USA Wrestling Athlete Advisory Committee accepting athlete rep nominations through Aug. 2
by USA Wrestling
The Athlete Advisory Committee (AAC) is now accepting nominations for this year's upcoming AAC Election! Nominations are due by August 2, 2022.
The AAC is a group of athlete-elected representatives that work closely with USA Wrestling staff and leadership to promote USA Wrestling athletes' rights and interests. Three athlete representatives from each style comprise the committee and serve as the voice of the athletes. For this election, there will be four positions open - 1 women's freestyle, 1 Greco-Roman, and 2 men's freestyle.
A member of the AAC serves a four-year term, meeting once a month (and sometimes more) via Zoom to discuss athlete-related topics and issues to advance athlete opportunity within the organization. Members within the AAC are also members on USA Wrestling's Board of Directors and other standing committees, giving athletes voting power on decisions pertinent to the organization. Simply, USA Wrestling is an athlete-driven organization and the AAC is the center of that drive and direction.
You are eligible to run in the voting to become an AAC member if you meet at least one of the following criteria:
1. Represented the U.S. at an Olympic Games
2. Represented the U.S. at a Pan American Games
3. Represented the U.S. at a World Championships
1. Placed in the top half of the U.S. Open or U.S. World Team/Olympic Trials in the past 24 months.
Additionally, the following criteria must be met to serve:
1. Must be a citizen or legal resident of the United States and at least eighteen years old.
2. No sanctions in relation to the World Anti-Doping Code.
3. An individual running for election must: (a) have a current USAW membership; and (b) disclose any prior felony conviction, or any period of ineligibility served in sport (e.g., for discipline, SafeSport violation). The disclosure shall be made to all eligible voters prior to the vote so that the disclosure may be considered in the voting process.
4. At the time of nomination an individual running for election must disclose any possible conflict of interest to the AAC Chair and/or the AAC Ethics Committee, which shall determine whether the individual is eligible to run for election. [Conflict of Interest Policy]
To nominate yourself or another athlete please click here. You may nominate multiple athletes.
Those nominated will be contacted to verify their qualifications and willingness to serve if elected.