NAGA St. Louis
2011 NAGA ST. LOUIS GRAPPLING CHAMPIONSHIP
The North American Grappling Association (NAGA) is the world’s largest mixed grappling tournament circuit with over 110,000 competitors worldwide! On Saturday, March 19, 2011, NAGA makes its debut in the St. Louis area with the NAGA St. Louis Grappling Championship No-Gi & Gi tournament. Come as an individual or as a team to compete. You do not have to live in Missouri or be on a team to participate in this event. The event will be held 20 minutes outside St. Louis in O’Fallon, IL. This event is nationally RANKED!
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SAMURAI SWORDS TO CHILDREN & TEEN WINNERS
NAGA will be awarding custom engraved SAMURAI SWORDS to all Children & Teen 1st place winners! Octagon medals will be awarded to all 2nd & 3rd place winners along with Adults who place 1st through 3rd. All competitors who win a medal will have the opportunity to obtain a samurai sword in addition to their medal at the NAGA T-shirt booth for a nominal fee. All children/teens will take home a medal even if they do not place 1st through 3rd for having the courage to compete.
The winner of our Expert Absolute No-Gi division will take home a NAGA championship belt.
6 SPECTACULAR CHAMPIONSHIP CUP TEAM AWARDS
All 6 of our top teams (Adult Gi, No-Gi & Children 17 yrs. & under) will receive a custom made CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM CUP. Don’t miss this opportunity to showcase the talent that your academy possesses.
CONSOLATION RING OPEN ALL DAY - NO EXTRA FEE
To give our adult competitors more opportunities to compete, NAGA has created a Consolation Ring. This ring will run both No-Gi and Gi matches. The concept of the ring is to give those who did not place 1st, 2nd or 3rd in their division another opportunity to compete. Once your division is over, bring your registration card to the consolation ring and our ring coordinator will match you up with others that are similar in weight and age. This will be a great way for competitors to get extra matches and earn valuable competition experience. Kids and Teens, you will be taken care of at your ring.
FREE NAGA BOARD SHORTS TO OUR REPEAT COMPETITORS
Any NAGA competitor who competes in BOTH the NAGA St. Louis Grappling Championship (3/19) and the NAGA Chicago Grappling Championship (4/30 & 5/1) will receive a FREE pair of NAGA Board Shorts ($45 value). You can pick up the shorts from the NAGA t-shirt booth at the Chicago event. We appreciate your continued support of NAGA Tournaments.
NATIONALLY RANKED EVENT
All NAGA events are part of the nationwide ranking system entitled RANKED. Our goal is to determine who the best grapplers in the country are for various age, gender, and skill levels. This tournament will be nationally ranked so do not miss your opportunity to gain points towards a true national title. More details can be found at www.nationallyranked.com.
NAGA works diligently to prevent "sandbagging", or the practice of fighting down skill levels to ensure one takes home an award. NAGA has been working with RANKED to track all fighters and ranked grappling events to produce true "national standings." A by-product of these standings is our knowledge of who has competed and at which level. Front door personnel will use RANKED data to determine whether or not individuals who have fought in past events belong in a higher skill level (i.e. placed 1st at a prior NAGA event).