Keenan Cornelius, Bia Mesquita win double gold at American Nationals

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Keenan atop the podium. IBJJF

Last weekend, Las Vegas held the IBJJF’s American Nationals. Keenan Corneilus and Beatriz Mesquista came out the big winners, each with double gold.

Keenan made his comeback after being sidelined for a while by injury. He wound up meeting his Atos compatriot Josh Hinger in the heavyweight and absolute finals, and they closed it out both times.

Bia Mesquita met Nívia Moura in the middleweight and absolute finals, and had to beat her twice to earn the two gold medals.

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BLACK / Adult / Male / Rooster

1 – Nobuhiro Sawada – Tri-Force Jiu-Jitsu Academy
2 – Chad Daniel Lundy – Cleber Jiu Jitsu

BLACK / Adult / Male / Light-Feather

1 – Lucas dos Santos Pinheiro – AMBJJ – Alex Martins Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
2 – Edmund Li – Nova União Hawai
3 – Henry Iribe – Gracie Humaita South Bay
3 – Rene Eduardo Lopez – Brasa Caio Terra

BLACK / Adult / Male / Feather

1 – Osvaldo Augusto Honorio Moizinho – Ares BJJ
2 – Thiago Augusto Araujo Macedo – Rodrigo Pinheiro BJJ
3 – Kim Terra – Caio Terra Association
3 – Silvio Duran de Barros Saraiva – Vitor Shaolin BJJ

BLACK / Adult / Male / Light

1 – Renato Forasieppi Alves Canuto – Zenith BJJ
2 – Marcio Andre C. Barbosa Junior – Nova União
3 – John Taylor Combs – Easton BJJ
3 – Rodrigo Lamounier de Freitas – Rodrigo Freitas Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

BLACK / Adult / Male / Middle

1 – Jaime Soares Canuto – GF Team
2 – Yan Lucas Cordeiro Paiva – Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu
3 – Nathan Albrecht Mendelsohn – Coalition 95
3 – Ross Daniel Keeping – Gracie Humaita Las Vegas

BLACK / Adult / Male / Medium-Heavy

1 – Lucas Daniel Silva Barbosa – Atos Jiu-Jitsu
2 – Valdir Araujo de Lima Júnior – Fight Sports BJJ
3 – Manuel Ribamar V. de Oliveira Filho – Ns Brotherhood

BLACK / Adult / Male / Heavy

1 – Keenan Kai-James Cornelius – Atos Jiu-Jitsu
2 – Joshua Roy Hinger – Atos JJ International
3 – Arnaldo Maidana de Oliveira – CheckMat
3 – Tanner Wade Rice – Soul Fighters BJJ Connecticut

BLACK / Adult / Male / Super-Heavy

1 – Dany Guy Steve Gerard – Atos JJ International
2 – Gabriel Procópio da Fonseca – BTT
3 – Christopher Gene Engle – Cascao Jiu-Jitsu

BLACK / Adult / Male / Ultra-Heavy

1 – Gabriel Lyrio Lucas – CheckMat
2 – Gustavo Dias Elias – Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu
3 – Felipe Cabral Pinheiro Abad – Ares BJJ
3 – Joseph Moku Kahawai Jr. – Beyond Jiu-Jitsu

BLACK / Adult / Male / Open Class

1 – Keenan Kai-James Cornelius – Atos Jiu-Jitsu
2 – Joshua Roy Hinger – Atos JJ International
3 – Dany Guy Steve Gerard – Atos JJ International
3 – Jaime Soares Canuto – GF Team

BLACK / Adult / Female / Feather

1 – Tammi Alana Musumeci – Brasa Caio Terra
2 – Ana Carolina Schmitt – Gracie Humaita
3 – Ana Talita de Oliveira Alencar – Alliance
3 – Emilie Maxine M. H. Thylin – Gracie Humaita

BLACK / Adult / Female / Light

1 – Jena Rae Bishop – Gracie Humaita
2 – Danielle Renee Alvarez – Gracie Humaita

BLACK / Adult / Female / Middle

1 – Beatriz de Oliveira Mesquita – Gracie Humaita
2 – Nivia de Souza Moura – Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu
3 – Evelyne Déry – Brazilian Top Team

BLACK / Adult / Female / Super-Heavy

1 – Charlene Marie Coats – Coalition 95
2 – Hillary VanOrnum – Impact Jiu Jitsu

BLACK / Adult / Female / Open Class

1 – Beatriz de Oliveira Mesquita – Gracie Humaita
2 – Nivia de Souza Moura – Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu
3 – Charlene Marie Coats – Coalition 95
3 – Hillary VanOrnum – Impact Jiu Jitsu

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