Brian VanOrnum - Assistant Head Coach

Owner, Assitant Head Coach, Brown Belt


Brian grew up in New Jersey and grew up playing basketball, skateboarding, and involved in the Boy Scouts.  When he was 17 years old, he became an Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts.  He went to college in York, Pennsylvania and met Hillary in 1998 and they were married in 2001. 

 

While he was around MMA and BJJ for years, he didn’t think it was for him.  While Hillary was at the gym training, Brian was working on his beer brewing skills.  Brian owned and ran his own nano brewery, Short Snout Brewing from 2007-2014.  He didn’t decide to start training until 2013 when Hillary switched gyms to Impact Jiu Jitsu.  He now wishes that he didn’t wait so long. 

 

Brian has a bachelor’s degree from York College of Pennsylvania in Communications.  He also has a full time job working at Pacific Rim Winemakers, a job he has had for over 12 years.

 

Competition Highlights:

 

IBJJF Masters World Championships
Gold – 2018 – Purple Belt – Masters 3 Medium Heavy Weight Division
Gold – 2016 – Blue Belt – Masters 2 Medium Heavy Weight Division
Silver – 2016 – Blue Belt – Masters 2 Open Weight Division

 

IBJJF Pan American Championships
Gold – 2018 – Purple Belt – Masters 2 Medium Heavy Weight Division
Silver – 2014 – White Belt – Masters 2 Medium Heavy Weight Division
Bronze – 2016 – Blue Belt – Masters 2 Medium Heavy Weight Division
Bronze – 2016 – Blue Belt – Masters 2 Open Weight Division
Bronze – 2015 – Blue Belt – Masters 2 Medium Heavy Weight Division

 

American Nationals
Gold – 2017 – Purple Belt – Masters 2 Open Weight Division
Bronze – 2017 – Purple Belt – Masters 2 Medium Heavy Weight Division

 

American Nationals - No Gi
Silver – 2017 – Purple Belt – Masters 2 Medium Heavy Weight Division 
Silver – 2017 – Purple Belt – Masters 2 Open Weight Class

 

Las Vegas Summer International Open
Silver – 2013 – White Belt – Senior 1 Medium Heavy Weight Division

 

Portland International Open
Gold - 2019 - Brown Belt - Master 2 Heavy Weight Division
Silver - 2019 - Brown Belt - Master 2 Open Weight Division

 

Seattle International Open
Silver – 2014 – Blue Belt – Master 2 Open Weight Division
Silver – 2016 – Blue Belt – Master 1 Medium Heavy Weight Division
Silver – 2016 – Blue Belt – Master 1 Open Weight Division
Bronze – 2014 – Blue Belt – Master 2 Medium Heavy Weight Division

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