Pan-American Championship (jiu jitsu)

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Pan-American Championship
Competition details
Location United States
Nickname(s) "Pan Ams"
Discipline Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Type Open
Organiser United States Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (1996 & 1997 - collaboration between CBJJ and United States Federation of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu)
Divisions
Current skill divisions

Age Categories[1]

  • Juvenile 1 (13-15 years old)
  • Juvenile 2 (16-17 years old)
  • Adult (18+ years old)
  • Máster 1 (30-35 years old)
  • Máster 2 (36-40 years old)
  • Máster 3 (41-45 years old)
  • Máster 4 (46-50 years old)
  • Máster 5 (51-55 years old)
  • Máster 6 (56+ years old)
History
First edition 1996
Editions 19
Most wins André Galvão (8)

The Pan-American Championship, often referred to colloquially as the "Pan Ams", is the largest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament held in North America.[2] The event which is held annually by the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation.[3]

History[edit]

Representing one of the first steps toward internationalization of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the Pan-American Championship has been held annually since 1995. While the first event garnered only 250 athletes, the event has grown every year and now hosts thousands of competitors.[2][4]

The event was last held in Irvine, California, but has been held in other regions of the US in order to boost the expansion of the sport.[2]




List of adult black belt champions by year and weight[edit]

Year Host 57 kg 64 kg 70 kg 76 kg 82 kg 88 kg 94 kg 100 kg +100 kg Absolute
1996 United States Brazil Marcos Barreto (1/1) Brazil Vinicius Magalhaes (1/2) Brazil João Roque (1/1) Brazil Marcio Feitosa (1/4) Brazil Alexandre Paiva (1/1) Brazil Roberto Magalhaes (1/4) Brazil Luis Roberto Duarte (1/1) Brazil Roberto Correa (1/4) Brazil Eduardo Galvão (1/1) Brazil Rigan Machado (1/3)
1997 United States Brazil Royler Gracie (1/2) Brazil Marcio Feitosa (2/4) Brazil Fernando Vascocelus (1/2) Brazil Ricardo Herriot (1/2) Brazil Roberto Magalhaes (2/4) Brazil Roberto Correa (2/4) Brazil Rigan Machado (2/3) Brazil Rigan Machado (3/3)
1998 United States Brazil Luis Renato (1/1) Brazil Vinicius Magalhaes (2/2) Brazil Marcio Feitosa (3/4) Brazil Fernando Vasconcelos (2/2) Brazil Roberto Magalhaes (3/4) Brazil Saulo Ribeiro (1/2) Brazil Bruno Severiano (1/3) Brazil Ryan Gracie (1/1) Brazil Saulo Ribeiro (2/2)
1999 United States Brazil Nay Cunha (1/1) Brazil Royler Gracie (2/2) Brazil Marcio Feitosa (4/4) Brazil Bruno Severiano (2/3) Brazil Antonio Schembri (1/1) Brazil Ricardo Herriot (2/2) Brazil Pericles Laudier (1/1) Brazil Roberto Magalhaes (4/4) Brazil Antonio Schembri (1/1)
2000 United States Brazil Rafael Duarte (1/1) Brazil João Eduardo (1/1) Brazil Celso Vinicius (1/2) Brazil Augusto Lopez (1/1) Brazil Erick Santos (1/1) Brazil Fabricio Prantera (1/1) Brazil Diego Jose (1/1) Brazil Bruno Mathias (1/1) Brazil Luis Felipe (1/1) Brazil Fabricio Monteiro (1/1)
2001 United States Japan Takeo Tani (1/1) Brazil Wellington Diaz (1/1) Brazil Sandro Santiago (1/1) Brazil Edson Diniz](1/1) Brazil Bruno Severiano (3/3) Brazil Roberto Correa (3/4) Brazil Fernando Pontes (1/1) Brazil Roberto Tozi (1/1) Brazil Jorge Patiano (1/1) Brazil Xande Ribeiro (1/4)
2002 United States Brazil Ricardo Vieira (1/1) Brazil Leo Vieira (1/2) Brazil Carlos Eduardo (1/2) Brazil Delson Heleno (1/1) Brazil Xande Ribeiro (2/4) Brazil Fabio Leopoldo (1/1) Brazil Alexandre Dantas (1/3) Brazil Marcio Dantas (1/1) Brazil Alexandre Dantas (2/3)
2003 United States Brazil Leonardo Escobar (1/1) Brazil Renato Migliaccio (1/1) Brazil Carlos Eduardo (2/2) Brazil Paulo Guilobel (1/1) Brazil Cassio Werneck (1/1) Brazil Roberto Correa (4/4) Brazil Adriano Maciel (1/1) Brazil Marcio Cruz (1/4) Brazil Marcio Cruz (2/4)
