The San Diego chapter of the WPJJC Trials tends to be one of the thorniest in the USA, and the upcoming one will be no different.
Three favorites have already been confirmed for the January 26-27 tournament at Miramar College: heavyweight Roberto “Tussa” Alencar, middleweight Clark Gracie, and lightweight Marcos Torregrosa.
“I’m glad I’ll be able to participate at the San Diego Trials,” Clark Gracie told GRACIEMAG.com. “Firstly, because it’s a high-level championship, and secondly, because it’s right in my backyard. I wouldn’t miss it for anything. I’m feeling 100% and am going in there to win,” he added.
It’s worth keeping in mind that athletes of any nationality are free to compete. However, they must have an American work visa to secure an all-expenses-paid trip to Abu Dhabi.
Sign-ups for the tournament open this Saturday, December 1. For the early bird discount, click here.