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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 19th in Charleston, WV as part of Sportsfest 2017.

  • Date: Saturday, August 19, 2017
    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 75$ for adult men and women not pre-registered and all youth must be pre-registered by 8/17/17 (no exceptions).  The last day to pre-register is August 17th, 2017.
  • 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)

 

***Due to the size of the tournament, we will require all youth competitors (5-17) to be registered by 8/17/17. Adult competitors can register online or at the door.

http://www.wvgrapplingopen.com/pre-registration/

Stay tuned for more big announcements

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 2017.

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), Butch Hiles BJJ (2009 and 2011), GZ Huntington 2014, SAS 2015, and Ground Zero Huntington 2016.

Pre-Register now:

Pre-registration links are below and the deadline is August 17th.

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 75$ for adult men and women not pre-registered and all youth must be pre-registered by 8/17/17 (no exceptions).  The last day to pre-register is August 17th, 2017.

***All youth competitors (5-17) must pre-register before 8/17/17.  There will be no registration for youth after this time.  However, adults may pre-register or register at the door

Pre-Registration Link:

http://www.wvgrapplingopen.com/pre-registration/

Sports Fest 2017

On Saturday, August 19th, 2017 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 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/White (Usually combined with white), Yellow/White & Yellow, Orange, Green, Blue, Purple

Children Gi Competitors – White, Grey/White (Usually combined with white), Yellow/White & Yellow, Orange, Green

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.

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 17th.

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 75$ for adult men and women not pre-registered and all youth must be pre-registered by 8/17/17 (no exceptions).  The last day to pre-register is August 17th, 2017.

***All youth competitors (5-17) must pre-register before 8/17/17.  There will be no registration for youth after this time.  However, adults may pre-register or register at the door.

http://www.wvgrapplingopen.com/pre-registration/

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:

75$ 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, Magic Island

***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 – No Gi Superfight Between Craig Edmondson and Matt Shaffer

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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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.

In case of rain: The tournament is held under a giant tent that has room for the spectators to also get under, if needed.  Definitely come prepared to have a fun time in a unique atmosphere.

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Map of Events

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.  You can call or book your reservations online and you will be given a discount by typing in, or telling them, a special code “SPF”

Group Rate:  $89.00 plus 13% tax – includes hot-buffet breakfast, ground-level parking, and high-speed Internet

Rooms are limited, so make your reservation today:

Call: 855.729.5133

Or Click Here to Make a Reservation

Our Holiday Inn Express Civic Center offers the best value and the most convenience. Most importantly, we have LOCATION-LOCATION-LOCATION. We are across from the mall and within walking distance of more than 30 restaurants. No need to rent a car, our complimentary shuttle is available 24-hours-a-day for runs to the airport and in the downtown area. During their stay guests will enjoy the following:

Complimentary Express Start hot buffet breakfast featuring our Quickstart Pancake Station along with our world famous Cinnamon Rolls

Complimentary high-speed, wireless Internet

Convenient location, adjacent to the Civic Center and the Town Center Mall

One to two blocks away from over 50 restaurants and pubs.

In room coffeemakers, full size irons and boards, hairdryers, telephones with voicemail and data ports

Flat screen, HD TV and internet access

On site fitness center

Complimentary airport shuttle service including shuttle service in the downtown area

Complimentary, spacious LIGHTED outdoor parking for all overnight hotel guests

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

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ADCC Gi & No Gi US Nationals

 

(Brought to you by the WVGO)

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

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ADCC Gi & No Gi US Nationals

The Olympics of grappling are ready to return this June 10, 2017 in Charleston, WV and will feature the best grapplers the state has ever seen.

  • Date: Saturday, June 10, 2017

  • 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 7:30am and advanced grappling divisions will start between 1030-11.  Kids will start before the advanced 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 June 9, 2016)

  • Format: Official ADCC rules and scoring in all No Gi divisions (Click Here), and standard BJJ rules in all gi divisions

  • Location: WV State University – Flemmin Hall Gym, 5000 Fairlawn Ave, Institute, WV 25112 (Detailed instructions here)

  • Contact: Butch Hiles Butch@ButchHiles.com www.wvgrapplingopen.com

  • Pre-register: http://www.wvgrapplingopen.com/pre-registration/

Don’t Miss This Tournament

If you are a fan of high level grappling you do not want to miss this event!

