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Copa Pacifica 7

    Sun, 2004-09-05 12:18 — Gumby

    Copa Pacifica 7
    February 28-29, 2004
    Costa Mesa CA,

    Hard to believe, but this is the 7th iteration of Cleber and Lili Luciano`s Copa Pacifica. Even more unbelievable, OntheMat has been there in some form since the beginning (as competitors well before we even came up with OntheMat). So it`s with a certain fondness that we make the trip to Southern California year after year.

    The first day began with the Children`s division. The Copa has traditionally had one of the largest children`s divisions around and this year was no exception. Each year the talent level of the youngsters keeps going up and up and it`s very probable your next generation of World Champions are getting started here. The day continued with the white belt and all the women`s divisions.

    Later in the day Tim Cartmell from Cleber Luciano defeated Michael Sillyman from Megaton`s academy by decision in a match where the majority of the time was spent in Cartmell`s guard.

    On the second day the blue and purple belts saw the majority of action on the mat. There were also several super fight black and brown belt matches scheduled.

    In the first black belt match Mario "Toro" Flores defeated Pedro Carvalho by advantage. The majority of the match had Pedro closing his guard and looking for several lapel chokes which were successfully defended by Toro. The match continued this way for a long time, but as time was winding down Pedro opened his guard, this caused Toro to immediately jump for the foot lock which gave him the deciding advantage, although Pedro quickly defended and countered with a foot lock of his own. With neither submission attempt really going anywhere, Pedro closed the guard again and the match finished there.

    In the second black belt match Ricardo "Franjinha" Muller beat by a score of 2-0 a judo black belt named Taka Kunou from Japan. Taka has actually competed with a good deal of success against other BJJ blackbelts, so he was no stranger to this type of competition. Perhaps knowing that Taka would be dangerous on his feet, Franjinha quickly jumped to half guard which was well defended by Taka. Franjinha opened up got a quick sweep for two points and nearly took the back, but Taka was able to dump his weight forward which forced Franjnha on the defensive. For quite some time the match continued with Taka riding Franjinha`s back -sans hooks however, while the former looked for his avenue of escape. Franjinha`s grip on Taka`s pants leg actually caused them to dear all the way up to the knee, providing a break in the action. In one of the lighter moment of the tournament, Taka began to run out of the gym to change, and when Cleber tried to call him back to the mat, Taka quickly made it clear that he wasn`t prepared to share what was underneath his pants with the audience! The match continued from the same position, and Franjihna was able to pull full guard. Taka moved to pass and forced Franjinha back to half guard and the match ended here 2-0 for Franjinha.

    Brown Belt action saw Thiago Vella (Ryan Gracie) defeated Demetrious Ramos (BJJ Revolution) via referee decision in a match that largely consisted of Demetrious trying to pass Tiago`s open guard. Jason Middaugh (Fabio Santos) then beat Ulpiano Malachias (Aloisio Silva) 8-2 in what proved to be the most exciting superfight of the day, Middaugh dominated position wise and had some very close submission attempts. Ulpiano managed to fend everything off and even started to stage a comeback of sorts late in the match, however it was too little, too late as Middaugh dominance early in the match was reflected in the final score.

    See you at the next Copa!

    Copa Pacifica 7
    February 28-29, 2004
    Costa Mesa CA,

    VII COPA PACIFICA DE JIU-JITSU TEAM RESULTS
    KIDS & JUNIORS DIVISION
    1 Cleber Luciano JJ
    2 United BJJ
    3 Aloisio Silva

    MEN & WOMEN DIVISION
    1 Cleber Luciano JJ
    2 Rickson Gracie JJ
    3 BJJ Revolution
    4 Paragon BJJ
    5 Machado JJ
    6 Aloisio Silva

    VII COPA PACIFICA DE JIU-JITSU INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
    KIDS & JUNIORS DIVISION
    White Belt -
    Kids/Boys (5 yrs old & Under) - Light
    1 Andrew Torres (United BJJ)
    2 Bryce Green-Carson (Cleber JJ)

    Kids/Boys (5 yrs old) - Light
    1 Nathan Herft (Cleber JJ)
    2 Bryce Green-Carson (Cleber JJ)

    Kids/Girls - (6 yrs old & Under) - Light
    1 Cyan Munoz (Cleber JJ)
    2 Sarah Defluiter (Global JJ)

