USA Wrestling is the National Governing Body for the sport of Wrestling in the United States, and as such, it is the representative to the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and United World Wrestling (UWW), the international federation for wrestling. USA Wrestling is the central organization that coordinates amateur wrestling programs in the nation and works to create interest and participation in those programs.

USA Wrestling has more than 233,000 members. These include athletes of all ages, coaches, officials, parents, and fans striving together to strengthen the sport. Within the United States, USA Wrestling is divided into State Associations. Each State is an affiliated organization with its own set of bylaws under which it operates.

USA Wrestling is responsible for the selection and training of teams to represent the USA in international competition, including World and Olympic competitions. An equal part of USA Wrestling’s mission is focused on development of the sport’s grassroots. This is facilitated through sanctioning of age-group tournaments and the chartering of member clubs through established state associations.
USA Wrestling also conducts regional and national championships for all age categories, developmental camps, clinics, and coaches education programs. State and local competition is the major focus of annual programming in each of our state organizations. Volunteers, coaches, officials, and parents are the life blood of our organization. These leaders set up tournaments, run clubs, organize trips, and coach athletes in their local area.