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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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WVGO Gi & No Gi Submission Only Tournament June 25, 2022

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

Date: Saturday, June 25, 2022

Time: Adult Tournament 11am, Referee Meeting at 10am, Competitor Rules meeting at 10:30am. Kids will start at 10am

Cost: Only $65 for those who preregister and you can compete in as many divisions as you want. $85 at the door and all youth competitors must be registered by 6/23/22

***Due to the size of the tournament, we will require all youth competitors (5-17) to be registered by 6/23/22. Adult competitors can register online or at the door. (Pre-registration must be in our hands no later than 6/23/22).

Format: Gi and No Gi SUBMISSION ONLY, NO time Limit, No Points, and No excuses.  Also includes Men, Women, kids, Teens, and masters divisions.  Kids/Teens are still under traditional point format.

Location: Quantum Sports in Kanawha City, WV

Pre-Register Now

***Due to the size of the tournament, we will require all youth competitors (5-17) to be registered by 6/23/22. Adult competitors can register online or at the door.

Click Here

Superfights

TBA

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

These divisions will be points only UNLESS ALL competitors in the division wish to have it submission only

    • 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

These divisions will be STANDARD POINTS

    • 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

Friday TBA

Please let me know if there are any questions,

Butch Hiles
www.wvgrapplingopen.com

304-549-9370

Butch@ButchHiles.com

Pre-Register Now

***Due to the size of the tournament, we will require all youth competitors (5-17) to be registered by 6/23/22. Adult competitors can register online or at the door.

Click Here

At the Door Registration:

All competitors may still register at the door.

$85 at the door

Price includes all events (gi and no gi)


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 2022

The WVGO is set to return this March 26th in Charleston, WV.

  • Date: Saturday, March 26, 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 3/23/22 (no exceptions).  The last day to pre-register is March 23, 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 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 23rd.

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 3/23/22 (no exceptions).  The last day to pre-register is March 23, 2022.

***All youth competitors (5-17) must pre-register before 3/23/22.  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 3/23/2022

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 3/23/22 (no exceptions).  The last day to pre-register is Marc 23rd, 2022.

***All youth competitors (5-17) must pre-register before 3/23/22.  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: 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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Train with a MMA and grappling legend in Charleston, WV. Jake Shields is one of the best welterweights in the history of the sport. The list of opponents he has fought, grappled, and beaten is amazing.   Don’t miss the opportunity to train along side him at Butch Hiles BJJ & MMA in Charleston, WV.   This grappling seminar will only be $75 and is open to all people and gyms. Everyone who takes part in the seminar will also have the opportunity for a meet and greet afterwards.  

Please contact Butch Hiles to reserve your spot now!  

Date: 1/16/2021

Time: 1pm

Cost: $75Pay in full or a $20 deposit to reserve your spot. Limited space available

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

Contact: Butch Hiles 304-549-9370 or facebook messenger

Payment Options: Email for Venmo, Paypal below:

Pre-Registration Options

Jake Sequoyah Shields[3] (born January 9, 1979) is an American mixed martial artist, currently fighting in the welterweight division of the PFL.[4] He was the last Rumble on the Rock Welterweight Champion, the only Elite XC Welterweight Champion, a former Shooto Welterweight Champion and former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion. He also fought in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) challenging Georges St. Pierre for the UFC Welterweight Championship.

He has trained extensively with Fairtex SF and Cesar Gracie and is a member of the “Skrap Pack,” which includes fellow Cesar Gracie students Dave TerrellNick DiazNate Diaz and Gilbert Melendez. After his loss to Akira Kikuchi he won 15 consecutive fights over six years, until his loss to UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre. He describes his style as American Jiu-jitsu.[5]

Early life

Shields was raised near Mountain Ranch, California, in the Sierra Nevada. He was home schooled up to junior high. He and his two older brothers grew up at the end of a dirt road on the rim of the Jesus Maria Canyon. Their nearest friends were a 45-minute hike down one side of the canyon and up the other. Their activities included mountain biking, wild caving, snowboarding, clearing brush, bucking firewood, climbing mountains, exploring the high country, and wrestling.

Shields began amateur wrestling at age nine. He has competed in over 601 folkfreestyle, and submission wrestling matches. Shields was a four-year varsity wrestler and state qualifier at Calaveras High School, finished 2nd place at the Amateur Athletic Union National Freestyle Championships, qualified for U.S.A./ FILA Nationals & World Team Trials in both the junior & university men’s divisions. He is also a two-time junior college All-American wrestler from Cuesta College, placing 4th in the California JC state tournament in the 177-pound (80 kg) weight class in 1997 and 3rd in the 197-pound (89 kg) weight class a year later. In September 1999, Shields began his MMA training by joining Chuck Liddell‘s SLO Kickboxing Academy. Within a few weeks he fought his first fight, filling in for an injured teammate at 185 pounds (84 kg). Shields fought five fights at 185 lbs “for fun, to stay in shape and learn some self defense”. In 2001, Shields decided he wanted to make a career of mixed martial arts and began fighting at his natural weight of 170 pounds (77 kg).

