Wetzel (left) and Garcia (right)Courtesy Mike Calimbas
Gabi Garcia took home two medals in the last day of the Pan-Am BJJ in Irvine, CA Sunday.
The Alliance BJJ fighter out of Brazil took home her fifth absolute title, and her fifth middle-heavyweight title. Garcia also won the 2011 ADCC over 60 Kg championships.
Other champions included ADCC Over 60 kg runner-up Hannette Staack (middleweight); Beatriz Mesquita (lightweight); and Luana Alzuguir (featherweight).
Here are the results from Sunday:
Super Featherweight Final (53kg/118lbs)
- Sofia Amarante def. Claudia Martinez
Featherweight Final (58kg/129lbs)
- Luana Alzuguir def. Vanessa Oliveira by Referee Decision
Lightweight Final (64kg/141lbs)
- Beatriz Mesquita def. Fabiana Borges by Submission
Middleweight Final (69kg/152lbs)
- Hanette Staack def. Valerie Lynn
Medium Heavyweight Final (Above 69kg/152lbs)
- Gabi Garcia def. Emily Wetzel
- Gabi Garcia def. Luana Alzuguir (teammates/bowed out)
BROWN belt Adult – Light-Feather
- FIRST Nyjah Easton – Team Lloyd Irvin
- SECOND Tove Grace/Kristina Södersten – Alliance
- THIRD Shiho Yaginuma – Paraestra Tokyo
BLACK belt Adult – Light-Feather
- FIRST Sofia Rosa Amarante – The Avengers
- SECOND Claudia Martinez Kvenbo – C-Quence