I the applicant, do hereby, for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators and/or assigns, waive, release, and forever discharge any and all rights and claims for damages which I may have or which here-in-after occur as a result of my participation in the tournament or which may arise out of my travel to, participation in, or return from such endeavor. I also hold harmless US Grappling, and affiliates and each of their agents, employees, and representatives from any liability in case of my injury or death at this event. I understand that serious injuries may result from my participation in this competition and my agreement attests to my knowledge and assumption of all risks. I hereby give US Grappling and their agents the right and permission to use my image or likeness, with or without my name, for promotional purposes. I hereby waive my right to approve any use of my image or likeness in any form.  I have read and understand the rules. I understand that I have been advised to contact legal counsel if I do not understand the nature and legal effects of this full and final release. For events in Virginia only: I certify that I have not participated as a professional in any combat sports.