USA Wrestling mobile applications now available in both iOS and Android platforms

Sept. 21, 2011, 6:20 p.m. (ET)
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - USA Wrestling is pleased to announce the release its new mobile applications which are now now available in both iOS and Android platforms.

The new mobile applications offer a number of USA Wrestling features, all designed to bring current information directly to the wrestling community in an easy-to-access format.

"USA Wrestling is excited to offer these new mobile applications to the wrestling community" said USA Wrestling Executive Director Rich Bender. "We encourage you to check this out. This is a great way for more people to stay informed about our sport and our organization."

Features of the application included digital USA Wrestling membership cards, a geo-located club finder tool, a menu of upcoming events, current wrestling news, rule books, the current issue of the USA Wrestler Magazine, the Coaches Curriculum video series, the latest episode of the USA Wrestling Weekly TV show, USA Wrestling YouTube video and podcasts, as well as USA Wrestling's social streams from Twitter and Facebook.

The Membership Profile provides for a convenient digital Membership Card, complete with barcode which will be acceptable at all USA Wrestling events. The digital card displays a Member's current membership status, as well as coaching certifications held by the member.

The Club Finder tool uses a mobile device's current location to provide a list of USA Wrestling clubs within a 20 mile radius. A zip code search will also be available for those who have disabled location services on their mobile device. Although not available in the current version of the apps, the zip code search will be available soon through an update.

The Events portion of the app will display a list of upcoming events in specific categories. An update is planned in the near future to include geo-location maps of area events.

The Media section of the app provides quick mobile access to the latest USA Wrestling Weekly television show, as well as the most recent videos from the USA Wrestling YouTube Channel. Recent podcasts also are available in the Media portion of the app.

Also handily available in the mobile app is the USA Wrestling Rule book, as well as the rule book for FILA and for grappling. The rule books also can be saved and viewed as e-books on e-book reading devices.

To keep viewers up to date, the USA Wrestling Twitter and Facebook feeds are included in the Social area of the site.

The widely popular Coaches Core Curriculum video series for Folkstyle, Freestyle, and Greco-Roman are available in the Coaches section of the app. This includes all the video clips associated with the coaching curriculum established from the USA Wrestling National Coaches Education Program.

In an effort to promote the sport of wrestling and keep USA Wrestling members updated with the latest news and information, USA Wrestling is providing these mobile apps free of charge.

The app for iOS devices, including iPhones and iPads, is available in the Apple iTunes store. You also can access the iOS app at

The app for Android devices, including Droid phones and tablets, is available through the Droid App Market or it can be accessed directly at