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West Region

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West Region


Check your brackets Friday night or Saturday morning before the event at

If you see issues with YOUR wrestler, immediately email Wendi Gross with the problem:

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 noon on Saturday.


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.

COACHES ONLY will be mat side.

Now, just a reminder,  just because you have a wristband does not mean that you can stand mat side. There are 2 coaches per corner. Matches will be stopped until everyone is in the stands,  except for the two coaches per corner. Team mates are not permitted to sit mat side.

You will need to take pictures from the stands.  NO filming or picture taking will be permitted on the mats.


2021-2022 MYWAY West Region News ; Information and Update.

Good evening,  

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 the areas that we feel need to be reviewed with club parents and membership prior to the season beginning. 

  1. Pre-registering or signing up wrestlers or their wrestler.  
  2. Parents protocol for all questions
  3. Payment for tournament fees.
  4. Behavior & conduct for all wrestlers, coaches and parents either on the mat or off the mat.  That goes for any MYWAY event either in region or out of region; individual or team competition.
  5. Communicable disease & Skin Conditions - the proper protocol to following and form to be completed by the doctor.
  6. Qualification; requirement and who will be allowed on the tournament floor and at mat side.  How it will be policed and monitored.  It will be same for ALL MYWAY REGION Events/Tournaments.
  7. Only coaches that have been through all NUWAY protocol can be mat side, with a wristband.
  8. All parents/grandparents need to stay in the stands.  You cannot take pictures at mat side. If you are taking videos/pictures, you will stay in the stands.  Only 2 coaches are allowed mat side during a tournament.

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

t. 616.902.5259 Between 6pm and 8pm only




Make sure wrestlers get registered by Thursday night at 10:00 PM.  Registration opens on Mondays.

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.

Must wrestle wearing a Singlet; Competitive shorts (shorts that you can wear in public) and t-shirts.  NO Boxers or underwear.

Tournament fees for the West Region will be paid at one time from one person per team.  Out of region wrestlers, you pay first thing on Sunday morning.

If you register and then do not show for the tournament, you owe the region the entire entry fee.  This rule is for every MYWAY tournament.

West Region Board Members

Name Position Email
Steve Gross Executive Director
Wendi Gross Head Pairer
Karl Nadolsky Head Referee
Ami Nadolsky IT

2021-22 West Region Clubs & Contacts

Allendale WC Brittany Brown
Ron Silveira
Ares Wrestling CLub Owen Scott
Black Knights Youth Wrestling Club Art Ward
Rebecca Maycroft
Chad Csernyik
Broncos WC Blair Kloosterhosse
Byron Center Andrew Emmitt
Derick Haight
Caledonia WC Steve Norman
David Schnurstein
Cedar Springs WC Jacquie Troup
Scott Marsman
Kevin Fitzgerald
Comstock Park WC Jennifer LaVallee
Keta Bryant
East Grand Rapids WC Sheryl & Chris Lee
FHC Mat Club Coach Anderson
Forest Hills WC Brian Lambert
Jason Mann
Cameron Butler
Fremont Wolf Pack WC Ryan Ingersoll
email club @
Fruitport Kevin Lee
Dominic Dault
Grand Haven YWC Adam Cook
Grand Rapids Christian WC Ferrell Clark
Grand Rapids Wolverines Keith Reid
Grandville WC Chad Gritter
Coach Gritter
Stacey VanPortfielt
Grant WC Amy Chase
Lara Bromley
Greenville WC Benjamin Fleet
Greenvile Elite Catherine Daily
Hart Attackers Brad Atland
Hesperia WC Kimberly Rosencrans
Holland WC Jeremy Myers
Hook & Catch WC Corey Ottgen
Hudsonville WC Rick Bolthuis
Matt Workman
Ionia WC Luke Smalley
Jenison WC Anton Barynas
Kelloggsville Brandon Branch bbranch@kvilleps,org
Kenowa Hills WC Doug Reich
email club @
Kent City YWC Wendy Kik
Chad Kik
Kentwood WC Shane Krontz
Ben DeMaagd
Lakewood WC Tony Harmer
Alex Smith
Little Red Devil WC Justin Domanski
Lowell WC Matt Dood
Coach Boudro
Dustin Cichocki
Ludington WC Jerome Nickelson
Mona Shores WC Patrick Lemay
Montague Wildcats WC Chris Aebig
Muskegon WC Chandler Ricks
Northview Wildcat YW Rita Burns
Cathi Rohen
Orchardview WC Alicia Learn
Jace Learn
Ravenna Shawn Forner
Grayson Kloostra
Rocket Wrestling Al Hairston Jr
Angela Stafford
Rockford WC Coach Richardson
Jeff Swendrowski
Saranac Youth WC Jayson Potter
Jodi Potter
Scottville WC Coach Trim
Shelby WC Ed Felt
Lisa Felt
Sparta WC JenniferLarsen
Mickey Larson
Spring Lake YW Garth Trask
Kurt Sapp
Team Hazardous Nick Boucher
Team Hendy Wrestling Michael Henderson
TK WC Jason DeVore
Scott Szczepanek
West Michigan Defenders Karen Zielinski
Dan Zielinski
West Michigan Pursuit David Andrus
Bardra Chong
West Ottawa WC Ryan Lancaster
Arik Jurries
Whitehall WC Scott Manoz
Thomas Jenkins
Wyoming Wolves YWC Jeffrey Frick
Joe Petersen
Bill VanDyke
Zeeland WC Glen Drenten
Josh Ledford

2022-2023 MYWAY Schedule CLICK HERE


Team Admins & Parents:  
If you have registration
issues please email
before 10 am on Friday to help
you. After 10 am Friday you will need to contact the Head Pairer listed on the bottom of your event flyer to make any corrections.




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.  

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.