Our goal is to give every competitor the best experience they can have at an affordable cost.  The majority of our tournaments use the double elimination feature, in order to make sure every person gets the most our of their experience.  This is truly a competitor friendly tournament and organization. that will do whatever it takes to keep the competitors happy and safe.

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 Gi & No Gi Submission Only Tournament October 11, 2014 in Bluefield, Virginia

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

Date: Saturday, October 11, 2014

Time: Tournament 11am, Referee Meeting at 10am, Competitor Rules meeting at 10:30am.
Cost: Only $50 for those who preregister ($60 at the door) and you can compete in as many divisions as you want (Preregistration’s must be in our hands no later than 10/10/14 and the forms will be at the bottom of this page).

$40 for children ($50 at the door)

Format: Gi and No Gi SUBMISSION ONLY.  Also includes Men, Women, kids, Teens, and masters divisions
Location: Graham High School in Bluefield, VA

A Grappling Tournament for Everyone

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

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

Weight Classes for Men Gi & No Gi

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

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

Weight Classes for Women Gi & No Gi

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

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

Experience Levels For Gi & No Gi

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

Adult No Gi Competitors:

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

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

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

Masters Division (Ages 31 yrs & above)

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

Teens 13-17

  • Beginner 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 6-12

  • 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

Weigh-Ins

Weigh-ins to be held Friday (TBA) and Saturday 9am-11am

Please let me know if there are any questions,

Butch Hiles
www.wvgrapplingopen.com

304-549-9370

Pre-Registration (Must be done by 10/10/14)

$50.00 pre-registration for all adult competitors ($60 at the door)




$40.00 for children ($50 at the door) – $50 pre-registartion if they are doing adult division as well





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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 16th in Charleston, WV as part of the WEST VIRGINIA GAMES 2014.

Men’s & Women’s Absolute Cash Divisions Added

Women’s No Gi Absolute – $200

Men’s White Belt Absolute – $150

Men’s Blue Belt – $200

Men’s Purple Belt – $300

Men’s Brown/Black Belt (combined) – $300

FREE T-Shirt to the first 75 Competitors who Pre-register

  • Date: Saturday, August 16th, 2014
  • Time: Kids Tournament 10am, Kids Rules Meeting 9:30am, Adult Tournament 11am, Referee Meeting at 10am, Adult Competitor Rules meeting at 10:30am
  • Cost: Only 55$ for adult men, if you pre-register, and you can compete in as many divisions as you want, and only 40$ for women and children (does not include the $200 wom’ens absolute division).  It is 65$ foradult men not pre-registered and 50$ for women and children (the post mark date is August 14th, 2014).  All women wishing to compete in the $200 cash prize division must register at $50
  • Format: DOUBLE ELIMINATION in both Gi and No Gi divisions, and Absolute divisions in each skill level.  Absolute divisions for cash prizes will be singe elimination format.
  • 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

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All 1st-3rd place finishers will win an official state championship medal and be declared the WV State Grappling Champion of 2014.

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, 2012, and 2013) and Butch Hiles BJJ (2009 and 2011)

FREE T-Shirt to the first 75 Competitors

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Pre-Register now:

Pre-registration links are below and the deadline is August 14th.  T-shirts will go fast, so please register ASAP to receive yours.

Cost:  Only 55$ for adult male divisions and you can compete in as many divisions as you want, and only 40$ for women and children.  It is 65$ for adult men at the door and 50$ for women and children at the door (the post mark date is August 14th, 2014).

Women wishing to compete in the No-Gi Advanced Division for the $200 cash prize must pre-register at $50.  This division will be capped, so please get your entry in ASAP.

Pre-Registration Links:

Adult Men

Adult Men Competing in the Absolute Cash Divisions

Children/Teens (Any teens wanting to do the men’s/women’s event must register as an adult)

Women’s No-Gi Absolute for $200 (use thins link if you wish to compete in the cash division)

Women Who Only Want to Compete in the Regular Divisions

We will fill in your divisions at the tournament in case any last minute changes are made by the competitor.

Sponsored by Shield Roofing

WV Games 2014 Combines with Sports Fest 2014

On Saturday, August 16th, 2014 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.

