When registering for regionals, please pay attention to what division you are registering in.
One is for YOUTH. That is middle school age on down.
The other is HIGH SCHOOL.
Every question that you need answered is on the championship headquarters page. Please read that FIRST before emailing.
Thank you. Make it a great week.
In response to several emails regarding regionals please see the following.
Regionals will be wrestling the following age group on
That way middle school wrestlers can wrestle their middle school event on Saturday and wrestle on Sunday for regionals.
Thanks and kind regards,
Steve Gross MYWAY West Region Director
Wrestlers must have two Myway sanctioned tournaments wrestled in, to compete at regionals. The only exception is the high school wrestler, they do not need to have two tournaments.
When singing up for regionals, please pay attention to the birthdate when registering.
The MYWAY West Region board and the Allendale wrestling club would like thank everyone who gave a donation and took part on a very special day for Mel Bannister and the Bannister family. Your help and support didn't go un-noticed. With the MYWAY West Region family generosity and giving souls, we were able to raise $3,759.00 for Mel & Chris. That is Awesome! Thanks to all the wrestlers and officials who wore the pink socks to show support for Mel. I would encourage the wrestlers to wear their pink socks every Sunday in support of Mel and let the wrestling community that we to are fighting cancer.
We would also like to thank the West Ottawa and Zeeland wrestling clubs for selling t-shirts in support of Mel. A big thanks to the Allendale fire fighters and first responders as they donated Christmas presents to the Bannister family. We are truly blessed to have great people in the west side of Michigan.
Please keep Mel, Chris and the Bannister family in your thoughts and prayers as well as those who are battling cancer.
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas or Happy Holiday. Looking forward a great 2018 year and wrestling season.
|Northview High School - Northview Use the Athletic wing Entrance (back of 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||7:00PM to 8:00PM|
|Belding||Next to the High School Football Field|
|Hart High School||310 300 W Johnson Street, Hart, Michigan 49420||Friday||6:30PM to 7:30PM|
|Hart||Mat Room. Entrance is on South side of gym.|
|Ravenna Middle School||2700 S. Ravenna Rd, Ravenna, MI 49451||Friday||5:30PM to – 7:00PM|
|Muskegon Reeth Puffer Middle School||1545 N Roberts Rd. Muskegon, MI 49445||Friday||6:30PM to 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|
|Jeff Frick||AT Largeemail@example.com|
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.
|Allendale WC||Doug Meekhoffirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Belding Folkstyle||Art Wardemail@example.com|
|Broncos WC||Matt Mooneyfirstname.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||Charlie Alm||Charles.firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Forest Hills WC||Brian Lambertemail@example.com|
|Fremont Wolf Pack WC||Brad Myersfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Jen & Will Prewittemail@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|
|Grandville WC||Trisha Priestemail@example.com|
|Grant WC||Michelle Kaminskifirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Greenville WC||Gabe Brimmeremail@example.com|
|Greenvile Elite||Catherine Dailyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Hart Attackers||Brad Atlandemail@example.com|
|Hesperia WC||Kimberly Rosencransfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Holland WC||Jeremy Myers||J.Myers@cityofholland.com|
|Hook & Catch WC||Corey Ottgenemail@example.com|
|Hudsonville WC||Terry McAlaryfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ionia WC||Amy Wilkinsonemail@example.com|
|Jenison WC||Anton Barynasfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kenowa Hills WC||Rob Whiteemail@example.com|
|Kent City YWC||Wendy Kikfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kentwood WC||Greg Hudkinsemail@example.com|
|Lakewood WC||Tony Harmerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Little Red Devil WC||Tim Elmeremail@example.com.|
|Lowell WC||Matt Doodfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ludington WC||Jerome Nickelsonemail@example.com|
|Mona Shores WC||Jeremy/Amy Coffeyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Montague Wildcats WC||Bill Darkeemail@example.com|
|Muskegon WC||Chandler Ricksfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Northview Wildcat YW||Rita Burnsemail@example.com|
|Orchardview WC||Bruce Zitkafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Rocket Wrestling||Rachel Huntleyemail@example.com|
|Rockford WC||Angela Krollfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Saranac Youth WC||Jayson Potteremail@example.com|
|Scottville WC||Coach Trimfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mason County Central|
|Shelby WC||Ed Feltemail@example.com|
|Sparta WC||Rich Troegerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Spring Lake YW||Garth Traskemail@example.com|
|Team Hazardous||Nick Boucherfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Team Hendy Wrestling||Michael Hendersonemail@example.com|
|TK WC||Jason DeVorefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|West Michigan Defenders||Karen Zielinski||Kzielink5@gmail.com|
|West Michigan Pursuit||David Andrusemail@example.com|
|West Ottawa WC||Ryan Lancasterfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Whitehall WC||Scott Manozemail@example.com|
|Wyoming Wolves YWC||Jeffrey Frickfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Zeeland WC||Glen Drentenemail@example.com|
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.
1. START TIME FOR THE SECOND (2ND) SESSION WILL BE 12:30PM 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. 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.
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.
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.