    Kids/Boys - (6 yrs old & Under) - Light
    1 Seth Herft (Cleber JJ)
    2 Hunter Bouch (Megaton)

    Kids (6 yrs old & Under) - Light
    1 Alex Walton (Cleber JJ)
    2 Hunter Bouch (Megaton)

    Kids (6 yrs old) - Light
    1 Morgan Walton (Cleber JJ)
    2 Desi Santos (Boston)

    Kids/Boys - (6 yrs old & Under) - Middle
    1 Ian Arambul (Cleber JJ)
    2 Rigo Munoz (Wander Braga)

    Kids/Boys (7-8 yrs old) - Light
    1 Josh Debernarde (Cleber JJ)
    1 Wyatt Walton (Cleber JJ)
    Note: Two-way Tie for First

    Kids/Boys (7-8 yrs old) - Middle
    1 Juan Valle, Jr. (Aloisio Silva)
    2 Kai Davis (United BJJ)

    Kids (7-8 yrs old) - Middle
    1 Nicolette Duarte (Cleber JJ)
    2 Manuel Rivas (Aloisio Silva)

    Kids/Boys (7-8 yrs old) - Heavy
    1 Zachary Young (Cleber JJ)
    2 Ruben Jaime (United BJJ)

    Kids (7-8 yrs old) - Heavy
    1 Alexander Carvalho (Cleber JJ)
    2 Shanice Kirk (Megaton)

    Kids/Boys (8-10 yrs old) - Heavy
    1 Zachary Young (Cleber JJ)
    1 Ricky Sanchez (Cleber JJ)
    1 Christopher Carvalho (Cleber JJ)
    1 Donald Rice, Jr. (Cleber JJ)
    Note: Four-way Tie for First

    Kids/Boys (9 yrs old) - Light
    1 Randy Millerson (Sac BJJ)
    2 Jeremy Santos (Cleber JJ)

    Kids/Boys (9-11 yrs old) - Light
    1 Collin Magee (Cleber JJ)
    2 Devin Ron (United BJJ)

    Kids/Boys (9-10 yrs old) - Middle 1
    1 Shane Kimpton (Cleber JJ)
    2 Stone Rose (Kenny Rose)

    Kids/Boys (9-10 yrs old) - Middle 2
    1 Bret Tabrizi (Cleber JJ)
    2 Diego Duarte (Cleber JJ)

    Kids/Boys (9-10 yrs old) - Super Heavy
    1 Alexander Salcedo (Aloisio Silva)
    2 Dane Schamel (Cleber JJ)

    Kids/Girls (10 yrs old) - Middle
    1 Aynsley Wille (United BJJ)
    2 Danie Diamond (Cleber JJ)

    Juniors (11-12 yrs old) - Light
    1 Victoria Anthony (Cleber JJ)
    2 Anthony Chavez (United BJJ)

    Juniors (12 yrs old) - Light
    1 Victoria Anthony (Cleber JJ)
    2 Daniel Spanudis (Megaton)

    Juniors (11-13 yrs old) - Light
    1 Anthony Chavez (United BJJ)
    2 Ramie Masters (Cleber JJ)

    Juniors (12-13 yrs old) - Middle
    1 Cesar Gonzalez (Aloisio Silva)
    2 Timothy Biley (ISA)

    Juniors (13 yrs old) - Middle
    1 Michael Chavez (United BJJ)
    2 Gage Provencher (Fabio Santos JJ)

    Juniors (13 yrs old) - Heavy
    1 Nicholas Yonkers (United BJJ)
    2 Nelson Setias (ISA)

    Juniors (15 yrs old) - Light
    1 Lucas Brown (Paragon BJJ)
    2 Adrian Villegas (United BJJ)

    Juniors (15-16 yrs old) - Middle
    1 Brian Hoops (Cleber JJ)
    2 Mahad Dar (Aloisio Silva)

    Juniors (15-16 yrs old) - Heavy
    1 Matthew Landeros (Submission Co)
    2 Joshua Harviston (Cleber JJ)

    Yellow Belt -
    Kids (6-7 yrs old) - Light 1
    1 Kaleb James (Machado)
    2 Santino Munoz (Fabio Santos JJ)

    Kids (6-7 yrs old) - Light 2
    1 Kaleb James (Machado)
    2 Caelau Lima (Fabio Santos JJ)

