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Kentucky’s Ian Lawler strikes Gold in California

Ian's gold medal team

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All the gold in California is now being worn by “Fight Club 29” after this weekend.  McCreary County’s Ian Lawler and fellow coach Mark Geletko cornered / coached their team in a clean sweep of five out of five in Gold medals at Southern California’s highly competitive “GRAPPLING X” Tournament in Temecula, CA.  All five of “Fight Club 29” members Nathan Lucero, Chris Olsen, William Ewers, Thomas Rolland and Maurice  Meadows  fought their way to gold medals in their individual weight class and the team took top team honors.  Ian only coached in this event after he broke a bone in his hand in his big win last weekend. Ian is a graduate of McCreary Central High School.  Ian and his team member Will Ewers are currently serving our country in the Navy and Marines, and will be returning to Kentucky this winter to open their own Martial Arts gym in Somerset, KY.

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