In the summer of 2001, Shields received a wrestling scholarship to San Francisco State University. At that time he began training with the Cesar Gracie Fight Team, resulting in a dramatic improvement of the jiu jitsu variety. He is a three-time Grapplers Quest Advance Champion, Pan American Championships Jiu Jitsu Champion, Pan Am Open Advance Submission Champion, Gracie Open Superfight Champion and finished 3rd place at the ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship in 2005. His victory at the Pan American Championships (which requires wearing a uniform) as a purple belt is notable because Jake Shields claims he has trained “about four hours with the gi in [his] life,”[6] and the Pan Americans is one of the largest Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitions in the world. He continued to improve on the kickboxing skills he picked up with Chuck Liddell, by cross-training with the professional Muay Thai kickboxing team at the Fairtex combat Academy, training with Muay Thai Champions Jongsanan Fairtex and Alex Gong. He was awarded the rank of black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu by Cesar Gracie in February 2007.

Shields was the head instructor of BJJ (Brazilian jiu-jitsu) and MMA at the Fairtex-Gracie affiliate in San Francisco from March 2002 until April 2008.

Shields has developed a style of fighting called “American Jiu-Jitsu,” which he has tattooed on his forearm.[6] Shields’ American Jiu-Jitsu is a no-gi style of grappling for MMA and self-defense is a complete combat art that combines the relaxed and ready position and submission techniques of Brazilian jiu-jitsu with the explosive takedowns, throws and transitions of wrestling.

Mixed martial arts

Shields is best known for his 15-fight winning streak, finishing eight of his eleven opponents before being defeated by UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre in a hard-fought five round battle at UFC 129. Shields has captured the Shooto World Mixed Martial Arts Championship and the Rumble on the Rock World Championship. He submitted Nick Thompson via guillotine choke in a bout for the Elite XC Welterweight Championship.

At Strikeforce: Lawler vs. Shields he fought EliteXC’s last middleweight champion and former two-time ICON Sport middleweight champion at a catchweight of 182 pounds (83 kg). Lawler took the center of the cage and looked comfortable on his feet. Robbie Lawler said in the post fight interview, “His striking was good. He threw a lot of kicks. He worked. He threw hands and wasn’t shying away from standup, that’s for sure.” Two minutes into the first round, Shields pounced and secured a guillotine choke to finish his opponent via submission at 2:02 of the first round.[7]

At Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Rogers he fought Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller for the vacant Strikeforce Middleweight Championship after Cung Le stepped down as champion to pursue his acting career. Shields defeated Miller via unanimous decision (48–47, 49–46, and 49–46).

Shields successfully defended his title, defeating former Pride World Welterweight and Pride Middleweight Champion Dan Henderson via unanimous decision on April 17, 2010, at Strikeforce: Nashville.[8]

Ultimate Fighting Championship

Shields was spotted and shown on camera next to UFC President Dana White at the WEC 48 PPV. With Dana White saying, “He’s mine!” and his arm around Shields, this fueled rumors of Shields signing with the UFC. Jake Shields stated in an interview that it was tough for Strikeforce to provide him with exciting fights and this would be a key aspect in his decision to stay or leave. Dana White also stated in this interview he would be willing to pay huge sums to strip away one of Strikeforce’s champions.[9] This has further fueled speculation that Shields would leave Strikeforce for the UFC.

On June 30, Strikeforce released Shields from the organization during his contract renegotiation period. Shields then entered into talks with the UFC,[10] with his manager and father Jack Shields stating that his son is eager to fight against top UFC fighters, such as Anderson Silva.[11] In July 2010, it was reported that Shields was close to signing a deal with the Ultimate Fighting Championship to compete in the promotion’s Welterweight division.[12]

Shields made his UFC debut against Martin Kampmann on October 23, 2010, at UFC 121.[13] Prior to Shields’s UFC debut, Dana White stated that Shields is most likely next for a shot at the UFC Welterweight Championship between the winner of Georges St-Pierre vs. Josh Koscheck if he defeats Kampmann.[14] After Shields defeated Kampmann via split decision, White later confirmed that Shields would receive a title shot against the winner of the Georges St-Pierre vs. Josh Koscheck fight at UFC 124.[15]

Georges St-Pierre won his UFC 124 bout against Josh Koscheck. Shields fought St-Pierre for the UFC Welterweight Championship on April 30, 2011, at UFC 129 in Toronto. Shields lost via unanimous decision.[16] This was Shields’s first loss in over 6 years.

Shields faced Jake Ellenberger on September 17, 2011 at UFC Fight Night 25, losing via first-round TKO.[17] This was the first time Shields has been finished in over ten years.

