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2nd Arizona Open of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

The 2nd Arizona Open of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was held in Mesa,Arizona on March 10th,2007. The Event was sponsored by Soyo Group Inc., Orion Fight Gear, Fight Ground Magazine, HCK Kimonos and AZ Power and Sound.

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For the first time at the AZ Open, we held a Professional Black Belt Division for competitors under 173 lbs. Wilson Reis and Jared Weiner (Both from BJJ United) came all the way from Philadelphia to win the $1500 cash prize sponsored by soyo group,inc. Adam Ursiny (Megaton), took home the first place medal (master/middle/white) and a Soyo 42” LCD TV, which was raffled between the winners of all divisions.

 

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The standouts of the tournament were: in the purple/feather weight division, David Boehme (Megaton), who defeated Bob Merriman (Gustavo Dantas BJJ) by points (9×6) in the best match of the day. Pat Runez (Gustavo Dantas BJJ) defeated Pedro Diaz (Gustavo Dantas BJJ) displaying great skills in all his matches of the blue/feather weight division. And Jon Breese (Gustavo Dantas BJJ), defeated Dan Matei (Megaton) to win the White/Middle weight Division.

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Special Thanks to the Referees: Robson Moura, Megaton, and Chris Lopez.

Adult Team Results
1st place – Gustavo Dantas/AZCS (130 points)
2nd place – Megaton (53 points)
3rd place – BJJ Revolution (32 points)

 

Kids Team Results
1st place – Gustavo Dantas/AZCS (49 points)
2nd place – Megaton (31 points)
3rd place – BJJ Revolution (22 points)

BLACK

1st Round:
Jared Weiner (BJJ United) defeated Destin Simmons (Megaton) by choke
Wilson Reis (BJJ United) defeated Paulo Guilliobel (Saulo Ribeiro) by points 4×0

 

Final:
Jared Weiner and Wilson Reis split the $1500 cash prize for the first place (both from BJJ United).

 

Fastest Submission (Adults) - David Blau (ISMA) – 00:22 Seconds
Fastest Submission (Kids) – Abel Flores (Gustavo Dantas BJJ) – 00:20 seconds

Kids

40lbs
1st place – Enzley Brooks (BJJ Revolution)
2nd place – Nikolas Forkum (Megaton)

 

50lbs
1st place – Abel Flores & Orion Masseur (Gustavo Dantas BJJ)
3rd place – Jacob Garcia (Gustavo Dantas BJJ)/ John Estrada (Megaton)

 

65lbs (7-8 yrs)
1st place – Jake Swift (Laurita BJJ)
2nd place – Dante Gaines (ISMA)
3rd place – Tony Root (Pankration M.A.)/Tristan Farrow (BJJ Revolution)

 

65lbs (10-11 yrs)
1st place – Chaz Marsicano (Laurita BJJ)
2nd place – Aubrey Pond (Pankration M.A.)
3rd place – Taylor Key (Gustavo Dantas BJJ)

70lbs (9 yrs)
1st place – Mark Carter (Megaton)
2nd place – Truman Wood (Gustavo Dantas BJJ)
3rd place – Cameron Richardson (BJJ Revolution)/Aaron Oviedo(Megaton)/Garret Freiwald (Megaton)/Dominic Perez (Ultima)

 

85 lbs (12-13 yrs)
1st place – Brandon McGinnis (Gustavo Dantas)
2nd place – Conrad Rodriguez (BJJ Revolution)
3rd place – Joseph Swift (Laurita BJJ)/Krystle Root (Pankration M.A.)/Diego Perez (Ultima)

 

90 lbs (10-11 yrs)
1st place – Ian Villafuerte (BJJ Revolution)
2nd place – Joseph Fletcher (Gustavo Dantas BJJ)
3rd place – Andrew Lindner (Gustavo Dantas BJJ)/John Bruer (Megaton)

 

95 lbs
1st place – Savannah Genet (Gustavo Dantas BJJ)&Chaz Fletcher (Gustavo Dantas BJJ)
3rd place – Fabien Perez (Ultima)

105 lbs (14 yrs)
1st place – Renne Rivera (Ultima)
2nd place – Mackenzie Dern (Megaton)
3rd place – Danny Root (Pankration M.A.)

