Pauly "The Sandman" Westhoff


Full Name Pauly Westhoff
Nick Name The Sandman
Class Lightweight
Weight 89lbs
Rank Yellow/Black Belt
Height 4'11"
Association Carlson Gracie / Daniel Wanderley Jiu-Jitsu


He is 12 Years old, and a straight A student in School. He has been training in the art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for 3 years now. He loves competing in Tournaments and training at the gym as much as possible. He is the 2016 Yellow Belt Light Feather Weight World Champion in Both GI and NO GI. He is an 11x Naga Champion with 4 Championships in the Expert Division. He is 2-0 in Fight to Win Pro Super Fights and have 54 Submission wins since he started competing.


Q&A Session Between Pauly Westhoff and Elite Sports

Question: What inspires you about BJJ?

Answer: It’s Fun, it’s exciting and I never stop learning, plus I love the competition. The best part is the Family I have gained by being a part of Carlson Gracie.

Question: What are your goals for this year? Next 3 years? Next 5 years?

Answer: To Win The Kids World Championships again, Win the 2017 BJJ Nationals and hopefully keep growing and becoming better.

Hopefully win the Kids Worlds and Pans the next 3 years and receive my Green belt in the process.

I will be coming up on being 18 years old, I am hoping to be a brown belt and working towards one of my main goals…BLACK BELT!

Question: Who inspires you, past or present? Why do they inspire you?

Answer: First and foremost God. When it comes to BJJ my coaches Daniel Wanderley, Daniel Vianna and Aaron Brooks.

Question: What sort of gear do you usually keep in your gym bag before hitting the gym? Do you have different items for specific days

Answer: Gi’s, Rash Guard, Sandals, Water Bottles, Mouth Piece, First Aid Kit and my Contact Solution.

Question: To whom you would like to compliment for your success?

Answer: My instructors who really help me alot and always push me to overcome my weaknessd.

Question: How long have you been training?

Answer: 3 Years.

Question: How often do you train?

Answer: 4-6 Times a week.

Question: Any major accomplishments you’ve been able to achieve in that time?

Answer: 2 Time Kids World Champion.

Question: Do you have a go-to finishing move?

Answer: The Triangle Choke, as of today I have 54 submission wins with 35 by Triangle Choke.

Question: What do you think it takes to be a champion in your sports?

Answer: Hard Work, Dedication and Good Sportsmanship.