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The 2015 Golf Outing will be played at the Myth Golf and Banquet Center will be on Sunday, August 2nd with a 1:00 start time. We will update the site as we get closer to the event

Brent Bailo, raising the hand of Jermell Perry, in the final match at the State Finals, at the Palace of Auburn Hills.
 
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Ron Nagy

MHSAA Wrestling Tournament Manager

A letter from the Tournament Manager

Since we began the four divisions under one roof, we have had great response and support from fans, media, coaches, wrestlers and officials. This has been especially true once we moved to the Palace of Auburn Hills. Their staff has been extremely cooperative, going out of their way to make sure that everyone is satisfied. 

When I began putting together a staff for this tournament, I didn’t realize the amount of people it would take. I started by finding a few individuals who would assist in handling the 160 volunteers that make up our staff. This includes, management, security, table workers, medical staff, officials, computer people, tappers, timers/scorers and others. I started by looking for an assistant who would work with me and we would compliment each other. That person was Scott Strickler. He has been part of this team since the inception and this event would not be what it is without him. I then added others who have stepped up and taken over certain areas of the event. These individuals and others, volunteer their time to ensure this tournament is a success. Many of these volunteers work numerous hours, prior to the event starting.

This tournament has been growing in attendance, each and every year we have been at the Palace. That means that everyone involved is doing what is needed to make sure your stay is appreciated. We always look at finding new ways to improve from the year before. This year we have added the “friendsofwrestling.com web site.

This will be an informative site, listing many feature articles about the tournament as well as other interesting information. A newsletter will be going out on a quarterly basis to all Friends of Wrestling alumni. This newsletter will keep members informed on everything going on with wrestling. Friends of Wrestling, was developed, to help raise money, to offset the cost of the event. It takes 160 people to run this event and everyone does more then expected, in order to make it a success. This format is different then any other sporting event the MHSAA has. They understand that, but there are certain areas, that the MHSAA can not pay for. The gift for the wrestlers, the regional newspaper and other small areas, are not covered by the MHSAA. Mike Cavender of MC Precision has been a major sponsor, by donating the last three years. His donation makes up the majority that we collect. We are greatly appreciate his support. Many other individuals have stepped up and donated also. This is needed to offset the costs that are not picked up by the MHSAA. My goal is to raise enough money and have in the account by December, each year, so I can take care of the tournament, without having the money worries. You have to remember that we have 896 wrestlers, 1500 coaches and 160 volunteer workers. This tournament, the largest of its kind in the country, is considered a state-of-the-art event. We would like to continue that, but we need your help. 

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