17th Annual Wildcat Invitational & Northeast Regional Collegiate Championships

Durham, New Hampshire

April 22, 2023 7:30 a.m. (ET)


Important details:

  • Your current registration is still valid for the new date of April 22
  • If you are unable to come you are entitled to a refund -- contact wildcat.judo.tournament@gmail.com to make arrangements, alternatively you may roll the donation to the 2024 Wildcat to cover your entry fees
  • If you elected to pay on site there is no change and we will still collect the funds from you on tournament morning

Details will be forthcoming on extended registration dates, new flyer, etc.

Again thank you for continuing to support the event.

Presented by: University of New Hampshire Judo
TOURNAMENT DIR: Jake Freedman, Head Coach UNH Judo Club jjfreedman@comcast.net, (603) 867-1028
Dr. Erik Berda, Assistant Coach UNH Judo Club erik.berda@unh.edu, (603) 531-7839
CHIEF REFEREE: Jake Freedman (IJF-B, NH)
Ken Durand (N, NH)
WHEN: Competition Date: Saturday, March 22, 2023
WHERE: Competition Venue: UNH, Hamel Rec Center, 5 Edgewood Rd, Durham, NH (use Lot H ground-level entrance)
The entries will be capped at 250 competitors. Online entries and walk‐ups no longer permitted once capped.
WEIGH-INS: Registration and Weigh-In
Saturday, March 22
7:30 to 8:30am:    Juniors / Ne Waza / Veterans check-in / weigh-in will close promptly at 8:30 am
After 9:00am:       Senior divisions
Evening weigh-ins are available from 7 – 9pm on Friday 3/3 at the tournament location.
Satellite weigh-ins will be permitted at clubs where there is a calibrated scale and should be completed no earlier than Thursday 3/2.
Club officers / coaches / managers please submit lists by Friday 3/3 noon
REGISTRATION: Entry Fees:    Standard rates shown through 3/1. Early-bird $20 discount applied per competitor/team when registered and paid by 2/18!
$60 – Junior / Ne Waza / Senior Novice / Collegiate / Veteran divisions; Additional divisions $20 each
$85 – any Senior Advanced division
$100 – Kata teams; Additional kata $30
Walk-ups*:    $75 – Junior / Ne Waza / Senior Novice / Collegiate / Veteran; Additional divisions $25 each
$100 – any Senior Advanced division
ELIGIBILITY: Anyone currently registered with any of the national governing bodies USA Judo, USJA, USJF, or ATJA may enter the tournament. Cards must be presented at registration or a copy uploaded with pre-registration. Membership applications will be available during check-in with payment by check or credit card only. Collegiate competitors must present proof of enrollment per NCJA standards. NCJA membership not required. See ncjajudo.org for info. Regional referee certification offered.


  • 3 mat areas in a beautiful modern University venue
  • Prize money in Senior Advanced divisions / medals for all other divisions
  • Grand Champion overall competition for winners of Senior Advanced to double prize money
  • Kata competition judged by PJC and IJF kata judges
  • Smoothcomp registration and overall tournament management
  • Discounted entries on or before February 18th!


Contact information for the 17th Annual Wildcat Invitational and Northeast Regional Collegiate Championships:

Jake Freedman / University of New Hampshire Judo