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Important information for 2015 and 2016:

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have been unable to solidify a date for 2015 and unfortunately will not be able hold an event this year. We are in the process of working on the American Open World Tour event for 2016. With the additional time to prepare, the 2016 event promises to be the best American Open yet. We look forward to seeing you next year and thank you for your time and support. We apologize for any inconveniences, please feel free to contact us with any further questions or comments.
American Open No-Gi Grappling

For the Third year the AKA American Open is offering the American Open No-Gi Grappling Divisions. The American Open No-Gi Grappling Divisions are run using the American Open Grappling rules. The American Open No-Gi Grappling Divisions for Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced are run on Saturday at Noon; ringside check-in is at 11:30am.

American Open grappling ranking



Beginner 0-1yr training
Intermediate 1yr-3yr training
Advanced * 3yr+ training

Brackets for competitors ages 4-17 are made using the Madison Bracketing System. There are no preset weight classes for children and teens. At the end of weigh-ins, the Junior competitors will be sorted by weight. Brackets will then be made by grouping them into sets of even numbers whenever possible, (depending on turnout) In the event of an odd number of competitors the lightest weight competitor will be awarded a "By" . Juniors will be divided by weight, experience, and age (whenever possible). Using the Madison system means children and teens will no longer cut weight since they won’t know the weight classes in advance. Weight Classes will be adhered to as best we can for all ADULT Divisions. However it may be necessary to combine some divisions to accommodate competitors.

Ages 4-5
 
AG-1 4-5, Beginner M/FSat
AG-4 4-5, Intermediate M/FSat
AG-7 4-5, Advanced M/FSat
 
Ages 6-7
 
AG-15 6-7, Beginner M/FSat
AG-18 6-7, Intermediate M/FSat
AG-21 6-7, Advanced M/FSat
 
Ages 8-9
 
AG-30 8-9, Beginner M/FSat
AG-33 8-9, Intermediate M/FSat
AG-36 8-9, Advanced M/FSat
 
Ages 10-11
 
AG-45 10-11, Beginner M/FSat
AG-48 10-11, Intermediate M/FSat
AG-51 10-11, Advanced M/FSat
 
Ages 12-13
 
AG-60 12-13, Beginner M/FSat
AG-63 12-13, Intermediate M/FSat
AG-66 12-13, Advanced M/FSat
 
Ages 14-15
 
AG-75 14-15, Beginner M/FSat
AG-78 14-15, Intermediate M/FSat
AG-81 14-15, Advanced M/FSat
 
Ages 16-17
 
AG-90 16-17, Beginner MSat
AG-93 16-17, Intermediate MSat
AG-96 16-17, Advanced MSat
 
AG-105 16-17, Beginner FSat
AG-108 16-17, Intermediate FSat
AG-111 16-17, Advanced FSat
 
Ages 18-29
 
AG-120 18-29, Beginner, Feather weight 1 - 149 MSat
AG-121 18-29, Beginner, Light weight 150-169 MSat
AG-122 18-29, Beginner Middle weight 171-189 MSat
AG-123 18-29, Beginner, Heavy weight 190-209 MSat
AG-124 18-29, Beginner, Super Heavy weight 210+ MSat
AG-130 18-29, Intermediate, Feather weight 1 - 149 MSat
AG-131 18-29, Intermediate, Light weight 150-169 MSat
AG-132 18-29, Intermediate Middle weight 170-189 MSat
AG-133 18-29, Intermediate, Heavy weight 190-209 MSat
AG-134 18-29, Intermediate, Super Heavy weight 210+ MSat
AG-140 18-29, Advanced, Feather weight 1 - 149 MSat
AG-141 18-29, Advanced, Light weight 150-169 MSat
AG-142 18-29, Advanced Middle weight 170-189 MSat
AG-143 18-29, Advanced, Heavy weight 190-209 MSat
AG-144 18-29, Advanced, Super Heavy weight 210+ MSat
AG-150 18 +, Beginner, Feather weight 1 - 119 FSat
AG-151 18 +, Beginner, Light weight 120-134 FSat
AG-152 18 +, Beginner Middle weight 135-149 FSat
AG-153 18 +, Beginner, Heavy weight 150+ FSat
AG-155 18 +, Intermediate, Feather weight 1 - 119 FSat
AG-156 18 +, Intermediate, Light weight 120-134 FSat
AG-157 18 +, Intermediate Middle weight 135-149 FSat
AG-158 18 +, Intermediate, Heavy weight 150+ FSat
AG-160 18 +, Advanced, Feather weight 1 - 119 FSat
AG-161 18 +, Advanced, Light weight 120-134 FSat
AG-162 18 +, Advanced Middle weight 135-149 FSat
AG-163 18 +, Advanced, Heavy weight 150+ FSat
 
Ages 30+
 
AG-165 30+, Beginner, Feather weight 1 - 159 MSat
AG-166 30+, Beginner, Light weight 160-179 MSat
AG-167 30+, Beginner Middle weight 180-199 MSat
AG-168 30+, Beginner, Heavy weight 200 + MSat
AG-170 30+, Intermediate, Feather weight 1 - 159 MSat
AG-171 30+, Intermediate, Light weight 160-179 MSat
AG-172 30+, Intermediate Middle weight 180-199 MSat
AG-173 30+, Intermediate, Heavy weight 200 + MSat
AG-175 30+, Advanced, Feather weight 1 - 159 MSat
AG-176 30+, Advanced, Light weight 160-179 MSat
AG-177 30+, Advanced Middle weight 180-199 MSat
AG-178 30+, Advanced, Heavy weight 200 + MSat