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Pan-American Championship (jiu-jitsu)

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]

Pan-American Championship
Competition details
LocationUnited States
Nickname(s)"Pan Ams"
DisciplineBrazilian Jiu-Jitsu
TypeOpen
OrganiserUnited States Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (1996 & 1997 - collaboration between CBJJ and United States Federation of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu)
Divisions
Current skill divisionsAge 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 edition1996
Editions20
Most winsMen - André Galvão (9)
Women - Gabrielle Garcia (9)

HistoryEdit

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 WeightEdit

Year Host 57 kg 64 kg 70 kg 76 kg 82 kg 88 kg 94 kg 100 kg +100 kg Absolute
1996     Marcos Barreto (1/1)   Vinicius Magalhaes (1/2)   João Roque (1/1)   Marcio Feitosa (1/4)   Alexandre Paiva (1/1)   Roberto Magalhaes (1/4)   Luis Roberto Duarte (1/1)   Roberto Correa (1/4)   Eduardo Galvão (1/1)   Rigan Machado (1/3)
1997     Royler Gracie (1/2)   Marcio Feitosa (2/4)   Fernando Vasconcelos(1/2)   Ricardo Herriot (1/2)   Roberto Magalhaes (2/4)   Roberto Correa (2/4)   Rigan Machado (2/3)   Rigan Machado (3/3)
1998     Luis Renato (1/1)   Vinicius Magalhaes (2/2)   Marcio Feitosa (3/4)   Fernando Vasconcelos (2/2)   Roberto Magalhaes (3/4)   Saulo Ribeiro (1/2)   Bruno Severiano (1/3)   Ryan Gracie (1/1)   Saulo Ribeiro (2/2)
1999     Nay Cunha (1/1)   Royler Gracie (2/2)   Marcio Feitosa (4/4)   Bruno Severiano (2/3)   Antonio Schembri (1/1)   Ricardo Herriot (2/2)   Pericles Laudier (1/1)   Roberto Magalhaes (4/4)   Antonio Schembri (1/1)
2000     Rafael Duarte (1/1)   João Eduardo (1/1)   Celso Vinicius (1/2)   Augusto Lopez (1/1)   Erick Santos (1/1)   Fabricio Prantera (1/1)   Diego Jose (1/1)   Bruno Mathias (1/1)   Luis Felipe (1/1)   Fabricio Monteiro (1/1)
2001     Takeo Tani (1/1)   Wellington Dias (1/1)   Sandro Santiago (1/1)   Edson Diniz](1/1)   Bruno Severiano (3/3)   Roberto Correa (3/4)   Fernando Pontes (1/1)   Roberto Tozi (1/1)   Jorge Patiano (1/1)   Xande Ribeiro (1/4)
2002     Ricardo Vieira (1/1)   Leo Vieira (1/2)   Carlos Eduardo (1/2)   Delson Heleno (1/1)   Xande Ribeiro (2/4)   Fabio Leopoldo (1/1)   Alexandre Dantas (1/3)   Marcio Dantas (1/1)   Alexandre Dantas (2/3)
2003     Leonardo Escobar (1/1)   Renato Migliaccio (1/1)   Carlos Eduardo (2/2)   Paulo Guilobel (1/1)   Cassio Werneck (1/1)   Roberto Correa (4/4)   Adriano Maciel (1/1)   Marcio Cruz (1/4)   Marcio Cruz (2/4)
2004     Bibiano Fernandes (1/3)   Leo Vieira (2/2)   Daniel Moraes (1/1)   Fernando Augusto (1/1)   Ronaldo Souza (1/2)   Gabriel Vella](1/2)   Jorge Oliveira (1/1)   Alexandre Dantas (3/3)   Ronaldo Souza (2/2)
2005     Bibiano Fernandes (2/3)   Mario Reis (1/2)   André Galvão (1/9)   Givanildo Santana (1/1)   Rodrigo Pinheiro (1/1)   Xande Ribeiro (3/4)   Marcio Cruz (3/4)   Mario Cruz (4/4)
2006     Mauro Ayes (1/1)   Dai Yoshida (1/1)   Bibiano Fernandes (3/3)   Thiago Gomez Diaz (1/1)   André Galvão (2/9)   Demian Maia (1/1)   Braulio Estima (1/1)   Xande Ribeiro (4/4)   Rolles Gracie (1/1)   Roger Gracie (1/1)
