. Zeppetelli finished 1 match from the medal round at the 2017 World BJJ Championship. Yadimarco, who finished 28-4 as a wrestler for Clifton High School this year, has won a medal at just about every tournament he has entered in the past 2 years.
Words from Savarese
“These 3….I can’t say enough good things about them. 17 and 18 year old purplebelts. Wow, what a major accomplishment! To say I am proud of them would be an understatement. They are all wise beyond their years. Their commitment is unwavering, they have been testing themselves in competition vs adults since I thought they were physically able to. Futhermore, I made sure they know their self defense so they understand Jiu-Jitsu in all aspects. In conclusion, their future is so bright, bring your glasses.”