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Full Write-Up and Results from the 12th RJJA Tournament

Lovato Jiu-Jitsu - Wednesday, October 13, 2010

On October 9th, 2010 Lovato Jiu Jitsu was pleased to host the 12th Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu Association Tournament in Oklahoma City, OK. Leading up to that day, Lovato's welcomed many visitors of the RJJA to the school to train, get to know each other and exchange ideas. Throughout the week we were graced with more and more training partners. On the 8th of October we were able to take the instructors to a local restaurant, the Deep Fork Grill where they were treated to some excellent food, an amazing opportunity to hear from one another and share ideas. Additionally, Saulo was able to share his vision of where he wanted to see the association go from this point.

On Saturday the tournament held at The Cube. It started with the kids and teens and moved quickly into the white belts. The fans were not disappointed. They were treated to the kind of jiu jitsu that one would expect from the Ribeiro Association. There were some great matches (full results are listed below). After the white belt divisions ended Saulo surprised the crowd with some promotions.

  • Robert Francis received his purple belt.
  • Brent Insco & Justin Wehr received their brown belts.
  • Ej Ledesma, Danny Agemy, John Walus & Alan Merullo were all given the coveted black belt.
(images of these promotions and other tournament photos can be found on the Lovato Jiu Jitsu Facebook Page)

Congratulations to all who were promoted. Following the promotions, the tournament quickly resumed. Things got really exciting during the blue belt matches with some coming down to the last second and some ending quickly in the beginning.

The purples, browns and blacks didn't disappoint either, with the culmination coming in the absolute divisions.  In the white belt absolute, tough wrestler Aaon Lasater (Lovato’s) took the top honors.  In the blue belt absolute, teen phenom Michael Liera (University of Jiu Jitsu) continued his hot streak by taking the gold.  Veteran purple belt Giacomo Zanini (University of Jiu Jitsu) takes the super tough purple belt absolute and wins the most technical fighter of the tournament. Robert Harper ( Lovato's) wins the brown belt absolute with two quick submissions, including one over a much larger opponent in the finals.

After the tournament ended we treated our guests to some delicious Qdoba. Then it was a rush to get the mats and other equipment loaded up and time to get ready for the after party. The party was held at the Skyy Bar in downtown Oklahoma City where the group took over the VIP section. It was a great time to get to know more of our association members and show them how it is done in Oklahoma.

If you were unable to attend this year, we missed you. We hope to see you next year at the 13th Ribeiro Association Annual Tournament / Reunion.

Thank you to everyone who attended. This year wouldn't have been so much of a success without you, congratulations to the ones who were promoted and THANK YOU to Saulo and Xande for being who you guys are. Thank you for working so hard to make this such a great association and building a phenomenal team. We look forward to many more years. OSS!

Results:

Children

1st Place – Gregg Lee (Lovato Jiu Jitsu)
2nd Place – Chase Lee (Lovato Jiu Jitsu)
3rd Place – Kelvin Adkins (Lovato Jiu Jitsu)

Teens under 140 lbs.

1st Place – Thomas Miller (Lovato Jiu Jitsu)
2nd Place – Conal Persun (Lovato Jiu Jitsu)
3rd Place – Taylor Theis (Lovato Jiu Jitsu)

Teens over 140 lbs.

1st Place – Angelo Bardon (University of Jiu Jitsu)
2nd Place – Chris Foust (Lovato Jiu Jitsu)
3rd Place – Chandler Hagan (Lovato Jiu Jitsu)

White Belt Featherweight

1st Place – Long Nguyen (Lovato Jiu Jitsu)
2nd Place – Tyler West (Lovato Jiu Jitsu)
3rd Place – Sean Ly (Lovato Jiu Jitsu)

White Belt Lightweight

1st Place – Khalil Fadlallah (Detroit Jiu Jitsu)
2nd Place – Corey Young (Bushido MMA)
3rd Place – Austin Trent (Lovato Jiu Jitsu)

White Belt Middleweight

1st Place – Derek Roberts (Lovato Jiu Jitsu)
2nd Place – Stephen Griffith (Lovato Jiu Jitsu)
3rd Place- William Devine (Hybrid Training Center)

White Belt Medium-Heavy

1st Place – Todd Gore (University of Jiu Jitsu)
2nd Place – Nathan Kress (Lovato Jiu Jitsu)
3rd Place – Dave Pattison (Lovato Jiu Jitsu)

White Belt Heavywieght

1st Place – Robert Bebout (Lovato Jiu Jitsu)
2nd Place – Austin Shroyer (Lovato Jiu Jitsu)
3rd Place – Brandon Crumm (Lovato Jiu Jitsu)

White Belt Super-Heavy

1st Place – Markus Plieninger (Kongs Gym Stuttgart)
2nd Place – Aaron Lasater (Lovato Jiu Jitsu)
3rd Place – Mike LaRose (Lovato Jiu Jitsu)

