USAG Qualifier and PGF Season 4 Qualifier - Decatur, Alabama

USA Grappling Events

 The Champion of each weight class, men's & women's, from each of these qualifying events will be automatically placed in the Final Team Trials event. The remaining 4 spots will be selected by the USAG Board of Directors through a petition unless you qualified during a Special Match event. 

The USAG World Team Trials champion, at each prospective weight class (NoGi only), will represent the United States at the UWW Grappling World Championships in Pontevedra, Spain. World Team Members will be funded in the following way: round trip flight (price based out of Los Angeles), Gear (Nogi), hotel for 3 days, entry fee, transportation to and from the hotel and all meals that are provided by the host country.  If you are the NoGi champion at the USAG WTT then you will also have the option to compete in the Gi competition in Spain. If you decide to compete in the Gi portion of the UWW World Championships then you will be responsible for the 2 extra days at the hotel and you must have your own red Gi and blue Gi. If you decide not to take that spot then the spot will be offered to the runner up and so on. If the runner up chooses to go and compete in the Gi then that athlete will be responsible for all of their own expenses. 

Team USA Grappling Trials is open for all competitors who are registered Adult Athletes with USAG (Register at All competitors must hold a valid USA passport.

USAG will consider the following criteria for the USAG World Team grappling trials (NoGi only) selection that will enter them into an 8-man bracket.  Registration for petitions will be open on 14-June and must be received by 7-July-2022 at 11:59pm.

Pathway for expedited selection criteria:


- UWW Grappling Worlds Medalist

- ADCC Medalist

- EBI Champion

- IBJJF/SJJIF World Champion Gi/NoGi - (Brown Belt or Black Belt only)

- N. American ADCC Trials Medalist

- EBI/CJJ Competitor

- FloGrappling top 10 ranked (individual weight)

- NCAA National Champion

- NCAA All-American


Open Rank. All styles, belt levels and experiences may register. 

- The weight classes for this season are:

            - Men's Lightweight (155 pounds or less)

            - Ladies Bantamweight (135 pounds or less)

- Same Day Weigh Ins

- We will use our scale to determine weight. If you miss weight matside, you forfeit the match.

- No refunds on the registration fee ($119) for any reason. This is non-negotiable. Please note this before registering. 

We will be looking for competitors of various skill sets and ranks to participate in PGF Season 4. 

PGF 4 will take place in Decatur, Alabama on October 23-29, so if you think you are gonna make the roster you need to be in Decatur and Game ready on those days. You will compete 12 matches during the week, with the top 8 moving on to the tournament on Saturday. 

There will be 10 PGF Qualifiers. The winner from each Qualifier will receive an automatic invitation to participate in PGF Season 4. 

The rest of the roster will be chosen from Qualifier participants. No one will be on the roster that doesn't come through the Qualifier. 


10th Planet Decatur »
108 Lenwood Rd Decatur AL 35603
Timezone: America/Chicago



  • USAG - Men 119 USD
  • USAG - Women 119 USD
  • Click here to register for the PGF 4 Qualifier 119 USD
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