The list of high level competitors is far too great for us to even list, but the ADCC is the Olympics of Grappling for a reason.  Pre-register now and save money: http://www.wvgrapplingopen.com/pre-registration/

Read below for additional information

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

Butch Hiles www.wvgrapplingopen.com

304-549-9370, Butch@ButchHiles.com

Pre-registration

http://www.wvgrapplingopen.com/pre-registration/

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 June 9, 2016)

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 and Event Info

Athletes can weigh-in Friday OR Saturday.

Friday weigh-ins will be from 6-8P and will be located at:

Butch Hiles BJJ

410 Summers St

Charleston, WV 25301

Saturday weigh-ins will be at the event location (WV State University) from 8-10AM

Detailed info to find the event and for parking can be found here:

http://www.wvgrapplingopen.com/detailed-instructions-for-the-tournament-venue/

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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 7:30am.

Saturday Match Schedule

Kids will start at 10am (roughly). Advanced/Professional grappling divisions will start between 1030-11

The ADCC gi divisions will go first and we will work our way down from the highest belt.  The no-gi competition will follow a similar format and will go from advanced to beginner

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Hotel Info

Athletes looking for a hotel to stay in should choose one of these great options: The Charleston Capitol Hotel (just $62) and/or The Motel 6 Charleston Civic Center (Just $55). They should provide you with the lowest rates around and are just a short drive to the event.

Please just mention that you are with the tournament.

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Sponsors

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 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

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 2017 Schedule

***More Updates Possible***

4/1/17 WVGO $700 No Gi Tournament (Elk Middle – Elkview, WV)

6/10/17 ADCC Nationals – WV State University (Institute, WV)

8/19/17 WV State Championships (Magic Island – Charleston, WV)

September WV State Submission Only Championships (Civic Center – Charleston, WV)

10/7/17 WVGO Submission Only (Bluefield, VA)

TBA (Charleston, WV)

***More Updates Possible***


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 Gi & No Gi Submission Only Tournament October 8, 2016 in Bluefield, Virginia

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

Date: Saturday, October 8, 2016

Time: Tournament 11am, Referee Meeting at 10am, Competitor Rules meeting at 10:30am.

Cost: Only $65 for those who preregister and you can compete in as many divisions as you want, $55 for Children, Teens (Unless doing adult divisions as well), and Women (Pre-registration must be in our hands no later than 10/6/16).

Format: Gi and No Gi SUBMISSION ONLY, NO time Limit, No Point, and No excuses.  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 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

Weigh-Ins

Saturday 8am-11am

Please let me know if there are any questions,

Butch Hiles
www.wvgrapplingopen.com

304-549-9370

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:

All competitors may still register at the door.

Price includes all events (gi and no gi)


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The ADCC Tournament is located directly off the highway, on the beautiful WV State University campus.  The tournament will be in Flemming Hall in the college basketball gymnasium.

We will have signs to make sure you get there with ease, but we also want to provide detailed instructions:

Address: 5000 Fairlawn Ave, Institute, WV 25112 (then proceed to Flemming Hall)

A campus map is also attached.  Please see below directions and parking information for Fleming Hall (Building #19 on the attached campus map).

From Charleston:
Travel West towards Huntington on Interstate 64.  Take exit 50 (Institute Exit).  Turn left at the stop sign, onto US Highway 25.  Continue on US Highway 25 until you reach the stop light.  Turn right at the stop light, onto Barron Drive.  Continue on Barron Drive and turn left or right into Parking Lot G West (located on either side of Barron Drive by Fleming Hall).  If Parking Lot G West is full, attendees may park in Lots E and R, which are also located along Barron Drive).

From Huntington:
Travel East towards Charleston on Interstate 64.  Take exit 50 (Institute Exit).  Turn left at the stop sign, onto US Highway 25.  Continue on US Highway 25 until you reach the stop light. Turn right at the stop light, onto Barron Drive.  Continue on Barron Drive and turn left or right into Parking Lot G West (located on either side of Barron Drive by Fleming Hall).  If Parking Lot G West is full, attendees may park in Lots E and R, which are also located along Barron Drive).

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ADCC Gi & No Gi US Nationals

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 (Brought to you by the WVGO)

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

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ADCC Gi & No Gi US Nationals

The Olympics of grappling are ready to return this June 11, 2016 in Charleston, WV and will feature the best grapplers the state has ever seen.

