Serving as a precursor and qualifier to the ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship (ADCC) event held every two years in the UAE, this event generally attracts top talent and this time was no different as top submission grapplers went out and vied for an automatic bid to the upcoming 2013 games.
Given the unique rules catering to the highest levels of wrestling, judo, sambo, shooto and MMA in addition to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), this event once again produced some very exciting matches and submissions.
Highlighting this year’s North American edition were some amazing performances from grapplers including Keenan Cornelius, Mackenzie Dern, and AJ Agazarm amongst several other first place winners.
Check out the slideshow below as TXMMA was once again in the house to document the action or feel free to skip ahead for full results from September 14th in San Diego.
2012 ADCC North American Championships Results:
Under 65 Kilos
1. Darson Hemmings (Nova Uniao)
2. Jeremy Spry (Undisputed)
3. Jacob Sandoval (Cobrinha/Alliance)
Under 76 Kilos
1. AJ Agazarm (Gracie Barra)
2. Pete Shoemaker (Precision Jiu-Jitsu)
3. Yukito Isoda (Check Mat)
Under 87 Kilos
1. Keenan Cornelius (Lloyd Irvin)
2. Pete Shoan (Cobrinha/Alliance)
3. Don Ortega (Gracie Barra)
Under 98 Kilos
1. Adam Sachnoff (10th Planet )
2. Brendan Raedy (50/50)
3. Amin Nash (Atos)
Above 99 Kilos
1. Jared Dopp (Lovato)
2. Rick Macauley (Balance)
3. James Friedrich (Alliance)
Womens Under 60 Kilos
1. Mackenzie Dern (Gracie Humaita)
2. Rainy Whitsitt (RMNU)
3. Elizabeth Tran (Easton BJJ)
Womens Above 60 Kilos
1. Brea Gibert (Gilbert Grappling)