INSIDE THE BULLPEN:
OUR PHILOSOPHY, TEAM, AND FACILITY

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Philosophy

For Sammie Henson, world champion wrestler and influential coach, the phrase “consistency wins” is the philosophy to live by—as an individual and as an athlete. He believes there are four core ingredients behind every successful person:

  • Be consistent in your training/working toward excellence
  • Be consistent in your personal/spiritual growth in life
  • Be consistent in your personal respect/treatment of others
  • Be consistent in your goals setting and adaptability to adversity!

Position Wrestling

BullTrained Wrestling’s 7 Areas of Concentration (AOCs)

  • Highest percentage take-down in the world
  • Plan B take-down incorporating The Bull’s chain wrestling series
  • World Champion-style counter-offense series
  • Best (FHL) front headlock system to a score
  • The Bull’s collar tie ride series to turns
  • Leg defense
  • Most efficient and successful escape series (stand-up and sit-outs chain wrestling)
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Sammie Henson

Owner, Founder, And Head Coach

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2x NCAA Champion, World Champion
and Olympic Silver Medalist
The Bull

BullTrained Coaches + Staff

Our team of elite coaches bring years of experience on and off the mat. Outside of this group, BullTrained is proud to host an additional group of 5-10 world-class coaches for events, camps, and training throughout the year.

Jackson “Cowboy” Henson

Jackson “Cowboy” Henson

Wrestling and MMA Coach

Jackson is a professional MMA fighter who made his amateur debut in April 2019. Even though competitions were paused in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, Jackson did not; he maintained consistent training and, halfway into the third year of his amateur career, is undefeated with a 5-0-0 record.

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Ashley Pagonis

Ashley Pagonis

Wrestling Camp Coach

Ashley Pagonis is the owner of Lady Outlaw Wrestling Academy, a wrestling gym and team based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Ashley has been coaching girl’s wrestling since 2008 and at the time, girls of all ages were still wrestling in boy’s competitions. In 2017, Ashley formed an all-girls training group, which ultimately persuaded the Oklahoma Kids Wrestling Association to finally create a new category for girls’-only club competitions. As demand for her training and expertise grew, Ashley opened Lady Outlaw Wrestling in 2018.

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Adam Meredith

Adam Meredith

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Coach

Adam is owner of Imposed Will, a lifestyle brand created in the heart of the Midwest and founded on a very simple philosophy: our mind is the key to achieving any goal. He also holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, is a Bellator MMA Veteran, and took home the bronze in IBJJF No Gi Worlds 2021. Adam brings over 10 years of professional Combat Sports experience in MMA, Boxing, and Kickboxing to BullTrained.

Another accolade? He is a 2x HS State Wrestling Placer, coming in 3rd and 4th.

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Josh Augustine

Josh Augustine

Jiu Jitsu and Striking Coach

Josh is a professional MMA fighter who made his amateur debut in April 2019. Josh began MMA training with St. Charles MMA at the age of 15 and in his debut year, he claimed four victories and was one of pro MMA’s top prospects.

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Steve Horton

Steve Horton

Wrestling Camp Coach, NB Elite Wresting

Steve Horton is the head coach of NB Elite Wrestling and specializes in Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestling. Not only does he coach at a high level, but he also competes at a high level. Steve has competed in 11 World Championships where he has won 14 medals in the last 10 Freestyle and Greco-Roman events and the Silver medal in the last 4. His philosophy is to create a fun and learning environment for his athletes and constantly encourages them to learn and grow both as individuals and as athletes.

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Wyatt Henson

Wyatt Henson

Camp Counselor

Wyatt is a Sports and Recreation Management major at the University of Iowa. He is a three-time individual state champion, won the Missouri state title as a sophomore in 2019, and Pennsylvania state titles as a junior and senior in 2020 and 2021 during high school years. He also won team titles with CBC (MO) and Waynesburg (PA).

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Devin Brown

Devin Brown

Camp Counselor

Devin is a world-class athlete with several impressive championships under his belt. After wresting for West Virginia University (WVU), Devin went on to hold Assistant Wrestling Coach positions at West Allegheny High School in Pennsylvania and at Smitty’s Sportatorium Club in Ohio. He is a 2x Powerade Champion, 3x WPIL Champion, 3x Pennsylvania State Champ, and Cadet World Team member.

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Dap Deshazer

Dap Deshazer

Camp Counselor

Dap joins BullTrained with a long list of accolades, including 3x HS State Champion, 5x Fargo All-American, and 4x NCAA D2 Nationals Champion. He also placed 3rd in the 2021 U.S. Open and was a 2021 World Team Trials participant. Dap is currently training with the Gopher Wrestler Club and we look forward to the wealth of knowledge and first-hand experience he’ll provide our athletes this year.

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Teague Travis

Teague Travis

Camp Counselor

Teague wrestled at Stillwater High School under former Cowboy Ethan Kyle. He went 146-4 in his high school career between Stillwater High and Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic in Columbia, Missouri. He was a four-time state champion in high school with three titles coming in Missouri and his forthcoming at Stillwater as a senior. He played a key role in Stillwater winning its first state championship since 2014. Teague earned Fargo All-American and UWW Junior All-American honors. He currently attends the Oklahoma State University.

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Bullpen Training Facility

The BullTrained athlete training program is now based at the Bullpen, our newly constructed 5,000-square-foot training facility. Located on 10 acres of land in Columbia, MO, the Bullpen has everything you need to train and compete at your best, including:

  • Showers
  • Dry sauna
  • Locker room
  • Airdyne workout bikes
  • Washer and dryer
  • Full kitchen
  • Professional sand volleyball court
  • Basketball court