US Army Special Forces operators practice their skills with the Fast Rope.
Aaron Johnson - Competing for Team USA
Staff Sergeant Aaron Johnson has spent over 30 years on a mat. Starting at the age of 4 he struggled, but eventually earned a spot in 7th grade on the prestigious Team Foxcatcher. After winning nearly every match in high school, he eventually became a world champion in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Ultimately, he wanted to be on the USA Wrestling team. When he got injured a few years ago, he thought those dreams were over. While serving with the Indiana National Guard, he went on to win the National Guard Combatives Tournament at US Army Fort Benning in 2011. Aaron went to the qualifying trials for the U.S. Grappling team in May of 2016 and beat the current Team USA member. He EARNED his spot with Team USA.