BOARD OF DIRECTORS

COACH BENJAMIN ROTHROCK - CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

USA Judo Black Belt and Certified Regional Coach  - Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt

MACP Master Trainer - American Combat Jujitsu Black Belt - Founder of Team Grizzly Jujitsu

Sambo US Masters Team Alumni - RDOJO League NC State Champion 2017 - USA SAMBO National Championships: 2018 Silver medalist, 2019 Bronze medalist, 2020 Gold Medalist, 2020 Silver New York Open - 2020 World Masters Bronze Medalist Minsk Belarus - 2022 US Open Judo Championship Gold Medalist <100kg Veterans 2, 2021 USA Judo Senior Nationals Gold Medalist, Veterans 2 <100kg, 2021 Great Lakes Open Gold Medalist 98kg,both Sport and Combat Sambo - 2022 USA Open All American Sambo Federation Gold Medalist Combat Sambo >98kg - 2021 USA Judo President's Cup Gold Medalist Veterans 2 <100kg World All Styles Council Hall of Fame Inductee - 2021 USA Sambo National Championships and US Open Tournament Director

Master of Sport USA, All American Sambo Federation

COACH LEO YEFIMOV - BOARD MEMBER

Soviet Union Army Veteran - Sambo Master of Sport - Judo Master of Sport - 

As a cadet: Crimea Champion

As a junior: Crimea and Ukraine Champion

As an adult: 2x Master Tournament Champion bronze, 2x Moscow Championship bronze,

2x Champion Student International Competition Win, Member of Moscow Student Team

2021 USA Sambo National Championships Masters Division >98k Gold Medalist

PROFESSOR TONY MAYNARD - BOARD MEMBER

10th Degree Black Belt Jujitsu - 2nd Degree Black Belt Judo -

Former Head Coach Team USA Sport Jujitsu - 

Veteran United States Marine Corps - Certified Navy Hand to Hand Combat Instructor

World Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductee

PROFESSOR KAI LI - BOARD MEMBER

United States Army Veteran

Jujitsu, Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belts -

Head Coach Team USA World All Styles Championships

COACH BOB CLARK - BOARD MEMBER

United States Army Veteran - United States Navy Veteran

Silver medal Pan Ams for SAMBO and US Nationals for SAMBO (masters), Gold and silver medalist Sambo Pan Am Championships 2014, Head Coach US Sambo team - President's Cup (sport & combat - 2017 & 2018), Pan Am Championships (2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, sport & combat) World Cup (Kharlampiev Cup - sport & combat 2015 & 2017, sport 2016), World Championships (sport & combat - 2015, 2016, 2018, & 2019, sport - 2017). Gold medalist US National Sambo Champ. (Masters) 2x member US Koresh (belt) wrestling team World Cup/ Championships. 

First Sambo Master Degree, International Sambo Federation (FIAS)

PROFESSOR DAYN DEROSE - BOARD MEMBER

Black Belt in Judo, Ju Jitsu, Sambo (AASF Honored Master of Sport), Coach of the 2014 U.S. World Combat Sambo Team; Head of US Delegation for the 2017 Jr. World Championships; Internationally certified Sambo referee.Head of World Masters Delegation 2020

COACH ANDREI POPANDOPOULO - BOARD MEMBER

Ex airborne Spetsnaz officer. Master of Sport of the USSR in Sambo, 5th degree black belt

in judo and jiu-jitsu. US Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductee. Former Moscow State University

of Civil Engineering Judo and Sambo Head Coach.

 

 

COACH VERNON KIRK - BOARD MEMBER/DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS

BJJ Black Belt (2020) Judo Black Belt (2014) 2021 Masters Sambo National Champion 2021 Silver Medalist Heavyweight No Gi Pan Ams, Bronze Absolute (Masters 3 Black Belt) 2020 Team Member USA Sambo Masters Worlds Fight2Win Judo competitor

JENNIFER ROTHROCK - CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

 

Administrative Support for Team Grizzly Jujitsu since its inception - Small Business Owner and Entrepreneur, Art Director, Silver Medalist Primal MMA Open Rules Sambo Invitational 2020 - 2021 USA Sambo National championships Silver Medalist <72kg Women's division - 2022 USA Open All American Sambo Federation Gold Medalist <72kg Women's Division - 2022 SC State Judo Championship Gold Medalist <78kg Women's division