Samantha Hester, from Eureka, won the gold at the NAGA (North American Grappling Assosiation) competition in Santa Clara this weekend.

According to a press release,

Samatha submitted her opponent in the final with a straight arm bar to take 1st place in the nationally ranked competition.

Samantha is a world ranked cage fighter who trains jiu-jitsu at The Mill in Rio Dell and strength trains at Power and Fitness in Eureka.