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World Submission Wrestling Championships

*Official Results *


March 15, 2008

Broomfield, Colorado, USA

410 combined competitors, 2950 spectators



Division 1: Men's Beginner, Featherweight, under 140 lbs.

Division 2: Men's Beginner, Lightweight, 140 - 150 lbs. 

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World Champion: Louis Hesse (HAMA)

2nd Place: C. F. (HAMA)

3rd Place:  Logan Nuss (Grappler's Edge)

4th Place:  Kyle Lemaire 

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World Champion: Zac Chavez (Submit You)

2nd Place: Jeremiah Drumright Zingano BJJ)

3rd Place:  Daniel Friedlander (Jackson's MA)

4th Place:  Tony Stone (Grappler's Edge)


Division 3: Men's Beginner, Welterweight, 150 - 165 lbs.

Division 4. Men's Beginner, Middleweight, 165 - 180 lbs.

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World Champion: Jeremiah Record (T's KO Fight Club)

2nd Place: Kyle Cardona (Easton BJJ)

3rd Place: David Binder (Easton BJJ)

4th Place: Jeron Aragon

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World Champion: Devon Rourke (Easton BJJ)

2nd Place: David Tamarchenko (Tri-Town BJJ/Easton BJJ)

3rd Place: Brennan Schafer (Grappler's Edge)

4th Place: Kevin Schmitt


Division 5: Men's Beginner, Light Heavyweight, 180 - 200 lbs.

Division 6: Men's Beginner, Heavyweight, 200 - 220 lbs. 

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World Champion: Juan Rivera (T's KO Fight Club)

2nd Place: Troy Hopkin (Sylivo Behring BJJ)

3rd Place:  Nicholas Garcia (Submit You)

4th Place:  Chris Holland (Gumm BJJ)

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World Champion: Aaron Rodgers

2nd Place: James Funny (CO Fight Factory)

3rd Place:  Cory Christiansen

4th Place:  Tracy Pugh (Infinite MMA)


Division 7: Men's Beginner, Super Heavyweight, over 220 lbs.

Division 8: Women's Beginner, Lightweight, under 120 lbs.

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World Champion: Mark Phelan (T's KO Fight Club)

2nd Place: Travis McCarthy (Grappler's Edge)

3rd Place:  Keith Shinsato 

4th Place:  Larry Sawyer (HAMA)


Combined with Division 17 

Division 9: Women's Beginner, Middleweight, above 120 lbs.

Division 10: Men's Intermediate, Featherweight, under 140 lbs.

Combined with Division 18

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World Champion: Emmanuel Chapman (Team Xtreme)

2nd Place: Carlos Huerta (T's KO)

3rd Place:  Duston Brown (Easton BJJ)

4th Place:  Brandon Dill


Division 11: Men's Intermediate, Lightweight, 140 - 150 lbs. 

Division 12: Men's Intermediate, Welterweight, 150 - 165 lbs.

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World Champion: David Clark (Fusboxe)

2nd Place: Robert Tymoczko (Easton BJJ)

3rd Place:  Dale Weaver (CO Fight Factory)

4th Place:  Mike Esparza (HAMA)

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World Champion: Noah Thomas (Infinite MMA/UFC Ultimate Fighter) SB

2nd Place: Merced Prez-Hall (Pancrase USA)

3rd Place:  Vellore Caballero (CO Fight Factory)

4th Place:  Taj Ashaheed (Grappler's Edge)


Division 13: Men's Intermediate, Middleweight, 165 - 180 lbs.

Division 14: Men's Intermediate, Light Heavywt., 180 - 200 lbs.

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World Champion: Eric Fagyas (CO Fight Factory)

2nd Place: Nicholas Hopper (Easton BJJ)

3rd Place: Ben De Anda (HAMA) 



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World Champion: Donnie Liles (CO Fight Factory)

2nd Place: Joel Rexroth (Z's Gym/Behring BJJ)

3rd Place:  Ian Berg (Fusboxe)

4th Place:  Josh Cole (Evolution Fight Club)


Division 15: Men's Intermediate, Heavyweight, 200 - 220 lbs

Division 16: Men's Intermediate, Super Heavywt., over 220 lbs.

Combined with Division 24


 Combined with Division 25

Division 17: Women's Advanced Lightweight, under 120 lbs.

Division 18: Women's Advanced Middleweight, over 120 lbs.

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World Champion: Bahar Shahidi (Grappler's Edge)

2nd Place: Elizabeth Tron (Easton BJJ)

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World Champion: Tori Adams (CO Fight Factory)

2nd Place: Tania Vikki (Grappler's Edge)

3rd Place:  Iseza Gonzales (Core MA)

4th Place:  Rita Scheht (HAMA)


Division 19: Men's Advanced Featherweight, under 140 lbs.

Division 20: Men's Advanced Lightweight, 140 - 150 lbs.

