ADCC 2007 – North American Trials Scheduled For October 28th!

ADCC North American TrialsDate: Saturday, October 28th, 2006

Location: William Patterson University300 Pompton RoadWayne, New Jersey

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The Road to ADCC 2007 starts with the official ADCC North American Trials on Saturday, October 28th at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey.

Seventy-Two of North America’s Best Submission Grapplers and Competitors will battle for prestigious invitations to The ADCC 2007, Abu Dhabi Combat Club’s Submission Fighting World Championships, also known as The Olympics of Grappling. Below is the OFFICIAL invitations issued so far.

Please continue to send Grappling Resumes to Brian Cimins, ADCC Trials Event Director at: and for more information on the ADCC Amateur Tournament and Spectator Tickets (only $20 each),

65 kgs and under:*Confirmed: Jeff Glover (16-Time GQ Champ)*Confirmed: Darren Uyenoyama (Ralph Gracie)*Confirmed: Dave Jacobs (Yamasaki Jiu Jitsu)*Confirmed: Mike Mrkulic (Royler Gracie)*Confirmed: Sim Go (8-Time Grapplers Quest Champ)

66-76 kg:*Confirmed: Mark Bocek (ADCC Canadian Rep in 2003, 4-Time GQ Champ)*Confirmed: Bill Cooper (Paragon Jiu Jitsu/2006 GQ U.S. Trials Champ)*Confirmed: Mike Fowler (Lloyd Irvin/7-Time GQ Advanced Champ)*Confirmed: Kurt Pellegrino (2-Time Defending GQ Superfight Champ)*Confirmed: Brian McLaughlin (Sport Fighting Lightweight Champion)

77-87 kg:*Confirmed: Rafael Lovato, Jr. (Saulo Ribeiro/2006 GQ U.S. Trials Champ)*Confirmed: Chris Moriarty (Alliance/2006 GQ U.S. Trials Finalist)*Confirmed: Justin Garcia (Jungle Gym/Undefeated in MMA, 2005 ADCC Vet)*Confirmed: Rick Macauley (2005 GQ U.S. Trials Champion, 2005 ADCC Vet)*Confirmed: Sean Spangler (Team Grapplers Quest)

88-98 kg:*Confirmed: Eliot Marshall*Confirmed: Stephan Kesting (Canadian –*Confirmed: Eric Shafer

99 kg+:*Confirmed: Dustin Ware (Jorge Gurgel)*Confirmed: Pat Stano (MFC veteran)*Confirmed: Peter Nolan (Bocek JJ, CANADA)*Confirmed: Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson ()

Women Flyweight: under 55 Kg (121 lbs.) and Under:Confirmed: Felicia Oh (10th Planet BJJ)Confirmed: Michele Mills (Jackson’s Gaidojitsu)Confirmed: Yael Young (Toronto BJJ)Confirmed: Crystina Coats

Women Lightweight: 55 KG to 60 KG (121 lbs to 132 lbs)Confirmed: Katherine Rozzi (Saulo Ribeiro)Confirmed: Amanda Buckner (Academy of MMA)Confirmed: Marie Colangelo (Arnold’s Finalist, MMA Fighter)Confirmed: Amy Moses (Lloyd Irvin)

Women Middleweight: 60 Kg to 67 Kg (132 lbs to 147.4 lbs.)Confirmed: Debi Purcell ( Kizma Button (3rd Place in ADCC as alternate)Confirmed: Kathy Brothers (Machado Black Belt – 1st Woman Black Belt in theWorld)Confirmed: Emily Kwok (Team Renzo/Almeida)Confirmed: Rachelle Ramirez (Paragon BJJ)Confirmed: Sheila Bird (Roy Harris)

Women Heavyweight: 67 Kg and over (over 147 lbs)Confirmed: Caryn May (#1 RATED Heavyweight Female in Olga Bakalopoulos (Canada – she is good)Confirmed: Celita Schultz (Royler Gracie – Olympic Judoka, 2-Time GQ champ)Confirmed: Katrina A. Weilbacher (Paragon BJJ, GQ-West Advanced Champ)

FLYING IN? Fly into Newark International Airport (only 20 mins. Fromhotels/venue).

MANDATORY and Certified Weigh-ins will be conducted on Friday, October 27that approx. 3:00 PM.

Discount Hotels for ADCC Trials:La Quinta/Wellesley Inn Wayne (10 minutes from Venue) 1850 Route 23 N. atRatzer Road Exit (behind Wayne Lincoln Mercury) Wayne, NJ 07470Phone: (973)696-8050Special ADCC Rate: $65 per nightMust Mention ‘ADCC’ when booking – Must Be Booked before October 13th

RESIDENCE INN by Marriott (3 Minutes from Venue) 30 Nevins Road Wayne, NewJersey 07470 USAPhone: 1-973-872-7100Special ADCC Rate: $105 per night (Must Mention ADCC)

Large Suites with Bedroom, Living Room, and Kitchen plus FREE Hot BreakfastMust Be Booked before October 13th Visit them online

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