NY Open black belt photos & results: Gianni Grippo reigns the black belts again

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The 2014 IBJJF New York Summer Open on Saturday, July 19 brought some tough black belts into the Nat Holman Gymnasium on the campus of City College of New York.

The double-gold athlete of the day went to, again, Gianni Grippo of Alliance Marcelo Garcia. Other names like Rodrigo Freitas and Vitor Oliveira were present to show their skills between the big tournaments.

Here are the results of the black belt division finals:

Rooster: David Zennario of Vicente Jr. Team had no other competitors.
Light-feather:  John Cho of Alliance NYC defeated  Sidemar Honorio of Renzo Gracie by 4-2 points.
Feather: Edson Oliveira of Barbosa Equipe defeated Joseph Taliercio of Renzo Gracie.
Light: Gianni Grippo of Alliance Marcelo Garcia defeated Rodrigo Freitas of Gracie Barra by 2 points.
Middle: Vitor Oliveira of GFTeam defeated Fletcher Linton of Maxercise by armbar.
Medium-heavy: Antonio Antonioli of Atos defeated Vinicius Silva of Team Link by armbar.
Heavy: Vitor Toledo of Atos defeated Thomas Johannessen of Frontline Academy by armbar.
Super-heavy: Lincoln Pereira of Renzo Gracie defeated Rodrigo Reis of Tanque Jiu-Jitsu by toehold.
Ultra-heavy: Kenny Brown of Team Lloyd Irvin defeated Tiago Ribeiro of Team Giraffe Academy by ezekiel.

See the photos of matches below:

Here is how the black belt absolute division unfolded:

Thomas Johannessen defeated Tiago Ribeiro by triangle.
Samuel Hertzog defeated David Zennario by armbar.
Steven Barrett defeated Joseph Taliercio by triangle.
Rodrigo Reis defeated Fletcher Linton by ezekiel.
Thomas Johannessen defeated Kenny Brown by 4-0 points.
Rodrigo Freitas defeated Samuel Hertzog by triangle.
Eliot Kelly defeated Rodrigo Reis by 5-0 points.
Gianni Grippo defeated Steven Barrett by cross choke.

Rodrigo Freitas defeated Thomas Johannessen by 3-0 points.
Gianni Grippo defeated Eliot Kelly by 11-2 points.

Gianni Grippo defeated Rodrigo Freitas by referee decision. (1-1 adv., 1-1 pen.)

Check out the full open class in photos:

See full results here.

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