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NAGA US Nationals 2001

    Sun, 2004-09-05 17:37 — OntheMat

    December 8, 2001, Miami, Florida- Submission Fighters from Florida and many other states such as Virginia, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Ohio made the journey to compete in the NAGA`s 1st Annual US National event.

    December 8, 2001, Miami, Florida- Submission Fighters from Florida and many other states such as Virginia, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Ohio made the journey to compete in the NAGA`s 1st Annual US National event. The event featured 56 Gi & No-Gi Grappling Divisions, along with several World Class Superfights.

    SUPERIGHT RESULTS:

    4-Man Tournament (Round 1)Roberto "Gordo" Correara vs. David Avellon

    Roberto "Gordo" Correara, a two time world black belt absolute champion had a very challenging 1st match against local champion, David Avellon. Gordo started strong by getting the first half-guard sweep and getting side mount. Then Dave managed to get back up to his feet and proceeded to take Gordo down. The fight went back and forth with both fighters earning advantages. In the end, the judges selected Gordo the winner. It was a very close match that exhausted both fighters. Dave should be proud of his performance and we look forward to having both gentlemen back in competition next year.

    Leonel Perez vs. Ryan Stout

    NAGA representatives asked Leonel Perez, the US National Advanced Division Champion from the event, if he would step up and fight in the 4-man tourney. Leonel was more than happy to accept the challenge. His match against the IFC Middleweight Champion, Ryan Stout was very exciting. Both competitors showed tremendous strength and speed. The battle raged on for 6 minutes. Leonel's submission skills proved superior as he finished the match at 6:11 via Arm Bar. Hats off to Ryan who flew in from Ohio and also took the match on short notice after teammate Chris Wells was unable to make the trip.

    Superfight #2

    Helio Moreiro "Soneca" vs. Jorge Jorgel

    The crowd was given a special treat when World & Pan American Champion Soneca offered to fight in a NAGA Superfight. His opponent was a 6 Time Brazilian State Champion, Jorge Gurgel. The lightweight battle reminded me of Barret Yoshida fighting in Abu Dhabi with lighting fast execution of technique, reverses, and submission attempts. This match was governed by Abu Dhabi Rules, since no points were scored, the match was deemed a draw.

    Special Thanks:

    I wanted to thank all of the fighters and spectators who made the trip to Miami this past weekend. With Christmas being right around the corned, it's hard not only to train but also afford to compete. I wanted to thank Marcos Avellon, our NAGA Florida representative for all his help this year. Marcos is absolutely the best promoter I have had the pleasure of knowing in the 15 years I have been involved with sport fighting. I also wanted to thank Gordon Hester for helping put together the Gordo Superfight. Gordon and Joe D'Arce ran all of the BJJ rings that day as well. As always, special thanks to Mary, Stephanie, Joe & Laura who made the trip to Florida and ran the show.

    TEAM and INDIVIDUALS RESULTS:

    NO-GI TEAM CHAMPIONS:

    1st Place - Xtreme Jiu-Jitsu (53 Points)

    2nd Place - Marcio Simas/Academia of Martial Arts (52 Points)

    3rd Place - One Dragon (46 Points (br)

    4th Place - Fracture (40 Points)

    5th Place - Relson Gracie (38 Points)

    6th Place - De La Riva (32 Points)

    7th Place - JBA (21 Points)

    8th Place - Bodycut Jiu-Jitsu

    9th Place - Urban Survival Tactics

    10th Place - Florida Karate Fitness Center <18 Points>

    11th Place - Atemi-Ryu Jiu-Jitsu <17 Points>

    Honorable mention teams:Carlos Gracie JR,CIJ, Inner Circle, Infight, Freestyle Fighting, & Team Edson Diniz.

    GI TEAM CHAMPIONS:

    1st Place -Academy of Martial Arts/Marcio Simas(90 Points)

    2nd Place Tie -Florida Karate and Fitness Center (25 Points)

    2nd Place -De La Riva (25 Points)

    4th Place -Urban Survival Concepts (20 Points)

    5thPlace Tie -Popovitch & Top Team (14 Points)

    7thPlace Tie- Xtreme JJ & Infight (12 Points)

    9th Place - Manimal (9 Points)

    10th Place - C1J (8 Points)

    Honorable Mention Teams: NHB Fights, Atemi-Ryu JJ, One Dragon

    ****Any corrections please forward to jcuff@nagafighter.com

    NO GI INDIVIDUAL WINNERS

    NO GI TEENS Ages 15, 16 & 17 Light Weight

    Gold Medallist = Chris Steve Atemi-Ryu JJ

    Silver Medallist = Shaun Cifferri Inner Circle

    NO GI TEENS Ages 15, 16 & 17 Heavy Weight

    Gold Medallist = Eric MarichOne Dragon

    Silver Medallist = Richard Bilbao One Dragon

    Bronze Medallist = Adam Fundara Kenpo Karate of Kendale

    NO GI MENS NOVICE Fly Weight (144.9 & Under)

