USA Wrestling will launch the inaugural Wrestling Week Across America, March 13-19. With this promotion, USA Wrestling is asking all current and former wrestlers, coaches, officials and parents to engage in the week-long promotion to raise the profile of wrestling nationwide. Each day of the week will have a specific call-to-action for the wrestling community, as noted below, and all people engaging are asked to use #WrestlingWeek in all social media posts.
“This is a great way for the wrestling community to rally around a cause to promote the greatness of the sport,” said Tony Black, USA Wrestling’s Director of State Services. “More eyeballs will be watching wrestling on TV this week than any other week of the year, and with many youth wrestling seasons winding down, this is a great way to keep our sport in the limelight on social media.”
The schedule of days is as follows:
Monday, March 13th – Wrestling Highlight Day – Post your favorite wrestling highlight video or clip. It can be your highlight, a favorite clip, or an all-time favorite highlight video – just be sure to post a wrestling highlight on the kickoff day of the week.
Tuesday, March 14th – Wrestle Like a Girl Day – As a way to raise awareness of the Wrestle Like a Girl Campaign, post your favorite female wrestling moment and be sure to tag your female wrestling friends.
Wednesday, March 15th – Wrestling Hero Day – Share a shout out, vignette, or short story about your wrestling hero. Your hero is your hero, so tell the world why your hero is just that.
Thursday, March 16th – No Missed Meals Day – Take the pledge with Chobani and promote healthy eating habits in the sport of wrestling to ensure that no wrestlers miss another meal.
Friday, March 17th – Wrestling Shirt Day – Wear your favorite wrestling shirt to school, to work, or at the NCAA Championships in St. Louis. Encourage all of your teammates or former teammates to take part alongside you!
Saturday, March 18th – NCAA Championships Viewing Day – Make plans to watch the finals of the NCAA Championships on ESPN. Better yet, plan it with your team, your friends, and your community with a viewing party!
Sunday, March 19th – Community Outreach Day – Show the world the positive values created through the sport and get involved with a service project in the community. Clean up trash, shovel a neighbor’s driveway, help at church…you pick.
As a reminder, be sure to use #WrestlingWeek in all social media posts related to Wrestling Week Across America.