Not even the threat of a tragic tsunami held back the submission-grappling beats yesterday in San Diego. After the arena where the North American East Coast tryouts for the 2011 ADCC were to be held was turned into an emergency center, the organizers acted quickly in moving the event to the ballroom of Four Point Sheraton hotel, according to Kid Peligro.
The big name of the event, according to Peligro, was lightweight Jeff Glover (Paragon). Besides the Ricardo Franjinha student, four more men and two women secured berths at the 2011 ADCC, to take ploace in England.
Glover won the under-65kg division after submitting all his opponents. In the under-77kg division, Enrico Coco beat Jason Manly on points in the final.
JJ Holmes won the under-88kg division upon beating Don Ortega, while James Puopolo won the under-99kg one, with Jared Rosholt taking the heaviest weight group, the over-99 kg one.
Ion the lightweight female division, Cathilee Albert beat Kiri Liao in the final, while in the over-65 kg division, Penny Thomas secured her place in yet another ADCC, finishing her adversary in the final.
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