Attention West Region
Ravenna will not be open for weigh ins the next two weeks We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause.
Weigh in sites are all volunteers. Sometimes those volunteers need to attend their own children’s sporting events.
Check your brackets Friday night or Saturday morning before the event at www.Trackwrestling.com.
If your wrestler has no one in their weight class, email Wendi and we will see what we can do to help you. We will try to only delete sick wrestlers on Sunday morning.
We will not switch you from open to novice after weigh ins are closed and brackets are posted. This should have been done at the scale.
COACHES Please make sure to review your Coaches Card Profile before events. All 4 ONLINE steps MUST be completed before 5 pm Saturday. The 5th Step (Coaches Conduct Form) must be brought to check in table the first event you attend after that we will have it on file to receive you coaches band. See link below for all requirements.
This includes ANYONE that is going to be matside.
Now, just a reminder, just because you have a wristband does not mean that you can stand matside. There are 2 coaches per corner. This includes the camera person. Matches will be stopped until everyone is in the stands, except for the two coaches per corner. Team mates are not permitted to sit matside.
2019-2020 MYWAY West Region News ; Information and Update.
Welcome back to all the wrestlers, coaches, admins, family and friends.
Coaches and Admins: Please remember to relay all the information you have learned at our West Region meeting, to your club parents and members. I cannot stress enough, the importance and the need to meet with your club parents and membership and inform them of all the rules. It is imperative that they are aware of the MYWAY policies and procedures; expectations; what needs to be done. As well as what are the consequences if the MYWAY policies, procedures and expectations aren't followed. Here are some of areas that we feel need to be reviewed with club parents and membership prior to the season beginning.
For additional information, news and update please check the MYWAY Wrestling web page under the West Region or our Facebook page MYWAY West Region.
Thank you for your time, understanding and participation it greatly appreciated.
Steve Gross MYWAY West Region Director
OTHER REMINDERS FOR 2019-2020:
Make sure wrestlers get registered by Thursday night at 10:00 PM. Registration opens on Mondays.
Changes made at the scales are if you sign up for the wrong division, age group, parents are to validate information.
No Additions after Thursday night. – If your club allows parents to pre-register their child, then we expect the clubs to train and show the parent on how to do it.
Satellite weight ins: Same as last year.
MUST Weigh in wearing a Singlet; Competitive shorts (shorts that you can wear in public) and t-shirts. NO Boxers or underwear.
No Walk Ups
Tournament fees for the West Region weigh in sites only, you pay at weigh ins. Out of region weigh in sites, you pay first thing on Sunday morning.
If you register for a tournament and do not weigh in, you owe the region $5. If you register and weigh in, then do not show for the tournament, you owe the region the entire entry fee. This rule is for every MYWAY tournament. Payments need to be paid BEFORE you can step on the scale for the next tournament.
|Northview High School - Use the Student Entrance just left of the Athletic Entrance||4451 Hunsberger NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525||Friday||6:00PM – 7:00PM|
|Allendale Middle School||7161 Pleasant View CT Allendale, MI 49401||Friday||6:00PM - 7:00PM|
|Belding||850 Hall Street Belding, Michigan 48809||Friday||7:00PM - 8:00PM|
|Belding||Next to the High School Football Field|
|Ravenna Middle School||2700 S. Ravenna Rd, Ravenna, MI 49451||Friday||5:30PM – 6:30PM|
|Montage MIddle School Please use the North Doors on the West Side of the school.||4900 Stanton Blvd, Montague , MI 49437||Friday||5:30 PM - 7:00 PM|
|Muskegon Reeth Puffer High School||1545 N Roberts Rd. Muskegon, MI 49445||Friday||6:00PM - 7:30PM|
|THORNAPPLE KELLOGG HIGH SCHOOL - Please use South Entrance||3885 Bender Rd, Middleville, MI 49333||Friday||6:00PM-7:00PM|
|Steve Gross||Executive Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Wendi Gross||Head Paireremail@example.com|
|Karl Nadolsky||Head Refereefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Allendale WC||Doug Meekhofemail@example.com|
|Ares Wrestling CLub||Owen Scottfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Black Knights Youth Wrestling Club||Art Wardemail@example.com|
|Broncos WC||Blair Kloosterhossefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Byron Center||Andrew Emmittemail@example.com|
|Caledonia WC||Steve Normanfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Cedar Springs WC||Jacquie Troupemail@example.com|
|Comstock Park WC||Jennifer LaValleefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|East Grand Rapids WC||Sheryl & Chris Leeemail@example.com|
|FHC Mat Club||Coach Andersonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Forest Hills WC||Brian Lambertemail@example.com|
|Fremont Wolf Pack WC||Ryan Ingersollfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|email club @||email@example.com|
|Grand Haven YWC||Adam Cookfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Grand Rapids Christian WC||Ferrell Clarkemail@example.com|
|Grand Rapids Wrestling Academy||Chrissy Gantfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Grand Rapids Wolverines||Keith Reidemail@example.com|
|Grandville WC||Chad Gritterfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Grant WC||Amy Chaseemail@example.com|
|Greenville WC||Benjamin Fleetfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Greenvile Elite||Catherine Dailyemail@example.com|
|Hart Attackers||Brad Atlandfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Hesperia WC||Kimberly Rosencransemail@example.com|
|Holland WC||Jeremy Myers||J.Myers@cityofholland.com|
|Hook & Catch WC||Corey Ottgenfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Hudsonville WC||Terry McAlaryemail@example.com|
|Ionia WC||Nate Shattuck||nathan_shattuck.hotmail.com|
|Jenison WC||Anton Barynasfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kenowa Hills WC||Doug Reichemail@example.com|
|email club @||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kent City YWC||Wendy Kikemail@example.com|
|Kentwood WC||Shane Krontz||Uselesstrivia1@gmail.com|
|Lakewood WC||Tony Harmerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Little Red Devil WC||Justin Domanskiemail@example.com|
|Lowell WC||Matt Doodfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ludington WC||Jerome Nickelsonemail@example.com|
|Mona Shores WC||Patrick Lemayfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Montague Wildcats WC||Chris Aebigemail@example.com|
|Muskegon WC||Chandler Ricksfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Northview Wildcat YW||Rita Burnsemail@example.com|
|Orchardview WC||Alicia Learnfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Rocket Wrestling||Al Hairston Jremail@example.com|
|Rockford WC||Coach Richardsonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Saranac Youth WC||Jayson Potteremail@example.com|
|Scottville WC||Coach Trimfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Shelby WC||Ed Feltemail@example.com|
|Spring Lake YW||Garth Traskfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Team Hazardous||Nick Boucheremail@example.com|
|Team Hendy Wrestling||Michael Hendersonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|TK WC||Jason DeVoreemail@example.com|
|West Michigan Defenders||Karen Zielinski||Kzielink5@gmail.com|
|West Michigan Pursuit||David Andrusfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|West Ottawa WC||Ryan Lancasteremail@example.com|
|Whitehall WC||Scott Manozfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Wyoming Wolves YWC||Jeffrey Frickemail@example.com|
|Zeeland WC||Glen Drentenfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Team Admins & Parents:
If you have registration
issues please email
before 10 am on Friday to help
you correct it before documents
go out to the events.
Club admins & parents registering for events:
MEMBERSHIP MUST BE PAID BEFORE YOU REGISTER FOR EVENTS
When tournaments offer Open & Novice together. Age Groups 13-11 & 04-03 will only have Open Divisons. Age Groups 10-09, 08-07 & 06-05 will offer both Open & Novice Divisions. Please pick accordingly when signing up. If you register for both Open & Novice you will be put into the Open event by default. That must be corrected at weigh-ins.
Please choose an age group & weight class when signing up a wrestler. If you are competing in an event in an event in the Central, East, Southwest, or West this information can be changed after weigh-ins. If you are competing in an event in the Far North, North, Northeast, or Metro this is MANDATORY to get you on the correct bracket.
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.
1st: If you have placed in regionals or in the state tournament, regardless of how many years you have wrestled, you are NOT a novice wrestler.
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.