(Open To ALL competitors from any gym or state)

Adult, Masters, & Children’s Gi & No Gi Divisions

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WVGO Thanksgiving Takeover 2021

The WVGO is set to return this November 20th in Charleston, WV.

  • Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021
    Time:  Adult Tournament 11am, Referee Meeting at 10am, Competitor Rules meeting at 10:30am. Kids will start at 10am
    Cost:  Only 65$ for adult men, women, teens, and children if you pre-register.  Each competitor can compete in as many divisions as they can for the same price.  It is 85$ for adult men and women not pre-registered and all youth must be pre-registered by 11/17/21 (no exceptions).  The last day to pre-register is November 17th, 2021.
  • Format: DOUBLE ELIMINATION in both Gi and No Gi divisions, and Absolute divisions in each skill level.
  • Location: Quantum Sports (main soccer field) – 419 58th St SE, Charleston, WV 25304  (Detailed instructions here)

***Due to the size of the tournament, we will require all youth competitors (5-17) to be registered by 11/17/21. Adult competitors can register online or at the door.

Pre-Registration

Pre-Register now:

Pre-registration links are below and the deadline is August 4th.

Cost:  Only 65$ for adult men, women, teens, and children if you pre-register.  Each competitor can compete in as many divisions as they can for the same price.  It is 85$ for adult men and women not pre-registered and all youth must be pre-registered by 11/17/21 (no exceptions).  The last day to pre-register is November 17th, 2021.

***All youth competitors (5-17) must pre-register before 11/17/21.  There will be no registration for youth after this time.  However, adults may pre-register or register at the door

Pre-Registration Link:

Pre-Registration

As always, we want all of our competitors to have as much fun as possible, so we offer a well organized tournament that is fair for all and offers a ton of matches at a low price.  In fact, each competitor has the chance to compete a minimum of six times, if they compete in their respective divisions in both the gi and no gi tournaments as well as the absolute divisions.  Keep an eye out for continued updates.

There will be children’s, teens, women’s, masters, and men’s divisions and the weight classes for both gi and no gi will be as follows:

Adult Men: 149.9 & Below 150 lbs. to 164.9 lbs. 165 lbs. to 179.9 lbs. 180 lbs. to 194.9 lbs. 195 lbs. to 209.9 lbs. 210 lbs. to 224.9 lbs. 225 lbs. & Above

Adult Women: 135 & Under (Lightweight) 136 & Over (Middleweight)

Weight classes and age brackets for teens and children:
Teens 13-15, 16-17

132 lbs. & Below

132.1 lbs. to 143 lbs.

143.1 lbs. to 154 lbs.

154.1 lbs. to 167 lbs.

167.1 lbs. to 183 lbs.

183.1 lbs. to 200 lbs.

200.1 lbs. to 220 lbs.

220.1 lbs. & Above

Kids 5-7, 8-10, 11-12

53 lbs. & Below

53.1 lbs. to 62 lbs.

62.1 lbs. to 70 lbs.

70.1 lbs. to 79 lbs.

79.1 lbs. to 88 lbs.

88.1 lbs. to 99 lbs.

99.1 lbs. to 110 lbs.

110.1 lbs. to 121 lbs.

121.1 lbs. and Above

Experience Levels For Gi & No Gi

Adult Gi Competitors – White, Blue, & Purple & Above

Teen Gi Competitors – White, Grey (all levels), Yellow (all levels), Orange (all levels), Green (all levels), Blue, Purple

Children Gi Competitors – White, Grey (all levels), Yellow (all levels), Orange (all levels), Green (all levels)

Adult No Gi Competitors:

  • Beginner: (Less than a year experience. No wrestling experience at any level of competition in the beginner division. The beginner class is for beginners only)
  • Intermediate: (1-3 years exp.)
  • Advanced: (3 years +)

*** Those who compete in the Blue Belt Gi Division must compete in the Intermediate or Advanced No-Gi Divisions

*** Those who compete in the Purple Belt & Above Gi Division must compete in the Advanced No-Gi Division

Masters Division (Ages 31 yrs & above)

Masters Divisions follow all the same experience levels as the other adult categories

Teens 13-17

  • Beginner No Gi: (Less than a year experience. No wrestling experience at any level of competition in the beginner division. The beginner class is for true beginners only)
  • Intermediate: (one year – two years)
  • Advanced: (two years and above)

***Please note, children and teens often have greatly differing weights and skill levels.  Whenever possible, they will be matched appropriately.  However, there may be times when they may be asked to go in another age (plus or minus a year) or weight bracket.  In these cases, a coach and/or parent will be asked permission first.

Kids 5-12

  • Beginner No Gi: (Less than a year experience. No wrestling experience at any level of competition in the beginner division. The beginner class is for true beginners only)
  • Intermediate: (one year – two years)
  • Advanced: (two years and above)

***Please note, children and teens often have greatly differing weights and skill levels.  Whenever possible, they will be matched appropriately.  However, there may be times when they may be asked to go in another age (plus or minus a year) or weight bracket.  In these cases, a coach and/or parent will be asked permission first.

Please contact the event coordinator for additional details and/or questions: Butch Hiles 304-549-9370 info@wvgrapplingopen.com

Pre-registration Links

Don’t forget to pre-register for an additional discount!!!

Pre-registration links are below and the deadline is 11/17/2021

Cost:  Only 65$ for adult men, women, teens, and children if you pre-register.  Each competitor can compete in as many divisions as they can for the same price.  It is 85$ for adult men and women not pre-registered and all youth must be pre-registered by 11/17/21 (no exceptions).  The last day to pre-register is November 17th, 2021.

***All youth competitors (5-17) must pre-register before 11/17/21.  There will be no registration for youth after this time.  However, adults may pre-register or register at the door.

Pre-Registration

Please let me know if there are any questions,

Butch Hiles www.wvgrapplingopen.com

304-549-9370 or info@wvgrapplingopen.com

At the Door Registration:

85$ at the event for adult men and women. All youth (5-17) must pre-register

Price includes all events (gi and no gi)

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Weigh-Ins

Friday

Time: 6pm-8pm

Location: Butch Hiles BJJ – 410 Summers St, Charleston, WV 25301

Saturday

Youth: 8-9:30a (Youth must be weighed in by 9:30a)

Adults 8-10:30a

Location: at the Tournament

***Competitors do NOT have to weigh-in with their gi on

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Starting Time and Rules Meeting

Tournament Schedule:

Youth: Kids/teens rules meeting at 9:30 and first match at 10am, so please be weighed in by 9:30AM

***Youth competitors will start in the gi and work from the highest level down

Adults: Adult rules meeting will be at 10:30AM and the first match will be at 11AM

***Gi Divisions will run first and we will run the highest belt levels first in all divisions

Saturday Match Schedule

10:00AM Kids/Teens Matches Begin

11:00AM Adult Matches Start

11:00AM – Superfights

11:30-12 Finish Bracketing

12:00PM – Black/Brown/Purple Belt Matches Begin

***These are estimated time and the first matches could be up by 11:45AM

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For pre-registration, rules, divisions, events, and more

check the links below:

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rules  |  No Gi Rules  |  Experience Levels

