NAGA US Nationals 2001

December 8, 2001, Miami, Florida- Submission Fighters from Florida and many other states such as Virginia, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Ohio made the journey to compete in the NAGA`s 1st Annual US National event. December 8, 2001, Miami, Florida- Submission Fighters from Florida and many other states such as Virginia, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Ohio made the journey to compete in the NAGA`s 1st Annual US National event. The event featured 56 Gi & No-Gi Grappling Divisions, along with several World Class Superfights.


SUPERIGHT RESULTS:


4-Man Tournament (Round 1)Roberto “Gordo” Correara vs. David Avellon


Roberto “Gordo” Correara, a two time world black belt absolute champion had a very challenging 1st match against local champion, David Avellon. Gordo started strong by getting the first half-guard sweep and getting side mount. Then Dave managed to get back up to his feet and proceeded to take Gordo down. The fight went back and forth with both fighters earning advantages. In the end, the judges selected Gordo the winner. It was a very close match that exhausted both fighters. Dave should be proud of his performance and we look forward to having both gentlemen back in competition next year.


Leonel Perez vs. Ryan Stout


NAGA representatives asked Leonel Perez, the US National Advanced Division Champion from the event, if he would step up and fight in the 4-man tourney. Leonel was more than happy to accept the challenge. His match against the IFC Middleweight Champion, Ryan Stout was very exciting. Both competitors showed tremendous strength and speed. The battle raged on for 6 minutes. Leonel’s submission skills proved superior as he finished the match at 6:11 via Arm Bar. Hats off to Ryan who flew in from Ohio and also took the match on short notice after teammate Chris Wells was unable to make the trip.


Superfight #2


Helio Moreiro “Soneca” vs. Jorge Jorgel


The crowd was given a special treat when World & Pan American Champion Soneca offered to fight in a NAGA Superfight. His opponent was a 6 Time Brazilian State Champion, Jorge Gurgel. The lightweight battle reminded me of Barret Yoshida fighting in Abu Dhabi with lighting fast execution of technique, reverses, and submission attempts. This match was governed by Abu Dhabi Rules, since no points were scored, the match was deemed a draw.


Special Thanks:


I wanted to thank all of the fighters and spectators who made the trip to Miami this past weekend. With Christmas being right around the corned, it’s hard not only to train but also afford to compete. I wanted to thank Marcos Avellon, our NAGA Florida representative for all his help this year. Marcos is absolutely the best promoter I have had the pleasure of knowing in the 15 years I have been involved with sport fighting. I also wanted to thank Gordon Hester for helping put together the Gordo Superfight. Gordon and Joe D’Arce ran all of the BJJ rings that day as well. As always, special thanks to Mary, Stephanie, Joe & Laura who made the trip to Florida and ran the show.



TEAM and INDIVIDUALS RESULTS:



NO-GI TEAM CHAMPIONS:


1st Place – Xtreme Jiu-Jitsu (53 Points) 2nd Place – Marcio Simas/Academia of Martial Arts (52 Points)


3rd Place – One Dragon (46 Points (br)


4th Place – Fracture (40 Points)


5th Place – Relson Gracie (38 Points)


6th Place – De La Riva (32 Points)


7th Place – JBA (21 Points)


8th Place – Bodycut Jiu-Jitsu


9th Place – Urban Survival Tactics


10th Place – Florida Karate Fitness Center <18 Points>


11th Place – Atemi-Ryu Jiu-Jitsu <17 Points>


Honorable mention teams:Carlos Gracie JR,CIJ, Inner Circle, Infight, Freestyle Fighting, & Team Edson Diniz.



GI TEAM CHAMPIONS:


1st Place -Academy of Martial Arts/Marcio Simas(90 Points)


2nd Place Tie -Florida Karate and Fitness Center (25 Points)


2nd Place -De La Riva (25 Points)


4th Place -Urban Survival Concepts (20 Points)


5thPlace Tie -Popovitch & Top Team (14 Points)


7thPlace Tie- Xtreme JJ & Infight (12 Points)


9th Place – Manimal (9 Points)


10th Place – C1J (8 Points)


Honorable Mention Teams: NHB Fights, Atemi-Ryu JJ, One Dragon




****Any corrections please forward to jcuff@nagafighter.com



NO GI INDIVIDUAL WINNERS



NO GI TEENS Ages 15, 16 & 17 Light Weight


Gold Medallist = Chris Steve Atemi-Ryu JJ


Silver Medallist = Shaun Cifferri Inner Circle



NO GI TEENS Ages 15, 16 & 17 Heavy Weight


Gold Medallist = Eric MarichOne Dragon


Silver Medallist = Richard Bilbao One Dragon


Bronze Medallist = Adam Fundara Kenpo Karate of Kendale



NO GI MENS NOVICE Fly Weight (144.9 & Under)


