Greater Lansing to host Grand River Rumble Wrestling Tournament
Thursday, July 14, 2016
The Greater Lansing Sports Authority (GLSA), and NUWAY Wrestling are pleased to team up to bring the 2016 Grand River Rumble to the Lansing Center July 15-17, 2016.
The Grand River Rumble has become one of the nation's premier summer events for wrestling. This first-time event for Greater Lansing is a unique combination of team duals and an individual tournament appeal to all wrestling fanatics nationwide.
“We’ve been working to bring more wresting events to the area and so this tournament is a big win,” said Mike Price, Executive Director of the GLSA. “With so many teams and competitors coming to Greater Lansing we’re expecting them to make a big impact on the community.”
The 2016 Grand River Rumble is expecting record breaking numbers attracting over 130 teams nationwide and over 2,000 wrestlers for the individual tournaments.
“This event started in Lowell so its only natural it would make its way to Lansing and the banks of the Grand River,” said NUWAY Wrestling President Dave Dean. “This is a unique summer event bringing kids from coast to coast – 30 different US states and Canada – to Greater Lansing, and I think our attendees are going to be blown away with what Greater Lansing has to offer.”
Mayor Virg Bernero will formally welcome the group to the area with a speech at the Lansing Center on Friday, July 15, 2016 at 9 a.m. and there will be a welcome to the community ceremony Saturday July 16, 2016 from 12:15p.m.-1:15p.m. in front of the Lansing Center.
Attendance to the event is $20 per day, with a $40 weekend super pass also available. Children 8-years-old or younger are free. Visit www.lansingsports.org for additional event information. If you have specific questions about the event or the GLSA, contact Miranda Coleman at 517-377-1431.