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Category: Uncategorized

2021 Team State Championship Titles:

2021 Overall Adult Team State Champions

1. SAS

2021 Overall Youth Team State Champions

1. Hiles BJJ

Individual State Titles

***Please send any corrections to info@thewvgames.com***

Men’s No Gi Advanced

No Gi Advanced Mens 150-164.9

1. Lucas Eudy
2. Kyle Quisenberry (Compound)
3. Joy Miller (Ring)

No Gi Advanced Mens 180-194.9

1. Samuel Hedrick (SAS)
2. Zachary Humbertson (GZFS)
3. Bugs Stover

No Gi Advanced Mens 210-224.9

1. Michael Converse (SAS)
2. Mike McClure (SE)

No Gi Advanced Absolute

1. Samuel Hedrick (SAS)
2. Kyle Quisenberry (Compound)
3. Zach Humbertson (GZFS)

Men’s No Gi Intermediate

No Gi Intermediate Mens 149 and Under

1. Nicholas Brown (SAS)
2. Jaishawn Lyles
3. Jonathan Marshall (Hiles)

No Gi Intermediate Mens 150-164.9

1. Bryson Jenson
2. Orion
3. Griffen Leowbruno

No Gi Intermediate Mens 165-179.9

1. Hezekia Weiss (MCC)
2. Corey Happ
3. Randy Hash (Hiles)

No Gi Intermediate Mens 180-194.9

1. Maxwell Adkins
2. Jordan Moore (GZFS)
3. Adrian Money Penny (GZFS)

No Gi Intermediate Mens 210-224.9

1. Philip Dwyer (Bullpen)
2. Isaac Snyder (SAS)

No Gi Intermediate Absolute

1. Cory Hipplasure
2. Griffen Leobruno
3. Hezekia Weiss (MCC)

Masters No Gi Intermediate

Masters No Gi Intermediate 165-179.9

1. Hezekia Weiss (MCC)
2. Ethan Vessels
3. Randy Hash (Hiles)

Masters No Gi Intermediate Mens 210-224.9

1. Philip Dwyer (Bullpen)
2. Isaac Snyder (SAS)

Men’s No Gi Beginner

No Gi Beginner Mens 149 and Under

1. Britt Vaughn (SAS)
2. Jaishawn (SAS)
3. Austin Stanley

No Gi Beginner Mens 150-164.9

1. Keegan Mueller (SAS)
2. Ty Staten

No Gi Beginner Mens 165-179.9

1. Ty Staten
2. Austin Stanley

No Gi Beginner Mens 180-194.9

1. Jazz Young
2. Brady Faulks
3. Lee Helmick (SE)

No Gi Beginner Mens Absolute

1. Britt Vaughn (SAS)
2. Jaishawn Lyles (SAS)

Masters No Gi Beginner

Masters No Gi Beginner Mens 180-194.9

1. Paul Lilly (AS)
2. Jazz Young (GZFS)

Masters Beginner 225 and Above

1. Jed Choate (Hiles)
2. Tad Hudkins (Parkersburg)

Masters Beginner Absolute

1. Nick Whitmore
2. Josiah McFarland

Women’s No Gi

Beginner

No Gi Women 135lbs and Above

1. Jessica Hecks (SAS)
2. Ryan Wainwright
3. Isabella Seabolt (SE)

Intermediate

No Gi Women Intermediate 136lbs and Above

1. Sarah Flowers (AS)
2. Joy Miller (Ring)
3. Kayla Ross (SAS)

Kids No Gi

Beginner

No Gi Kids 5-7 Under 53lbs

1. Bailey Lewis
2. Sydney Fields (Hiles)
3. Wyatt Furby

No Gi Kids 5-7 Under 53-62

1. Philomena Hutchinson (SAS)
2. Praise God (Hiles)

No Gi Kids 5-7 Under 62.1-70

1. Raylan Thompson (Rockhouse)
2. Cole Hiles (Hiles)
3. Ben Walker

No Gi Kids 8-10 Under 53lbs

1. Contess Clive (Rockhouse)
2. Cole Kirby (Ring)

No Gi Kids 8-10 62.1-70

1. Milo Ward
2. Braylen Scott (SAS)
3. Cole Hiles (Hiles)

No Gi Kids 8-10 70.1-80lbs

1. Tristen Derefield (Rockhouse)
2. Abby Scott
3. Paxten Whitt

No Gi Kids 8-10 88.1-99lbs

1. Kellen Flowers
2. Paxten Whitt
3. Alex Cook

No Gi Kids 8-10 99.1-110lbs

1. Presley Buckley (Hiles)
2. Jack Hiles (Hiles)
3. Aiden Hudgin (Hiles)

No Gi Kids 11-12 88.1-99

1. Parker Morgan (Ring)
2. LJ Anderson (Hiles)
3. Kaden Whitt (Rockhouse)

No Gi Kids 11-12 121 and Above

1. Dennis Gillenwater (Hiles)
2. Kinley Buckley (Hiles)

Teen Beginner

No Gi Teen Beginner 13-15 132 and Under

1. Gabriel Mawry (Winchester)
2. Hunter Exline (Hiles)
3. Alex Hudgins (Hiles)

No Gi Teen Beginner 13-15 Lightweight Absolute

1. Isabella Seabolt (SE)
2. Gabriel Mawry (Winchester)
3. Hunter Exline (Hiles)

Intermediate

No Gi Kids 8-10 Intermediate 62-70lbs

1. Milo Ward (Bruiser)
2. Lacie Slack (Hiles)

No Gi Kids 8-10 Intermediate 79.1-88lbs

1. Hayden Miles (Hiles)
2. Jermaine Carriaga (Hiles)

No Gi Kids 11-12 Intermediate 79-88lbs

1. LJ Anderson (Hiles)
2. Mycah Rebich (AS)

No Gi Kids 11-12 Intermediate 121lbs+

1. Lincoln Daetwyler
2. Tyler Crouse (Hiles)

Teen Intermediate

No Gi Teen Intermediate 13-15 132 and Under

1. Arie Carricago (Hiles)
2. Chloe Evans (Rockhouse)

No Gi Teen Intermediate 16-17 154-167

1. Ryan Wainwright (MCC)
2. Isabella Seabolt (Hiles)

Teen

Teen Advanced 13-15 132 and Under

1. Marcus Shawver (Hiles)
2. Lincoln Daetwyler
3. Jacob Volpe (Hiles)

Kids Gi

White Belt

Gi Kids 5-7 53 and Under

1. Sydney Fields (Hiles)
2. Ranger Rasmussen (SAS)
3. Wyatt Furby (GZ)

Gi Kids 5-7 53.1-62

1. Praise God (Hiles)
2. Philomena Hutchinson (Ring)
3. Cole Hiles (Hiles)

Gi Kids 8-10 White Belt 53 and Under

1. Contessa Clive (Rockhouse)
2. Cole Kirby (Ring)

Gi Kids 8-10 White Belt 70.1-79

1. Abby Scott (GZ)
2. Paxton Whitt (GZ)
3. Remington Ballengee (East Bank)

Gi Kids 8-10 White Belt 88.1-99

1. Kellen Flower (AS)
2. Alex Cook (GZ)

Gi Kids 8-10 White Belt 99.1-110

1. Kaden Whitt (Rockhouse)
2. Alex Cook (GZ)
3. Nolan Lusk (Hiles)

Gi Kids 11-12 White Belt 70.1-79

1. LJ Anderson (Hiles)
2. Mycah Rehich (AS)

Gi Kids 11-12 White Belt 88.1-99

1. Mycah Rehich (AS)
2. Aiden Hudgins (Hiles)

Gi Kids 11-12 White Belt 120

1. Jenna Gray (Rockhouse)
2. Leila Redden

Gi Kids 11-12 Absolute

1. Zac Shawver (Hiles)
2. LJ Anderson (Hiles)
3. Mycah Rebich (SA)
3. Leila Redden

Gi Kids 13-15 132 and Under

1. Gadreil Mowry (Winchester)
2. Jacob Volpe (Hiles)
3. Alex Hudgins (Hiles)

Gi Kids 13-15 Combined

1. Isabella Seabolt (SE)
2. Gabriel Mowry (Winchester)
3. Alex Hudgins (Hiles)

Teen

Gi Teen 16-17 White Belt 154-167

1. Ryan Wainwright (MCC)
1. Clayton Camp (Hiles)
3. Isabella Seabolt (SE)

Grey Belt

Gi Kids 5-7 53lbs and Under

1.
2. Levi Stire (GZFS)

