General Information

DATE: Saturday, July 18, 2020

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

SITE: TBD, Lincoln

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 18, 2020



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

$25 per participant until March 26
$30 per participant until May 28
$35 per participant until June 18
$40 per participant until July 6
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 2020 Cornhusker State Games; White cotton athlete shirt (micro-fiber or soft cotton lightweight tri-blend upgrade available); Pass for free admission to SportFest, the Opening Ceremonies, and all competition venues; 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

Choose the Shipping Option and get a Free Arby’s Sandwich!

Save time, avoid hassles and receive your CSG gear more than a week before the Opening Ceremonies by shipping your athlete packet ($10) or team box ($15).  Athlete packets contain the athlete shirt and Super Pass. Athlete packets will begin to ship in late June. The packet shipping option will only be available for those registered by the final entry deadline. If you don’t choose the shipping option, you will need to pick up your athlete packet or team box.

For those who did not select the packet shipping option during registration, athlete packets and team boxes can be picked up at the following locations, dates and times:

Lincoln East High School (enter through the southeast doors), 1000 S. 70th St. (Lincoln – View Map)
Thursday, July 16 | 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday, July 17 | 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, July 18 | 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, July 19 | 7 a.m. – Noon

Athlete packets contain the athlete shirt and Super Pass, which includes admission to all venues and SportFest and the Opening Ceremonies.  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.

Further Information

Sport Specific Questions: Director David Williss at 402-540-6674 or Assistant Director Steve Kovar at 402-475-9614.

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

Event Sponsor

Official Event Of:

Thank You to our platinum sponsors

Official Member of the

Phone: 402-471-2544

Fax: 402-413-1119

Mailing address: 
Po Box 29366
Lincoln, NE 68529

Shipping address:
3260 Folkways Blvd Suite B
Lincoln, NE 68504