There are three components to our off-season program.
2. Roughneck Wrestling Club
MYWA is the Michigan Youth Wrestling Club. Usually, there are 2 or 3 tournaments in the MYWA system that have High School divisions for those wrestlers who are eliminated at the District or Regional tournaments. This year, MYWA is not offering them. Instead, the first MYWA event is the MYWA Regional tournament at Dakota HS on March 11th. If you place top 4 (or 5) in your weight class, you will advance to the MYWA State Tourney in Battle Creek on March 24-25. We will have Open Room "practices" to prepare for these competitions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 630-8pm.
Roughneck Wrestling Club is operated out of the facility at 42840 Merrill Road, Sterling Heights, MI 48314 by Coach Mike Conflitti. Coach Conflitti will have practices on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-8pm.. The Spring practice session runs from March 14-May 28. The Spring Session culminates with a trip to Virginia Beach on Memorial Day Weekend to participate in the Flo National Duals. The Summer Session runs from June 4-August 29. The Summer Session includes a variety of tournaments, some Freestyle, some Greco and some Folkstyle. The Summer Session includes the Blue Water National Duals in Port Huron in July. Coach Conflitti is an excellent clinician and coach. You will improve dramatically from committing to one or more of his sessions.
Camps. We will participate in three camps this year. The first of these is the Boudro Wrestling Camp in St. Ignace on June 17-20. The cost is $295. The second camp is the Jordan Team Camp, which will take place in Urbana, OH from June 24-28, 2018. The cost is $285. We will also attend the Central Michigan University Team Camp at Mt. Pleasant from July 8-11. The cost for CMU is $260. All of these camps are team camps where you can get 10-20 varsity matches.
[Mar 4, 2013]
Wrestling will continue in March with several post-season events and an ongoing Open Room practice schedule.
Practice for the week of March 4-10, 2013 will consist of simply joining with the Marauder Wrestling Club and practicing in the evening from 6:30-8:30pm. All high school wrestlers are invited to also participate in a study table from 5:30-6:30pm in Room 105. Bring homework and worksheets.
After the March 10th Regional tourney at Dakota, we will continue with Open Room practice, but will decrease the days to Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30-8:00pm.
Tournaments in March include:
MYWAY Regional tourney at Dakota on 3/10/13......Flyer is available here: http://my.llfiles.com/00107632/Metro-Regional-Flyer-2013.pdf
Borderwars Monster Medal tourney at Clarkston on 3/16/13.....Flyer is available here: http://c2971522.r22.cf0.rackcdn.com/FdM7Ak6o6X5Ceu3TVBJQ.pdf
Future Stars tourney (MYWAY State's non-qualifers only) on 3/16/13....Flyer is available here: http://my.llfiles.com/00107632/Future-Stars-Flyer_1.pdf
MYWAY State tourney at Kellogg Center in Battle Creek on 3/22-24/13
Flyers will be posted with additional detail when they are available.
[April 10, 2012]
Borderwars has announced its second tournament of the off-season....and it is local! Neighboring Troy Athens will host the Red Hawk Rumble on Saturday, April 21, 2012. Weigh in will take place on Friday from 6-7pm and wrestling will start at 10am on Saturday morning. Cost is $15.00 if registration is post-marked on April 13, 2012; $20.00 if after April 13th. For more information, click on the link below and download the flyer. Fill it out and get in as soon as possible.
The Monster Medal tournament is being held at Clarkston HS this year. The tournament is routinely a full tourney, so be sure to register online. If you need your MYWAY number (you will get a $5 discount if you have it), contact Coach Salyers. You may register online by going to this link: http://borderwarswrestling.homestead.com/mmtonlinepymt.html
The Monster Medal tournament flyer can be found here: http://www.marauderwrestling.com/2012 MWC/Tourney Flyers/Monster Medal Flyer.pdf
Weigh In satellite sites have been announced, but they are only available for those wrestlers who have registered online. If you intend to register and weigh in at the same time, you can only do that at Clarkston HS on Friday night or Saturday morning. The local weigh in sites are as follows:
Friday, March 16th
Saturday, March 17th
As is typical, there are not many off-season tournaments in the month of April. May, however, kicks off a series of several tournaments. So far, the following tournaments have been announced for May and June of 2011.
