By Gary Abbott
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Wrestling, the national governing body for wrestling in the United States, has declared the week of Feb. 10-19 as Women’s Wrestling Week in the United States. This is the third straight year that USA Wrestling has held this celebration of women’s wrestling.
This year’s Women’s Wrestling Week kicks off on the first day of the 2017 Women’s College Wrestling Association Women’s College National Championships, which will be held at Oklahoma City University in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Feb. 11-19. It is the 14th straight year that a college national championships in women’s wrestling has been hosted. Women’s wrestling is a sport which has shown impressive growth at the college level.
The focus of this year’s celebration will include the history of women’s college wrestling as well as the history of official state high school championships in girls wrestling.
As part of Women’s Wrestling Week, any female athlete who is not a member of USA Wrestling is invited to come out and try the sport at a chartered club practice. USA Wrestling will provide a complimentary membership for February 10-19, the time covered by Women’s Wrestling Week.
USA Wrestling chartered clubs have been encouraged to allow females of all ages to attend their practice free of charge during Women’s Wrestling Week. To find a club program in your area, CLICK HERE