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: http://www.evptour.com/

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 5-7, 8-10, 11-12, Teens 13-15, 16-17

Experience Levels For Gi & No Gi

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

Adult No Gi Competitors:

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

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

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

Masters Division (Ages 31 yrs & above)

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

Teens 13-17

  • Beginner 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 5-12

  • 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 www.theWVgames.com

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

Pre-registration Links

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

Pre-registration links are below and the deadline is August 14th.  T-shirts will go fast, so please register ASAP to receive yours.

Cost:  Only 55$ for adult male divisions and you can compete in as many divisions as you want, and only 40$ for women and children.  It is 65$ for adult men at the door and 50$ for women and children at the door (the post mark date is August 14th, 2014).

Women wishing to compete in the No-Gi Advanced Division for the $200 cash prize must pre-register at $50.  This division will be capped, so please get your entry in ASAP.

Pre-Registration Links:

Adult Men

Adult Men Competing in the Absolute Cash Divisions

Children/Teens (Any teens wanting to do the men’s/women’s event must register as an adult)

Women’s No-Gi Absolute for $200 (use thins link if you wish to compete in the cash division)

Women Who Only Want to Compete in the Regular Divisions

We will fill in your divisions at the tournament in case any last minute changes are made by the competitor.

Please let me know if there are any questions,

Butch Hiles www.wvgrapplingopen.com

304-549-9370 or info@thewvgames.com

At the Door Registration:

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

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Weigh-Ins

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

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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

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Hotel Info

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The Holiday Inn Express has offered everyone an amazing deal but you must book ASAP because the rooms are filling up fast (Cutoff date TBA).  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

304-345-0600

www.holidayinnexpresscharlestonwv.com

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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

Shield Roofing

Air Force

Intimidation Clothing

Damsel in Defense

Gutter Pro WV

Everest College

H & H Enterprises – Bringing Fun to You

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

Elk River Chiropractic‎ 4710 Chimney Drive, Big Chimney, WV 25302-4841 (304) 965-2458

The Center for Pain Relief

Kona Ice of Charleston, WV

Charleston CVB

HealthSource

Rick Bowman

Adelphia Sports Bar & Grille

Holiday Inn Express – Charleston, WV


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WVGO 6/7/14 Results

First, I want to thank all of the great competitors and teams who made this event and amazing success.  As always, this event is not possible with all of you great people.

Next tournament is 8/16/14 in Charleston, WV (State Championship)!

No Gi Divisions

Kids 8-10 

1. Jayah Corley (Moundsville/ Hiles BJJ)

2. Bailey Lemasters

3. Maverick

Kids 10-12

1. Jacob Smithson (Buckhannon BJJ)

2. Jacob Rannenberg (GZFS)

3. Caden Reyes (GZFS)

Mens No Gi Beginner

150-164.9

1. Chance Tolley (Hiles BJJ)

2. Matthew Haid (Gurgel)

3. Jason MIller (Gurgel)

165-179.9

1. Nathan Tuston (Moundsville/ HIles BJJ))

2. Keelen Hinton (Gurgel)

 

190 and Above

1. Kyle Holcomb (Junquiera)

2. Josh Armstead (Dawghouse)

Mens No Gi Intermediate

150-164

1. Jonathan Rowh (GZFS)

2. Aaron Kinser (Dawghouse)

3. Michael Mobley (Hiles BJJ)

Mens No Gi Advanced

1. Jim Tinney (Hiles BJJ)

2. Jonathan Rowh (GZFS)

Mens No Gi Beginner MASTERS

195 and Above

1. Michael Talbot (Ribiero)

2. Charlie See (Gurgel)

Gi Divisions

Kids Gi 6-8

1. Caden Reyes

2. Jayah Corley (Moundsville/Hiles BJJ)

Kids 10-12 79.1 and Above

1. Jacob Smithson (Buckhannon BJJ)

2. Jacred Probst (Buckhannon BJJ)

3. Jacon Rannenberg (GZFS)

Adult Men Gi Divisions

White Belt

150-164

1. Chance Tolley (Hiles BJJ)

2. Matthew Haid (Gurgel)

3. Jason Miller (Gurgel)

165-179.9

1. Jonathan Rowh (GZFS)

2. Keelon Hinton (Gurgel)

201-224

1. Kyle Holcomb (Junquiera)

2. Charlie See (Gurgel)

MASTERS White Belt

195-209

1. Michael Talbott (Saulo)

2. Charlie See (Gurgel)

Adult Men Blue Belt

 

149 and Under

 

1. Chad Rector

 

2. Bobby Bailey (Hiles BJJ)

165 lbs. to 179.9 lbs.

