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Become A NAGA Referee
Ring Coordinator
Name:  McKensey Heath
Age:  14
Location:  Wytheville, VA
Occupation:  High School Student, Assistant Instructor at Southwest Martial Arts
Style:  Combat Jiu Jitsu & Tang Soo Do Karate
Team:  Team SWMA
Length of Time Training:  4 Years; Blue Belt in Combat Jiu Jitsu and 1st Degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do Karate
Biggest Accomplishment in NAGA: 

NAGA US Nationals in 2007, which was my first NAGA competition. I was competing in the Intermediate division and had taken 1st place in GI and No-Gi. When they called the Advanced division, only a single competitor was there. The ring referee heard me tell my father that I would have grappled him. He called Kipp Kollar over and asked him if that was allowed. Kipp asked the other competitor if he wanted to compete for the championship belt instead of just having it given to him. He said yes and we grappled. I submitted him to win the belt.

Heroes: 
Coaches Sensei Greg Ring & Sensei James Heath (father)
Ranked Accomplishments: 

2007:
NAGA - OHIO GRAPPLING CHAMPIONSHIP (12/01/07)
- Division: NO-GI Kids 130 to 179.9 lbs Advanced
- Place: 1st
NAGA - OHIO GRAPPLING CHAMPIONSHIP (12/01/07)
- Division: GI Kids 130 to 179.9 lbs Advanced
- Place: 1st
NAGA - OHIO GRAPPLING CHAMPIONSHIP (12/01/07)
- Division: NO-GI Teens Light Weight Beginner
- Place: 1st
NAGA - OHIO GRAPPLING CHAMPIONSHIP (12/01/07)
- Division: GI Teens Light Weight Advanced
- Place: 2nd
NAGA - GEORGIA 220 Divisions - 9 Team Cups!!! (11/03/07)
- Division: NO-GI Kids 130 to 179.9 lbs Advanced
- Place: 1st
NAGA - GEORGIA 220 Divisions - 9 Team Cups!!! (11/03/07)
- Division: GI Kids 130 to 179.9 lbs Advanced
- Place: 1st
NAGA - GEORGIA 220 Divisions - 9 Team Cups!!! (11/03/07)
- Division: GI Teens Fly Weight Intermediate
- Place: 1st
NAGA - GEORGIA 220 Divisions - 9 Team Cups!!! (11/03/07)
- Division: NO-GI Teens Light Weight Advanced
- Place: 2nd
SC Submission Grappling Championships (10/13/07)
- Division: NO-GI 14 yrs old & Under Heavyweight Int/Adv Advanced
- Place: 1st
SC Submission Grappling Championships (10/13/07)
- Division: NO-GI Teens 15 to 17 yr olds Middleweight Int/Adv Advanced
- Place: 2nd
SC Submission Grappling Championships (10/13/07)
- Division: GI 14 yrs old & Under Heavyweight Int/Adv Advanced
- Place: 1st
SC Submission Grappling Championships (10/13/07)
- Division: GI Teens 15 to 17 yr olds Middleweight Int/Adv Advanced
- Place: 2nd
NAGA - BATTLE AT THE BEACH 8 - 2 DAY EVENT (08/04/07)
- Division: NO-GI Kids 130 to 180 lbs Advanced
- Place: 1st
NAGA - BATTLE AT THE BEACH 8 - 2 DAY EVENT (08/04/07)
- Division: GI Kids 130 to 180 lbs Advanced
- Place: 1st
NAGA - BATTLE AT THE BEACH 8 - 2 DAY EVENT (08/04/07)
- Division: GI Teens Light Weight Advanced
- Place: 2nd
NAGA - OHIO GRAPPLING CHAMPIONSHIP (07/14/07)
- Division: NO-GI Kids 130 to 180 lbs Advanced
- Place: 1st
NAGA - OHIO GRAPPLING CHAMPIONSHIP (07/14/07)
- Division: GI Kids 130 to 180 lbs Advanced
- Place: 1st
NAGA - US NATIONALS - Atlanta, Georgia (200 Gi & No-Gi) (06/09/07)
- Division: GI Kids 130 to 180 lbs Beginner
- Place: 1st
NAGA - US NATIONALS - Atlanta, Georgia (200 Gi & No-Gi) (06/09/07)
