2020/2021 Season Update

Our board has been meeting regularly (via video of course) to plan for this year’s 2020/2021 season.

As you know the Illinois Department of Public Health has announced guidelines for organized sport activities and what is allowed at this time.

After this was announced IKWF (Illinois Kids Wrestling Federation) put out the below message:


IKWF Return to Wrestling Plan for the 2020-21 season

This upcoming IKWF season will be like no other we have ever had in our 50 history. The IKWF, IL/USAW, and USAW priority is the safety and well-being of our wrestlers, coaches, officials, and volunteers.

The IKWF and IL/USAW will strictly follow the guidance provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health’s (IDPH) All Sports Policy. Wrestling has been placed in the higher risk category. Wrestling is in Level 1, which allows non-contact practices and training only. You cannot have contact with another wrestler or coach during practice.

At this time, the IKWF and IL/USAW is going to plan for practices beginning on January 2, 2021 contingent upon wrestling moving to Level 2 in the All Sports Policy.

Competitions would be allowed to begin on January 16, 2021, contingent upon wrestling is in Level 3 of the All Sports Policy. Level 3 will be dual meets with teams in your Restore Illinois COVID region. NO INDIVIDUAL OR TEAM TOURNAMENTS WILL TAKE PLACE UNTIL WRESTLING IS IN LEVEL 4 OF THE ALL SPORTS POLICY AS DESCRIBED BY THE IDPH.

USAW, the IKWF, and IL/USAW will begin selling club charters, wrestling leader, and athlete memberships on September 1, 2020. TOURNAMENTS, OF ANY TYPE, WILL NOT BE APPROVED BY THE IKWF UNTIL WRESTLING HAS REACHED LEVEL 4 OF THE ALL SPORTS POLICY.

The IKWF and IL/USAW will continue to support the All Sports Policy guidance provided by the IDPH. If you are in violation of the order, you and your club are subject to all penalties issued by the IDPH and all local health departments.

The IKWF and IL/USAW will continue to follow this very fluid situation and will address these dates based upon the guidance provided by the CDC, IDPH, and USAW. Thank you for your patience and understanding during these very challenging times.

The IKWF Board of Directors



After we received this message from IKWF, we wanted to reach out and let you know officially our GYWC season will not start until the beginning of next year. We are continuing to monitor USA Wrestling and IKWF and their recommendations . 

As soon as we know more, we will open registration for our 2021 season.


If anyone has any questions, please feel free to reach out by emailing us at grayslakeyouthwrestlingclub@gmail.com.


Also, make sure you are following us on social media as we will add any updates there as well.




The GYWC board of Directors

Welcome to the Grayslake Wrestling CluB

Our program focuses on skill development, discipline, character building and self-esteem. The GWC coaches bring experience, talent and passion to the mat at every practice and tournament, and are dedicated to bringing your youth athlete to the next level.

Join us today


  • Open to boys and girls ages 4-14

  • No prior experience necessary

  • Runs from November to March

  • First Practice:  TBD for 2020/2021 Season

  • Practice M/T/Th 5:30pm- 6:30pm for Bantam (approx age 8) and under

  • Practice Mon- Thurs 6:30pm- 8pm for Intermediate ( approx age 9) and up

  • Optional weekend tournaments most Sundays from December to March. More info to come!


  • In Person:  TBD

  • Will post forms & fees as soon as registration opens

  • Club Fee includes:​

    • USA Wrestling Card​

    • T-Shirt

    • Birth certificate required for first year Grayslake Wrestling Club members

Contact Us

Grayslake Wrestling Club

Ph: 224.656.2183

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