Last year at this time in 2017, Professor Rodrigo Pinheiro, took gold in Lisbon, Portugal at the European IBJJF Championship. Being no stranger to a championship dynasty, Rodrigo walked home with the gold a second straight time in this year’s competition.  Throughout an intense day of matches, Rodrigo shut down opponents Raphael Xavier Abi-Rihan, Abel Rocha Marull,  and Christian de Oliveira Rodrigues in the road to his 2018 European victory.

This year, Tim “Timbolinho” Morris also made his second straight appearance at the Europeans, claiming the bronze medal and another fantastic job well done!