USA Wrestling Reminder: Elections ...

Reminder: Elections to be held for USA Wrestling Board of Directors At Large and Standing Committees positions; nominations due by July 10

By USA Wrestling | June 19, 2020, 2:46 p.m. (ET)

Click to download USA Wrestling Elections nomination form

Elections will be held in August for six Member At Large positions on the USA Wrestling Board of Directors. These positions will be voted upon by the Board of Directors in their August 2020 meeting. A two-year commitment is required as the terms for these positions begin at the conclusion of the Board meeting and proceed for two years, through the 2022 Board of Directors meeting. Board members are responsible for helping set policies and direction for USA Wrestling. The Board meets in person once per year, usually in August. In addition, Board members may be asked to serve on USA Wrestling standing or ad hoc committees from time to time.

Elections will also be held to fill positions on several standing committees of USA Wrestling. Positions are available on the following committees: Long Range Planning, Freestyle Sport, Greco-Roman Sport, and Women’s Freestyle Sport. A four-year commitment is required as terms for these positions begin at the conclusion of the Board meeting and proceed for the Summer Olympic quadrennium, through the 2024 Board of Directors meeting. Elections will also be held to fill positions on the USA Wrestling Governance Committee. A two-year commitment is required for this committee, and terms for these positions begin at the conclusion of the Board meeting and proceed for two years, through the 2022 Board of Directors meeting. Most committee work is done by email and telephone/computer conference call. All committees are active and hard-working.

Any current member of USA Wrestling who has completed SafeSport training and passed the mandatory background screening as required for Wrestling Leader membership is eligible to serve on the Board as a Member At Large and/or on the standing committees for which elections will be held. Any current member may also nominate another current USA Wrestling member for these positions. Prospective candidates may nominate themselves or be nominated by someone else. A nomination form is printed below. Candidates will be contacted by the Governance Committee to determine if they wish to serve (if nominated by someone else) or to confirm receipt of the nomination if they nominate themselves.

To become a candidate for any of these positions:

1. Completely fill out the nomination form below. You must be a current 2019-2020 USA Wrestling member and must provide your membership number in the space provided. You must also have completed SafeSport training and passed the mandatory background screening as required for Wrestling Leader membership. If you are not a member, please go to the USA Wrestling Membership System at www.usawmembership.com to complete this process. SafeSport training and background check information is accessed through USA Wrestling’s Membership System.

2. Send the nomination form (and any material reinforcing your candidate's qualifications) to the address or email address below for receipt no later than Friday, July 10, 2020. Once current membership is verified, the candidate will be contacted in confirmation of receipt of the nomination and to verify willingness to serve.

3. All verified nominations will be presented to the USA Wrestling Board of Directors at their August meeting. The election will be held at that time with the vote conducted by the USA Wrestling Board of Directors.

4. Any individual holding a current membership for the membership year September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020 may nominate themselves or others with a current membership.

Click to download USA Wrestling Elections nomination form