An Official Statement from Michigan-USA Wrestling, Affiliate of USA Wrestling
The Michigan-USA Wrestling (MUSAW) Board of Directors recently acted to remove a member of our executive committee. The purpose of this Official Statement is to provide clarity and some reasons as to why the executive committee took such action. At our general membership meeting a new State Chairperson was duly elected by those in attendance at that meeting. A new secretary was also selected at that time. All remaining board members maintained their positions.
It is important to note that according to our bylaws the objective of MUSAW is that it exists to promote Freestyle, Greco-Roman and Folkstyle wrestling at all levels of competition . . . and the goal of MUSAW is to provide an environment which allows Michigan’s wrestlers the opportunity to reach their potential. The executive committee consists of 11 volunteers that are elected and maintain voting rights in conducting the business of MUSAW. It is important that the executive committee work collaboratively in establishing policies and conducting the business of MUSAW. Each committee member has specific job duties and all committee members are responsible for holding each other accountable. As with many organizations there needs to be a leader that can unify the committee and work collaboratively with the committee members to set and achieve goals. The leadership skills necessary to lead such an organization as MUSAW include the ability to communicate, motivate, delegate, positive attitude, trustworthiness, good listener, responsible and flexible. After just a few meetings it was clear to the majority of committee members that our State Chairperson lacked many of these skills. In lacking these skills, the Chairperson drove divisiveness and dissension among the committee members. Knowing that many of the committee members were not comfortable working under the State Chairperson’s leadership a decision was made to act in removing the State Chairperson from his position. As spelled out in our bylaws a vote took place and a majority was reached to remove our newly elected State Chairperson on October 21, 2018.
Decisions like this are never easy and it was extremely difficult on all the remaining committee members. However, those remaining committee members acted quickly in filling the State Chairperson position in a timely manner by electing Dennis Boone as our interim State Chairperson on October 24, 2018. Dennis has been a part of MUSAW since 1985 and a committee member for the past 8 years as our State Director of Officials. Under Dennis’ leadership we are ready to put this decision behind us and continue to grow and move MUSAW forward in serving the wrestling community. If any one has any questions or concerns you can feel free to contact Dennis Boone directly by phone, 269-694-2797 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MUSAW Board of Directors
Jeffery Anderson of Zeeland, MI will be joining a group of 22 U.S. Veterans age athletes will compete this weekend at the Veterans World Freestyle Championships in Skopje, Macedonia September 28-30.
Jeffery is expected to compete at the 88KG weight in Division D.
Michigan USA Wrestling is very proud of our Elder-Statesman. Good luck in Macedonia Jeff.
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Ann Arbor is getting another Amine! Camron's family has a long legacy at the University of Michigan as his father, brother, uncle and two cousins all competed for the Wolverines of the years.
The decision was not easy as Camron narrowed his many options to either Oklahoma State or U of M. One of the major factors in his choice was the hiring of Sergei Belaglozov to the Cliff Keen staff. Camron felt comfortable with both Beleaglozov and Sean Bormet as head coaches for Cliff Keen and U of M to help in in both his Freestyle and Folkstyle goals.
Congrats to Camron and U of M on a great land!!!
Three time Michigan High School State Champion Kevon Davenport has given his verbal commitment to the University of Nebraska.
"I chose Nebraska because from the moment I stepped foot in Lincoln it felt like home" said Davenport. "Their entire program felt like a family and it just felt like I fit perfectly there."
Other schools Davenport considered were NC State and Virginia.
Ranked 5th in the nation, Kevon will finish his senior year this season at Detroit Catholic Central attempting to win his 4th State Title.