For The Tribune
A 2010 Hewitt-Trussville High School graduate is a grappling champion.
Jonathan Roberts, now a junior at the University of Alabama, won the men’s expert division in the No-GI Championship in Memphis on June 22.
The championship was part of the North American Grappling Association, the world’s largest mixed grappling tournament circuit with more than 20,000 competitors worldwide.
Roberts competed in the 159.9-pound lightweight class.
Roberts trains with Cobra Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Tuscaloosa.