Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship

The Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Pan American Championship (commonly known as Pan Ams or Pans), is the largest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament held in North America.[1] The event is held annually by the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation.[2]

Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship
Competition details
LocationUnited States
Nickname(s)"Pan Ams"
DisciplineBrazilian Jiu-Jitsu
TypeOpen
OrganiserIBJFF[a]
Divisions
Current skill divisions
Age divisions
  • Juvenile 1 (16 years old)
  • Juvenile 2 (17 years old)
  • Adult (18+ years old)
  • Master 1 (30-35 years old)
  • Master 2 (36-40 years old)
  • Master 3 (41-45 years old)
  • Master 4 (46-50 years old)
  • Master 5 (51-55 years old)
  • Master 6 (56-60 years old)
  • Master 7 (61 years old and older)
Current weight divisions
Weight divisions
Men
  • Open Class: Free
  • Ultra-Heavyweight: No maximum
  • Super Heavyweight: -222 lb (+100.5 kg)
  • Heavyweight: -208 lb (-94.3 kg)
  • Medium Heavyweight: -195 lb (-88.3 kg)
  • Middleweight: -181.5 lb (-82.3 kg)
  • Lightweight: -168 lb (-76 kg)
  • Featherweight: -154.5 lb (-70 kg)
  • Light Featherweight: -141.5 lb (-64 kg)
  • Roosterweight: -127 lb (-57.5 kg)
Women
  • Open Class: Free
  • Super Heavyweight: No maximum
  • Heavyweight: -175 lbs (-79.3kg)
  • Medium Heavyweight: -163.5 lbs (-74 kg)
  • Middleweight: -152.5 lb (-69 kg)
  • Lightweight: -141.5 lbs (-64 kg)
  • Featherweight: -129 lbs (-58.5kg)
  • Light Featherweight: -118 lbs (-53.5kg)
  • Roosterweight: -107 lbs (-48.5kg)
History
First edition1996
Editions20
Most winsMen - André Galvão (9)
Women - Gabrielle Garcia (9)
Most recent2022

HistoryEdit

Representing one of the first steps toward internationalisation 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 with the 2022 edition in Florida reporting over 4,600 jiu-jitsu athletes registered to compete.[3]

The Pan Championship is one of the four IBJJF “Grand Slam” events, which include European Jiu-Jitsu Championship, Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship and World Jiu-Jitsu Championship.[4] 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)   Tiago Alves (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 (1/2)   Kaynan Duarte (1/1)   Fellipe Andrew (1/3)   Ricardo Evangelista (1/1)   Lucas Barbosa (2/2)
2021     Lívio Ribeiro (1/1)   Diego Oliveira (1/1)   Jamil Hill (1/1)   Johnatha Alves (1/1)   Tainan Dalpra (1/1)   André Porfirio (1/1)   Gustavo Batista (2/2)   Fellipe Andrew (2/3)   Victor Hugo (1/1)   Fellipe Andrew (3/3)

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 Fujii (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 Fujii (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 (1/7)   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 (2/7)   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 (3/7)   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 (4/7)   Andresa Correa (1/2)   Talita Nogueira (3/3)   Dominyka Obelenyte (2/2)   Andresa Correa (2/2)
2017     Talita Alencar (1/1)   Bianca Basílio (1/2)   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 (1/2)   Claudia Doval (1/1)   Luiza Monteiro (5/7)
2019     Mayssa Bastos (1/1)   Amanda Monteiro (1/1)   Ffion Davies (1/1)   Gabrielle McComb (1/1)   Ana Carolina Vidal (1/1)   Luiza Monteiro (6/7)   Nathiely de Jesus (2/2)   Gabrielle Garcia (10/11)   Gabrielle Garcia (11/11)
2021     Lavínia Barbosa (1/1)   Ana Rodrigues (1/1)   Bianca Basílio (2/2)   Nathalie Ribeiro (1/1)   Luiza Monteiro (7/7)   Ana Carolina Vieira (1/1)   Maria Malyjasiak (2/2)   Gabrieli Pessanha (1/1)   Yara Soares (1/1)

NotesEdit

  1. ^ United States Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (1996 & 1997 - collaboration between CBJJ and United States Federation of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "PAN-AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIP". International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation. Retrieved July 13, 2011.
  2. ^ "BJJ Pan-Am Preparation with Alliance and Gracie Barra". Fightworks Podcast. March 30, 2010. Retrieved July 13, 2011.
  3. ^ "International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation". IBJJF.
  4. ^ "IBJJF Announced Date and Location for "Pan Championship 2018" – Jiu Jitsu News". Jiu Jitsu News – All about brazilian Jiu Jitsu. 2017-11-03.
  5. ^ "IBJJF RANKING INFORMATION". Retrieved 2017-12-24.

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