2004 United States Brazil Bibiano Fernandes (1/3) Brazil Leo Vieira (2/2) Brazil Daniel Moraes (1/1) Brazil Fernando Augusto (1/1) Brazil Ronaldo Souza (1/2) Brazil Gabriel Vella](1/2) Brazil Jorge Oliveira (1/1) Brazil Alexandre Dantas (3/3) Brazil Ronaldo Souza (2/2)
2005 United States Brazil Bibiano Fernandes (2/3) Brazil Mario Reis (1/2) Brazil André Galvão (1/8) Brazil Givanildo Santana (1/1) Brazil Rodrigo Pinheiro (1/1) Brazil Xande Ribeiro (3/4) Brazil Marcio Cruz (3/4) Brazil Mario Cruz (4/4)
2006 United States Brazil Mauro Ayes (1/1) Japan Dai Yoshida (1/1) Brazil Bibiano Fernandes (3/3) Brazil Thiago Gomez Diaz (1/1) Brazil André Galvão (2/8) Brazil Demian Maia (1/1) Brazil Braulio Estima (1/1) Brazil Xande Ribeiro (4/4) Brazil Rolles Gracie (1/1) Brazil Roger Gracie (1/1)
2007 United States Brazil Bruno Malfacine (1/4) Brazil Robson Moura (1/1) Brazil Rubens Charles (1/4) Brazil Lucas Leite (1/3) Brazil Marcelo Garcia (1/1) Brazil Romulo Barral (1/2) Brazil Eduardo Telles (1/1) United States Rafael Lovato Jr. (1/2) Brazil Rodrigo Medeiros (1/1) Brazil Romulo Barral (2/2)
2008 United States Brazil Bruno Malfacine (2/4) Brazil Carlos Holanda (1/2) Brazil Rubens Charles (2/4) Brazil Celso Vinicius (2/2) Brazil Gustavo Campos (1/2) Brazil André Galvão (3/8) United States Rafael Lovato Jr. (2/2) Brazil Roberto Abreu (1/1) Brazil Luis Theodoro (1/2) Brazil André Galvão (4/8)
2009 United States Brazil João Kuraoka (1/1) Japan Yoshihiko Matsumoto (1/1) Brazil Rubens Charles (3/4) Brazil Lucas Lepri (1/3) Brazil Lucas Leite (2/3) Brazil Otavio Souza (1/2) Brazil Roberto Alencar (1/2) Brazil Antonio Braga Neto (1/4) Brazil Marcio Corleta (1/1) Brazil Antonio Braga Neto (2/4)
2010 United States Brazil Bruno Malfacine (3/4) Brazil Carlos Holanda (2/2) Brazil Rubens Charles (4/4) Brazil Michael Langhi (1/2) Brazil Kayron Gracie (1/2) Brazil Otavio Souza (2/2) Brazil Bernardo Faria (1/3) Brazil Antonio Braga Neto (3/4) Brazil Gabriel Vella (2/2) Brazil Bernardo Faria (2/3)
2011 United States Brazil Rafael Freitas (1/1) Brazil Caio Terra (1/3) Brazil Bruno Frazatto (1/1) Brazil Lucas Lepri (2/3) Brazil Claudio Calasans (1/2) Brazil André Galvão (5/8) Brazil Rodolfo Vieira (1/2) Brazil Marcus Almeida (1/3) Brazil Antonio Braga Neto (4/4) Brazil Rodolfo Vieira (2/2)
2012 United States Brazil Caio Terra (2/3) Brazil Bruno Malfacine (4/4) Brazil Rafael Mendes (1/2) Brazil Leandro Lo (1/2) Brazil Claudio Calasans (2/2) Brazil Kayron Gracie (2/2) Brazil Lucas Leite (3/3) Brazil Bernardo Faria (3/3) Brazil Marcus Almeida (2/3) Brazil Antonio Carlos (1/1)
2013 United States Brazil Caio Terra (3/3) Brazil Guilherme Mendes (1/1) Brazil Rafael Mendes (2/2) Brazil Michael Langhi (2/2) United States Clark Gracie (1/1) Brazil André Galvão (6/8) Brazil Roberto Alencar (2/2) Brazil Leo Nogueira (1/1) Brazil Marcus Almeida (3/4) Brazil Marcus Almeida (4/4)
2014 United States Brazil João Rodriguez (1/1) Brazil Paulo Miyao (1/1) Brazil Mario Reis (2/2) Brazil Lucas Lepri (3/3) Brazil Leandro Lo (2/2) United States Gustavo Campos (2/2) Brazil Yuri Simões (1/1) Brazil Luis Panza (1/1) Brazil André Galvão (7/8) Brazil André Galvão (8/8)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Official IBJJF Pan jiu-jitsu championship webpage
  2. ^ a b c "PAN-AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP". International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation. Retrieved July 13, 2011. 
  3. ^ "BJJ Pan-Am Preparation with Alliance and Gracie Barra". Fightworks Podcast. March 30, 2010. Retrieved July 13, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Pan American BJJ Results 2011". BJJ Heroes. March 27, 2011. Retrieved July 13, 2011. 

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