samSam began at Carlson Gracie Team Aurora / Naperville and Channahon in 2010 and has continuously built up his resume starting with four consecutive gold medals at blue belt competing at IBJJF Gi and No Gi events before earning his purple belt in 2013 where he has since won bronze at IBJJF Pan Jiu Jitsu Championship in Irvine, CA and gold at Bluegrass Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Open in Louisville, KY and gold in NAGA Chicago Expert No Gi. To add to his lengthy amount of wins in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu he is also 2-0 in Muay Thai, 4 Boxing victories, Illinois Judo State Champ in novice division, and also the 185 pound champion in Total Fight Challenge Mixed Martial Arts. MMA.