2006 California Pankration Championships results and photos

The next Pankration tournament will be held Aug 20th at the University of San Diego as part of the World Amateur Martial Arts Games. Competitors from across the country as well as Europe and South America are expected. More info is at www.fightleague.orgThe 2006 CALIFORNIA PANKRATION CHAMPIONSHIPS were held May 7th at Santa Ana College. 149 Competitors of all ages, sizes and abilities entered the tournament. Pankration competition allows body strikes, takedowns and submissions. The event was run like a wrestling tournament with three mats and was open to all schools and styles. Almost all the competitors showed great sportsmanship and respect for each other. The tournament started at approximately 1:00 PM and finished at 6:30 PM. with no significant injuries or incidents.


The next Pankration tournament will be held Aug 20th at the University of San Diego as part of the World Amateur Martial Arts Games. Competitors from across the country as well as Europe and South America are expected. More info is at www.fightleague.org

2006 CALIFORNIA PANKRATION CHAMPIONSHIPS:

TOP TEAMS

YOUTH DIVISION1. COBRA KAI – Las Vegas, NV2. RIVERSIDE SUBMISSION ACADEMY – Riverside, CA3. AMERICAN FREESTYLE FIGHT CLUB – Lake Havasu, AZ

ADULT DIVISIONS

BEGINNER MEN1. WEST COAST JIU JITSU Oxnard, CA2. COBRA KAI – Las Vegas, NVTie for 3rd place3. IMS, Santa Cruz, CA3. SPARKS FREESTYLE – Sparks, NV

INTERMEDIATE MEN1. COBRA KAI – Las Vegas, NV2. GRACIE BARRA OCEANSIDE – Oceanside, CAThree way tie for 3rd place3. ROJO JIU JITSU – Palm Desert, CA3. 29 PALMS – MCB, 29 Palms, CA3. RIVERSIDE SUMBISSION ACADEMY – Riverside, CA


ADVANCED MEN (Ties all around!!!)1. OC JIU JITSU – Lake Forest, CA1. WEST COAST JIU JITSU – Oxnard, CA2. GRACIE BARRA OCEANSIDE – Oceanside, CA2. ROJO JIU JITSU – Palm Desert, CA3. MACHADO JIU JITSU – Tarzana, CA3. CITY BOXING – San Diego, CA3. GROUND ZERO JIU JITSU – Augusta, GA3. COBRA KAI – Las Vegas, NV


INDIVIDUAL RESULTS


YOUTH DIVISION Ages 6-17 (55 competitors/ 16 divisions)

ROOKIE 60 & under1.Jesse GABRIEL – SHARK TANK2.Trenton BEYERS – AMERICAN FREESTYLE FIGHT CLUB (Lake Havasu)

ROOKIE 60 & over1.Ronnie COMMINGS – NOR CAL FIGHTING ALLIANCE2.Jesse GABRIEL – SHARK TANK3.Ricardo SMITH – TEAM FRATER

NOVICE 65 & under1.Dolan LAMBERT – COBRA KAI2.Dione CUNANAH – COBRA KAI3.Joseph RODRIGUEZ – COMBINED MARTIAL SCIENCE

NOVICE 65-76.91.Daniel OPFERMAN – TEAM FREEDOM2.David KOTIK – MAKOTO KARATE ACADEMY3.Alex MILLER – TEAM FRATER

CADET 68-921.Dylon ROBINSON – COBRA KAI2.Edan CHEN-ZION – MAKATO KARATE ACADEMY3.Nicholas BLATIN – MAKATO KARATE ACADEMY

CADET 80-94.91.Dylon ROBINSON – COBRA KAI2.Sterling BEAUCHAMP – Team FRATER

CADET 102-107.81.Eric VARGAS – COBRA KAI2.Stewart BLUE – COBRA KAI3.Megan ANDERSON – COBRA KAI

CADET 110-124.91.Magid HAGE – GRACIE BARRA OCEANSIDE2.Richard ROMERO – RIVERSIDE SUBMISSION ACADEMY3.Xavier ARREY – RIVERSIDE SUBMISSION ACADEMY

CADET 124 – 131.91.Richard ROMERO – RIVERSIDE SUBMISSION ACADEMY2.Dylan GARDNER – COMBINED MARTIAL SCIENCE

CADET over 1401. Darren VINCENT – AMERICAN FREESTYLE FIGHT CLUB (Lake Havasu)2. Antonio TRINGA – AMERICAN FREESTYLE FIGHT CLUB (Lake Havasu)

JUNIOR 115 & under1.Jason MOON – COBRA KAI2.Lorne KIRKLAND – COBRA KAI3.Bobby MORALES – APEX

JUNIOR 115-124.91.Brian JUNKER – RIVERSIDE SUBMISSION ACADEMY2.Andrew HORNBECK – RIVERSIDE SUBMISSION ACADEMY3.Ian COMER – COBRA KAI

