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Welcome to the Michigan Matcats Wrestling Club.

OUR MOTTO:  

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. 

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. 


RECENT MICHIGAN MATCATS NEWS

    Our Location:

    23333 Griswold

    South Lyon, MI 48178

    Please DO NOT park in the small front lot or on the grass. Only park in a painted parking space.


    Or click here to register for Folkstyle!

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


    SLHS Wrestling Schedule 2020 Season

    SLEHS Wrestling Schedule

    SLEHS Wrestling Schedule 2020 Season


    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.


    NEW PRACTICE LOCATION
    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
    Coming soon - Parent viewing and cafe area

    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

    Ed Hardesty

    Phone: 313-316-4585

    Click here to email about: General Information

    Jamie Honiss

    Phone: 248-390-0598

    NAME TITLE EMAIL PHONE
    Ed Hardesty President Matcatspresident@yahoo.com (313) 316-4585
    Frank Shinkonis Vice President shinkonisnation@gmail.com (248) 767-0092
    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 gigglezr@yahoo.com (248) 219-1609
    Allison Boller Registrar matcats.registrar@gmail.com (248) 766-3865
    Dan Schwegler Sponsorship schwegs11@gmail.com (586) 610-6604
    Theresa Green Webmaster theibert7@yahoo.com (734) 732-3442
    Wendy Plave Health and Wellness Liasion plavew@brightonk12.com (248) 506-8704
    Frank Shinkonis Coach Liasion shinkonisnation@gmail.com (248) 767-0092
    Nina Yurkunas Event Coordinator nyurkunas@gmail.com (734) 891-3623
    Kristen Shinkonis Registration kshinkonis@gmail.com (734) 612-7986