April features a handful of local freestyle and Greco tournaments, as well as major national events—Womens Nationals and the US Open—that mark the beginning of most domestic World and Pan Am team selection processes for Team USA. Those events, and highlights for the month, are outlined below.
*WWF staff will run FS & GR technique sessions prior to the beginning of the starred local events above to highlight the Olympic styles, and to share more about the opportunities for our athletes within the WWF programs. These clinics are open to all attendees of the events.
WFS Training Team Camps
The WWF hosts training team camps for 14U, 16U and Junior age group wrestlers. These camps are open to all female wrestlers in Wisconsin with a USA Wrestling card. Check out the WFS season overview here.
Join us online via Zoom on April 19th at 7PM for our monthly membership meeting. We will focus on qualifying opportunities from the WWF FS & GR state championships, regional events and the US Open, as well as an overview of Fargo information. Last month Scott Kluever and Neysa Bianchi shared information about the National Duals team selection criteria, dates, and cost. Notes and replay from last month are posted here.
Beginners Freestyle and Greco State
The WWF is hosting a true beginner freestyle and Greco state tournament in Fon du Lac, April 29th. This tournament is open only to those athletes that have not competed in the WWF freestyle and Greco state championships before. The event will run alongside an open freestyle and Greco tournament and lands the weekend before the Wisconsin state tournament so that athletes can join us in the Dells if they enjoyed competing in FS/GR.
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. Links: 14U MFS & GR | 16U MFS & GR | JR MFS & GR | WFS.
Thank you, members!
Wisconsin wrestling is on the rise. Last week we surpassed our USA Wrestling membership record for any year with 12,384 members, including athletes and wrestling leaders. In March 4,142 kids competed at the district qualifiers for kids state. Thank you to everyone that contributed to such successful weekends for the qualifiers and state championships for our youth wrestlers. We look forward to providing a top-tier experience for each and every one of you throughout the spring and summer season!
The Wisconsin Wrestling Federation, guided by USA Wrestling, provides quality opportunities for its members to achieve their full human and athletic potential. Wisconsin Wrestling Federation will strive to be USA Wrestling’s best state organization.