Brazilian Jiu Jitsu near St Louis Park

Ryan Pottebaum

Ryan Pottebaum has been a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu through the Pedro Sauer association since August 2017. He started training Jiu Jitsu in the spring of 2009 while attending law school and immediately took to the sport. Prior to Jiu Jitsu he wrested for 15 years and was the captain of an Apple Valley Wrestling team which had won 3 consecutive state titles and was ranked 2nd in the nation.

Ryan was an active competitor from white to brown belt at both the local and national level, eventually winning a Masters World title at brown belt in 2016. Since receiving his black belt, he has continued to compete regularly, earning a bronze medal at the 2017 and 2018 Pan American Championships, as well as a 3-0 record in Fight to Win bouts. When not training Jiu Jitsu he enjoys reading, Minnesota sports and spending time with his family.


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