  • Date: Saturday, June 11, 2016

  • 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 7:30am and advanced grappling divisions will start between 1030-11.  Kids will start before the advanced 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 June 9, 2016)

  • Format: Official ADCC rules and scoring in all No Gi divisions (Click Here), and standard BJJ rules in all gi divisions

  • Location: WV State University – Flemmin Hall Gym, 5000 Fairlawn Ave, Institute, WV 25112 (Detailed instructions here)

  • Contact: Butch Hiles Butch@ButchHiles.com www.wvgrapplingopen.com

ADCC Announces HUGE Super-fights

The Olympics of Grappling return to Charleston, WV with the best Super Fights the state, and region, has ever seen!

The ADCC has consistently provided the world with the best grappler’s and tournaments for many years now, and this year will be no different.  Do NOT miss these incredible athletes showcase their skills in gi and no gi action!

Ricardo Almeida VS Michael Mihas

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Ricardo Almeida is one of ADCC’s most accomplished athletes.  He has fought in Pride, Pancrase, the UFC, and is a black belt under the legendary Renzo Gracie.

He holds many grappling titles and has victories over many of the other top grapplers in the world such as: Josh Barnett, Rigan Machado, Dean Lister, Vitor Shaolin, Comprido, and many others.

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Michael Mihas, also known as “Mr. Jiu-Jitsu”, across the internet is a black belt under Marcello Monteiro.  He has competed since the mid 90’s and owns several grappling titles regionally and nationally.  He is looking to make his mark by beating a legend.

Nikki Sullivan VS Amanda Leve

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Nikki Sullivan is one of the best grapplers around.  She is an ADCC Pro Trials Winner, NoGi Pan winner, and a multiple time IBJJF medalist.  We know that she will put it all on the line and that is why we are excited to have her in the first women’s super fight in WV history.

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Amanda Leve is being called “The Next Big Thing” by many in the grappling and MMA community.  She routinely competes against, and beats, male competotors.  She has won numerous NAGA, Grappler’s Quest, and IBJJF titles and had an epic 20 minute match with UFC superstar Cat Zingano while she was still in High School!

Both of these ladies have won the NoGi Pans and are expected to put on an amazing show for all of the fans!

Tom DeBlass VS Noah DeVore

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Tom DeBlass is one of the most respected grapplers and trainers in the world.  He is a former Bellator and UFC fighter with an impressive grappling record as well.

Tom is a NoGi world champion, a Pan American champion, an ADCC champion, and owner of several other world titles.  It’s really hard to find many people as accomplished as he is in his weight class.

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Noah DeVore has been making waves on the grappling scene for awhile.  He is definitely an upcoming star but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t accomplished a lot already.  He won the ADCC Nationals and followed that up by winning several cash tournament across the east coast.

Noah is looking to show the world who is after this ADCC!

Dante Rivera VS Jesseray Childrey

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Dante Rivera is an Ultimate Fighter 7 competitor, a UFC fighter, a Bellator fighter, and a black belt under Ricardo Almeida.  He has won several NAGA titles, Grappler’s Quest titles, and many more.

Dante is looking to get back on the grappling scene and showcase his talents!

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Jesseray Childrey is another local grappler who’s looking to show the world what he has.  He has several MMA titles, and several grappling titles in the WVGO, ADCC, EGO, and more.  He recently beat UFC fighter, Matt Mitrione, in a No Gi war as well.

Jesseray is hungry to show the world he is a force to be reconned with!

Christina Linn VS Maddalyn Bean

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For the first time ever, we will feature two youth super stars in an orange belt super-fight.

Christina “Lil-Bit” Linn comes from Team Ribeiro in Virginia and she has been tearing it up in competitions everywhere.  She is making a big making a big name for herself and we are proud to have her showcase her skills for you!

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Maddalyn “Jumping” Bean has made huge waves in the Ohio/Pennsylvania region and trains with a great team out of Next Level.  She is non-stop action and she’s always looking for the finish!

 This super-fight will feature how amazing the youth competitors are becoming and we can’t wait for them to put on a show for everyone in attendance.

We are blessed to have so many amazing competitors and matches to show case.  Don’t miss this epic event on June 11th!

Don’t Miss This Tournament

Clearly, these are the best Super Fights to ever hit the state, or region, and if you are a fan of high level grappling you do not want to miss this event!

