2013 Pan: the perfect blue belt and more on day 2

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Day 2 of the 2013 Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship lasted over 13 hours.

From 9AM to almost 11PM, hundreds of blue belt and purple belt competitors proved that Jiu-Jitsu’s future will be as healthy as the present.

First it was time for the weight divisions of the adult blue belt, male and female.

Dominic Pica

Dominic Pica

It was still morning when Dominic Pica (Gracie Elite) started writing the first chapters of his perfect Thursday.

The 21-year-old had to fight six times in the heavyweight division to reach the gold medal.

Tuff luck for his opponents, once Pica was merciless and got the submission in each and everyone of his matches.

Then, in the absolute, another stroll in the park for Dominic in five matches, all ending with submissions.

The last tap came from Danton Leon (Ribeiro JJ), when Dominic twisted his ankle at the very end of the fight.

All of that with only 8 months of training.

Tara White

Also in the blue belt, the name of the female division was Tara White (Jiu-Jitsu League).

She dominated the bracket to win the gold in four fights and two submissions.

In the final, Tara defeated Veronica Galindo (GB), with one takedown.

Training Jiu-Jitsu for 10 months now, the 27-year-old, also won the the heavyweight division.

Also this Thursday, the adult male purple belt went to action.

The favorites were up to the challenge and walked out with gold medals around their necks.

That was the case of Marcio Andre (Nova União), Michael Liera (Alliance), Timothy-Michael Spriggs (Team Lloyd Irvin).

The Teams results after two days are:


1 – Gracie Barra – 36
2 – Lotus Club Jiu-Jitsu – 34
3 – Nova União – 26


1 – Alliance – 40
2 – Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu – 25
3 – Atos Jiu-Jitsu – 21


1 – Atos Jiu-Jitsu – 19
2 – Fight Sports – 10
3 – American Top Team – 10
The full results you can find here.

The adult purple class open class is set for this Friday, as well as the female competition.

Here is an exclusive photo gallery with the best pictures of Day 2 at the 2013 Pan.

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For the complete coverage, go to GracieMag’s Google+ Page.

And don’t forget to watch the live interviews GracieMag is doing at the Bren Events Center: 2013 Pan Live Interviews


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