2022 Season information is now available below!  Please review the information and then use our online sign up form if at all possible.  A paper sign up form will be available soon. 

Why wrestle?
Wrestling is a great sport that develops agility, strength, and mental toughness.  Wrestling is a great sport to build a “base” of athleticism for other sports.  Unlike some sports, a player’s size is not a limitation because there are many weight classes.  It’s also a lot of fun!

Eligibility
Wrestlers must either attend CAPS Schools, live in the CAPS district, or get permission from the CWC executive board.

All Levels:
Equipment Needed: Wrestling shoes and head gear.  Parents can buy them online or at a sporting goods store. We do have a limited amount of donated shoes and headgear that we loan out. We recommend the Cliff Keen Tornado headgear in youth or adult size depending on the size of the wrestler.   If a wrestler doesn’t have shoes yet they can wrestle in clean socks to begin.  Jr. High wrestlers will be loaned head gear. All wrestlers will be issued a singlet that must be returned.  

Fundraising: We expect wrestlers from all levels to participate in our fundraising efforts.

Hygiene: Wrestlers should have clean clothes for practice.  They should wash or sanitize their hands after practice.  They should shower immediately after practice and meets.  See your doctor right away if the wrestler develops any unusual skin conditions. 

Covid-19 Protocols: We will follow all health department guidelines as well as align closely with MHSAA protocol.  We ask that you not send a wrestler to practice or meets that has any Covid-19 symptoms. 

Transportation: Parents must transport kids to meets for all levels, including Middle School.  Parents must supervise kids at meets if they are below the Middle School level.

Refunds: Refunds will be given up until the point of the 1st competition if requested. 

Novice Season Details
Ages: 5-12 on December 31st, 2021
Practice Begins: February 8th
Practice Day/Times: Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6-7:15
Practice Location: Mackinaw Trail Middle School Cafeteria. Park in the back please.
Meets: First Meet will be in mid to late February.  The season will finish around spring break.
Meet Locations: In Cadillac or at neighboring schools.
Meet Cost: Usually $5-10 per wrestler.  Entry is usually $10 per family.

Club Fee: $30

Recommended For: First and second year wrestlers and wrestlers who are not yet aggressive. This is the only option we offer for 5 & 6 year olds. 

Competitive Season Details
Ages: 7-14 on December 31st, 2021
Practice Begins: Monday, December 6th.
Practice Day/Times: Mondays and Thursdays from 6-7:30
Practice Location: Mackinaw Trail Middle School Cafeteria. Park in the back please.
First Meet: January 8th.  Last Meet: Saturday, March 19th  See www.nemwa.net for information on meets.
Meet Locations: Usually within 60-75 minutes of Cadillac.
Meet Cost: Usually $11 per wrestler.  Entry is usually $10 per family.

Club Fee: $50 First Kid and $30 Second Kid
(includes Middle School and Novice Season Meets if wrestler is able and wants to participate).  

Recommended For: Wrestlers who are ready for more competitive meets and parents ready for weekly travel.  If your child is younger and less aggressive, they probably want to start with the novice season the first year or two.

Middle School Team Details

Grades: 6-8
Practice Begins: Monday, January 24th
Practice Day/Times: Everyday after school from 3-5:15.
Practice Location: Mackinaw Trail Middle School Cafeteria. Pickup in the back please.
First Meet: Week of February 7th. The season will finish around spring break.
Meet Locations: Weekday meets in neighboring towns and a few weekend tournaments.
Meet Cost: Free for wrestlers.  Price for spectators varies by school.

Club Fee: $50 First Kid and $30 Second Kid
(includes Competitive Season if wrestlers want to participate).

Recommended For: All 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. 

Middle School wrestlers must enter health information at http://dragonflymax.com/forms/EKUQR7 . Choose “mixed wrestling” and then Middle School.  See this document for more information.

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