Madison Bracketing System


Children and Teen division at US Grappling events now use the Madison Bracketing System. There will no longer be preset weight classes for Children and Teens.

At the end of weigh ins, the children and teens will be sorted by weight.  Brackets will then be made by grouping them into sets of 4 or 8 (depending on turnout).  Children will be divided by weight, experience, and age (whenever possible).

Using the Madison system means children and teens will no longer cut weight since they won’t know the weight classes in advance.