September 23rd, 2013 - Flodad
Paul Trygstad - CUSAW
To the General Membership of Colorado USA Wrestling:
PLEASE READ AND NOTE DEADLINE FOR INTEREST IS FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 27, 2013 AT 5:00 pm!!
CUSAW BOARD MEETING IS SEPTEMBER 29, 2013 AT 1:00 pm SOT – 17 S. Gilbert St. Castle Rock, CO
Colorado USA Wrestling is striving to provide opportunities for our membership to take on more active roles within our organization. We are soliciting our members to assist with various functions, up to and including participating in the governance of CUSAW.
Shown below are some of the areas where your knowledge, skills, expertise, and commitment to the sport may be put to use. After reviewing this initial list, please identify the particular role in which you are interested, and why you believe you would be a good fit in that capacity.
Standing Committees and Descriptions
THE STEERING COMMITTEE IN COOPERATION WITH THE STATE CHAIRPERSON AND VICE-CHAIRPERSON SHALL PREPARE AND RECOMMEND TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS A PLAN WHICH INCLUDES LONG-TERM OBJECTIVES, POLICIES AND PRGRAMS BY WHICH THE CORPORATION MAY ACHIEVE ITS MISSION ON A CONTINUOUS BASIS, AS NEEDED IN KEEPING CURRENT WITH LONG RANGE PLANNING.
FINANCE & BUDGET COMMITTEE
IN COOPERATION WITH THE TREASURER AND CHAIRPERSON, THE FINANCE COMMITTEE SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PREPARING AND RECOMMENDING THE ANNUAL BUDGET FOR THE BUSINESS OPERATIONS OF THE CORPORATION, THEY WOULD ALSO MAKE THE APPROPRIATE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE INVESTMENT OF EXCESS OPERATION FUNDS AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE ALLOCATION OF THOSE FUNDS TO SPECIFIC PROGRAMS.
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September 16th, 2013 - Flodad
It is my pleasure to inform you of today’s General Membership Meeting. For those members that were unable to make the meeting due to the unfortunate weather, I hope this finds you and your families safe. You were sorely missed, and my thoughts and prayers are with you. For members who were in attendance today, I would like to thank you for your support and giving your time to the organization.
Congratulations to the All-Americans honored today, at all age divisions. Your dedication, and accolades, remind us of the reasons why we are involved in this great sport. It also shows, that with the right encouragement and instruction, the benefits that CUSAW can offer to wrestlers at all levels.
The following are the results of the elections to the Colorado USA Wrestling Board of Directors for the positions shown:
State Chairman Jason Babi
Secretary Paul Trygstad
Junior Director Ben VonBaur
Cadet Director Luke Morris
Folkstyle Director Cam McElhaney
Kids Director Jay Eide
Once again, thank you for your support. With the introduction of new board members, combined with the experience of the sitting board members, I am extremely encouraged regarding the success of CUSAW, and the programs and opportunities that we provide our athletes. I look forward to working with each of you in the future.
Yours in Wrestling,
Colorado USA Wrestling
September 14th, 2013 - Flodad
Good afternoon members of Colorado USA Wrestling. Today I have received multiple inquiries to the status of our scheduled general membership meeting tomorrow due the the recent flooding across the state. First, let me say that myself and the board of CUSAW are unified in our concern for those effected and hope for the best for all involved. These events hit close to home as I personally have several friends seriously involved and many of the wrestlers in my program are, or have friends and family that are currently struggling with the rain and flooding. Our state has dealt with its fair share of natural disaster over the last few years and I hope that we don’t see these type of event any more in the future. As we are all concerned with the well being of our fellow Coloradans I have polled many of our members across the state and our Board for guidance as how to go forward tomorrow. Those members whom I polled expressed that the meeting should go forward. The Board was divided on the issue, but the majority of the group has weighed in that they too wish to proceed with the meeting as well. Based on these discussions, our General Membership meeting will proceed tomorrow as planned. While we will be reviewing the year and holding important elections, please error on the side of safety when deciding whether or not to attend. Please keep those involved in these events in your thoughts.
Acting Chairman, Colorado USAW
September 8th, 2013 - Flodad
WRESTLING WINS THE IOC VOTE AND REMAINS ON OLYMPIC PROGRAM FOR 2020 AND 2024 (by USA Wrestling)
By USA Wrestling
Buenos Aires, Argentina (September 8, 2013) – The International Olympic Committee (IOC) today announced it voted the sport of wrestling to remain in the Olympic program as a provisional sport at the 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games.
On the first vote, wrestling received 49 votes out of the 95 voters, receiving the majority of votes and winning on the first ballot.
USA Wrestling and its Committee for the Preservation of Olympic Wrestling (CPOW) join our international wrestling federation FILA in expressing extreme gratitude and satisfaction following the IOC’s announcement.
On Feb. 12, 2013, the IOC Executive Board recommended that wrestling not be included with the 25 Core Sports initiative, which is set to begin after the 2016 Olympic Games. The IOC allowed wrestling to join with other sports in the hopes of becoming a provisional sport of the 2020 and 2024 Olympic programs. On May 29, the IOC Executive Board selected wrestling for the short list of three sports for consideration by the IOC General Assembly today.
“This is a great day for wrestling and for USA Wrestling. As a sport and an organization, we came together like never before to support the sport we love. I want to thank all who helped our cause, especially those from USA Wrestling state organizations and our grassroots community. You all have stepped up, with fundraising efforts, online activities, attendance at our big events and so many other important things. As a family, we showed our pride in wrestling, and have helped tell the story of our sport to the IOC and to the world,” said USA Wrestling President James Ravannack.
To read the full article go to www.themat.com
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August 14th, 2013 - Flodad
UPDATE August 28th: The following positions and candidates will be voted upon at the General Membership meeting, Sunday September 15, 2013 at the OTC 1-4pm. Registration will begin at 12:30pm:
State Chair – Joe Pereira and Jason Babi
Secretary – Shawn Springsteen and Paul Trygstad
Junior Director – Ramon Trujillo and Ben VonBaur
Cadet Director – Andy Gaede and Luke Morris
Kids Director – Jay Eide
Folkstyle Director – Matt Padgett and Cam McElhaney
Equipment Director – Bill Curtis
CUSAW board positions up for election at the Sept. 15, 2013 CUSAW General Membership Meeting were updated as below:
- Junior Director
- Cadet Director
- Kids Director
- Folkstyle Director
- Equipment Director
Interested CUSAW card holding members (must have had a current USAW card for 120 days prior to 9/15/2013) need to notify the CUSAW Secretary, Tammy LeValley (email@example.com by August 15, 2013.
At that time applicants will be listed on the CUSAW website and message board for public view. Elections will be held on September 15, 2013 at the CUSAW General Membership meeting