Jiu-jitsu community has lost a wonderful, vibrant young lady, Anna Paige Burdette Cooper. Anna lost her battle to cancer on February 25th at the age of 32. She was a brown belt, a huge advocate for women’s jiu-jitsu, and a successful competitor. She was Fenom sponsored athlete in 2015 and we enjoyed our partnership with Anna greatly. Her smile and energy were contagious and she will be missed dearly. To celebrate Anna’s life please wear a pair of colorful, crazy socks this Saturday. Rest in peace, Anna.

Anna’s celebration will be at the Milan Puskar Stadium Touchdown Terrace, 1 Ira Errett Rodgers Drive, Morgantown, starting at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 9, with a reception followed by the time of the celebratory service beginning at 3:45 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Anna’s memory to WVU Cancer Institute, 44 Medical Center Drive, PO Box 9300, Morgantown, WV 26506 – 9300. Make your check payable to the WVU Foundation, and in the memo line, include “IMO Anna Burdette Cooper”.