 

105 lbs
1st place – Ryan Gahm (Gustavo Dantas BJJ)
2nd place – Kenric Freiwald (Megaton)
3rd place – Bryce White (Megaton)

 

110 lbs
1st place – Ashley Genet (Gustavo Dantas BJJ)
2nd place – Colin Zinn (ISMA)
3rd place – Michael Felton (Megaton)/Storm Dotson (Ultima)

 

115 lbs
1st place – Sean Godfrey (Megaton)
2nd place – Stone Billy (W.O.C. JJ)

JUVENILE

Feather
1st place – Jameson White (Gustavo Dantas BJJ)
2nd place – Daniel Lasky (Megaton)

 

Middle
1st place – Samuel Stegg (BJJ Revolution)
2nd place – Jesse Billy (W.O.C. JJ)

Girls
1st place – Jamie Roe (W.O.C. J.J.)
2nd place – Daniela Vincent (BJJ Revolution)
3rd place – Mary Mudd (Megaton)

MASTERS

Light
1st place – Steve Heilman (Gustavo Dantas BJJ)
2nd place – Rob Marchese (ISMA)
3rd place – John Petruit (Megaton)

Middle
1st place – Adam Ursiny (Megaton)
2nd place – Daniel Navy (Yuma BJJ)
3rd place – Eric Kaufman (Megaton)

Heavy
1st place – David Blau (ISMA)
2nd place – Kevin Dee (Gustavo Dantas BJJ)
3rd place – Randy Horn (Laurita BJJ)

ADULT

Female
1st place – Samantha Roe (W.O.C. JJ)
2nd place – Donna Andress (Yuma JJ)

WHITE

Super Feather
1st place – Tyler Stern (Pankration M.A.)
2nd place – Andrew Cole (Megaton)
3rd place – Carlos Partida (Gustavo Dantas BJJ)

 

Feather
1st place – Brett Millea (Gustavo Dantas BJJ)
2nd place –Andre Rivera (Megaton)
3rd place – David Velasquez (Gustavo Dantas BJJ)

Light
1st place – Ross Cromartie (Gustavo Dantas BJJ)
2nd place – Angel Fuentes (Gustavo Dantas BJJ)
3rd place – Randy Steinke (Pankration M.A.)

Middle
1st place – Jon Breese (Gustavo Dantas BJJ)
2nd place – Dan Matei (Megaton)
3rd place – Jade Porter (Gustavo Dantas BJJ)

Middle Heavy
1st place – Jeff King (Gustavo Dantas BJJ)
2nd place – Brad Anderson (Gustavo Dantas BJJ)
3rd place – Robert Copeland (Megaton)

Super Heavy
1st place – Michael Daye (Laurita BJJ)
2nd place – Grant Smith (Gustavo Dantas BJJ)
3rd place – Randy Jackson (Laurita BJJ)

BLUE

Super Feather
1st place – Ryan Heilman (Gustavo Dantas BJJ)
2nd place – Geoff Villareal (Yuma BJJ)

Feather
1st place – Pat Runez (Gustavo Dantas BJJ)
2nd place – Pedro Diaz (Gustavo Dantas BJJ)
3rd place – Justin Hedges (ISMA)

Light
1st place – Santino Novelli (BJJ Revolution)
2nd place – Greg McLarty (Gustavo Dantas BJJ)
3rd place – Jay Inciong (BJJ Revolution)

Middle
1st place – Joe Solorio (Ultima)
2nd place – Mark Spray (Megaton)
3rd place – Michael Feeley (BJJ United)

Middle Heavy
1st place – Jason Madigan (Megaton)
2nd place – Wayne Hicks (Megaton)
3rd place – Justin Baehring (Brotherhood F.S.)

Heavy
1st place – John McKeever (Gustavo Dantas BJJ)
2nd place – Carl Oviedo (Megaton)
3rd place – Mark Christian (Ultima)

Super Heavy
1st place – Steve Villa (BJJ Revolution)
2nd place – Ed Kogan (BJJ Revolution)
3rd place – Michael Simpson (Megaton)

PURPLE

Feather
1st place – David Boehme (Megaton)
2nd place – Bob Merriman (Gustavo Dantas BJJ)
3rd place – Jake Gaston (Megaton)

 

Light
1st place – Steve Rosenberg (Gustavo Dantas BJJ)
2nd place – Stephen Solomon (BJJ Revolution)
3rd place – Joe Daley (Laurita BJJ)

 

Middle
1st place – Mike Martin (Laurita BJJ)
2nd place – Brandon Hopson (Megaton)
3rd place – Tony Bruno (Yuma BJJ)

 

Middle Heavy
1st place – Jon Wagner (Gustavo Dantas BJJ)
2nd place – Ed Sun (BJJ Revolution)

 

Super Heavy
1st place – Matt Rich (Laurita BJJ)
2nd place – Jon Wagner (Gustavo Dantas BJJ)

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3 Responses to “2nd Arizona Open of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu”

  1. NOW THAT IS A TOURNAMENT…Congratulations to such a great showing!!

  2. hey g!
    when is our next tournament??

  3. June 23rd.


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