All your wrestling needs - Plus more!
All your wrestling needs - Plus more!
About GYA Grapple Yukon Association is a not-for-profit sports association that is incorporated under the Yukon Societies Act on March 28th, 2022. We are the Territorial governing body for the sport of amateur wrestling in the Yukon. We are in the process to be an affiliate of Wrestling Canada and its official representative in the Yukon. GYA is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors that is comprised of a cross section of community members from across the Yukon, with representation from the athletes, coaches, and officials. Our Board of Directors set the policy and direction of the Association. To support the Association's efforts, there are small number of volunteers who serve as coaches and in process of being officials, and who are in the process to liaise with the communities. Presently at it's infancy - there are approximately dozen plus registered members of the GYA - male and female wrestlers, coaches, and soon to be officials.
GYA Board 2021/2022
President Dave Gillis
VP Jason Basnett
Secretary Crystal McLean (started Sep 2022)
Treasurer Dan Poelman
Director Dan Hombert
Director Kulbir Gill
Director Aaron Jensen
The word wrestling was already used in few previous registered societies. Ugh the red tape and the lengthy process to reclaim a name...... The word grapple was not taken yet. Plus if you know the Yukon - we are small population and our athletes and coaches are typically involved in other sports as well. GYA does work with other combative sport organization and programs in collaborative effort to get the best of our members.
NEWS as of 23 Oct 2022:
1) Wrestling Tournament - Wed 23 Nov / afternoon at CSSC Mercier (beside FH School). Contact Jason Basnett
2) Wrestling - Team Yukon trial date for 2023 Arctic Winter Games @ Sat Dec 10, 2022 in Pelly Crossing. Contact David Gillis.
3) Polar Games - ground wrestling / grade 5. Contact Jason Basnett
4) Wrestling program / club: possibly in Haines Junction (stay tuned).
Current GYA Programs and GYA Affiliates:
1a) GYA Program: AWG (Arctic Winter Games) Yukon Wrestling Team - 29 Jan to 04 Feb 2023 in Wood Buffalo, AB Head Coach: Jason Basnett Team Manager: David Gillis Training Schedule: TBA, Location: YRTC (Yukon Regional Training Centre) 123 Copper Rd, Whitehorse. Team Fees: TBA. Ages: TBA.
1b) GYA Program: NAIG ( North American Indigenous Games) Yukon Wrestling Team - 15 to 23 Jul 2023 in Kjipuktuk (Halifax), Dartmouth, Millbrook First Nation (Nova Scotia). Head Coach: David Gillis Team Manager: Jason Basnett Schedule: TBA, Location: YRTC (Yukon Regional Training Centre) 123 Copper Rd, Whitehorse. Team Fees: TBA. Ages: TBA.
2) GYA Affiliate: Wolverines Wrestling Coach: Jason Basnett Schedule: Sun 630-830pm, Wed 515 to 715pm. Location: YRTC (Yukon Regional Training Centre) 123 Copper Rd, Whitehorse. Club Fees: $80 Ages: 13+.
3) GYA Affiliate: Selkirk Bears Wrestling Coach: David Gillis, Schedule: Tue & Thu 3:30-5pm, Location: Eliza Van Bibber School Gym, Pelly Crossing, Club Fees: free, Ages: all school student ages.
Membership: • Valid 01 Sep 2022 until 31st Aug 2023. • Membership is for Grapple Yukon Association, and it's affiliates. • Membership allows you to participate in classes, tournaments, clinics and other sanctioned wrestling events. (NOTE: additional cost for some affiliates and programs) • Membership fees pays partially for the following: program offered (some wrestling classes), service of this website, use of the mats, entry fees to Yukon sanctioned wrestling events & certain costs for coaches/members (i.e. honorarium, courses, travel, accommodations, etc), and other related expenses. PAYPAL is NOT available at this time. CLICK HERE FOR GYA & Affiliate membership and registration. Scroll to the bottom of the above link for GYA fees & wrestling dues.
GY Appeal Policy_28Mar2022 (pdf)Download
GY Code of Conduct and Ethics_28Mar2022 (pdf)Download
GY Concussion Protocol_28Mar2022 (pdf)Download
GY Confidentiality_28Mar2022 (pdf)Download
GY Conflict of Interest_28Mar2022 (pdf)Download
GY Discipline and Complaints policy_28Mar2022 (pdf)Download
GY Dispute Resolution_28Mar2022 (pdf)Download
GY Diversity_Equity_Inclusion_28Mar2022 (pdf)Download
GY Privacy_28Mar2022 (pdf)Download
GY Risk Management_28Mar2022 (pdf)Download
GY Safe Sport Policy_28Mar2022 (pdf)Download
GY Travel_28Mar2022 (pdf)Download
GY Volunteer Screening_Agreement_28Mar2022 (pdf)Download
We love to see our members and new potential members, so feel free to visit during our published hours at our current affiliates locations at 123 Copper Rd in Whitehorse and school in Pelly Crossing. Volunteers: Success of any of the programs or initiatives that are available to members is largely dependent on the efforts of the many volunteers who give freely of their time to help others succeed. Grapple Yukon is always interested in talking to people who would like to volunteer in any area.