Please consider supporting Richard Perry’s family after his serious injury during training

By Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling | Aug. 29, 2018, 2:58 p.m. (ET)
Photo of Richard Perry and family courtesy of the Go-Fund-Me site developed by his friends.

USA Wrestling is joining a growing group from the wrestling community which are banding together to support the family of Freestyle National Team member Richard Perry, who was seriously injured at the National Team Training Camp this week in California.

A Go-Fund-Me site has been created by friends of the Perry family, who are seeking support for Richard’s family for expenses related to the accident. He and his wife Gina have three young children.

The link to the Go-Fund-Me site is:
https://www.gofundme.com/zjjhww-help-for-the-perry-family

Richard Perry is currently ranked No. 3 on Freestyle Team USA at 86 kg. He competes for the New York Athletic Club and trains with the Pennsylvania Regional Training Center. He wrestled for Bloomsburg University in college, and Middletown High School in Connecticut in college.

Perry is a leader within USA Wrestling, serving on its Board of Directors and its Executive Committee.

It is a difficult time for the Perry family and friends, the USA Wrestling National Team and those involved in the sport who know Richard and his family. Contributions are greatly appreciated, but so are the thoughts and prayers of those from the wrestling community.