JUNIOR 125-134.91.Marco SALAZAR – OC JIU JITSU2.Daniel GARCIA – OKI KEMPO3.Jayce MOTTA – COBRA KAI

JUNIOR 145-1561.Cody TRACY – AMERICAN FREESTYLE FIGHT CLUB (Lake Havasu)2.Daryl MILLS – RIVERSIDE SUBMISSION ACADEMY3.Casey MONTEJANO – OC JIU JITSU

JUNIOR 157-169.91.Travis ROMERO – RIVERSIDE SUBMISSION ACADEMY2.Randy COLON – OKI KEMPO3.Marcos RUIZ – RIVERSIDE SUBMISSION ACADEMY

JUNIOR 185 & over1.David Trujillo – COBRA KAI2.Sammy GONZALEZ – RIVERSIDE SUBMISSION ACADEMY


ADULT DIVISION (94 competitors/ 20 divisions)

BEGINNER – Less than 8 months training (42 Competitors)

FLYWEIGHT1.Brendan GUCCIONE – GRACIE BARRA OCEANSIDE2.William BURTON – SPARKS FREESTYLE3.Daniel CAMERA – NEXT GENERATION

BANTAMWEIGHT1.David TRUJILLO – COBRA KAI2.Frederick HALEY – IND3.Ryan JOHNSON – SPARKS FREESTYLE

LIGHTWEIGHT1.Franklyn PORTER – CITY BOXING2.Darrin MATHEWS – COBRA KAI3.Channin TWEEDY – OC MUAY THAI

WELTERWEIGHT1.Richard MENDOZA- IND2.Joshua PLUMMER – IND3.David ALVAREZ – IMS

MIDDLEWEIGHT1.Dennis CHAPMAN – WEST COAST JIU JITSU2.Nick ALVAREZ – IMS3.Jeremy MUNOZ – OC MUAY THAI

LT HEAVYWEIGHT1.Jaquay BANGS – WEST COAST JIU JITSU2.Kenny FIELDS – COBRA KAI3.Dustin BROWN – IND

HEAVYWEIGHT1.John PILVELIS – IND2.Francisco AGUIERA – IND

INTERMEDIATE – Less than 2 years training (30 competitors)

FLYWEIGHT1.Ernie GONZALEZ – ROJO JIU JITSU2.Noah NEWBEGI – GRACIE BARRA OCEANSIDE

FEATHERWEIGHT1.Ryan MAZON – 29 PALMS2.Aaron MAZON – 29 PALMS3.Ryan MEYER – COBRA KAI

BANTAMWEIGHT1.Brian KANGES – KOBRA KAI2.Ethan ARCHIBALD – OC JIU JITSU3.Tom HADEN – GRACIE BARRA OCEANSIDE

LIGHTWEIGHT1.Hugh SARGENT – GRACIE BARRA OCEANSIDE2.Saad AWAD – COBRA KAI3.Orlando VIDALI – IMS

MIDDLEWEIGHT1.Emmett OLVERA – OC MUAY THAI2.Bobby AVILA – ROJO JIU JITSU3.Nick NUNEZ – RIVERSIDE SUBMISSION ACADEMY

LT HEAVYWEIGHT1.Carlos FUENTES – IND2.Cartis STEPHANS – IND3.Julian GUERRERO – IMS

HEAVYWEIGHT1.Ryan MONACO – COBRA KAI2.Ronald LEBRETON – RIVERSIDE SUBMISSION ACADEMY3.Jessie GONZALEZ – RIVERSIDE SUBMISSION ACADEMY

ADVANCED – Over 2 years training (22 Competitors)

FLYWEIGHT – NEED BRACKET1.Ulysess GOMEZ – COBRA KAI2.Noah TILLIS – NEW BREED3.Ernie GONZALEZ – ROJO JIU JITSU

FEATHERWEIGHT1.Scott DEWITT – CLEBER JIU JITSU2.Lorenzo PARKES – IND3.KYLE HOELCHER – GRACIE BARRA OCEANSIDE

BANTAMWEIGHT1.Nick WILLERT – WEST COAST JIU JITSU2.Travis ROMERO – RIVERSIDE SUBMISSION ADADEMY3.Noe GONZALES – WEST COAST JIU JITSU

LIGHTWEIGHT1.Christian RUIZ – CITY BOXING2.Emmanuel VELASQUEZ – ROJO JIU JITSU3.David SOSEBEE – OC JIU JITSU

WELTERWEIGHT1.Nathan MURPHY – OC JIU JITSU2.Mitchell MORRIS – CHINESE FIGHTING ARTS3.Adam LEHMAN – RIVERSIDE SUBMISSION ACADEMY

HEAVYWEIGHT1.Benjamin BRADLEY – GROUND ZERO JIU JITSU2.Corey BENNIN – GRACIE BARRA OCEANSIDE


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