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2015 Worlds No-Gi: DeBlass, Telles, Scherner, Martinez, Estrada, Kamphuis reign at Master division

DeBlass at the Master 1 open class podium
DeBlass at the Master 1 open class podium. Photos: Kenny Jewel/IBJJF

HAYABUSA-SELO-GRACIEMAGSHOPThe 2015 Worlds No-Gi also had a lot of great matches and thrilling outcomes in the master division.

Athletes over the 30 years old mark gave all they got to win the desired gold medals this weekend.

In the master 1 black belt division, GMA member and leader of Ocean County BJJ, in New Jersey, Tom DeBlass came back from a 2nd place in his weight division to win the open class without allowing a single point to be scored against him in four matches.

The master 1 black belt had some very well known names making the top of their divisions, like Milton Bastos (light-feather), Ed Ramos (light), Marcus Antelante (middle), Alan Nascimento (medium-heavy), Bruno Bastos (ultra-heavy).

Telles at the top of the Open class podium.
Telles at the top of the master 2 open class podium.

The master 2 black belt division saw Eduardo Telles repeat DeBlass and come back after a 2nd place in his weight division to win the open class. Telles, a 2013 medium-heavyweight world champion in the adult division, beat John Piper in the absolute final.

Scherner at the master 3 open class podium
Scherner at the master 3 open class podium

The master 3 black belt division saw a double gold champion in Fabiano Scherner, who won the ultra-heavy division and the open class. The absolute final put Scherner against no other than Roberto Godoi.

In the master 4 black belt division Robert Martinez also came back from a 2nd place in his weight division to win the open class in great fashion.

The master 5 black belt division saw Eugenio Estrada win double gold in the heavyweight and the open class.

Finally, in the master 6 division, Stephen Kamphuis also won double gold in the superheavy division and the open class.

Click here for the complete results of the master division.

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