2017 MidWest Open

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Members of the Elk River Boxing and MMA Club will be participating in The AGC  2017 Midwest Open March 4th at Lakeview Junior High
12445 Ault Rd Pickerington, OH .

Since 2012, The Midwest Open has been one of the LARGEST & MOST RESPECTED Jiu-Jitsu competitions in this part of the country!

The Elk River Boxing and MMA Club Brazilian Jiu Jitsu team is part of the George Oiler Jiu Jitsu Network.

Coach Rob Fletcher says he’s excited about the teams first competition this year, and he is looking forward to the team bringing back some gold medals to Elk River Boxing Club and MMA.

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Female Boxer to compete for Toughest Woman Title

img_4419Laura Byrnes from Elk River Boxing Club will be competing for the title Toughest Woman in WV in the Middleweight Division this upcoming Saturday January 28th the the West Virginia Sports Promotion Clarksburg Toughman . Her opponent Samantha Pill from Clarksburg has won 2 Toughman Contest along with several other boxing matches . Laura the 2012 Beckley Toughman Champion 2012 Williamson Rough n Rowdy Champion. Also she is 4-0 USA Boxing . She has been Ranked 2nd in the World by the IKF in full contact rules Kickboxing . 6-4 Kickboxing record . Fought K1 in New York City March 2013 .. and have competed 2 MMA fights in Pennsylvania . She has been training several hours everyday for this competition and hope to bring the title back to Elk River Boxing Club.. attached is a photo of Laura

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2017 Charleston Rough n Rowdy Brawl

Elk River Boxing Club and Elk River MMA competed in the 21st Annual Rough & Rowdy Brawl, in Charleston, West Virginia. With a total of 8 competitors in the competition, including one major title fight featuring amateur MMA, 2017 is getting off to a great start for this club. William “Blake” Whittington, of Clendenin, took on Hasaan Hagler for the 185 lbs. Ruckus in the Cage Title, and won in the first round by strikes to the head. The lightweight division of the Rough & Rowdy was the largest division this year, and Nathan Gill, of Clay, finished runner-up. Michael “Tyler” Harper, of Clendenin, dominated the middleweight division by knocking out every opponent in the first round until the championship fight where he was still named 2017 Rough & Rowdy Brawl Middleweight Champion by decision. All other members of Elk River Boxing did extremely well and Coach Rob Fletcher looks forward to another great year of competition.
Pictured below Tyler Harper, William Blake Whittington

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Elk River MMA is now part of the George Oiler Brazilian Jiu Jitsu network

img_3105Elk River MMA is proud to announce that we are part of the George Oiler Brazilian Jiu Jitsu network. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Classes will begin December 1st at 7pm, and we be held every Tuesday and Thursday at 7pm. Classes will be held at Elk River MMA and Boxing Club located at 13 Main Street Clendenin WV.

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Elk River MMA goes 2-0 in Clarksburg WV

img_3257It has been a busy three weeks for Elk River Boxing Club. They have traveled to Martinsburg, Clarksburg, Glenville and St. Albans to compete in various competitions from boxing and MMA to karate, and Judo.  Their most recent event took place in Clarksburg, West Virginia at the Hard Knocks cage fights where they went 2-0. William “Blake” Whittington, of Clendenin, defeated Jake Wickline, of Frostburg, Maryland to raise his record to 4-1. Tyler Harper, of Clendenin, defeated Densel Chapman, of Logan, WV for his first win in an MMA amateur competition. Coach Rob Fletcher says he is “very excited about the wins and so happy about all of the competitions Elk River Boxing Club and Elk River MMA has participated in this year. Even after the flood, our kids have been extremely successful and hard working”. Elk River Boxing Club will be back in action after the first of the year and will competing in many events so be prepared to hear more from them in 2017.

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USAMAF National Championship

img_3108This past weekend Elk River Boxing & MMA participated in the USMAF National Championship in St Albans WV.

Rob Fletcher placed 3rd in Men’s Judo Heavyweight division and Chris Wray placed 4th in men’s Judo lightweight division .

Amanda Lawson placed 2nd in advanced women’s kata and 3rd in advanced women’s weapon kata. David Hill placed 2nd in men’s Black belt Kata and 3rd in Men’s black belt weapons kata. Trevor Sharp placed 5th in 12-13 year old fighting and 6th in 12-13 year old kata

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