Lucas Barbosa was fire at this year's IBJJF Pan Ams that took place in Irvine California at the Bren Center. Lucas worked his way through a tough bracket to reach the finals of the Open (Absolute) class against BJJ icon Leonadro Lo. After a tough match Lucas won by referee’s decision taking home the most prominent gold medal of the four day event.
Lucas also took second place in the Medium Heavy division, behind his teammate Gustavo Batista, as both decided not to compete each other in the finals closing out the bracket.
The rest of the Bad Boy team was busy as well over the weekend with ATOS brown belt Steve Wagner getting Silver and Bronze in the Heavy and Open Class.
One of the most watched moments of the weekend came when Bad Boy athlete Marco Martinez used a slick counter throw to take down his opponent. This was the most viewed clip of the weekend which can be seen here (video link). Next up for the Bad Boy Jiu Jitsu team the 2019 IBJJF World Championships taking place at the end of May in Long Beach, California.
Bad Boy Team Results:
1) Lucas Barbosa (@lucasbarbosajj) - Black Belt - Atos Jiu Jitsu
Gis Worn: Pro Series Ground Control (Black) and Pro Series Shruiken (White)
Black Belt - Medium Heavy: Silver (2nd place)
Black Belt - Open Class: Gold (1st place)
2) Steve Wagner (@s1jiujitsu619) - Brown Belt - Atos Jiu Jitsu
Gis Worn: Pro Series Shruiken (Black) and Training Series Sai Gi (Blue)
Brown Belt - Heavy - Silver (2nd place)
Brown Belt - Open Class - Bronze (tied for 3rd place)
3) Marco Martinez (@marco_bigdaddy_martinez) - Purple Belt - Carlson Gracie Jiu Jitsu
Gi Worn: Original Pro Series Gi
Purple Belt - Ultra Heavy: Silver (2nd place)