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ADCC Canada Open 2023 Ottawa

Updated: May 11, 2023

The ADCC open in Ottawa on April 23rd, showcased some of the most talented Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) athletes in the world. Among them were six remarkable athletes representing their Whitby and Oshawa communities through - Eesa Gonzales, Segundo Arancibia, Riley Layman, Sebastian Arancibia, Diego Ribeiro, and Dainis Nguyen. These athletes competed at the highest level and left a lasting impression on the fans and spectators.

Eesa Gonzales from Oshawa was a standout performer in the -62kg division, winning all three of his matches by submission and not conceding a single point. His flawless performance was rewarded with a gold medal, a testament to his hard work and dedication to the martial arts.

Segundo Arancibia, a 16-year-old prodigy, competed in the adult -76kg division and went 5-1 with 4 submissions. He won the bronze medal impressively, showcasing his talent and potential in the sport.

Diego Ribeiro from Whitby had two excellent matches and finished with a silver medal. He executed a beautiful Uchi-Mata, he is a rising star in the BJJ community.

Riley Layman faced tough competition and had two challenging matches, finishing with a silver medal, his hard work and dedication will lead him to many successes in the sport.

Sebastian Arancibia, younger brother of Segundo, had two matches and finished with a silver medal out of three opponents. His skill and determination were evident throughout the tournament, and he hit a beautiful head and arm choke.

Dainis Nguyen unfortunately lost his first match. However, his participation in the tournament demonstrated his commitment to BJJ and his desire to improve and compete at the highest level.

The ADCC Canada Open in 2023 was a showcase of many of the best in BJJ. These six athletes representing Whitby and Oshawa, Ontario proved that they belong in the upper echelon of the sport. Their remarkable performances were a testament to the dedication and hard work required to succeed in martial arts. They serve as an inspiration to aspiring BJJ athletes and proof that with dedication and hard work, anything is possible.

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May 09, 2023

Indeed a rare group of super hard working and talented athletes. It is not only a pleasure watching them roll but one can learn a lot by just watching them. Bravo champs 👏

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