Tim Spriggs is an American black belt who is best known as the WNO heavyweight Champion. A heavyweight competitor representing Team Lloyd Irvin, Spriggs is also an IBJJF black belt no-gi World champion and the winner of the ADCC North American Trials which qualified him to compete at the 2019 ADCC World Championships. He is also a Spyder BJJ Invitational Championship tournament winner.
Grappling Bulletin: Gordon Ryan vs Pedro Marinho Will Be For WNO HW Title
Jul 5, 2022America’s birthday weekend doesn’t get as much attention in other parts of the world. While fireworks went off in the Land of the Free, there were two major events in Europe: London played host to RAW grappling and Honor Submission Challenge took place in Italy.
First-Round Picks & Fan Favorites Face Off In Semifinals | WNX Ep. 6 Recap
Jun 24, 2022Headed into the final episode of Who’s Next: Submission Fighter Challenge presented by Tezos, the final four had been decided. Craig Jones’ Blue Team pushed first round pick Izaak Michell and Renaissance man Andrew Tackett into through the quarterfinals; and Tim Spriggs’ Red Team moved first round pick Jansen Gomes and 10th Planet submission artist Kyle Chambers into the semis.
Tempers Boil Over Between Tim & Craig | Who's Next Ep. 5 Recap
Jun 17, 2022Animosities between coaches Craig Jones and Tim Spriggs escalated, and came to a head in episode five of Who’s Next: Submission Fighter Challenge, presented by Tezos.
Kyle Chambers Is A Master Of Precision | Who's Next Ep. 4 Recap
Jun 9, 2022The fourth episode of Who’s Next: Submission Fighter Challenge presented by Tezos started with chaos, but ended in a game of precision. That’s a skill Kyle Chambers has in bushels.
Cowboy Andrew Tackett Takes Out Red Team's Giant | Who's Next Ep. 3 Recap
May 26, 2022Andrew Tackett is fearless.
Big Dan's Scheme Puts Izaak vs Adam First | Who's Next Ep. 2 Recap
May 25, 2022The second episode of Who’s Next: Submission Fighter Challenge presented by Tezos begins with a test of grip strength and strategy as the two teams square off in a king of the hill style arm wrestling tournament.
Who's Moving On, Who's Going Home? | Who's Next Ep. 1 Recap
May 19, 2022The premise is simple: 16 athletes have come to Austin, TX, for a grappling tournament. FloGrappling’s Who’s Next: Submission Fighter Challenge presented by Tezos has brought up-and-coming submission grapplers from across the world to compete for $10,000 and a three-fight contract on WNO.
Live Updates & Results | Tezos WNO: Gordon Ryan vs Jacob Couch
Mar 26, 2022After 364 days out of competition, Gordon Ryan will return tonight against the Hillbilly Hammer, Jacob Couch. In the time that Ryan has been on the shelf, Couch has become one of Tezos WNO’s most active athletes; and he’ll finally get his opportunity to headline an event tonight at Tezos WNO: Gordon Ryan vs Jacob Couch presented by Fat Tire.
Meet The Cast and Coaches of Who's Next: Submission Fighter Challenge
Mar 24, 2022Who's Next was filmed in the jiu-jitsu hotspot of Austin, Texas, home to some of the most talented jiu-jitsu competitors in the U.S. The six-episode series aims to seek out the most talented by testing these athletes' physical strength, fight skills and mental endurance.
FloGrappling to Premiere Jiu-Jitsu Reality Competition Series in May 2022
Mar 24, 2022Grappling fans get ready for the next big thing in jiu-jitsu, because we are dropping our all-new combat sports reality TV show in May 2022!
Leg Lock Trends At Tezos WNO | Ruotolo's Kneebar Was His Fastest Sub Yet
Jan 25, 2022Leglocks, like all submissions, are an important component of Tezos WNO. They have counted for a large portion of the match ending moves on the WNO mats, and many athletes have relied heavily — or repeatedly fallen victim to — lower body submissions.
Grappling Bulletin: 2021, A Year of Jiu-Jitsu & Grappling in Review
Jan 4, 2022The return of Worlds, the growth of WNO, and the emergence of a new generation of champion grapplers– just a handful of the high points of a rollercoaster 12-month period that rarely took its foot off the gas pedal. Of course, there were also less positive happenings; confrontations, team splits, and more.
Six Fascinating Facts From The 2021 WNO Season | Grappling By The Numbers
Dec 30, 2021The most recent year of WNO produced some of the most exciting jiu-jitsu matches in history. Champions were crowned, stars were made, rivalries were born, and submissions were made popular on the WNO mats. With the 2021 season complete, and the first event of the 2022 season just a few weeks away, now is our chance to look back on the past season and identify which teams, athletes, divisions and techniques stood out most.
How Winning ADCC North American Trials is A Step Toward Stardom
Nov 5, 2021Everybody knows how tough it is to get into ADCC. The biggest and most prestigious no-gi event in the world, participation is limited to an exclusive few who qualify one of three ways. First, podium finishers get invited back. Second, a handful of invites are reserved for standout names from the world of grappling, with only elite caliber athletes getting the call.
Grappling Bulletin: Stars Will Be Born This Weekend At ADCC Trials
Nov 1, 2021The 1st North American ADCC Trials, which is one of seven trials leading to the ADCC 2022 World Championships, is set to take place this weekend. It’s a record setting event, with the most registered athletes in the history of the ADCC Trials.