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 (16 years old)
  • Juvenile 2 (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 20
Most wins Men - André Galvão (9)
Women - Gabrielle Garcia (9)

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]

The IBJJF gives tournaments weighting which helps calculate the number of points an athlete can win via their participation. For the 2017/2018 IBJJF calendar the Pan American Championship has a weighting of 4 alongside the European Championship (Brazilian jiu-jitsu) making it second in importance only to the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship which has a weighting of 7.[5]



Pan American Champions in Men's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu 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 Vasconcelos(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 Dias (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 (1/9) 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 (2/9) 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 (1/6) Brazil Robson Moura (1/1) Brazil Rubens Charles (1/5) Brazil Lucas Leite (1/4) 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 (2/6) Brazil Carlos Holanda (1/2) Brazil Rubens Charles (2/5) Brazil Celso Vinicius (2/2) Brazil Gustavo Campos (1/2) Brazil André Galvão (3/9) United States Rafael Lovato Jr. (2/2) Brazil Roberto Abreu (1/1) Brazil Luis Theodoro (1/2) Brazil André Galvão (4/9)
2009 United States Brazil João Kuraoka (1/1) Japan Yoshihiko Matsumoto (1/1) Brazil Rubens Charles (3/5) Brazil Lucas Lepri (1/4) Brazil Lucas Leite (2/4) 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 (3/6) Brazil Carlos Holanda (2/2) Brazil Rubens Charles (4/5) Brazil Michael Langhi (1/2) Brazil Kayron Gracie (1/2) Brazil Otavio Souza (2/2) Brazil Bernardo Faria (1/6) Brazil Antonio Braga Neto (3/4) Brazil Gabriel Vella (2/2) Brazil Bernardo Faria (2/6)
2011 United States Brazil Rafael Freitas (1/1) Brazil Caio Terra (1/3) Brazil Bruno Frazatto (1/1) Brazil Lucas Lepri (2/4) Brazil Claudio Calasans (1/2) Brazil André Galvão (5/9) 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 (4/6) Brazil Rafael Mendes (1/2) Brazil Leandro Lo (1/8) Brazil Claudio Calasans (2/2) Brazil Kayron Gracie (2/2) Brazil Lucas Leite (3/4) Brazil Bernardo Faria (3/6) Brazil Marcus Almeida (2/3) Brazil Antônio Carlos Júnior (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 (6/9) 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 (1/3) Brazil Mario Reis (2/2) Brazil Lucas Lepri (3/4) Brazil Leandro Lo (2/8) Brazil Gustavo Campos (2/2) Brazil Yuri Simões (1/1) Brazil Luis Panza (1/2) Brazil André Galvão (7/9) Brazil André Galvão (8/9)
2015 United States Brazil Bruno Malfacine (5/6) Brazil Paulo Miyao (2/3) United States Gianni Grippo (1/2) United States Jonathan Torres (1/2) Brazil Leandro Lo (3/8) United States Keenan Cornelius (1/2) Brazil Lucas Leite (4/4) Brazil Bernardo Faria (4/6) Denmark Alexander Trans (1/1) Brazil Bernardo Faria (5/6)
2016 United States United States Michael Mesumeci (1/1) Brazil João Miyao (1/3) Brazil Paulo Miyao (3/3) United States Edwin Najmi (1/1) Brazil Yago de Souza (1/1) Brazil Leandro Lo (4/8) Brazil Cassio Da Silva (1/1) Brazil Luis Panza (2/2) Brazil André Galvão (9/9) Brazil Bernardo Faria (6/6)
2017 United States Brazil Bruno Malfacine (6/6) Brazil João Miyao (2/3) Brazil Rubens Charles (5/5) Brazil Lucas Lepri (4/4) Brazil Otavio Souza (1/1) Brazil Patrick Gáudio (1/1) Brazil Leandro Lo (5/8) Brazil Erberth Santos (1/1) Brazil João Gabriel Rocha (1/2) Brazil Leandro Lo (6/8)
2018 United States Japan Tomoyuki Hashimoto (1/1) Brazil João Miyao (3/3) United States Gianni Grippo (2/2) United States Jonathan Torres (2/2) Brazil Gabriel Arges (1/1) Brazil Lucas Barbosa (1/1) Brazil Leandro Lo (7/8) United States Keenan Cornelius (2/2) Brazil João Gabriel Rocha (2/2) Brazil Leandro Lo (8/8)

Pan American Champions in Women's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu by Year and Weight[edit]

