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USA Wrestling COVID-19 Updates Special Section

By USA Wrestling | March 14, 2020, 1:53 p.m. (ET)

USA Wrestling Statements
July 23 - USA Wrestling’s Senior Nationals, featuring nation’s top Olympic-caliber wrestlers, set for Coralville, Iowa, October 9-11
June 11 - Return to the Mat Guidelines updated to reflect how local health requirements are being instituted
May 29 - USA Wrestling releases Return to Events Guidelines to help event organizers with planning and operations protocols
May 27 - USMC Junior and 16U Nationals in Fargo, N.D. cancelled, with focus turned to local, state and regional events
May 15 - USA Wrestling releases Return to the Mat Guidelines to assist wrestling community in making local decisions
May 14 - USA Wrestling forms four special committees to deal with specific issues caused by COVID-19 pandemic
May 8 - USA Wrestling suspends sanctioned events through May 24, as Return to Practice and Competition Guidelines being finalized
April 20 - USA Wrestling postpones National and Regional events through July 1
April 12 - Message from Rick Tucci, USWOA President
Letter to USA Wrestling members from Bruce Baumgartner and Rich Bender (April 6, 2020)
April 6 - USA Wrestling extends free online National Coaches Education Program courses for members indefinitely
April 5 - A message from USA Wrestling’s National Coaches Council about moving forward when the time is right
March 31 - USA Wrestling suspends sanctioned events and national events through May 10
March 23 video - Moments off the Mat interview with Executive Director Rich Bender
March 21 video: USA Wrestling Executive Director Rich Bender addresses wrestling community on COVID-19
March 16 - USA Wrestling to revoke all sanctions through April 6, and postpone all national events through April 20
March 12 - USA Wrestling statement on COVID-19 and its activities moving forward

USA Wrestling National and Regional Events Updates
Current USA Wrestling National Events Schedule
August 6 - USA Wrestling Preseason Nationals, named for the late Brian Keck, set for October 30 - November 1 in Des Moines, Iowa
July 27 - Q&A about Senior Nationals in Coralville, Iowa, October 11-13
July 27 - USA Wrestling releases schedule and website for Senior Nationals in Coralville, Oct. 9-11
July 27 - USA Wrestling of Nevada to host state tournament for high school boys and girls if NIAA does not
July 23 - USA Wrestling’s Senior Nationals, featuring nation’s top Olympic-caliber wrestlers, set for Coralville, Iowa, October 9-11
July 6 - 2020 USA Wrestling Virtual Development Camp set for July 27-30 via Zoom Webinar
May 27 - USMC Junior and 16U Nationals in Fargo, N.D. cancelled, with focus turned to local, state and regional events
May 8 - USA Wrestling suspends sanctioned events through May 24, as Return to Practice and Competition Guidelines being finalized
April 20 - USA Wrestling postpones National and Regional events through July 1
March 31 - USA Wrestling suspends sanctioned events and national events through May 10
March 31 - U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Wrestling postponed until 2021: information and directions for ticket holders updated
March 18 - POSTPONED – The USMC U.S. Open in Las Vegas will be postponed, with plans to reschedule
March 16 - USA Wrestling to revoke all sanctions through April 6, and postpone all national events through April 20
March 13 - U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Wrestling postponed, discussions to reschedule at Bryce Jordan Center
March 13 - POSTPONED – Last Chance Olympic Trials Qualifier will be moved to new date and site to be determined
March 13 - POSTPONED – Girls Folkstyle Nationals will be postponed, with plans to reschedule
CANCELLATION: Northwest 16U and Junior Regionals in Centralia, Wash., March 28-29 is canceled
CANCELLATION: Dominate in the Dells in Wisconsin Dells, Wis., March 13-15 is canceled

