The U.S. Wrestling Officials Association is an active part of USA Wrestling, representing its referees and pairing officials. As a unified group, the USWOA endorses and supports the USA Wrestling statement on social justice. In our role as officials within USA Wrestling, we are committed to taking action that will make a positive impact in our society and within wrestling.
USA Wrestling statement on social justice.
Social injustice is wrong and contrary to the inclusive nature of wrestling. USA Wrestling’s mission is to provide quality opportunities for its members to achieve their full athletic and human potential. Recent tragedies in our nation compel us to do more and do it better. We stand with our African American and black communities and all of the diverse people who are part of our sport. We will focus our actions on how we can drive change against unjust treatment, police brutality, and systematic racism that is plaguing our nation and world. We need to come together now and use our voice, platform, and actions to help create the kind of society that reflects our values. By its nature, wrestling can be the most inclusive sport on earth. Anyone can wrestle and everyone is welcome. When we hit the mat, we are all part of one wrestling family.
The USWOA Board of Directors