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Coalition to Keep Wrestling in the Olympics gains 10 new members



The Coalition to Keep Wrestling In the Olympics, a group of organizations and businesses that publicly support the effort to retain wrestling as an Olympic sport, continues to grow.

Three wrestling media organizations have become part of the Coalition. Wrestling USA Magazine, a renown print media company in the wrestling community along with Tech-Fall.com a photojournalism website for High School, College, and International styles of wrestling are new members. Also joining is ARMDRAG.com, a New York State Section V and Section VI informational website.

Other wrestling organizations include Mount Mat Madness, a well-known tournament committee in Maryland State and Ultimate Wrestling, a wrestling group based out of Scottsdale, Arizona.

Several businesses have also joined – No-Li Brewhouse, a local brewery in Spokane, Washington; Scheels All Sports of West Des Moines, Iowa, a mid-west regional chain of sporting goods stores; American Detection Specialists, a security consultant and alarm company in Springfield, Missouri; VRP Industries, Inc., a Toledo, Ohio based industrial fastener manufacturing company; and, WithumSmith + Brown, a Somerville, New Jersey CPA consulting firm known for regularly supporting its local wrestling community.

The addition of the above organizations and businesses brings the total number of Coalition members to 112.

For a full list of Coalition members, click here

Four wrestling organizations came together to launch the the coalition: USA Wrestling, the National Wrestling Coaches Association, the Amateur Athletic Union and the National United Wrestling Association for Youth Wrestling.

This new coalition will include any organization that is willing to stand up and work together for a common goal, which is to insure that wrestling remains on the program of the Olympic Games.

The Coalition is not intended for individuals and is geared entirely to organized groups of any size that is willing to publically support the effort to keep wrestling in the Olympics.

In order to join the coalition, a group must provide a contact name, email address and phone number, which will allow us to network together and execute the strategy.

The donation can be made online at:
KeepOlympicWrestling.com

The donation can also be made by check, made payable to USA Wrestling and mailed to:
USA Wrestling
c/o Coalition to Keep Wrestling in the Olympics
6155 Lehman Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

The financial support will help fund all of the actions, which together makes for a successful campaign. It will be used directly on projects such as public relations, international communication, research, education, promotional materials, networking and international travel for meetings with the IOC and members of national federations and national Olympic Committees. Additional projects will be developed by the leadership committee for this effort. Coalition membership will help keep this issue in the forefront and allow wrestling to make its case to the world. It will only be used for this project, not other wrestling programs.

For additional information please contact mrosati@usawrestling.org.

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