This tournament will be held under traditional American catch wrestling rules, where you can win by submission or pin. There are no points, no politics, and no sandbagging. Grapplers of all styles, organizations, and levels of experience are welcome. The tournament will not have any points scored, as matches are based on win, lose, or draw format. There are no divisions by experience level in order to stop sandbagging. All kinds of submissions are allowed, except groin attacks, fish hooking, spitting, biting, hair grabbing, intentional striking, and kicking.
· Super Light - 140 lbs. · Light - 160 lbs. · Middle - 180 lbs. · Lt. Heavy - 200 lbs.
· Heavy – 225 lbs. · Super Heavy - over 225 lbs.
There will be an open division and women’s division as well. The women’s division will use the Madison System and will have no weight divisions, with competitors matched closest to their weights.
About NACWA and Catch Wrestling:
N.A.C.W.A. (North American Catch Wrestling Association) is an American association for catch wrestling that promotes and hosts catch-as-catch-can submission wrestling tournaments. N.A.C.W.A. is a grassroots organization started by Daniel Kanagie as a means to bring back real American submission wrestling.
Catch wrestling is a classical, hybrid grappling type of wrestling developed in 1870. It was later popularized by carnival wrestlers who refined new submission holds and hooks to be more effective against