- Division: NO-GI Kids 130 to 180 lbs Intermediate
- Place: 1st
NAGA - US NATIONALS - Atlanta, Georgia (200 Gi & No-Gi) (06/09/07)
- Division: GI Kids 130 to 180 lbs Expert Advanced
- Place: 1st
2008:
NORTH AMERICAN GRAPPLING CHAMPIONSHIP - 2 Days, 100 Belts (11/08/08)
- Division: NO-GI Kids 130 to 179.9 lbs Advanced
- Place: 1st
NORTH AMERICAN GRAPPLING CHAMPIONSHIP - 2 Days, 100 Belts (11/08/08)
- Division: GI Kids 130 to 179.9 lbs Expert Advanced
- Place: 2nd
NORTH AMERICAN GRAPPLING CHAMPIONSHIP - 2 Days, 100 Belts (11/08/08)
- Division: NO-GI Teens Lightweight Expert Advanced
- Place: 3rd
NORTH AMERICAN GRAPPLING CHAMPIONSHIP - 2 Days, 100 Belts (11/08/08)
- Division: GI Teens Lightweight Expert Advanced
- Place: 3rd
NAGA-Virginia Grappling Championship (09/27/08)
- Division: GI Kids 130 to 179.9 lbs Advanced
- Place: 1st
NAGA-Virginia Grappling Championship (09/27/08)
- Division: NO-GI Teens Light Weight Advanced
- Place: 2nd
NAGA-Virginia Grappling Championship (09/27/08)
- Division: GI Teens Light Weight Advanced
- Place: 3rd
NAGA-Georgia Grappling Championship (09/13/08)
- Division: GI Kids Expert 50 to 59.9 lbs Advanced
- Place: 2nd
NAGA-Georgia Grappling Championship (09/13/08)
- Division: NO-GI Kids Expert 130 to 179.9 lbs Advanced
- Place: 2nd
NAGA-Georgia Grappling Championship (09/13/08)
- Division: NO-GI Teen Expert Light Weight Advanced
- Place: 2nd
NAGA-Georgia Grappling Championship (09/13/08)
- Division: GI Teen Expert Light Weight Advanced
- Place: 1st
NAGA - BATTLE AT THE BEACH IX - 2 Days, 300 Divisions (08/02/08)
- Division: GI Boys 130 to 179.9 lbs. Advanced
- Place: 1st
SC Submissions Grappling Championship (05/22/08)
- Division: GI Teens Advanced
- Place: 1st
SC Submissions Grappling Championship (05/22/08)
- Division: NO-GI Teens Advanced
- Place: 2nd
U.S. National Grappling Championship (05/10/08)
- Division: NO-GI Kids 130 to 179.9 lbs Intermediate
- Place: 3rd
U.S. National Grappling Championship (05/10/08)
- Division: NO-GI Kids 130 to 179.9 lbs Advanced
- Place: 1st
U.S. National Grappling Championship (05/10/08)
- Division: NO-GI Kids 130 to 179.9 lbs Advanced
- Place: 2nd
U.S. National Grappling Championship (05/10/08)
- Division: NO-GI Teens 140 to 149.9 lbs Advanced
- Place: 1st
U.S. National Grappling Championship (05/10/08)
- Division: GI Teens Middleweight Advanced
- Place: 2nd
ARNOLD GRAPPLING CLASSIC (Run by NAGA) (03/01/08)
- Division: NO-GI 130 lbs. to 179.9 lbs. Advanced
- Place: 3rd
ARNOLD GRAPPLING CLASSIC (Run by NAGA) (03/01/08)
- Division: GI Teens Middle Weight Advanced
- Place: 2nd
ARNOLD GRAPPLING CLASSIC (Run by NAGA) (03/01/08)
- Division: GI 130 to 180 lbs Advanced
- Place: 2nd

Other Interests: 
JROTC Rifle Team & Video Gaming
Future Goals in Grappling: 
Continue to improve jiu jitsu skills and to improve my teaching of the style of grappling. Try to finish 1st in RANKED again this year.
Future Goals in Life: 
Goal to attend the US Naval Academy and become a US Marine Officer.
NAGA Comments: 

As you can tell by the number of Ranked placements McKensey has, the kid is a dedicated and talented grappler. He shows tremendous skill and poise on the mat. You can tell be these attributes that McKensey will have no probelm obtaining his goal of becoming a Marine officer.