    Kids (6-7 yrs old) - Light 3
    1 Julian Robles (United BJJ)
    2 Santino Munoz (Fabio Santos JJ)

    Kids (7-8 yrs old) - Light
    1 Tristin Lopez (Fabio Santos JJ)
    2 Ronnie Vego (United BJJ)

    Kids (9 yrs old) - Light
    1 Gabriel Kirk (Megaton)
    2 Justin Lopez (Fabio Santos JJ)

    Kids (9-10 yrs old) - Middle
    1 Justin Rivas (Machado)
    2 Joey Vego (United BJJ)

    Kids (9-10 yrs old) - Heavy
    1 Diana Mot (Megaton)
    2 Daniel Rivera (Machado)

    Kids (10 yrs old) - Middle
    1 Nicholas Romero (United BJJ)
    2 Joey Vego (United BJJ)

    Juniors (11 yrs old) - Middle
    1 Joshua Bouma (Cleber JJ)
    2 Felipe Alayza (Fabio Santos JJ)

    Juniors (11-12 yrs old) - Light
    1 Kevin Barton (Franco De Camargo)
    2 Steven Fabro (Machado)

    Juniors (11-12 yrs old) - Middle
    1 Isaac Arambul (Cleber JJ)
    2 Frank Jimenez (Gracie Academy)

    Juniors/Girls (11-12 yrs old) - Heavy
    1 Vanaty McGibben (Claudio Franca)
    2 Heather Selby (Cleber JJ)

    Juniors (12 yrs old) - Heavy
    1 Trevor Deniz (Pacific MA)
    2 Diego Alayza (Fabio Santos JJ)

    Juniors (13-14 yrs old) - Middle
    1 Danny Mendez (Cleber JJ)
    2 Garrett Sobino (United BJJ)

    Juniors (14 yrs old) - Light
    1 Brent Regueira (United BJJ)
    2 Darren Elliot (United BJJ)

    Juniors (14 yrs old) - Middle
    1 Tony Yanez, Jr. (United BJJ)
    2 Travis Yonkers (United BJJ)

    Juniors (14 yrs old) - Heavy
    1 Cayden Riley (American Jabbok)
    2 Jeremy Bice (One Kicks Gym)

    Juniors (14-15 yrs old) - Middle
    1 Tony Yanez, Jr. (United BJJ)
    2 TC Cooper (Cleber JJ)

    Orange Belt -
    Kids (10 yrs old) - Light
    1 Mackenzie Dern (Megaton BJJ)
    2 Matthew Plouff (Cassio Werneck)

    Juniors (9-11 yrs old) - Middle
    1 Jon Blakemore (Fabio Santos JJ)
    2 Cody Kohlmeyer (Claudio Franca)

    Juniors (11 yrs old) - Light
    1 Xavier Stokes-Arrey (United BJJ)
    2 Richard Romero (United BJJ)

    Juniors (14-15 yrs old) - Heavy
    1 Nathan Mendelsohn (Claudio Franca)
    2 John Coyne (Joao Pierini)

    WOMENS DIVISION
    White Belt -
    Adult - Rooster (110-121 lbs)
    1 Evelyn Rodriguez (Aloisio Silva)
    2 Eliza Velez (Rickson Gracie)

    Adult - Super Feather (122-134 lbs)
    1 Karen Briscoe (Paragon BJJ)
    2 Mandy Yount (Cleber JJ)

    Adult - Light (148-160 lbs)
    1 Yo Swinson (Cleber JJ)
    1 Allison Clifford (Cleber JJ)
    Note: Two-way Tie for First

    Blue Belt -
    Adult - Super Feather (122-134 lbs)
    1 Gisele Braga (BJJ Revolution)
    2 Coryell Holmes (Rickson Gracie)

    Adult - Light (148-160 lbs)
    1 Clarissa Andie (Machado)
    2 Alicia Anthony (Harris Intl)

    Master - Super Feather (122-134 lbs)
    1 Joy Stainner (Women's JJ)
    2 Sylvia Downing (Cleber JJ)

    MENS DIVISION
    White Belt -
    Adult - Super Feather (122-134 lbs)
    1 Jonathan Prieto (Machado)
    2 Greg Mino (Cleber JJ)

    Adult - Feather (135-147 lbs)
    1 Diego Cuenca (Millennia)
    2 Christian Magat (Rickson Gracie)

