Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Champion Challenge

Regional No-Time-Limit Championships

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Who: All grapplers, wrestlers, Jiu-Jitsu and Judo competitors

Location: Throwdown ETC (1640 South State Street), Orem, Utah

When: Saturday, November 15, 2008

Weigh-In: Weigh-in will be held the night before from 4:00pm to 8:00 at Throwdown ETC or at the event starting at 8:30am

All Divisions are usually Double Elimination except Absolute Divisions which are single elimination

Register by October 31 and Save $20+

The Schedule posted below is just an estimate, please check back regularly for updates at

Absolute Preliminaries:
Tentatively 9:00am-10:00am (no weigh-in, must register by Nov 14)
Absolute Women: all women, no weight classes
Absolute Amateur: novice to intermediate men, no weight classes
Absolute Professional: intermediate and advanced, no weight classes $1000 Cash Prize*

Special Divisions:
Tentatively 10:00am-11:40am (weigh-in closes at 9:15am)
Kids (age 7-12)
Teens (age13-17)
Women (age 13-Adult)
Masters (age 35+)

Novice Men:
Tentatively 11:40am-1:50pm (weigh-in closes at 10:55am)
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Beginner Men:
Tentatively 1:50pm-3:00pm (weigh-in closes at 1:05pm)
Beginner Men: <>

Upper Divisions:
Tentatively 3:00pm-4:15pm (weigh-in closes at 2:15pm)
Intermediate Men: 2-5 years
Advanced Men: 5+ years

Absolute Finals:
Tentatively around 4:00pm
Absolute Women: all women, no weight classes
Absolute Amateur: novice to intermediate men, no weight classes
Absolute Professional: intermediate and advanced, no weight classes $1000 Cash Prize*

*Cash prize is based on number of competitors at the tournament up to $1000. **Competitors must be weighed-in 45 minutes prior to their division starting. We recommend players weigh-in the night before from 4:00pm to 8:00pm, or plan on weighing in at least one hour prior to your event.

(September1-October 31): $40 for one division, $65 for two or more divisions

On-Time Registration (November 1-November 13): $50 for one division, $75 for two or more divisions

Late Registration (November 14-15): $60 for one division, $85 for two or more divisions

All Absolute Competitors must register by Friday, November 14; Absolute Matches will be posted online Friday night. No One will be able to register for the Absolute divisions Saturday at the event.

Spectators: $10 Adults, $3 Kids 4-12, under 4 is free

If you would like to volunteer or referee call Michael at (801) 636-4136 or email

The following competitors qualified for this event and therefore may pre-register (before October 31) free of charge please call or email Michael at the number above, you will be asked to help referee during the event. You may only register for the event(s) in which you qualified

Teens (teens must still be age 17 or younger and may only register for the teen division, additional divisions is $25)
Abram Allred
Collin Teague
Piotr Sauerbronn

(register for Women and Absolute Women, additional divisions is $25)

Julie Chamberlain
Rebecca Rodriguez

Men (register for Professional Absolute and Advanced Men, additional divisions is $25)
Derek Downey
Court McGee
Hank Weiss
Marc Brewer
Benjamin Anderson
Dayne Aristizabal
Steve Sharp
Sejin Seol
Camrann Pacheco
Harold Lucambio

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Saturday, October 18, 2008


photo courtesy of Miyo Strong


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Coach Davies "Renegade Training" Seminar

For those of you who were wondering were I was last week, I was invited to attend a seminar hosted at Throwdown ETC in Orem. I had a chance to meet some new people in the strength and conditioning industry and spend some time with some old friends.

Mr. Davies is the founder of Renegade Training International™, which is known for its ground breaking approach to human performance and the leading influence in the entire notion of what has been loosely termed as “functional training”.

To read more about Coach Davies and Renegade Training click here


Saturday, October 4, 2008

ABSOLUTE FIGHTERS recover from tough losses

Steven Siler vs. Camrann Pacheco: The lightweight title bout was fireworks both standing and on the ground. Siler and Pacheco let it all out with kicks and punches, swinging for the fences and landing some solid shots between them. When the fight went to the mat, the fans were treated to some really good, technical jiu-jitsu, a barrage of heel hooks, arm bars and escapes. Siler came out on top with a choke in the first round to claim the belt.

Steve Sharp vs. Rad Martinez: The featherweight title fight had splashes of excitement, but there was an awful lot of Martinez using his wrestling skills to maintain control, even if he wasn't doing much to finish the fight. To his credit, Sharp landed some nice elbows from the bottom, but overall the five-round fight was decided by Martinez's smothering ground game. The judges gave Martinez a unanimous 49-46 decision.

To read more about the Throwdown Showdown II