Don Westman is a successful Jiu Jitsu practitioner and Mixed Martial Arts Champion. Don began enjoying the benefits of Jiu Jitsu in 2009. Since 2009 he has been passionately training Jiu Jitsu and MMA. Don started Jiu Jitsu shortly after Professor Sean Stewart first opened the doors of Colorado Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Stapleton and has trained there his entire career. The impact of BJJ in his life was so dramatic, that Don left his corporate job to be a full time instructor at BJJ Stapleton under the guidance of Professor Stewart. Don now competes, teaches, coaches and corners athletes at BJJ Stapleton.
Prior to teaching Jiu Jitsu full time, Don attended Black Hills University in South Dakota, where he was an accomplished football player earning an ROTC Athlete of the Year Award, Wall of Fame and graduated with honors with a double major and a double minor.
Don spent 15 years working in the education field as a teacher, and manager at a successful software company where he developed online learning materials. In 2014, Don received his Master’s degree in Advanced Language ESL from Jones International University graduating with Manga Cum Laude honors.
2017 Fight To Win Pro 34 200lbs Brown Belt Victory (Split Decision)
2016 KickDown MMA 205lbs Light-Heavy Weight Champion (Submission)
2016 Fight To Win Pro 18 205lbs Brown Belt Submission Victory (Armbar)
2016 Fight To Win Pro 4 190lbs Brown Belt Submission Victory (Toe Hold)
2015 KickDown Super Middle Weight Champion
2015 Sparta Combat League Middle Weight Champion
2015 Fight To Win Tournament Of Champions Gold and Silver Medalist
2014 Prize Fighting Championship 7 “Rock & Rumble” Submission Of The Night Victory (29 Second Ankle Lock)
2013 Sparta Combat League Light-Heavy Weight Champion
2013 Prize Fighting Championship Light-Heavy Weight Champion (Submission Of The Night Victory – Knee Bar)
2013 Fight To Win Colorado State Championship Gold and Silver Medalist
2012 Relson Gracie Submission Only Tournament Champion
2012 KickDown MMA Light-Heavy Weight Champion
2012 KickDown MMA Debut Victory
2011 Fight To Win Nationals Double Gold Medalist (Gi & No-Gi Divisions)
2011 Fight To Win Colorado Open Gold and Silver Medalist
2011 Fight To Win Tournament Of Champions Double Gold Medalist (Gi & No-Gi Divisions)
2011 Grapplers X Tournament Double Gold Medalist (Weight and Absolute Divisions)
2010 RMBJJF Double Gold Medalist
2010 Fight To Win Tournament of Champions Gold and Silver Medalist