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Pittsburgh Grappling Invitational: Oct. 29th
From the Desk Of American Hardcore LLC:
As the hunger for combat sports in Pittsburgh continues to reach critical mass, another heavy hitter has come to the plate to deliver the spectacle that fans have been begging for. Bryan Klaus, owner of the big budgeted American Hardcore Cage Fighting, has teamed up with Jeff Contraguerro of grappling tournament fame to produce American Hardcore Grappling. And on Saturday, October 29, they drop an atom bomb on the Pittsburgh scene.
On paper the duo and the gameplan seem unstoppable. Klaus has held some of the prettiest MMA shows in Eastern Ohio, and Contraguerro has more than made his mark by holding MMA fights and grappling tournaments, traveling the country to train with the biggest names in the game, and training some of the nations’s best youth grapplers including Anthony Petrarca and his son Daniel Contraguerro who have both placed first in the expert division for their age brackets at national level NAGA tournaments.
To add even more extra impact to the atom bomb, the tournament is being held at the area’s biggest and most impressive super-gym, the Fight Club Pittsburgh – which guarantees that the scenery and amenities will be unlike any other tournament any of us have ever seen before. There is even talk of having select matches in the Fight Club’s cages. And rumor is that the superfights that are coming together are HUGE.
Competing is this event is a no-brainer for anyone within driving distance of Pittsburgh, especially since Contraguerro and Klaus have made a point to invite gyms from as far away as Florida. This should be THE grappling tournament of the year and set new standards if all goes according to plan. The details are as follows:
Check out the details and particulars after the jump:
4573 Campbells Run Road, Pittsburgh PA, 15205
*KIDS: Weighins 8:30am. 10am - NAGA rules - NO GI $50
*ADULTS: Weighins 10:30am. Noon - Submission Only - GI or NO GI $55 – GI and NO GI $65
*Teams of 5 or more who pre-register will receive a $5 refund per entrant when they arrive at the tournament.
*Spectators will be charged $5 at the door. Spectators under the age of 10 get in free.
*All winners get medals. Winners of the kids, teen, and adult Absolute divisions get Championship Belts.
Pre-registration is now closed! If you are interested in competing, please register at the door.