Gi Kids 8-10 53.1-62lbs

1.
2. Julian Sawyer (GZFS)

Gi Kids 8-10 79.1-88

1.
2. Lucas Sawyer (GZFS)

Gi Kids 8-10 88 Plus

1.
2. Zoe Davis (GZFS)

Gi Kids 8-10 121 Exhibition

1.
2. Ash Hawkins (GZFS)

Gi Kids 11-12 Grey 62.1-70

1.
2. Ariana Hale (GZ)

Gi Kids 11-12 Grey 88-99

1.
2. Madeline Lytton (Hiles)
3. Riley Perkins (GZFS)

Teen Grey Belt

Gi Kids 13-15 Grey 132 and Under

1.
2. Cade Lytton (Hiles)
3. Tyler Kepple (Hiles)

Gi Kids 13-15 Grey 154.1-167

1. Landon Tichenor (GZFS)
2. Sam Tiano (Hiles)

Kids Yellow Belts

Gi Kids 8-10 Yellow 62.1-70

1. Logan Moore (Level Martial Arts)
2. Zack Shawver (Hiles)
3. John Kloss (Top Level)

Gi Kids 8-10 Yellow 60.1-79

1. Zack Shawver (Hiles)
2. Andrew Harris (Palhares)

Gi Kids 11-12 Yellow/White 88.1-99

1. Ayden Hill (Hiles)
2. Marcus Shawver (Hiles)
3. Adam Davis (GZFS)

Gi Kids 11-12 Yellow/White 88.1-110

1. Marcus Shawver (Hiles)
2. Brian Wheeler (GZ)

Gi Kids 11-12 Orange/White

1. Abby Frederick (GZFS)
2. Jude Price (Hiles)

Teen Orange Belt

Gi Kids Teen 13-15 Orange 154-167

1. Evan Davis (GZFS)
2. Jude Price (Hiles)

Teen Blue Belt

16-17 Blue 132 Plus

1. Keith Pecora (SAS)
2. Shaun Wells (GZFS)

Women’s Gi

Women’s Gi White Belt 136 and Above

1. Jessica Heck (SAS)
2. Sam Tincher
3. Kodi Hutchinson (SAS)

Women’s Gi Blue Belt 136 and Up

1. Sarah Flowers (AS)
2. Lyndsay Watkins (SAS)
3. Joy Miller (RCS)

Women’s Gi Blue Belt Absolute

1. Sarah Flowers (AS)
2. Kayla Ross (SAS)

Men’s Gi Divisions

White Belt 149 and Under

1. Marcus Shawver (Hiles)
2. Jaishawn Lyles (GZ)
3. Brittani Vaughn (SAS)

White Belt 150-164.9

1. Bryson Jenson (Junquerra)
2. Orion
3. Griffen Leombruno (GZFS)

White Belt 165-179.9

1. Samuel Chitum (Phil Clark)
2. Devin Stanley (Hiles)
3. Justin Park (Arte Suave)

White Belt 180-194.9

1. Nick Whitmore
2. Josh McDaniel (Palharez)
3. Brody Fulks

White Belt 195-209

1. Christopher Boatwright (Imperium)
2. Ali Alqadiri (Junquerra)

White Belt Mens 210-224

1. Clayton Camp (Hiles)
2. Bugs Stover

White Belt 225 and Above

1. Noah Mills (Junqueira)
2. Jed Choate (Hiles)
3. Tad Hudkins (Parkersburg)

White Belt Mens Absolute

1. Christopher Boatwright
2. Noah Mills (Junquera)
3. Jazz Young

Masters White Belt

149 and Under

1. Wes Gabb (Compound)
2. Kody Farley (SAS)

165-179.9

1. Timothy McCalstly
2. Josiah McFarland (MCC)
3. Justin Park (AS)

225 and Above

1. Jed Choade (Hiles)
2. Tad Hudkins (Parkersburg)
3. Mark Ellis (Hiles)

Masters White Absolute

1. Jazz Young
2. Josiah McFarland (MCC)
3. Paul Lilly (AS)

Men’s Blue Belt

149 and Under

1. Nicholas Brown (SAS)

150-164.9

1. Nicholas Brown (SAS)
2. Jonathan Marshall (Hiles)
3. Ethan Jones (Hiles)

165-179.9

1. Hezekia Weiss (MCC)
2. Ethan Vessels
3. Randy Hash (Hiles)

195-209.9

1. Lee Keaton (GZFS)
2. Mike McClure (Sans Ego)

 210-224

1. Philip Dwyer (Bullpen)
2. Isaac Snyder

Blue Belt Absolute

1. Lee Keaton (GZFS)
2. Hezekei Weiss (MCC)
3. Jordan Moore (GZFS)

Masters Blue Belt

MASTERS Blue Belt Abslute

1. Philip Dwyer (Bullpen)
2. Hezekei Weis (MCC)

Men’s Purple Belt

Purple Belt 180-194

1. Samuel Hedrick (SAS)
2. Lucas Eudy (Machado)

Purple Belt 210-224

1. Michael Converse (SAS)
2. Mike McClure (Sans Ego)

Purple Belt 225 and Above

1. Mike Keeble (SAS)
2. Evan Null (AMA)

Purple Belt Absolute

1. Samuel Hedrick (SAS)
2. Michael Converse (SAS)
3. 

Masters Purple Belt

Men’s Brown Belt

Brown Belt Absolute

1. Zach Humbertson (GZFS)
2. David Buggs Stover


Category: Uncategorized

Official WV State Championships

(Open To ALL competitors from any gym or state)

Adult, Masters, & Children’s Gi & No Gi Divisions

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West Virginia State Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Wrestling Championships

The West Virginia Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Wrestling State Championships are set to return this August 7th in Charleston, WV.

  • Date: Saturday, August 7, 2021
    Time:  Adult Tournament 11am, Referee Meeting at 10am, Competitor Rules meeting at 10:30am. Kids will start at 10am
    Cost:  Only 65$ for adult men, women, teens, and children if you pre-register.  Each competitor can compete in as many divisions as they can for the same price.  It is 85$ for adult men and women not pre-registered and all youth must be pre-registered by 8/4/21 (no exceptions).  The last day to pre-register is August 4th, 2021.
  • Format: DOUBLE ELIMINATION in both Gi and No Gi divisions, and Absolute divisions in each skill level.
  • Location: Quantum Sports (main soccer field) – 419 58th St SE, Charleston, WV 25304  (Detailed instructions here)

***Due to the size of the tournament, we will require all youth competitors (5-17) to be registered by 8/4/21. Adult competitors can register online or at the door.

