(Open To ALL competitors from any gym or state)

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

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WVGO Summer Championship 2024

The WVGO is bringing all the action to Bridgeport, WV this June 29th.

  • Date: Saturday, June 29, 2024
    Time:  Adult Tournament 11am, Referee Meeting at 10am, Competitor Rules meeting at 10:30am. Kids will start at 10am
    Cost:  Only 69$ 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 6/26/24 (no exceptions).  The last day to pre-register is June 26, 2024.
  • Format: DOUBLE ELIMINATION in both Gi and No Gi divisions, and Absolute divisions in each skill level.
  • Location: The Bridge Sports Complex – 400 Forrester Blvd, Bridgeport, WV 26330 

***Due to the size of the tournament, we will require all youth competitors (5-17) to be registered by 6/26/24. Adult competitors can register online or at the door.

Pre-Registration

Pre-Register now:

Pre-registration links are below and the deadline is June 26th.

Cost:  Only 69$ 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 6/26/24 (no exceptions).  The last day to pre-register is June 26, 2024.

***All youth competitors (5-17) must pre-register before 6/26/24.  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

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

Pre-registration links are below and the deadline is 6/26/2024

Cost:  Only 69$ 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 6/26/24 (no exceptions).  The last day to pre-register is June 26, 2024.

***All youth competitors (5-17) must pre-register before 6/26/24.  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

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 (Feature matches)

***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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Sponsors

Grose Chiropractic & Wellness Center

2 If By Sea Travel

Gutter Shield

The Tinney Law Firm, PLLC

Elk Family Dentistry – Joey Adkins DDS 4968 Elk River Road South, Elkview, WV 25071 (304) 965-6661

Charleston CVB


Category: Uncategorized

(Open To ALL competitors from any gym or state)

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

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WVGO Spring Championship 2024

The WVGO is set to return this March 23rd in Elkview, WV.

  • Date: Saturday, March 23, 2024
    Time:  Adult Tournament 11am, Referee Meeting at 10am, Competitor Rules meeting at 10:30am. Kids will start at 10am
    Cost:  Only 69$ 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 3/20/24 (no exceptions).  The last day to pre-register is March 20, 2024.
  • Format: DOUBLE ELIMINATION in both Gi and No Gi divisions, and Absolute divisions in each skill level.
  • Location: Elkview Middle School – 5090 Elk River Rd, Elkview, WV 25071

***Due to the size of the tournament, we will require all youth competitors (5-17) to be registered by 3/20/24. Adult competitors can register online or at the door.

Pre-Registration

Pre-Register now:

Pre-registration links are below and the deadline is March 20th.

Cost:  Only 69$ 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 3/20/24 (no exceptions).  The last day to pre-register is March 20, 2024.

***All youth competitors (5-17) must pre-register before 3/20/24.  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

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

Pre-registration links are below and the deadline is 3/20/2024

Cost:  Only 69$ 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 3/20/24 (no exceptions).  The last day to pre-register is March 20, 2024.

***All youth competitors (5-17) must pre-register before 3/20/24.  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: 6:30pm-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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Sponsors

The Tinney Law Firm, PLLC

 Elk Family Dentistry – Joey Adkins DDS 4968 Elk River Road South, Elkview, WV 25071 (304) 965-6661

Charleston CVB


Category: Uncategorized
Category: Uncategorized

(Open To ALL competitors from any gym or state)

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

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WVGO Winter Championship 2023

The WVGO is set to return this December 16th in Charleston, WV.

  • Date: Saturday, December 16, 2023
    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 12/13/23 (no exceptions).  The last day to pre-register is December 13, 2023.
  • Format: DOUBLE ELIMINATION in both Gi and No Gi divisions, and Absolute divisions in each skill level.
  • Location: Martin Luther King Jr Community Center – 314 Donnally St, Charleston, WV 25301

***Due to the size of the tournament, we will require all youth competitors (5-17) to be registered by 12/13/23. Adult competitors can register online or at the door.

Pre-Registration

Pre-Register now:

Pre-registration links are below and the deadline is December 13th.

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 12/13/23 (no exceptions).  The last day to pre-register is December 13, 2023.

***All youth competitors (5-17) must pre-register before 12/13/23.  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

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

Pre-registration links are below and the deadline is 12/13/23

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 12/13/23 (no exceptions).  The last day to pre-register is December 13, 2023.