1. Kevin McLachlan (Junquiera)

2. Michael Mobley (Hiles BJJ)

180 lbs. to 194.9 lbs.

1. Jeff Breeden (Saulo)

2. Cody Sole (Diego)

Absolute

1. Kevin McLachlan (Junquiera)

2. Chad Rector (Gurgel)

Adult Men Purple Belt

Lightweight.

1. Jim Tinney (Hiles BJJ)

2. Ron Jacobs (Hiles BJJ)


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Of course, you can still register at the door the day of the tournament

Weigh-ins

Friday (6/6/14): 6pm-8pm at Herbert Hoover

Saturday (6/7/14) 8:00am -10:30am at Herbert Hoover

In some cases, special arrangements can be made by calling Butch Hiles at 304-549-9370

Tournament Schedule

Saturday (6/7/14):

Weigh-ins will start at 8:00am

Rules Meeting at 10:30am

11:00am will start the first purple belt and above matches

Please arrive in plenty of time to get weighed in and attend the rules meeting.

The gi divisions will be the first thing to start following the no-gi advanced division and we will work from the highest belts down.

Double elimination format.

Legal and illegal techniques can be found here: http://www.wvgrapplingopen.com/rules/

Experience levels can be found here:

http://www.wvgrapplingopen.com/experience-levels/

If there are any questions, please let us know.

WVGO

info@thewvgames.com

304-549-9370


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 Gi & No Gi Double Elimination Tournament June 7, 2014

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

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

Date: Saturday, June 7, 2014
Time: Tournament 11am, Referee Meeting at 10am, Competitor Rules meeting at 10:30am.
Cost: Only $50 for those who preregister ($65 at the door) and you can compete in as many divisions as you want (Preregistration’s must be in our hands no later than 6/5/2014 and the forms will be at the bottom of this page).

$40 for children ($50 at the door)

Format: Gi and No Gi DOUBLE ELIMINATION tournament. Also includes Men, Women, kids, Teens, and masters divisions

Location: Herbert Hoover High School, Clendenin, WV

A Grappling Tournament for Everyone

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

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

Weight Classes for Men Gi & No Gi

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

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

Weight Classes for Women Gi & No Gi

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

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

Experience Levels For Gi & No Gi

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

Adult No Gi Competitors:

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

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

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

Masters Division (Ages 31 yrs & above)

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

Teens 13-17

  • Beginner 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 5-12

  • 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

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




 

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Weigh-Ins

Weigh-ins to be held Friday 6pm-8pm at Hoover High School, unless special arrangements are made) and Saturday 8:30am-10:30am

Please let me know if there are any questions,

Butch Hiles
www.wvgrapplingopen.com

304-549-9370


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 Gi & No Gi Submission Only Tournament May 3, 2014 in Bluefield, Virginia

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

Date: Saturday, May 3, 2014

Time: Tournament 11am (Cash tournament starts), Referee Meeting at 10am, Competitor Rules meeting at 10:30am.
Cost: Only $50 for those who preregister ($60 at the door) and you can compete in as many divisions as you want (Preregistration’s must be in our hands no later than 4/18/2013 and the forms will be at the bottom of this page).

$40 for children ($50 at the door)

Format: Gi and No Gi SUBMISSION ONLY.  Also includes Men, Women, kids, Teens, and masters divisions
Location: Graham High School in Bluefield, VA

A Grappling Tournament for Everyone

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

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

Weight Classes for Men Gi & No Gi

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

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

Weight Classes for Women Gi & No Gi

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

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

Experience Levels For Gi & No Gi

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

Adult No Gi Competitors:

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

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

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

Masters Division (Ages 31 yrs & above)

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

Teens 13-17

  • Beginner 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 6-12

  • 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

Weigh-Ins

Weigh-ins to be held Friday (5pm-10pm, unless special arrangements are made) and Saturday 9am-11am

Please let me know if there are any questions,

Butch Hiles
www.wvgrapplingopen.com

304-549-9370

Pre-Registration (Must be done by 5/1/14)

$50.00 pre-registration for all adult competitors ($60 at the door)




$40.00 for children ($50 at the door) – $50 pre-registartion if they are doing adult division as well





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WVGO 3/22/14 Results

First, I want to thank all of the great competitors and teams who made this event and amazing success.  We had a couple hundred competitors who gave it their all and some great refs and helpers that made this one of the best events yet.  As always, this event is not possible with all of you great people.