    Adult - Light (148-160 lbs)
    1 Marco Stark-Falcone (Ralph Gracie)
    2 Choi (Rickson Gracie)

    Adult - Middle (161-173 lbs)
    1 David Klein (BJJ Revolution)
    2 Colin Oberschmidt (Rickson Gracie)

    Adult - Light Heavy (174-187 lbs)
    1 Casey Washack (Cleber JJ)
    2 Manny Monreal (Cleber JJ)

    Adult - Heavy (188-202 lbs)
    1 Jeremy Bragg (Rickson Gracie)
    2 Govi Hogan (Paulo Fernando)

    Adult - Super Heavy (203-213 lbs)
    1 Jeremy Manness (Machado)
    2 Tomas Sierra (Franco De Camargo)

    Adult - Unlimited (214 lbs & Over)
    1 Jim Abbott (Rickson Gracie)
    2 Ronald Lehman (Pistol Pete)

    Master - Super Feather (122-134 lbs)
    1 Brian Lim (Rickson Gracie)
    2 Tom Gallagher (Megaton)

    Master - Feather (135-147 lbs)
    1 David Boehme (Megaton)
    2 Tony Trujillo (Ralph Gracie)

    Master - Light (148-160 lbs)
    1 Raqota Berger (Beverly Hill JJ)
    2 Victor Medina (Toro JJ)

    Master - Middle (161-173 lbs)
    1 Erick Vera (Rickson Gracie)
    1 Zacharia Pineda (Rickson Gracie)
    Note: Two-way Tie for First

    Master - Light Heavy (174-187 lbs)
    1 Jerry Roberts (Cleber JJ)
    1 Charlie Powers (Cleber JJ)
    1 Brandon Walton (Cleber JJ)
    Note: Three-way Tie for First

    Master - Heavy (188-202 lbs)
    1 Jacob Wood (Beverly Hill JJ)
    2 Victor Candal (Cleber JJ)

    Master - Super Heavy (203-213 lbs)
    1 Jeffrey Smith (Cleber JJ)
    2 Corey Bennin (Cleber JJ)

    Master - Unlimited (214 lbs & Over)
    1 Avery Sanders (Cleber JJ)
    2 Andrew Coffey (Cleber JJ)

    Grand Master - Middle (161-173 lbs)
    1 David Bates (Ralph Gracie)
    2 Greg Toyama (Cleber JJ)

    Grand Master - Light Heavy (174-187 lbs)
    1 Allen Tabrizi (Cleber JJ)
    2 Kaz Kitasyoji (Cleber JJ)

    Grand Master - Heavy (188-202 lbs)
    1 John Stephens (Gracie Barra)
    2 Shawn Stevenson (Royce Gracie)

    Grand Master - Super Heavy (203-213 lbs)
    1 Victor Candal (Cleber JJ)
    2 David Vill (Northwest MA)

    Blue Belt -
    Juniors (16-17 yrs old) - Feather (135-147 lbs)
    1 Dwayne Kelly (Aloisio Silva)
    2 Eric Feil (Rickson Gracie)

    Adult Superfight - Light (148-160 lbs)
    1 David Farkas (Beverly Hill JJ)
    2 Evan Cathey (United BJJ)

    Adult - Rooster (110-121 lbs)
    1 Eric Verrill (Claudio Franca)
    2 Jonathan Howard (Royce Gracie)

    Adult - Super Feather (122-134 lbs)
    1 Andrew Coyne (Joao Pierini)
    2 Ariel Biley (ISA)

    Adult - Feather (135-147 lbs)
    1 Julio Lang (BJJ Revolution)
    2 Hank Myll (Cleber JJ)

    Adult - Light (148-160 lbs)
    1 Kevin Hosseini (Fabio Santos JJ)
    2 Michael Toyama (Cleber JJ)

    Adult - Middle (161-173 lbs)
    1 James Smith (Aloisio Silva)
    2 Jimmy Shipman (BJJ Revolution)

    Adult - Light Heavy (174-187 lbs)
    1 Scott Dismore (Paragon BJJ)
    2 Justin Wilken (Franco de Camardo)

    Adult - Heavy (188-202 lbs)
    1 Brad Peterson (Megaton)
    2 Scott Carr (Cleber JJ)

