, PARTICIPANT do hereby submit my application for participation in the Victory Grappling Championships. I hereby assume full responsibility and liability for all damages, injuries and losses that I may sustain or incur while participating in or watching the tournament. I realize that serious injury is commonplace in martial arts tournaments such as the one I am hereby entering and that death is a very real possiblity. I also realize that if i am injured, I might be disfigured, disabled and/or rendered unable to work again. I realize that regardless of how the consequences might occur – whether it be the result of an opponent’s actions, the action or inaction of a referee, the condition of the mats used, the conduct of a non-participant or some other reason – By entering into this agreement I accept the risk of entering and being present at the tournament and give up and waive all claims I or anyone acting on my behalf or through me might have against Victory Grappling Championship, St. Joseph Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, The Parkville Athletic Complex, the promoters, operators, sponsors, officials, participants, non-participants, and their agents, employees and representatives for any injury regardless of its nature, effect or affect on me as a result of my participation and/or presence at the tournament. I authorize, and agree to hold harmless, whatever medical personnel that may be present at the tournament to take any action necessary, should I become injured. I further understand that tickets will be sold to spectators to watch the tournament; that news media and others might cover the tournament and that it may also be videotaped or otherwise shown to audiences around the world. I hereby consent to having my likeness shown, publicized, commented and/or reported on; and I do not expect to, and in fact waive any compensation I might otherwise be entitled to as a result thereof. I represent that I am in good health; that I am not presently, nor will I participate while under the influence of drugs or alcohol; that no one affiliated with this tournament has encouraged me to enter or made any representations regarding my fitness or ability to participate; that I have read and understood every provision of this release; and that I am legally competent to and freely enter into this waiver, release and assumption of risk agreement.
Please note that Victory Grappling Championship reserves the right to combine multiple divisions or age groups to form a complete bracket or schedule. Refunds will not be offered in these instances. No refunds will be permitted simply because an athlete fails to participate. Please Note: Refunds will not be given due to weather related canceled events.