Curran Jacobs of Michigan submitted accomplished wrestler and MMA veteran Travis Wiuff twice in one day to take first place in the 2017 Frank Gotch World Catch Wrestling Tournament in Humboldt, Iowa today. This year’s tournament featured the twelve toughest and bravest wrestlers in the world in an open weight division. Third place was won by Anthony Pacheck of Iowa, in a submission win over Christopher Morales of Los Angeles. “That was the best catch wrestling match I have ever seen” said an enthusiastic Mike Chapman regarding the first match between Jacobs and Wiuff. “This was a brutal tournament,” said exhausted Curran Jacobs after winning gold, and a $500 cash prize.
I feel like many folks are some what brainwashed by TV. Either the UFC fights themselves or their drama reality series that feeds on drama to exist. They are trained by a Jiu Jitsu strategy in grappling. They fear giving up their back, or should say, exposing their back. As a wrestler I don't give it a second thought. This is merely an example.
It's troublesome to see wrestlers leave wrestling for Jiu Jitsu because they lack the education on legit catch wrestling. Well....I hit one the main problems. Catch has been hurt with false claims of catch knowledge which in turns hurts legit catch. When a wrestler says,"I've learned all I can as a wrestler and need to work on my JJ." I can only shake my head at such ignorance. Now if that person just has a desire to do JJ then best wishes hope you the best. Even after my years under Billy Wicks, I continued to learn from other sources. I continued to improve on what he taught me. Sadly I've seen many catch guys regr…
Five time undefeated Catch Wrestler and Founder of Catch Wrestling Alliance, Dr. Raul Ramirez, will be joining Kapap Academy Singapore as our Regional Catch Wrestling Coach, to help promote Catch Wrestling in Asia.
"We want to strengthen the quality of Catch Wrestling in Asia and introduce it into more countries," Dr. Ramirez stated. "We have big plans."