Pre-Registration

Custom WV State Championship Banner for the Winning Team with Year

The team with the highest amount of team wins (1st-3rd) will receive a custom state championship banner to hang in there gym with the year that their team has won. Previous team winners have been GZFS (2010, 2012, and 2013), Butch Hiles BJJ (2009 and 2011), GZ Huntington 2014, SAS 2015, Ground Zero Huntington 2016/17, and SAS in 2019.

Beautiful Custom State Championship Medals

Pre-Register now:

Pre-registration links are below and the deadline is August 4th.

Cost:  Only 65$ for adult men, women, teens, and children if you pre-register.  Each competitor can compete in as many divisions as they can for the same price.  It is 85$ for adult men and women not pre-registered and all youth must be pre-registered by 8/4/21 (no exceptions).  The last day to pre-register is August 4th, 2021.

***All youth competitors (5-17) must pre-register before 8/4/21.  There will be no registration for youth after this time.  However, adults may pre-register or register at the door

Pre-Registration Link:

Pre-Registration

As always, we want all of our competitors to have as much fun as possible, so we offer a well organized tournament that is fair for all and offers a ton of matches at a low price.  In fact, each competitor has the chance to compete a minimum of six times, if they compete in their respective divisions in both the gi and no gi tournaments as well as the absolute divisions.  Keep an eye out for continued updates.

There will be children’s, teens, women’s, masters, and men’s divisions and the weight classes for both gi and no gi will be as follows:

Adult Men: 149.9 & Below 150 lbs. to 164.9 lbs. 165 lbs. to 179.9 lbs. 180 lbs. to 194.9 lbs. 195 lbs. to 209.9 lbs. 210 lbs. to 224.9 lbs. 225 lbs. & Above

Adult Women: 135 & Under (Lightweight) 136 & Over (Middleweight)

Weight classes and age brackets for teens and children:
Teens 13-15, 16-17

132 lbs. & Below

132.1 lbs. to 143 lbs.

143.1 lbs. to 154 lbs.

154.1 lbs. to 167 lbs.

167.1 lbs. to 183 lbs.

183.1 lbs. to 200 lbs.

200.1 lbs. to 220 lbs.

220.1 lbs. & Above

Kids 5-7, 8-10, 11-12

53 lbs. & Below

53.1 lbs. to 62 lbs.

62.1 lbs. to 70 lbs.

70.1 lbs. to 79 lbs.

79.1 lbs. to 88 lbs.

88.1 lbs. to 99 lbs.

99.1 lbs. to 110 lbs.

110.1 lbs. to 121 lbs.

121.1 lbs. and Above

Experience Levels For Gi & No Gi

Adult Gi Competitors – White, Blue, & Purple & Above

Teen Gi Competitors – White, Grey (all levels), Yellow (all levels), Orange (all levels), Green (all levels), Blue, Purple

Children Gi Competitors – White, Grey (all levels), Yellow (all levels), Orange (all levels), Green (all levels)

Adult No Gi Competitors:

  • Beginner: (Less than a year experience. No wrestling experience at any level of competition in the beginner division. The beginner class is for beginners only)
  • Intermediate: (1-3 years exp.)
  • Advanced: (3 years +)

*** Those who compete in the Blue Belt Gi Division must compete in the Intermediate or Advanced No-Gi Divisions

*** Those who compete in the Purple Belt & Above Gi Division must compete in the Advanced No-Gi Division

Masters Division (Ages 31 yrs & above)

Masters Divisions follow all the same experience levels as the other adult categories

Teens 13-17

  • Beginner No Gi: (Less than a year experience. No wrestling experience at any level of competition in the beginner division. The beginner class is for true beginners only)
  • Intermediate: (one year – two years)
  • Advanced: (two years and above)

***Please note, children and teens often have greatly differing weights and skill levels.  Whenever possible, they will be matched appropriately.  However, there may be times when they may be asked to go in another age (plus or minus a year) or weight bracket.  In these cases, a coach and/or parent will be asked permission first.

Kids 5-12

  • Beginner No Gi: (Less than a year experience. No wrestling experience at any level of competition in the beginner division. The beginner class is for true beginners only)
  • Intermediate: (one year – two years)
  • Advanced: (two years and above)

***Please note, children and teens often have greatly differing weights and skill levels.  Whenever possible, they will be matched appropriately.  However, there may be times when they may be asked to go in another age (plus or minus a year) or weight bracket.  In these cases, a coach and/or parent will be asked permission first.

Please contact the event coordinator for additional details and/or questions: Butch Hiles 304-549-9370 info@wvgrapplingopen.com

Pre-registration Links

Don’t forget to pre-register for an additional discount!!!

Pre-registration links are below and the deadline is 8/4/2021

Cost:  Only 65$ for adult men, women, teens, and children if you pre-register.  Each competitor can compete in as many divisions as they can for the same price.  It is 85$ for adult men and women not pre-registered and all youth must be pre-registered by 8/4/21 (no exceptions).  The last day to pre-register is August 4th, 2021.

***All youth competitors (5-17) must pre-register before 8/4/21.  There will be no registration for youth after this time.  However, adults may pre-register or register at the door.

Pre-Registration

Please let me know if there are any questions,

Butch Hiles www.wvgrapplingopen.com

304-549-9370 or info@wvgrapplingopen.com

At the Door Registration:

85$ at the event for adult men and women. All youth (5-17) must pre-register

Price includes all events (gi and no gi)

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Weigh-Ins

Friday

Time: 6pm-8pm

Location: Butch Hiles BJJ – 410 Summers St, Charleston, WV 25301

Saturday

Youth: 8-9:30a (Youth must be weighed in by 9:30a)

Adults 8-10:30a

Location: at the Tournament

***Competitors do NOT have to weigh-in with their gi on

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Starting Time and Rules Meeting

Tournament Schedule:

Youth: Kids/teens rules meeting at 9:30 and first match at 10am, so please be weighed in by 9:30AM

***Youth competitors will start in the gi and work from the highest level down

Adults: Adult rules meeting will be at 10:30AM and the first match will be at 11AM

***Gi Divisions will run first and we will run the highest belt levels first in all divisions

Saturday Match Schedule

10:00AM Kids/Teens Matches Begin

11:00AM Adult Matches Start

11:00AM – Superfights

11:30-12 Finish Bracketing

12:00PM – Black/Brown/Purple Belt Matches Begin

***These are estimated time and the first matches could be up by 11:45AM

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Hotel Info

The Quality Inn & Suites has offered everyone an amazing deal but you must book ASAP because the rooms are filling up fast. You can call or book your reservations online   Group Rate: Just $80.00 – includes hot-buffet breakfast, ground-level parking, and high-speed Internet, pool and more.   One to two blocks away from over 50 restaurants and pubs.   Rooms are limited, so make your reservation today:

Or Click Here to Make a Reservations

Quality Inn & Suites

1010 Washington St E

Charleston, WV 25301

304-345-9799

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For pre-registration, rules, divisions, events, and more

check the links below:

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rules  |  No Gi Rules  |  Experience Levels

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Gi & No Gi Submission Only Tournament

June 26, 2021

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Divisions for Men, Women, Kids, Teens, and Masters

The WVGO is set to roll into Nelsonville, OH, at Nelsonville High School. This tournament features competitors from all around the surrounding states and is packed with high level competition!

