Ben is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brown belt under Clint Crabtree, and a proud member of the Carlson Gracie Team. He has been one of the most active competitors in the Midwest, and has been obsessed with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu since starting his training in 2007. Ben has been fortunate to train directly with many top grappling instructors including Carlson Gracie Jr., Clint Crabtree, Robson Moura, Andre Galvao, Lucas Leite, Daniel Wanderley, Fabio Prado, Jeremy Horn, Roberto Tozi, Fernando Neto, Hermes Franca, Rich Franklin, and many more.
Ben works with a technical, yet crushing style and has a passion for sharing his knowledge with other students. He is dedicated to the team, and works hard with a goal of making all his teammates better. He is an easy going guy, so make sure to introduce yourself if you see him at the academy or a tournament near you!