Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Submission Wrestling State Championships
Official WV State Championships
(Open To ALL competitors from any gym or state)
Adult, Masters, & Children’s Gi & No Gi Divisions
West Virginia State Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Wrestling Championships
The West Virginia Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Wrestling State Championships are set to return this September 1st in Charleston, WV as part of the WEST VIRGINIA GAMES 2012.
Date: Saturday, September 1, 2012
Time: Tournament 11am, Referee Meeting at 10am, Competitor Rules meeting at 10:30am
Cost: Only 50$ if you pre-register and you can compete in as many divisions as you want, and only 30$ for women and children. It is 60$ for those not pre-registered and 40$ for women and children (the post mark date is August 30, 2012) $60 FOR ANYONE COMPETING IN THE NO GI ABSOLUTE FOR $450 AS WELL
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)
$450 to the No Gi Advanced Absolute Winner
The winner of the No gi Advanced Absolute Division will receive $450. This will be the first event of the day and it costs $60 to enter. However, you can also do all the other divisions that you qualify for as well (both gi & no gi).
Championship Swords Awarded To All Winners of the Adult Divisions
This year, we have are adding a different sword to the winner of each adult division (18 and up) of the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Submission Grappling competitions. We think you will be very impressed.
- Complete length 27″
- Blade length 18″
- Stainless Steel Blade
- Very Sharp Blade
- Sheath Included
- Nicely packed
- Brand New
On Saturday, September 1, 2012 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. This years event also features a after party sponsored by Impulse Nigh Club, a short walking distance from all of the events. 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.
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:
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
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
- 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
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:
Don’t forget to pre-register for an additional discount!!!
In addition to your pre-registration discount, you will be invited to opening ceremonies at Hadaad Riverfront Park on September 2rd and a post show party at the same location on September 3rd.
Pre Registration Must Be Postmarked by: (August 30, 2012)
661 Valley Dr
Elkview, WV 25071
At the Door Registration:
60$ at the event, 40$ for women and children under 12 – price includes all events (gi and no gi)
Friday (August 31) and Saturday (September 1):
Friday weigh-ins will be at:
Butch Hiles BJJ & MMA
www.advancedbkj.com – 410 Summers St, Charleston, WV 25302
From 11am – 10:00pm
***For teams driving 3hrs or more, please contact me for special weigh-in times***
Saturday 9AM at the event location
Starting Time and Rules Meeting
Rules meeting 10:30
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 “WVG”
The hotel has recommended everyone use their website as they feel it’s the easiest way to book your room. See you soon!
Holiday Inn Express
100 Civic Center Drive
Charleston, WV 25301
For pre-registration, rules, divisions, events, and more
check the links below:
Jeff Monson Seminar
Friday, August 31, 2012
Grappling and MMA champion, Jeff Monson, will be coming to Butch Hiles BJJ & MMA to do a seminar on Friday, August 31, 2012.
Monson has one of the most impressive resumes you will ever see and has competed all over the world. He’s an amazing instructor and has a wealth of knowledge. You do not want to miss the opportunity.
Abu Dhabi Combat Club
2009 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships Bronze Medalist
2005 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships Gold Medalist
2001 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships Silver Medalist
2000 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships Silver Medalist
1999 ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championships Gold Medalist
International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles
2008 FILA Grappling World Championships Senior No-Gi Gold Medalist
2007 FILA Grappling World Championships Senior No-Gi Gold Medalist
International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation
2007 IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championships Black Belt No-Gi Absolute Gold Medalist
2007 IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championships Black Belt No-Gi Silver Medalist
2001 Pan American Championships Blue Belt Gold Medalist
FILA World Team Trials Senior No-Gi Winner (2007, 2008)
FILA World Team Trials Senior No-Gi Runner-up (2009)
On the Mat
2009 Submission Grappler of the year
2004 Submission Grappler of the Year
Northwest Senior Greco-Roman Regional Championship (1998)
Northwest Senior Freestyle Regional Championship Runner-up (1998)
National Collegiate Athletic Association
Pac-10 Conference Championship (1992)
Mixed Martial Arts
ISKA World Heavyweight Championship
SB Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship
Strength and Honor Championship
Cage Warriors Heavyweight Championship (One time)
Ultimate Fighting Championship – Knockout of the Night and Submission of the Night
XFC Heavyweight Championship
SportFight Heavyweight Championship
cost: $40 (if you compete at WV Games Sept 1) & $50 if you do not.
Deposit of $20 to keep track of spots would be appreciated. Contact Butch Hiles for details
Location: Butch Hiles BJJ & MMA – 410 Summers St, Charleston, WV 25302
www.advancedbkj.com – Butch Hiles Brazilian Jiu Jitsu & MMA, LLC
www.theWVgames.com – An annual event featuring the greatest sports and athletes WV has to offer
www.realitycagecombat.com – The RCC is a MMA event all about the fighters and fans. Don’t miss it!
Freeman’s Family Restaurant - 216 Washington Street West, Charleston, WV 25302-2346
H & H Enterprises – Bringing Fun to You
Class Act Entertainment DJ Service – 304-415-4038
Impulse Night Club – Charleston’s only night club and official after party home of the WV Games
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
Joeys Ice Cream Trucks
Mr Choo Choo’s Hot Dogs