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WEST REGION NEWS & UPDATES

WEST REGION FALL MEETING

Sunday, October 8, 2017 will be our date for the fall West Region meeting.  Time will be at 2 pm.  We will have our meeting at Wyoming Jr HS
2125 Wrenwood, Wyoming, MI 49519.

Attendance at this meeting is mandatory if you wish to bid on an open tournament date.  

Steve will be sending out an email this week to all West Region Myway club administrators. In this email it will have open tournament dates.

At the meeting we will discuss open, the Greights, Meijer State Game winter and summer, Regional and State tournament dates. Along with normal fall meeting agenda items.

If you have new club administrators, please email Wendi and Steve with your new information for your club. Please use the following emails; sgross@matcor-matsu.com and wendi.l.gross@gmail.com.

 

Thank you!

 

Another Successful Year 2016-2017

On behalf of the MYWAY West Region board we would like to congratulate the West Region wrestling family on another great and successful year.  The growth of these "kids" into young men and women, both on the mat and off the mat is satisfying as well as rewarding.

For those wrestlers moving on to the next chapter-high school we wish you the best of luck and many successes.  Please continue to work hard and continue to improve both in the class room and on the mat.  Just as in life, wrestling is a journey that will have many ups and downs.  This sport will humble you, provide you with a work ethic second to none, and make you a stronger and better person.  That is why wrestling is the greatest sport.

Wendi and I would like to thank you for letting us be part of your wrestler's development and experience.  We are truly blessed to have so many wrestlers to cheer for, share their joy and happiness when they win as well their disappointment and hurt when they loose.  But there are no losers in wrestling.  As one of my mentors once told me, "It is always better to have wrestled and lost; then never to have wrestled at all.

Finish the school year strong, have a great summer and we look forward to seeing all of you next wrestling season.



West Region Weigh-in Sites

Location Address Day Time
STATEWIDE - Northview High School 4451 Hunsberger NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525 Friday 6:00PM – 7:00PM
Allendale High School 10760 68th Avenue Allendale, MI 49401 Friday 6:00PM to 7:00PM
Belding 850 Hall Street Belding, Michigan 48809 Friday 7:30PM to 8:30PM
Belding Next to the High School Football Field
Hart High School 310 300 W Johnson Street, Hart, Michigan 49420 Friday 6:00PM to 7:30PM
Hart Mat Room. Entrance is on South side of gym.
STATEWIDE - Ravenna Middle School 2700 S. Ravenna Rd, Ravenna, MI 49451 Friday 5:30PM to – 7:00PM
Muskegon Reeth Puffer Middle School 1911 West Giles Rd. Muskegon, MI 49445 Friday 6:30PM to 7:30PM
Muskegon Reeth Puffer By the Small Gym

West Region Board Members

Name Position Email
Steve Gross Executive Director sgross@matcor-matsu.com
Ami Nadolsky Secretary/IT ami_mwf@yahoo.com
Wendi Gross Head Pairer wendi.l.gross@gmail.com
Karl Nadolsky Head Referee karlnadolsky@yahoo.com
Scott Patrick Member at Large ks.patrick@yahoo.com
Wendy Koolstra Treasurer wendykloostra@gmail.com

2017-2018 MYWAY SCHEDULE

2017-2018 Statewide
Weigh-In Sites

Team Admins & Parents:  
If you have registration
issues please email
denise@mywaywrestling.com
before 10 am on Friday to help
you correct it before documents
go out to the events.

2018 IMPORTANT REMINDERS

1.  START TIME FOR THE SECOND (2ND) SESSION WILL BE 12:00PM - NOON.  THE FIRST SESSION WILL START AT ITS NORMAL TIME 9:00AM.

2. THERE WILL BE NO ADDING WRESTLERS AFTER 10:00PM THURSDAY NIGHT.  ALL WRESTLERS NEED TO BE PRE-REGISTERED BY OR BEFORE THURSDAY NIGHT AT 10PM.  REGISTRATION OPENS MONDAY NIGHT.  IT HAS BEEN OUR POLICY AND PRACTICE STARTING IN JANUARY WE STOP ADDING WRESTLERS TO TOURNAMENTS.  WE ALLOW THE FIRST THREE TOURNAMENTS FOR COACHES, CLUB ADMIN AND PARENTS TO MAKE SURE THEY HAVE NO ISSUES WITH REGISTERING THE WRESTLERS.

3.  NO SHOWS.  No show fees will be handled the following way.

Note:  Clubs will pay a $5.00 fee for each wrestler that pre-registers

and doesn't compete.

Clubs will pay $10.00 for a wrestler who weighs-in

and doesn’t compete in the tournament.

You can pay the no show fee Sunday morning of the tournament

or at weigh ins.

 

CLUB ADMIN'S, CLUB COACH or CLUB MEMBER you will be responsible for making

sure their no show payments are made Sunday morning prior to the start

of the tournament session one & prior to the start of the 2nd session.

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APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR

In an effort to maintain a SAFE, orderly and enjoyable environment at all MYWAY West Region tournaments, we need parents, spectators and fans to review and follow these simple sportsmanlike behavior.

  1. All parents, and spectators are to remain seated or in designated area during the your child's match. Do not go to the edge of the mat. Let the coach, coach your child.
  2. Never yell at the officials or opposing coaches or wrestlers.
  3. Cheer for the all your club wrestlers.
  4. Represent your club and wrestler in a positive manner.
  5. Be respectful of other wrestlers, coaches, parents, spectators and fans attending the event.

Our first priority is to provide all MYWAY and MYWAY West Region wrestlers a SAFE and FUN environment where these children can grow.  And for all of our fans and spectators to come to watch their favorite wrestlers without distraction.

 

NOVICE Wrestler

Is he/she a Novice wrestler?

I will do my very best to give my short version when handling novice questions.
The definition of a novice wrestler has many other variables other than just two years of competition.
Unfortunately, in the past, we found some parents, coaches and clubs miss treating what novice is meant for.
As a result, we came up with something that we felt describes what a novice wrestler is.  

Every wrestler is different.  Our reasoning is pretty simple the wrestler’s ability to compete at the next level.
This is where we put our faith in the coaches  and parents to make the right choice.

Case # 1:
      You may have wrestler who has been wrestling for more than 2 or 3 years… and has never won a match or hasn’t been successful in placing in tournaments. Just hasn’t developed or matured yet.
          The wrestler likes wrestling, but by the “definition” isn’t considered novice.  But their ability and skill is still at the novice level.  We have told coaches and parents who have wrestlers that have this situation to leave them in novice. You must contact the director first.

Case # 2:
       You may have wrestler who has been wrestling for 1 year… and has won matches and even placed in tournaments.  The wrestler improves each week.
          By nature they are a good athlete.  Again by “definition” this wrestler is considered novice.   But their ability, skill and aggressiveness is that of an open or advanced wrestler.

In these two of cases  the definition really doesn’t apply. This wrestler is NOT a novice.

We rely on coaches, helpers and parents to use their judgment.  You know who wrestles and their ability and how aggressive they are on the mat.
We believe there are good people who will make the right decision – based on the wrestlers ability, skill level, and aggressiveness in a competitive level. 
 Our goal in MYWA and in the West Region is to provide an opportunity for all wrestlers to wrestle all year at a level where they can have fun and develop.

 If a concern is brought to our attention, we will investigate.

Proper protocol for novice questions is to contact your coach or coaches with any questions or concerns, FIRST.  If they are not able to answer the question or concern, then THEY can contact Steve Gross, not the parents.