Colorado USA Wrestling State Chairman
Article re-posted and updated:
The 2018 Colorado USA Wrestling Season is underway and athletes should consider preparing now. The "local" tournaments do not resemble local events of the past. Now, local tournaments are electronic and look like smaller versions of regional/national events. We have come a long way and much effort goes into each week of CUSAW events.
Last year at a number of national tournaments it was easy to see that "times have changed". Freestyle Greco numbers are up, interest is high and Colorado is on the rise. Check out the Colorado national placement and you will see that top Colorado wrestlers are choosing to prepare in Freestyle and Greco.
120 Colorado Teams are Chartered USA Wrestling Clubs this year. The Western Regional schedule change will promote and support preparation in Freestyle and Greco styles. I support this change and welcome the additional training it provides. USA Wrestling has done an outstanding job hosting regional and national events, if you have not attended one I would suggest it. Coaches, parents and athletes should consider the USA Wrestling events they plan to attend. Summer wrestling brings winter champions! Join us and start the journey to a summer regional and national event.