Alexandro Ceconi (Rilion) was the big name at the 2011 Houston Open, the second istallment of the IBJJF championship. The Brazilian took gold in the main division at the first big IBJJF tournament of the year in the United States.
Check out the complete results at IBJJF.org.
Absolute black belt:
1) Alexandro Ceconi (Rilion Gracie)
2) Diego Ferreira (Gracie Humaitá)
3) Ryan Hall (Brasa)
3) Daniel Almeida (Nova União)