Rick Migliarese

City Sports Elite Athlete - Rick/Phil MigliareseName: Rick Migliarese

Birthplace: Philadelphia

What area of fitness do you specialize in?
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and Fighters Fitness.

How did you get started in your given field?
I was introduced to the lifestyle of Jiu-jitsu by my brother Phil. I have been involved in it for 20 years.

What motivates you?
Every day I wake up I’m pumped to change other people’s lives in a positive way. Being able to pay it forward with the knowledge I obtained from the martial arts and fitness world throughout the years keeps me motivated.

What advice would you give to someone who is looking to improve their skills in your field?
Jiu-Jitsu self-defense should not be taken as a hobby but as a lifestyle. With that mindset, it will not only teach you to defend yourself and be more confident, but also give you a strong skill to solve everyday encounters.

Why are you a fan of City Sports?
City Sports offers comfortable, fashionable apparel, shoes, and gear for dedicated and casual athletes alike.

Why did you want to become an Elite Athlete?
City Sports and I share the same goal: to spread the word on the many benefits of a healthy and fun lifestyle.

What is your favorite gear to work out in?
My favorite City Sports gear has to be the Enduracool Towel. The fabric cools instantly. It’s perfect for cooling down after a hard training session.

City Sports Elite Athlete - Rick/Phil Migliarese

List of accomplishments:

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Championships

1999 Blue Belt – 2nd Place

USA vs Brazil Championship

2004 Brown Belt – Champion

Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championships

2008 Black Belt – 3rd Place 2004 Brown Belt – 1st place Champion 2002 Brown Belt – 3rd Place

American National Jiu-Jitsu Championships

2004 Brown Belt – 2nd Place

Major Tournament Accomplishments:

2008 Boris Talis Cup (BJJ vs. Sambo) Gold Medalist[7]

2008 Bud Cup Pro Division – 3rd Place

2007 US Grappling Submission Wrestling Absolute – Gold Medalist[8]

2005 Arnold/Gracie World Championship Black Belt Heavyweight – Gold Medalist

2005 Arnold/Gracie World Championship Black Belt Open – 2nd Place

2005 Arnold/Gracie World Championship Pro Submission Wrestling – 3rd Place

2004 Pro Am Gracie Nationals Brown Belt Open – 3rd Place

2004 Pro Am Gracie Nationals Brown Belt Heavyweight – Champion

2004 Grapplers Quest NA Championships No-Gi Heavyweight – Champion

2004 Copa Atlantica Brown Belt Heavyweight – Champion

2004 Arnold/Gracie World Championship Brown Belt Open – 3rd Place

2004 Arnold/Gracie World Championship Brown Belt Heavyweight – Champion

2004 Grapplers Quest Beast of the East No-Gi Light Heavyweight – Champion

2002 Arnold/Gracie World Championship Purple Belt Open – Champion

2002 Arnold/Gracie World Championship Purple Belt Heavyweight – Champion

2001 Mat Madness Proving Grounds – 3rd Place

2001 NAGA Garden State Championship Purple Belt – Champion

2001 NAGA Garden State Championships No-Gi – Champion

1997 Annual Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Tournament – Gold Medalist

1996 Annual Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Tournament – Gold Medalist