AUSAW Team Alaska had a fantastic summer. We hosted a 10 day camp in Anchorage in June. Following the camp, Team Alaska sent out several duals teams to the Turf Wars in Pocatello, ID. For the first time, Team Alaska was able to put together a Women’s dual team. From Pocatello, our Junior level (high school age) men’s and women’s dual teams traveled by van, to Colorado Springs, where they practiced at the Olympic Training Center. From there, we drove to Tulsa, OK for the National Duals Tournament. This was a national event with top wrestlers from many states in attendance. Then, it was back to Alaska for a short break before most of those wrestlers + others met in Fairbanks for a 10 day intensive prep camp for the US Marine Corps/USAW Junior & Cadet National Championships in Fargo ND. Overall, Team Alaska did better than they have done in many, many, years. We returned home with 3 women and 4 men who became All Americans. We are proud of Team Alaska, their hard work & their success. If you would like to know/see more about this team, take a look at our Facebook page “Team Alaska Wrestling”.
Team Alaska - 7th place at the Women's National Duals in Tulsa, OK 6/20-6/21/18
New requirement for Alaska USA Wrestling 2018 season: All adults who help at their club must complete the Safe Sport training & provide a copy of the certificate to your club leaders as well as carry it with you; either paper, electronic copy or a photo image on your phone will be acceptable. This includes but isn't limited to all coaches, officials, club board members and any other volunteer adults helping their club's board with any club business. In addition, All coaches are still also required to have "Copper" or “Bronze” certification and provide a current USAW coaches card and Concussion Training certificate to receive a coaches band and to be allowed in the corner at tournaments. This will be required from now on starting with the first tournament on 3/2-3/18. AUSAW BOD will be spot checking coaches, so please abide by these rules.
In exchange for a coaches band, coaches will be REQUIRED to produce their Safe Sport certification, a current dated, not expired, ASAA or CDC concussion training certificate and a current USAW coaches card with either Copper, Bronze or higher certification. AUSAW BOD will be spot checking coaches, so please abide by these rules when handing out the wristbands at your tournament.
Free Safe Sport training can be found:
Within their USAW Membership account even if they only have the account for renewing their Child's Athlete Membership, aka, not a Coach or Official. Renewals for Coaches and Officials now will require Safe Sport just like the back ground check has been required. Those Coaches who 2 year renewed last year also are required to log into their Membership account and take the Safe Sport test now as well.
Free concussion training can be found: