There was a whole lot of Jiu-Jitsu going on in the United States this weekend. Besides the New York Open (see here), around 850 competitors hit the mats in Silicon Valley, at the third installment of the American Cup. The tournament promoted by Claudio França was the biggest ever in Northern California. Our editor Luca Atalla had his hands full, but didn’t miss a beat from coast to coast in the USA. In California the big standout was our GMA Marcos “Yemaso” Torregrosa (Capital City BJJ), who took the lightweight adult category by storm and was the only one to venture into the absolute. The other lightweight to shine was local Nathan Mendelsohn (Claudio França), winner at weight and runner-up in the brown belt absolute, where he stopped at Elliot Kelly (Cia Paulista), a student of our GMA André Glodzinski.
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