The month of February will be filled with tears – not from Valentine’s Day fails, but from tears of joy as we root for the winning athletes at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games! The United States Muay Thai Federation (USMF), the National Governing Body of U.S. Muay Thai is watching the Olympics closely, but for different reasons: They have their eye on being full-fledged members of the Olympic Team USA!!!! The USMF is the sole federation recognized by the IOC-recognized International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA). USMTO West competitors will be RANKED in the national database, and certain exceptional athletes may receive an invitation to represent the United States at the international level! Only ranked athletes who are MEMBERS of the USMF will be considered for current and future national teams, and the easiest way to recognize approved events is to look for the official USMF “Ranked Event” logo. Simply put, if an event isn’t recognized by the USMF, it won’t count and you could be throwing away your chance to earn Olympic Gold some day.
More Athletes = More Opportunities to Compete
Hundreds of athletes have already made a commitment to earn the 2018 USMTO West Championship Belt, have you? There is no good reason to miss the 2018 USMTO West Championships in Phoenix, Arizona because the USMTO West has a place for every kind of athlete. Beginners, we know that many of you are a little nervous about competing in your first competition, while some of you have already had your first experience in the ring and then realized that it was not as bad as it seemed. The truth is, many of you ARE ready, but you just need some support behind you. With the tournament less than eight weeks away, NOW is the perfect time to prepare. Tell your coach that you are serious about competing in this years West Championships and Register today before rates increase on March1, 2018.
Intermediate and Open Class athletes, you know exactly what to expect at the 2018 USMTO West Championships – You will join hundreds of the top U.S. and international athletes and you will surely put on a show and make friends for life. Your belt is on order and all you need to do is claim it on Championship Sunday! Register NOW before rates increase on March1, 2018.
There is no doubt that at times the USMTO will be crowded due to the participation of hundred of athletes. That’s why we will offer a LIMITED number of private VIP warmup and dressing rooms for teams looking to maximize their comfort and experience. VIP rooms will separate you from the noise and cramping at the general warmup areas and will come with a number of included amenities. Amenities include:
- Cots for resting
- Bottled water
- Complimentary gauze & hand wraps
VIP rooms will be available on the first day of competition through the conclusion of the tournament. Click or tap the VIP banner to rent your VIP room. Some teams have already booked their rooms and we are down to our last couple of rooms. Don’t miss out!
Check-in & Weigh-in Appointments
Athletes have the option to schedule their check-in and weigh-in appointments or they can wait in a queue. CLICK OR TAP HERE to schedule your appointment and skip a ling line!
OFFICIAL INFORMATION PACKET
Coaches Registration and Transfers
Links to the Coaches Registration and Weight Division Transfers are up and running. Simply click on the red REGISTER button at the top of the official site. Note: All ringside coaches must be members of the USMF.