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 No Gi

Teen Gi Competitors – White, Grey/White & Grey, Yellow/White & Yellow, Orange, Green, Blue, Purple

  • Beginner: (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 No Gi

Children Gi Competitors – White, Grey/White & Grey, Yellow/White & Yellow, Orange, Green

  • Beginner: (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.


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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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