- Country:Dominican Republic
- Born:24 July 1997 (21 years)
Pan American Open silver medallist Jose Nova Alcantara, makes his second challenge at the World Championships in 2018. The two-time Junior Pan American Cup winner jumped up two weight categories in 2016 as he went from -81kg directly to -100kg and that immediately paid dividends on the u20 age group stage. Nova Alcantara defeated Daniel Dichev (BUL) in his Worlds bow last year before being caught by Portuguese powerhouse Jorge Fonseca in round two with a thunderous osoto-gari.