USA Wrestling COVID-19 Updates Special Section

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

USA Wrestling Statements
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
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

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
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

International Olympic Committee Updates
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
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

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