The big winners of the lower belts came in the purple belt and brown belt open weight divisions at the 2014 IBJJF Boston Spring Open. Photos were captured by a few photographers other than Graciemag.
In the purple belt male absolute, Horlando Monteiro of Nova Uniao had a redemption since getting submitted in the semi-final of his weight division by Devon Delbrugge. In the semi-final of the absolute, he returned the favor with a submission of his own. In the final he faced against another Team Lloyd Irvin affiliate student, Joseph Ruggiero. Winning with advantages, he secured his gold.
For the females, Mario Malyjasiak took the gold after winning the heavyweight category as well. On the podium she received her brown belt from Abmar Barbosa of Drysdale Jiu-Jitsu.
The brown belt male absolute, the Mansher Khera of Alliance Marcelo Garcia also had a redemption.
After losing his first match in the weight division and still qualifying for the absolute due to placing third, he was able to win four matches in the open for the gold. His final against Tye Ryan Murphy of Team Lloyd Irvin was won by advantages with the use of his staple position, the x-guard.
The brown belt female absolute was a round robin. Only three ladies were present in three different weight divisions. After the ladies all defaulted gold in their categories, Nathalia Azoff of BTT Boston, Maxine Thylin of Gracie Humaita and Ashley Proctor of Gracie Barra went against each other. Nathalia was able to defeat Ashley in the first round then Maxine faced Ashley and won on points. In the final, Maxine submitted Nathalia with a triangle armbar winning the absolute as a featherweight among a medium-heavyweight and a heayvweight.
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The photos by Douglas Kline for the IBJJF can be seen in an album here.
Pictures by Boston BJJ Scene can be seen in an album here.