I just got back to my hotel from the 2nd day of the 2008 CBJJ mundial. Had to leave before the brown belts finished, but here are some results that I am able to recall: Ryan Hall wins purple belt leve, defeating Chace Wheaton (Alliance) in the final 4-0. He also defeated the Pan American champion, a very tough Jacob Mackenzie (Akxe), in the quarterfinal. Hall had 6 matches to win. Gabriel Goulart (Alliance) wins purple belt medio, defeating Albert Hughes (Travis Lutter) in the final. Michael Westbrook (Nova Uniao) wins superheavy purple, defeating Ervin Brandon (Lloyd Irvin) in the final. I wonder if this will silence the mindless internet critics who claim Hall has never done anything in the gi? European champion, Brasiliero bronze, Mundial champion--all in '08. Hard to argue with, no?