Clean Grappling/Board style shorts in good repair. (No basketball style and no tears or excessive fraying)
Clean rash guard or snug fitting t-shirt
No cups/groin protectors
Knee pads and mouth guard optional
No-Gi Experience Levels
Children, Youth, and Juniors
Novice: Under 6 months of training in submission wrestling, Jiu Jitsu, and/or wrestling.
Beginner: >6 to 18 months experience.
Intermediate: >18 to 36 months experience.
Advanced: >3 years or more experience.
Novice: Up to 6 months (white belts only).
Beginner: >6 months – 2 years (white belts only).
Intermediate: >2-5 years, or blue belt.
Advanced: Over 5 years, or purple belt and above.
*Any wrestler with extensive experience (over 2 years in high school, or any collegiate experience) must enter at least intermediate no-gi. Judo, Sambo, and MMA experience count the same as BJJ.
No-Gi Weight Classes
IMPORTANT NOTE: Competitors weigh-in WITH no-gi uniform on. Competitors will have until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday before the tournament to update registration information. To avoid disqualification, we recommend that all competitors double check their weight before this date, especially youth and junior competitors as sudden growth spurts can happen.
Children, Youth, and Juniors (ages 5-17) Weight Classes *
When registering, children, youth, and junior competitors, are required to submit actual current weight. Please be accurate and double check weight with their no-gi attire, as these numbers will help us to form the best brackets possible. Please avoid having children cut weight. In order to discourage weight cutting with our children, we use what is commonly called and known as the 10-2 rule. We try and keep the children within 10% of each others body weight and within 2 years in age.
*Please note that children, youth, and junior division routinely combine boys and girls.
Children, youth, and junior Gi Weight Divisions
- Up to 40.0 lbs.
- 40.1 – 50.0 lbs.
- 50.1 – 60.0 lbs.
- 60.1 – 70.0 lbs.
- 70.1 – 80.0 lbs.
- 80.1 – 90.0 lbs.
- 90.1 – 100.0 lbs.
- 100.1 – 110.0 lbs.
- 110.1 – 122.5 lbs.
- 122.6 – 135.0 lbs.
- 135.1 lbs. and over (may move to Junior division)
- Rooster: up – 118.0 lbs.
- Light Feather: 118.1 – 129.0 lbs.
- Feather: 129.1 – 141.5 lbs.
- Light: 141.6 – 152.5 lbs.
- Middle: 152.6 – 163.5 lbs.
- Medium Heavy: 163.6 – 175.0 lbs.
- Heavy: 175.1 – 186.0 lbs.
- Super Heavy: 186.1 – 197.0 lbs.
- Ultra Heavy: no maximum weight
*Please avoid having children, youth, and juniors cut weight.
*Please avoid having children cut weight.
*Please avoid having children cut weight. In order to discourage weight cutting with our children, we use what is commonly called and known as the 10-2 rule. We try and keep the children within 10% of each others body weight and within 2 years in age.
Rooster – 122.5 lbs. and Below
Light Feather – 122.6 to 136.0 lbs.
Feather – 136.1 to 149.0 lbs.
Light – 149.1 to 162.5 lbs.
Middle – 162.6 to 175.5 lbs.
Medium Heavy – 175.6 to 188.5 lbs.
Heavy – 188.6 to 202.0 lbs.
Super-Heavy – 202.1 to 215.0 lbs.
Ultra Heavy – 215.1 lbs. and Above
Class A – 136.0 lbs. and Below
Class B – 136.1 to 158.0 lbs.
Class C – 158.1 lbs and Above