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ADCC India Open 2022: Crosstrain Fight Club tops, Nihaal crowned Best Grappler

LockerRoom Team
03 January 2022

ADCC India Open 2022 is in the books. The event, which was held at the Riva Resort in Goa on January 2, 2022, saw a long list of grapplers competing for the top spot.  

Crosstrain Fight Club had another strong showing at the event and emerged as the top academy in the standings with a total of 35 points thanks to 3 Gold Medals, 2 Silver Medals, and 2 Bronze Medals. Institute of Jiu-Jitsu came in second in the standings with 23 points as they won 2 Gold Medals, 1 Silver Medal, and 2 Bronze Medals. Temple Jiu-Jitsu rounded up the top three with 2 Gold Medals and 1 Bronze medal when AKA Mandrem came in fourth followed by Jiu-Jitsu Ronins in fifth.

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Institute of Jiu-Jitsu’s Nihaal Joseph was awarded the ‘Best Grappler Award’ and a crash prize of Rs. 15,000 at the event when Rachit Tyagi of Crosstrain Fight Club was the runner-up and took home a cash prize of Rs. 10,000. This is the first time in ADCC India history that cash prizes were handed to the grapplers.

Nihaal had won gold in the Men’s +18 Years Professional -66 KGS when Rachit secured silver in the Men’s +18 Years Professional -77 KGS category. You can see the complete results from the event below.

Top Five Team Standings for ADCC India Open 2022

  1. Crosstrain Fight Club
  2. Institute of Jiu-Jitsu
  3. Team Temple Jiu-Jitsu
  4. AKA Mandrem
  5. Jiu-Jitsu Ronins

Men +18 years Beginners -66KGS

  1. Kathit Sondhi (Institute of Jiu-Jitsu)
  2. Nobojit Dey (Crosstrain Fight Club)
  3. Techi Karda (Crosstrain Fight Club)

Men +18 Years Beginners -77 KGS

  1. Kechavor Theunuo (Crosstrain Fight Club)
  2. Ravi Bharathi (Institute of Jiu-Jitsu)
  3. Atharva Deshmukh (AKA Mandrem)

Men +18 Years Beginners -88 KGS

  1. Sarath Nath (Team Temple Jiu-Jitsu)
  2. Satendra Singh (AKA Mandrem)

Men +18 Years Beginners -99 KGS

  1. Ravi Samra (Knots and Collar)
  2. Varun Kumar (India)
  3. Deepak Karai (Crosstrain Fight Club)

Men +18 Years Intermediate -66 KGS

  1. Diwiz Piya (Lock n Roll MMA)
  2. SK Akib Ali (Jiu-Jitsu Ronins)
  3. Saikat Basu (Institute of Jiu-Jitsu)

Men +18 Years Intermediate -88 KGS

  1. Garry Brewer (The Dojo Bangalore)
  2. Raja Reddy (Apex Grappling Academy)
  3. Naveen Narzari (Institute of Jiu-Jitsu)

Men +18 Years Intermediate -99 KGS

  1. Prateek Iqbal Kharb (Crosstrain Fight Club)

Men’s +18 Years Professional -55 KGS

  1. Carl Varel (Team Temple Jiu-Jitsu)
  2. Swaminathan Suresh (Top Champions Academy)

Men’s +18 Years Professional -66 KGS

  1. Nihaal Joseph (Institute of Jiu-Jitsu)
  2. Sanjay Nambiar (Easton Training Center)
  3. Dipesh Rasal (Fit and Fight Club)

Men’s +18 Years Professional -77 KGS

  1. Richard Mearns (AKA Mandrem)
  2. Rachit Tyagi (Crosstrain Fight Club)
  3. Peeyush Pandey (Warriors COVE MMA)

Women’s +18 Years Beginners -50 KG

  1. Anwesha Deb (Crosstrain Fight Club)
  2. Lauren Allwood (AKA Mandrem)
  3. Tripti Rana (AKA Mandrem)

Women’s +18 Years Absolute +50 KG

  1. Sutapa Das (Jiu-Jitsu Ronins)
  2. Sankalita Chakraborty (Jiu-Jitsu Ronins)
  3. Mekhala Gopalakrishnan (Team Temple Jiu-Jitsu)

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