ASSOCIATION NEWS

Lovato Jiu Jitsu Association Victorious at IBJJF Master World Championship

28-Aug-2017


Another incredible week comes to an end at the IBJJF Master World Championship in Las Vegas, Nevada. We had over 40 competitors come together to represent the Lovato Jiu Jitsu Association in addition to Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu. We would first like to congratulate all of our warriors who carried our flag onto the battlefield & sacrificed so much to be there. Win or lose, there were tons of amazing learning experiences as well as knowledge to come back & better ourselves! 17 medals were won in Las Vegas & we couldn't be more proud of all the incredible jiu jitsu & heart that was displayed. Of those 17 medals, we would like to specially congratulate our black belt representatives including: LJJA Head Instructor, Sensei Rafael Lovato Jr who became the 2x Master 1 Black Belt Super Heavy & Open Class Champion; Professor James Puopolo of Salem Kiezer BJJ, the Master 1 Black Belt Ultra Heavy Champion & Bronze Medal performance in the Open Class, & lastly we were so greatly inspired to see Professor Rafael Lovato Sr back on the competition scene with a very hard fought Bronze Medal in the Master 6 Black Belt Light weight division!

So many outstanding memories of history were created & again we are so very proud of every single LJJA warrior. We absolutely cannot wait to see everyone's growth & performance next year!

Results are as following:

  • Stephanie Linkus - Blue - Master 1 - Feather - Bronze
  • Sara Thomas - Blue - Master 2 - Super Heavy - Bronze
  • Patrick Munnerlyn - Master 3 - Med Heavy -  Bronze
  • Steve Shearon - Blue - Master 5 - Light - Gold
  • Brittney Elkin - Purple - Master 1 - Heavy - Silver
  • Michael Miller - Purple - Master 3 - Ultra Heavy - Bronze
  • Kimberly Almirez - Purple - Master 3 - Light Feather - Gold
  • Sharicka Long-O'Neill - Purple - Master 3 - Light & Open - Silver & Gold
  • Shane O'Neill - Purple - Master 6 - Super Heavy - Bronze
  • Fletcher Hoffman - Brown - Master 2 - Middle - Bronze
  • William Higgs II - Brown - Master 7 - Light & Open - Double Gold
  • Rafael Lovato Jr - Black - Master 1 - Super Heavy & Open - Double Gold
  • James Puopolo - Black - Master 1 - Ultra Heavy & Open - Gold & Bronze
  • Rafael Lovato Sr - Black - Master 6 - Light - Bronze

Copyright © 2014 - Rafael Lovato Jr.
Association Login | Contact Us