USA Wrestling Elections to be held...

Elections to be held for USA Wrestling Board of Directors Member At Large Positions, Governance Committee Positions

By USA Wrestling | June 14, 2022, 5:46 p.m. (ET)

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 2022 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 2024 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 in August for elected positions on the Governance Committee. A two-year commitment is required as terms for these positions begin at the conclusion of the Board meeting and proceed for two years, until the conclusion of the 2024 Board of Directors meeting. Most Governance Committee work is done by email and telephone or video conference call.

Any current member of USA Wrestling who has completed and/or updated 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, or to serve as a member of the Governance Committee, subject to any term limitations specified in the USA Wrestling By-Laws. Any current member may also nominate another current USA Wrestling member for these positions. Prospective candidates may nominate themselves or be nominated by another member. A nomination form is printed on this page. 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 unrestricted positions:

1. Completely fill out the nomination form below. You must be a current 2021-2022 USA Wrestling member and must provide your USA Wrestling ID number in the space provided. The nominee 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 15, 2022. Once current membership, completed SafeSport training and approved background check are 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 and the Governance Committee of the Board.

4. Any individual holding a membership card for the membership year September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022 may nominate themselves or others with a current membership.

USA WRESTLING 2022 NOMINATION FORM


Nominee Name ______________________________________________________

2021-2022 USA Wrestling membership number ________________________

Mailing Address _____________________________________________________

City _______________________________ State _______ Zip _______________

Day phone # __________________ Night phone # ______________________

Email address: _____________________________________________________

(Please check) Nomination for the position of:

___ Member At Large, Board of Directors

___ Governance Committee


Short biography and/or reasons the nominee would be a good choice for this position(s):

___________________________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________

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Other materials supporting the nominee’s candidacy may also be attached and where possible will be included in the materials presented to the Board of Directors regarding the elections.

Member nominating: __________________________ USAW memb # _________________

Return by Friday, July 15, 2022, to: USA Wrestling Governance Committee, 6155 Lehman Drive, Colorado Springs CO 80918 or email to mball@usawrestling.org, subject Governance Committee.