FIGHTERS

SHRADER'S FIGHTERS
Miguel Francisco, 17, of Washington, PA, started at our Academy when he was 8 in 2007 with our karate program. Basically, he grew up in our gym! He is currently a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do working towards his Master Belt. In 2014, he began focusing on his MMA/Boxing training with us. The reason he wanted to become a fighter was because he watched Bruce Lee movies and Manny Pacquiao fights growing up and they motivated him to one day be a professional fighter. His goal is to turn pro and get into the UFC. His awards and achievements are: Trained with Team Lakay (top professional MMA fight team in Asia) in Baguio, Philippines. Fought in WPAL Golden Gloves 2014, 2015, and a Semi-Finalist in 2016. Amateur boxing record is 5-0-3. Numerous Jiu-Jitsu wins including 1st place for the 2016 NAGA-Pittsburgh Teen No-Gi Expert division.

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Record:

7-0-0 Boxing (2 TKO)
1-0-0 Amateur Cage Fighting (1 TKO)

Total 8-0

2017 Western Pennsylvania Golden Glove Champion - Light Heavyweight Division

2016 Western Pennsylvania Golden Glove Champion - Heavy Weight Division

Championships:

2017 Western Pennsylvania Golden Glove Champion - Light Heavyweight Division

2017 Grappling Industries Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Tournament - Pittsburgh
Gold Medal - No Gi Intermediate Division

2016 Western Pennsylvania Golden Glove Champion - Heavy Weight Division 

2016 NAGA - Grappling Championship Pittsburgh
Silver Metal - No Gi
Bronze Metal - Gi

2015 Pride Lands Pittsburgh Fall Classic - First Place BJJ
Creston White, 25, of Venetia, PA (originally from Oklahoma), started MMA training at our Academy in 2015. His reason to become a fighter was to get in shape and find a new hobby. That “hobby” has landed him with quite an impressive reputation as a force to be reckoned with! 
When asked what his main goal was, Creston responded with "to always remain humble."
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Dante Pagliarulo, 26, of Washington, PA, started his MMA training with us in 2014. The reason he decided to join our gym was the fact he hated lifting weights and was interested in our MMA/Boxing training style. Also, he saw Mark Shrader’s motorcycle outside the gym for sale and that sealed the deal! After training for a while, his training progressed to sparring and now fighting. His goal is to win in his division at the 2017 WPAL Golden Gloves and also to have his debut cage fight next summer. His awards and achievements are: He had his debut boxing fight, although he didn’t win, he gained valuable knowledge for the next fight. He has won at various BJJ No-Gi events including the 2016 IUP BJJ tournament.

Justin French, 28, of Washington, PA, started MMA/Boxing training at our Academy in 2015. The reason he decided to become a fighter was that he was always interested in MMA on TV, so when his friend Dante started training with us, Justin decided to try it out and loved it! He feels his training is interesting and challenging and enjoys it a lot! His goal is to be as ready as possible for his debut boxing match and then later take on a cage fight. His awards and achievements: 1st place win at the 2015 WPA BJJ tournament. He is looking forward to many more wins in the future!
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