Photos: The absolute best purples and browns of the 2014 Boston Spring Open

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The ladies of the purple belt absolute. Photo: Erin Herle

The ladies of the purple belt absolute. Photo: Erin Herle

The big winners of the lower belts came in the purple belt and brown belt open weight divisions at the 2014 IBJJF Boston Spring Open. Photos were captured by a few photographers other than Graciemag.

Horlando Monteiro redeems himself by winning the absolute. Photo: Erin Herle

Horlando Monteiro redeems himself by winning the absolute. Photo: Erin Herle

In the purple belt male absolute, Horlando Monteiro of Nova Uniao had a redemption since getting submitted in the semi-final of his weight division by Devon Delbrugge. In the semi-final of the absolute, he returned the favor with a submission of his own. In the final he faced against another Team Lloyd Irvin affiliate student, Joseph Ruggiero. Winning with advantages, he secured his gold.

Maria Malyjasiak wins the absolute and gets promoted to brown belt. Photo: Erin Herle

Maria Malyjasiak wins the absolute and gets promoted to brown belt. Photo: Erin Herle

For the females, Mario Malyjasiak took the gold after winning the heavyweight category as well. On the podium she received her brown belt from Abmar Barbosa of Drysdale Jiu-Jitsu.

 

The brown belt male absolute, the Mansher Khera of Alliance Marcelo Garcia also had a redemption.

Mansher Khera wins the absolute with a final against Tye Ryan Murphy. Photo: Erin Herle

Mansher Khera wins the absolute with a final against Tye Ryan Murphy. Photo: Erin Herle

After losing his first match in the weight division and still qualifying for the absolute due to placing third, he was able to win four matches in the open for the gold. His final against Tye Ryan Murphy of Team Lloyd Irvin was won by advantages with the use of his staple position, the x-guard.

Maxine submits with a triangle armbar in the final. Photo: Erin Herle

Maxine submits with a triangle armbar in the final. Photo: Erin Herle

The brown belt female absolute was a round robin. Only three ladies were present in three different weight divisions. After the ladies all defaulted gold in their categories, Nathalia Azoff of BTT Boston, Maxine Thylin of Gracie Humaita and Ashley Proctor of Gracie Barra went against each other. Nathalia was able to defeat Ashley in the first round then Maxine faced Ashley and won on points. In the final, Maxine submitted Nathalia with a triangle armbar winning the absolute as a featherweight among a medium-heavyweight and a heayvweight.

Check out the full gallery found here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/graciemag/sets/72157643592798643/

The photos by Douglas Kline for the IBJJF can be seen in an album here.

Pictures by Boston BJJ Scene can be seen in an album here.

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