FEATURED ATHLETE: OLIVIA TERRELL
Olivia "The Terror" Terrell is an up and coming Brazilian Jiujitsu Champion. Olivia, age 9 is affiliated with Demian Maia Jiujitsu via Defiant Martial Arts located in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Olivia's Jiujitsu career began in late August of 2013 when her older brother Landen was invited to observe a friend who had recently started to grapple. Olivia insisted on observing as well. Ironically, by the end of the session, she had decided to quit dance in order to immerse herself in the art of Jiujitsu.
Olivia's first tournament was at AGF in March of 2014 where she placed second in NoGi. Since then she has had 19 first place finishes, 6 second place finishes and 1 third place finish. Olivia has won double golds at Five Grappling, NAGA, AGF and Submission Challenge. Most of Olivia's wins were by submission while all of her losses have been by points or in overtime. Most recently Olivia has been selected to compete for the "Ultimate 9 Year Old" at Battle 4 The Ages 6 NoGi Invitational World Championship to be held September 12th and 13th, 2015 in Frisco, Texas.
Olivia's goal is to become a Demian Maia Black Belt under her Defiant Martial Arts coach, William Pierce.