Miami Open 2011
For the second year Renato Tavares entered his Association to compete at the Miami Open 2011. Like a year ago, seven days before the match many of his students from different sections of the US and different countries arrived to train for the Miami Open 2011. This year RTBJJA had a big boost: Vitor Toledo from Atos came and trained with them for 8 days before the big event.
Schools from Kentucky, Oklahoma, Kansas, Maryland and a couple guys form Panama came to compete and moved the Renato Tavares BJJ Team from 19 to 37 competitors and the results were Awesome! We came home with 30 medals: 8 Golds, 10 Silvers and 12 Bronzes.
ATTVB’s Melissa Bentley received 1st in white belt last year and this year she fought 6 times and got 1st in her division and 2nd in Absolute.
On the Black Belt, Renato Tavares won the 3rd title in Miami Open and Triton’s Piet Wilhelm got 3rd in his division which gained more points for the RTBJJ Association.
Aumakua’s Fred Ramie hurt his triceps in the beginning of his first match but he pushed forward and won after the semi finals and lost by one point his final match.
KCBJJ’s Jason Bircher did his second tournament as a Black Belt and won the Black Belt Pena Master and Derby City MMA’s Nicholas Albin got second in Pesado.
What an awesome weekend for the association and Renato is already planning to improve his Team’s Game in 2012.
Renato Tavares noted, “Next year we’re going to having more competitors from RTBJJA compete and plan on being within the Top 3 Teams of the Miami Open 2012!”