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Andrew Wiltse His Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!

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Who Is Andrew Wiltse?

Andrew Wiltse is a Black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Heath Pedigo, and a Brown belt in Judo under Mike Ogden. Andrew is a professional grappler who competes in significant grappling events like Fight 2 Win and many IBJJF tournaments. Andrew has won an IBJJF Pan American title as a Black belt and 6 others as a coloured belt. Andrew has achieved incredible heights by winning 5 IBJJF World Championship titles, ranging from Blue to Brown belt. Andrew has proven himself to be a formidable force inside the professional world of grappling.

Who Is Andrew Wiltse?

Andrew Wiltse is a Black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Heath Pedigo, and a Brown belt in Judo under Mike Ogden. Andrew is a professional grappler who competes in significant grappling events like Fight 2 Win and many IBJJF tournaments. Andrew has won an IBJJF Pan American title as a Black belt and 6 others as a coloured belt. Andrew has achieved incredible heights by winning 5 IBJJF World Championship titles, ranging from Blue to Brown belt. Andrew has proven himself to be a formidable force inside the professional world of grappling.

Swat The Spider by Andrew Wiltse

Andrew started his BJJ journey in 2013 under Heath Pedigo, who recruited Andrew through a scholarship program. Heath had seen the vast potential in Andrew and wanted to turn him into a professional grappler. Andrew began to rise through the ranks and by 2015 he was winning World titles as Blue belt. Andrew won 3 World Championships in the Gi, NoGi and the absolute NoGi divisions. He also won 4 Pan American Championships in the Blue belt division. 

Over the next 4 years Andrew was promoted to Purple and then to Brown belt. During these years he won a IBJJF World Championship as a Purple and a Brown belt, he also won the IBJJF Pan American Championships in the Brown belt division. Andrew was a smooth mover on the mats, and through all of his accomplishments that he achieved during his rise up the ranks he was ready to elevate himself to a higher level. After all of Andrew's achievements, In 2019 Heath Pedigo had no choice but to promote the young phenomenal grappler to the rank of Black belt. 

Andrew Wiltse really took to his new belt and he wasted no time at all, as he hit the competition scene. In his first match as a Black belt Andrew showcased his submission skills by defeating Isiah Wright with a rear naked choke in a superfight at Fight 2 Win 144. Andrew won back to back events by defeating John Combs at Fight 2 Win 146 by way of a referee decision. Andrew entered into the Sub Spectrum event where he won his way into the final, only to lose by submission to the up and coming William Tackett. Andrew would then defeat all three of his opponents as he took home the Gold at the IBJJF Pan American Championships in the 85kg division.

In 2021 Andrew would come back from some plaguing injuries to continue his rise to the top of the Black belt ranks. Andrew won back to back superfights at WNO 6 and WNO 8 against superstar grapplers PJ Barch and David Garmo. Andrew then entered into the IBJJF Pan American Championship, where he won 3 out of 4 matches and fell just short of the Gold by losing to Jeferson Guaresi in the final. Andrew's most recent fight was another WNO appearance at their 10th edition of the event. Andrew picked up the victory with a rear naked choke over the formidable Gabriel Almeida.

How Old Is Andrew Wiltse?

Andrew Wiltse was born in Topanga Canyon in California on the 6th of December in 1992, he is currently 28 years of age.

Buzzsaw Passing: Gi by Andrew Wiltse

Andrew Wiltse’s Family!

Andrew lived in Topanga Canyon in California till he was 10 years old. Andrew’s parents were born in Michigan where they ran their own business selling crystals. In 2002 Andrew’s family decided to move back to Michigan because Andrew’s father grew tired of the heat in California, and so they settled in at Drummond Island in Michigan. Over the next couple of years Andrew’s parents separated and his mother moved to Hawaii. Andrew, his younger brother Sathya, and his older sister Emily Bilsky lived with their father in Michigan, and would travel to Hawaii for the summer holidays to be with their Mum. In 2006 while visiting their Mum, Andrew joined up with a Judo club and by the end of his holidays with his mother he had earnt his Blue belt. When Andrew headed back to Michigan he asked his father for permission to continue his Judo lessons. Andrew then met Mike Ogden who ran a small Judo club and in most classes Andrew would receive one on one coaching, this helped fast track Andrew’s rise through Martial Arts. 

Andrew then competed in a local MMA tournament where he was taken down with a flying armbar in the first 10 seconds of the fight. Andrew was not discouraged, instead it spurred him on making him hungrier for success. Andrew would meet Heath Pedigo who came to their gym one day on a promotional tour, after rolling with Heath Andrew developed a liking to Jiu JItsu. After graduating from high school Andrew attended college at Sault Ste. Marie in Ontario, Canada. Andrew spent a short time at college before leaving behind all his academic aspirations and headed to Mount Vernon in Illinois. In 2013 Andrew would join up with the Pedigo Submission Fighting Academy under Heath Pedigo. Andrew would begin his journey into Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as he was already a Brown belt in Judo. 

How Tall Is Andrew Wiltse?

Andrew Wiltse stands at 5 feet and 9 inches tall, which is the equivalent to 175 centimetres.

How Much Does Andrew Wiltse Weigh?

