Competition Team

Vieira Sharks | Vieira Jiu-Jitsu Team | Sarasota, FL

Athletic Performance

Athletics at Vieira Academy is represented by a sport Jiu-Jitsu competition team known as VIEIRA SHARKS. Athletics within Vieira Academy builds community and pride through the engagement of students, staff, parents, and friends, and creates a portal through which everyone can enjoy the Vieira Academy experience. Successful athletic performance generates a unique excitement across the Vieira Academy and community, help strengthen bonds among the various arms of our school, build students loyalty in a healthy manner, and give Vieira Academy members yet another reason to be proud to represent the legacy of Professor Thadeu Vieira and defend the Sharks Team.

Athletic participation helps Vieira Academy students grow, learn, and enjoy themselves while developing their body, mind and spirit. Our competition team, values the lessons that have long been taught by sport Jiu-Jitsu competitions: the pursuit of excellence through personal development and teamwork, ethical and responsible behavior on and off the mats, leadership and strength of character, and sportsmanship – respect for one’s opponents, acceptance of victory with humility, and acknowledgement of defeat with grace.  By embracing these values, VIEIRA SHARKS members create habits which will lead to a better lifestyle and well-being.  While winning is not an end in itself, at Vieira Academy we believe that the efforts by our athletes to be their best will lead them to succeed throughout their lives.

Vieira Sharks Excellence

Our team symbol is the Great White Shark, our team patch is the Black Belt Great White Shark. The Vieira Great White connects the Vieira Academy community, our students taking their first class, our Black Belts graduating, our athletes in battle, our instructors teaching, our Schools keeping the legacy alive.

The Vieira Great White was created by Professor Thadeu Vieira with the purpose of unifying all of those who represent Vieira Jiu-Jitsu, defend the Vieira Great White patch and pass forward the legacy transferred down from Professor Thadeu Vieira, and other Jiu-Jitsu legends such as Master Paulo Wesley Lopes and Grandmaster Hélio Gracie.

The Vieira Great White’s credibility was built over the years through hard work and excellence shown by the Vieira Academy students, athletes and instructors involved in sport Jiu-Jitsu competitions, teaching programs and community work. The Vieira Great White patch is one of the most recognized symbols in Jiu-Jitsu today and all of those who carry it feel a deep sense of loyalty and commitment to Professor Thadeu Vieira, Vieira Academy and the Jiu-Jitsu movement.

Grand slam Recent results

2019 IBJJF PAN KIDS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

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Jack Saxton - Gold Medalist

2019 IBJJF PAN KIDS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

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Leslie Foxworthy - Silver Medalist

2019 IBJJF PAN KIDS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

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Mark Ostroukhov - Bronze Medalist

2019 IBJJF PAN KIDS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

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Demetri Pappas - Bronze Medalist

2019 IBJJF PAN KIDS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

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Taber Jordan - Bronze Medalist

2019 IBJJF Miami Intl Open

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Matt Sandburg - Absolute Silver Medalist

2019 IBJJF Miami Intl Open

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Matt Sandburg - Bronze Medalist

2018 IBJJF World Masters Championship

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Aurelia Fox - Bronze Medalist

2018 IBJJF Atlanta Intl Open

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Henry Zapolsky - Gold Medalist

2018 IBJJF Atlanta Intl Open

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Mark Ostroukhov - Silver Medalist

2018 IBJJF Atlanta Intl Open

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Taber Jordan - Gold Medalist

2018 IBJJF Atlanta Intl Open

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John Nicastro - Silver Medalist

2018 IBJJF Atlanta Intl Open

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Nathan Honhart - Silver Medalist

2018 IBJJF Orlando Intl Open

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Aurelia Fox - Gold Medalist

2018 IBJJF Orlando Intl Open

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Matt Sandburg - Bronze Medalist

2018 IBJJF Chicago Intl Open

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Henry Zapolsky - Gold Medalist

2018 IBJJF Miami Intl Open

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Suzanne Trench - Silver Medalist

UAEJJF USA National pro

2019 USA National Pro Championship

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Henry Zapolsky - Gold Medalist

2019 USA National Pro Championship

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Leslie Foxworthy - Gold Medalist

2019 USA National Pro Championship

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Nick Torres - Gold Medalist

2019 USA National Pro Championship

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Mark Ostroukhov - Gold Medalist

2018 Florida State Championship

2018 FLORIDA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

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Isaiah Cedeno - Gold Medalist

2018 FLORIDA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

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Matt Sandburg - Gold Medalist

2018 FLORIDA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

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Christos Krol - Gold Medalist

2018 FLORIDA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

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Isaac Cedeno - Gold Medalist

2018 FLORIDA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

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Jack Saxton - Gold Medalist

2018 FLORIDA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

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Taber Jordan - Gold Medalist

2018 FLORIDA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

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Elise Webber - Gold Medalist

2018 FLORIDA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

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Mark Ostroukhov - Gold Medalist

2018 FLORIDA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

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Etai Campbell - Gold Medalist

2018 FLORIDA STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

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Christie Ostroukhov - Gold Medalist