TOGETHER WE WIN
USA Wrestling formed the U.S. Wrestling Foundation to build a coalition across the different entities in wrestling and bring together the sport’s leaders, our business elite and the wrestling greats. Together, we are working to create programs and raise funds to grow wrestling for the next generation.
WE’RE ON A MISSION TO GROW WRESTLING
Our mission is to grow wrestling at all levels and to revitalize the sport to reach the next generation of Americans and for generations to come.
Our initial goals are to:
WIN OLYMPIC GOLD – THE ROAD TO RIO
Team USA represents America’s best in all three Olympic styles. To win big we need to increase the opportunities to learn the techniques and compete internationally. Our goal is to expand the pipeline with innovations like our College-to-Greco program.
START NEW COLLEGE TEAMS
We’re helping to start new college teams across the country and in states that have not had a college team in decades. We want to grow at all levels of competition, including DI, where the potential to grow is a compelling incentive to go all in.
GROW WOMEN’S WRESTLING
Women’s wrestling is one of the fastest growing high school sports and an official NAIA sport. With every new men’s team we launch, we plan to add a women’s team. What a great answer to Title IX and proof that wrestling is for everybody.
INCREASE YOUTH AND HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING
The Beat the Streets program has defined the model for taking wrestling to our inner-city kids. We want to help extend these programs throughout the U.S. and make our American cities strongholds for wrestling.
CHAMPIONS IN LIFE
The Campaign to Grow Wrestling
Wrestling instills the values of courage, hard work, discipline, perseverance and humility.
It forges character that lasts a lifetime. The lessons learned through wrestling prepare our youth for success later in life, as evidenced by the long history of prominent wrestlers in business, government, the military, and as leaders of families and in the community.
Help us grow the sport that turns young men and women into champions in life. That’s why we’re here – to give back to the sport that gave to us. We rallied to save the Olympics – now is the time to grow wrestling in the USA – please donate today.