West End YMCA


West End Y Wrestling Team Ages 6-12

Our goal is to teach each youth wrestler the basics and competitiveness in scholastic wrestling. For seasoned wrestlers they will have an opportunity to learn advanced techniques from the coaching staff. Each wrestler will learn positive sportsmanship, leadership, and build confidence on and off the mat.

About the Team

   2017-1028 Season
  • We have a meet and greet on Thursday October 26th at 6:00 pm
  • Wrestling practice beginning November 2nd through Mid February.
  • Practices held every Tuesday and  Thursday 6:00-8:00 pm in the Main Gym at the West End Y.  
  • Matches are held at Mentor Memorial Middle School on Sunday morning/afternoons starting in November.
  • For more info contact program director Erin Litwiler at [email protected].
  • Each wrestler must be a member of the Y.  The Wrestling program will allow up to four practices before the wrestler must become a member.  Join at the Y or online now.
  • Either a Youth or Family membership is required.
  • Each wrestler is required to pay a team fee $75.  The wrestling team program fee is separate from the West End YMCA membership, and is an operating fund to cover equipment, gym time and administrative costs. The program fee must be paid before the first practice. If needed, you can set-up a payment schedule through the business office (scholarships are available). Pay at the Y or online now.
Volunteers Needed

The team has a Parents Committee which has made it a success year after year. We have a committee for all aspects of the team so please volunteer.

We also need parents to volunteer to help with practices and matches.

Head Coach

Tim McArthur
Email: [email protected]
About the Coach:

My wife’s name is Marcy and we currently have 3 children. Gavin is my 11 year old that sort of likes wrestling, loves soccer and baseball. Kensley is my 8 year old that loves dance, gymnastics, and tolerates soccer. Cohen is 2 and has yet yet to fall in love with a sport I don’t coach!

We’ve lived in Willoughby for 6 years now. I’m currently a Director of Manufacturing Engineering at a company in Streetsboro, Ohio. I’ve been with them for 11 years.

I started wrestling at the YMCA in 1982. I’m guessing I must have been there 8 years or so. I often came back to help during my middle school and high school years. My two brothers also wrestled at the YMCA for many years and currently help coach. This will be my 3rd full season helping the program to be what it used to be.  We have many great coaches and families that help make this a great program!