USA Wrestling honors 33 Gold Medal Clubs in 1999 2000 season

By Ted DeRousse | Dec. 11, 2000, 12 a.m. (ET)
A total of 33 USA Wrestling sanctioned clubs, from all across the United States, have met the standards to be honored as "Gold Medal Clubs" for the 1999-2000 season. With 33 "super" clubs honored, the 2000 season marks the highest number of clubs recognized since the program's inception in 1998. Clubs are required to submit an application marking the improvement in membership numbers, participation in events and state programs, and participation by club members in USAWrestling's Coaches Education Program and the United States Wrestling Officials Association. This is considered the top honor for a USA Wrestling sanctioned club. Each of these clubs are doing their part in helping wrestling grow by providing quality wrestling programs in their community. All USA Wrestling clubs are encouraged to apply for this honor. Each USA Wrestling club will receive an application with the requirements for the program in its Club Packet when the club is sanctioned this year. For information, contact Ted DeRousse of USA Wrestling at 719-598-8181. 1999-2000 USA Wrestling Gold Medal Clubs America's Club ThreeStyle of Grants, N.M. Blackfoot of Blackfoot, Idaho Central Virginia Youth Wrestling of Glen Allen, Va. D.C. Everest Treetoppers of Mosinee, Wis. Dickinson of Dickinson, N.D. Fontana Boyz of Fontana, Calif. Gardner-Edgerton of Gardner, Kan. Glenrock of Glenrock, Wyo. Gold Force of Holley, N.Y. Idaho Express of Boise, Idaho Jayhawk of Twin Lake, Mich. Kansas Pride of Minneopolis, Kan. Leslie of River Junction, Mich. Lindenhurst Kids of Lindenhurst, N.Y. Merced Bears of Merced, Calif. McIntosh Federation of Bradenton, Fla. Mohawk Valley of Vernon, N.Y. P.A.L. Blackhawks of Deland, Fla. Panther of Kissimmee, Fla. Peninsula of Portland, Ore. Pittsford Gold Force of Rochester, N.Y. Plainfield of Plainfield, Kan. St. Cloud of St. Cloud, Fla. Soldotna Whalers of Soldotna, Alaska Southern Maryland, Chesapeake Beach, Md. Stillwater of Stillwater, Minn. Stockbridge of Gregory, Mich. Strong and Courageous of Hendersonville, N.C. Young Champions Wolf Pack of Wauconda, Ill. Taos of Taos, N.M. Turlock of Turlock, Calif. Viper of Newman Lake, Wash. Wellington of Wellington, Fla.