Date: Saturday, June 26, 2021
Time: Tournament 11am, Referee Meeting at 10am, Competitor Rules meeting at 10:30am.
Cost: Only 65$ for adult male divisions ($75 at the door) and you can compete in as many divisions as you want.

Preregistration’s must be in our hands no later than 6/23/2021 https://wvgrapplingopen.com/pre-registration/

Format: Gi and No SUBMISSION ONLY tournament with absolute divisions.  Also includes Men, Women, kids, Teens, and masters divisions
Location: Nelsonville High School 2 Buckeye Dr, Nelsonville, OH 45764-9591, United States

Featured Matches to be Added

Stay tuned for updates

A Grappling Tournament for Everyone

As always, we want all of our competitors to have as much fun as possible, so we offer a well organized tournament that is fair and offers a ton of matches at a low price. Because there is no additional cost and it is double elimination, each competitor has the chance to compete a minimum of 6 times if they did all divisions in the gi and no gi tournaments (regular divisions and absolute divisions).

There will be children’s, teens, women’s, men’s (18-30), and masters divisions (31 and above).  The weight classes for both gi and no gi will be as follows:

Weight Classes for Men Gi & No Gi

Adult Men (Masters class uses the same weight categories):
149.9 & Below
150 lbs. to 164.9 lbs.
165 lbs. to 179.9 lbs.
180 lbs. to 194.9 lbs.
195 lbs. to 209.9 lbs.
210 lbs. to 224.9 lbs.
225 lbs. & Above

***Many times there are not enough purple belt and above competitors to fill every weight class.  In that case, we will make the weight classes as even as possible

Weight Classes for Women Gi & No Gi

Adult Women:
135 & Under (Lightweight)
136 & Over (Middleweight)

Weight classes for teens/children will be divided at the tournament but the age brackets will be divided as follows:
Kids 5-7, 8-10, 11-12, Teens 13-15, 16-17

Experience Levels For Gi & No Gi

Adult Gi Divisions – White, Blue, & Purple & Above

Adult No Gi Divisions:

  • Beginner: (Less than a year experience. No wrestling experience at any level of competition in the beginner division. The beginner class is for beginners only)
  • Intermediate: (1-3 years exp.)
  • Advanced: (3 years +)

*** Those who compete in the Blue Belt Gi Division must compete in the Intermediate or Advanced No-Gi Divisions

*** Those who compete in the Purple Belt & Above Gi Division must compete in the Advanced No-Gi Division

Masters Division (Ages 31 yrs & above)

Masters Divisions follow all the same experience levels as the other adult categories

Teens 13-17

Teen Gi Divisions: White/GW, Grey, Yellow, Orange, Green, Purple

Teen No Gi Divisions:

  • Beginner: (Less than a year experience. No wrestling experience at any level of competition in the beginner division. The beginner class is for beginners only)
  • Intermediate: (1-3 years exp.)
  • Advanced: (3 years +)

*** Weight classes and experience levels may need to be combined according to attendance

Kids 5-12

Kids Gi Divisions: White/GW, Grey, Yellow, Orange, Green

Kids No Gi Divisions:

  • Beginner: (Less than a year experience. No wrestling experience at any level of competition in the beginner division. The beginner class is for beginners only)
  • Intermediate: (1-3 years exp.)
  • Advanced: (3 years +)

*** Weight classes and experience levels may need to be combined according to attendance

Pre-Register

Pre-register by 6/23/21 to save money: https://wvgrapplingopen.com/pre-registration/

Weigh-Ins

Weigh-ins to be held Friday from 7-8:30p (unless special arrangements are made) and Saturday 8:30am-10:30am at the tournament location: 2 Buckeye Dr, Nelsonville, OH 45764-9591, United States

Please let me know if there are any questions,

Butch Hiles
www.wvgrapplingopen.com

304-549-9370


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Gi & No Gi Double Elimination Tournament April 3, 2021

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Divisions for Men, Women, Kids, Teens, and Masters

Once again, our annual Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Gi and No Gi Tournament returns to Charleston, WV, at Quantum Sports. This tournament features competitors from all around the surrounding states and is packed with high level competition!

Date: Saturday, April 3rd, 2021
Time: Tournament 11am, Referee Meeting at 10am, Competitor Rules meeting at 10:30am.
Cost: Only 65$ for adult male divisions ($75 at the door) and you can compete in as many divisions as you want.

Preregistration’s must be in our hands no later than 4/1/2021 https://wvgrapplingopen.com/pre-registration/

Format: Gi and No Gi DOUBLE ELIMINATION tournament with absolute divisions.  Also includes Men, Women, kids, Teens, and masters divisions
Location: Quantum Sports 419 58th St SE Charleston, WV 25304

Featured Matches Added

A Grappling Tournament for Everyone

As always, we want all of our competitors to have as much fun as possible, so we offer a well organized tournament that is fair and offers a ton of matches at a low price. Because there is no additional cost and it is double elimination, each competitor has the chance to compete a minimum of 6 times if they did all divisions in the gi and no gi tournaments (regular divisions and absolute divisions).

There will be children’s, teens, women’s, men’s (18-30), and masters divisions (31 and above).  The weight classes for both gi and no gi will be as follows:

Weight Classes for Men Gi & No Gi

Adult Men (Masters class uses the same weight categories):
149.9 & Below
150 lbs. to 164.9 lbs.
165 lbs. to 179.9 lbs.
180 lbs. to 194.9 lbs.
195 lbs. to 209.9 lbs.
210 lbs. to 224.9 lbs.
225 lbs. & Above

***Many times there are not enough purple belt and above competitors to fill every weight class.  In that case, we will make the weight classes as even as possible

Weight Classes for Women Gi & No Gi

Adult Women:
135 & Under (Lightweight)
136 & Over (Middleweight)

Weight classes for teens/children will be divided at the tournament but the age brackets will be divided as follows:
Kids 5-7, 8-10, 11-12, Teens 13-15, 16-17

Experience Levels For Gi & No Gi

Adult Gi Divisions – White, Blue, & Purple & Above

Adult No Gi Divisions:

  • Beginner: (Less than a year experience. No wrestling experience at any level of competition in the beginner division. The beginner class is for beginners only)
  • Intermediate: (1-3 years exp.)
  • Advanced: (3 years +)

*** Those who compete in the Blue Belt Gi Division must compete in the Intermediate or Advanced No-Gi Divisions

*** Those who compete in the Purple Belt & Above Gi Division must compete in the Advanced No-Gi Division

Masters Division (Ages 31 yrs & above)

Masters Divisions follow all the same experience levels as the other adult categories

Teens 13-17

Teen Gi Divisions: White/GW, Grey, Yellow, Orange, Green, Purple

Teen No Gi Divisions:

  • Beginner: (Less than a year experience. No wrestling experience at any level of competition in the beginner division. The beginner class is for beginners only)
  • Intermediate: (1-3 years exp.)
  • Advanced: (3 years +)

*** Weight classes and experience levels may need to be combined according to attendance

Kids 5-12

Kids Gi Divisions: White/GW, Grey, Yellow, Orange, Green

Kids No Gi Divisions:

  • Beginner: (Less than a year experience. No wrestling experience at any level of competition in the beginner division. The beginner class is for beginners only)
  • Intermediate: (1-3 years exp.)
  • Advanced: (3 years +)

*** Weight classes and experience levels may need to be combined according to attendance

Pre-Register

Pre-register by 4/1/21 to save money: https://wvgrapplingopen.com/pre-registration/

Weigh-Ins

Weigh-ins to be held Friday from 7-8:30p (unless special arrangements are made) and Saturday 8:30am-10:30am at the tournament location: Quantum Sports 419 58th St SE Charleston, WV 25304

Please let me know if there are any questions,

Butch Hiles
www.wvgrapplingopen.com

304-549-9370


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Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to train with one of the biggest legends in our sport at Butch Hiles BJJ in Charleston, WV.