2007     Bruno Malfacine (1/6)   Robson Moura (1/1)   Rubens Charles (1/5)   Lucas Leite (1/4)   Marcelo Garcia (1/1)   Romulo Barral (1/2)   Eduardo Telles (1/1)   Rafael Lovato Jr. (1/2)   Rodrigo Medeiros (1/1)   Romulo Barral (2/2)
2008     Bruno Malfacine (2/6)   Carlos Holanda (1/2)   Rubens Charles (2/5)   Celso Vinicius (2/2)   Gustavo Campos (1/2)   André Galvão (3/9)   Rafael Lovato Jr. (2/2)   Roberto Abreu (1/1)   Luis Theodoro (1/2)   André Galvão (4/9)
2009     João Kuraoka (1/1)   Yoshihiko Matsumoto (1/1)   Rubens Charles (3/5)   Lucas Lepri (1/4)   Lucas Leite (2/4)   Otavio Souza (1/2)   Roberto Alencar (1/2)   Antonio Braga Neto (1/4)   Marcio Corleta (1/1)   Antonio Braga Neto (2/4)
2010     Bruno Malfacine (3/6)   Carlos Holanda (2/2)   Rubens Charles (4/5)   Michael Langhi (1/2)   Kayron Gracie (1/2)   Otavio Souza (2/2)   Bernardo Faria (1/6)   Antonio Braga Neto (3/4)   Gabriel Vella (2/2)   Bernardo Faria (2/6)
2011     Rafael Freitas (1/1)   Caio Terra (1/3)   Bruno Frazatto (1/1)   Lucas Lepri (2/4)   Claudio Calasans (1/2)   André Galvão (5/9)   Rodolfo Vieira (1/2)   Marcus Almeida (1/3)   Antonio Braga Neto (4/4)   Rodolfo Vieira (2/2)
2012     Caio Terra (2/3)   Bruno Malfacine (4/6)   Rafael Mendes (1/2)   Leandro Lo (1/8)   Claudio Calasans (2/2)   Kayron Gracie (2/2)   Lucas Leite (3/4)   Bernardo Faria (3/6)   Marcus Almeida (2/3)   Antônio Carlos Júnior (1/1)
2013     Caio Terra (3/3)   Guilherme Mendes (1/1)   Rafael Mendes (2/2)   Michael Langhi (2/2)   Clark Gracie (1/1)   André Galvão (6/9)   Roberto Alencar (2/2)   Leo Nogueira (1/1)   Marcus Almeida (3/4)   Marcus Almeida (4/4)
2014     João Rodriguez (1/1)   Paulo Miyao (1/3)   Mario Reis (2/2)   Lucas Lepri (3/4)   Leandro Lo (2/8)   Gustavo Campos (2/2)   Yuri Simões (1/1)   Luis Panza (1/2)   André Galvão (7/9)   André Galvão (8/9)
2015     Bruno Malfacine (5/6)   Paulo Miyao (2/3)   Gianni Grippo (1/2)   Jonathan Torres (1/2)   Leandro Lo (3/8)   Keenan Cornelius (1/2)   Lucas Leite (4/4)   Bernardo Faria (4/6)   Alexander Trans (1/1)   Bernardo Faria (5/6)
2016     Michael Mesumeci (1/1)   João Miyao (1/3)   Paulo Miyao (3/3)   Edwin Najmi (1/1)   Yago de Souza (1/1)   Leandro Lo (4/8)   Cassio Da Silva (1/1)   Luis Panza (2/2)   André Galvão (9/9)   Bernardo Faria (6/6)
2017     Bruno Malfacine (6/6)   João Miyao (2/3)   Rubens Charles (5/5)   Lucas Lepri (4/4)   Otavio Souza (1/1)   Patrick Gáudio (1/1)   Leandro Lo (5/8)   Erberth Santos (1/1)   João Gabriel Rocha (1/2)   Leandro Lo (6/8)
2018     Tomoyuki Hashimoto (1/1)   João Miyao (3/3)   Gianni Grippo (2/2)   Jonathan Torres (2/2)   Gabriel Arges (1/1)   Lucas Barbosa (1/2)   Leandro Lo (7/8)   Keenan Cornelius (2/2)   João Gabriel Rocha (2/2)   Leandro Lo (8/8)
2019     Cleber Sousa (1/1)   Hiago George (1/1)   Mattheus Gabriel (1/1)   Levi Jones-Leary (1/1)   Isaque Bahiense (1/1)   Gustavo Batista (1/1)   Kaynan Duarte (1/1)   Fellipe Andrew (1/1)   Ricardo Evangelista (1/1)   Lucas Barbosa (2/2)

