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MCDEVITT, KIERA (SPONSORED)

Kiera“Irish Assassin” McDevitt

Age-14

State- Pennsylvania

Gym- Leve BJJ

Belt- Sr. Grey

Instructors- Amanda Leve and Evan Leve

Accomplishments- Men of War Pro Champion, Multiple Good Fight gold medalist, Multiple UGA gold medalist

Goals- I want to continue to learn and perfect my technique and aim to compete on some of the biggest stages in Jiu-Jitsu. Having amazing coaches like Amanda and Evan will definitely help me reach that goal. My sister and I also plan to one day open a gym of our own and help teach kids the lessons we have learned over the past few years.

Instagram- @irish_assassin06

“I am Kiera “Irish Assassin” McDevitt, and I have been training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu since 2017. I am an honor student who received the Founders Award when graduating 8th grade at Tacony Academy Charter School. Training BJJ started when my younger brother was having issues with bullies at school.  For me Jiu-Jitsu is an amazing sport that helps build self-confidence. I have learned that losing in Jiu-Jitsu is not a failure, but a way to learn what I need to concentrate on to be one of the best. I suffer from anxiety and have also been diagnosed with scoliosis, which can make it very stressful to compete sometimes. One major thing that I have learned by competing in BJJ is that no matter how nervous or anxious I am – once I step onto that mat – I can do anything. Although BJJ is my main focus when training, I have trained in Muay-Thai, Wrestling, and Boxing. Wendy Jarva owner of SicChic was the first sponsor to believe in me and has always supported me through my journey and I am grateful to have been given the chance to represent Team Sicchic! I want all girls and women to know that we can be the best and can do anything we put our minds too, NEVER LET ANYONE TELL YOU DIFFERENT!”

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