Dean Lister will be teaching a seminar on 6/6/2021 and it is open to all affiliations.

Seminar Information

Date: 6/6/2021

Time: 12PM

Location: Butch Hiles Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, 410 Summers St, Charleston, WV 25301

Cost: $75 OR just $100 to do the tournament and seminar – a minimum of $20 is required to reserve your spot, or you can pay in full for any option

Reserve: A deposit of $20, or the full amount, is required to reserve your spot ASAP. Due by 6/3

Can also pay for the seminar and tournament in one:https://www.paypal.me/butchhiles
Or
Venmo @Butch-Hiles

Click here to pay for seminar and tournament (Save $85 by pre-registering)

Additional Information

Dean Lister, also known as “The Boogeyman”, is a professional grappler who is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Jeffrey Higgs who gained notoriety within the BJJ world after he won the 2003 ADCC (the world’s most prestigious submission wrestling/Nogi event) in the open weight division. Dean Lister also has a background in wrestling and experience in Sambo and ventured through MMA competing in important organizations such as Pride FC and UFC.

Dean Lister Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Dean Richard Lister

Nickname: The Boogeyman started in his early MMA days fighting for KOTC (King of the Cage organization). As one of his opponents injured himself before the fight, Lister was left with no opponent, and due him being a big name in the grappling circuit it was extremely hard to find a replacement, people did not want to fight him. Because of these, he started being called the Boogeyman.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rickson Gracie > Fabio Santos > Jeffrey Higgs > Dean Lister

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place ADCC World Championship (2003* / 2011)
  • 1st Place ADCC North American Trials (2002)

Favorite Position/Submission: Guard and Footlocks

Deal Lister Biography

Dean Lister was born on the 13th of February 1976 in San Diego, California but spent most of his Childhood in Panama and Venezuela with his family who belonged to the military and was stationed in these countries. Being constantly the “new kid” in school, he was often in fights and had a rough time growing up due to bullying.

When he was 10 years old, Dean Lister read about Jiu-Jitsu for the first time, through an article in a magazine, but it wouldn’t be until years later that he would have his first BJJ class. When Dean returned to the United States to start high school, he decided to take on wrestling as an extracurricular activity. His coach, Jerry Matsumoto was also versed in submissions especially leg locks as he had some sambo experience. Dean Lister learned both Wrestling and some basic sambo techniques in which he became very savvy. Dean ended up testing himself in Sambo and had great success in the sport within the United States winning two national titles.

Dean Lister found jiu-jitsu shortly after he finished high school, he was very interested in the sport due to its success in mixed martial arts and decided to join Fabio Santos‘ gym. These were tough times in Dean Lister’s life as he had just joined college and was pretty much on his own, being a full-time worker, paying for his school tuition, rent, and jiu-jitsu. Dean Lister stated in an interview to the “On The Mat” website that his diet at the time consisted of: “bread, milk, cereal and top ramen(…)”

Dean Lister spent 8 years training with the gi, competing and winning tournaments for his instructor Fabio Santos, but he ended up splitting from Santos before receiving his black belt. There is a lot of speculation regarding how Lister got his black belt, but the main story circling in the BJJ forums is that Dean always had the idea of one day becoming an MMA fighter, he saw Jiu-Jitsu as a way to progress towards that, though his master Fabio Santos completely disagreed and did not want him to proceed through that route, they disagreed so much that Dean left the gym. One of Lister’s training partners at the academy, Jeffrey Higgs (who is a black belt under Fabio Santos) decided to award Lister his black belt, Santos was against this decision and expelled Higgs from the academy. Lister ended up proving he belonged amongst the black belt elite winning the ADCC in the open weight division that year.

Dean had tried his luck in Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) in 2000 and won his first match, losing the second to Ricardo Almeida. Lister ended up competing for the American trials again two years later, being advised to do so by “Kid Peligro”. He won the trials, and proceeded to the finals, again losing in his second fight (this time to Xande Ribeiro). By a stroke of luck, he was called the following day to fight in the open weight due to an injury of one of the fighters that were due to fight. Surprisingly for most people in the audience, Lister ended up winning the tournament submitting 3 of his 4 opponents.

His MMA career flourished after the exposure given by ADCC. Dean Lister went on to fight in the world’s biggest organizations, Pride FC and the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He also became an important coach, with experience training professional MMA fighters like Tito Ortiz. Dean was on the Ultimate Fighter series 7 (TUF7) as a grappling coach for Team Ortiz.


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SCHEDULE

Our tournament schedule will be spaced out to limit the amount of people in in the venue at the same time. We will post the general schedule the night before the tournament. However, due to walk-ins and other circumstances, things will change. We suggest having teammats report back to you as thing progress and we will also do our best to communicate changes during the event. Please watch for updates and check-in with us often, so you are aware of changes and what time you should arrive.

MASKS

We will require everyone to wear a mask. When you are competing you do not have to wear a mask. However, when you step off the mat, you will need to wear a mask.

TEMPERATURE CHECKS

All competitors, and spectators, will need to have their temperature checked before entering the tournament.

SPECTATORS

We would like to limit the amount of spectators as much as possible. Adult competitors should try to limit the amount of spectators to only their coach or someone who is essential in helping them at the tournament. We are aware that parents want to see their children compete. We will allow them to be present but ask them to please leave after their child is done competing.

Please follow social distancing rules and exit the facility whenever possible. Mask are required for all spectators and competitors not on the mat.

MISCELLANEOUS

Whenever possible, the use electronic payment methods to minimize contact or exchange of currency (e.g: bank transfers), is preferred. Pre-registration is preferred for competitors, whenever possible, and please remember that youth competitors must be pre-registered by 11/5/20.

Take temperature at home before the tournament. Athletes should not compete if they have a high temperature or are feeling ill.

Athletes should arrive at the gym already dressed to avoid the use of changing rooms.

Minimize use of bathrooms if possible. Allow only one person at a time and disinfect after each use.

Disinfected footwear should be worn outside of the mat area at all times.

Upon entering the gym, athletes should wear disinfected sandal-type footwear that is only for use inside the gym, or they should disinfect their shoes.

Each athlete must bring their personal disinfectant and protection material (hand sanitizer with at least 70% alcohol, towel and personal protective mask) and must not share them.

Wash hands thoroughly and frequently. https://www.who.int/gpsc/clean_hands_protection/en


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 Gi & No Gi Double Elimination Tournament March 21, 2020

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  Divisions for Men, Women, Kids, Teens, and Masters

Once again, our annual Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Gi and No Gi Tournament returns to Elkview, WV (near Charleston, WV), at Elk Middle School. This tournament features competitors from all around the surrounding states and is packed with high level competition!

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2020
Time: Tournament 11am, Referee Meeting at 10am, Competitor Rules meeting at 10:30am.
Cost: Only 65$ for adult male divisions ($75 at the door) and you can compete in as many divisions as you want.

