ABOUT Ryan Walsh
Ryan Walsh began his Jiu Jitsu journey at 13 years old after watching a Royce Gracie documentary. He had planned to use his BJJ training to help him with wrestling in school. When that didn’t work out due to his poor grades, he was prohibited to be part of the team. Slowly, Jiu Jitsu started taking Ryan’s focus. After diligently training for the Pans 2012 and suffering a crushing loss in the first round, Ryan became motivated to dedicate all his time and energy to the art. In 2013, he found the Caio Terra Academy and started evolving into a serious Jiu Jitsu competitor, losing over 100 pounds. He won his first double gold at the American Cup, then continued to win at the American Nationals and numerous IBJJF regional tournaments. 2016 was a big year for Ryan Walsh: he went to the Pans, the same tournament that impacted him just four years earlier, and won a gold medal. Ryan received his brown belt from Caio Terra, as well as an invitation to compete in The Eddie Bravo Invitational with some of the world's best grapplers. His future is promising, as are his goals to become a world champion at brown and black belt and an ADCC champion.