THE NORWEGIAN GLIMA CHAMPIONSHIP

The most prominent Viking Wrestling prize in Norway is Norges Glima Mesterskap, the Løse-tak (Loose-Grip) Norwegian Glima Championship, organized by the Norwegian Glima Association.

The Academy of Viking Martial Arts has been integral in making Glima a recognised modern sport by working with the Norwegian Glima Association regarding the Norwegian Glima Championship since 2012.

Sport glima - the ancient traditional folk wrestling from Norway and Scandinavia, can be traced back to the Viking Age. Through the work of the Academy, there has been weekly training in glima since 2009. This has led to a group of athletetes who have dominated this sport in Norway.

Apart from dominating glima competitions at Viking Festivals, students of the Academy have won several Norwegian Glima Championships, Junior Norwegian Glima Championships, and Open Glima Championships.

List of Norwegian Champions:

Roger Olav Stalheim, Norwegian Glima Champion 2009 and 2010.

Andreas Sørensen, Norwegian Glima Champion 2011, 2012 and 2013. 

John Harald Foss Fjeldbu, Norwegian Glima Champion 2014.

Mats Rolfsen, Norwegian Glima Champion 2015.

Bjørn Braathen, Junior Norwegian Glima Champion 2013, 2014, 2015.

Sebastian Aak, Norwegian Glima Champion 2016 Men - Pernille Rojahn Oddlien, Norwegian Glima Champion 2016 Women

Adrian Jahre, Norwegian Glima Champion 2017.