Preregistration’s must be in our hands no later than 3/19/2020 https://wvgrapplingopen.com/pre-registration/

Format: Gi and No Gi DOUBLE ELIMINATION tournament with absolute divisions.  Also includes Men, Women, kids, Teens, and masters divisions
Location: Elk Middle School 5090 Elk River Rd N, Elkview, WV 25071

Featured Matches Added

A Grappling Tournament for Everyone

As always, we want all of our competitors to have as much fun as possible, so we offer a well organized tournament that is fair and offers a ton of matches at a low price. Because there is no additional cost and it is double elimination, each competitor has the chance to compete a minimum of 6 times if they did all divisions in the gi and no gi tournaments (regular divisions and absolute divisions).

There will be children’s, teens, women’s, men’s (18-30), and masters divisions (31 and above).  The weight classes for both gi and no gi will be as follows:

Weight Classes for Men Gi & No Gi

Adult Men (Masters class uses the same weight categories):
149.9 & Below
150 lbs. to 164.9 lbs.
165 lbs. to 179.9 lbs.
180 lbs. to 194.9 lbs.
195 lbs. to 209.9 lbs.
210 lbs. to 224.9 lbs.
225 lbs. & Above

***Many times there are not enough purple belt and above competitors to fill every weight class.  In that case, we will make the weight classes as even as possible

Weight Classes for Women Gi & No Gi

Adult Women:
135 & Under (Lightweight)
136 & Over (Middleweight)

Weight classes for teens/children will be divided at the tournament but the age brackets will be divided as follows:
Kids 5-7, 8-10, 11-12, Teens 13-15, 16-17

Experience Levels For Gi & No Gi

Adult Gi Divisions – White, Blue, & Purple & Above

Adult No Gi Divisions:

  • Beginner: (Less than a year experience. No wrestling experience at any level of competition in the beginner division. The beginner class is for beginners only)
  • Intermediate: (1-3 years exp.)
  • Advanced: (3 years +)

*** Those who compete in the Blue Belt Gi Division must compete in the Intermediate or Advanced No-Gi Divisions

*** Those who compete in the Purple Belt & Above Gi Division must compete in the Advanced No-Gi Division

Masters Division (Ages 31 yrs & above)

Masters Divisions follow all the same experience levels as the other adult categories

Teens 13-17

Teen Gi Divisions: White/GW, Grey, Yellow, Orange, Green, Purple

Teen No Gi Divisions:

  • Beginner: (Less than a year experience. No wrestling experience at any level of competition in the beginner division. The beginner class is for beginners only)
  • Intermediate: (1-3 years exp.)
  • Advanced: (3 years +)

*** Weight classes and experience levels may need to be combined according to attendance

Kids 5-12

Kids Gi Divisions: White/GW, Grey, Yellow, Orange, Green

Kids No Gi Divisions:

  • Beginner: (Less than a year experience. No wrestling experience at any level of competition in the beginner division. The beginner class is for beginners only)
  • Intermediate: (1-3 years exp.)
  • Advanced: (3 years +)

*** Weight classes and experience levels may need to be combined according to attendance

Pre-Register

Pre-register by 3/19/20 to save money: https://wvgrapplingopen.com/pre-registration/

Weigh-Ins

Weigh-ins to be held Friday from 7-8:30p (unless special arrangements are made) and Saturday 8:30am-10:30am at the tournament location: Elk Middle School 5090 Elk River Rd N, Elkview, WV 25071

Please let me know if there are any questions,

Butch Hiles
www.wvgrapplingopen.com

304-549-9370

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UFC Hall of Famer – Stephan Bonnar

Stephan will be teaching a no-gi seminar on 11/7 at 6PM. He is a black belt under the legendary, Carson Gracie, and a UFC Hall of Famer with a list of accomplishments a mile long!

***As always open to all affiliations***

Date: 11/7/19

Time: 6PM

Cost: $50 or just $100 to go to both seminars (Marcello Monteiro on 11/8)

Location: Butch Hiles BJJ, 410 Summers St, Charleston, WV 25301

This will fill up fast, so please reserve your spot for just $20 by clicking here: https://www.paypal.me/butchhiles

More About Stephan Bonnar

Stephan Patrick Bonnar (born April 4, 1977) is an American professional wrestler and retired professional mixed martial artist. Bonnar competed as a Light Heavyweight in the UFC for most of his career. Bonnar was the runner-up on The Ultimate Fighter 1, his TUF Ultimate Finale loss to Forrest Griffin is considered to be one of the most important fights in the history of the UFC. For most of his career Bonnar played the “role of the underdog”, this is particularly exemplified in his fight with Anderson Silva at UFC 153. In addition to Griffin and Silva, Bonnar faced world champions Lyoto Machida, Tito Ortiz, Mark Coleman, Jon Jones, and Rashad Evans.

Bonnar is the current World Class Revolution Pro Wrestling Heavyweight Champion in his first reign, having defeated MVP on September 27, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas.

Bonnar has an extensive background in combat sports, beginning wrestling when he was 10 years old, Tae Kwon Do at age 12, Brazilian jiu-jitsu at age 22, and then added boxing and Muay Thai when he was 24 years old. He earned his black belt in Tae Kwon Do at the age of 16 and was a two-time Golden Gloves Champion in the Super Heavyweight division.

Bonnar began training Brazilian jiu-jitsu with the legendary Carlson Gracie during the summer of 1999, under whom he received his purple belt before Carlson’s passing. During his tenure as a student of Carlson Gracie’s he was given the nickname Robocop. This experience has led to most of his bouts ending by way of submission. Stephan now trains Brazilian jiu-jitsu in Las Vegas under Master Sergio Penha. However, he also has trained in Muay Thai during several trips to Thailand. Since the beginning of 2010 Bonnar has been training Muay Thai in Las Vegas under Master One Kick Nick Blomgren at One Kick’s Gym.

Marcello Monteiro BJJ Seminar and Promotions

Don’t miss you chance to train with one of the best BJJ coaches around!

Date: 11/8/19

Time: 6PM

Cost: $75 (attend both seminars for $100 Bonnar/Marcello)

Location: Butch Hiles BJJ, 410 Summers St, Charleston, WV 25301

More About Marcello Monteiro

Marcello grew up in the country that created Brazilian Jiu Jitsu…

At the age of 6 years old Marcello started learning Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with Alvaro Barreto (Carlos and Helio Gracie’s student) at the Corpo Quatro Academy in Copacabana Rio De Janeiro/ Brazil. But at that age, Marcello was just a small kid that used to train on and off and he didn’t know how BJJ would change his life.

At the age of 16, Marcello started to take BJJ very serious in his life.
Many years ago, some of Carlson Gracie’s best students in Brazil were Sergio Souza “Bolao”, Ricardo De La Riva and Ricardo Juca. These were among many BJJ Masters that he had the opportunity to train with and helped his game. Marcello likes to speak about these 3 old masters.
Sergio Souza helped Marcello’s game for about 1 year. Sergio Souza is best known in Brazil for his “butterfly” guard.

De La Riva is best known for his “De La Riva Hook” and Ricardo Juca is best known in Brazil for his fighting strategies for back attacks and mount attacks. Juca also published in the very first BJJ book in Brazil.
For many years Marcello was considered De La Riva’s protege at his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academy in Rio De Janeiro/Brazil. De La Riva showed Marcello all the secret details of his De La Riva Guard game. Juca showed Marcello all his fighting strategies while focusing on teaching Marcello the way he should think during a match.

