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Team Lovato Will Make History at the 2013 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships
Monday, July 08, 2013
At this years ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships held in China, Team Lovato will be represented in 4 out of the 5 male weight classes and will become the largest American team to ever be represented at one ADCC! Three out of the 4 competitors are coming from Lovato's School of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts in Oklahoma City, which is the home base for Team Lovato. Those three competitors are Lovato Jiu-Jitsu team leader, Rafael Lovato Jr., the 1st Lovato Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, Justin Rader, and up and coming Team Lovato Purple Belt champion, Jared Dopp. The final Lovato representative is the 2nd Lovato Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt, James Puopolo, from Salem-Keizer Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Salem, Oregon.
Get to know these amazing competitors and follow them on their quest for ADCC Gold!
Rafael Lovato Jr. - 3rd Degree Black Belt - America's most decorated BJJ Champion
Justin Rader - 1st Degree Black Belt - Black Belt No-Gi World Champion - GQ Pro Champion
James Puopolo - Black Belt - 2x ADCC Trials Champion - Brown Belt Pan Champion
Jared Dopp - Purple Belt - Blue Belt Gi & No-Gi World Champion - ADCC Trials Champion