What is USA Wrestling
USA Wrestling is the National Governing Body for the Sport of Wrestling
in the United States and, as such, is its representative to the United States
Olympic Committee. Simply, USA Wrestling is the central organization that
coordinates amateur wrestling programs in the nation and works to create
interest and participation in these programs.
It is not the wild, or "off the top rope", stuff you might have seen
on television. The many programs and activities conducted by USA Wrestling or
the hundreds of chartered clubs, provide opportunities for youth and adults
alike to gain an understanding and appreciation for the international styles of
wrestling, Freestyle and Greco-Roman, and folkstyle (scholastic and collegiate)
which is the style practiced at high schools and colleges across the country.
USA Wrestling has more than 135,000 members. These members include athletes of
all ages, coaches, officials, parents and fans striving together to strengthen
the sport. Part of USA Wrestling mission is to foster grassroots development
for the sport.
Each year, USA Wrestling charters over 2600 wrestling clubs and sanctions over
1500 local, state, regional and national competitions. These opportunities and
more are just a small part of the exciting world of USA Wrestling.
Members of the World-leading USA Wrestling Family enjoy many of the following
- Participation in Local, Regional, and National Competitions.
- Four levels of Coaches Certification.
- The opportunity to travel abroad with Developmental Tours for
Cadet, Junior, Women, University and Senior level athletes.
- Educational videos and written materials.
- Regional and National Training and Developmental Camps for Youth
through Senior-level athletes.
- Free subscription to USA Wrestler, the official publication of USA
- Fundraising Opportunities for Chartered Clubs.
- Discounts on USA Wrestling Merchandise.