New events or postponed activities now re-scheduled
The new Folkstyle Tour of America National Club Duals set for Oct. 16-18 in Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
August 6 - USA Wrestling Preseason Nationals, named for the late Brian Keck, set for October 30 - November 1 in Des Moines, Iowa
July 23 - USA Wrestling’s Senior Nationals, featuring nation’s top Olympic-caliber wrestlers, set for Coralville, Iowa, October 9-11
Wrestling's competition schedule finalized for Tokyo Olympics
National Wrestling Hall of Fame to reopen July 13 with enhanced health and safety measures
2020 USA Wrestling Virtual Development Camp set for July 27-30 via Zoom Webinar
FloWrestling to host Dake-Chamizo; Taylor-Downey; Ashnault-Pletcher on July 25 in Austin
2020 Western States Championships in all three styles set for July 30-August 1 in Farmington, Utah
Strong matchups of Senior stars set for Rumble on the Rooftop in Chicago, June 28th

Online and Video Resources (updated regularly)
USA Wrestling Return to Events Guidelines
USA Wrestling Return to the Mat Guidelines
April 6 - USA Wrestling extends free online National Coaches Education Program courses for members indefinitely
USA Wrestling's new TheMat.tv, with weekday live video at 5 pm ET and thousands of free videos
USA Wrestling makes online National Coaches Education Program courses free to members through April 5
April 2 - National Team members Velte, Smith and Diakomihalis share their at-home workouts
ESPNU to show five NCAA Wrestling Championships, Sat. April 4 ('16, '10, '13, '18, '19)
National Wrestling Hall of Fame offers "Lessons in Wrestling," a fun and educational youth curriculum
April 1 - Trackwrestling unlocks entire United World Wrestling on-demand video library
Join the FCA and influential coaches on Facebook Live video every Wednesday in April at 7pm ET

United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee Updates
Special Section: United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee Coronavirus Updates
May 1 - U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee joins nation in promoting Mental Health Awareness Month
April 3 - U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee announces Mental Health Taskforce
March 23 - Statement from USOPC Chair Susanne Lyons and CEO Sarah Hirshland on the survey of Team USA Athletes related to COVID-19 and the Olympic And Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020
March 22 - U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee and Athletes’ Advisory Council issue joint statement on International Olympic Committee’s update to global athlete community

United World Wrestling Updates
August 6 - UWW Executive Committee votes to cancel events planned for September and October
July 20 - Wrestling's competition schedule finalized for Tokyo Olympics
July 7 - United World Wrestling launches innovative Online Learning Academy
July 3 - UWW Executive Board sets plan for remaining 2020 events, with U23, Junior and Senior Worlds conditionally on schedule
June 17 - United World Wrestling bureau approves bundle of updated options to competition calendars for 2020, 2021
May 8 - United World Wrestling announces cost savings, webinars to promote connection with stakeholders
April 28 - United World Wrestling releases online game to challenge fans
April 15 - Wrestling Canada Lutte announces cancellation of 2020 events including Canada Cup, same host cities for 2021
April 7 - United World Wrestling to preserve dates, locations for Tokyo 2021 Qualifying
UWW VIDEO: Stars of the mat encourage wrestling community to "Stay Strong, Stay at Home"
March 24 - UWW President Nenad Lalovic statement on Tokyo 2020 and next steps
March 17: United World Wrestling Update on COVID-19 and Wrestling
March 11 - European, World 'Last Chance' Olympic Qualifiers postponed
March 5 - African and Oceania Olympic Games Qualifier postponed
February 28 - Kyrgyzstan Cancels Asian Olympic Qualifier