Marcello helped De La Riva give BJJ lessons at his school for many years, until achieving his Black Belt in December of 1999.
In 1998 Marcello opened his first school in Nova Friburgo in Rio De Janeiro/Brazil where he has turned regular students into State, National and World Champions.

Marcello always says, “He was in the right place at the right time. He learned BJJ from the right sources, before it was regarded worldwide as a premier fighting art. Since 2003 Marcello has resided in Indianapolis/IN in the U.S. where he is continuing to fulfill his dream of spreading his knowledge of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He hopes to continue fulfilling his dream until the day he dies. And he hopes that even after he’s gone, his knowledge will continue to spread.

While in Brazil, Marcello attained many BJJ accomplishments:

He is the author of the first No Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu book called “Secret Positions.” Gracie Magazine launched Secret Positions on how to teach BJJ positions without a Gi. Gracie magazine sold the Secret Positions No Gi Book (at the Gracie Shop) in Brazil for approximately five years from 1998-2003. Marcello was the first person ever to show the Anaconda choke in a printed publication.

He took part in a BJJ documentary about De La Riva’s life and his created guard position known as the “De La Riva Hook”. In the documentary, Marcello was demonstrating some positions with De La Riva himself. In the video, Marcello was featured alongside many great masters such as Rickson Gracie, Carlson Gracie, Royler Gracie, Renzo Gracie, Ze Mario Sperry, Murilo Bustamante and Rodrigo Nogueira (Minotauro), telling about De La Riva’s life. That documentary is still currently sold in Japan.

Marcello won the first and only Carlson Gracie Competition Team “Tournament” in the lightweight division in Brazil. The tournament was organized by Ricardo Liborio to honor Carlson Gracie in 1997. Marcello won his final match against his friend Ari Galo (current Carlson Gracie coach at Carlson’s Academy in Rio de Janeiro/ Brazil since 2001).

4th Degree Black Belt Diploma from F.J.J.RIO “Rio De Janeiro Jiu Jitsu Federation” – Signed by 9th Degree Red Belt – Grand Master Carlos Robson Gracie. Master Robson is the current president of the federation and is a 9th Degree Red Belt Grandmaster. The F.J.J.RIO is the oldest BJJ Federation in Brazil (where everything started) founded by Helio Gracie.

4th Degree Black Belt Jiu Jitsu Diploma from J.J.G.F “Jiu Jitsu Global Federation” – Signed by 8th Degree Red & Black Coral Belt – Master Rickson Gracie. The President and Founder of the JJGF with a well-respected background in Martial Arts and Jiu-Jitsu. A record that combines jiu-jitsu, vale tudo, challenge and submission matches is 460 x 0, Rickson is known as having the highest expression on Jiu-Jitsu in the world. He continues inspire generations of jiu-jitsu fighters, practitioners and instructor around the world.
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4th Degree Black Belt Jiu Jitsu Diploma from IBJJF “International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation” – Signed by IBJJF President, 8th Degree Red & White Coral Belt- Master Carlos Gracie Jr. and Signed by 9th Degree Red Belt- Grandmaster Oswaldo Alves

4th Degree Black Belt Jiu Jitsu Diploma from C.B.J.J.O “Confederacao Brasileira de Jiu Jitsu Olimpico” – Signed by 9th Degree Red Belt- Master Walter Matos Nogueira. Master Walter is 9th Degree Red Belt Grandmaster and the president of C.B.J.J.O in Brazil (Fada’s Lineage)

Achieved his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt under Marster Ricardo De La Riva in December of 1999.

Marcello is best know as an BJJ instructor that has turned regular students into State, National and World champions.

Marcello is the Founder/President of the BJJ Coach International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Association ; he currently has Affiliates on every major Continent, from the America’s (Canada,U.S.A., South America etc.), to Europe, Japan, and Australia.
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Gi & No Gi Submission Only Tournament October 26, 2019 in Bluefield, Virginia

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  Divisions for Men, Women, Kids, Teens, and Masters

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019

Time: Tournament 11am, Referee Meeting at 10am, Competitor Rules meeting at 10:30am.

Cost: Only $65 for those who preregister and you can compete in as many divisions as you want. $75 at the door and all youth competitors must be registered by 10/24/19

(Pre-registration must be in our hands no later than 10/24/19).

Format: Gi and No Gi SUBMISSION ONLY, NO time Limit, No Points, and No excuses.  Also includes Men, Women, kids, Teens, and masters divisions

Location: Graham High School in Bluefield, VA

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Superfights

145lb Gi Superfight between Chris Mckinney (Arte Suave Jiu-Jitsu) VS Ryan Carroll (Ronin Jiu-Jitsu)

More to be added

A Grappling Tournament for Everyone

As always, we want all of our competitors to have as much fun as possible, so we offer a well organized tournament that is fair and offers a ton of matches at a low price. Because there is no additional cost and it is double elimination, each competitor has the chance to compete a minimum of 6 times if they did all divisions in the gi and no gi tournaments (regular divisions and absolute divisions).

There will be children’s, teens, women’s, men’s (18-30), and masters divisions (31 and above).  The weight classes for both gi and no gi will be as follows:

Weight Classes for Men Gi & No Gi

Adult Men (Masters class uses the same weight categories):
149.9 & Below
150 lbs. to 164.9 lbs.
165 lbs. to 179.9 lbs.
180 lbs. to 194.9 lbs.
195 lbs. to 209.9 lbs.
210 lbs. to 224.9 lbs.
225 lbs. & Above

***Many times there are not enough purple belt and above competitors to fill every weight class.  In that case, we will make the weight classes as even as possible

Weight Classes for Women Gi & No Gi

Adult Women:
135 & Under (Lightweight)
136 & Over (Middleweight)

Weight classes for teens will be divided at the tournament but the age brackets will be divided as follows:
Kids 5-7, 8-10, 11-12, Teens 13-15, 16-17

Experience Levels For Gi & No Gi

Adult Gi Competitors – White, Blue, & Purple & Above

Adult No Gi Competitors:

  • Beginner: (Less than a year experience. No wrestling experience at any level of competition in the beginner division. The beginner class is for beginners only)
  • Intermediate: (1-3 years exp.)
  • Advanced: (3 years +)

*** Those who compete in the Blue Belt Gi Division must compete in the Intermediate or Advanced No-Gi Divisions

*** Those who compete in the Purple Belt & Above Gi Division must compete in the Advanced No-Gi Division

Masters Division (Ages 31 yrs & above)

Masters Divisions follow all the same experience levels as the other adult categories

Teens 13-17

    • Beginner No Gi: (Less than a year experience. No wrestling experience at any level of competition in the beginner division. The beginner class is for true beginners only)
    • Intermediate: (one year – two years)
    • Advanced: (two years and above)

*** Weight classes and experience levels may need to be combined according to attendance

Kids 5-12

    • Beginner No Gi: (Less than a year experience. No wrestling experience at any level of competition in the beginner division. The beginner class is for true beginners only)
    • Intermediate: (one year – two years)
    • Advanced: (two years and above)

*** Weight classes and experience levels may need to be combined according to attendance

Weigh-Ins

Saturday 8am-11am

Please let me know if there are any questions,

Butch Hiles
www.wvgrapplingopen.com

304-549-9370

Butch@ButchHiles.com

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At the Door Registration:

All competitors may still register at the door.

$75 at the door

Price includes all events (gi and no gi)

 


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