Official WV State Championships

(Open To ALL competitors from any gym or state)

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



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 17th in Charleston, WV as part of the WEST VIRGINIA GAMES 2013.

  • Date: Saturday, August 17th, 2013
  • Time: Tournament 11am, Referee Meeting at 10am, Competitor Rules meeting at 10:30am
  • Cost: Only 50$ if you pre-register and you can compete in as many divisions as you want, and only 40$ for women and children.  It is 65$ for those not pre-registered and 50$ for women and children (the post mark date is August 7th, 2013)
  • Format: DOUBLE ELIMINATION in both Gi and No Gi divisions, and Absolute divisions in each skill level
  • Location: Magic Island, Charleston, WV 25301 (101 Kanawha Blvd. W, Charleston, WV 25301 – on the river)

Beautiful, Custom, WV State Championship Medals for 1st-3rd Place


All 1st-3rd place finishers will win an official state championship medal and be declared the WV State Grappling Champion of 2013.

Custom WV State Championship Banner for the Winning Team with Year

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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 and 2012) and Butch Hiles BJJ (2009 and 2011)

WV Games 2013 Combines with Sports Fest 2013

On Saturday, August 17th, 2013 Charleston, West Virginia will, once again, host the official state Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Wrestling State Championships as part of the “West Virginia Games.” The WV Games is a huge event that takes place on Magic Island, which is located on the Kanawha River in the capital of West Virginia and offers a scenic backdrop to a flurry of athletic competitions and events.  This is a family friendly event and we encourage all of our competitors to bring their friends and families so they can enjoy all of the other events and activities during the tournament.

Besides the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Wrestling State Championships, the WV Games will also feature several family friendly sporting events from all around the state and country.   With the addition of our numerous vendors and activities, we feel that this is an event that everyone should try and make part of their schedule because it is very rare that you can keep the entire family entertained while waiting for your chance to hit the mats.

2013 marks the addition of Sports Fest to the WV Games.  Sports Fest is a professional volleyball tournament and a professional jet-ski event that will be featured on national television.  This will just add to the excitement bring bigger and better things to the event as a whole! For more information on sports fest click:

Friday night, we will have award winning artist, Edwin McCain, at Live on the Levee.  So, make a weekend of it and don’t miss everything we have to offer!

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 for teens will be divided at the tournament but the age brackets will be divided as follows:
Kids 6-8, 9-11, Teens 12-14, 15-17

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 12-17

  • Beginner Gi & No Gi: (Less than a 6 months experience. No wrestling experience at any level of competition in the beginner division. The beginner class is for true beginners only)
  • Intermediate: (6 months – one year)
  • Advanced: (one year and above)

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

Kids 6-11

  • Beginner Gi & No Gi: (Less than a 6 months experience. No wrestling experience at any level of competition in the beginner division. The beginner class is for true beginners only)
  • Intermediate: (6 months – one year)
  • Advanced: (one year and above)

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

Further information about the entire event can also be found on

Please contact the event coordinator for additional details and/or questions:
Butch Hiles

Pre-registration Links

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

$50 for any adult competitor (this includes teens wishing to compete in the adult division)


$40 for women and children


Please let me know if there are any questions,

Butch Hiles


You may also send a check via postal mail:

Pre Registration Must Be Postmarked by: (August 7, 2013)

Send to:

Butch Hiles
661 Valley Dr
Elkview, WV 25071

or Paypal at with full information

At the Door Registration:

65$ at the event, 50$ for women and children under 12 – price includes all events (gi and no gi)

Download the Pre-registration form in PDF format



Friday from 7-9PM at the tournament location: Magic Island, Charleston, WV 25301 (101 Kanawha Blvd. W, Charleston, WV 25301 – on the river)

***Special arrangements can be made for those driving far distances, etc. If you have any questions, please contact Butch Hiles

Saturday from 8-10:30AM – Kids MUST be weighed in by 9:30


Starting Time and Rules Meeting

Tournament Schedule:

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

***The first kids match will be at 10AM, followed by teens

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

9:30AM Kids Rules Meeting

10:00AM Kids/Teens Matches Begin

10:30AM Adult Rules Meeting

11:00AM Adult Matches Start (Purple Belts)

Things to Bring & Other Event Info

This is a fun, family friendly event, with a lot of vendors and other events going on around us. Many families like to bring extra chairs and some bring pop-up tents to lounge under. It’s a great place to grab some food and drinks from our vendors and enjoy some time with your friends and family while you watch some great sporting action. Besides the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, there will be professional volleyball, professional jetski, cornhole tournaments, live music, and much more.

After Party

For those looking for something to eat and drink before you head home, meet us at the official after party spot – Adelphia Sports Bar & Grille


Hotel Info

The Holiday Inn Express has offered everyone an amazing deal but you must book ASAP because the rooms are filling up fast (Cutoff 8/12/13 if there are still any left).  You can call or book your reservations online and you will be given a discount by typing in, or telling them, a special code “WVG”

The hotel has recommended everyone use their website as they feel it’s the easiest way to book your room.  See you soon!

Holiday Inn Express

100 Civic Center Drive

Charleston, WV 25301



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

check the links below:

Pre-Registration | Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rules

No Gi Rules



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Reigning Overall Team State Champions

2009 Butch Hiles BJJ
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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