The IBJJF Orlando Summer Open 2023 took place on July 20th and 21st, with several top competitors stepping on the mats at the event. Probably the most notable name featured in the results was Joao Miyao, who won gold in the Master 1 light-featherweight division. Klidson Abreu also competed in the Master 1 division in the gi, standing on top of the podium at ultra-heavyweight. There was plenty of action in the adult divisions as well of course, and one of the best performances from that first day came from Elijah Dorsey. Although he was one of the lightest competitors, he was actually the one who managed to walk away with two gold medals at the end of the day.
Dorsey stood on top of the podium in the lightweight division before later winning the absolute division against significantly bigger competitors. He wasn’t the only big name competing in the gi either, as Thamires Aquino won gold in the women’s light-featherweight division. The women’s divisions were full of top competitors in fact, with Vannessa Griffin winning the medium-heavyweight division too. Thamires Monteiro competed on both days but was unable to find a match in the middleweight division either in the gi or in no gi, although she did earn a hard-fought gold medal from the no gi absolute division.
She wasn’t the only big name who competed in no gi on the second day of the IBJJF Orlando Summer Open 2023, as Alexandre Vieira impressed the crowd by winning both a gold medal in the men’s featherweight division and a bronze medal from the absolute division. Mathias Luna was one of the more notable names competing, taking home a gold medal from the medium-heavyweight division. Lucas Brito emerged victorious in a tough middleweight division, while Luccas Lira Costa was the super-heavyweight champion at the event.