This event will serve as the qualifying event for the U.S. team which will compete in the FILA Grappling World Championships in Belgrade, Serbia, Sept. 29 – Oct. 1.
Competition will be in No-Gi Grappling and Gi Grappling, under the current FILA Grappling rules. There will be competition for both men and women. Grappling, also known as submission wrestling, is growing in popularity in the United States and around the world.
The United States has established itself as a world power in Grappling. The United States won the No-Gi competition and placed second in the Gi competition at the 2010 FILA Grappling World Championships in Poland. The U.S. was the World champion in both No-Gi and Gi Grappling at the 2009 FILA Grappling World Championships held in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Xtreme Couture is owned by MMA superstar Randy Couture, who was a U.S. World Team member in Greco-Roman wrestling and NCAA runner-up for Oklahoma State in college wrestling. Couture is schedule to attend the U.S. Grappling World Team Trials in person.