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Des Moines Submission Challenge 2018
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Des Moines Submission Challenge 2018

Submission Challenge returns to Des Moines , with our Submission Only Jiujitsu Tournament for kids, teens, and adults. This is a Gi and No-Gi Submission Only jiujitsu tournament open to all Kids, Teens and Adults of all skill levels. This is an ISOF Ranked event offering International, National, and statewide rankings for winning athletes. Please review new updated tournament format.

When: 11/03/18
Where: Ohana Sports Complex
1400 SE Gateway Dr #111
Grimes, Iowa  50111
United States
Presenter: Submission Challenge
Contact: Submission Challenge

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Competitor List - Updated 10/27/18


Final Brackets for Nov 3rd Des Moines IA Submission Challenge


If you have any updates or questions, please reach out to us before the event. Saturday morning Brackets will be locked and ready for competition with no edits or adjustments made. 

 Weigh ins -

Kids and Teens 8am - 9am

Adults 9am - Noon


Youth No-Gi - 9:00AM

Youth Gi - 10:00AM

Adult White Belt No-Gi - 11:00AM

Adult Blue Belt No-Gi - Noon

Adult Purple and Above No-Gi Noon

White Belt Gi - 1pm

Blue Belt Gi - 2pm

Purple Belt Gi - 2pm



Registration closes Midnight October 28th 2018 at Midnight.

Absolutely No Registrations will be Accepted After the Deadline. This is to ensure an on schedule and professionally ran event. 


Registration and Deadlines:

Early Bird Registration by Sun October 14th Midnight1 Division $59 and 2 Divisions for $79
Regular Registration Closes Sun October 28th at Midnight: 1 Division $69 and 2 Divisions for $99
Absolute Divisions: $20 Early $30 Late Registration (Adults only white - black belt gi and no-gi)
Championship Belts For Advanced Divisions (Gi and No-Gi : Orange Belt Youth, Blue belt Teen, Brown/Black Adult)


Registration Edits and Adjustments must be submitted to info@submissionchallenge by Sunday October 28th at Midnight.




This is a Sub Only Jiu-Jitsu Tournament. Gi and No-Gi. ISOF Rules EBI Overtime. 



Competitive Divisions:

The Submission Challenge offers a variety of gi and no-gi divisions for our competitors to enjoy. Our regular gi and no-gi divisions are broken down by skill level, weight class, and age group. Our Absolute divisions (for adults) are broken down into each individual belt level with all weight classes combined.


Available Divisions to Compete In

•   Regular Divisions based on age, weight class, and skill level

•       No-Gi

•       Gi

•   Absolute Divisions (Adult White - Black Belt Only)

•       All weight classes, all ages, same skill level



•   Tentative Event Schedule:

•   8am: Weigh ins for Kids and Teens Open 

•   8:30am - Rules Overview 


Weigh In Schedule and Policy:

Competitors will receive a 1lb weight allowance during weigh ins. Competitors may weigh in wearing whatever they'd like. Competitors must weigh in at least 1 hour before their scheduled competitive start time. Competitors who fail to weigh in 1 hour before their scheduled start time will be disqualified from competition without refund or roll over. 







Age Divisions





·Youth Ages 4-6yrs

·Youth Ages 7-8yrs

·Youth Ages 9-10yrs

·Youth Ages 11-12yrs

·Teens 13-15yrs

·Teens 16-17yrs

·Adults 18yrs +

·Masters 1: 30-34yrs

·Masters 2: 35-39yrs

·Directors 1: 40-44yrs

·Directors 2: 45-49yrs

·Executive 1: 50-54yrs

·Executive 2: 55yrs +



Weight Classes


Adults(Men and Women)



·115lbs and under










·115lbs and under









·265.1 lbs+

·39lbs and under











The Submission Challenge utilizes the traditional Brazilian jiu-jitsu belt system as the guide for students skill levels. In the event you have not been awarded official rank or do not train at an official academy that awards rank, use the unofficial skill level guide as an equivalent to what belt level you need to select at registration.  


Youth/Teen Official Belt:

Youth/Teen Unofficial Skill level:

Adult Official Belt:

Adult Unofficial Skill level:

White Belt

UnofficialWhite: under 1 year of experience

White Belt

·Unofficial White Belt: 0 - 4 years of experience

Gray Belt

UnofficialGray: Under 18 months of experience

Blue Belt

·UnofficialBlue Belt: 4 - 7 years of experience

Yellow Belt

UnofficialYellow: 18 months - 3 years of experience

Purple Belt

·UnofficialPurple Belt: 8 - 11 years experience

Orange Belt

UnofficialOrange: 3 - 5 years of experience

Brown Belt

·UnofficialBrown Belt: 12 - 15 years experience

Green/Blue Belt

Unofficial Green/Blue: 5+ years of experience

Black Belt

UnofficialBlack Belt: 16 years + experience





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