Wednesday, December 30, 2015

2016 PNW Grappling Season Begins Jan 30 with Ground Warrior Submission Challenge

The top notch talent of the Pacific Northwest is still the best kept secret in American grappling. If you're interested in doing your part to help put PNW grappling and jiu-jitsu on the map, there's no better way to support the art than by supporting PNW grappling events.

Starting off the PNW grappling calendar is the Ground Warrior Submission Challenge in Salem, Oregon on January 30. Sponsored by the Oregon National Guard, the Ground Warrior Submission Challenge is a submission-only, round-robin event. Entry fees are $55 for gi OR no gi, and $85 for both until January 1st.

Prices increase by $10 on Monday, and another $10 after January 18th, so if you're planning on competing, act soon to take advantage of early bird savings.

The Ground Warrior Submission Challenge is in its third year. Gracie Barra Washington/Federal Way's Phil Raby took home gold in the men's brown belt division last year. Superheavyweight gold medalist Shaun Kiatvongcharoen from Impact Jiu-Jitsu won the men's purple absolute division. Among top women competitors, Hannah Sharp of Renzo Gracie Portland won the purple lightweight division.

Check out the full results from seasons one (2013) and two (2014) - including no-gi and children's divisions.