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DATE: July 13, 2024

Weigh-ins: 8-10 a.m.
Competition begins: 10:30 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 13, 2024



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! Updated Registration Software!

  • Visit your sport-specific webpage to find the registration link.
  • Fill out a separate form for each participant and sport you are registering for.

PRICING DEADLINES:$35 for first event until June 19 (includes FREE shirt)$35 for first event until July 2 (no FREE shirt)

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 and Summer Fun Freebies (coming soon) courtesy of our sponsors.

SHIRT SHIPPING: Athletes who register by June 19 will have their shirt shipped to the address they provide. Upgrade and additional shirts will be available to purchase during registration. There is no packet pickup—information or items needed for competition will be provided onsite or online according to instructions emailed to athletes.

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

Further Information

Sport Specific Questions: Contact Co-Directors Steve Kovar at 402-475-9614 or Ron Hulshizer at hulshizer2@hotmail.com or 402-617-9782.

Online Registration/Website Questions: Contact the Cornhusker State Games office at 402-471-2544 or info@nebraskasportscouncil.com.

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