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Buy a cardboard cutout so your image can attend the Olympic Trials; funds support the Living the Dream Medal Fund

by Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling

A woman's face is shown on a cutout in a spectator seat at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, site of the 2021 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - WrestlingWe know you’d like to attend the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Fort Worth, to see the greatest wrestlers in the nation battle for coveted spots on the U.S. Olympic Team that will compete in Tokyo this summer.

We get it. Not everybody can get there and tickets are limited this time due to health protocols.

You can still be there, well, at least a picture of you can. USA Wrestling is selling the popular cardboard cutouts of fans, similar to those seen at major professional and college sports events throughout the pandemic.

There will be 5,200 fans allowed at Dickies Arena for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials, and many thousands more of empty seats. Help add to the atmosphere by filling empty seats with a picture of yourself or someone who loves wrestling, all for a great cause.

Proceeds raised from this project will support the Living the Dream Medal Fund, which provides bonuses directly to wrestlers who win medals for USA Wrestling at the Olympic Games and World Championships.

The Living the Dream Medal fund will provide $250,000 to any U.S. wrestler who wins a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics, $50,000 for an Olympic silver medal and $25,000 for an Olympic bronze medal. At the Senior World Championships, payouts are $50,000 for a World gold, $25,000 for a World silver and $15,000 for a World bronze.

The cost is just $50, and can be purchased through the USA Wrestling Membership System. Simply login to the Membership System, go to Extra’s at the top of the page and select 2021 Olympic Trials Cutouts.

Do not wait!!! All photos must be submitted to USA Wrestling by Monday, March 22.

All of those who purchase a cut out will also be included in a drawing for two tickets to the 2022 U.S. World Team Trials.

See the Official Rules for the sweepstakes.

Join other wrestling fans who will be in attendance at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials with a photo of themselves!!! USA Wrestling thanks you in advance for helping make the Olympic Trials more special, while supporting our elite U.S. wrestlers who represent our nation at the Olympics and World Championships.