Frank Rosenthal is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Doug Pelinkovic, who also worked extensively with John Danaher and Carl Massaro, being a product of the Renzo Gracie Academy network. Rosenthal made his name while competing in the no-gi, submission-only competitive circuit where he conquered well-respected events such as the RISE and Onnit Invitational tournaments.
Frank Rosenthal Jiu-Jitsu
Full Name: Frank Rosenthal
- 1st Place RISE Invitational 3 (2018)
- 1st Place RISE Invitational 4 (2018)
- 1st Place ONNIT Invitational 8 (2018)
Main Achievements (Colored Belts):
- 1st Place ADCC Nationals (2014 purple)
- 2nd Place IBJJF Pans NoGi (2012 purple)
- 2nd Place UWW Asia Open (2018 brown)
- 2nd Place IBJJF New York Open (2011 blue)
- 3rd Place IBJJF Pans NoGi (2011 blue)
Favorite Position/Technique: RNC
Weight Division: Peso Pluma (64,00 kg / 141.5 lbs)
Team/Association: Renzo Gracie Academy
Frank Rosenthal Biography
Frank Rosenthal was born on October 12, 1990, in New City, New York, United States of America.
Rosenthal’s interest in grappling started during high-school, a curiosity that led Frank to enroll in the East Stroudsburg University’s wrestling team when he attended the school to study Physical Education. It was also around that same time that his good friend Eric Sherman, a jiu-jitsu blue belt, showed Rosenthal an armbar, sparking the New Yorker’s curiosity for BJJ.
After his graduation from ESU (2013), Frank returned to New York where he joined the jiu-jitsu class of a Renzo Gracie Academy affiliate led by coach Carl Massaro, the man who would promote Rosenthal all the way to brown belt.
While looking to grow as a professional grappling competitor, Rosenthal sought to train with a range of coaches within the RGA network, finding in Doug Pelinkovic and John Danaher, two of his mentors. His development also presented Frank with a coaching opportunity, an activity he started at the Renzo Gracie Bayside (RGA affiliate) as a brown belt.
Frank’s outstanding work as an athlete and coach would facilitate his promotion to black belt on September 24, 2018. A ceremony attended by Renzo Gracie, John Danaher, and Doug Pelinkovic.
Frank Rosenthal Grappling Record
- BY EBI/OT
8 SUBMISSIONS WINS
- BY DQ
1 SUBMISSION LOSSES
Frank Rosenthal Fight History
|18101||Paulo MiyaoPaulo Miyao||L||Pts: 10x1||Kasai Pro 4||65KG||R1||2018|
|18111||Augusto MendesAugusto Mendes||L||Pts: 9x0||Kasai Pro 4||65KG||3RD||2018|
|18484||Brandon WalenskyBrandon Walensky||L||Pts: 4x2||NoGi Worlds||67KG||R1||2018|
|20600||J. Skinner||L||Referee Decision||GrappleFest 5||70KG||SPF||2019|
|21364||Joao MiyaoJoao Miyao||L||Cross face||GrappleFest 6||65KG||SPF||2019|
|23631||Cody Hoffstatter||L||Referee Decision||F2W 149||70KG||SPF||2020|
|15806||Zach Maslany||W||Outside heel hook||Kasai Pro 2||70KG||SPF||2018|
|15824||Chad George||W||EBI/OT||Pilgrim Inv.||70KG||SPF||2018|
|17581||Nick Manela||W||Armbar||RISE 3||65KG||4F||2018|
|17582||Julien Banner||W||EBI/OT||RISE 3||65KG||SF||2018|
|17584||Mike Davila||W||EBI/OT||RISE 3||65KG||F||2018|
|17585||Christian Medina||W||Outside heel hook||RISE 4||61KG||SF||2018|
|17586||Rey Rey||W||Heel hook||RISE 4||61KG||F||2018|
|17588||Jimmy Santiago||W||Outside heel hook||RISE 5||N/A||SPF||2018|
|17912||Ricky Lule||W||EBI/OT||Onnit Inv. 9||61KG||SPF||2018|
|18107||Geo MartinezGeo Martinez||W||Pts: 1x0||Kasai Pro 4||65KG||R3||2018|
|18627||Marvin Castelle||W||EBI/OT||Onnit Inv. 10||70KG||SPF||2018|
|18763||Jay Buttler||W||RNC||Battle Grapple||N/A||SPF||2019|
|20726||Carlos Rosado||W||EBI/OT||Rise Invitational||65KG||SPF||2019|
|23285||Brent Smith||W||Outside heel hook||SUG||68KG||SPF||2020|
|23663||Phill Schwartz||W||Armbar||SUG 17||ABS||SPF||2020|