***All youth competitors (5-17) must pre-register before 12/13/23.  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: 6:30pm-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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Sponsors

Jack Garrett Ford

Superior Home Specialists WV

Elk Family Dentistry – Joey Adkins DDS 4968 Elk River Road South, Elkview, WV 25071 (304) 965-6661

Charleston CVB

Interventional Pain Services of WV


Category: Uncategorized

NLC Grappling Series

Date: 11/11/2023

Time: 5:00 PM

Location: The Bridge Sports Complex

400 Forrester Boulevard

Bridgeport, WV 26330

Tickets on sale now at: https://www.newlinecagefighting.com

PPV Available at – www.millions.co/nlc

Matches

6) Jacob v Hunter Jones 160 lbs Expert(confirmed) Ref: Zack Humbertson

5) Anthony Marzano v Zach Freeman 185 lbs Expert (confirmed) Ref: Josh Fowler

4) Logan Kopfler v Justice Arbogast 130 lbs Intermediate (confirmed) Ref: Josh Fowler

3) John Macioce v Chris Payne Intermediate 175 lbs (confirmed) Ref: Josh Fowler

2) Charles Scott v Johnathan Cooper 180 lbs Intermediate (confirmed) Ref: Josh Fowler

1) Harvey v Regoli 190 lbs Intermediate (confirmed) Ref: Josh Fowler

Itinerary

11/11:
4:00pm: Rules Meeting / Check in
5:00pm: Event Start

Ruleset
Duration 10 min
Intermediate: All Subs Legal besides heel hooks
Expert: All Subs Legal

EBI OT
A coinflip will occur and the winner gets to pick position (Back Control or Spiderweb) or starting position (Offense or Defense) loser gets to pick the other.
If a submission occurs, then the opponent gets a chance to push into second overtime by securing a submission as well. If a submission does not occur, then the match is over.
Time does not matter, if the first iteration gets a submission in 10 seconds and the opponent gets a submission but takes 100 seconds, it is considered a draw and goes into the next overtime.
2nd overtime same rules but the position that was not utilized will occur. For example, if Spiderweb was the first position, then now it is back control.
An escape occurs when the position is lost and there is no concerning threat of submission with the standard three seconds to confirm. For example, a common escape from the back is to slide into a mount, however at times an opponent will lock on an arm triangle choke. This is not an escape, and the match will continue until a submission is confirmed or a loss.
Sometimes, an exchange occurs where the attacker will go from arm triangle back-to-back control. If it is done within the three second time frame, then it is considered valid but if three seconds have elapsed and there is no legitimate submission attempt, and the position is not regained then the iteration is over.
Third Overtime is neutral first point wins. Guard pulling is allowed.

The overall rule is to continue grappling until the ref stops it since discretion of referee can be controversial.


Category: Uncategorized

Presents:

The 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 19th in Hurricane, WV.

  • Date: Saturday, August 19, 2023
    Time:  Adult Tournament 11am, Referee Meeting at 10am, Competitor Rules meeting at 10:30am. Kids will start at 10am
    Cost:  Only 69$ 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 8/16/23 (no exceptions).  The last day to pre-register is August 16th, 2023.
  • Format: DOUBLE ELIMINATION in both Gi and No Gi divisions for third place finishers, and Absolute divisions in each skill level.
  • Location: Quantum Sports (main soccer field) – 3548 Teays Valley Rd Hurricane, WV 25526

***Due to the size of the tournament, we will require all youth competitors (5-17) to be registered by 8/16/23. 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 2019/2021.

Beautiful Custom State Championship Medals

Pre-Register now:

Pre-registration links are below and the deadline is August 24th.

Cost:  Only 69$ 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 8/16/23 (no exceptions).  The last day to pre-register is August 16th, 2023.

***All youth competitors (5-17) must pre-register before 8/16/23.  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 8/16/2023

Cost:  Only 69$ 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 8/16/23 (no exceptions).  The last day to pre-register is August 16th, 2023.

***All youth competitors (5-17) must pre-register before 8/16/23.  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: 6:30pm-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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Sponsors

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Blue Belt Sponsors

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2 If By Sea Travel

Gutter Shield

Elk Family Dentistry

Charleston CVB

Interventional Pain Services of WV

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Category: Uncategorized

(Open To ALL competitors from any gym or state)

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

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WVGO Summer Championship 2023

The WVGO is bringing all the action to Bridgeport, WV this June 24th.

  • Date: Saturday, June 24, 2023
    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 6/21/23 (no exceptions).  The last day to pre-register is June 21, 2023.
  • Format: DOUBLE ELIMINATION in both Gi and No Gi divisions, and Absolute divisions in each skill level.
  • Location: The Bridge Sports Complex – 400 Forrester Blvd, Bridgeport, WV 26330 

***Due to the size of the tournament, we will require all youth competitors (5-17) to be registered by 6/21/23. Adult competitors can register online or at the door.

Pre-Registration

Pre-Register now:

Pre-registration links are below and the deadline is June 21st.

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 6/21/23 (no exceptions).  The last day to pre-register is June 21, 2023.

***All youth competitors (5-17) must pre-register before 6/21/23.  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

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

Pre-registration links are below and the deadline is 6/21/2023

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 6/21/23 (no exceptions).  The last day to pre-register is June 24, 2023.

***All youth competitors (5-17) must pre-register before 6/21/23.  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

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 (Feature matches)

***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

——————————————————————————–

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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Sponsors

Grose Chiropractic & Wellness Center

2 If By Sea Travel

Gutter Shield

The Tinney Law Firm, PLLC

 Class Act Entertainment DJ Service – 304-415-4038

Elk Family Dentistry – Joey Adkins DDS 4968 Elk River Road South, Elkview, WV 25071 (304) 965-6661

Charleston CVB

Interventional Pain Services of WV

Adelphia Sports Bar & Grille


Category: Uncategorized

(Open To ALL competitors from any gym or state)

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

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WVGO Spring Championship 2023

The WVGO is set to return this March 25th in Charleston, WV.

