Curran Jacobs joins the show to talk about overcoming bullying through wrestling, mental toughness, how Catch Wrestling and BJJ can help each other, staying focused during tough times and his desire to compete against Gordon Ryan and Garry Tonon. Click “read more” for show notes!



  • Will the real Curran Jacobs please stand up?
  • Origins
  • Overcoming bullying through wrestling
  • Wrestling in High School
  • Losing his brother during his preparations for his high school state championship
  • Mental toughness / Sanford Meisner
  • His potential match against Gordon Ryan
  • Staying focused on goals while dealing with tough times
  • Walking on at Michigan State and becoming team captain
  • Work ethic and dedication
  • Embracing competition and learning from randy Couture
  • His experience in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • Discovering Catch Wrestling
  • What can Catch do for BJJ practitioners?
  • His desire to compete against Garry Tonon
  • Take down drills /
  • Scientific Wrestling and Jake Shannon
  • Jiu-Jitsu for Catch Wrestlers
  • The Pummel
  • Areas of his game he’s looking to improve
  • The turtle position
  • His diet
  • Conditioning
  • The future of Catch Wrestling