Gold Medallist = Carlos Calmet Extreme JJ


Silver Medallist = Chris Stuve Atemi-Ryu JJ



NO GI MENS BEGINNER Fly Weight (144.9 & Under)


Gold Medallist = Carlos Calmet Extreme JJ


Silver Medallist = Greg Padulo Florida Karate Fitness Center


Bronze Medallist = Marcos Concepcion Extreme JJ



NO GI MENS INTEMEDIATE Fly Weight (144.9 & Under)


Gold Medallist = Jared Bregstein De La Riva



NO GI MENS ADVANCED Fly Weight (144.9 & Under)


Gold Medallist = Richard Travis Carlos Gracie JR


Silver Medallist = Jared Bregstein De La Riva



NO GI WOMENS – Beginner


Gold Medallist = Michele Ziegler Popovitch


Silver Medallist = Lindsay Eichenmiller CIJ


Bronze Medallist = Eve Sapsford Infight



NO GI EXECUTIVE (40 yrs & Above)


Gold Medallist = Mark Thomas Relson Gracie


Silver Medallist = Anthony Tirzano Academia of Martial Arts


Bronze Medallist = Venancio Correa Florida Karate Fitness Center



NO GI WOMENS – Advanced


Gold Medallist = Barbara Kubilus Extreme JJ


Silver Medallist = Michele Ziegler Popovitch


Bronze Medallist = Misty Becker CIJ



NO GI MENS NOVICE Light Weight (145 to 159.9 lbs)


Gold Medallist = Jesus Lastro Inner Circle


Silver Medallist = Leonardo Leite Edson Diniz



NO GI MENS BEGINNER Light Weight (145 to 159.9 lbs)


Gold Medallist = Asher King Academia of Martial Arts


Silver Medallist = David Hall Academia of Martial Arts


Bronze Medallist = Boomer Goldman Popovitch



NO GI MENS INTERMEDIATE Light Weight (145 to 159.9 lbs)


Gold Medallist = Michael Farvet Extreme JJ


Silver Medallist = Asher King Academia of Martial Arts


Bronze Medallist = Marco Stabile One Dragon



NO GI MENS ADVANCED Light Weight (145 to 159.9 lbs)


Gold Medallist = Freddy Trillo Bodycut JJ


Silver Medallist = Andrew Cargill Atemi-Ryu JJ


Bronze Medallist = Ken Allen Fracture



NO GI KIDS 75 to 99.9 lbs. TEAM


Gold Medallist = Amanda Mohammed One Dragon


Silver Medallist = Andrew Grant One Dragon



NO GI MASTERS (30 TO 40 years) Light Weight (174.9 lbs. & under)


Gold Medallist = Mark Thomas Relson Gracie


Silver Medallist = Mike Harvey Popovitch


Bronze Medallist = Freddy Trillo Bodycut JJ



NO GI MENS NOVICE Middle Weight (160 to 174.9 lbs.)


Gold Medallist = James CollinsRelson Gracie


Silver Medallist = Marc ShapiroFlorida Karate Fitness Center


Bronze Medallist = Greg Kelly Extreme JJ



NO GI MENS BEGINNER Middle Weight (160 to 174.9 lbs.)


Gold Medallist = Joseph Daugherty Relson Gracie


Silver Medallist = Sean Wells Infight


Bronze Medallist = Jhenssen Vega Marcio Simas



NO GI MENS INTERMEDIATE Middle Weight (160 to 174.9 lbs)


Gold Medallist = Guillermo Restrepo Extreme JJ


Silver Medallist = Andrew Smith NHB Fights


Bronze Medallist = Eric BentleyDe La Riva



NO GI MENS ADVANCED Middle Weight (160 to 174.9 lbs)


Gold Medallist = Shane Dunn Fracture


Silver Medallist = Anthony Talone Marcio Simas


Bronze Medallist = Ken Allen Fracture



NO GI KIDS 100 to 114.9 lbs. TEAM


Gold Medallist = Enrico Cocco Freestyle Fighting


Silver Medallist = Sean Gage One Dragon


Bronze Medallist = Sean Samson One Dragon



NO GI MASTERS (30 TO 40 years) Middle Weight (175 to 199.9 lbs.)


Gold Medallist = Michael Mackey One Dragon


Silver Medallist = Clif Hutto Urban Survival Concepts


Bronze Medallist = Eddie Lirett Urban Survival Concepts



NO GI MENS NOVICE Heavy Weight (175 to 194.9 lbs.)


