Home: Oklahoma City – USA
Team: Gracie Humaitá
Division: under 65.9 Kg
BJJ/Submission Fighting Record:
2008 – Grappler’s Quest All-Star Pro Challenge Lightweight Runner-Up
2008 – World Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships Brown Belt Featherweight Bronze Medalist
2008 – Pan-American Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships 2nd Place Brown Belt Featherweight
2008 – Winter Wars Brown Belt Lightweight & Absolute Champion
2007 – Budweiser Cup Professional No-Gi Lightweight Champion
2007 – Battle of H-Town Professional No-Gi Lightweight Champion
2007 – NJGC Professional No-Gi Lightweight Runner-Up
2007 – Grappler’s Quest West Advanced No-Gi Champion, Featherweight Brown Belt Champion
2007 – World Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships Purple Belt Featherweight Champion
2007 – Elite Grappler’s Championship, Purple Belt Featherweight Champion
2007 – US No-Gi Challenge, Advanced Lightweight Champion
2007 – Pan-American Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Championships Purple Belt Featherweight Champion
2006 – Ground Control Championships Purple Belt Lightweight Champion, Advanced No-Gi Champion (shared 1st with teammate)
2006 – Elite Submission Championships Purple Belt Featherweight Champion, Purple Belt Absolute Champion, Advance No-Gi Featherweight Champion, Advanced No-Gi Absolute Champion
2006 – American National Championships Purple Belt Featherweight Champion
Justin Rader, or Rader as he is most commonly referred to, is one of the top lightweight BJJ & Submission Wrestling competitors in the country.
Rader has dedicated his life to the Martial Arts, wrestling since the age of 4 and training at Lovato’s since the age of 12. Rader has built a reputation as a fierce competitor, as well as being an excellent coach for the Lovato Team.
As a purple belt, Rader was a Pan-American & World Champion in 2007. Recently, as a Gracie Humaitá brown belt, Rader placed 2nd at the Pan-Ams & 3rd at the World Championships. Without the gi, Rader has had many great performances in professional tournaments, winning the Budweiser Cup Lightweight Pro Division and placing 2nd at the Grappler’s Quest All-Star Pro Challenge. Rader is also a Grappler’s Quest West Advanced No-Gi Champion and Brown Belt Champion. All this at only 21 years old, watch for Rader to develop into one of the world’s best.
Justin Rader competed in both ADCC USA trials coming in 2nd both times (-65.9KG) , however his performance caught the eyes of the committee and he receives an invitation to the big show.