With the highly successful Grand River Rumble a distant summer memory, NUWAY Wrestling, America's Premier Wrestling Association, is coming back to the Lansing Center for more good old-fashioned grappling. The Borderwars All-Star Christmas Duals (a youth wrestling tournament featuring hundreds of wrestlers from across the country) will bring the Lansing Center to a fever-pitch December 17th and 18th. Huge ballrooms in the Lansing Center are converted to dozens of mats where wrestlers of varying ages are first paired then pitched in battle.

"We're thrilled to have this successful partnership with NUWAY wrestling," said Mike Price, Executive Director of the Greater Lansing Sports Authority. "With the availability of our community's mobile bleacher system the Lansing Center has become a really solid venue for large events like this. We look forward to a long relationship with NUWAY wrestling and their many annual events."

For those that would like to re-live their old wrestling days from childhood or high school competition, or if your kids are interested in getting started in this sport, stop up to the Lansing Center on December 17th or 18th. The competition is fierce and the bleacher seating make it a good spectator situation. Of course if you'd like to bring along your own chair so you can sit closer to ring-side, you can do that too. Admission is $30 for a weekend pass for adults or $20 per day. Students get a weekend pass for $15 or pay $10 per day. Kids 6 and under are free.

Christmas is for sure a time for peace and joy, but it’s not exactly Christmas yet, and THIS event is about a good honest scrap and tying the other guy into a pretzel. That has its place too.