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On April 11th in Lowell, Arkansas USA Combat Wrestling held the first ever Team Trial.
After an incredible day of wrestling, only the toughest survived their brackets to
make it to the finals; where our inaugural National Combat Wrestling Men’s Team was
selected. Nobody got a free pass. The team is truly national in its representation;
and elite in its skill set! Our 2015 Men’s U.S. Combat Wrestling Team includes:
Head Coach -
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Then, on August 22nd, Team USA rocked the worlds in Varna, Bulgaria as the only team out of 13 countries in when every team member placed! Five athletes, five medals! We could not be more proud!
100kg Men. Kevin Sniff, World Bronze Medalist.
Little Rock, Arkansas
Before moving to Arkansas for college, where Kevin began training under BJJ coach
Roli Delgado, he wrestled through 4 years of high school in his native Guam; achieving
team captain status in his senior year. In 2005 Kevin continued his training under
Delgado and Matt Hamilton at Westside MMA. In 2006, Kevin moved to Las Vegas and
trained under Marc Laimon before returning home to Westside a year later. In 2008
he also began training under Billy Robinson who began coaching Catch Wrestling at
Westside. In 2009 Kevin moved to Ukraine with the Peace Corp and began to train at
Chernihiv Club of Combat Sambo under Sergey Viktorovich Petrikey. After completing
his duties with the Peace Corp, Kevin returned to Westside MMA in 2012, where he
trains and teaches today. Since 2005 Kevin has won NAGA and Grappler’s Quest tournaments,
amassed an 11-
82kg Men. Morgan Bracken, World Bronze Medalist. Topeka, Kansas
Morgan trains MMA and BJJ out of Criqui BJJ in Topeka. As a mixed martial artist
Morgan has amassed a 7-
74kg Men. Roli Delgado, World Silver Medalist.
Little Rock, Arkansas
Roli is a 2nd degree BJJ Black Belt with GFTeam out of Westside MMA. He began cross
training in other grappling arts just after receiving his Black Belt in BJJ. Roli
is a level 5 in Gokor Chivichyan’s Hayastan System. Additionally, Roli had the pleasure
of training with Billy Robinson for 5 years at Westside MMA. He is known as a specialist
on applying Catch Wrestling and Sambo style finishing moves in BJJ; with instructional
APPs for both Apple and Android products called Legal Leg Locks for Brazilian Jiujitsu.
In MMA Roli has had some great opportunities such as being a contestant on Season
8 of The Ultimate Fighter, winning a fight in the UFC and Bellator. As an MMA fighter,
Roli has amassed an 11-
68kg Men. Denny Lenormand, World Champion
New Orleans, Louisiana
Denny began studying the submission wrestling arts in the summer of 2010. Prior to
his martial arts training he was, and still is, a professional break dancer. Break
dancing, dynamic by nature, aids and attributes to his flexibility, balance, and
dynamic style. Taken under the mentorship by Rdojo founder and accomplished sambist/grappler
Reilly Bobycomb in 2011, Bodycomb mentored him in dynamic grappling methods and intricate
leg attacks. Denny is also a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-
2014 NAGA No-
90kg Men. Anthony Sansonetti, World Silver Medalist.
Levittown, New York
Anthony has been training martial arts for over 30 years including, but not limited to, Kempo, JiuJitsu, Sambo, Judo, BJJ, Catch Wrestling and Muay Thai. His long list of accomplishments includes: