El Dorado Hills Brazilian Jiu Jitsu sends 6 competitors and brings home 3 medals from the IBJJF Pan American Championships. This is one of the largest Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Tournament in the world and definitely the largest in the United States of America. From El Dorado Hills, we had 6 competitors train and participate in the event. Here is a list of the competitors and medalists:
Adult Blue belt division: Angel DeSantiago
Master 1 Blue belt division: Zack Smith – GOLD
Master 1 Purple belt division: Garrett Aldrich – BRONZE
Master 5 Purple belt division: Allan Scott – BRONZE
Adult Black belt division: Eliot Kelly
Master 1 Black belt division: Michel Miyashita
This was the first time for El Dorado Hills Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to bring home a GOLD from the IBJJF Pans event. The team made some great leaps heading into the tournament with the highly anticipated Pans Mini Training Camp as well as the addition of another Black Belt Michel Miyashita visiting from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Congrats to all the competitors and team on a great showing and performance!