Andrew Wiltse weighs in at 88 kilograms which is the equivalent to 195 pounds. Andrew has also competed at 93 kilograms or (205 lbs) Andrew has also entered multiple absolute divisions throughout his career.

Andrew Wiltse’s Fight List!

Andrew Wiltse has had a fast rise through the ranks of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He has fought many tough opponents over the course of his acceleration through the ranks. As a Black belt he has fought some tough opponents like; Isiah Wright, John Combs, P.O Leclerc, Victor Silva, Cameron Guilliam, Pedro Rocha, PJ Barch, David Garmo, Vinicius Wong, Pedro Palhares and Gabriel Almeida.  

Andrew Wiltse's Best Fight Of All Time!

Andrew Wiltse has had a superb career so far, as a coloured belt he has achieved monumental accolades. Andrew has won five IBJJF World Championships, three as a Blue belt and one each as a Purple and a Brown belt. The rise up to Black belt level for Andrew has been outstanding as he has also won numerous Pan American titles. Andrew’s best event would come in 2020, as a Black belt Andrew would compete at the Pan American NoGi Championships. Andrew would defeat Victor Silva and Cameron Guilliam in the quarter and semi finals. In the final Andrew would defeat Pedro Rocha due to a penalty point, Andrew was elated to win his first major IBJJF tournament as a Black belt. 

Who Did Andrew Wiltse Lose To?

Andrew Wiltse has had a commanding start to his Jiu Jitsu career, in the short time he has been involved with grappling he has lost very few fights. In 2016 and 2017 as a Purple belt, Andrew lost in both finals to be relegated to the silver medal position at the IBJJF World Championships. As a Black belt Andrew has only lost two matches but both have significance. His first loss came in the final match of the Sub Spectrum Championship, Andrew was submitted with an inside heel hook by William Tackett. Andrew’s most recent loss came at the 2021 IBJJF Pan American Championships, after defeating Vinicius Wong, Pedro Palhares and John Combs Andrew entered the final match. Taking on Jeferson Guaresi, Andrew was upstaged, losing by a referee decision. This loss stopped Andrew from winning back to back Pan American Titles. 

Andrew Wiltse’s Record!

Andrew Wiltse has accomplished a tremendous amount of feats since entering the world stage of professional grappling. He has an extensive amount of wins throughout his career, and as a Black belt he has a win loss record of 12 - 2. Andrew is ranked in the top ten Black belts on the planet, in his division. Andrew has set a new record after competing at the FUJI BJJ Missouri State Championships, he defeated an opponent by scoring a tremendous 75 points to nothing, proving he is clearly in a league above many. Andrew has won an incredible amount of medals including;

As a Black belt:

IBJJF NoGi Pan American Champion (2020) IBJJF NoGi Pan American Championship Runner Up (2021) 

As a coloured belt;

IBJJF NoGi World Champion (Blue belt 2015) IBJJF NoGi Absolute World Champion (Blue belt 2015) IBJJF World champion (Blue belt 2015) IBJJF NoGi World Champion (Purple Belt 2017) IBJJF NoGi World Champion (Brown belt 2019) IBJJF Pan American Champion (Blue belt 2015, 2016) IBJJF NoGi Pan American Champion (Blue belt 2015) IBJJF NoGi Absolute Pan American Champion (Blue belt 2015) IBJJF NoGi Pan American Champion (Brown belt 2019) IBJJF Beginners Pan American Champion (2014) IBJJF World Championship Runner Up (Purple belt 2017) IBJJF NoGi World Championship Runner Up (Purple Belt 2016) IBJJF Pan American Championship Runner up (Purple belt 2017) IBJJF Absolute Pan American Championship Third Place (Blue belt 2015, 2016) 

Andrew Wiltse Instructionals videos!

Andrew Wiltse has filmed many instructional videos through the famous online platform of BJJ Fanatics. Andrew’s video titles include; Buzzsaw Passing: No Gi, Stopping the Buzzsaw, The Daisy Fresh Omoplata, Buzzsaw Passing: Gi, Wrestle Up, The Daisy Fresh Kimura Trap, Maintaining Back Control, The Daisy Fresh Side Control System, Prevent, Survive and Pass Lasso Guard, Swat the Spider and The Daisy Fresh Knee Slice. Andrew has filmed a lot of instructionals as his technique knowledge is highly sought after and available for purchase exclusively on BJJ Fanatics. 

Andrew Wiltse’s Injuries!

Andrew Wiltse has suffered from a severe back injury during his campaign as a Black belt. Not many thought he would even compete in the 2020 Pan American Championships, but after some rest and good rehab Andrew was back on course. The following year Andrew was set to face Roberto Jimenez at the Road to ADCC in a superfight in July 2021, Andrew was forced to pull out with more back injury concerns. Andrew is still focused on getting himself back into contention for future title shot aspirations. 

Is Andrew Wiltse Retired?

Andrew Wiltse is still extremely active in the professional grappling circuit, he has notable wins against talented athletes. Andrew continues to train hard as he aims to win the Black belt World Championships and the ADCC Championships. Andrew is also set to compete on more events like Fight 2 Win, Polaris and Submission underground in the future.

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