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ADCC West Coast Trials: Saturday Results & Sunday Bracket Preview

ADCC West Coast Trials: Saturday Results & Sunday Bracket Preview

Catch up on all of the results & stories from day on at the ADCC West Coast Trials, and preview the brackets & matchups for the finals on Sunday, March 31.

Mar 31, 2024 by Corey Stockton

ADCC West Coast Trials is in full swing after a day of submission-heavy action on Saturday. The competition is set to continue on Sunday, where eight athletes will earn their spots in the 2024 ADCC World Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada at the T-Mobile Arena.

Catch up on the results and stories from day one, and get a look at the brackets, favorites, and potential matchups for the final day below.

Action continues on Sunday, March 31, starting at 2pm ET (11am local time).

ADCC West Coast Trials Results


No.1 seed Dominic Mejia collected two submissions in less than three minutes of total mat time to kick off his return to ADCC Trials, after taking second place at the East Coast Trials in 2023. Mejia landed back to back heel hook victories to advance to the second day, where he'll first face Juan Rubio in the round of 32.

Mejia could be looking at a rematch with Gavin Corbe later in the day in the quarter finals. On day one, Corbe caught two lightning-fast submissions: a 50-second armbar to begin his campaign, then a 21-second heel hook to officially advance to day two. Corbe will likely have to get through Reese LaFever in the round of 16 to advance for a rematch with Mejia. LaFever, like the two previously mentioned athletes, earned two submissions in two matches, accumulating slightly more than three minutes of mat time on Saturday.

ADCC veterans AJ Agazarm and Gianni Grippo share the other half of the top side of the 66kg bracket. Agazarm, who edged out two wins on Saturday, is likely to face Deandre Corbe in the round of 16, with Grippo likely to be waiting for the athlete who advances in the quarterfinal.

Both Grippo and Deandre Corbe earned one day one submission, and rode another match out on points.

No.2 seed Keith Krikorian has a relatively clear cut path to the semis on Sunday after his two-match, two submission day on Saturday.

Krikorian's most likely test would be the winner of Fabian Ramirez and Richard Alarcon, each of whom have to win one match in order to meet in the round of 16.

If Krikorian does advance to the semis, best guess says he meets Damien Anderson, or 10th Planet teammate Geo Martinez. Both Anderson and Martinez went a perfect two for two on submissions on Saturday, with Martinez collecting one of the top taps of the day, a flying kani basami heel hook in 20-seconds flat. Martinez is scheduled to face the tough Jordan Holy to start the day on Sunday in the round of 32.


77kg top dog Oliver Taza advanced through Saturday into the round of 32 with a quick submission and a points victory, earning the round of 32 in his fourth consecutive trials of the 2023-2024 ADCC season. Taza will likely meet Vagner Rocha black belt Kade Tsitos in the quarters. Tsitos had two submissions in regulation on Saturday to earn his Sunday spot.

Two wins for Max Hanson (including one in less than 60 seconds) were enough to send him to Sunday, where he's on track to face Pedigo teammate Jacob Bornemann in the round of 16. Bornemann had a breakout day, defeating seasoned competitor Nick Ronan.

The winner there is likely to face Kieran Kichuk in the quarterfinal. Kichuk had one submission in his opening round, then a points win over Saul Viyara to earn his spot in day two.

Andrew Tackett had a stellar start to the weekend on Saturday, submitting both of his opponents in short time. He'll face Checkmat teammate Dory Aoun in the round of 32 to start Sunday.

If he advances, it could be a rematch from the Who's Next reality show, as Kyle Chambers, who also had two submissions, looked strong in his move to 77kg. Chambers would need to get through Magid Hage in the round of 16. Hage had two armbar submissions on Saturday, one from the closed guard and one while defending a back attack.

John Combs and Allen Sanchez are set to open the round of 32 on the other side of the bottom half of the bracket, while no.2 seed Andy Varela looks poised to skate into the quarterfinals off of back to back submission wins.


Elder Cruz looked sharp as the no.1 seed, earning one submission in his two matches to earn a spot in Sunday's competition. He's likely to take on Achilles Rocha in the round of 16. Rocha also tapped one of his two opponents on day one.

