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Rule Question of the Day

Link to questions on rules for Greco and Freestyle competitions.

Video of the Day

This link will take you to videos with wrestling situations.

The Art of Refereeing

A handbook developed for the official new to Greco and Freestyle officiating.

Alice Riggle

April 22, 2017 

Resided in Jackson, MI

Long time Pairing Official Alice Riggle of Jackson, MI and formerly of Shelby, passed away April, 22, 2017 in Jackson. She was the widow of Richard "Dick" Riggle.

Arrangements are pending, but will be announced on Monday, April 24th.


Arrangements are pending. More and updated information can be found on the Harris Funeral home website:

2017 Rule Changes

In the United States, we will have some slight rule changes for 2017 Season.  These rule changes will be outlined in a document that went to all the State Chairman and to the USWOA Membership.  These rules will only be used in our National Junior age division and down.  These will not apply to any UWW Qualifying event, University or Senior level competitions.  They will continue to use the UWW rules as they are written currently.  Below is a link to a video that outlines the changes in the rules with video examples.  This is good resource that should work well with the document that was emailed out.  


Vision:  High Level Officials Organization

Mission:  USWOA will strive to be a top level organization by providing resources, tools and services that develop high performing mat and pairing officials.

Areas of Focus:  Education, Recruitment and Retention, Evaluations and Upgrades/Downgrades

See the full Strategic Plan document on the link below

USWOA Administrative Office

Jaimie McNab

Administrative Assistant

Office phone 719-598-8181, Fax 719-598-9440

All inquiries and office matters should now be addressed to Jamie McNab

Photos of USWOA Mat Officials in Action at the 2016 Fargo Nationals.  

All photos courtesy of Dave Peterson, MN

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The USWOA website

If you notice something that is not working properly on the USWOA website or the information on the site is wrong please send a note to Tom Kuisle.

To use this new website and all it's functions such as Tournament Signup you must first create a Sport Ngin account. At the very top left of this home page in the red bar is a small "Create Membership" tab.  Fill out the page that appears. Once you are done with this you can login and use more of the features on this website. Each time you return to the USWOA site you must login if you need to access all the functions on this site.