Jonathan Torres (Jiu Jitsu practitioner)

Jonathan Torres, also known as "JT" Torres, is a Puerto Rican American Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner and submission grappler.[22] He is known for a number of competitive accomplishments earned both prior to and following his promotion to black belt.[23]

Jonathan Torres
Born (1989-09-02) September 2, 1989 (age 32)
United States New York City United States
Other namesJT
Spiderman
ResidenceWestchester, New York
NationalityUnited States American
DivisionLightweight
StyleBrazilian Jiu Jitsu
TeamAtos Jiu-Jitsu
Rank  3rd degree black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Jonathan Torres
Medal record
Grappling
ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship
Gold medal – first place 2019 Anaheim, California -77kg
Gold medal – first place 2017 Espoo, Finland -77kg
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu/Grappling
World No-Gi Championship
Gold medal – first place 2013 Lightweight (Black)
Silver medal – second place 2012 Lightweight (Black)
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Lightweight (Black)[1]
Silver medal – second place 2009 Lightweight (Black)[2]
Gold medal – first place 2008 Lightweight (Brown)[3]
Pan No-Gi Championship
Gold medal – first place 2010 Lightweight (Black)[4]
Silver medal – second place 2009 Lightweight (Black)[5]
Gold medal – first place 2008 Lightweight (Brown)[6]
World Jiu-Jitsu Championship
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Lightweight (Black)
Silver medal – second place 2014 Lightweight (Black)[7]
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Lightweight (Black)[7]
Silver medal – second place 2009 Lightweight (Brown)[8]
Pan-American Championship
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Lightweight (Black)[9]
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Lightweight (Black)[9]
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Lightweight (Black)[9]
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Lightweight (Brown)[10]
Silver medal – second place 2007 Featherweight (Purple)[11]
Silver medal – second place 2006 Lightweight (Blue Juvenile)[12]
European Open Championships
Silver medal – second place 2014 Middleweight (Black)[13]
Silver medal – second place 2012 Lightweight (Black)[13]
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Lightweight (Black)[14]
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Lightweight (Black)[15]
Gold medal – first place 2009 Lightweight (Brown)[16]
Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship
Silver medal – second place 2010 Lightweight (Black)[17]
Asian Open Championship
Gold medal – first place 2012 Lightweight (Black)
Gold medal – first place 2012 Absolute (Black)
Gold medal – first place 2010 Lightweight (Black)
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Absolute (Black)
New York International Open Championship
Gold medal – first place 2010 Lightweight (Black)[18]
Gold medal – first place 2009 Lightweight (Brown)[19]
Miami International Open Championship
Gold medal – first place 2010 Lightweight (Black)[20]
Silver medal – second place 2009 Lightweight (Black)[21]

Though having won numerous victories in gi competition, Torres has been particularly successful in no-gi events, earning multiple international championships.[23]

In March 2013, Torres left Team Lloyd Irvin and joined Atos Jiu-Jitsu.[24]

On November 22, 2014, Torres fought Rory MacDonald in a grappling match in Metamoris V. Giving up 40 pounds, the fight ended in a draw.

ReferencesEdit

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  5. ^ "Results". Official IBJJF results. Archived from the original on October 7, 2009. Retrieved June 8, 2012.
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  7. ^ a b "Results". Official IBJJF results. Retrieved June 8, 2012.
  8. ^ "Results". Official IBJJF results. Archived from the original on September 7, 2009. Retrieved June 8, 2012.
  9. ^ a b c "Results". Official IBJJF results. Archived from the original on May 30, 2011. Retrieved June 8, 2012.
  10. ^ "Pan 2009". Official IBJJF results. Archived from the original on August 22, 2009. Retrieved June 8, 2012.
  11. ^ "Pan American 2007". Official IBJJF results. Retrieved June 8, 2012.
  12. ^ "Pan 2006". Official IBJJF results. Archived from the original on September 28, 2011. Retrieved June 8, 2012.
  13. ^ a b "Results". Official IBJJF results. Archived from the original on September 5, 2012. Retrieved June 8, 2012.
  14. ^ "Results". Official IBJJF results. Retrieved June 8, 2012.
  15. ^ "Results". Official IBJJF results. Retrieved June 8, 2012.
  16. ^ "Results". Official IBJJF results. Archived from the original on July 19, 2011. Retrieved June 8, 2012.
  17. ^ "Resultados". Official CBJJ results. Retrieved June 8, 2012.
  18. ^ "Results". Official IBJJF results. Retrieved June 8, 2012.
  19. ^ "NY Open". Official IBJJF results. Retrieved June 8, 2012.
  20. ^ "Results". Official IBJJF results. Archived from the original on May 31, 2012. Retrieved June 8, 2012.
  21. ^ "Results". Official IBJJF results. Retrieved June 8, 2012.
  22. ^ "Puerto Rican takes absolute brown" (in Portuguese). 31 January 2009. Retrieved 17 November 2009.
  23. ^ a b "JT Torres (Lloyd Irvin)". BJJ Heroes. January 10, 2011. Retrieved June 6, 2012.
  24. ^ "Keenan confirms move to Atos JJ, JT Torres follows". Graciemag. March 1, 2013. Retrieved March 6, 2013.