Next tournament is 5/3/14 in Bluefield, VA

Advanced No Gi 170 and up (Cash Division)

1. Manuel Lopez (Gurgel)

2. Jeff Courtney (Body Armor)

3. Josh Cole (MOV BJJ))/Jacob Hickman (Cobra MMA)

Advanced No Gi Under 170 (Cash Division)

1. Cameron Knight (Gurgel)

2. Thomas Uylenbroek (Gurgel)

3. Corey Wamsley (Body Armor)/ Shane Mercer (Moundsville/Hiles BJJ)

No Gi Divisions

Kids 6-8 

1. Camden Wiese (Luiz)

2. Brayden Wiese (Luiz)

3. Jayah Corley (Moundsville/ Hiles BJJ)

Kids 9-11 Beginner

1. Jason Evans (Booshay/Hiles BJJ)

2. Jake Nagy (JDCA)

3. Evan Davis/ Lakoda Lantz

Kids 9-11 

1. Jacob Rannenberg (GZFS)

2. Tyler Wiese (Luiz)

3. Evan Davis (GZFS)

Kids/Teens 12-14 Beginner

1. Devon Willis (Outlaw)

2. Matthew Dotson (JDCA)

Kids/Teens 12-14

1. Tanner Grimmett (JDCA)

2. Gabriel Price (Hiles BJJ)

3. Kasen Woody (Body Armor)

Teens 15-17 Beginner

1. Hunter Meude (Gurgel)

2. Allen Paugh

3. Michael Altizer (Booshay/Hiles BJJ)

Teens 15-17 Intermediate

1. Bobby Bailey (Booshay/Hiles BJJ)

2. Isaiah Estabrook (Hiles BJJ)

3. Cody Riehl

Teens 15-17 Advanced

1. Bobby Bailey (Booshay/Hiles BJJ)

2. Jacob Carder (Outlaw)

Teens 15-17 Female

1. Sammi Roberts (Moundsville/Hiles BJJ)

2. Loisa Smith (Cobra MMA)

3. Hanna Fuller (Cobra MMA)

Mens No Gi Beginner

150-178

1. Austin Linger (Body Armor)

2. John Page (Hiles BJJ)

3. Nathan Tustin (Moundsville/Hiles)

195 and Above

1. Brandon Howard (Bluegrass)

2. Scott Ripley (Hiles BJJ)

3. Sam Dorsey (Hiles BJJ)

210 and Above

1. Robert Tassen (GZ Huntington)

2. Shawn Murphy (Moundsville/Hiles)

Women’s No-gi 135 and Under

1. Sammi Roberts (Moundsville/ HIles BJJ)

2. Amanda Grimmett (Hiles BJJ)

Mens No Gi Intermediate

149 and Below

1. Alex Martin (GZ)

2. Shane Mercer (Moundsville/Hiles BJJ)

150-164

1. Tommy Burton (Moundsville/Hiles BJJ)

2. Christopher Burrell (WV MMA)

180-209

1. Jeff Bentley (Hiles BJJ)

2. Jacob Mills (Body Armor)

225 and Above

1. Jeff Bentley (Hiles BJJ)

2. Jacob Hickman (Cobra MMA)

3. Shawn Perry (GZFS)

Mens No Gi Advanced

1. Josh Cole (Mov BJJ)

2. Jim Tinney (Hiles BJJ)

3. Chase Bowling (Cobra MMA)

Mens No Gi Beginner MASTERS

180 and Above

1. Michael Talbot (Ribiero)

2. James Jenkins (Hiles BJJ)

3. Robert Tassen (Gurgel)

Mens No Gi Advanced MASTERS

225 and Above

1. Gary McConiley (Gurgel)

2. Shawn Perry (GZFS)

Gi Divisions

Kids Gi 6-8

1.  Camdon Wiese (Luiz)

2.  Jayah Corley (Moundsville/Hiles BJJ)

3. Brayden Wiese (Luiz)

Kids 9-11 Under 110

1. Jared Probst (Buckhannon JJ)

2. Jason Evans (Booshay/Hiles BJJ)

Kids 9-11 Over 110

1. Evan Davis (GZFS)

2. Lakoda Lantz (Body Armor)

Kids 9-11 Combined

1. Jared Probst (Buckhannon JJ)

2. Evan Davis (GZFS)

Kids 9-11 Yellow Belt Under 80lbs

1. Jacob Rannenberg (GZFS)

2. Tyler Wiese (Luiz)

Kids 9-11 Yellow Belt Over 80

1. Jake Nagy (JDCA)

Kids 9-11 Yellow Belt Combined

1. Jake Nagy (JDCA)

2. Jacob Rannenberg (GZFS)

3. Tyler Wiese (Luiz)

Teen 12-14 

1. Tanner Grimmett (JDCA)

2. Jacob Smithson (Buckhannon JJ)

3. Gabriel Price (Hiles BJJ)

Teen Gi 14-17 Beginner (Female)

