This past weekend, Yemaso BJJ took a small group of competitors to the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation’s Pan American Championship in Irvine, CA. This tournament is the largest Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tournament held in the greater American continent. It is not uncommon for a martial artist’s division to have over one-hundred competitors all vying for the gold medal and opportunity to earn the distinction of Panamerican champion.
We brought six medals back to Sacramento, and three of them were gold!
Head instructor, Marcos “Yemaso” Torregrosa won his 4th Panamerican title just weeks after his Abu Dhabi trials gold medal.
List of Yemaso BJJ Medalists:
- Terence Hendricks – White Belt: Lighweight Bronze
- Zach Smith – Blue Belt: Roosterweight Champion
- Billy English – Blue Belt: Lightweight Champion
- Garrett Aldrich – Purple Belt: Middleweight Bronze
- Allan Scott – Purple Belt: Middleweight Bronze
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Congrats @ascott916 on his purple belt debut! Finished with a Bronze medal at the 2016 Pan Ams. It was a nail biter semifinal match coming down to a takedown to decide the win. In any case congrats to these 50+ year old competitors! They sure know how to put on a good show! #柔術 #pans2016 #jiujitsu #friends #eldoradohills #Folsom
- Marcos Torregrosa – Black Belt: Lightweight Champion