Nova União readies platoon for Las Vegas

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Gustavo Dantas on the 2009 No-Gi Nationals podium. Photo: Personal archive

Nova União Arizona leader and GMA Gustavo Dantas along with Professor Steve Rosenberg will take a large team to the competitions to shake up Las Vegas this coming Saturday the 14th, the Las Vegas International Open and the American No-Gi Nationals.

Dantas recently took a trip home to Brazil, where he won gold at the International Master and Senior tournament. The black belt plans to see action in Vegas, too.

“I’m taking 20 competitors, all with a good shot at placing. We’re taking some of Nova União’s standouts in the United States. At purple belt there’ll be Issa Able, Heilman Ryan and the recently-promoted Christian Broadnax. Also going is Rio Open 2010 champion Kristina Barlaan. Last year we took third at the No-Gi Nationals. That’s what we’ll concentrate on again,” says Gustavo.

The IBJF in conjunction with its affiliated federations will promote two more large-scale events in the upcoming weeks: The Chicago Open (sign up here) and the Honolulu Open (sign up here).

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