  • Date: Saturday, March 25, 2023
    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 3/22/23 (no exceptions).  The last day to pre-register is March 22, 2023.
  • Format: DOUBLE ELIMINATION in both Gi and No Gi divisions, and Absolute divisions in each skill level.
  • Location: Martin Luther King Jr Community Center – 314 Donnally St, Charleston, WV 25301

***Due to the size of the tournament, we will require all youth competitors (5-17) to be registered by 3/23/22. Adult competitors can register online or at the door.

Pre-Registration

Pre-Register now:

Pre-registration links are below and the deadline is March 22nd.

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 3/22/23 (no exceptions).  The last day to pre-register is March 22, 2023.

***All youth competitors (5-17) must pre-register before 3/22/23.  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

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

Pre-registration links are below and the deadline is 3/22/2023

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 3/22/23 (no exceptions).  The last day to pre-register is March 22nd, 2023.

***All youth competitors (5-17) must pre-register before 3/22/23.  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: 6:30pm-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

——————————————————————————–

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

——————————————————————————–

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

check the links below:

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

——————————————————————————–

Sponsors

Grose Chiropractic & Wellness Center

2 If By Sea Travel

Gutter Shield

The Tinney Law Firm, PLLC

 Class Act Entertainment DJ Service – 304-415-4038

Elk Family Dentistry – Joey Adkins DDS 4968 Elk River Road South, Elkview, WV 25071 (304) 965-6661

Charleston CVB

Interventional Pain Services of WV

Adelphia Sports Bar & Grille


Category: Uncategorized

(Open To ALL competitors from any gym or state)

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

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WVGO Winter Championship 2022

The WVGO is set to return this December 17th in Hurricane, WV.

  • Date: Saturday, December 17, 2022
    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 12/14/22 (no exceptions).  The last day to pre-register is December 14, 2022.
  • Format: DOUBLE ELIMINATION in both Gi and No Gi divisions, and Absolute divisions in each skill level.
  • Location: Quantum Sports (main soccer field) – 3548 Teays Valley Rd, Hurricane, WV 25526 

***Due to the size of the tournament, we will require all youth competitors (5-17) to be registered by 12/17/22. Adult competitors can register online or at the door.

Pre-Registration

Pre-Register now:

Pre-registration links are below and the deadline is December 14th.

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 12/14/22 (no exceptions).  The last day to pre-register is December 14, 2022.

***All youth competitors (5-17) must pre-register before 12/14/22.  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

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

Pre-registration links are below and the deadline is 12/14/2022

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 12/14/22 (no exceptions).  The last day to pre-register is December 14, 2022.

***All youth competitors (5-17) must pre-register before 12/14/22.  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)

——————————————————————————–

Weigh-Ins

Friday

Time: 6:30pm-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

——————————————————————————–

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 (Feature matches)

***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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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 27th in Hurricane, WV.

  • Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022
    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 8/24/22 (no exceptions).  The last day to pre-register is August 24th, 2022.
  • Format: DOUBLE ELIMINATION in both Gi and No Gi divisions for third place finishers, and Absolute divisions in each skill level.
  • Location: Quantum Sports (main soccer field) – 3548 Teays Valley Rd Hurricane, WV 25526

***Due to the size of the tournament, we will require all youth competitors (5-17) to be registered by 8/24/22. 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 2019/2021.

Beautiful Custom State Championship Medals

Pre-Register now:

Pre-registration links are below and the deadline is August 24th.

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 8/24/22 (no exceptions).  The last day to pre-register is August 24th, 2022.

***All youth competitors (5-17) must pre-register before 8/24/22.  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 8/24/2022

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 8/24/22 (no exceptions).  The last day to pre-register is August 24th, 2022.

***All youth competitors (5-17) must pre-register before 8/24/22.  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: 6:30pm-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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Sponsors

Grose Chiropractic & Wellness Center

2 If By Sea Travel

Gutter Shield

The Tinney Law Firm, PLLC

 Class Act Entertainment DJ Service – 304-415-4038

Elk Family Dentistry – Joey Adkins DDS 4968 Elk River Road South, Elkview, WV 25071 (304) 965-6661

Charleston CVB

Interventional Pain Services of WV

Adelphia Sports Bar & Grille


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We had a great time at the tournament, Butch. Thank you for always putting on great events
Alx Alvarez Bluefield BJJ

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Reigning Overall Team State Champions

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2010 GZFS
2011 Butch Hiles BJJ
2012 GZFS
2013 GZFS
2014 Ground Zero Huntington
2015 Team SAS
2016 Ground Zero Huntington
2017 Ground Zero Huntington
2018 GZFS
2019 Team SAS
2021 Team SAS
2022 GZFS

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