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General Information

DATE: Saturday, July 16, 2022

Weigh-ins: 8-10 a.m.
Competition begins: 10 a.m.

SITE: Lincoln Martial Arts Center (4815 S. 14th Street, Suite D, Lincoln) – View Map

WEIGHTS: Weight divisions determined based on participation.

AWARDS: Custom Cornhusker State Games gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each division and weight.

Age determined as of July 16, 2022



All matches will be three minutes, with double elimination brackets. The director reserves the right to combine or modify divisions or modify elimination format depending on the number of entries and safety factors.

Modified IJF tournament rules will apply.
No chokes in the 11-12 Years and below.
No arm bars for Boys and Girls divisions.

Event Name                                                                           

Boys | 7 & Under                                      
Boys | 8-10 Years                                      
Boys | 11-12 Years                                     
Boys | 13-14 Years                                    
Boys | 15-16 Years                                                                  
Men | Novice 17 & Over*                          
Men | All Ranks 17 & Over                        
Men | Masters 35 & Over

Girls | 7 & Under
Girls | 8-10 Years
Girls | 11-12 Years
Girls | 13-14 Years
Girls | 15-16 Years   
Women | Novice 17 & Over*
Women | All Ranks 17 & Over
Women | Masters 35 & Over

Nage No KATA
Katame No KATA
Goshin Jitsu No KATA

*Novice Divisions: Green belts and below.

Registration Fees & Deadlines

NEW THIS YEAR: CSG souvenir items can be purchased at our online store HERE.  All online store orders will be shipped directly to the athlete from the supplier.

$35 per participant June 2 – July 5

Additional events – $11

MULTI-EVENT DISCOUNT NOTE: If registering for multiple events, all entries must occur in the same transaction to receive the multi-event discount.

ENTRY FEE INCLUDES: Competition in the 2022 Cornhusker State Games; Sponsor gifts and coupons.

PAPER ENTRY FORMS: Paper entry forms will be accepted with a $5 processing fee per participant. Registering online saves time, money and trees.​

Athlete Packets

Packets will be available for in-person pickup on Friday, July 15 from 8 am – 7 pm at Lincoln East High School.

Packets include athlete shirt (if registered by June 1), athlete pass, and Nebraska State Fair Admission Pass.

The athlete packets DO NOT contain any sport specific information such as schedules, maps, bib numbers, etc. For sport-specific details, refer to your sport General Information.

Opening Ceremonies

The show begins at 8 p.m. at Seacrest Field, Lincoln!

The Opening Ceremonies will be televised statewide by News Channel Nebraska.

For more details regarding Opening Ceremonies, please refer to the Opening Ceremonies web page.

Further Information

Sport Specific Questions: Contact Co-Directors Steve Kovar at 402-475-9614 or Ron Hulshizer at or 402-617-9782.

Online Registration/Website Questions: Contact the Cornhusker State Games office at 402-471-2544 or

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Phone: 402-471-2544

Fax: 402-413-1119

Mailing address: 
PO Box 29366
Lincoln, NE 68529

Shipping address:
7620 N 70th
Lincoln, NE 68517