Shields faced Yoshihiro Akiyama on February 26, 2012 at UFC 144, winning via unanimous decision.[18]

Shields returned to the middleweight division and faced Ed Herman on August 11, 2012 at UFC 150.[19] He won the bout via unanimous decision. However, on October 12, 2012, it was announced that Jake Shields had failed his drug test at UFC 150 and he was subsequently fined and suspended.[20] The result of the fight was overturned to a No Contest.[21] In January 2015 Shields said the failed test was due to a banned diuretic.[22]

Shields faced Tyron Woodley in a welterweight bout on June 15, 2013 at UFC 161.[23] The bout was contested on the feet for nearly its entirety in a largely uneventful fight where neither fighter was able to deliver any significant offense. Shields defeated Woodley via split decision.[24]

Shields next faced Demian Maia on October 9, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 29.[25] As expected, the contest between the two decorated jiu jitsu practitioners took place mostly on the ground, and Shields won via split decision.[26]

Shields fought Héctor Lombard on March 15, 2014 at UFC 171. Shields lost the fight via unanimous decision.

On April 6, 2014, it was announced that Shields was released from the promotion.[27]

After his release from the UFC, the outspoken and often candid president of the organization, Dana White, had this to say about Shields:

“We look at everything. Everything. Money has something to do with it. I’d be lying if I said it didn’t. But that wasn’t the only reason or the main reason. It was a part of the piece of the puzzle as we were doing our evaluation of him. Mixed martial arts is a young man’s game. I like Jake Shields a lot. But let’s be honest here: Where was he going in this [welterweight] division of animals we have? He’s on the downswing, and he’s never going to be the guy. His stand-up never improved. He hasn’t really shown anything in his last couple of fights to make you go, ‘Holy [expletive].’ Right now, at this point, he’s just another guy.”[28]

World Series of Fighting

In April 2014, Shields signed a multi-fight deal with the World Series of Fighting.[29] Shields was expected to compete at WSOF 11 on July 5, 2014 against Jon Fitch. However, Shields was forced out of the bout due to a shoulder injury.[30]

Shields made his debut for World Series of Fighting at WSOF 14 on October 11, 2014 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada against WSOF Canadian Welterweight Champion Ryan Ford.[31] He won the fight via submission in the first round.

In his second fight for the promotion, Shields faced Brian Foster in the main event at WSOF 17 on January 17, 2015. He again won the fight via submission in the first round.

Shields faced Rousimar Palhares on August 1, 2015 at WSOF 22.[32] He lost the fight by submission due to a kimura, marking his first loss by submission. This wasn’t without controversy as Palhares repeatedly eye gouged Shields after several warnings from the ref, Palhares also held onto the submission well after Shields had tapped.[33] In response, Shields punched Palhares in the face after the fight was over, and attempted a kick which the referee blocked. Both Shields and Palhares were temporarily suspended by the NSAC after the fight.

Shields was lined up to face Jon Fitch for the vacant WSOF welterweight championship at WSOF 30 on April 1, 2016. Though they have never competed together in an MMA contest, Shields holds a victory over Fitch in a submission grappling match. However, the match was later cancelled due to contract issues between Shields and the company.

On September 13, 2016, it was announced that Shields would challenge for the WSOF Welterweight Championship against Jon Fitch on November 12, 2016 at WSOF 34.[34] On October 17, 2016, it was announced that the fight was then rescheduled to take place on December 31, 2016 in the co-main event.[35] Shields lost the fight by unanimous decision.

Grappling events

On November 22, 2014, Shields fought Roberto Satoshi in a grappling match in Metamoris V. The fight ended in a draw.

On April 2, 2016, Shields then fought AJ Agazarm at Polaris 3. The match was controversial as it was plagued with eye gouges and strikes coming from both fighters.[36] At one point in the match Shields slapped Agazarm while both men were standing.[36] The fight ended in the draw.[37]

Shields defeated Diego Sanchez in a grappling match at High Rollerz 4 on February 5, 2020.[38]

Personal life

Shields has a daughter Maddie (born December 2000) and is a single father.[39] He is a lifelong vegetarian. He appeared in both print and video ads for PETA, touting his vegetarian lifestyle.[40]

On August 29, 2011, Shields’ father and manager Jack Shields died at the age of 67.[41]

Television and film

Jake Shields stars in and co-produced Fight Life, an award-winning documentary on the sport of MMA, the film is directed by James Z. Feng and released in 2013.[42] Shields appeared in three episodes of Bully Beatdown on MTV and MTV2 on April 12, 2009,[43] a different episode on September 10,[44] and again in an MTV.com-exclusive episode.[citation needed] Shields also served as a grappling coach for Chuck Liddell on The Ultimate Fighter 11,[45] and appeared on the Animal Planet channel for episodes of Wild Recon and Venom in Vegas.[46]

Championships and accomplishments

Amateur wrestling

Mixed martial arts

Submission grappling

Mixed martial arts record

33-11


Category: Uncategorized

(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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