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    Is Olympic gold your dream? Check out the Regional Training Center of Warren

    11/21/2015, 11:15am EST
    By Michigan USA Wrestling

    DATELINE, MI -- Wrestlers across the state who want compete at the highest level may want to check out Michigan USA Wrestling's Regional Training Center of Warren.

    The mission of the Regional Training Center of Warren is to focus on developing strong student athletes by helping them excel at all three styles of wrestling (Folkstyle, Freestyle and Greco Roman).

    "We aim to balance hard work, discipline, and an indomitable character by acquiring the life skills to develop preeminent leaders and champions for life," the training center said in a statement. "We are fully committed and dedicated to helping all metro Detroit area wrestlers achieve their maximum potential, gain national and international recognition to help them be recruited by the best collegiate and Olympic programs.

    "We promote the skills necessary to increase their opportunities to further their wrestling careers and higher educations."

    Those interested in joining the Regional Training Center of Warren must have an active USA Wrestling membership and should email Eric Moon at

    "For those wrestlers committed to wrestling someday at the World Championships and the Olympic Games, we have a proven track record to give your wrestler the sport specific foundations, the cutting edge techniques and technologies, developed to fuel their successes both on the mat and in life," the training center said in its statement.


    Team Michigan girls wrestling finished second overall in the individual folkstyle tournament and third in freestyle duals at the Pocono Rumble in Pennsylvania Nov. 14-15.
    A member of the Michigan USA cadet national team tosses his opponent during a competition in 2015.

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    MUSAW Fargo Information

    JULY 18-25, 2015

    This tournament is wrestling’s premier individual National wrestling event.   It is the crowning jewel of Freestyle and Greco wrestling for the Cadet and Junior division athlete. See the complete schedule on for weigh-in and check-in times.
    All athletes planning to participate in this event must qualify and register through MUSAW.  No individual registrations are accepted for this event.  You must qualify through the MUSAW State Tournament, USAW Central Regional’s or by being a past age group All-American. For example: To qualify at cadet you must have been a past cadet All- American
    MUSAW can provide transportation & housing for athletes that are not traveling/staying with their parent, coach or another family; however those arrangements must be made in advance.  All athletes must be present for registration and check-in, in order to receive their credentials.  Wrestlers must also attend mandatory work-outs and practices which will be scheduled throughout the week.
    Participating as a member of the MUSAW National Team is an honor and privilege.  It is important that all athletes represent themselves and the State of Michigan with class and integrity.  We expect your best both on and off the mat.  Anyone not complying with the rules will not be allowed to continue participating in this event.
    Please review the attached information for details on camps, costs, contacts and registration.  Feel free to contact anyone on the contact list if you should have further questions or concerns regarding this event.  You can print the complete flier for this event at further information will be posted at and you may also get updates by subscribing to the Musawrestling facebook page.

    Michigan RTC/Elite Development Program

    In August 2011, the Michigan Regional Training Center (M-RTC) was sanctioned by USA Wrestling and launched through support from the Cliff Keen Wrestling Club. The M-RTC allows for broader participation and increased development in the international styles for wrestlers meeting specific performance criteria at the Senior, Junior, and Cadet age levels.

    M-RTC Elite Development Program: Our elite development program is designed to fuel the Olympic Dream for wrestlers grades 9-12 who consistently train and compete Freestyle and/or Greco-Roman wrestling. Participants will build on an existing knowledge base of advanced wrestling fundamentals by committing themselves to technical development, drilling/position sparring, and competitive live wrestling. Each wrestler will achieve a higher level of mastery of the sport through: 1) exposure to techniques and training that are currently used at the elite levels of collegiate and international wrestling; 2) practices that are focused and challenging; and 3) immersion in an environment that will increase physical capabilities, competitive limitations and mental toughness. These organized training sessions are focused on Freestyle wrestling technique, strategies, and tactics to prepare wrestlers for success at the numerous state, regional, national, and international competitions at the Cadet and Junior levels.

    Participation Criteria: To be eligible to participate, you must be currently enrolled in 9-12 grade, live within 200 miles of the Bahna Wrestling Center and meet one of the following performance criteria:

    • 2014 MHSAA State Champion (Division 1-4)
    • 2013 USAW Junior or Cadet National All-American, 1st-8th place (Fargo, ND)
    • 2012 USAW Junior or Cadet National All-American, 1st-8th place (Fargo, ND)
    • 2011 USAW Junior or Cadet National All-American, 1st-8th place (Fargo, ND)
    • 2010 USAW Junior or Cadet National All-American, 1st-8th place (Fargo, ND)

    Where: Bahna Wrestling Center || 2350 S. State Street || Ann Arbor, MI 48104

    When: May 6 – June 19, 2014 || Tuesdays and Thursdays || 4:30 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
    **No practice 5/29 due to the U.S. World Team Trials in Madison, WI.

    Fees: There is a $75.00 program fee made payable to the Cliff Keen Wrestling Club. This fee may be paid by cash or check at the first practice. The fee includes a Cliff Keen/M-RTC shirt and short; sizes will be collected the first week. You must also have a valid USA Wrestling membership/competitor card or purchase one through MI USA Wrestling.

    Registration Requirements: Qualified participants must register by April 30th to be placed on a USA Wrestling approved roster. Without USA Wrestling roster approval or the following documents on file, participation will not be permitted. The following documents must be submitted prior to full participation:

    • Completed M-RTC Participation Forms - link
    • Copy of Valid USA Wrestling Membership/Competitor Card
    • Copy of Valid Health Insurance Card

    To register, M-RTC participation forms, a copy of a valid USAW membership, and a copy of a valid health insurance card may be submitted the following ways by April 30th. This provides us enough time to secure your required M-RTC Roster approval by USAW prior to the first practice:

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