Brazilian Top Team wins overall title; competitors show up from all over to compete in Alamo City
SAN ANTONIO, TX – The IBJJF San Antonio Open came and went last weekend with the federation’s third Texas stop of the year happening at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX. A two-day affair, the BJJ tournament featured gi and nogi competition at all levels. Competitors came in from all around the country to compete in this one, with notables including 7-time world champion Rafael Mendes (AOJ), Mansher Khera (Marcelo Garcia), Lucas Barbosa (Atos San Diego), and Bruno Frazatto (Atos ATL) along with many others.
Aside from those nationally-recognized names, a bunch of homegrown Texans made some noise at this IBJJF tournament as well. Some of the fastest-rising competitors who performed well at the San Antonio IO included Eric Hunter Newton (Gracie Barra), Michael Esquivel (Presa Laredo), Roberto Jimenez (Alliance Team Gacho).
Check out all the select match videos along with photo highlights below.
The complete photo galleries from this event are also now available to view, plus you can also order prints and downloads via mikecalimbas.com/BJJ.