2019 Novice Cup and No Gi State Championship Results
By Danny O'Donnell
The Novice Cup and the No Gi State Championship were the first tournaments of the 2019/2020 AZBJJF competition season. Whether it was a first-time competitor in the white belt division or a seasoned competitor in one of the no gi divisions, everyone put forth their best effort which made for some very exciting matches. The top 3 academies for the Novice Cup were De Boa Jiu Jitsu Academy, Ethos Martial Arts AZ, and GD Jiu Jitsu Academy. The top 3 teams for the Novice Cup were GD Jiu Jitsu Association, One Jiu Jitsu Arizona, and CTA Arizona. De Boa Jiu Jitsu was the standout academy with 22 wins, including 5 gold, 7 silver, and 3 bronze medals.
The top academies for the No Gi State Championships were Maracaba BJJ AZ, AZ Combat Sports, and Soul Fighters Scottsdale. The top teams were Maracaba BJJ, AZ Combat Sports, and Soul Fighters Arizona. These academies and teams were pushed to the top by some double gold medal performances. Edward Dauenhauer of AZ Combat Sports won the Blue Belt Adult Male Middleweight division and the Blue Belt Adult Male Open Class. Connor Carpenter of Maracaba BJJ won the Purple Belt Adult Male Featherweight division and also the Purple Belt Adult Male Open Class. Another set of gold medals were won by Beatriz Campos, representing Lotus Club Fight & Fitness. Beatriz won both the Blue Belt Adult Middleweight division and the Blue Belt Adult Open Class division.
Full team and competitor results can be found at https://azbjjf.smoothcomp.com/en/federation/28/events/past.