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2013 IBJJF No-Gi Worlds: Photos and Texas Medal Winners





By TXMMA Staff | Photos by Mike Calimbas (Texas Event Photography)

 

Texas Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Competitors Represent at the 2013 IBJJF No-Gi Worlds

 

Some of our own Texas Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitors traveled to Long Beach, CA this past weekend (November 2-3) to represent the state at the 2013 IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship, one of the most prestigious BJJ-format submission grappling tournaments in the world.

Taking place at the Walter Pyramid on the campus of California State University Long Beach, the same site as the BJJ Mundials, the IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship (No Gi Worlds) typically draws in some of the top grapplers from all across the nation and abroad as well with competitors flying in from as far as Brazil and Japan for a chance to compete and win the coveted title of No-Gi World Champion.

This year no less than 12 Texas BJJ representatives earned that title with gold medal finishes at the 2013 IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship, a very impressive accomplishment and indicative of the sport’s growth here in the lone star state.

Adding to that, Texas BJJ reps earned at least 26 more medals (we may have missed a few) with as many athletes coming in with second and third place finishes to represent Texas BJJ in fine fashion.

Below is a listing of Texas medalists at the 2013 IBJJF No-Gi Worlds. If we missed any, please let us know and we’ll add them on.

Also, there are some pictures below courtesy of Mike Calimbas Photography. Prints and downloads for licensed commercial usage can be purchased onsite at www.mikecalimbas.com/BJJ.

 

Texas Medal Winners from the 2013 IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship

 

2013 IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship – Gold Medalists (Texas Edition)

  • Matt Hernandez – Paragon (Blue / Juvenile 2 / Rooster)
  • Andy Cordova – GB Texas (Blue / Juvenile 2 / Middle)
  • Andy Cordova – GB Texas (Blue / Juvenile 2 /Open Class)
  • Shawn Joseph Coughlan – Nova União (Blue / Master / Light Feather)
  • Ross Evans – Marra Senki (BLUE / Senior 3 / Male / Middle)
  • Danielle Renee Alvarez – Nova União (PURPLE / Adult / Female / Light)
  • Vin Abadie – Nova União (PURPLE / Master / Male / Feather)
  • Michael R Alexander – Travis Lutter Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (PURPLE / Master / Male / Heavy)
  • Edward Wittern – Solis Martial Arts Academy (PURPLE / Master / Male / Open Class)
  • Jason Robert Yerrington – Marra Senki (BROWN / Master / Male / Ultra Heavy)
  • Miguel Castro – Team Tooke Mixed Martial Arts (BROWN / Senior 2 / Male / Heavy)
  • Chris Robin Brennan – Paragon BJJ (BLACK / Senior 2 / Male / Middle)
  • Daniel V. Alvarez Jr. – Nova União (BLACK / Senior 1 / Male / Light Feather)
  • Stephen Vincent Hall – Alliance (BLACK / Senior 2 / Male / Ultra Heavy)

 

2013 IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship – Silver Medalists (Texas Edition)

  • Justin Rebolloso – Nova Uniao (Blue / Juvenile 1 / Feather)
  • Jarrod Trotter – North Dallas BJJ (Blue / Adult Light / Feather)
  • Natalia Shepler – Nova União (Adult / Female Light / Feather)
  • Laura Heiman – Paragon BJJ (BLUE / Master / Female / Light)
  • Jerry Lair – Travis Lutter Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BLUE / Senior 1 / Male / Super Heavy)
  • John Robert Morris VI – Texas Punishment Crew (BLUE / Senior 3 / Male / Ultra Heavy)
  • Ross Evans – Marra Senki (BLUE / Senior 3 / Male / Open Class)
  • Michael Anthony Perez – Atos Jiu-Jitsu (PURPLE / Adult / Male / Middle)
  • Marcello Salazar Bergo – Brazilian Top Team (BLACK / Master / Male / Medium Heavy)
  • Paul Halme – Peak Performance (BLACK / Senior 1 / Male / Super Heavy)
  • Paul Halme – Peak Performance (BLACK / Senior 1 / Male / Open Class)
  • Jarrod Micheal Clontz – Solis Martial Arts Academy (BLACK / Senior 2 / Male / Heavy)
  • Stephen Vincent Hall – Alliance (BLACK / Senior 2 / Male / Open Class)

 

2013 IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi Championship – Bronze Medalists (Texas Edition)

  • Reed Shelger – GF Team (PURPLE / Adult / Male / Heavy)
  • Michael Anthony Perez – Atos Jiu-Jitsu (PURPLE / Adult / Male / Open Class)
  • Edward Wittern – Solis Martial Arts Academy (PURPLE / Master / Male / Super Heavy)
  • Dustin M Ordinario – Solis Martial Arts Academy (BROWN / Adult / Male / Rooster)
  • Bradley Gene Barnes – Nova União (BROWN / Master / Male / Ultra Heavy)
  • Bradley Gene Barnes – Nova União (BROWN / Master / Male / Open Class)
  • Diego Gamonal Nogueira – Brazilian Top Team (BLACK / Adult / Male / Super Heavy)
  • Bruno Bastos Cruz – Nova União 9BLACK / Adult / Male / Ultra Heavy)
  • Alejandro Siqueira Doudement – Gracie Barra (BLACK / Master / Male / Feather)
  • Gabriel Garcia – Ralph Gracie 9BLACK / Master / Male / Ultra Heavy)
  • Mark David Zuber – Nova União (BLACK / Senior 1 / Male / Super Heavy)
  • Jarrod Micheal Clontz – Solis Martial Arts Academy (BLACK / Senior 2 / Male / Open Class)

 

Texas BJJ Photo Highlights from the 2013 IBJJF No-Gi World Championships

 

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Next Generation’s Chris Brennan arrives to the Pyramid.

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NDBJJ’s Jarrod Trotter hits the armbar.

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SMAA’s Jarrod Clontz prepping for action.

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Team Lutter’s Bobby Alexander ready to pass.

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SMAA’s Dennis Sisson wins one of his matches.

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Eddie Wittern relaxing before winning his two medals.

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Dennis Sisson tries to sink his hooks in.

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The Cordova brothers, Kevin and Andy (Gracie Barra Texas).

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Jacob Allphin making the best of his time in the bullpen.

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Nova Uniao’s Bruno Bastos coaches one of his many students from the stands.

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Alvarez BJJ’s Jordan Shepler watches his wife compete.

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World traveler Daniel Alvarez coaches his student.

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Cooper Cardinale after winning one of his matches.

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Elite MMA’s Robert Yamashita and Julian Vega head down the steps to the competition floor.

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Danielle Alvarez wins one of her matches.

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Paradigm’s Reed Shelger on his way to a third place finish.

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Katy, TX native Michael Perez battling on his way to two medals.

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Jacob and Dustin Ordinario chill before their matches.

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Natalia Shepler looks to pass half guard.

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Andy Cordova holds off his opponent in the 50/50.

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Justin Rebolloso works to retain his guard.

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Danielle Alvarez snaps her opponent down.

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Battle of the braids here in the women’s division.

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Alejandro Siquera of Gracie Barra Dallas and friend watch from the stands on day one.

 

► More photos from Sunday at the 2013 IBJJF NOGI Worlds coming soon. You can also see all those photos plus more in the complete IBJJF No-Gi Worlds Galleries now available on www.mikecalimbas.com/BJJ.

 

 






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