Vote Now: Grapplers of the Year Awards is looking to recognize 5-6 of the best grapplers and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu competitors of 2009. Cast two votes per category. Thank you in advance for your participation.

Because of how slight differences in weights for divisions in different tournaments, gi and no-gi, and grapplers fitting in more than one category, we did our best to narrow the awards down to four Men’s divisions, and absolute divisions each for Men’s and Women’s.

Featherweight Grappler Of The Year (Feather + Light-Feather)
Light Feather — Rafael Mendes, Caio Terra, Carlos Vieira, Ruben Charles, Guilherme Mendes, Ryan Hall
Feather — Baret yoshida, Ruben Charles, Bruno Frazatto, Samir Chantre, Mario Reis

Middleweight Grappler of the Year (Light + Middleweight)
Lightweight — Pablo Popovitch, Marcelo Garcia, Lucas Lepri, Gregor Gracie, Michael Langhi
Middleweight — Lucas Leite, Marcelo Garcia, Carlos Diego Ferreira, Sergio Moraes

Heavyweight Grappler Of The Year (Medium-Heavy + Heavyweight)
Medium-Heavy — Braulio Estima, Andre Galvao, Romulo Barral, Tarsis Humphreys, Otavio de souza, David Avellan
Heavyweight — Braulio Estima, Alexandre Souza, Roberto Alencar, Marcel Louzado

Super-Heavyweight Grappler Of The Year (Super-Heavy + Ultra-Heavy)
Super Heavy — Roger Gracie, Fabricio Werdum, Roberto Abreu, Antonio Braga Neto, Rafael Lovato
Ultra-Heavy — Josh Barnett, Bruno Paulista, Gabrel Vella, Rodrigo Cavaca, Marcio Cruz

Men’s Absolute Grappler Of The Year
Absolute — Roger Gracie, Braulio Estima, Antonio Braga Neto, Alexandre Ribeiro, Romulo Barral, Roberto Alencar

Women’s Grappler Of The Year (All Weight Classes)
Women’s — Hillary Williams, Lana Stefanac, Hannette Stack, Penny Thomas, Kyra Gracie, Leticia Ribeiro

\The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bloody Elbow readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloody Elbow editors or staff.

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