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World Champion: Sergio Castillo (Easton BJJ)

2nd Place: Leo Snow (Grappler's Edge)

3rd Place:  Eric Griego (Jackson's MA)

4th Place:  Blaze Schubert (Rocky Mt. MMA)

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World Champion: Ricky Lundell (Grappler's Edge)

2nd Place: Brian Wood (Next Level Sports)

3rd Place:  Arsenio Baca (Jackson's MA)

4th Place:  Eric Bork (Jackson's MA)


Division 21: Men's Advanced Welterweight, 150 - 165 lbs.

Division 22: Men's Advanced Middleweight, 165 - 180 lbs.

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World Champion: Keith Wilson (CO Fight Factory)

2nd Place: Chris Raeburn (Grappler's Edge)

3rd Place:  Travis Linsacum (HHF)

4th Place:  Andre DeVillier (Gloworms

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World Champion: Max Smith (Grappler's Edge)

2nd Place: Mike Tousignant (Easton BJJ)

3rd Place:  Cody Fredrickson (HHF)

4th Place:  Teo Alvidrez (Grappler's Edge)


Division 23: Men's Advanced Light Heavyweight, 180 - 200 lbs.

 Division 24: Men's Advanced Heavyweight, 200 - 220 lbs.

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World Champion: Chilo Gonzales (Tool Shed)

2nd Place: Shane Gross (Grappler's Edge)

3rd Place:  Rocco Aliberti (Grappler's Edge)

4th Place:  Brian Zehler (Z's Gym/Behring BJJ)

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World Champion: Malcom Havens (Grappler's Edge)

2nd Place: Joseph Montalvo (CO Combat Zone)

3rd Place:  Joseph Sigler (Pancrase USA)

4th Place:  Luke Hopkin (Sylivo Behring BJJ)


Division 25: Men's Advanced Super Heavyweight, over 220 lbs.


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World Champion: Luis Orozo

2nd Place: Niles Watterson (Grappler's Edge)

3rd Place:  Brandon Ruiz (Grappler's Edge)

4th Place:  Robbie Turner (Grappler's Edge)




Division 26:  Women's Absolute World Champion Division 27: Men's Absolute World Champion

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Queen of Combat Grappling: Tori Adams (CO Fight Factory)

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King of Combat Grappling: Brandon Ruiz (Grappler's Edge)

2nd Place: Shane Cross (Grappler's Edge)

3rd Place:  Malcom Havens (Grappler's Edge)

4th Place:  Chaun Sims (Easton BJJ)


*Jose Chavez Memorial Award:

Ozaki Cup Award - Team World Champions: 

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Recipient: Brandon Ruiz (Grappler's Edge)


*Awarded to martial artists who exhibit extraordinary warrior spirit and sportsmanship during competition.


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1st Place: Grappler's Edge

2nd Place: Easton Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

3rd Place:  Colorado Fight Factory


Team Point Totals:

01. Grappler's Edge - 121
02. CO Fight Factory - 47
03. Easton's BJJ - 44
04. T's KO - 8
05. High Altitude MA - 14
06. Jackson's MMA - 12
07. Z's/Behring BJJ - 10
07. Tool Shed - 10
09. HHF - 08
10. Pancrase - 07
10. Submit you Jiu Jitsu - 07
10. Fusboxe - 07
13. Next Level - 06
13. CO Combat Zone - 06
15. Team Xtreme - 05
15. Infinite MMA - 05
17. Core MMA - 04
18. Zingano's - 03
19. Rocky Mountain MMA - 02
19. Gloworms - 02
21. Infinite - 01
21. Gumm MMA - 01
21. Evolution - 01



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Commissioner Will Hendricks presents Grappler's Edge Coach Sheldon Marr with his sixth Pancrase Team Championship award.


Competition Teams:

Event Sponsors

3D Martial Arts 

A-Art of War

Advantage "Elite" Fight Tean 

Advantage Martial Arts


Colorado Combat Zone

Colorado Fight Factory

Colorado Springs Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Core Martial Arts

Easton BJJ

Evolution Fight Club

F - Rampage


Gracie BJJ





Infinite Mixed Martial Arts

Jackson's Martial Arts

Next Level Sports

Pacific Warrior Island Arts

Progressive Martial Arts

Rocky Mountain MMA

Silvio Behring Jiu-Jitsu

Submit-You Jiu-Jitsu

Team Extreme

Tool Shed

Tri-Town BJJ/Easton BJJ

T's KO Fight Club

Z's Gym/Behring Jiu-Jitsu

Zingano Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 


Ring of Fire Championship Fighting


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Zingano Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy



Colorado Fight Factory

Event Officials

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Tournament Director:

Janel Larsen


Master of Ceremonies:

Mr. Al Pallone


Production Coordinator:

Sven Bean


Event Coordinators:

Gina Clark

Sonya Taylor

Mark Vantine (CO Boxing Commission)



Tim Mills (World Karate, CO State Boxing Commission)

Ken Romero (Pancrase USA)

Hanme Clark (Pancrase USA)

Hans Thompson (Zingano Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu)

Mike Alriz (Pancrase USA)

Thiago Detanico (Grappler's Edge)



Phyllis Lee

Will Hendricks