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High School Elite
98 Jesse Mendez (IN)
105 Noah Horst (TN)
112 - Rayvon Foley (MI)
119 - Carson Manville (VA)
125 - Carlos Champagne (IL)
130 - Kevon Davenport (MI)
135 - Grant Aronoff (FL)
140 - Ben Freeman (MI)
145 - Markus Hartman (IL)
152 - Colt Yinger (OH)
160 - Nick Kiussis (OH)
171 - Zach Braunagel (IL)
189 - Kordell Norfleet (IL)
215 - Ryan Vasbinder (MI)
285 - Devon Kozel (MI)
Outstanding Wrestler - Carson Manville (VA)
Most Falls - Ben Freeman (MI)

Middle School
75 - Brandon Cannon (OH)
80 - Alec Hunter (WI)
85 - Casey Swiderski (MI)
90 - Brendon Abdon (FL)
95 - Jesse Mendez (MI)
100 - Noah Gochberg (TX)
105 - Dylan Kohn (FL)
110 - Alex Martin (OH)
120 - Darian Estevez (FL)
130 - Stoney Buell (MI)
145 - Peyton Craft (OH)
170 - Logan Young (MI)
HWT: Wyatt Guoan (MI)
Outstanding Wrestler - Alek Martin (OH)
Most Falls - Alec Hunter (WI)

50 - Jonah McPherson (MI)
55 - Grey Burnett (OH)
60 - Jackson Blum (MI)
65 - Seth Mendoza (IL)
70 - Louden Stradling (MI)
75 - Brandon Cannon (OH)
80 - Aiden Davis (MI)
85 - Cooper Davidson-Haase (FL)
90 - Aaron Cramer (IL)
95 - Mikus Bishop (MI)
105 - Jacob Liberatore (IL)
125 - Isabella Awishes (MI)
Outstanding Wrestler: Brandon Cannon (OH)
Most Falls: Mikus Bishop (MI)


State Champs and nationally ranked Grant Aronoff (FL) and Breyden Bailey (IN) hooked up in the 2016 135lb finals

Tommy Hoskins (OH) and Austin Franco (MI) battled in a wild 112lb finals match at the 2015 GFC

Mark Hall (MN) and Fox Baldwin (FL) met in an epic 171lb finals match at the 2013 GFC


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2017 Grappler Fall Classic

GET SOME at the Grappler Fall Classic

The GFC started in 2010 and has evolved into one of the premiere pre-season national events for High School, Middle School, and Elementary wrestlers.

Features of the GFC include:

  • 4 more mats to help the tournament run quicker
  • HS Elite & Varsity Divisions to allow great competition for all high school wrestlers to get great mat time in the pre-season
  • College riding time and out-of-bounds rules
  • College officials
  • Great location in the MIDWEST the heartland of Amateur wrestling
  • Live Video of all matches on all mats
  • Middle School and Elementary divisions running alongside the star-studded High School division, allowing the best youth wrestlers the opportunity to compete in a great environment


Are you up to the Challenge? cordially invites the baddest and best wrestlers from across the country to make a trip to the great state of MICHIGAN this fall to put their talents on display at the 8th Annual Grappler Fall Classic, presented by Wrestling Addix.
Wrestling is becoming a year-round lifestyle as opposed to a Winter season sport and Preseason wrestling has become a staple for those looking to compete at the next level.  The Grappler Fall Classic provides an environment to compete during this essential preseason time right here in the Midwest,  the heartland of high school wrestling!
The 2017 GFC will have all the great features that have made this a must-attend tournament for the nation's best -  college riding time rulescollege extended out-of-bounds rulescollege officials
college coaches on hand, LIVE VIDEO COVERAGE, and a fast track to national exposure for those who come to the GFC and #GETSOME!
This year's event will once again invite the roughest and toughest Elementary and Middle School grapplers to compete alongside the high school studs.
For the 6th straight year we will be holding the GFC in Battle Creek, Michigan at Kellogg Arena, the mecca of wrestling in Michigan and the former historic home of the MHSAA Team State Finals.


Full Results and Archived Video available here.



2016 GFC Champs: Bottom Row (L-R): Jesse Mendez, Noah Horst, Rayvon Foley, Carson Manville, Carlos Champange, Kevon Davenport, Grant Aronoff. Back Row (L-R) Devon Kozel, Ryan Vasbinder, Kordell Norfleet, Zach Braunagel, Nick Kiussis, Colt Yinger, Markus

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Wrestling Addix is the Title Sponsor of the GFC and the official GFC merchandise and apparel provider! Visit Wrestling Addix for all your custom team gear and merchandise needs!

Why Wrestle at the GFC?

College-Style Rules
The Grappler Fall Classic is a high-school preseason event featuring College-Style rules, including riding time and extended out-of-bounds rules that are used at the College Level.
National Exposure
Don't miss your chance to take on the best that the Midwest has to offer and gain national exposure with College Coaches in attendance and a massive amount Video Coverage to be featured on the Associated Wrestling Press you are sure to be seen and noticed when wrestling at the GFC!  
College Recruiting
In order to assist you in the college recruiting process and get your name out to Colleges nationwide, Michigan Grappler will forward your recruiting information for all wrestlers who compete in the Grappler Fall Classic and send it directly to all NCAA Division 1 college coaches in the country!  So not only will you show them what your made of by competing in the Grappler Fall Classic, but we will reinforce that by sending your information to every coach's fingertips.
Battle Creek, Michigan is centrally located in right in the center of the Midwest - the heartland of Amateur Wrestling!  Kellogg Arena is just 85 miles from the Ohio state line, 50 miles from the Indiana state line, 150 miles from the Illinois state line, and under 300 miles from the Pennsylvania state line!  Some of the best wrestlers in the country reside in the midwest, and with the GFC they can do battle right here, in the midwest!