1. Arieana Green (Hiles BJJ)

2. Louisa Smith (Cobra MMA)

3. Sammi Roberts (Moundsville/Hiles BJJ)

Teen Gi 15-17 Beginner

1. Hunter Meude (Gurgel)

2. Jacob Carder (Outlaw)

3. Michael Altizer/ Allen Paugh (Booshay/Hiles BJJ)

Adult Men Gi Divisions

White Belt

149 and Under

1. Alex Martin

2. John Page (Hiles BJJ)

150-164

1. Corey Wamsley (Body Armor)

2. Chris Burerell (WV MMA)

3. Austin Linger (Body Armor)

180-194.9

1. Jacob Mills (Body Armor)

2. James Jenkins (Hiles BJJ)

3. Josh Powers (Ribiero)

195-224

1. Robert Tassen (Gurgel)

2. Chris Hardy (Hiles BJJ)

225 and Above

1. Shawn Perry (GZFS)

2. Jacob Hickman (Cobra MMA)

3. Shawn Murphy (Moundsville/Hiles BJJ)

MASTERS White Belt

150-179

1. Tyler Jones (Zack Wilds)

2. John Arthur (Ribiero)

180-209

1. Ian Kline (WV MMA)

2. Michael Talbolt (Ribiero)

3. James Jenkins (Hiles BJJ)

Adult Men Blue Belt

165 lbs. to 179.9 lbs.

1. Brandon Harris (Hiles BJJ)

2. Tommy Burton (Moundsville/Hiles BJJ)

3. Jason Arbelo (Hiles BJJ)

Absolute

1. Chad Marsh (Body Armor)

2. Nathan Hedrick (Gurgel)

3. Jeff Courtney (Body Armor)

Adult Men Purple Belt

Lightweight.

1. Jim Tinney (Hiles BJJ)

2. Chase Bowling (Cobra MMA)

Cruiser weight

1. Adam Hager (Gurgel)

2. Gary McConily (Gurgel)

3. Josh Cole (Cobra MMA)

Absolute

1. Gary McConnily (Gurgel)

2. Josh Cole (MOV BJJ)

3. Chase Bowling (Cobra MMA)

MASTERS Purple Belt

160 and Under

1. Thomas Uylenbroek (Gurgel)

2. Jim Tinney (Hiles BJJ)

Women’s Divisions

White Belt

1. Amanda Grimmett (Hiles BJJ)

2. Tiffany Henson (Gurgel)

Team Champions

1. Butch Hiles BJJ

2. Jorge Gurgel


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 Gi & No Gi Double Elimination Tournament March 22, 2014

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  $700 in Cash Prizes!!!

$700 in Cash Prizes & Divisions for Men, Women, Kids, Teens, and Masters

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

Date: Saturday, March 22, 2014
Time: Tournament 11am (Cash tournament starts), Referee Meeting at 10am, Competitor Rules meeting at 10:30am.
Cost: Only $50 for those who preregister ($65 at the door) and you can compete in as many divisions as you want (Preregistration’s must be in our hands no later than 3/20/2014 and the forms will be at the bottom of this page).

$40 for children ($50 at the door)

$65 for those who are competing for the cash prizes but they may also compete in any other division at no extra charge

Format: Gi and No Gi DOUBLE ELIMINATION tournament with Cash Prizes for special absolute divisions.  Also includes Men, Women, kids, Teens, and masters divisions
Location: Herbert Hoover High School, Clendenin, WV

Cash Prizes for the winner of our No Gi Advanced Divisions!!!