Sloan Clymer made quick work of the first day, submitting both of his opponents in just more than two minute's time. He's likely to meet the winner on Cruz vs Rocha in the quarters.

Hunter Colvin had a similar day to Clymer, with two quick submissions. He could meet William Tackett in the quarters. Tackett also had two rapid submissions, and is looking for a repeat performance of his last appearance at West Coast Trials, where he earned his spot at ADCC 2022, then competing at 77kg.

On the bottom half of the bracket, Ryan Aitken, Sean Yadimarco, Chris Wojcik, Angelo Claiborne and David Garmo all punched through to Sunday. But only Jay Rodriguez had a 100-percent submission rate, collecting a smother from mount and a hand smother from the back. Rodriguez will face Claiborne first in the round of 32.

He's on track for a repeat of his last ADCC West Coast Trials, where he went seven for seven on submissions to earn a spot at ADCC 2022.


At -99kg, no.1 seed Kyle Boehm secured a submission in 26 seconds in his only match. He's likely to face Corbin Crisp in the round of 16, and Steffen Banta — who had a 91-second submission in his only Saturday match — in the quarterfinal.

TUF veteran Matt Secor's 18-second submission was one of the fastest of the day, putting him on track to face Richie Martinez, who had a 53-second submission in his one match. Secor and Martinez would meet in the round of 16.

Adam Bradley, who earned a submission in his one Saturday match, could meet the winner of Secor and Martinez in the quarters.

On the bottom half of the bracket, the favorites are Adrian Nez, Troy Mercer, Daishi Goto and Michael Pixley, each of whom earned day one submissions. 

Cody Linton is also on the radar after earning a points victory over no.2 seed and ADCC veteran Devhonte Johnson.


At +99kg, the no.1 seed is ADCC veteran Damon Ramos, who won his only match on Saturday. The undersized Michael Perez, who earned a 6-0 victory over a much larger opponent is Ramos' likely quarterfinal opponent.

Brandon Reed earned a 41-second submission to advance, and will likely meet Braylor Grout in the quarters. Grout submitted his only Saturday opponent in 63 seconds.

Amir Allam, Michael Pezzuto and John Hanson also earned day one submissions, and are the favorites on the bottom side of the bracket.


Division top-seed Alex Enriquez earned a 10-0 victory in her Saturday opener to advance to Sunday. She's likely to face the winner of Jessie Crane and Lauren Sears in the quarterfinal.

Faye Cherrier and Nicole Sullivan will face off for an opportunity to move to the quarters, where the winner will meet the winner of Alex Nguyen and Amanda Bruse. Bruse won 2-0 in her opener on Saturday, while Nguyen had a heart-stopper comeback points victory in hers.

Cindy Ung, Marilyn Cruz, and Trinity Pun secured first round submissions on the bottom side of the bracket. Tammy Musumeci and Ally Wolski advanced on points. And no.2 seed Jasmine Rocha had a quick triangle victory to put herself in the round of 16 against Wolski. The winner is likely to meet Pun in the quarters.


Top seeds Mo Black and Helena Crevar each earned first round submissions, and are on a collision course for a rematch of the 2023 East Coast Trials final. But athletes like Leilani Bernales, Britney Johnson, Nicole Matthew and others could stand in the way.


No.1 seed Amanda Leve earned a 56-second submission in her Saturday opener to advance to Sunday, and could face Erin Harpe in the semifinal.

Britney Elkin, Elizabeth Mitrovic and Bridget McEliece are the favorites on the bottom side of the bracket. Mitrovic opened her campaign with a 57-second submission.

ADCC Trials Rankings

ADCC Trial Power Rankings were created to help understand who has been the most successful and dominant throughout the eight ADCC Trials leading up to the ADCC World Championships in August.

Click here to see the full ADCC Trials Rankings

When Is At WNO 23?

Many of the grapplers in ADCC Trials and World Championships will also be competing at WNO 23. 

WNO 23 is scheduled for May 10 at College Park Center in Arlington, Texas. 

What Does ADCC Stand For?

ADCC stands for Abu Dhabi Combat Club,  which is the name of the events organizers. The inaugural tournament was held in Abu Dhabi, UAE in 1998 and has been held every two years since 2001.

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