In 2017 we held the Finishers 3 and Jon Calestine took the 145 division by storm.
He sawed his way through the division faster then anyone else has to this day.
4 quick heel hook finishes and no overtimes. Calestine is one of only two people
to win both Finishers Sub Only titles along with an EBI championship which he
won at EBI 15.
GORDON "THE KING" RYAN
Gordon Ryan won our first ever 170lbs invitational held at Maximum Athletics
in NJ, November 15th 2015. He took the division with 4 submissions.
Ryan would go on to win his debut at EBI 6 "The Absolutes" April 24th, 2016.
Ryan is one of two Finishers Sub Only Champs to go on to win an EBI and
the only competitor to also take home gold at ADCC.
Renzo Gracie Black belt and Lehigh Valley native Mike Padilla was already
reaking havoc on the local bjj scene when the Finishers was created. Mike was
one of the first guys we had in mind when we decided to run an EBI Rules
tournament for money. It was a given that he would bring the intensity to the
room combing dynamic wrestling, leg locks and rubber guard. Runner up at the
Finishers 1, Mike would amass a 5-2 Finishers record finishing all 5 of his wins
in devastating fashion.
Finishers 2 Champion - Barch who is a black belt under Richie "Boogeyman"
Martinez came on the Finishers scene back at our 2nd event. He had a deep
division to conquer to win the event and did so in our most exciting match in
Finishers Sub Only History. He took the title by a narrow margin of only 7
seconds by escaping back control in the last portion of the EBI Overtime rounds.
Barch has went on to compete at almost every big event in the game winning
many matches along the way.
GRACE "THE SILENT ASSASSIN" GUNDRUM
Grace Gundrum came onto the scene winning her special
match at EBI 3 and would go on to simultaneously compete at both the Finishers
and the EBI Stage. Grace would win her first 2 matches at Finishers by dead
orchard. She then entered the Finishers 10 womens 105lbs division and would
go on to win the cash and her first Finishers tournament title. Grace returned to
Finishers competition to face Trinity Pun in the main event at Finishers 11 and
would win by rear triangle in overtime to advance her record to 6-0 in