The list of high level competitors is far too great for us to even list, but the ADCC is the Olympics of Grappling for a reason.  Pre-register now and save money: http://www.wvgrapplingopen.com/adcc-gi-no-gi-nationals-return-to-charleston-wv-61116/

Read below for additional information

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

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: 6:30-10p at Butch Hiles BJJ, 410 Summers St, Charleston, WV 25301 (Behind host hotel)

Saturday: 7:30-10a* – Kids MUST be weighed-in by 9.

Advanced/Professional divisions 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 7:30am.

Saturday Match Schedule

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

We will be running our super-fights first and will follow this with the ADCC no-gi divsions first and will work our way down from Advanced to Beginner.  The gi competition will follow a similar format and will follow the no-gi divisions

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Hotel Info

Best Western Logo - 2016

The city of Charleston and the Best Western is offering all the ADCC athletes and fans an incredible discount of only $72/Night.  Please call and make your reservations ASAP and tell them you are with the tournament.  The cut-off date for this deail is: 5/29/16

Best Western Charleston, WV

1010 Washington Street E
Charleston, West Virginia, 25301-1711, US
Phone: 304/345-9779
Accessible pool area

Check In 3PM (15:00)
Check Out 12PM (12:00)

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Multiple time grappling champion, Tom DeBlass, to teach an amazing seminar at Butch Hiles BJJ.
 
You don’t want to miss this event!
 
Date: 6/9/16
Time: 6p-9p
Cost: $65 if you pre-register by 4/15/16, $75 If you pre-register by 5/15/16, and the price will continue to rise after 5/15/16.
***Special Gift: For those who want to do the seminar and the ADCC on 6/11/16 we will have a special discounted rate for you:
Only $100 if you pre-register for both before 4/15/16
Only $110 if you pre-register 5/15/16
Location: Butch Hiles BJJ & MMA, LLC – 410 Summers St, Charleston, WV 25301
Cap: This event will be capped, so don’t miss your chance to train and learn from one of the best!

Pre-register Here:

***Save as much as $70 by choosing to pre-register for the seminar and ADCC!!!


Pre-Registration Options



Accomplishments:

 Mixed martial arts
 
UFC Vet
Bellator Vet
ROC Heavyweight Championship
ROC Light Heavyweight Championship
 
Jiu Jitsu
 
First person in NJ to win an Adult Black Belt Pan American title
Second person in NJ history to win ADCC North American Trials
2007 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu National Champion
2007 World Championships Mundials 3rd place Brown Belt
2007 No Gi World Champion Brown Belt
2008 Pan American Champion Brown Belt
2009 Abu Dhabi North American Trial Champion
2009 Abu Dhabi Combat Club Veteran
2009 Bronze Medalist No Gi World Champion Black Belt
2013 Grapplers Quest National Champ
2013 No Gi Pan American Black Belt Ultra Heavy Champion
2013 No Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Championship Bronze medal Super Heavy Black Belt Adult
2013 Grapplers Quest Worlds Expert Division Ultra heavy Champion
2014 Professional Grappling League Super Fight Champion (defeated 370 lb Mark Tarmann)
2014 ADCC NY super fight Champion (defeats Babalu Sobral)
2014 ADCC North American Champion 99 Kg
2015 Defended The Good Fight Submission only Heavyweight Championship: 206+ lbs Defeated Rodrigo Correia (Submission 60:56)
2015 Conquest Submission series drew Joao Asiss
2015 Inducted into NJ Martial Arts hall of fame
2015 No Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Championship Black Belt Ultra Heavy Masters Bronze medal
2015 No Gi Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Championship Black Belt Open Class Masters Champion
 
For more information contact:
Butch Hiles
304 549 9370
Butch @ ButchHiles . com (remove the spaces)

More about the ADCC on 6/11/16

ADCC Gi & No Gi US Nationals

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  (Brought to you by the WVGO)

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

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The Upcoming ADCC Super Fights Are Amazing!

The Olympics of Grappling return to Charleston, WV with the best Super Fights the state, and region, has ever seen!

Many want to “talk” about being the best, but the proof is in the talent and the results.  The ADCC has consistently provided the world with the best grappler’s and tournaments for many years now, and this year will be no different.  Do NOT miss these incredible athletes showcase their skills in gi and no gi action!

Ricardo Almeida VS Michael Mihas

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Ricardo Almeida is one of ADCC’s most accomplished athletes.  He has fought in Pride, Pancrase, the UFC, and is a black belt under the legendary Renzo Gracie.

