One of our dedicated members, Bill, knows what it’s like to be a champion, a World Champion, that is. Bill recently won a World Championship Tournament in Jiu-Jitsu. Yes, we have our very own world champion and we are excited to share his story!
Bill shared that his passion for competition began years ago when he was a part of various sports teams. He wanted to improve his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) skills so he competed in tournaments across the country. He trained with our Health & Wellness Coaches from the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center as well as instructors from Mario Roberto’s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy. His instructors helped him find the right support to continue with his goals.
As Bill competed in these cross-country tournaments, he was not only growing as a trained BJJ competitor, but he was winning & medaling in ALL of them! The major tournaments included US Nationals, Pan American and Worlds. He credits the support of his Jiu-Jitsu instructors and students at Mario's, conditioning with Zach Curry of Fighting Fit, all the world class wellness experts from Mayo Clinic and the healthcare providers who guided him through several health issues. In addition, the leadership from his work unit in Management Engineering & Internal Consulting support work life balance.
Bill ended with, "I believe every moment in one’s life ought to have purpose and meaning. That we all help each other directly or indirectly at different points in our lives and everything happens for a reason. No matter what you’ve gone through or where you are in your life, it’s about what you can yet do versus what you cannot do. Chart your own course, learn and adapt as you go and dare to follow your dreams. You’ll make friends along the way."
We hope you will be inspired by this man's dream as he set a goal, put in the work, received support from family & friends and was, in return, rewarded for his ambition & dedication.
All our best to you, Bill, you deserve it!