Since 1969, millions of wrestlers have poured out their blood, sweat, and even tears on club and school wrestling mats across the country. USA Wrestling desires to make sure we keep a strong connection with our former wrestlers. We want to connect with those who have pride in telling someone “yeah, I wrestled”. Yes, you are of a pedigree that makes the toughest people on the planet. It’s because no other sport requires the mental fortitude and discipline it takes to be a wrestler. The sport instills the values of courage, hard work, perseverance and humility. It forges character that lasts a lifetime.
It’s your character that fuels our desire to reinvigorate our fan base by reconnecting with you! Statistically, nearly 97% of high school wrestlers never wrestled at the collegiate level. Many that didn’t wrestle in college still want to feel connected with the sport.
We have created a program called "Wrestler for LIfe". It will present you with engaging human interest stories with the Story of the Week. Send us your stories and picture to share with the community. No matter what your occupation is your status doesn’t change…you are a champion and a WRESTLER FOR LIFE! Welcome back to the Mat!
Tell your wrestling story to inspire and engage our community. USA Wrestling’s “Wrestler For Life” program is accepting submissions for “The Story of the Week”. It can be about anything wrestling related, whether it’s a particular wrestling match you’ll never forget, or a life lesson that the sport taught you. If your story is chosen, it will be featured on TheMat.com, and winners will receive a USA Wrestling t-shirt.
Send your submissions to: Wrestlerforlife@usawrestling.org
Become a Wrestler for Life Booster Member of USA Wrestling. This program helps support programming for athletes at the local, state and national levels. The annual $50 membership fee includes a Wrestler For Life sticker, a USA Wrestling logo pop socket, and a subscription to the USA Wrestler Magazine. Go to USAW Membership:
The Wrestler For Life Mat Club is for supporters who wish to donate to USA Wrestling programming with a monthly recurring gift of $10-$1000.