What to expect when you arrive!

For those of you who are new to a USA Judo national event or Las Vegas, it is important for you to read and understand the information below.

This is a national event, where roster points are involved. Thus, formats and enforcement of rules is critical to keeping the integrity of the event. USA Judo national events are unlike any local or regional event you have probably attended, and we hope that this information will help guide you through the process.

Check-in Process:

  • Only check in if you have a change to your weight or category

  • Changes to an athlete’s weight can only be made during the check in process, not at weigh in or after an official weigh-in

  • Check the athlete’s weight before coming through the check in process. Unofficial scales are provided in the weigh in room. Weighing on the official scale then deciding you want to change weights is not permitted

  • If you feel you pre-registered but are not on the check in sheet, please see the event director immediately


Weigh-in Process:

  • Read the posted Weigh-in Procedures and understand them prior to getting on the official scale
  • An athlete may get on the unofficial scale as many times as you want if the event allows for it (READ THE ENTRY PACKET)
  • Once an athlete steps on the official scale, that weight is recorded and is official. You cannot get off and back on. There is no second chance
  • Not only can you miss weight by being too heavy, you can miss weight by being too light. Know what your weight category is----READ THE ENTRY PACKET
  • Changes to your weight category cannot be made during the weigh in process, they must be made at the check in process prior to going to official weigh in
  • Make sure that you read what your official weight is and that it is recorded correctly on the weigh in sheet prior to you initialing the sheet



  • Preliminary brackets will be posted in the Pavilion
    • This is not the final brackets
  • Brackets will be posted on the wall in the Pavilion
    • At this time you will have a chance to review and make a change if you find an error
    • Change forms will be provided
  • At 6PM pm all changes will need to be completed. No forms will be accepted after 6pm pm
  • At 6:15 pm the USA Judo staff will enter in all changes and redraw the brackets that need correction
  • All brackets will be posted online once mats assignments are completed
    • We are anticipating that brackets will be posted online as soon as mat assignment has been completed by staff


Spectator Admission:

Spectator tickets can be purchased at the entrance to the competition venue.

  • Adult (13 and up): $15.00
  • 9-12 years old: $10.00
  • Children 8 and under: Free

For any questions or concerns, please contact Spencer Molnar at spencer.molnar@usajudo.us.