The ADCC Dallas Open just recently occurred, bring in a variety of extremely experienced no-gi rivals. New Wave Jiu-Jitsu had a standout efficiency as a group, with members Oliver Taza, Luke Griffith, Giancarlo Bodoni, and Helena Crevar all bringing house gold medals.
Luke Griffith, in specific, had an extraordinary competition, winning gold in both the 100kg+ and outright departments. In the last of the outright department, Griffith beat Elder Cruz with a submission from the back in under 2 minutes. Taza, a multiple-time ADCC veteran, likewise had an excellent success in the 83kg department, originating from behind to send John Combs in the last. Despite being down by 3 points with less than 90 seconds staying, Taza handled to protect a leg lock and end up the match simply as Combs will take his back for the 2nd time.
On the females’s side, Jasmine Rocha had a standout efficiency, winning gold in both the 60kg and outright departments. In the last of the outright department, Rocha beat Bridget McEliese with a last-minute back-take after a high-paced and back-and-forth match.
The arises from all the guys’s and females’s advanced departments are noted below:
-60kg: Dylan Cameron, Andrew DeGraff, Joey Diehl
-65kg: Dorian Olivarez, Logan Marshall, Landon Elmore
-70kg: Deandre Corbe, Lewis McLendon, Henrique Barreto
-76kg: Pierre-Olivier Leclerc, Michael Sainz, CJ Murdock
-83kg: Oliver Taza, John Combs, Sam Kilmer
-91kg: Matheus Lutes, Stanley Rosa, Abraham La Montague
-100kg: Giancarlo Bodoni, Daishi Goto, Brian Guevara
+100kg: Luke Griffith, Michael Egley, Kevin Satterfield
Absolute: Luke Griffith, Elder Cruz, Sergio Vilas
-55kg: Alex Nguyen, Andrea Amaro, Neklaya Jackson
-60kg: Jasmine Rocha, Kayla Brown, Layla Watkins
-65kg: Helena Crevar, Sofia Delgado, Maria Golden
-70kg: Hannah Griffith, Zelie Dolan, Nora Schultz
+70kg: Bridget McEliece, Sarah Swlatek, Nicole Johnson
Absolute: Jasmine Rocha, Bridget McEliece, Nora Schultz
Overall, the ADCC Dallas Open showcased the skill and ability of many no-gi rivals, with standout efficiencies by Luke Griffith, Oliver Taza, and Jasmine Rocha. These professional athletes, together with others, showed their knowledge in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and left an enduring impression on viewers and fellow rivals alike.