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The following championships were be awarded:


  • FighterTech Adult Team Champions: Premier Combat Center/Gracie Barra, Omaha, NE

  • FighterTech Juvenile Team Champions: Topeka Jiu Jitsu, Topeka, KS

  • New FighterTech/XS Energy Drink Absolute Champions were crowned during the event. The following champions from the Best of the Best 17, which was a submission wrestling event (competitors did not wear the gi uniform). The Best of the Best 18 will be a brazilian jiu jitsu event (competitors wear the gi uniform):


1. Male Advanced Division - Anthony Smith, Premier Combat Center/Gracie Barra, Omaha, NE

2. Male Intermediate Division - vacant

3. Male Novice Division – Matt Valnoski, Ft Riley Combatives Institute, Ft Riley, KS

4. Female Advanced Division - Sara Khalil, Rodeberry's Martial Arts Center, Lincoln,     NE

5. Juvenile Division (16-17) – Paul Owens, Topeka Jiu Jitsu, Topeka, KS

6. Juvenile Division (15 and younger) - Trevor Casteel, Topeka Jiu Jitsu, Topeka, KS


Prize packages included a cash prize (for pro divisions), Tapout Mouthguards, and XS Energy products were awarded to the Absolute Champions. Tapout Mouthguards were also awarded to all juvenile and female weight division winners.


The Best of the Best is currently in it’s 5th year and this was our 17th event. Best of the Best 18 and 19 are scheduled for August and November 2011 at a location TBD. The tournaments will start at 10 a.m.


The Best of the Best supports the following charities and social organizations:


  • Foodbank for the Heartland (the Omaha Food Bank)

  • Amechi Mentoring Coalition Project


More information about the Best of the Best Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Pro Ams can be obtained by contacting Dana Taylor, Tournament Director, at 402.208.4078 or at