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The Dick Glover Scholarship is now taking applications until March 7,2019


An eligible student must be a graduating high school senior of a public or private high school in Virginia.

An eligible student must be, or must have been, an active member of Virginia Wrestling Association (VAWA) during their high school years.

An eligible student must be a candidate for high school graduation at the end of the current academic year, and plan to enroll in an accredited 2-year or 4-year community college, college or university in the continental United States the following academic year.

An eligible student must demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, community commitment, and financial need.


Did you know there are 7 million volunteer coaches in America and less than 500,000 ever receive any training in coaching? It’s a big reason 70% of kids quit sports by age 13. VAWA wants our coaches certified through USA Wrestling's Copper, Bronze, Silver, and Gold level courses but we recognize that many coaches don’t have the time or funds to take our online or in-person training courses. So how do we grow our sport through educating coaches?
Who: Anyone 14 and up
Cost: Free!
Time: Only 27 minutes
Where: Online
This great program is developed by The United States Olympic Committee through a partnership with Nike and The Aspen Institute.

The Annual VAWA Youth Folkstyle State Championships will be help February 23-24, 2019 at the Arthur Ashe Center in Richmond. Use this link for event details.

The Virginia Challenge Super States, March 17th, will be the Official Qualifier for the NWCA/USAW National High School Folkstyle Underclass Duals. The top underclass (non-senior) finisher in each weight qualifies. The Virginia Wrestling Association and Virginia Challenge will be working together to help support sending this team. The event will be on April 4-6, 2019 in Crawfordsville, IN.

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Team VAWA will host the 2019 Capital Classic, Freestyle and Greco Championships

Robinson Secondary School, Fairfax June 8-9, 2019.

This Dual Meet event is for Women,Schoolboy, Cadet and Junior Wrestling Teams

Registration Link for all Teams Clink Here

Coaching and member Requirements

As of July 1st, all USA Wrestling member coaches and/or officials must complete SafeSport training.  This is mandated by the Federal Government to all USA National Governing Bodies. You must be certified as a Coach, Official or Event Volunteer to officiate, coach, work with or even do weigh ins. Anyone not certified can not be in the corner coaching nor approach a mat official.

For those who are in need of SafeSport training, below are the steps one can take to complete this.

·         Set up/log into account at (please note that if one has not been in USA Wrestling’s membership system since August 2017, they will need to set up an account)

·         Claim profile (this can be done using user’s USAW ID or first name, last name, state, and date of birth)

·         Access SafeSport training from profile or by clicking (please note that when asked for “membership number,” the user should enter his/her USAW ID

We also ask that all members check their spam mail for our newsletter. We are sending many important details about our program that may not be getting to you.

Site for Registration of teams and clinics

Go to this link to make payments for Teams and Clinics

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Congratulations to State Chairman Bill Swink being voted in as a member of USA Wrestlings National Board of Directors and selected as the USAW Person of the Year for 2017

VAWA Coaches Information Database

VAWA is going to create a database of wrestling coaches within the state. The purpose of this form is to create a usable database where wrestlers, parents, and other coaches may contact coaches for information, scheduling, etc. Please fill out this form to be included in the VAWA Coaching Database

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