USA Wrestling helps lead strong coalition pursuing NCAA Emerging Sports Status for women’s wrestling
August 10, 2017


USA Wrestling is proud to help lead a coalition of major wrestling organizations which worked together to submit a proposal to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) seeking Emerging Sports Status for women’s wrestling.

Working side-by-side with the U.S. Olympic Committee, Wrestle Like A Girl, the National Wrestling Coaches Association and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, USA Wrestling helped develop a comprehensive proposal document which was submitted to the NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics on August 1.

This proposal will be presented to the NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics in its September 2017 meeting. The committee is chaired by Sherika Montgomery, Associate Director of Athletics for Winthrop University. This is the first step in a process in which the coalition of wrestling organizations hope results in women’s wrestling receiving official Emerging Sports Status within the NCAA.