He holds many grappling titles and has victories over many of the other top grapplers in the world such as: Josh Barnett, Rigan Machado, Dean Lister, Vitor Shaolin, Comprido, and many others.

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Michael Mihas, also known as “Mr. Jiu-Jitsu”, across the internet is a black belt under Marcello Monteiro.  He has competed since the mid 90’s and owns several grappling titles regionally and nationally.  He is looking to make his mark by beating a legend.

Nikki Sullivan VS Amanda Leve

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Nikki Sullivan is one of the best grapplers around.  She is an ADCC Pro Trials Winner, NoGi Pan winner, and a multiple time IBJJF medalist.  We know that she will put it all on the line and that is why we are excited to have her in the first women’s super fight in WV history.

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Amanda Leve is being called “The Next Big Thing” by many in the grappling and MMA community.  She routinely competes against, and beats, male competotors.  She has won numerous NAGA, Grappler’s Quest, and IBJJF titles and had an epic 20 minute match with UFC superstar Cat Zingano while she was still in High School!

Both of these ladies have won the NoGi Pans and are expected to put on an amazing show for all of the fans!

Tom DeBlass VS Noah DeVore

tomd

Tom DeBlass is one of the most respected grapplers and trainers in the world.  He is a former Bellator and UFC fighter with an impressive grappling record as well.

Tom is a NoGi world champion, a Pan American champion, an ADCC champion, and owner of several other world titles.  It’s really hard to find many people as accomplished as he is in his weight class.

noah

Noah DeVore has been making waves on the grappling scene for awhile.  He is definitely an upcoming star but that doesn’t mean he hasn’t accomplished a lot already.  He won the ADCC Nationals and followed that up by winning several cash tournament across the east coast.

Noah is looking to show the world who is after this ADCC!

Dante Rivera VS Jesseray Childrey

Dante-Rivera

Dante Rivera is an Ultimate Fighter 7 competitor, a UFC fighter, a Bellator fighter, and a black belt under Ricardo Almeida.  He has won several NAGA titles, Grappler’s Quest titles, and many more.

Dante is looking to get back on the grappling scene and showcase his talents!

jesseray

Jesseray Childrey is another local grappler who’s looking to show the world what he has.  He has several MMA titles, and several grappling titles in the WVGO, ADCC, EGO, and more.  He recently beat UFC fighter, Matt Mitrione, in a No Gi war as well.

Jesseray is hungry to show the world he is a force to be reconned with!

Christina Linn VS Maddalyn Bean

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For the first time ever, we will feature two youth super stars in an orange belt super-fight.

Christina “Lil-Bit” Linn comes from Team Ribeiro in Virginia and she has been tearing it up in competitions everywhere.  She is making a big making a big name for herself and we are proud to have her showcase her skills for you!

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Maddalyn “Jumping” Bean has made huge waves in the Ohio/Pennsylvania region and trains with a great team out of Next Level.  She is non-stop action and she’s always looking for the finish!

 This super-fight will feature how amazing the youth competitors are becoming and we can’t wait for them to put on a show for everyone in attendance.

We are blessed to have so many amazing competitors and matches to show case.  Don’t miss this epic event on June 11th!

Don’t Miss This Tournament

Clearly, these are the best Super Fights to ever hit the state, or region, and if you are a fan of high level grappling you do not want to miss this event!

The list of high level competitors is far too great for us to even list, but the ADCC is the Olympics of Grappling for a reason.  Pre-register now and save money: http://www.wvgrapplingopen.com/adcc-gi-no-gi-nationals-return-to-charleston-wv-61116/

Read below for additional information

ADCC Gi & No Gi US Nationals

The Olympics of grappling are ready to return this June 11, 2016 in Charleston, WV and will feature the best grapplers the state has ever seen.

  • Date: Saturday, June 11, 2016

  • 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 June 9, 2016)

  • Format: Official ADCC rules and scoring in all No Gi divisions (Click Here), and modified IBJJF rules in all gi divisions

  • Location: WV State University – Flemmin Hall Gym, 5000 Fairlawn Ave, Institute, WV 25112 (Detailed instructions here)

  • Contact: Butch Hiles Butch@ButchHiles.com

  • Websitehttp://www.wvgrapplingopen.com/adcc-gi-no-gi-nationals-return-to-charleston-wv-61116/

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