Story and Photos by Evelyn Sutton
Pan Ams 2021 took place at Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee, Florida from September 1st through the 5th. Almost 4,000 competitors from all over the country, and some internationally, travelled to the sunshine state to attend and make the event a great success. Despite the pandemic, the tournament went on without a glitch. IBJJF Pans is one of the most important annual Jiu-Jitsu competitions giving athletes an opportunity to test their skills before World NoGi in October, World Master in November and the final showdown of 2021 at Worlds in Anaheim, California December 9th. In the women’s division, athletes of the caliber of Elizabeth Clay, Nathalie Ribeiro, Luiza Monteiro, Ana Carolina Vieira, Maggie Grindatti and many others put on a display of high level technique, creativity and stamina proving women’s Jiu-Jitsu continues to grow stronger and evolve.
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