Year Host -53 kg Light Feather -58 kg Feather -64 kg Light -69 kg Middle -74 kg Medium Heavy -80  kg Heavy +80 kg Super Heavy Absolute
1999 United States Brazil Bianca Andrade (1/1) Brazil Mariana Coelho (1/3) Brazil Rosangela Silva (1/1)
2000 United States Brazil Renata Ninomiya (1/1) Brazil Tatina Chaves (1/1) Brazil Mariana Coelho (2/3)
2001 United States Brazil Alessandra Filha (1/2) Brazil Luciana Tavares (1/1) Brazil Erica Paes (1/1)
2002 United States Brazil Alessandra Filha (2/2) Brazil Kris Schade (1/1) Brazil Luciana Dias (1/7)
2003 United States Brazil Kyra Gracie (1/3) Brazil Leticia Ribeiro (1/2) Brazil Alessandra Vieira (1/1) Brazil Jaqueline Andrade (1/1) Brazil Maria do Carmo Paixao (1/1)
2004 United States Japan Megumi Fuji (1/2) Brazil Leticia Ribeiro (2/2) Brazil Jeniffer Locke (1/1) United States Kelly Paul (1/2 Brazil Jaqueline Williams (1/1)
2005 United States Brazil Tessa Queen (1/1) Brazil Kyra Gracie (2/3) Brazil Cindy Hales (1/1) United States Kelly Paul (2/2) Brazil Luciana Dias (2/7)
2006 United States Japan Megumi Fuji (2/2) Brazil Mariana Coelho (3/3) Brazil Kelly Paul (1/1) Brazil Luciana Dias (3/7)
2007 United States Brazil Kanako Inaba (1/1) Brazil Felicia Oh (1/1) Brazil Kyra Gracie (3/3) Brazil Luciana Dias (4/7) South Africa Penny Thomas (1/1)
2008 United States Brazil Michelle Nicolini (1/3) Brazil Gisele Braga (1/1) Brazil Ana Laura Cordeiro (1/4) Brazil Luciana Dias (5/7) Brazil Luciana Dias (6/7)
2009 United States Brazil Claudia Kvenbo (1/1) Brazil Fabiana Borges (1/2) Brazil Ana Carolina Vidal (1/2) United States Valerie Worthington (1/2) Brazil Ana Laura Cordeiro (2/4) Brazil Luciana Dias (7/7) Brazil Ana Laura Cordeiro (3/4)
2010 United States Brazil Michelle Nicolini (2/3) Brazil Fabiana Borges (2/2) Brazil Luana Alzuguir (1/4) United States Hillary Williams (1/1) United States Valerie Worthington (2/2) Brazil Gabrielle Garcia (1/9) Brazil Gabrielle Garcia (2/9)
2011 United States Brazil Gezary Matuda (1/4) Brazil Michelle Nicolini (3/3) Brazil Beatriz Mesquita (1/7) Brazil Luana Alzuguir (2/4) Brazil Luiza Monteiro (1/5) Brazil Gabrielle Garcia (3/9) Brazil Luana Alzuguir (3/4)
2012 United States Brazil Sofia Amarante (1/1) Brazil Bruna Ribeiro (1/1) Brazil Beatriz Mesquita (2/7) Brazil Luana Alzuguir (4/4) Brazil Hannette Staack (1/1) Brazil Gabrielle Garcia (4/9) Brazil Gabrielle Garcia (5/9)
2013 United States Brazil Miriam Cerqueira (1/1) Brazil Luiza Monteiro (2/5) Brazil Ana Carolina Vidal (2/2) Brazil Vanessa Oliveira (1/1) Brazil Talita Nogueira (1/3) Brazil Gabrielle Garcia (6/9) Brazil Gabrielle Garcia (7/9)
2014 United States Brazil Andrea Encarnacion (1/1) United States Tammi Musumeci (1/2) Brazil Beatriz Mesquita (3/7) Brazil Luiza Monteiro (3/5) Brazil Talita Nogueira (2/3) Brazil Tammy Griego (1/1) Brazil Beatriz Mesquita (4/7)
2015 United States Brazil Gezary Matuda (2/4) United States Mackenzie Dern (1/2) Brazil Beatriz Mesquita (5/7) Brazil Monique Elias (1/2) Brazil Ana Laura Cordeiro (4/4) Lithuania Dominyka Obelenyte (1/2) Brazil Gabrielle Garcia (8/9) Brazil Gabrielle Garcia (9/9)
2016 United States Brazil Gezary Matuda (3/4) United States Mackenzie Dern (2/2) Brazil Beatriz Mesquita (6/7) Brazil Luiza Monteiro (4/5) Brazil Andresa Correa (1/2) Brazil Talita Nogueira (3/3) Lithuania Dominyka Obelenyte (2/2) Brazil Andresa Correa (2/2)
2017 United States Brazil Talita Alencar (1/1) Brazil Bianca Basilio (1/1) United States Tammi Musumeci (2/2) Brazil Monique Elias (2/2) Brazil Jessica Oliveira (1/1) Brazil Samela Shoham (1/1) Brazil Tayane Porfirio (1/2) Brazil Tayane Porfirio (2/2)
2018 United States Brazil Gezary Matuda (4/4) Brazil Karen Atunes (1/1) Brazil Beatriz Mesquita (7/7) Brazil Angelica Galvão (1/1) Brazil Nathiely de Jesus (1/1) Poland Maria Malyjasik (1/1) Brazil Claudia Doval (1/1) Brazil Luiza Monteiro (5/5)

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. 
  5. ^ "IBJJF RANKING INFORMATION". Retrieved 2017-12-24. 

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