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Carlson Gracie Team 2011 Internation Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

2011 IBJJF Results





Macrh 26th, 2011


Chicago, Illinois (IL) -- The International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation made its return to the Chicagoland area this past February to give Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu schools throughout the Midwest and beyond a chance to compete under the banner of this prestigous organization.

The Chicago Winter International Open featured over fifty schools competing hard for the coveted honor of top team.  The competition was fierce as this was for many the first major Jiu-Jitsu tournament of 2011 after a long winter break.  Many were eager to quickly get back into the hunt and establish themselves as players.  As the grind of the tournament wore on, as the results were earned one by one, Carlson Gracie Team made it known that it is back in full force and competition ready.

The results were posted and Carlson Gracie Team beat out fifty two other schools with a second place overall finish.  Forty one medals hung around the teams neck with nineteen of them gleaming first place gold.  Only one team could claim more.  Although Gracie Barra had took top place honor, Carlson Gracie Team noticeably closed the gap since the last time the two powerhouses squared off.

'I am not going to lie.  I wanted to come away with top team honor in this tournament.' remarked Carlson Gracie Team Coach and Black Belt Jason Sullins. 'However, I am not disappointed in my teams effort when we beat out so many other quality schools and competitors', he added.

Jason then predicted, 'Our momentum keeps building and we are growing stronger at each outing. It will not be long until you see this team crushing the competition just like the Carlson Gracie Team used to do at its peak with Carlson Sr.'

Next on the list for the rising team is NAGA Chicago at the end of April.  Flying under the radar is a thing of the past.  We guarantee the competition knows we are coming.


First Place Finishes:

Marcus Larrieu (Black Belt)
Tony Williams (Brown Belt) x3
Mark Elliot (Purple Belt)
Maria Guerra (Purple Belt)
Brucenyam Jovoo (Purple Belt) x2
Ben Lindhout (Purple Belt)
Abby Bork (Blue Belt)
Kelly Cox (Blue Belt)
Sam Ferguson (Blue Belt)
Larry Lindenman (Blue Belt)
Deuce Rachal (Blue Belt)
Blaine Woods (Blue Belt)
Jason Curtis (White Belt)
Lynn English (White Belt)
Matthew McDonald (White Belt)

Second Place Finishes:

Andre Luiz Leite (Black Belt)
Clark Gracie (Black Belt)
Erwin Guerra (Blue Belt)
Matthew O'Laughlan (Blue Belt)
Crystle Ashford (White Belt)
Charlie Burmeister (White Belt)
Joe DeBias (White Belt)
Kim Ferizi (White Belt)
Oliver Kamito (White Belt)
Mike Ronnenberg (White Belt)

Third Place Finishes:

Marcus Larrieu (Black Belt)
Nick Benos (Blue Belt)
Steve Colon (Blue Belt)
Michael English (Blue Belt)
John Godoy (Blue Belt)
James Neitzel (Blue Belt)
Israel Reyes (Brown Belt)
Anthony Cruz (Purple Belt)
Maria Guerra (Purple Belt)
Leo Perez (Purple Belt)
Jeff Wenstrom (Purple Belt)
Ken Benson (White Belt)
Nathan Weed (White Belt)

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