Kilian Boateng competed in the newcomer weight class over 94 kilograms. Kilian put in an impressive performance, winning his first three fights. In the final, he once again faced his previously defeated opponent and this time was narrowly beaten on points. Nevertheless, Kilian secured 2nd place.
The professional category saw a merging of the -94 and +94 kilogram weight classes, which meant that RUB student Jakob Schneider had to compete against heavier opponents. Schneider showed an outstanding performance and won his first two fights by submission. In the final fight, he faced an extremely strong opponent who had even previously won a medal at the Jiu-Jitsu World Championships. Schneider lost this fight on points and secured the silver medal. Just two years ago, the former top athlete was in the German rowing eight and won the silver medal at the Olympic Games in Tokyo before seeking a new challenge in the martial art of jiu-jitsu.
Four Ruhr University students competed in the professional category up to -77 kilograms: Egehan Cakar, Mubarik Wienold, Deniz Tuncel and Roni Özdemir. Wienold secured the bronze medal, while Deniz Tuncel put in an outstanding performance, winning all his fights and claiming the title of German University Champion!
Due to a lack of competitors in his weight class, Georg Stin was forced to compete in a higher weight class up to -69 kilos with the professionals. He secured the silver medal in this weight class.
The German University Championship in Ju-Jutsu/Jiu-Jitsu was a great success for the participating students from Bochum. With a total of five medals in four different categories, they impressively demonstrated their skills and commitment to martial arts.