Western Pennsylvania’s Most Prestigious Grappling Tournament


The 11th annual Western Pennsylvania State Grappling Championships is slated for Oct 21, 2017.  We are one of the largest and longest running Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and grappling tournaments in the tri-state area. With multiple gi and no-gi divisions, our event helped to establish the competitive jiu-jitsu scene in this area and now attracts competitors from across the northeast. With teams traveling from as far as New York and Canada to compete, the Western PA BJJ Championships are a must-attend for any serious competitor.


This year’s tournament will be held at Baldwin High School, 4653 Clairton Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA  15236.



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Kids & Teens Register Here
Tournament Rules, Weight Classes & Divisions
Location & Directions


  • Experienced certified referees
  • 8 mats running throughout the day
  • Competitive divisions for men, women, and children of all skill levels
  • Convenient free parking
  • A pre-bracketing process that ensures the event starts on time and runs smoothly

For questions, concerns, or sponsorship inquiries, please contact Sonny Achille at 412-531-2122 or e-mail us.

Registration Fees

Online Pregistration Fees (Adults register online here / Kids & teens register here):

  • GI + NO-GI: $80
  • GI ONLY: $60
  • NO-GI ONLY: $60


  • GI + NO-GI: $90
  • GI ONLY: $70
  • NO-GI ONLY: $70

Kids and teens must be pre-registered by Tuesday, October 17th in order to participate!


Coaching Pass

School owners are welcome to one (1) free coaching pass. Please call Lisa at 412-531-2122 to have your name added to the list so we know to expect you.


Spectator tickets are available for $10 at the event (cash only).

Kids Must Pre-register by Midnight on Tuesday, October 17th

Please remember that by Tuesday, October 17th all competitors ages 17 and under must be pre-registered to participate in this event.  We do this to ensure that the divisions are as fair as possible and to ensure that things move quickly on tournament day.  Parents and Coaches – competitors 17 and under will be asked to state an “estimated weight” during the registration process.  COMPETITORS MUST ACTUALLY WEIGH IN WITHIN 5 POUNDS OF THEIR ESTIMATED WEIGHT, OR THEY MAY BE DISQUALIFIED!  We have had problems with this in the past – please do not guess about your competitor’s weight during the registration process.

Weigh-ins will be at Steel City Martial Arts in Castle Shannon, PA (http://www.steelcitymartialarts.com/) on Friday, October 20th from Noon to 7:00 p.m., and at the Tournament on Saturday, October 21st beginning at 8:00 a.m.  All Kids and Teens must weigh-in by 9:00 a.m. on Saturday!  Adults may weigh-in by 11:00 a.m. on Saturday.


Event Photography

All photos are courtesy of JMH Photography, the official WPABJJ photographer!  http://www.photosbyjeannette.com/

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WPABJJ tournaments are organized by Steel City Martial Arts in Pittsburgh, PA.