    Adult - Super Heavy (203-213 lbs)
    1 Benjamin Kin (Paragon BJJ)
    2 Chris Lovett (Fabio Santos JJ)

    Adult - Unlimited (214 lbs & Over)
    1 Leo Santos (BJJ Revolution)
    1 James Quan (BJJ Revolution)
    Note: Two-way Tie for First

    Master - Feather (135-147 lbs)
    1 Jason Birondo (IMB)
    2 Pat Top (BJJ Revolution)

    Master - Light (148-160 lbs)
    1 Takeshi Namba (Rickson Gracie)
    2 Mafu Kobus (Wander Braga)

    Master - Middle (161-173 lbs)
    1 Eric Anderson (Cleber JJ)
    2 Bernie Fernandez (Cassio Werneck)

    Master - Light Heavy (174-187 lbs)
    1 Raul Rodriguez (Rickson Gracie)
    2 Jae Hoon Lee (Machado)

    Master - Heavy (188-202 lbs)
    1 Jose Lopez (BJJ Revolution)
    2 Michael Penafiel (United BJJ)

    Master - Super Heavy (203-213 lbs)
    1 Dee Davis (Fabio Santos JJ)
    2 Seth Hidek (Carley Gracie)

    Master - Unlimited (214 lbs & Over)
    1 Philip Allen (Cleber JJ)
    2 Shawn Walters (Paragon BJJ)

    Grand Master - Middle (161-173 lbs)
    1 Patrick Magee (Cleber JJ)
    1 Bruce Tafoya (Cleber JJ)
    Note: Two-way Tie for First

    Grand Master - Unlimited (214 lbs & Over)
    1 Chris Young (Cleber JJ)
    2 William Davis (Rickson Gracie)

    Purple Belt -
    Adult Superfight - Super Heavy (203-213 lbs)
    1 Matt Baker (Machado)
    2 Tosh Cook (Royce Gracie)

    Adult - Feather (135-147 lbs)
    1 Daniel McCowan (Cleber JJ)
    2 Carlos Cueva (United BJJ)

    Adult - Light (148-160 lbs)
    1 Bill Cooper (Paragon BJJ)
    2 Stephan Goyne (Claudio Franca)

    Adult - Middle (161-173 lbs)
    1 Rogerio Maciel (Aloisio Silva)
    2 Jonathan Long (Claudio Franca)

    Adult - Light Heavy (174-187 lbs)
    1 Ralek Gracie (Gracie Academy)
    2 Chris Lisciandro (Renato Magno)

    Adult - Super Heavy (203-213 lbs)
    1 Asa Fuller (Cleber JJ)
    2 Tosh Cook (Royce Gracie)

    Adult - Unlimited (214 lbs & Over)
    1 Eamon Copher (Paragon BJJ)
    2 Brian Ogas (United BJJ)

    Master - Super Feather (122-134 lbs)
    1 Mikizinho (BJJ Revolution)
    2 Luis Vega (Caique JJ)

    Master - Middle (161-173 lbs)
    1 Michael Geiber (Megaton)
    2 Mike Buckles (Cleber JJ)

    Master - Light Heavy (174-187 lbs)
    1 Chris Thue (Cleber JJ)
    2 Chris Lisciandro (Renato Magno)

    Master - Unlimited (214 lbs & Over)
    1 Asa Fuller (Cleber JJ)
    2 Nathan O'Bryan (United BJJ)

    Grand Master - Light (161-173 lbs)
    1 Chewy Ybarra (Cleber JJ)
    2 Fernando Costa (Rickson Gracie)

    Brown Belt -
    Superfight - Light Heavy (173-187 lbs)
    1 Thiago Vella (Ryan)
    2 Demetrius Ramos (BJJ Revolution)

    Superfight - Super Heavy (203-213 lbs)
    1 Ulpiano Malachias (Aloisio Silva)
    2 Jason Middaugh (Fabio Santos JJ)

    Black Belt -
    Super Fight - Light (147-158 lbs)
    1 Tim Cartmell (Cleber JJ)
    2 Michael Sillyman (Megaton)

    Super Fight - Light Heavy (174-187 lbs)
    1 Mario Flores (Toro JJ)
    2 Pedro Carvalho (United BJJ)

    Super Fight - Super Heavy (203-213 lbs)
    1 Ricardo 'Franjinha' Miller (Paragon BJJ)
    2 Taka Kunou (Udai Kiwakai)

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