College Wrestling
August 13 - EIWA statement regarding 2020-21 season: competitions start Jan. 1, EIWAs held as scheduled
August 6 - NCAA Board directs each division to safeguard student-athlete well-being, scholarships and eligibility
July 16 - NCAA's next return-to-sport guidelines: testing within 72 hours of competition for high contact risk sports
July 15 - PSAC suspends NCAA competition for fall season; wrestling will also be impacted
July 14 - NJCAA updates plan, starting wrestling season in January and NJCAA Nationals held April 23-24
July 12 - CCCAA moves all of its California CC sports, including wrestling, to spring season of 2021
July 8 - Ivy League votes to postpone sports in the fall semester, including wrestling
July 8 - Stanford cuts 11 sports programs, including wrestling, after 2020-21 season
June 28 - The College of New Jersey cancels seven sport teams (including wrestling) for fall semester
June 20 - NJCAA pushes back its 2021 wrestling season, with NJCAA Nationals now April 23-24

International Olympic Committee Updates
July 15 - Dakar Youth Olympic Games, Set To Be Africa’s First Olympic Event, Postponed To 2026
#OlympicDay 2020 is on June 23; Join the IOC for the world’s biggest online Olympic workout
May 14 - IOC approves a financial envelope of up to 800 million U.S. dollars to address the COVID-19 crisis
April 30 - IOC President Bach writes to Olympic movement: Olympism and Corona
April 16 - IOC and Tokyo 2020 Joint Statement: Framework for preparation of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 following their postponement to 2021
March 30 - IOC, IPC, Tokyo 2020 announce Olympics set for July 23 - August 8, 2021
March 24 - Joint statement from International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee (postponement of Tokyo Olympics
March 23 - Health and safety paramount as IOC Executive Board agrees to step up scenario-planning for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
March 23 - Letter from President Thomas Bach OLY to athletes

Partner Organization Updates
Save the Date: Beat the Streets Virtual Telethon fundraiser set for September 17
National Wrestling Hall of Fame to reopen July 13 with enhanced health and safety measures
'COVID-19 for Coaches and Administrators' Course now available from NFHS Learning Center
ACES: Return to Play Coronovirus Protocols (multiple sports)
May 7 - NWCA to host virtual convention, July 29-31
April 16 - NWCA/FCA CEO Leadership Academy postponed; to take place at NWCA Convention
April 2 - Beat The Streets “Grapple At The Garden,” to be postponed until later in 2020
April 1- Hall of Fame reschedules 2020 Honors Weekend to June 4-5, 2021
Beat the Streets Los Angeles postpones its Annual Benefit, which had been May 16
USADA Statement regarding COVID-19 and Anti-Doping Testing Protocol with video message from CEO Travis T. Tygart
March 16 - National Wrestling Hall of Fame closed until March 30

High School Wrestling (HS state association news)
August 12 - NCHSAA moves North Carolina high school wrestling season from April through June
August 7 - PIAA pauses Pennsylvania high school sports two weeks, rejects Governor's call for January 1 start
August 6 - DIAA delays Delaware winter high school sports to start in December; wrestling is not yet approved
August 5 - OSAA shifts Oregon high school wrestling season from late December through early March
August 4 - CHSAA moves Colorado high school wrestling season to January through March
August 4 - Ohio Health Department requires COVID-19 tests before any contact sport competition, including wrestling
August 3 - MPSSAA postpones Maryland high school fall and winter sports competition seasons
July 29 - IHSA condenses Illinois high school wrestling season from Nov. 16 - Feb. 13
July 27 - VHSL announces Virginia high school wrestling to run Dec. 14 - Feb. 20
July 24 - NIAA to start Nevada high school wrestling in January, anticipates there will be no state tournaments
July 21 - WIAA modifies Washington high school wrestling, starting season in late December or in January
July 20 - CIF moves California high school wrestling season to spring, with June state meet
July 15 - NMAA sets New Mexico high school wrestling season from April through June

Major Health Organizations Resources

World Health Organization Coronavirus website
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus website

COVID-19 Resources
USA Wrestling Return to Events Guidelines
USA Wrestling Return to the Mat Guidelines
USOPC Infection Prevention Recommendations
USOPC Self-Monitoring Instructions
Updated - USOPC Coronavirus Information for Athletes and Staff
March 4 - UWW Information about COVID-19