    Gold Medallist = Carlos Calmet Extreme JJ

    Silver Medallist = Chris Stuve Atemi-Ryu JJ

    NO GI MENS BEGINNER Fly Weight (144.9 & Under)

    Gold Medallist = Carlos Calmet Extreme JJ

    Silver Medallist = Greg Padulo Florida Karate Fitness Center

    Bronze Medallist = Marcos Concepcion Extreme JJ

    NO GI MENS INTEMEDIATE Fly Weight (144.9 & Under)

    Gold Medallist = Jared Bregstein De La Riva

    NO GI MENS ADVANCED Fly Weight (144.9 & Under)

    Gold Medallist = Richard Travis Carlos Gracie JR

    Silver Medallist = Jared Bregstein De La Riva

    NO GI WOMENS - Beginner

    Gold Medallist = Michele Ziegler Popovitch

    Silver Medallist = Lindsay Eichenmiller CIJ

    Bronze Medallist = Eve Sapsford Infight

    NO GI EXECUTIVE (40 yrs & Above)

    Gold Medallist = Mark Thomas Relson Gracie

    Silver Medallist = Anthony Tirzano Academia of Martial Arts

    Bronze Medallist = Venancio Correa Florida Karate Fitness Center

    NO GI WOMENS - Advanced

    Gold Medallist = Barbara Kubilus Extreme JJ

    Silver Medallist = Michele Ziegler Popovitch

    Bronze Medallist = Misty Becker CIJ

    NO GI MENS NOVICE Light Weight (145 to 159.9 lbs)

    Gold Medallist = Jesus Lastro Inner Circle

    Silver Medallist = Leonardo Leite Edson Diniz

    NO GI MENS BEGINNER Light Weight (145 to 159.9 lbs)

    Gold Medallist = Asher King Academia of Martial Arts

    Silver Medallist = David Hall Academia of Martial Arts

    Bronze Medallist = Boomer Goldman Popovitch

    NO GI MENS INTERMEDIATE Light Weight (145 to 159.9 lbs)

    Gold Medallist = Michael Farvet Extreme JJ

    Silver Medallist = Asher King Academia of Martial Arts

    Bronze Medallist = Marco Stabile One Dragon

    NO GI MENS ADVANCED Light Weight (145 to 159.9 lbs)

    Gold Medallist = Freddy Trillo Bodycut JJ

    Silver Medallist = Andrew Cargill Atemi-Ryu JJ

    Bronze Medallist = Ken Allen Fracture

    NO GI KIDS 75 to 99.9 lbs. TEAM

    Gold Medallist = Amanda Mohammed One Dragon

    Silver Medallist = Andrew Grant One Dragon

    NO GI MASTERS (30 TO 40 years) Light Weight (174.9 lbs. & under)

    Gold Medallist = Mark Thomas Relson Gracie

    Silver Medallist = Mike Harvey Popovitch

    Bronze Medallist = Freddy Trillo Bodycut JJ

    NO GI MENS NOVICE Middle Weight (160 to 174.9 lbs.)

    Gold Medallist = James CollinsRelson Gracie

    Silver Medallist = Marc ShapiroFlorida Karate Fitness Center

    Bronze Medallist = Greg Kelly Extreme JJ

    NO GI MENS BEGINNER Middle Weight (160 to 174.9 lbs.)

    Gold Medallist = Joseph Daugherty Relson Gracie

    Silver Medallist = Sean Wells Infight

    Bronze Medallist = Jhenssen Vega Marcio Simas

    NO GI MENS INTERMEDIATE Middle Weight (160 to 174.9 lbs)

    Gold Medallist = Guillermo Restrepo Extreme JJ

    Silver Medallist = Andrew Smith NHB Fights

    Bronze Medallist = Eric BentleyDe La Riva

    NO GI MENS ADVANCED Middle Weight (160 to 174.9 lbs)

    Gold Medallist = Shane Dunn Fracture

    Silver Medallist = Anthony Talone Marcio Simas

    Bronze Medallist = Ken Allen Fracture

    NO GI KIDS 100 to 114.9 lbs. TEAM

    Gold Medallist = Enrico Cocco Freestyle Fighting

    Silver Medallist = Sean Gage One Dragon

    Bronze Medallist = Sean Samson One Dragon

    NO GI MASTERS (30 TO 40 years) Middle Weight (175 to 199.9 lbs.)

    Gold Medallist = Michael Mackey One Dragon

    Silver Medallist = Clif Hutto Urban Survival Concepts

    Bronze Medallist = Eddie Lirett Urban Survival Concepts

    NO GI MENS NOVICE Heavy Weight (175 to 194.9 lbs.)

