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Notes: February Informational Zoom Call

By WWF, 02/21/23, 8:30AM CST


Thank you to everyone that joined our first membership meeting of the season! With this series we hope to share relevant information about WWF opportunities, Team Wisconsin and more. We will continue to add value and clarity while facilitating an environment where our members can ask questions and be more involved with the process as we move through the 2023 season.

This month we covered website updates, and details regarding the Kids State Qualifiers and Kids State Championships. Notes from the call are listed below.

WWF Website Updated with 2023 Information, Gabby Lord-Klein

  • The website has been updated with information for the 2023 season. This includes dates, qualifying procedures and cost information for the dual teams and Fargo on each of the respective athlete pages, with the exception of the junior boys national dual team. Scott Kluever will release that information soon.
  • The WFS tab has the most new detailed information. With the major growth of girls wrestling in Wisconsin, we have athletes, coaches and parents actively seeking information on where to start. Please visit the WFS page, read through the new Fargo qualification process, learn how to make the National Dual team and check out our list of primary events during the 2023 season.
  • NEW OPPORTUNITY for 16U and JR WFS: Team Iowa x Team Wisconsin Training Camp at Simpson College, March 18th-19th. The goal of this two-day camp is to bring the best from Iowa and Wisconsin together with a balance of technical development and hard wrestling. This is an amazing opportunity to sharpen up for freestyle events coming up in April and May. Athletes are responsible for their own travel, housing, and food arrangements. Register and learn more here.
  • Our monthly and mid-month communications are sent through USA Wrestling. If you are not receiving emails please confirm the right address is listed in your active USAW member profile.
  • The WWF is looking for table workers for USA Wrestling's Dominate in the Dells March 11th and 12th at the Woodside Wisconsin Dells Center Dome in Wisconsin Dells. The pay per table is $125 for Saturday and $75 for Sunday. Table workers will be scoring on a mat side computer during the matches. If interested please email

2023 Kids Folkstyle State Qualifier Information, Todd Schaaf

  • The Kids Folkstyle State Qualifiers take place Saturday, March 18th at eight locations. All qualifiers have Friday night weigh-ins onsite and at satellite locations. Please visit the tournament web page to plan for complete details.
  • COACHES: If you plan on coaching at a qualifier, get your leader card ASAP. The background check, which can take up to 7 days, and the SafeSport training are mandatory and must be completed prior to purchasing the credential.

2023 Kids Folkstyle State Championships Information, Todd Schaaf

  • The Kids Folkstyle State Championships are Friday and Saturday, March 24th-25th at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, WI.
  • NEW! Please make sure a profile photo is uploaded in the USAW membership system for wrestlers by midnight Tuesday, March 21st so they have their picture on their competitor floor pass. Select here for a tutorial on how to upload your profile photo.
  • COACHES: Coaches must have a current USA Wrestling Leaders membership and a Copper Coaches Certification or higher to be matside. Coaches are required to purchase a coaches pass, and to have an updated profile photo in the USAW system to be matside. The online deadline is Tuesday, March 21st for $15. Late passes can be bought onsite for $30.
  • There will be no cost to park at the Alliant Center this season. Both tunnels will be open for athletes to access the mats. We encourage you to purchase admission passes Thursday night. We met with the Alliant Center to address the availability of healthier food options in 2023.
  • Please visit the tournament web page here to access the complete schedule, weigh-in procedures and cost information.

Closing Remarks, Todd Schaaf / Gabby LK

  • There is a scheduled bylaws revisions meeting Feb. 27th. Chartered clubs as of the date of the meeting shall be entitled to one vote if the minimum membership requirement is met. Read up on the details here.
  • Get ahead of the game! Update your leader card, Copper Certification and headshot via the USAW member portal this week.
  • Scheduled dates for the remainder of the 2023 meeting series are March 15th, April 19th, May 17th and June 28th. Complete this survery with your topic suggestions for future meetings.


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