Brandon Ruiz is a No Gi Jiu Jitsu and Grappling World Champion and has competed in the grappling arts
for the past 26 years. While competing in Greco Roman Wrestling he was a 4 time
All-American and won a Pan American Championships silver medal. He has been on six world championship teams for USA Grappling, winning
team titles in 2008 & 2009 & 2014. Brandon has also won seven individual world
championships and 17 world level medals from various grappling organizations such as FILA/UWW, SJJIF,
IBJJF,NAGA, Grappler's Quest, Pancrase and Catch Wrestling. He has competed and trained in Guatemala,
Canada, Hungary, Greece, Serbia, Spain and Switzerland.
Wade Schalles is the Guiness World Record holder of the most wins AND pins of anyone who has ever competed, the national record holder for defeating the most NCAA champions, and an All-American in five different combat sports (sambo, freestyle, judo, folkstyle, and greco-roman). In this episode, Jake and Wade discuss Ben Askren, funk wrestling, wrestling rulesets, his new fiction novel "Jacob's Cradle", and much, much more...
The first Heavyweight King of Catch Wrestling open event and U.S. Heavyweight KOCW Champion and CoachingCatch.com Instructor Luis Ojeda discusses his experiences in grappling, including Catch-As-Catch-Can wrestling.
Longtime CACC researcher and the author of 'Catch Wrestling: A Wild and Wooly Look at the Early Days of Pro Wrestling in America' and Catch Wrestling, Round Two: More Wild and Wooly Tales From the Early Days of Pro Wrestling' Mark S. Hewitt discusses the evolution of catch-as-catch-catch-can wrestling and it explosion in popularity upon reaching American shores.