Meet the BUBJJ Family

Nina Gonzalez-Park, President

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Spearheading our club for the coming year, will be our new President Nina Gonzalez-Park, a rising senior who joined the club in her freshman year. Patient, approachable, and energetic, Nina aims to increase our presence and reach in the BU community, and have our club achieve even more success at tournaments.

Rodrigo Bonilla, Vice President

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Leaving his position as Social Media Director will be new Vice President Rodrigo Bonilla, a rising senior who also joined the club as a freshman. Passionate and disciplined, Rodrigo hopes to recruit an ever greater diversity of new members for the upcoming season, and devote more attention to our newer and less experienced teammates.

 

 

Andrew Smith, Treasurer

Risng junior Andrew Smith will keep his position as treasurer in the coming year. One of the club’s more experienced members, Andrew’s tenacity on the mat is complemented by his friendliness and humor off the mat. Andrew is setting his sights on attending more tournaments and attracting more new members.

 

 

 

 

 

David Eun, Sports Information Director

David Eun will also stay as Sports Information Director this year. Amiable and humble, David is one of the most conditioned members in our club, and his experience learning under Rubens “Cobrinha” Charles, one of the most accomplished jiu jitsu practitioners in the world, also makes him one of the most talented in the club. For the upcoming season, David hopes to work on our standup game and wrestling skills to complement our ground game.

Lucas Thomas, Social Media Director

Only having joined the club this past year, rising sophomore Lucas Thomas’ friendliness, humility, and humor quickly helped him find a home at our club.  Besides having some of the sickest tattoos we have seen, Lucas has been one of our most dedicated members this semester, attending almost every practice to date. His experience with ballet as a child is no laughing matter, as his flexibility has made him one of the hardest guys to submit on our team. Through Lucas’ help, we hope to improve our flexibility, which is an essential yet often overlooked aspect of jiu jitsu. As a student under the College of Communication, it is fitting that Lucas will now be our new Social Media Director.

Tom Fischer, Senior Officer

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Joining the team of officers will be Tom Fischer, a rising senior who also only joined the club last year but was immediately hooked and bitten by the jiu-jitsu bug. Tom takes a very cerebral approach to studying techniques, and his willingness to learn and attention to detail has provided him with an impressive knowledge of the art after only being in the club for a year. Tom’s experience with nutrition and conditioning as a high school track athlete  will be invaluable to our team. Next year, he hopes to put more attention on the self-defense aspect of jiu jitsu while still focusing on competition. Tom is an IR major at the College of Arts and Sciences.