As Jake Barnes and Clay O’Brien Cooper prepared to make an appearance at the 2022 Resistol Reno Open, got into the practice pen with these two legends to watch their Pre-BFI practice session and to learn how they prepare for full-contact competition.

Clay Smith and Junior Nogueria were 35.36 on five head to take home the Open title at the 49th Annual Windy Ryon Memorial. RC Photography.

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