The grand champion brown belt of the 2011 Pan was Alexander Trans. The CheckMat whiz took first at ultraheavyweight and open weight. Trans has been on a roll this season, having won his weight group and the absolute at the European Championship as well.
Also among the competition’s standouts are Alliance duo Jonathan Thomas and Michel Langhi, who closed out the featherweight division.
At lightweight, Roberto Satoshi carries on reaping great results, beating the hard-nosed Thiago Gaia in the final.
James Harbison won the middleweight final against Alex Baulding, one of the favorites.
Other brown belt champions were Jeff Bourgeois, at roosterweight; Mark Ramos, at light featherweight; Daniel O’Brien, at medium heavyweight; and James Puopolo, at heavyweight.
Click here for the complete results from the competition.
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