Blue Belt Featherweight

1st Place – Jermaine Brown (Lovato Jiu Jitsu)
2nd Place – Anson Hunnell (Triangle Club)
3rd Place – Dante Leon (Detroit Jiu Jitsu)

Blue Belt Lightweight

1st Place – Michael Liera (University of Jiu Jitsu)
2nd Place – Alex Lee (Lovato Jiu Jitsu)
3rd Place – Adrian Adams (Detroit Jiu Jitsu)

Blue Belt Middleweight

1st Place – Joe Kingsley (University of Jiu JItsu)
2nd Place – Justin Larivee (Bushido MMA)
3rd Place – Danny Ethridge (Lovato Jiu Jitsu)

Blue Belt Medium Heavy

1st Place – Nick Foust (Lovato Jiu Jitsu)
2nd Place – Cade Kauffman (Lovato Jiu Jitsu)
3rd Place – Chris Aven (Lovato Jiu Jitsu)

Blue Belt Heavyweight

1st Place – Dallas Niles (Lovato Jiu Jitsu)
2nd Place – James Simon (University of Jiu Jitsu)

Blue Belt Super Heavy

1st Place – Anthony Fawaz (Detroit Jiu Jitsu)
2nd Place – Erick Ewen (Triangle Club)
3rd Place – Patrick Larivee (Bushido MMA)

Purple Belt Lightweight

1st Place – Jon Combs (Lovato Jiu Jitsu)
2nd Place – Stephen Lorenz (Hybrid Training Center)
3rd Place – Gary Briscoe (Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu South Bend)

Purple Belt Middleweight

1st Place – Anthony Crites (Triangle Club)
2nd Place – Jeffrey Basher (University of Jiu Jitsu)
3rd Place – Robert Francis (Hybrid Training Center)

Purple Belt Medium Heavy

1st Place – Giacomo Zanini (University of Jiu Jitsu)
2nd Place – Rob Wood (Lovato Jiu Jitsu)
3rd Place – Shiloh Roberts (Lovato Jiu Jitsu)

Purple Belt Heavyweight

1st Place – James Head (Lovato Jiu Jitsu)
2nd Place – Jason Clarke (Agoge)

Brown Belt Lightweight

1st Place – Clay Copeland (Lovato Jiu Jitsu)
2nd Place – Justin Wehr (Detroit Jiu Jitsu)
3rd Place – John Disimone (Maxercise)

Brown Belt Middleweight

1st Place – Travis Serna (Lovato Jiu Jitsu)
2nd Place – Brent Insco (Detroit Jiu Jitsu)
3rd Place – Robert Harper (Lovato Jiu Jitsu)

Black Belt Lightweight

1st Place – Jeremy Harris (Triangle Club)
2nd Place – EJ Ledesma (Detroit Jiu Jitsu)

Black Belt Heavyweight

1st Place – Danny Agemy (Detroit Jiu Jitsu)
2nd Place – John Walus (Detroit Jiu Jitsu)
3rd Place – Ben Eaton (Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu South Bend)

White Belt Absolute

1st Place – Aaron Lasater (Lovato Jiu Jitsu)
2nd Place – Mike LaRose (Lovato Jiu Jitsu)
3rd Place – Kevin Turcios (Lovato Jiu Jitsu)

Blue Belt Absolute

1st Place – Michael Liera (University of Jiu Jitsu)
2nd Place – Nick Foust (Lovato Jiu Jitsu)
3rd Place – Dallas Niles (Lovato Jiu Jitsu)

Purple Belt Absolute

1st Place – Giacomo Zanini (University of Jiu Jitsu)
2nd Place – Anthony Crites (Triangle Club)
3rd Place – Shiloh Roberts (Lovato Jiu Jitsu)

Brown Belt Absolute

1st Place – Robert Harper (Lovato Jiu Jitsu)
2nd Place – Kris Magers (Detroit Jiu Jitsu)
3rd Place – Travis Serna (Lovato Jiu Jitsu)


Team Points

1st Place = 9
2nd Place = 3
3rd Place = 1

Overall Team

1st Place – Lovato Jiu-Jitsu – 168 pts.
2nd Place – University of JIu-Jitsu – 69 pts.
3rd Place – Detroit Jiu-Jitsu – 44 pts.
4th Place – Triangle Club – 27 pts.
5th Place – Kong’s Gym Stuttgart – 9 pts.

Thank you to all of these schools for coming out:

Kong's Gym (Germany)

University of Jiu Jitsu - Saulo and Xande Ribeiro

Hybrid - Scott Oates

Detroit - few different schools combined
1) Toledo Jiu Jitsu - Chris Blanke
2) Detroit Jiu Jitsu - Danny Agemy
3) Downriver Jiu Jitsu Academy - Brent Insco
4) Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu Association of Ann Arbor - Kris Magers
5) Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu Association of Plymouth - EJ Ledesma

Bushido - Alan Merullo

Triangle Club - Jeremy Harris

Agoge - Jason Clarke

Maxercise - John DiSimone

South Bend - Ben Eaton

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