Our readers never quit! We had some great entries into the Gameness photo contest, and it was really tough to limit ourselves to a single winner... so we didn't!
The overall winner was Emmanuel Silva - our top vote getter with 100 of his friends and training partners giving a thumbs up to his Street Fighter inspired entry. Emmanuel scores himself a brand new Gameness gi!
I changed the contest rules and caught a bunch of flack from some folks who must be accountants and lawyers in real life. Melisa, who had 2 photos entered got more total votes than Emanuel but they were divided on two different posts. I asked the internet police to cut me some slack and trust me to do the right thing if it caused a problem with the voting... so Melisa is also scoring a new Gameness gi for her entry!
And finally, we had a late entry. It didn't count in the overall voting, but there was no way I could deny John Farrington a place in the winners circle... the guy climed Mt. Freakin' Killimanjaro for crying out loud! And while he was gasping for air at the top he banged out a photo op for the contest! John is going to be scoring some gear from our private BJJ Weekly prize closet.
I have the information for John, Emmanuel and Melisa please send me your contact details to bill @ bjjweekly.com. Nice job everyone, make sure to stay tuned in for our next contest!