New directors were elected September 20. Our new Kids Director, Steve Richardson, South Lyon Matcats and Kids at Large Director, Eric Fransen ( Grand Rapids area) are putting together our new schedule for this year. If you are interested in hosting a Michigan USA tournament please contact them. Steve's email is srichardson3907(at)gmail.com and Eric's email is frandsen.eric(at)gmail.com.
Michigan USA Wrestling is interested in moving the Freestyle and Greco State tournament. If you are interested in being the new host, the application is on this website under the heading schedule then click on "regular season" freestyle greco
Michigan USA Wrestling members met on Sept. 20 to elect its executive board and make other decisions at Fowlerville High School.
FOWLERVILLE, MI- Mat 8 was surrounded by wrestling fans on Saturday afternoon at the MUSAW State Finals. Those lucky few were treated to a barn-burner between pitted rivals of Wide Open Wrestling and the Howell Hurricanes. The teams have seen each other several times this season, with WOW getting the edge every time. This last meeting was no different, with Cody Dinning's WOW squeaked by the Hurricanes 12-9. This is their first state title.
Also awarded this weekend as Zack Jones of Howell, earning the Wrestler of the Year title. As captain of the Hurricanes, Zack has proven himself not only a dynamic wrestler but also as an integral part of the grass roots Olympic movement in the state. He is beloved among his program and sets himself as a great role model for his youth wrestlers.
Stay tuned for more opportunities this summer from MUSAW.
~~MUSAW TEAM MICHIGAN 2015
ASICS/VAUGHAN JUNIOR & CADET NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
1800 UNIVERSITY DR. NORTH
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 themat.com 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 www.themat.com. further information will be posted at musaw.org and you may also get updates by subscribing to the Musawrestling facebook page.
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:
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:
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: