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Welcome to the Michigan Matcats Wrestling Club.

Home of the 2018 MYWAY 6U Dual and Girls Dual Team State Champions!

Founded in 1987, the Matcats are one of the oldest, most competitive, most respected and largest traveling youth wrestling clubs in Michigan.  Over the last 5 years the Matcats, led by Steve Richardson and a core group of nearly 15 assistant coaches, many of which are certified USA wrestling coaches, have helped grow this organization to nearly 160 boys and girls who compete at a very high level.  In 2016, we coached 45 state qualifiers, 7 state champions, 6 All-Americans a couple national champions and over 1000 earned medals in competition. 

OUR MOTTO:  

Win with Pride.  Lose with Dignity.  Learn from Both.

FloWrestling.org recognizes the Michigan Matcats

PRIORITIES:

The kids, the sport, the club, the competition.

 We separate ourselves from most other clubs with our strong commitment to family.  We are not elite because of any one coach, we are elite because of the strong group of dedicated parents, coaches, siblings and volunteers that believe in what we are doing.  When one of our kids is competing, we are ALL on the side of the mat, encouraging them.  We do not believe this is an individual sport.  It is the greatest sport in the world that builds character, lifelong friends and lifelong discipline. 

FALL REGISTRATION IS OPEN!!!!!!!!!!!

See the link below to register for the folkstyle wrestling season. Please note the registration cost increase after October 15.

SUMMER REGISTRATION IS OPEN!!!!

Folkstyle Wrestling Awards Banquet

Registration for the banquet will be via Sports Engine this year. Registration is open until March 20th. Please see the notes on the registration welcome page for a lot of important information to make this an awesome banquet!

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MISSION

The Matcats are a youth wrestling club for boys and girls who compete at a very high level of competition while never losing site of our key values.

CORE VALUES
Commitment.  Success through hard work and home work. The most prepared wrestler wins.
Attitude. Never underestimate anyone, including yourself.  Lead by example.
Team. Have fun.  Be a good partner on and off the mat.  
Sportsmanship. Respect for all competitors. Win with pride, lose with dignity; learn from both.

VISION

We are recognized nationally for the quality of our athletes and within the South Lyon community for our values.


PRACTICE SCHEDULE
Effective Tuesday, September 18th, 2018
Tuesday & Thursday
6:00 to 7:30pm All Ages
NEW PRACTICE LOCATION
Michigan Matcats Regional Training Facility
23333 Griswold Road
South Lyon, MI
(please park in the rear of the building)

COMPETITION

The Matcats compete in several leagues throughout the state and nationally.    We structure our tournament schedule to provide fun and competitiveness to both novice and elite wrestlers.  

Competition is optional for novice wrestlers but highly encouraged as it builds confidence.  You have the support of the entire Matcat family and the best coaches behind you. Our practices ensure wrestlers are well prepared for competition.    

For advanced wrestlers we include some of the toughest tournaments in several Michigan leagues with dozens of state qualifiers each year.  Over the past few years we have expanded to include competition in dual tournaments at the state level and typically four national level tournaments. 


CONTACTS

Click here to email about: Registration

Allison Boller

Phone: (248) 766-3865

Click here to email about: Matcats President

Matt Cepak

Phone: (810) 333-4350

Click here to email about: General Information

Anna Pollins

Phone: (248) 219-1609

NAME TITLE EMAIL PHONE
Matt Cepak President matcats.president@gmail.com (810) 333-4350
Ed Hardesty Vice President eastonsdad@rocketmail.com (313) 316-4585
Steve Richardson Head Coach srichardson3907@gmail.com (810) 333-5560
Lindsey Nauss Events & Marketing 83lwiseman@gmail.com (734) 780-1455
Jamie Honiss General Manager jamiehoniss@gmail.com (248) 390-0598
Greg Boller Treasurer greg@sterlingcommercialcredit.com (248) 444-6218
Anna Pollins Secretary matcats.info@gmail.com (248) 219-1609
Allison Boller Registrar matcats.registrar@gmail.com (248) 766-3865
Dan Schwegler Sponsorship dan schwegs11@gmail.com (586) 610-6604
Nina Yurkunas Event Coordinator nyurkunas@gmail.com (734) 891-3623
Kristen Shinkonis Event Coordinator kshinkonis@gmail.com (734) 612-7986