Featuring two Absolute No Gi Divisions with a $350 cash prize for the winner of each division.  These special divisions will be single elimination and the weight classes will be as follows:

170 lbs. and under and 171 lbs. and up

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 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

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




 

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Weigh-Ins

Weigh-ins to be held Friday (7:30pm-9:30pm at Hoover High School, unless special arrangements are made) and Saturday 8:30am-10:30am

Please let me know if there are any questions,

Butch Hiles
www.wvgrapplingopen.com

304-549-9370


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ADCC Gi & No Gi US Nationals

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

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ADCC Gi & No Gi US Nationals

The Olympics of grappling are set to debut this December 7th, 2013 in Charleston, WV and will feature the best grapplers the state has ever seen.

  • Date: Saturday, December 7th, 2013

  • Time:Kids Tournament 10am, Kids Rules Meeting 9:30am, Adult Tournament 11am, Referee Meeting at 9:30am, Adult Competitor Rules meeting at 10:30am.  Doors will open at 8am and professional grappling divisions will start between 1030-11.  Kids will start before the pros and we will work from the most advanced divisions on down.

  • Cost: Only 65$ if you pre-register and you can compete in as many divisions as you want, and only 55$ for women and children.  It is 85$ for those not pre-registered and 70$ for women and children (the final date to pre-register is December 5th, 2013)

  • Format: Official ADCC rules and scoring in both Gi and No Gi divisions, and Absolute divisions in each skill level (Click Here)

  • Location: John Adams Middle School (2002 Presidential Dr  Charleston, WV 25314)
  • Contact: Butch Hiles Butch@ButchHiles.com www.wvgrapplingopen.com

ADCC Professional Super-fight

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Tournament Information

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:

No Gi Information

Experience levels are the same for kids, junior, adult, and masters

  • Beginner: Less than 2 years experience in BJJ, Judo, Sambo, Wrestling, etc
  • Intermediate: Less than 3 years experience, Max blue belt in BJJ, No medals in Judo, Sambo, Wrestling, etc
  • Advanced: 3 years + experience

Adult Men Weight Classes Beginner & Intermediate:

***Please note that the advanced adult men will have different weight classes than the other divisions

132 & 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. and above

Adult Men Advanced Weight Class (Professional)

145.2 & Below 145.3 lbs. to 169.5 lbs. 169.6 lbs. to 193.7 lbs. 193.8 lbs. to 218 lbs. 218.1 lbs. and above

Adult Men Masters Beginner – Advanced (30yrs and above)

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. and above

Adult Women Beginner – Intermediate: 114.4 lbs. & Under 114.5 lbs. – 128 lbs. 128.1 lbs. & Over

Adult Women Advanced (Professional): 132.2 lbs. & Under 132.3 & Over

Age Brackets for Kids: Kids 5-7, 8-10, 11-12

Weight Classes for Kids (weight classes may be combined if needed):

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

Age Brackets for Juniors (Juniors can compete in adult class but must pay the adult fee): 13-15, 16-17

Weight Classes for Juniors

132 & 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. and above

Experience Levels For Gi & No Gi

Adult Gi Competitors – White, Blue, Purple, Brown & Black (Purple-Black will be kept separate whenever possible)

Masters Division (Ages 30 yrs & above)

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

Teens 13-15 and 16-17: White/Yellow Belts, Orange/Green Belts, Blue/Purple Belts

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

Kids 5-7, 8-10, and 11-12: White Belts, Yellow Belts, Orange/Green Belts

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

Further information about the entire event can also be found on www.wvgrapplingopen.com

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

Official ADCC Rules

Click Here for Professional & Amatuer Rules

Pre-registration Links

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

$65 for any adult competitor (this includes teens wishing to compete in the adult division)

  $55 for women and children

 

Please let me know if there are any questions,

Butch Hiles www.wvgrapplingopen.com

304-549-9370, Butch@ButchHiles.com

At the Door Registration:

85$ at the event, 70$ for women and children under 12 – price includes all events (gi and no gi)

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Weigh-Ins

Friday 6-8pm

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

Friday (6-8pm) Weigh-ins at:
Butch Hiles Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & MMA, LLC
410 Summers Street
Charleston, WV
25301

Saturday from 8am – Kids MUST be there by 9.  Pro division should expect to hit the mat by 1030-11am

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Starting Time and Rules Meeting

Tournament Schedule:

Saturday:  Kids Tournament 10am, Kids Rules Meeting 9:30am, Adult Tournament 11am, Referee Meeting at 9:30am, Adult Competitor Rules meeting at 10:30am.

Doors will open at 8am.

Saturday Match Schedule

Kids will start at 10am. Professional grappling divisions will start between 1030-11.

After Party

TBA

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Hotel Info

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Fairfield Inn by Marriott

1000 Washington Street East

Charleston, WV 25301

304-343-4661

***To get the discount, give them code “BHB” when you call***

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WVGO Submission Only Bluefield, VA 10/12/13 Results

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We want to thank all of the great competitors and teams who made this event an amazing success and helped these great causes.  We had competitors who gave it their all and some great refs and helpers that made this a very successful tournament in a new area.  As always, this event is not possible with all of you great people.

Next tournament is the WVGO/ADCC gi & no gi event in Charleston, WV

No Gi Divisions

Kids 9-11

1. Jake Nagy (JDGA)

2. Dellan Bledsoe (The Basics GJJ)

Teens 12-14

1. Dakota Lester (Absolute JJ)

2. Kailyn Leggett (Advantage)

Teens 15-17

1. Bobby Bailey (Hall/Hiles BJJ)

2. Jordan Lamp (Weirton)

3. Tyler Coy (Advantage)

Mens No Gi Beginner

149 and Under

1. Cory Simpson (Absolute JJ)

2. Austin Miller (Bluefield/Hiles BJJ)

3. Jordan Lamp (Weirton)

150-179

1. Evan Null (Hiles BJJ)

2. Jesse Proctor (Hiles BJJ)

3. Ian McNealy (Hiles BJJ)

Absolute

1. Austin Miller (Bluefield/Hiles BJJ)

2. Tyler Coy (Team Advantage)

Masters Absolute

1. Sam Henkel (Absolute JJ)

2. Greg Bledsoe (GJJ)

Mens No Gi Intermediate

149 & Under

1. Peyton Lambert (BJJ Rev)

2. Jeremy Roberts (Absolute JJ)

3. Jason Hall (Hiles BJJ)

150-179

1. Jason Hall (Butch Hiles BJJ)

2. Michael Mobley (Butch Hiles BJJ)

Absolute

1. Peyton Lambert (BJJ Rev)

2. Evan Null (Hiles BJJ)

3. Aaron Thompson (Hiles BJJ)

Mens No Gi Advanced

150-179

1. Charlie Mullins (Hiles BJJ)

2. Jason Hall (Butch Hiles BJJ)

Absolute

1. Logan Griffin (Absolute JJ)

2. Matt Garretson (Hiles BJJ)

3. Charlie Mullins (Hiles BJJ)

Gi Divisions

Kids 9-11

1. Jake Nagy (JDGA)

2. Dellan Bledsoe (The Basics GJJ)

Teens 12-14

1. Dakota Lester (Absolute JJ)

2. Arieanna Green (Hiles BJJ)

3. Tanner Grimmett

Adult Men Gi Divisions

White Belt

149 & Under

1. Jeremy Roberts (Absolute JJ)

2. Cory Simpson (Absolute JJ)

3. Rick Caruso (Mountaineer MMA)

150-164

1. Charlie Mullins (HIles BJJ)

2. Michael Mobley (Hiles BJJ)

165-194

1. Evan Null (Hiles BJJ)

1. Jesse Proctor (Hiles BJJ)

2. Aaron Thompson (Hiles BJJ)

Absolute

1. Cory Simpson (Absolute JJ)

2. Jeremy Roberts (Absolute JJ)

3. Jesse Proctor (Hiles BJJ)

Masters Absolute

1. Charlie Mullins (Hiles BJJ)

2. Sam Henkel (Absolute JJ)

3. Greg Bledsoe (Gracie JJ)

Adult Men Blue Belt

149 and Under

1. Peyton Lambert (BJJ Revolution)

2. Bobby Bailey (Hiles BJJ)

Adult Men Purple Belt

170+

1. Logan Griffin (BJJ Rev)

2. Matt Garretson (Butch Hiles BJJ)

Absolute

1. Logan Griffin (BJJ Rev)

2. Matt Garretson (Butch Hiles BJJ)

Masters

1. Bill Bennett (Hiles BJJ)


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Testimonials

My daughter competed in her second tournament at the WV Grappling Open on 3/23/13. She had a great time. She had a couple of tough matches that helped her understand just how tough she really is. She is a student of Jeb Tonkin, at Ground Zero in Bridgeport. I wanted to say thank you for the opportunity for her to find out something about herself.
Stephanie BaileyGround ZeroMorgantown, WV

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