Mr. Modi had a tough time at Nationals. He started out great, beating his long time opponent, the son of Master Fabian Nunez, Baron Nunez. However then lost his next two matches by close margins. He won his 4th match to ensure a second place three way tie after Mr. Baron Nunez beat those same two opponents who had beaten Mr. Modi. Only the first and second place finishers at nationals are qualified to attend the World Championships, so Mr. Modi had to step up and fight the two opponents that he had lost to again. With grit and determination he was able to beat them both, thus securing his second place position in the bracket and a place on the US Team in the Light Heavyweight sparring division.