Jeremy Bibelhauser wins Gold at the USAFPA Pankration Nationals

On May 4, 2013, in Baton Rouge, LA the United States Federation of Pankration Athlima (USAFPA) held the 2013 Pan-American Pankration Championships.  The event was hosted by the Louisiana Amateur Pankration League under the direction of Anthony Thomas.  Eclectic Kombat was represented by Jeremy Bibelhauser.  After the finals of the tournament we are pleased to announce Jeremy Is the 2013 No-Gi 80kg Pan-American Pankration Champion.  Jeremy also earned his place on the USA team traveling to Canada in June for the FILA Pankration World Championships as the 77kg representative.

Jeremy is a Pankration Brown Belt recognized by the USAFPA, and a former Purdue wrestler.  The World championships looks to be stacked with tough competition.  According to representatives with FILA the United States, Canada, Iran, and Russia, are just a few of the 30 countries planning to represent in the categories of Pankration, Grappling, and MMA.

2013 USAFPA NATIONALS, JEREMY BIBELHAUSER

Jeremy on the stand getting his Gold

2013 USAFPA NATIONALS, JEREMY BIBELHAUSER, DAVE SIXEL, TONY BENNETT

Pan-American Champion

2013 USAFPA NATIONALS, CRAIG PUMPHREY, IVAN DALE, DAVE SIXEL, KIDS

EKnation would like to congratulate all the kids who competed in Pankration during the event. Was great to see these future athletes.

2013 USAFPA NATIONALS

Thanks to everyone who made the event happen

2013 USAFPA NATIONALS, CRAIG PUMPHREY, IVAN DALE, STAFF

Craig and Ivan with the USAFPA staff



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