Team Lakay, YMCA Baguio hold Grappling Cup

Artemio Dumlao - The Philippine Star
Team Lakay, YMCA Baguio hold Grappling Cup
Team Lakay head coach Mark Sangiao
Philstar.com File / Denison Rey A. Dalupang

 BAGUIO CITY, Philippines —  Team Lakay, marking another milestone, is staging its 40th Grappling Cup on March 3 at the YMCA gym here.

Expected to draw hundreds of participants, the event will also mark the first collaboration of Team Lakay and YMCA Baguio.

“It is actually the first project of the new set of officers of YMCA this year, spearheaded by president Dennis Basal, secretary-general Rev. Robert Baris Sison and the BODs,” coach Mark Sangiao said.

A MOA signing between YMCA and Team Lakay after the event will also be held as both parties are set to stage two more grappling tournaments later this year.

The Grappling Cup has long been a fixture of Team Lakay’s grassroots event, serving as a platform for emerging talents to showcase their skills and compete against some of the best grapplers in the region.

With its rich history and tradition, the tournament has played a pivotal role in shaping the landscape of grappling in the local MMA scene.

For years, Team Lakay has been at the forefront of promoting martial arts and nurturing young athletes in the Cordillera region.

Known for its world-class training and roster of elite fighters, Team Lakay has produced numerous champions in various disciplines, including grappling.

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