About

Sasquatch Open began as the brain child of two friends (Travis Tarpein and Ron Turcsak), who happen to be huge jiu-jitsu enthusiasts. The Sasquatch Open is set up to be a competitive, yet friendly, environment for grappling. It is our goal to grow as the Midwest’s “friendliest” grappling tournament. We hope that this tournament will allow the competitor to make new friends, and network with other jiu-jitsu competitors/schools. We can’t guarantee that you will see the “real” Sasquatch at our tournament, although there most undoubtedly will be some “hairy” competitors. The “Sasquatch Open” name was derived as the two friends are amateur conspiracy theorists, and wanted a name that set them apart from other grappling tournaments, yet brought some of their personality and sense of humor along with them.

So, come prepared to compete in a friendly environment (win or lose), where you will have fun, meet some new people…and be on the lookout for SASQUATCH!