Instructors

A Note on Instructor Bios:
The instructors at the Salt Lake Grappling Club believe in full disclosure in grappling instructor bios.    So, when we say one of us placed in the “Advanced Division” in a grappling tournament, we don’t mean an age restricted masters division that doesn’t allow certain leg attacks.  We mean the actual adult advanced division…the one where heelhooks are allowed. We will always do our best to tell you exactly what division we have competed in.

 

Patrick Hanley

Patrick is a Utah native who graduated from the University of Utah in Economics and International Studies.  Patrick was a very competitive amateur wrestler from the ages of 8-18.  Culminating in earning all-state honors twice (6th and 2nd places 189lbs) in high school as well as being a member of two state championship teams.  He was also introduced to submission grappling in 2003 by his brother Jack.  Upon entering college (2004) at the University of Utah he continued training in submission grappling at the Student Association of Mixed Martial Arts (SAMMA).  Shortly thereafter Jack and Patrick started competing in local tournaments and eventually national tournaments, always competing in the advanced division.

-Bronze, 2016 NAGA Utah, 200 lbs Advanced Division
-Silver, 2016 NAGA Vegas, 225 lbs Advanced Division
-Gold, 2015 NAGA Utah, 225 lbs Advanced Division
-Competitor, 2014 Grapplers Quest UFC Fan Expo, Superheavy, Advanced Division
-Silver, 2013 Grapplers Quest UFC Fan Expo, 210 lbs Advanced Division
-Gold, uncontested, 2009 Grapplers Quest World Series of Grappling, Advanced Division
-Bronze, 2009 Grapplers Quest West 15, Advanced Division
-Silver, 2007 Grapplers Quest West 12, Advanced Division
-Gold, 2007 Ultimate Submission Experience Grappling Tournament, Advanced Division
-Silver, 2006 Grapplers Quest West 10, Advanced Division
-Gold, 2006 Ultimate Submission Experience Grappling Tournament, Advanced Division
-Silver, 2005 Sub for Santa Submission Grappling Tournament, Advanced Division
-4th Place, 2004 Sub for Santa Submission Grappling Tournament, Advanced Division
-2nd Place, 2004 Utah High School Wrestling State Championships 5A, 189lbs
-6th Place, 2003 Utah High School Wrestling State Championships 5A, 189lbs
 


Jack Hanley

Jack is a Utah native who graduated from Yale and UVA Law.  Jack took his first grappling class in Virginia during the 2001-2002 university school year, and immediately became addicted to the sport.   Upon his return to Utah, Jack began competing in local tournaments with his brother, Patrick.  Although they should have been in the beginner or intermediate divisions, Jack and Patrick refused to enter the lower divisions and began a tradition of only entering the advanced division. Jack has competed many times in local Utah tournaments and national level competitions in Las Vegas and Los Angeles from 2004 to 2016.  Jack and Patrick were also the grappling coaches of the Student Association of Mixed Martial Arts (SAMMA) at the University of Utah for many years.   In the 2009 Grapplers Quest World Series of Grappling, Jack achieved a long held dream when he took the gold medal at 180 lbs, tapping a BJJ brown belt in 22 seconds and a BJJ black belt in 7 seconds.  Jack hopes to train hard at the Salt Lake Grappling Club, continue getting better, and win more medals.

-Competitor, 2017 NAGA Vegas, 180 lbs Advanced Division
-Silver, 2016 NAGA Utah, 180 lbs Advanced Division
-Competitor, 2016 NAGA Vegas, 180 lbs Advanced Division
-Gold, 2015 NAGA Utah, 180 lbs Advanced Division
     Video:  Finals
     Video:  Semi-Finals
-Bronze, 2014 NAGA Utah, 180 lbs Advanced Division (3 man bracket)
-Silver, 2014 Grapplers Quest UFC Fan Expo, 180 lbs Advanced Division
-Competitor, 2014 Gracie Nationals, 185 lbs Black Belt Division
-Competitor, 2013 Grapplers Quest UFC Fan Expo, 180 lbs Advanced Division
-Gold,   2009 Grapplers Quest World Series of Grappling, 180 lbs Advanced Division
-Competitor, 2009 Grapplers Quest West 15, Advanced Division
-Competitor, 2007 Grapplers Quest West 12, Advanced Division
-Competitor, 2007 Ultimate Submission Experience Grappling Tournament, Advanced Division
-Competitor, 2006 Grapplers Quest West 10, Advanced Division
-Competitor, 2006 Ultimate Submission Experience Grappling Tournament, Advanced Division
-Competitor, 2005 Sub for Santa Submission Grappling Tournament, Advanced Division
-Competitor, 2004 Sub for Santa Submission Grappling Tournament, Advanced Division

 

SLGC Student/Club Member Accomplishments

Dalton Whitehead, Silver (5 man bracket), Beginner, 195 lbs, NW Sub challenge, 4-23-16
Nick Wolfinger, Silver, Intermediate Masters, 179 lbs, NAGA Las Vegas, 2-20-16
Michael Daniel, Silver (2 man bracket), blue belt, 194 lbs+ division, Impact BJJ, 2-20-16
Brad Johnstun, Gold (4 man bracket), 160 lbs Masters Beginner, 2015 NAGA Utah
Corey McCumber, Silver, Intermediate Masters, Fight to Win Alamo Classic, 5-9-2015
Corey McCumber, Bronze, Intermediate Masters, NAGA Utah, 9-13-14
Brad Johnstun, Silver (2 man bracket ), 160 lbs, Masters Beginner, 2014 NAGA Utah, 9-13-14
Cody Langille, Bronze, Beginner Masters, NAGA Utah, 9-13-14
Cody Langille, Bronze, Beginner Adult, NAGA Utah 9-13-14
Dave Ballou, Silver, Beginner Masters, NAGA Utah 9-13-14
Nic Bertagnolli, Bronze, Novice, NAGA Utah 9-13-14
Jeff Rodgers, Bronze, Beginner, NAGA Utah 9-13-14
Brad Johnstun, Bronze, Beginner Masters, NAGA Utah 9-13-14
Andy Richardson, Bronze, Advanced, 190 lbs, Grapplers Quest UFC Fan Expo, 7-5-14
Chris Marostica, Silver, Novice Masters, Grapplers Quest UFC FAn Expo, 7-5-14
Mike McKell, Gold, Novice, Grapplers Quest UFC Fan Expo, 7-5-14
Jeff Rodgers, Bronze, Novice, Grapplers Quest UFC Fan Expo, 7-5-14
Tye Watkins, Gold, Beginner 190 lbs, Groundworks Tournament, 5-17-14
Andy Richardson, Silver, Advanced, 190 lbs, Groundworks Tournament, 5-17-14
Cyle Burgess, Gold, Advanced, Heavyweight, Mustang Mash FILA Tournament, 1-11-14
Andy Richardson, Bronze, Advanced 190 lbs, Grapplers Quest UFC Fan Expo, 7-4-13
Dave Ballou, Silver, Novice (Masters?), Absolute, GQ World Series of Grappling, 2013
Dave Ballou, Silver, Novice (Masters?), Superheavy, Grapplers Quest UFC Fan Expo, 7-4-13