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Grappler Fall Classic


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  • Fast Pass Weigh ins - There is no pre-registration, you just show up at the scheduled time (3:00-4:30) and pay the $20 fast past fee on site.
  • Weight Changes - weights can be changed at anytime, right up to moment you weigh in.  There is not a charge for changing weights, and you do not really have to let us know ahead of time of any weight changes.
  • Coaches Passes - we do not charge extra for coaches, all general admission spectators can coach.  It is $25 per day or $40 for a 2 day pass for general admissions.  No coaching passes, certifications, etc. are required.


Date Time Event
Friday, Oct 1st 3:00-4:30pm Friday Fast Pass Weigh In
6:30-8:00pm Friday Weigh-Ins
Saturday, Oct 2nd 9:00am HS Elite Day 1
9:00am Girls Folkstyle (All Divisions)
9:00am 14U, 12U, 10U, 8U, 6U Folkstyle
3:00pm Girls High School Folkstyle Finals & placement matches
3:00-4:30pm Saturday Fast Pass Weigh-Ins
3:30pm 14U, 12U, 10U, 8U, 6U Freestyle
6:30-8:00pm Saturday Weigh-Ins
Sunday, Oct 3rd 9:00am HS Elite Day 2
9:00am HS Varsity Division
9:00am Girls Freestyle (All Divisions)
9:00am 15U, 13U, 11U, 9U, 7U Folkstyle
1:00pm HS Elite Finals & placement matches
3:00pm Girls High School Freestyle Finals & placement matches
3:30pm 15U, 13U, 11U, 9U, 7U Freestyle

GFC News


High School Elite
98 - Seth Mendoza (IL)
105 - Braeden Davis (MI)
112 - Caden Horwath (MI)
119 - Joey Cruz (CA)
125 - Noah Gochberg (TX)
130 - Casey Swiderski (MI)
135 - Nic Bouzakis (PA)
140 - Jayden Scott (NY)
145 - Michael Kilic (GA)
152 - Kamdyn Munro (GA)
160 - Josh Barr (MI)
171 - Manny Rojas (MI)
189 - Hudson Hightower (OH)
215 - Christian Carroll (IN)
285 - James Hustoles (CO)
Outstanding Wrestler - Noah Gochberg (TX)

Girls HS Folkstyle
84 - Jillian Wells (CA)
90 - Hailee Moder (FL)
102 - Heaven Fitch (NC)
108 - Kendra Ryan (MI)
114 - Hannah Hall (FL)
120 - Catherine Grace Bertrand (GA)
126 - Amani Jones (GA)
132 - Slyvia Pierce (MI)
139 - Chloe Ogden (FL)
146 - Lydia Krauss (MI)
155 - Madison Diaz (IA)
HWT - Sabrina Nauss (MI)
Outstanding Wrestler - Heaven Fitch (NC)

Top 5 in the country Dean Hamiti of IL was impressive at the 2019 GFC

#1 nationally ranked Nic Bouzakis of Florida has now won 4 GFC titles, including 2018 over Fargo Champ Corey Gamet of Michigan

2017 saw one of the best finals matchups in GFC history as Top 5 nationally ranked seniors Joey Silva (FL) and Anthony Madrigal (IL) went at it! Silva is now at the University of MIchigan while Madrigal went to the University of Oklahoma.

Future Penn State NCAA Champ Mark Hall (MN) had one of the most epic GFC runs in history in 2013 when he knocked off future NCAA All-American Alex Marinelli (OH) in the semifinals and 5x FL State Champ Fox Baldwin in the finals at 171lbs.


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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 Grappler Gold Network you are sure to be seen and noticed when wrestling at the GFC!  
The GFC was built as a national tournament held in the Midwest in the great state of Michigan.  Starting with talent from the Midwest and steel belt states like Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, along with a strong contingent of Floridians and many other states from across the country the GFC grew into one of the premiere pre-season national tournaments in the country.  COVID restrictions led to a relocation to Myrtle Beach for the last two years.  A great destination with warm weather and beautiful beaches, Myrtle Beach is a great location for the best of Midwest, East Coast, and Southeast to travel easily.  
Are you up to the Challenge? cordially invites the baddest and best wrestlers from across the country to make a trip to MYRTLE BEACH this fall to put their talents on display at the 11th Annual Grappler Fall Classic