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2013 IBJJF Worlds – Texas Edition

Texans shine at 2013 IBJJF World Championship in Long Beach, CA


A handful of competitors from the Texas Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Community made the trip this year to compete in the 2013 IBJJF World Championship event held at the CSU Long Beach Pyramid from March 30th to June 2nd. As we mentioned in a previous article, this included MMA/BJJ competitor Carlos Diego Ferreira (who also fought the night before in Corpus Christi) but plenty of others attended as well.

Medalists include the names listed below and more that we’re probably missing at the time of this writing but the point is… TEXAS represented!

2013 IBJJF World Championships

Fabiana Borges (Gracie Barra SA)

2013 BJJ Worlds Medalists from Texas

  • Rudy Martinez (Bastos BJJ)
  • Matthew Hernandez (Paragon TX)
  • Lora Hallock (Paragon TX)
  • Fabiana Borges (GB San Antonio)
  • Laura Heiman (Paragon Austin)
  • Aubrey Randle (GF Team – Galveston)
  • Justin Rebolloso (Alvarez BJJ)
  • Austin Kells (Alvarez BJJ)
  • Michael Esquivel II (Paragon TX)
  • Andy Cordova (GB Texas)
  • Andrew Kimler (Texas Punishment Crew)
  • Makenzie Nunnally (Team Lutter)
  • Lana Hunter (Soul Fighters)
  • Cruz Ybarra Jr. (Soul Fighters)

Great job to all our medalist and everyone else who traveled to Long Beach to compete and put it all on the line. Keep it going guys. The future for Texas Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu looks bright!


Texas BJJ at 2013 Worlds – Photo Gallery

Enjoy the slideshow below. You can find more photos from all divisions of the 2013 IBJJF Worlds available in high-resolution for print and download orders at www.mikecalimbas.com.