Gold Medallist = Michael Danna Popovitch


Silver Medallist = Robert Mercado Edson Diniz


Bronze Medallist = William Edwards Inner Circle



NO GI MENS BEGINNER Heavy Weight (175 to 194.9 lbs)


Gold Medallist = Fabio Paulo Popovitch


Silver Medallist = Eddie Lirett Urban Survival Concepts


Bronze Medallist = Eric Marich One Dragon



NO GI MENS INTERMEDIATE Heavy Weight (175 to 194.9 lbs)


Gold Medallist = Dan Simmler JBA


Silver Medallist = Eddie Lirett Urban Survival Concepts


Bronze Medallist = Scott Trento One Dragon



NO GI MENS ADVANCED Heavy Weight (175 to 194.9 lbs)


Gold Medallist = Dan Simmler JBA


Silver Medallist = Efrain Ruiz Extreme JJ


Bronze Medallist = Mitch McElroy Marcio Simas



NO GI MENS NOVICE Super Heavy Weight (195 lbs. & above)


Gold Medallist = Adam Brown Popovitch



NO GI MENS BEGINNER Super Heavy Weight (195 lbs. & above)


Gold Medallist = Butch Bacon Florida Karate Fitness Center


Silver Medallist = Gerardo Sanchez Bodycut JJ


Bronze Medallist = Adam Brown Popovitch



NO GI MENS INTERMEDIATE Super Heavy Weight (195 lbs. & above)


Gold Medallist = Eric Simmons Marcio Simas


Silver Medallist = Jeff Zender Fracture


Bronze Medallist = Michael MackeyOne Dragon



NO GI MENS ADVANCED Super Heavy Weight (195 lbs. & above)


Gold Medallist = Lionel Perez Relson Gracie


Silver Medallist = Christian McLaughlin De La Riva


Bronze Medallist = Jeff Zender Fracture



GI DIVISION WINNERS



GI PURPLE BELT Light Weight (174.9 lbs. & under)


Gold Medallist = Anthony Tolune Marcio Simas


Silver Medallist = Steve Hall Academia of Martial Arts


Bronze Medallist = Freddy Trillo Bodycut JJ



GI BLUE BELT Fly Weight (144.9 lbs. & under)


Gold Medallist = Mike Nelson Manimal



GI BLUE BELT Light Weight (145 to 159.9 lbs.)


Gold Medallist = Mike NelsonInfight


Silver Medallist = Bobby Crabtree Top Team


Bronze Medallist = Andrew Cargill Atemi-Ryu JJ



GI BLUE BELT Middle Weight (150 to 174.9 lbs.)


Gold Medallist = Eric Bentley De La Riva


Silver Medallist = Thor CastilloTop Team


Bronze Medallist = Dave Gatke Academia of Martial Arts



GI TEENS (15, 16, & 17) One Division


Gold Medallist = Shawn Gage One Dragon



GI WOMENS White Belt


Gold Medallist = Michele Ziegler Popovitch


Silver Medallist = Misty Becker C1J


Bronze Medallist = Lindsay Eichenmiller C1J



GI WHITE BELT Light Weight (145 to 159.9 lbs.)


Gold Medallist = Asher King Academia of Martial Arts


Silver Medallist = David Hall Academia of Martial Arts


Bronze Medallist = Greg Padulo Florida Karate Fitness Center



GI WHITE BELT Middle Weight (160 to 174.9 lbs.)


Gold Medallist = Andrew Smith NHB Fights


Silver Medallist = Sean WElls Weight


Bronze Medallist = David Hall Academia of Martial Arts



GI WOMENS Blue Belt


Gold Medallist = Anahi Baca Extreme JJ


Silver Medallist = Barbara Kubilus Extreme JJ


Bronze Medallist = Eve Sapsford Infight



GI PURPLE BELT Heavy Weight (175 lbs. & above) TEAM


Gold Medallist = Todd Broadaway Marcio Simas


Silver Medallist = Mitch McElroy Marcio Simas


Bronze Medallist = Christian McLaughlin De La Riva



GI BLUE BELT Heavy Weight (175 lbs. & above)


Gold Medallist = Rob Darr Academia of Martial Arts


Silver Medallist = Fabian Reyes Marcio Simas


Bronze Medallist = Carlos Gomez Marcio Simas



GI BLUE BELT Super Heavy Weight (195 lbs. & above)


Gold Medallist = Christian McLaughlin De La Riva


Silver Medallist = Clif Hutto Urban Survival Concepts



GI MENS EXECUTIVE (40+) One Division


Gold Medallist = Anthony Tirzano Academia of Martial Arts


Silver Medallist = Vernancio Correa Florida Karate Fitness Center



GI MENS MASTERS (30 to 40 years) One Division


Gold Medallist = Eddie Lirett Urban Survival Concepts


Silver Medallist = May De Los Santos Bodycut JJ


Bronze Medallist = Clif Hutto Urban Survival Concepts



GI WHITE BELT Heavy Weight (175 to 194.9 lbs.)


Gold Medallist = Butch Bacon Florida Karate Fitness Center


Silver Medallist = Sandro Pemposelli Florida Karate Fitness Center


Bronze Medallist = Eddie Lirett Urban Survival Concepts



GI WHITE BELT Super Heavy Weight (195 lbs. & above)


Gold Medallist = Adam Brown Popovitch


Silver Medallist = Vinicius Correa Florida Karate Fitness Center

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