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USWOA Board of Directors Elections
will be held in Fargo, July 2021
Per section A 6 of our policies and procedures, the following are the deadlines:
Those wishing to pursue the positions of president, vice president, secretary, or national pairing director must submit their request by April 15.
Those wishing to pursue any at-large seat must submit their application between April 30 and May 30.

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Incumbents up for election in 2021:

Rick Tucci, FL, USWOA President
Jeff Jones, WI, Pairings Officials Director
Jerry Kuntz, OK, Board Member at Large, Kids Council, Ethics Chairperson
Chris Curtis, NJ, Board Member at Large, Officials Evaluations Director
Sue Hesser, IN, Board Member at Large
Tom Kuisle, MN, Board Member at Large, USWOA Webmaster, Coaches Council
Danny Blackshear, OK, Board Member at Large
Rob Roy, NV, Board Member at Large-Assigned


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.

The USWOA Supports USAW's Statement on Social Justice

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.

With Solidarity,
The USWOA Board of Directors


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

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