MIRIELLE COLLETTE GRAVES
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu - BLUE BELT
Graduates Cum Laude - Tech Writing
married to Kyle Mahan
who is an F16
pilot. They now live in Japan
TIME UNITED STATES CHAMP
Mirielle was a model, spokesperson, and did commercials for Dicks Sporting Goods
Ella was also on the
United State PanAm Team that traveled to Costa Rica.
We were approached about Ella by
the Olympic coaches at age 13.
ELLA WINS 1ST PRO MMA
FIGHT as a member of Matt Huges MMA team.
Mirielle is working toward her Black Belt in BJJ.
She also studies some Muay Thai and boxing
She started on Matt Hughes team.
Ella coaching an OTC
Ella has trained at USA Stars, Pablo Popovitch's BJJ Center,
Carlo Rollysons BJJ, and
Matt Hughes HIT Squad.
She now trains at
the Olympic Training Center.
In 2009 the IOC made it many times more
difficult for US Judo athletes to make it to the Olympics. They have
essentially required a lot of world wide travel to Judo events at the athletes
personal expense. Being #1 in the US is not the critical factor any more. Major
US tournaments can cost over $125 for the entry fee alone. Add in hotel and food
and you see the problem. Now imagine having to pay twice all that and overseas