This is the official fundraiser for the 2017 USACW World Teams trip to Japan! Funding a team is no easy feat, but has been possible in years past thanks to generous donations and steadfast support from accross the country. We need to raise these funds to cover arifare and hotels and meals for one week for the 2017 USA Combat Wrestling Team of 13 team memebers and 2 coaches. We were able to take a much smaller team last year on a $12,000 budget. Please help us spread the word by sharing our page, and help your team make it to Japan! Below is your 2017 team Members listed out. Make a donation and comment a personal message to them to let them know you're on the "Team Behind the Team."
Women 70kg – Katherine Reed (Rdojo/Bay JiuJitsu, California)
Men 62kg – Michael Caldwell (UFC Gym, Illinois)
Master’s Men 62kg – Javier Polomo (RDojo, Illinois)
Men 68kg - Reilly Bodycomb (RDojo/Bay JiuJitsu, California)
Men 74kg - Michael Palladino (Evolution Grappling Academy, New York)
Master’s 74kg – Stephen Goyne (RDojo/Bay JiuJitsu, California)
Men 82kg - Stephen Wyatt (Gracie Humaita/UFC Gym, Missouri)
Men 90kg - Niko Koliastasis (Champions MMA, Arkansas)
Men 100kg – Matthew Paul (10th Planet Chicago, Illinois)
Master’s Men 100kg – Steven Yokay (Sport Judo, Maryland)
Men +100kg - David Grayson (Westside MMA, Oklahoma)
The International Combat Wrestling Federation (FICW), governing body for Combat Wrestling, is giving this historic Japanese sport its rightful place on the international stage. Combat Wrestling has existed for over two decades in Japan and was the creation of legendary wrestler Noriaki Kiguchi. Before ADCC, Grappler’s Quest, NAGA, Polaris, EBI or Metamoris, there was Combat Wrestling. On October 16th, the 2nd Annual Combat Wrestling World Championship was held in Tomasi, Hungary. The US Team performed very well taking home the Team World Championship for 2016, and they are looking to repeat in 2017. The US Team trials will be held in conjunction with the National and Pan Am Championships being held in St. Louis, MO, on July 28-30th. See ww.combatwrestling.us for more details.
The 2017 World Championship will be held in Saitama, Japan, October 21st-22nd. Japan is the birthplace of the sport of Combat Wrestling. We are looking to gain support for our team memebers to provide full funding for flight and hotel accmodations. We were suceessful last year in fully funding our athletes on the men's world team thanks to all our sponsors and donors. We hope to be able to the same this year with the help of the public!
USA Combat Wrestling is 501-3c not-for-profit organization. Dontations are tax deductible within the accordance of the Interanl Revenue Service. Donors will be listed as members of the "Team Behind the Team" on our website. We will be adding our incentive packages for certain level donations as those are worked out. If you're interested in making offline donations, please send us a message and we will be glad to give you directions on how to send your donation. Thank you to all for your past, present, and future support!!