    Gold Medallist = Michael Danna Popovitch

    Silver Medallist = Robert Mercado Edson Diniz

    Bronze Medallist = William Edwards Inner Circle

    NO GI MENS BEGINNER Heavy Weight (175 to 194.9 lbs)

    Gold Medallist = Fabio Paulo Popovitch

    Silver Medallist = Eddie Lirett Urban Survival Concepts

    Bronze Medallist = Eric Marich One Dragon

    NO GI MENS INTERMEDIATE Heavy Weight (175 to 194.9 lbs)

    Gold Medallist = Dan Simmler JBA

    Silver Medallist = Eddie Lirett Urban Survival Concepts

    Bronze Medallist = Scott Trento One Dragon

    NO GI MENS ADVANCED Heavy Weight (175 to 194.9 lbs)

    Gold Medallist = Dan Simmler JBA

    Silver Medallist = Efrain Ruiz Extreme JJ

    Bronze Medallist = Mitch McElroy Marcio Simas

    NO GI MENS NOVICE Super Heavy Weight (195 lbs. & above)

    Gold Medallist = Adam Brown Popovitch

    NO GI MENS BEGINNER Super Heavy Weight (195 lbs. & above)

    Gold Medallist = Butch Bacon Florida Karate Fitness Center

    Silver Medallist = Gerardo Sanchez Bodycut JJ

    Bronze Medallist = Adam Brown Popovitch

    NO GI MENS INTERMEDIATE Super Heavy Weight (195 lbs. & above)

    Gold Medallist = Eric Simmons Marcio Simas

    Silver Medallist = Jeff Zender Fracture

    Bronze Medallist = Michael MackeyOne Dragon

    NO GI MENS ADVANCED Super Heavy Weight (195 lbs. & above)

    Gold Medallist = Lionel Perez Relson Gracie

    Silver Medallist = Christian McLaughlin De La Riva

    Bronze Medallist = Jeff Zender Fracture

    GI DIVISION WINNERS

    GI PURPLE BELT Light Weight (174.9 lbs. & under)

    Gold Medallist = Anthony Tolune Marcio Simas

    Silver Medallist = Steve Hall Academia of Martial Arts

    Bronze Medallist = Freddy Trillo Bodycut JJ

    GI BLUE BELT Fly Weight (144.9 lbs. & under)

    Gold Medallist = Mike Nelson Manimal

    GI BLUE BELT Light Weight (145 to 159.9 lbs.)

    Gold Medallist = Mike NelsonInfight

    Silver Medallist = Bobby Crabtree Top Team

    Bronze Medallist = Andrew Cargill Atemi-Ryu JJ

    GI BLUE BELT Middle Weight (150 to 174.9 lbs.)

    Gold Medallist = Eric Bentley De La Riva

    Silver Medallist = Thor CastilloTop Team

    Bronze Medallist = Dave Gatke Academia of Martial Arts

    GI TEENS (15, 16, & 17) One Division

    Gold Medallist = Shawn Gage One Dragon

    GI WOMENS White Belt

    Gold Medallist = Michele Ziegler Popovitch

    Silver Medallist = Misty Becker C1J

    Bronze Medallist = Lindsay Eichenmiller C1J

    GI WHITE BELT Light Weight (145 to 159.9 lbs.)

    Gold Medallist = Asher King Academia of Martial Arts

    Silver Medallist = David Hall Academia of Martial Arts

    Bronze Medallist = Greg Padulo Florida Karate Fitness Center

    GI WHITE BELT Middle Weight (160 to 174.9 lbs.)

    Gold Medallist = Andrew Smith NHB Fights

    Silver Medallist = Sean WElls Weight

    Bronze Medallist = David Hall Academia of Martial Arts

    GI WOMENS Blue Belt

    Gold Medallist = Anahi Baca Extreme JJ

    Silver Medallist = Barbara Kubilus Extreme JJ

    Bronze Medallist = Eve Sapsford Infight

    GI PURPLE BELT Heavy Weight (175 lbs. & above) TEAM

    Gold Medallist = Todd Broadaway Marcio Simas

    Silver Medallist = Mitch McElroy Marcio Simas

    Bronze Medallist = Christian McLaughlin De La Riva

    GI BLUE BELT Heavy Weight (175 lbs. & above)

    Gold Medallist = Rob Darr Academia of Martial Arts

    Silver Medallist = Fabian Reyes Marcio Simas

    Bronze Medallist = Carlos Gomez Marcio Simas

    GI BLUE BELT Super Heavy Weight (195 lbs. & above)

    Gold Medallist = Christian McLaughlin De La Riva

    Silver Medallist = Clif Hutto Urban Survival Concepts

    GI MENS EXECUTIVE (40+) One Division

    Gold Medallist = Anthony Tirzano Academia of Martial Arts

    Silver Medallist = Vernancio Correa Florida Karate Fitness Center

    GI MENS MASTERS (30 to 40 years) One Division

    Gold Medallist = Eddie Lirett Urban Survival Concepts

    Silver Medallist = May De Los Santos Bodycut JJ

    Bronze Medallist = Clif Hutto Urban Survival Concepts

    GI WHITE BELT Heavy Weight (175 to 194.9 lbs.)

    Gold Medallist = Butch Bacon Florida Karate Fitness Center

    Silver Medallist = Sandro Pemposelli Florida Karate Fitness Center

    Bronze Medallist = Eddie Lirett Urban Survival Concepts

    GI WHITE BELT Super Heavy Weight (195 lbs. & above)

    Gold Medallist = Adam Brown Popovitch

    Silver Medallist = Vinicius Correa Florida Karate Fitness Center

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