Mackenzie Dern of Megaton Jiu-Jitsu has been on the mats since she can remember. As a competitor who caught the eye of those present at the local and largest tournaments, Mackenzie has maintained her status as a women athlete to watch.
As a black belt she continues to push the limits of her abilities often competing in the open weight divisions as a featherweight and holding her own.
Today is her birthday and she is now twenty-one years old. Let’s take a look back at her blue belt days to see how her aggressive, well-rounded style fared her well in the adult divisions at sixteen.