UWW Jr. & Vet Grappling World Team Trials

Selland Arena Fresno CA June 4th

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Grappling World Team Trials- Gi & Nogi

June 4, 2017


Sunday, June 4, 2017

Mandatory Check-in, Weigh-in Card Pickup, and Waiver Drop-off for Grappling World Team Trials- Gi & NoGi

10:00 AM- 12:00 PM

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.

1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Grappling World Team Trials-  Rules Clinic for Athletes and Coaches

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Session I

Grappling World Team Trials- Gi– Preliminaries, Consolations and Medal Matches

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Grappling World Team Trials- No-Gi




If a grappler violates the United World Wrestling Code of Ethics in a blatant and unsportsmanlike manner,

the central referee shall disqualify him/her from the match or from the competition. The central referee

shall report every violator for membership review. If a grappler is injured by an illegal hold and cannot

continue the match, the athlete who caused the injury shall lose the match. The first offense results

in 1 point awarded to the opponent, the second offense results in 1 point awarded to the opponent, and

the third offense leads to disqualification:

1st caution = 1 point > 2nd caution = 1 point > 3rd caution = 1 point > 4th caution = disqualification

Note: Any illegal action executed to prevent the opponent from completing a submission will result in immediate


Illegal actions include:

- Intentional breaking of bones or joints (i.e. not giving the opponent’s enough time to tap in

submission situations)

- Punching, kicking, knees, forearms, elbows, head butts, malicious cross faces

- Biting, pulling of hair, nose, ears, or attacking the groin

- Eye, ear, or nose gouging, fish hooking

- Spikes (i.e., standing throws onto the head or neck)

- Slams in defense of submission attempts and if opponent’s body is above waist level

- Back splashes from standing position

- Combination of joint locks and throws

- Use of the fingers for throat/trachea choking techniques

- Inside or outside heel hooks

- Chin ripping

- Neck cranks (crucifix, full-nelson, can opener, etc.)

Note: Is legal to crank the neck while applying a choke (for example during a guillotine or a rear naked choke)

- Small joint manipulation

- Holding less that 4 fingers or toes

- Intentional grabbing of competition uniform (in No-Gi grappling)

- Coating the skin with any kind of substance or using gauzes or any kind of protective materials without

the authorization of the Head medical officer and in agreement with the referee.

- Argument/insults towards anybody present in the competition hall

- Pretense of injury

Age restrictions: Novice and schoolboys/girls are not allowed to make guillotines or foot and leg locks.

Classification, Divisions & Weight Classes


Divisions & Weight Classes:

Juniors  (18-19 years old) 


(kg) 58, 62, 66, 71, 77, 84, 92, +92

(lbs) 127.6, 136.4, 145.2, 156.2, 169.4, 184.8, 202.4, +202.4


 (kg) 49, 53, 58, 64, 71, +71

(lbs) 107.8, 116.6, 127.6, 140.8, 156.2, +156.2


Veterans  (35-60 years old)


(kg) 62, 66, 71, 77, 84, 92, 100, +100

(lbs) 136.4, 145.2, 156.2, 169.4, 184.8, 202.4, 220, +220


(kg)  53, 58, 64, 71, +71

(lbs) 116.6, 127.6, 140.8, 156.2, +156.2

Competition Uniform

Grapplers shall appear on the edge of the mat wearing regulation competition grappling or board shorts and sleeveless, short sleeve or long sleeve rash guard shirt. They shall not be excessively baggy or have button/snaps that may be unsafe during competition. The competition shirt shall be tight fitting. Colors and patterns that may interfere with scoring are not allowed on the competition uniforms (they can be checked by the Head Official before the beginning of competition). The first grappler called shall put on a red ankleband and the second a blue ankle-band. The use of light kneepads containing no metal parts is allowed. 


Grapplers are not required to wear shoes during the match, but those who choose to shall wear wrestling shoes. The use of shoes with heels or nailed soles, buckles, or any metallic parts is prohibited. Prior to competition, an official shall examine all equipment that is outside of the established normal attire. Shoes with laces shall be wrapped with sticky tape so that they do not come undone during the match. Each grappler is responsible for providing the tape himself/herself for the shoes and laces shall be wrapped prior to stepping onto the mat.