Danielle Alvarez BJJ Arlington TX is the 2012 TXMMA Blue Belt Competitor of the Year - February 8, 2013

 

 

2/7/13, Danielle Alvarez BJJ Arlington TX is the 2012 TXMMA Blue Belt Competitor of the Year.  The Official 2012 TXMMA Awards results are now in and Danielle Alvarez fighting out of the Alvarez Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academy in Arlington TX is now the 2 x in a row TXMMA Female Blue Belt Competitor of the Year.

In 2012, Danielle Alvarez competed in Abu Dhabi after winning an all expense paid trip, fought and took 1st place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, along with traveling and taking 1st place all over the country and the state of Texas against some of Jiu Jitsu’s best.

During most of the 2012 competition season, Danielle was still a senior at Summit High School in Mansfield, TX trying to juggle all her AP courses, preparing to graduate, training 6 days a week, managing her strength and conditioning program and cutting weight for all her competitions.

It was grind for sure and at times she felt like it was just too much. In June of 2012, Danielle had to decide whether to compete at the 2012 IBJJF World Jiu Jitsu Championships to chase her goal of becoming a World Champion or walk across the stage with her graduating class because both fell on the same day. Danielle decided to walk across the stage with her graduating class and not miss out on a once of a life time moment and something that she worked so hard for. It definitely broke her heart to not compete at the World Jiu Jitsu Championships after training and preparing so hard for that one day but she knew she would have another chance at in the years to come.

Danielle Alvarez also won the 2011 TXMMA Award for Female Blue Belt Competitor of the Year at the young age of 17 where she fought in the 18-29 year old bracket all year long and getting some big wins over some of the best in the country.

Big congrats again to Danielle Alvarez for all her Hard Work, Dedication, Perseverance and Sacrifice she made to achieve and be recognized for the 2nd year in a row as the TXMMA Female Blue Belt Competitor of the Year!

Thank you to Mr. Mike Calimbas and the TXMMA crew for putting together such a great award and recognizing all of the top Jiu Jitsu competitors in the state of Texas.

Danielle Alvarez 2012 Competition History:

Tournament of Champions 9 Houston, TX (January 2012)
1st Place Women’s NO GI Advanced
1st Place Women’s Blue Belt Light Weight

IBJJF Houston Open (February 2012)
1st Place Blue Belt Light Weight
3rd Place Blue Belt Absolute

IBJJF San Francisco – Oakland, CA (February 2012)
1st Place Blue Belt Light Weight
1st Place Blue Belt Absolute

IBJJF Chicago Open (March 2012)
1st Place Blue Belt Light Weight

IBJJF Pan American Championships Irvine, CA (March 2012)
3rd Place Blue Belt Pena

IBJJF Dallas Open (May 2012)
1st Place Blue Belt Light Weight
1st Place Blue Belt Absolute Champion

American Grappling Federation (June 2012)
1st Place GI Blue Belt Light Weight Champion
1st Place NO GI Advance Light Weight Champion

IBJJF Rio Open Jiu Jitsu Championships Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (July 2012)
1st Place Blue Belt Pena
Submits All 4 Opponents & Received Purple Belt on Medal Podium

FTW & WGC EUROPA TORQUE Dallas, TX (August 2012)
2nd Place Absolute Division
(1st Tournament at Purple Belt)
Won Against Blue Belt
Won Against Purple Belt
Won Against Brown Belt
Lost 0-0 Ref Decision to Black Belt World Champion (Tammy Griego)

2012 TXMMA FEMALE BLUE BELT COMPETITOR OF THE YEAR

Danielle Alvarez 2011 Competition History:

Fight To Win Duncanville, TX (Jan 2011)
1st Female Women Expert NO GI
1st Female Women Expert GI

IBJJF Houston, TX (Feb 2011)
1st Womens Blue Belt Pena
3rd Womens Blue Belt Open Class

NAGA North Richland Hills, TX (Feb 2011)
1st Teens Expert NO GI
1st Teens Expert GI

Abu Dhabi Pro Trials San Diego, CA (Mar 2011)
1st Womens Blue Belt GI Light Weight
3rd Womens Blue/Purple NO GI Light Weight
3rd Womens Blue Belt GI Open Class

Pan Ams Irvine, CA (Mar 2011)
3rd Womens Blue Belt Pena

Texas State Championships Houston, TX (April 2011)
1st place Womens Blue Belt Lt Wt
1st place Woments NO GI Lt Wt

NAGA Fort Worth (May 2011)
1st place NO GI Expert 16-17yrs old BOYS Division
2nd place Blue Belt 16-17yrs old BOYS Division

IBJJF Dallas Open (May 2011)
1st place Womens Blue Belt Pena

IBJJF Worlds (June 2011)
3rd place Womens Blue Belt Pena

Newaza Fights-Duncanville, TX (July 2011)
1st Place Womens Blue Belt
1st Place Womens NO GI
1st Place Womens Blue Belt Absolute $250 Winner

Fight To Win Europa Dallas, TX (August 2011)
1st place Womens NO GI
1st place Womens Blue Belt GI

NAGA North Richland Hills, TX (September 2011)
1st place Womens GI Expert Light Wt
1st place Womens NO GI Expert Light Wt

IBJJF American Nationals Los Angeles, CA (September 2011)
1st Place Womens Blue Belt Pena.

Grapplers Quest UFC Expo Houston, TX (October 2011)
1st Place Womens Blue Belt Absolute Champion
Rewarded: $100 check, UFC Glass Plaque and Grapplers Quest Sponsorship for 2012 Totaling $1,150

NABJJF Lone Star Jiu Jitsu Tournament Duncanville, TX (November 2011)
1st Place Womens Blue Belt Feather Weight

ABU DHABI PRO TRIALS SAN ANTONIO, TX (NOVEMBER 2011)
1ST PLACE WOMEN’S BLUE BELT LT WT
1ST PLACE WOMEN’S BLUE BELT ABSOLUTE
WINS ALL EXPENSES PAID TRIP OVER SEAS TO ABU DHABI TO REPRESENT TEAM USA AND TEAM ALVAREZ BJJ IN APRIL 2012!

2011 TXMMA FEMALE GRAPPLER OF THE YEAR