picture of Daisy Fresh: An American Jiu-Jitsu Story

The tale of a ragtag group of athletes living in the gym at Pedigo Submission Fighting and chasing their dream of becoming jiu-jitsu world champions.

  1. Jacob Couch Is The Hillbilly Hammer of Jiu-Jitsu

    Jacob Couch Is The Hillbilly Hammer of Jiu-Jitsu

    Nov 26, 2020

    Jacob Couch, aka 'The Hillbilly Hammer', claimed instant fame when he first appeared on the documentary, Daisy Fresh: An American Jiu-Jitsu Story in Episode 3. 

  2. What's Daisy Fresh? Series Watch Guide

    What's Daisy Fresh? Series Watch Guide

    Oct 18, 2020

    When we first visited Pedigo Submission Fighting in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, it was for this highly praised photo essay about the life of the Wiltse brothers and their life literally living on the mats. That photo essay became the base for what would eventually become one of our most successful film projects to date, Daisy Fresh: An American Jiu-Jitsu Story.

  3. Six Andrew Wiltse Matches That Perfectly Showcase His Breakneck Style

    Six Andrew Wiltse Matches That Perfectly Showcase His Breakneck Style

    Mar 31, 2020

    Daisy Fresh the series introduced the world of jiu-jitsu to America's most blue-collar jiu-jitsu team, Pedigo Submission Fighting, and emerging as their unofficial team captain and unlikely celebrity is Andrew Wiltse.

  4. Who Is Daisy Fresh Black Belt Andre Wiltse?

    Who Is Daisy Fresh Black Belt Andre Wiltse?

    Feb 26, 2020

    You wouldn’t expect to see a tribe of dedicated martial artists in middle-of-nowhere Mt. Vernon, Illinois, to be making waves on the competition scene. You wouldn’t expect that their star student and model athlete is not from Brazil, but instead from Drummond Island — just south of the Canadian border. And you wouldn’t expect jiu-jitsu to be in their DNA.

  5. Mikey, Roberto And Other Professionals React To Daisy Fresh

    Mikey, Roberto And Other Professionals React To Daisy Fresh

    Feb 25, 2020

    The first episode of our Daisy Fresh series was met with positive reviews from the community. Tons of fans tuned in and enjoyed the story of the young men living on the mats at Pedigo Submission Fighting. Our next episode will follow the guys as they travel from Mt. Vernon to Anaheim, California, for the IBJJF World No-Gi Championships.

  6. What Makes Pedigo Submission Fighting AKA 'Daisy Fresh' Unique?

    What Makes Pedigo Submission Fighting AKA 'Daisy Fresh' Unique?

    Feb 18, 2020

    If you’re unfamiliar with the small midwest-based team Pedigo Submission Fighting you're in luck, because tomorrow we premiere the newest FloGrappling documentary film focused on the unconventional lives of the Daisy Fresh crew. 

  7. Flashback To The Heartland: Daisy Fresh Photo Essay

    Flashback To The Heartland: Daisy Fresh Photo Essay

    Feb 17, 2020

    In February 2017 I completed my first project working freelance for FloGrappling, a photo essay titled "A Trip To America's Unseen Jiu-Jitsu Heartland." I lost money on the project, slept on the mats with the guys in the cold Illinois winter, and ended up having to change my friend's tire in the middle of nowhere in freezing weather on the way back to Chicago from Southern Illinois. But it was successful and opened up doors for me.