The BUBJJ Family:
Mitchell Antalek, President
Coming from a wrestling-dominant background, Mitchell has adapted his aggressive takedown techniques into Jiu Jitsu. After four years of wrestling, three varsity, Mitchell joined BUBJJ as a first year student, and is currently on the competition team.
Chris Fan, Vice-President
A senior at BU, Chris has been training Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai for the better part of three years, including intensive training over the summer with our head coach, Kru John, at his Boston-based gym, Wai Kru. Chris brings his unique training in Mixed Martial Arts, as well as his experience training with some of New England’s finest Mixed Martial Artists.
Esteban Da Cruz, Treasurer
When Esteban joined BUBJJ, he brought his intense athleticism and boxing background to the table. A dedicated practitioner of Muay Thai kickboxing, Esteban avidly adapted his speed and agility to all facets of mixed martial arts.
Austen Schmidt, Secretary
Austen was born in Alaska and has lived there most of his life. Jiu Jitsu is his favorite martial art, and he has been practicing it for about 2 and a half years in both gi and no gi. He also has experience in muay thai and boxing, and has been with the Boston University Jiu Jitsu Club for about a year. Currently he works as a student advisor for Boston University through the College of Engineering.
Cody Rodgers, Secretary
Cody started out his athletic career with football back in Texas. Alongside football he began wrestling for three years in high school and going with his team to place 8th in the state of Texas as a team. Upon coming to BU Cody joined BUBJJ and found success adapting his aggressive takedowns and submission abilities to BJJ. Cody is also a practitioner of Judo, Muay Thai, and Western Boxing and will be bringing his knowledge of strength and conditioning to the club.