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Mission, Vision and Values

California USA Wrestling, Inc., (CA-USAW) is a non-profit (50 1c3) corporation that promotes amateur wrestling in many forms to Californians of all ages. CA-USAW educates the California public in both collegiate and international wrestling styles, makes wrestling fun and exciting, provides well-planned activities, and improves the quality of California wrestling at the competitive level.

We are an affiliate of USA Wrestling in Colorado Springs, the national governing body for international-style amateur wrestling in the United States. We are the designated representative for USA Wrestling in the State of California. It is our responsibility to carry out the guidelines and directives as set forth by USA Wrestling in the administration of this State.

Both athletes and coaches may become members of USA Wrestling, and we currently have a membership base of over 26,000 plus.  The organization is governed by a Board of Directors which is comprised of twelve Statewide Directors and eighteen Association Directors. The Statewide Directors oversee the programs which are implemented on a statewide basis, such as Administration, Coaching Certification, Mat Officials, Sports Medicine, Tournament Operations, and other statewide programs.

The Association Directors promote the sport of wrestling in their own areas, as well as providing training events and hosting local tournaments.  The Regional Associations are divided into three (3) areas Northern California, Central California and Southern California. Every year, there are several statewide tournaments sponsored and managed by California USA Wrestling Inc, and with each passing year, the cost of hosting such events has become more and more cost prohibitive.  

Mission: California USA Wrestling, guided by the Olympic Spirit, provides quality opportunities for its members to achieve their full human and athletic potential.

Vision: California USA Wrestling will strive to be the best sports organization.

Responsibility - Fulfilling all functions, tasks, duties and assignments with trust and credibility on behalf of USA Wrestling by honoring promises and pledges.
Integrity - Being true to self and the mission of California USA Wrestling, while discerning right from wrong and acting on it.

Dedication - Dedication to carrying out the mission and goals of USA Wrestling with the highest degree of sacrifice and discipline.

Honesty - Being truthful and upright with people and issues in furthering the mission of USA Wrestling.

Accountability - Providing answers and reasons to others for actions and behaviors intended to support the mission of California USA Wrestling.

Respect - Recognizing the absolute dignity in every human being, with a sense of compassion, caring and concern for the well-being of other people.