Charlie “The Spaniard” Brenneman is a professional fighter, speaker, mentor and author. Following a successful high school wrestling career, Charlie took his talents to Lock Haven University where he achieved a top 12 finish at Division I Nationals and 1st Team All-Academic.
After teaching Spanish for three years and winning Spike TV’s Pros vs. Joes, Charlie decided to leave his job to pursue a master’s degree and begin his professional fighting career—“The Spaniard” was born. In 2011, he was ranked as high as #7 in the world, and in 2015, he published his autobiography, Driven: My Unlikely Journey from Classroom to Cage.
Through speaking, mentoring and podcasting (A Fighter’s Mindset - The Spaniard Podcast), Charlie is instilling in others the tools to smash self-doubt and exceed personal expectations. Charlie “The Spaniard” Brenneman is a budding example of how drive, mixed with strategy and tactics, can overcome a lack of natural ability and lead to success in sports, business, and life.