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Swarts named Martial Arts Champion in West Coast Submission Fighting Championship

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[August 28, 2014]  LINCOLN - Lincoln High School junior Austin Swarts recently traveled to Las Vegas where he trained with UFC Fighter Wanderlei Silva’s “Team Wand” camp.

On Saturday Austin competed in the West Coast Submission Fighting Championship. He finished third in the No Gi division and won the Championship in his first ever Gi competition.

Austin trains in Springfield with Mixed Martial Arts Hall of Famer Scot Ward and his team of fighters at Warrior Concepts.

Austin entered the tournament ranked as the No. one submission fighter in his age group and weight in both Illinois and the Midwest. He is also ranked fifth in the Nation, by after great showings this summer in Detroit, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Houston, Nashville and Louisville.

Austin is the son of T.J. Swarts of Lincoln and Nikole Swarts of Lincoln.

[Text and Photo provided by T.J. SWARTS]

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