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Toronto Open: James Puopolo wins double gold, adds to Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu third team title

James Puopolo wins double gold. Photo: Martin Nguyen/Toronto BJJ Scene
James Puopolo wins double gold. Photo: Martin Nguyen/Toronto BJJ Scene

The 2013 IBJJF Toronto Open was held this past weekend on Aug. 2 at Ryerson University.

Overall, the local teams had a great time testing their skills against one another. By the end of the day, however, the Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu team outscored the other teams by more than doubling the second place.

Here is how the team trophies were distributed:

1 – Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu – 192
2 – Action & Reaction Mixed Martial Arts Toronto – 93
3 – Gracie Barra – 50

The teams receiving their team trophies. Photo: Martin Nguyen/Toronto BJJ Scene
The teams receiving their team trophies. Photo: Martin Nguyen/Toronto BJJ Scene

This is the third year in a row that Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu has won first place as a team at the Toronto Open.

For the black belts, Rafael Lovato Jr.’s black belt form Oregon was able to claim the double gold in adult divisions. James Puopolo won gold in the super-heavyweight division and the absolute.

GMA member Daniel Alvarez of Alvarez BJJ brought home gold in his black belt master 2 featherweight division and Jorge Britto of GMA Toronto BJJ won his black belt adult heavyweight division.

Check out the full results here: http://static.ibjjfdb.com/Campeonato/000297/en-US/Results.pdf

And see a full photo album by Martin Nguyen of Toronto BJJ Scene here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.929764380372228.1073742030.192240324124641

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