The open weight division for the female adult black belts was held on Saturday, March 15 prior to their weight categories. Featherweights, lightweights, middleweights, medium-heavyweights and heavyweights all joined in for exciting performances.
The results are as follows:
In the first match, middleweight and new black belt Megan Nevill of Atlanta, GA earned a win against fellow new black belt lightweight Charlene Coats of Coalition 95 by 1-1 in advantages and 1 penalty for Charlene.
Next up medium-heavyweight Rachel Demara of Big Brothers secured a kneebar on heavyweight Tammy Griego of Gracie Barra New Mexico which was her first black belt match in the gi.
Featherweight Mackenzie Dern of Gracie Humatia/Megaton went up against middle-heavyweight Talita Treta Nogueira of Gracie Elite Team and managed to sweep and stay on top for the win.
Heavyweight Andresa Correa of Alliance managed a win by 9-4 in advantages of lightweight Fabiana Borges of Gracie Barra who stayed tough throughout the entire match.
Lightweight Beatriz Mesquita of Gracie Humaita had a bye and faced Megan Nevill. She made a swift transition to the back form closed guard and finally finished with an armbar.
In her semi-final match, Bia submitted Rachel Demara with a choke from the back.
On the other side of the bracket, the semi-final between Andresa and Mackenzie was decided by a guard pass in which Andresa earned her place in the final on Sunday, March 16.
The final for the open weight division between Bia and Andresa began with a pull to guard from Bia. Multiple wrist lock attempts and sweeps were made by Bia which gained her advantages. As Bia went for a triangle, she also attempted to get on top. She then went for an armbar and Andresa defended well, coming on top. She nearly made Bia turtle but Bia recovered her guard. The match ended with 6-1 in advantages in Bia’s favor making her the double gold champion of the 2014 Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship.
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Full results can be found here: http://static.ibjjfdb.com/Campeonato/000241/en-US/Results.pdf