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Jeremiah “JR” Amores

Jeremiah (JR) Amores started training with Professor Chris Kline back in March of 2010. He has just surpassed 7 years of training Jiu Jitsu and is one of ETC-West’s high Brown Belts. JR became the Program Director for ETC-West in May of 2016. His primary…

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Kevin Baughman

Kevin was born in Pennsylvania, but grew up in Aurora, Colorado. He lives with his girlfriend Amanda, her son Nik, and their two crazy labs: Dory and Zeus. Outside of Jiu JItsu Kevin loves to play golf, watch football, spend time with his family outdoors….

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Kieran Hussey

Kieran grew up in Colorado and has lived up and down the I-25 corridor, finally settling in Arvada. He has degrees from Colorado State University and the University of Denver. Though several of his former hobbies have fallen by the wayside since the birth of…

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Corey McConnell

Coach Corey moved to Colorado in 2009 from where he grew up in Arlington, TX, when he and his then girlfriend, now wife, and him decided they wanted to quit their jobs and start their life in the Rockies. When he’s not coaching or training…

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Bruce Bugbee

Coach Bruce started his jiu jitsu journey in 2009 under Professor Finnie McMahon, an Amal Easton black belt, in Fort Collins, CO. Bruce had been a long-time fan of grappling but only had minimal experience with other disciplines. While looking for an outlet from the…

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Jeff Ake

Coach Jeff Ake is  from Lakewood, Colorado, and attended Colorado State University where he studied Construction Management and played rugby.  He is married, and outside of Jiu Jitsu he enjoys hiking, hunting, and learning to kayak. Jeff got involved in BJJ because after wrestling and…

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Peter Straub

Professor Peter Straub is from a small town on the western slope called Paonia. He attended college in Boulder, where he first met Professor Eliot Marshall while working at the Foundry. He invited Peter to come in and train. After graduating with degrees in political…

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Shae Smith

Coach Shae Smith moved to Colorado when he was 16 years old from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, when his oldest brother began attending CU Boulder. His hobbies outside of work include hiking, biking around town, drilling the Berimbolo, and learning about the cosmos. Shae had been interested…

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Patricio Rodriguez

Patricio was born and raised in Boulder Colorado. He started training in Jiu Jitsu at Easton not long after graduating high school. Outside of the world of BJJ, Patricio enjoys the outdoors and dining out with good company. Patricio was first drawn to Jiu Jitsu…

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