Torance Ehiji LaCour
Mixed Martial Arts Fighter
Torance started his journey into Mixed Martial Arts when he first competed in wrestling. In 2010, he became the South Jersey Rookie of the Year. He further compiled a record of 86-32 during his high-school Competition.
” Very raw, like realistically the most athletic wrestler I’ve watched and coached since Jordan Burroughs if we are talking knowing how to wrestle“. – Coach Mark Manning
Following high school, Torance continued his wrestling career during his education at Triton College. He was an All-American and amassed a collegiate record : 41-14 (Attached and Unattached). In addition, he trained at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center.
Torance received his Associate Degree from Triton College and then attended Temple University where he received his B.S. In Sports and Recreation Management.
His favorite coach was Harry McGinnis, who was his Head Coach in college. As Torance explains, “... he showed me how to block out the noise and focus my energy on securing wins as his expectations were high!”
In 2015, Torance became the USA National Freestyle Wrestling Champion at 84 kg (185 lbs).
Following his wrestling career, Torance entered the ring as a mixed martial arts fighter in 2017.
Currently, he is an undefeated Lightweight fighter and represents South Jersey Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
His most recent accomplishment was capturing the Dead Serious MMA Featherweight Championship belt in May of 2019.
Torance is currently the Director for Episcopal Academy EXCEL program and the Assistant Wrestling Coach.