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Grosse Ile Youth Recreation Association



  • Our season runs November through March
  • Practices will be Mondays and Fridays from 6:30-7:45 pm starting Nov 26 and run through March 30, 2019
  • GIYRA Wrestling is a Co-ed Program.
  • Our fee for the partial season (February and March) is $20 and includes Michigan Youth Wrestling Association (MYWAY) membership
  • Optional Team shirts are available for $13.00
  • Residents from all surrounding communities are welcome to join Grosse Ile Youth Recreation Association Wrestling.
  • A copy of the participants Birth Certificate is required. You can upload a scanned copy during the registration process or bing a hard copy to the first practice
  • Participants must have a physical, dated within the last 12 months. You can download a pdf of the MHSAA physical form. You can upload a scanned copy of the completed physical form during the registration process or bring a hard copy to the first practice.


  • We are a registered club through MYWAY.  They are a statewide organization divided into 8 regions.  We are in the East region.  MYWAY runs local tournaments every Sunday from December through march with a regional championship in mid-March and state championship near the end of March for the top 4 regional finishers.  COMPETING IN TOURNAMENTS IS OPTIONAL and cost approximately $15 per tournament.  Wrestlers are grouped together by age, weight and experience.  Weight classes vary by age group.  A wrestler’s birth year will determine their age group.  The 2018-2019 season age groups are:

2003-2005 must be in middle school




  • Each age group is divided further into experience.  Novice divisions are for those with less than 2 years wrestling experience.  Open divisions are for those more advanced wrestlers and more than 2 years experience.  Tournament schedule is organized by MYWAY and is available on their website


  • Equipment need for practice is shorts, t-shirt, wrestling shoes or socks and water.  No street shoes will be allowed on the mats!
  • In addition to shoes, if you are participating in any tournaments you will need head gear
  • Singlets are not mandatory, the alternative is shorts and t shirt.  Shorts may not have zippers, pockets, metal or plastic of any kind
  • Hair net if applicable
  • Mouth guard optional

  • GIYRA Wrestling will not and shall not condone, approve of, or in any way endorse or allow any Agent of any Member Organization to encourage or knowingly allow players to partake in any artificial means of weight control or weight reduction. (i.e. water pills, steam baths, sauna sessions, laxatives, body wraps or apparel intended to induce heavy perspirations, etc.)


·      Running or other exercise specifically for the purpose of weight control during practice will not be allowed without direct supervision of a coach.


  • Our primary communication is through email.  Please make sure the email you provided is accurate.  This will be the way we let you know of any changes to our practices.

    Contact Jeni Vesperman with additional questions:  [email protected]

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