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Grappler Fall Classic


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*Note weight class is entered upon registration but may be changed at anytime up to weigh ins with no penalty*


Many any FAQs can be answered by reading the information for each GFC division


- Anyone can weigh in at any of the weigh in times before their competition.  
- There are NO weight allowances.
- You may step on and off as many times as you need to, if you miss weight we will bump you up without penalty
- If you are changing weights you do NOT need to notify us
- Saturday morning and Sunday morning weigh-ins.  Anyone can use these weigh-ins, we do ask that you email to let us know you are weighing in at those times so we can prepare for how many athletes will be there. 
- FAST PASS weigh ins - you do NOT need to preregister for fast pass weigh ins, just show up at the scheduled time and pay the $20 fee

There are NO coaching passes, certification requirements, etc.  Coaches just need to purchase general admission tickets and they will be allowed on the floor and in the corner.  

Ticket prices are the same as last year - for single day are $15 student/$25 adult.  For the weekend it is $30 for a student/$40 adult.

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14th Annual Grappler Fall Classic

Saturday September 30 & Sunday October 1st
Wings Event Center - Kalamazoo, Michigan

NEW for 2023! Each division will have one day of competition.

High School Elite
Middle School

High School Varsity
Girls HS, 15U, 12U, 9U
Elemenatary 6th Grade & Under
Elementary 4th Grade & Under

All matches will be streamed live on FloWrestling

2022 GFC Results

FINAL BRACKETS on TrackWrestling
VIDEO: by FloWrestling
by Sam Janicki

2021 GFC Results

Final Results on TrackWrestling
Videos by FloWrestling
Photos by

GFC News


High School Elite
98 - Antonio Milles (GA)
105 - Seth Mendoza (IL)
112 - Jackson Blum (MI)
119 - Jake Crapps (GA)
125 - Andrew Austin (FL)
130 - Vincent Robinson (IL)
135 - Nasir Bailey (IL)
140 - Yannis Charles (SC)
145 - Tom Crook (FL)
152 - Michael Kilic (GA)
160 - Gunner Filipowicz (GA)
171 - Matthew Singleton (GA)
189 - Adam Haselius (MI)
215 - Gunnar Garriques (TN)
285 - Matthew Jimenez (FL)
Outstanding Wrestler - Jake Crapps (GA)

Girls HS Folkstyle
102 - Kealonie Vega (FL)
108 - Clare Booe (FL)
114 - Kyla Oliver (FL)
120 - Isabel Rodriguez (NC)
126 - May Prado (GA)
132 - Lauren Walton (KY)
155 - Genevieve An (GA)
HWT - Kailyn Garret (MI)

Nation's #1 ranked Matthew Singleton was one of 3 Woodward Academy, GA kids to win 2021 GFC titles

Michigan's Casey Swiderski became a 3x GFC champ in 2020 the first year of two that the GFC was held in Myrtle Beach

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 2020 and 2021, but the event returns to it's home state of Michigan in 2022.  Right in the heart of wrestling country multiple big time wrestling states are short driving distance to Kalamazoo and we expect another loaded field this year!
Are you up to the Challenge? cordially invites the baddest and best wrestlers from across the country to make a trip to Michigan this fall to put their talents on display at the 12th Annual Grappler Fall Classic