7311 Grove Rd Unit D, Frederick, Maryland 21704

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Chris Bower

 

 

 

Owner, Lead BJJ Instructor, 2nd Degree Black Belt under Professor Vicente Junior

Owner of Bowerhouse and its namesake, Chris Bower is our lead BJJ instructor. Chris started Wrestling at the age of 6 in Pittsburgh, Pa, and also wrestled in the NCAA. He currently holds a 2nd Degree Black Belt under World Champion Professor Vicente Junior, and carries the distinction of being the first American to be promoted from White to Black Belt under Professor Vicente Junior's guidance. He is an IBJJF World No Gi Medalist, Pan American No Gi Champion, and American National No Gi Champion. He has competed all over the World, claiming International Gold in 4 different countries (USA, Brazil, Ireland, Netherlands), and finished 2021 as the #1 Ranked Lightweight in the IBJJF Master 3 World No Gi Rankings & #6 Overall (All Weights). Chris is also a frequent visitor to Brazil often training with the Legendary Ricardo De la Riva at the World Famous De la Riva Academy while in Copacabana - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and with Team Vicente Junior in Maceio, Brazil. Chris has claimed Gold in Brazil at the Rio International Open, Salvador Open, and the Sul-Brasileiro Open. 

  • 2021 IBJJF New Orleans International Open No Gi Lightweight Champion
  • 2021 IBJJF Sul-Americano-Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Master 3 Lightweight Silver
  • 2021 IBJJF Indianapolis International Open No Gi Master 3 Lightweight Champion
  • 2021 IBJJF Houston International Open No Gi Lightweight Champion
  • 2021 IBJJF Austin International Open No Gi Lightweight Silver
  • 2021 Rio International Open - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Master 3 Lightweight Champion
  • 2021 IBJJF Sul-Americano Open - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Master 3 Lightweight Silver
  • 2020 IBJJF San Jose International Open Middleweight & Open Class Silver
  • 2020 IBJJF New Orleans International Open No Gi Open Class Silver
  • 2020 CBJJ Sul-Brasileiro, Sao Jose, Brazil No Gi Champion Master 3 Lightweight
  • 2019 IBJJF World No Gi Championships Bronze Master 3 Middleweight
  • 2019 IBJJF Salvador Brazil International Open No Gi Champion Black Belt Master 3
  • 2019 IBJJF Amsterdam Netherlands International Open Gi Champion Black Belt Master 3
  • 2019 IBJJF Amsterdam Netherlands International Open No Gi Champion Black Belt Master 3
  • 2019 IBJJF Pan American No Gi Black Belt Master 3 Middleweight Silver
  • 2019 IBJJF American Nationals No Gi Champion Black Belt Master 3 Middleweight
  • 2018 IBJJF Dublin Ireland International Open Champion Black Belt Master 2 Middleweight
  • 2018 IBJJF Dublin Ireland International Open Silver Black Belt Master 2 Open Class
  • 2018 IBJJF Pan American No Gi Master 2 Black Belt Open Class Bronze
  • 2018 IBJJF Pan American No Gi Black Belt Master 2 Middleweight Bronze
  • 2018 IBJJF American Nationals Silver Black Belt Master 2 Middleweight
  • 2018 IBJJF New York Open Champion Black Belt Middleweight Master 2
  • 2018 IBJJF New York Open Bronze Black Belt Open Class Master 2
  • 2017 Fight to Win Pro Pittsburgh Co-Main Event
  • 2014 IBJJF Pan Am No Gi Champion Black Belt Master 2 Middle Heavyweight
  • 2014 IBJJF Pan Am No Gi Champion Black Belt Open Class Master 2
  • 2010 Grapplers Quest No Gi National Champion Advanced Middleweight 

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie Sr. > Carlson Gracie Sr. > Ricardo De La Riva > Vicente Junior > Chris Bower 

Chris is available for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Seminars Private Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu lessons.

chris.bowerhouse@gmail.com

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