The 2017 U.S. Grappling World Team Trials will be held in Las Vegas, NV. Grappling is a style of submission wrestling with gi and no-gi variants, that combines techniques commonly found in freestyle wrestling, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, luta livre, catch wrestling, judo and sambo. The aim of the contest is to control the opponent on the ground and submit him using chokes or locks.
The event will be held under United World Wrestling Grappling rules. Click here for the UWW Grappling rulebook.
Trials winners will be eligible for the US Grappling World Team and will qualify to represent Team USA at the World Championships in Azerbaijan in October!
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Grappling World Team Trials - Gi
Thursday, April 27 1:00PM - 2:00PM Mandatory Check-in, Weigh-in Card Pickup, and Waiver Drop-off for Grappling World Team Trials- Gi
2:00PM - 2:30PM Grappling World Team Trials- Gi Medical Check & Weigh-in • Athletes competing in BOTH Grappling World Team Trials- Gi and No-Gi will only weigh-in once for both events. • Athletes are responsible for picking up both weigh-in cards in order to have single weigh-in count. This is contingent upon the athlete actively competing in the first of the two wrestling styles scheduled. • Athletes competing in No-Gi only must weigh in on Wednesday during the scheduled time.
2:00PM - 3:00PM Pairing Officials Clinic and Tournament Set-up
3:00PM - 5:00PM Mat Officials and Coaches Clinic for Grappling World Team Trials. All coaches are welcome to attend this meeting
5:00PM - 5:30PM Grappling World Team Trials- Gi Rules Clinic for Athletes and Coaches
6:00PM - 9:30PM Session I: Grappling World Team Trials- Gi– Preliminaries, Consolations and Medal Matches
Grappling World Team Trials - No-Gi
April 28-29, 2017
Friday, April 28 9:00AM - 10:00AM Mandatory Check-in, Weigh-in Card Pickup, and Waiver Drop-off for Grappling World Team Trials- No-Gi ** **Athletes competing in both Gi and No-Gi who weigh-in on Thursday do not have to weigh-in again on Friday if they use both weigh in cards on Thursday
10:00AM - 10:30AM Grappling World Team Trials- No-Gi Medical Check & Weigh-in**
10:00AM - 12:00PM Grappling World Team Trials- No-Gi Tournament Set-up
12:30PM - 1:30PM Grappling World Team Trials- No-Gi Rules Clinic for Athletes and Coaches
2:00PM - 6:00PM Session I: Grappling World Team Trials- No-Gi – Preliminaries
Saturday, April 29 1:30PM - 5:00PM Session II: Grappling World Team Trials- No-Gi – Finals and all Medals