The Combat Wrestling US Team held their trials for the 2015 US Team to represent the US in the World final in Bulgaria. Combat wrestling is best described as a combination of Sambo, Brazillian Jui-Jitsu, and Wrestling. Two people from the Polk Country area competed against the best in the nation.
Nick Badger trains at Ouachita Mountain Martial Arts and Cody Woods is an instructor at Southern Impact Martial Arts and helps instruct the kids’ class at Ouachita Mountain Martial Arts. Cody lost his first match against a UFC veteran but won the consolation bracket against a Judo black belt to place third overall. “This was a huge step up in competition for both individuals in a martial art we have not competed in before,” said Woods.