Early Look: Key Names Set to Compete At 2019 Masters Worlds

We're just four short weeks away from the biggest masters event of the year: the IBJJF 2019 World Masters Championship! 

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The tournament serves as battlegrounds for some of our sports more storied athletes. 

  • Reigning Masters Champ and legendary competitor Megaton Dias in at Masters 5 lightweight. 
  • We'll also see Marcos Tinoco, a Brazilian National & European Champion join Vitor Olivera and Caio Almeida in the highly competitive Masters 1 middleweight division. 
  • Claudia Do Val, a 3x IBJJF black belt World Champion and 1x Masters World champ, is set to compete in the masters 1 middle-heavyweight division.
  • Some may remember Tiago Barros' absolutely savage performance at the World Championships back in June where he had one of the most thrilling matches of the year with Gabriel Sousa – he's also in Masters Worlds at light-feather. 
  • Other exciting female athletes to look out for include Kristina Barlaan, Heather Raftery, Tracey Goodell, Rita Gribben, Joanna Ziobronowicz, and Fabiana Borges.

Make the jump to see some of the biggest names that have already signed up; we'll be sure to keep everyone updated as further names continue to roll in. 

Masters 1

  • Rene Lopez
  • Kim Terra
  • José Tiago Barros
  • Silvio Duran 
  • Thomas Oyarzun
  • Vinicius Agudo Silva
  • Marcos Tinoco
  • Vitor Oliveira
  • Romulo Melo
  • Caio Almeida
  • Luca Anacoreta
  • Rodrigo Caporal
  • Eliot Kelly

Female / Masters 1

  • Kristina Barlaan
  • Rita Lynne Gribben
  • Heather Raftery
  • Vanessa Wexler
  • Tracey Goodell
  • Joanna Ziobronowicz
  • Chelsah Lyons
  • Nivian Fabiana Carvalho de Oliveira
  • Claudia Doval
  • Cássia Paixão

Masters 2 

  • Ronald Henderson 
  • Dustin Ordinario
  • Jason Scully
  • Omar French
  • Marcos Torregrosa
  • Travis Tooke
  • Diego Gamonal 
  • Fabricio Camoes
  • Bruno Munduruca
  • Bruno Bastos Cruz

Masters 3

  • Baret Yoshida
  • Alexandre Pimentel
  • Mark Vives
  • Michael R. Alexander
  • Viktor Doria
  • Keith Wilson
  • Luiz Nestor Alves da Costa

See the full list of competitors here

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