Pan American Champions in Women's Brazilian Jiu Jitsu by Year and WeightEdit

Year Host -48 kg Rooster -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     Bianca Andrade (1/1)   Mariana Coelho (1/3)   Rosangela Silva (1/1)
2000     Renata Ninomiya (1/1)   Tatina Chaves (1/1)   Mariana Coelho (2/3)
2001     Alessandra Filha (1/2)   Luciana Tavares (1/1)   Erica Paes (1/1)
2002     Alessandra Filha (2/2)   Kris Schade (1/1)   Luciana Dias (1/7)
2003     Kyra Gracie (1/3)   Leticia Ribeiro (1/2)   Alessandra Vieira (1/1)   Jaqueline Andrade (1/1)   Maria do Carmo Paixao (1/1)
2004     Megumi Fuji (1/2)   Leticia Ribeiro (2/2)   Jeniffer Locke (1/1)   Kelly Paul (1/2   Jaqueline Williams (1/1)
2005     Tessa Queen (1/1)   Kyra Gracie (2/3)   Cindy Hales (1/1)   Kelly Paul (2/2)   Luciana Dias (2/7)
2006     Megumi Fuji (2/2)   Mariana Coelho (3/3)   Kelly Paul (1/1)   Luciana Dias (3/7)
2007     Kanako Inaba (1/1)   Felicia Oh (1/1)   Kyra Gracie (3/3)   Luciana Dias (4/7)   Penny Thomas (1/1)
2008     Michelle Nicolini (1/3)   Gisele Braga (1/1)   Ana Laura Cordeiro (1/4)   Luciana Dias (5/7)   Luciana Dias (6/7)
2009     Claudia Kvenbo (1/1)   Fabiana Borges (1/2)   Ana Carolina Vidal (1/2)   Valerie Worthington (1/2)   Ana Laura Cordeiro (2/4)   Luciana Dias (7/7)   Ana Laura Cordeiro (3/4)
2010     Michelle Nicolini (2/3)   Fabiana Borges (2/2)   Luana Alzuguir (1/4)   Hillary Williams (1/1)   Valerie Worthington (2/2)   Gabrielle Garcia (1/11)   Gabrielle Garcia (2/11)
2011     Gezary Matuda (1/4)   Michelle Nicolini (3/3)   Beatriz Mesquita (1/7)   Luana Alzuguir (2/4)   Luiza Monteiro (1/6)   Gabrielle Garcia (3/9)   Luana Alzuguir (3/4)
2012     Sofia Amarante (1/1)   Bruna Ribeiro (1/1)   Beatriz Mesquita (2/7)   Luana Alzuguir (4/4)   Hannette Staack (1/1)   Gabrielle Garcia (4/11)   Gabrielle Garcia (5/11)
2013     Miriam Cerqueira (1/1)   Luiza Monteiro (2/6)   Ana Carolina Vidal (2/2)   Vanessa Oliveira (1/1)   Talita Nogueira (1/3)   Gabrielle Garcia (6/11)   Gabrielle Garcia (7/11)
2014     Andrea Encarnacion (1/1)   Tammi Musumeci (1/2)   Beatriz Mesquita (3/7)   Luiza Monteiro (3/6)   Talita Nogueira (2/3)   Tammy Griego (1/1)   Beatriz Mesquita (4/7)
2015     Gezary Matuda (2/4)   Mackenzie Dern (1/2)   Beatriz Mesquita (5/7)   Monique Elias (1/2)   Ana Laura Cordeiro (4/4)   Dominyka Obelenyte (1/2)   Gabrielle Garcia (8/11)   Gabrielle Garcia (9/11)
2016     Gezary Matuda (3/4)   Mackenzie Dern (2/2)   Beatriz Mesquita (6/7)   Luiza Monteiro (4/6)   Andresa Correa (1/2)   Talita Nogueira (3/3)   Dominyka Obelenyte (2/2)   Andresa Correa (2/2)
2017     Talita Alencar (1/1)   Bianca Basilio (1/1)   Tammi Musumeci (2/2)   Monique Elias (2/2)   Jessica Flowers (1/1)   Samela Shoham (1/1)   Tayane Porfirio (1/2)   Tayane Porfirio (2/2)
2018     Gezary Matuda (4/4)   Karen Atunes (1/1)   Beatriz Mesquita (7/7)   Angelica Galvão (1/1)   Nathiely de Jesus (1/2)   Maria Malyjasik (1/1)   Claudia Doval (1/1)   Luiza Monteiro (5/6)
2019     Mayssa Bastos (1/1)   Amanda Monteiro (1/1)   Ffion Davies (1/1)   Gabrielle McComb (1/1)   Ana Carolina Vidal (1/1)   Luiza Monteiro (6/6)   Nathiely de Jesus (2/2)   Gabrielle Garcia (10/11)   Gabrielle Garcia (11/11)

ReferencesEdit

  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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