December 3, 2018
Dec. 3, 2018—Cypress Ridge High School sophomore Patrick Tran has excelled across the country and internationally in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition, which includes winning several grand slam events and medaling at the U15 World International Championships held in Las Vegas over the summer.
School: Cypress Ridge High School
Accomplishments: Tran competes internationally in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, placing high in several events and winning tournaments. Over the summer, Tran competed at the U15 World International Championships held in Las Vegas and was awarded an Olympic medal.
Favorite class: “World History as I enjoy reading and studying about times and places in history.”
Favorite thing to do after class: “Studying and living the Jiu-Jitsu lifestyle, which encompasses eating well, sleeping well and training consistently.”
Favorite song: “I enjoy rap music.”
Favorite website: “Ibjjf.com (International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation official website) because I’m constantly checking the Jiu-Jitsu events.”
Ambition: “I would like to win the World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship.”
What topics/things are you passionate about?: “Jiu-Jitsu, of course, is my passion and studying hard in school.”
What inspires you?: “I’m inspired by Keenan Cornelius, who won the grand slam in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in both his weight and open weight classes. He’s the first American to win the title.”
What three things can’t you live without?: “Phone, my kimono and my Jiu-Jitsu belt.”
What are you most looking forward to this semester?: “I am looking to strive high on and off the mat.”