Top 10: Women to Watch at Pans 2020

[Originally posted on Girls in Gis 1 October 2020]

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With so many competitions canceled and postponed this year, there is much excitement for the 2020 IBJJF Pan American Championships beginning next week. It was no surprise registration reached capacity quickly, and while there are many amazing athletes competing this year, there are a number of stand-out stars on this year’s competitor list. Here are a few to watch out for:

Female Black Belt


Mayssa Bastos

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Since earning her black belt in 2018, Mayssa Bastos has won nearly every tournament she’s competed in, earning more than 14 gold medals, 7 of which are World Championships. Mayssa’s most recent victory came just last week at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam in Miami, where she earned gold yet again. Mayssa trains under Júlio César at GF Team.