Steve Mocco, State Chairman, announced that the Board of Directors of the Florida Amateur Wrestling Association approved subsidies of $30,300 for 4 Florida Teams competing in the USA Wrestling National Duals Championships and 4 teams going to the US Marine Corps/USA Wrestling Junior and Cadet Nationals (men and women).
Dual Meet teams will share $18,000 toward the cost of the trips.
The Schoolboy Team will be competing in Indianapolis, IN., from June 5-10. The Cadet Team will travel to Spokane, WA., from June 11-17 and the Junior Men’s and Women’s teams will compete in Tulsa, OK., from June 18-24. All 4 teams will have training and orientation camps plus they will be outfitted in Team Florida gear. Subsidies for Dual teams will be proportionate to the overall cost of sending all teams to these events because each of the Dual team’s costs are different.
The Cadet Men and Women as well as the Junior Men and Women will travel to Fargo, ND, from July 12-20 to compete in the Junior and Cadet Nationals. The 35 athletes who make the team and have achieved the highest totals of quality and experience points will share in $12,300 in subsidies. 15 Gold level point achievers will each receive a subsidy of $450, 10 Silver level will receive $350 and 10 Bronze level will get $250.
“Team Florida is the only organization that re-invests back to the athletes from its revenue sources,” said Mocco. “This is only made possible because of the continued growth of our events. This year we had significant participation at our Folkstyle, Freestyle and Greco Roman State Championships and the Father Devine Tournament. The introduction of the Tour of Florida proved to be both a programmatic as well as a financial success, giving us even more revenue to allow our young student athletes the best opportunities to compete in the top age division wrestling events in America.”
Because of the subsidies, each athlete will be paying significantly less than the actual cost of the trips, all of which include official gear, outstanding coaching and team leadership plus a training camp.
Thanks to all those wrestlers, coaches, officials, parents and fans who made this possible!
The Florida Amateur Wrestling Association is the State affiliate of USA Wrestling, the National Governing Body and member of the United States Olympic Committee for the Sport of Wrestling. For more information on FAWA State Teams or information contained in this release, contact Bill Crum at email@example.com.