Aaron Johnson

Head Coach / Owner

Born and raised in Malvern, Pennsylvania, Aaron Johnson trained at Team Foxcatcher, a prestigious training facility for Olympic wrestlers, from 1988 to 1994.  He went on to be a 2 time PIAA high school place winner and also was a Freestyle and Greco state champion until moving to Indiana his junior year in high school where he was a state qualifier in 1995 for Pike high school, 2 time Freestyle state runner-up, and a member of Team Indiana.  After graduating from Pike, he wrestled two varsity seasons at the University of Indianapolis.

After college, Johnson’s passion for wrestling morphed into a passion for Jiu-Jitsu and Grappling.  He has won the Army Combatives Championship, IBJJF World Championship as a brown belt, UWW World Grappling Championship, and Pan American Games Championship.  He has also won multiple USA Wrestling National Championships in Grappling.  Johnson also was a member of the USA Grappling Team and also holds a pro MMA 7-2 fighting record.   Recently, Coach Johnson earned a silver medal in the 2018 UWW Grappling Championships in Kazakhstan.  In addition to competing, Johnson also has coached wrestling at Pike HS, Guion Creek MS, Decatur Central HS, and at the University of Indianapolis.

“I’ve done a lot,” Johnson said. “I don’t need to really prove anything else to anybody or myself. “Now I’m to the point where I want to just sit back and focus on making world champions instead of being a world champion.”  In addition to wrestling, Coach Johnson will also be offering Jiu Jitsu, Grappling and self-defense instruction.

Brandon Wright

Assistant Coach

  • 2017 National Team Member
  • US Open Finalist
  • 3X WTT Qualifier
  • 4X Collegiate All-American
  • 2X NAIA Champion
  • 4X IHSAA Finalist
  • 2X IHSAA State Champion
  • Cadet National Champion
  • 2020 Olympic Hopeful