Francisco “Sinistro” Iturralde has competed consistently since a juvenile, winning the best tournaments under the Alliance banner. For him, competing is where he likes to have fun. But in the process, he has won many major titles since the one in this video below including the world championship three times, the Pan Ams three times and the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup in both gi and no-gi.
As a juvenile, you have the advantage of learning about competition before entering the divisions more noted on a resume. If competition results are your aim, you can enter the adults division as a prior champion with much more experience than most of your bracket.
The Pan American Championship is the largest tournament in Jiu-Jitsu, allowing juveniles to join in on the prestige. This year the competition lands along five days extending from Mar 20 to Mar 24.
The location is at the UC Irvine Brenn Event Centere 100 Bren Event Center Irvine, California 92617.
The registration deadline is nearing so don’t wait for your championship resume to bloom or else you may have to wait another year. Register before Mar 12 and you can click here to register.
Make sure you have your membership completed as all juveniles must have an IBJJF ID card to register and compete.
Enjoy the video and allow it to prove that being a champion at juvenile can easily extend into adulthood: