United States Wrestling Officials Association

An organization dedicated to all styles of wrestling officiating.


This site exists to help keep USWOA members informed about important information related to rules, tournaments, assignments and special announcements.
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MEMBERS: If you are reading this please notify the USWOA Administrative Office of your current email address:
uswoaoffice@verizon.net
2013-14 USWOA Executive Board

Welcome from USWOA President Rick Tucci

Current list of State Mat and Pairings Leaders (please send all updates, changes and email addresses to uswoaoffice@verizon.net and ndorow@aol.com)
USWOA Administrative Office email address: uswoaoffice@verizon.net
Administrative Assistant: Delaine "De" Heyman

4014 Bell Grande Drive, Valrico, FL 33596 813-655-4136 (O), 813-655-4536 (fax)

Pairers Corner

Forms and information for USWOA pairers
(updated 5/5/14
)

Mat Officials Corner

Forms and information for USWOA Mat Officials
(updated 9/26/13
)


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MEMBERS CORNER
Current news and events featuring our fellow USWOA members.  Send submissions to: uswoaoffice@verizon.net for posting.

Jim Short, husband of USWOA pairer, Pat Short, MN and Minn. prep wrestling icon passes away

USWOA Newsletter
Vol. 1, Issue 1 11/1/2011 Vol. 1, Issue 2, 1/23/2012
Vol. 1, Issue 3, 5/5/12
Vol. 2, Issue #1 12/18/12
Vol. 2, Issue 2, 4/8/2013
Vol. 3, Issue #1, Dec., 2013
Vol. 3, Issue #2, March 1, 2014
Vol. 3, Issue #3, May 1, 2014


2013 USWOA Official of the Year

Casey Goessl (WI)

2013 USWOA Award Recipients

FILA logo
Link to FILA Calendar of Referee Clinics



Requirements for upgrade and which category mat official may officiate where:
1. To be promoted to Category M2, mat officials must be at least 17 years old during the USWOA Membership Year and their high school class must have graduated.

2. 17 year old officials still in high school will not be allowed to officiate at the University Nationals, Junior FILA World Team Trials, Junior National Duals, Cadet National Duals and the Olympic Regional Trials. They may still officiate at the Schoolboy/Girl National Duals, Kids/Cadets Regionals and the Junior Regionals if it is necessary for the conduct of the event.

3. A Category M3 official may officiate at the Cadet/Junior Nationals if they are 17 or more years old, their high school class has graduated, have been a USWOA member for 2 or more years and are eligible for promotion to Category M2. This means they have worked a USAW regional or national championship event and are familiar with mat procedures. They must also be recommended by their State Chairman or State Officials Director.

Full chart listing where each category may officiate is here:


P3 Pairing Test Now Available to Download (click here to download new, 8/08 version)

USWOA Policies and Procedures
Approved 7/25/06
Pairers Policies and Procedures (7/09 update)


REMINDER

USWOA Mat Officials:

The USWOA Executive Board wishes to remind all M1s, M1C‚s, and M2s, regarding compliance to category maintenance listed in the USWOA Policies and Procedures on the official's page at themat.com.

If you are unable to fulfill your maintenance requirements in the 2013 season, you may receive a downgrade for the 2014 or future membership years.

REQUIREMENTS:

M1-Must attend the clinic and officiate both Freestyle and Greco at one Regional or National USAW tournament.

M1C- Must attend the clinic and officiate both Freestyle and Greco at one Regional or National USAW tournament.

M2-Must officiate both Freestyle and Greco at one Regional or National USAW tournament.

If you are unable to fulfill your requirements for a year, you may ask the USWOA Executive Board in writing for a waiver. Each case will be reviewed by the Board.


20013-14 USWOA Board of Directors

PRESIDENT - Rick Tucci

VICE PRESIDENT - Tom Clark

SECRETARY - Toby Tobiasson

NATIONAL PAIRING DIRECTOR
Ginger Lile

KIDS COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE
Jerry Kuntz

LIAISON TO USAW BOARD
Bill Stecklein

USWOA MEMBERS AT LARGE
Chris Curtis
Zach Errett
John Heyman
Tom Kuisle
Casey Brennan-Goessl
Sam Julian
Toska Adams
Mike Dilworth

USWOA PAIRING MEMBERS AT LARGE
Sue Hesser
De Heyman

USAW Rule Book & Guide to Wrestling

FREESTYLE, GRECO-ROMAN, WOMEN'S,
and BEACH WRESTLING

2013 Edition

FEATURING:
Official Rules of FILA
& USA Modifications


NEW POSTINGS


World Team Trials Mat Officials
 
Freestyle:

Rick Tucci, Bill Stecklein, Dave Errett, Tom Clark, Zach Errett, Casey Brennan-Goessl, Stacey Davis, Tim Pierson, Cliff Ramos, Jason Salley, Toska Adams, Mia Kruggel, Matt Fiala, Bill Harper, Drew Hayes, Bill Grant, Jim Speelman, Brock Zollinger, Jason Babi, Mark Anderson, and Sam Julian.
 
Greco:

Bill Stecklein, Tom Clark, Stacey Davis, Danny Blackshear, Sam Julian, Roy Scott, Kevin Maxwell, Rick Dozier, Ron Fazio, and Eric Fajerman


USAW RULE BOOK & GUIDE TO WRESTLING
FREESTYLE, GRECO-ROMAN, WOMEN’S, and BEACH WRESTLING

April, 2014 Edition


Summary of New FILA Weights and Rules for 2014

2014 FILA RULE BOOK

January, 2014 release


2014 USWOA National Assignments
as of 6/4/2014

2014 International Assignments
as of February 9, 2014
February 8 - 26 Granma, CubaJerry Kuntz
February 15 - 16Ysar Dagu Sr., Istanbul, TurkeyMark Mundy
Feb. 16 - March 1Medved, Minsk, Bulgaria
Dennis Thorson
February 21 - 23Dan Kolov, Sofia, BulgariaRob Williamson
Feb. 25 - Mar 7Lady Klippan, Klippan, SwedenToska Adams
March 7 - 9 
Austrian Junior Open, Gotzis, AustriaNeal Dorow
March 10 - 17
Women’s World Cup, Tokyo, Japan    
Roy Scott
March 14 - 16
FS World Cup, Los Angeles   
Bill Grant &
Danny Blackshear
April 29 - May 5Pan Am Cadets, Sao Polo, Brazil
Na Humma

2013-14 USWOA Mat and Pairing Officials Upgrades



WHERE ARE YOU GOING TO OFFICIATE 2014? 

All tournaments are being locked 40 days prior to the event date.  Changes or additions,  after that time, can be sent directly to the USWOA Office or designated person.  Room requests are for the Open, Universities, and Fargo tournaments.  The tournament director or the director's designee will arrange housing for officials attending tournaments.

USWOA Members,
The tournament request site is ready.  Log in to   http://www.themat.com/uswoa   Sign up for the Regional and National tournaments you will be officiating in 2014.
Everyone will register as new.  Log in and “click here to register”, All you need is your license number and email address.   During the year you will be able to edit and update your address and phone number information.  Click on the top tab “Update Contact Information”.     Please, read all the information on the form.  There is not a submit button at the bottom of the tournament selection page.  As you choose your tournaments, they will move to the top.  Your list can be printed and changed at any time by adding or removing tournaments.   If you find your plans have changed in any way, please change your list, so that we have an up to date list of officials for the tournament host.   Each time you make a change, your entry will be date stamped.  Cut off for changes will be 40 days prior to the tournament.  You can email the office after that time to make changes. 
uswoaoffice@verizon.net
Be sure to request a room (if needed) and submit even though you do not yet know your arrangements.  The details can be added later.
For assigned officials, please include the tournaments you are assigned.  You still must request a room and fill in your travel information, where required.
Please check the event schedule at themat.com for any tournament changes.
Submit your initial request as soon as possible. You need to have a current 2014 USWOA membership.

Thank you.
De Heyman, USWOA Administrative Assistant

2014 MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL
(printed application available only for one year and to those 17 and younger - print and mail in with payment)

BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 1ST, INSTRUCTIONS FOR ON LINE REGISTRATION (USWOA & FILA)
If you were a previous member (athlete, coach, and official), do not create a new record, your profile will already be in the USA Wrestling membership system.  Click on the "here if you forgot your password" and it will be emailed to you in a matter of minutes.  If your email has changed, contact the office at uswoaoffice@verizon.net.

New and renewal USWOA 2014 and 2015 memberships can be obtained at:   usawmembership.com

All members 18 and over must have a background check.  The screening is good for 2 years and must be done through USAWmembership .com with TC LogiQ.

Make sure all your personal information is correct.  Once you have started filling out your membership renewal it will say click "here" to begin your Background check.  It will link you to TC LogiQ.  You will need to read the screens.  If you have previously done a Background check with TC LogiQ, you already have an account with them.  Have the system find your account and request a new password.  It will be emailed to you, if needed .

Create a NEW ACCOUNT if you are registering as a new 2014 official. You do not already have an account with TC LogiQ. 

2013 new officials will not be prompted to complete another 2-year screening. If this is the case, the system will only allow you to purchase a 1-year membership.

You will be mailed your stamp and control card when you have paid and been cleared.  Please make sure your profile address is your complete mailing address.  USWOA office is not able to access your background check.  If you have questions regarding any delay in receiving your clearance, please contact Tony Black at USAW:   TBlack@USAWrestling.org.

Contact De Heyman, USWOA Administrative Assistant office email uswoaoffice@verizon.net if you have any questions or problems.





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