Andrew DeGraff grapples with world champ Gordon Ryan

By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Imagine you’re an 18-year old rising basketball star, and you get to play one-on-one with Michael Jordan. Wouldn’t that be something?  Local jiu jitsu phenom Andrew DeGraff had such an opportunity last month when he sparred with world champion Gordon Ryan.  “He’s the best in the world,” Andrew says. “Probably the […]

DeGraff wins gold & silver at ADCC Dallas Open 


By Stephen Baldwin, RealWV Seventeen-year old jiu jitsu phenom Andrew DeGraff continued his breakout year by winning gold and silver at the ADCC (Abu Dhabi Combat Club) Dallas Open.  He competed in two divisions, totaling seven matches in an 11-hour period. DeGraff went 6-1 on the day. He won gold in the teenage division at […]