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Welcome to the Michigan Matcats Wrestling Club.

Basic info -

  • Cost = Register early and pay $300 per wrestler ($50 discount per sibling) Price increases to $350 on 10/23. 
  • Ages - Boys and Girls, 5 years old to 14.  Must be 5 by 12/31/22. 
  • Season starts the week of November 7th and ends mid March. 
  • Practice days/times will be determined closer to the start of practices. Register early to help us create practice groups/days/times! 
  • A copy of a physical dated after April 1st 2022 will need to be tuned in prior to your first practice, new Matcats will need to turn in copy of their birth certificate too. 
  • Once your registration is complete you will receive a welcome email with A LOT of information! 


Go Matcats! 


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

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. recognizes the Michigan Matcats


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. 


    Click here to make a donation to the Matcats anytime!!!

    OUR PROUD SPONSORS!  Thank you for enabling kids to reach their potential.

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    SLHS 2022 Wrestling Schedule

    SLHS Wrestling Schedule 2022 Season

    SLEHS 2022 Wrestling Schedule

    SLEHS Wrestling Schedule 2022 Season

    Brighton High School 2022 Wrestling Schedule

    Brighton High School 2022 Wrestling Schedule

    Whitmore Lake 2022 Wrestling Schedule

    Whitmore Lake 2022 Wrestling Schedule


    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.

    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.


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

    Michigan Matcats Regional Training Facility
    23333 Griswold Road
    South Lyon, MI
    (please park in the rear of the building)
    4,000 Square feet of wrestling surface


    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.