Troy Athens Borderwars Tourney (Red Hawk Rumble), Sat, May 14, 2011 http://www.marauderwrestling.com/2011Offseason/Troy Athens Borderwars Flyer.pdf
Richmond Borderwars Tourney (Blue Devil Brawl), Sat, May 21, 2011 http://www.marauderwrestling.com/2011Offseason/Richmond Borderwars Flyer.pdf
Chippewa Valley Borderwars Tourney (Iron Man), Sat & Sun, June 11-12, 2011 (This tourney is really three tourneys in one; Sat has both a greco tourney and a freestyle tourney; Sun is a folkstyle tourney) http://www.marauderwrestling.com/2011Offseason/2011_Iron-ManTrifold.pdf
Woodhaven Borderwars Tourney (Warrior Rumble), Sat, June 25, 2011 http://www.marauderwrestling.com/2011Offseason/2011 Woodhaven Tourney Flyer.pdf
There are several opportunities to extend the season with additional tournaments this month. The following is a list of the tournaments we will be supporting. As always, if you want to participate in one of these tournaments, call, email or hunt down Coach Salyers and he will help facilitate your continued wrestling.
March 3-5, 2011, MHSAA Individual State Tournament @ The Palace (come see where you want to be next year)
March 13, 2011, MYWAY Metro Region Tournament @ Dakota HS; http://www.marauderwrestling.com/2011%20MWC/2011-03-13%20Regional%20Flyer.pdf
March 19, 2011, Borderwars' Monster Medal Tournament @ Mason HS, Mason, MI; http://www.marauderwrestling.com/2011Offseason/2011-03-19%20Monster%20Medal%20Flyer.pdf
March 25-27, 2011, MYWAY State Tournament @ Kellogg Center, Battle Creek, MI; http://www.marauderwrestling.com/2011%20MWC/2011-03-25%20State%20Flyer.pdf
[July 20, 2010]
Obviously, there is no obligation or pressure to wrestle in any of these tournaments. Nonetheless, if you are interested in getting back into the mix and trying out some of the new technique you learned at CMU's team camp, consider getting into one of these tourneys:
August 7, 2010 Lowell HS BorderwarsTournament
August 21, 2010 Troy Athens HS Borderwars Tournament http://www.marauderwrestling.com/2010_WMHS-Off_Season/TriCountyTerror-AthensFlyer.pdf
August 28, 2010 Allegan HS Borderwars Tournament http://www.marauderwrestling.com/2010_WMHS-Off_Season/Allegan-Borderwars-Tourney-2010.pdf
Sept 26, 2010 Eastern Michigan Univ Borderwars Tournament http://www.marauderwrestling.com/2010_WMHS-Off_Season/EMU_Flyer2010.pdf
Oct 3, 2010 Holly HS Borderwars Tournament http://www.marauderwrestling.com/2010_WMHS-Off_Season/Holly'10Flyer.pdf
Oct 17, 2010 Allen Park HS Borderwars Tournament http://www.marauderwrestling.com/2010_WMHS-Off_Season/Jaguar_Flyer2010.pdf
Oct 24, 2010 Mich State Univ Borderwars Tournament http://www.marauderwrestling.com/2010_WMHS-Off_Season/Spartan_Classic_2010.pdf
Nov 6-7, 2010 Borderwars Folkstyle Championships @ Kellogg Arena, Battle Creek, MI
We will post flyers for each of these tournaments in the week prior to the tournament.
[April 24, 2010]
MWC will be participating in the following tournaments in the month of May, 2010. All of these tournaments are no more than 30-40 minute drive. See specific tourney detail below.
May 1, 2010 (Sat) @ Woodhaven HS
May 8, 2010 (Sat) @ Troy Athens HS
May 23, 2010 (Sun) @ Richmond HS
May 29, 2010 (Sat) @ Chip Valley HS
Mike Miller and Wynn Michalak, both NCAA Division I Runners-Up for CMU, will be headlining this year's MWC Wrestling Clinic. They will be joined by NCAA All American Bill Stouffer, who is currently an assistant coach at Davison High School. If you still want to join us, please do. MWC will be dropping the late fee charge to ensure a full house. Below is a link to the flier for the MWC/Chippewa technique camp held on June 12/13.
SUMMER WRESTLERS ARE WINTER CHAMPIONS!
Truer words were never spoken! The WMHS coaching staff has researched and identified a whole host of offseason opportunities for Marauder wresters. Be sure to review the other sections set forth below and then live up to your "Offseason Participation Agreement." If you dream big and work hard, you will achieve great things! Remember....your success next year is dependent on:
Conditioning (Running and Lifting)
Technique Improvement (Camps)
Mat Time (Open Room)
Cognitive (Video Study & Motivational Reading)
Be sure to stretch well before beginning wrestling or drilling.
Do at least 10 singles, 10 doubles and 10 of your favorite takedown before any live wrestling.
Spend time working on technique for moves you have trouble with.
Close out with 2 six minute matches.
If possible, find different partners.
Keep your intensity level up. "Practice how you want to play, because you will play like you practice!"