USA Wrestling offers 3 types of memberships
Limited Folkstyle - $15
- Cost effective, entry level option
- Valid for state level or lower folkstyle competitions (a Full or High Performance Membership is required for regional or national competitions)
- Includes a $50,000 secondary sports accident insurance policy (for $1,000,000 in secondary sports accident coverage, please purchase a Full or High Performance Membership)
- Includes online version of USA Wrestler magazine only
- This membership includes all Pikes Peak Wrestling events and the King of the Mountain on our event schedule
Full Membership - $45
- No limitations on style, geography, or level of competition
- Includes $1,000,000 in secondary sports accident coverage
- Subscription to the print version of USA Wrestler magazine (6 issues) and online version of USA Wrestler magazine
High Performance Membership - $100
- Includes all benefits of USA Wrestling Full Membership, plus:
- Personalized High Performance Membership card
- Exclusive USA Wrestling High Performance Member mesh backpack
- Asics headband
- 4 DVDs containing exclusive USA Wrestling content
- Birthday card signed by World Team members
- 3 World Team promotional posters – one for each style
Before - The wrestlers are each given leg bands of opposing colors (typically red and green). The referee is wearing wrist bands with corresponding colors.
The referee awards points throughout the match by raising the corresponding hand.
Next - The referee blows his whistle and signals, "Wrestle." Next - Each wrestler tries to take control of the opponent by getting behind or on top of him - a "takedown."
Point - The first points are likely to be given for a takedown. When one wrestler gets a takedown, the referee signals 2 points with the appropriate hand.
Then - The DEFENSIVE (or "down") wrestler tries to escape or reverse his position to get on top or behind. The OFFENSIVE (or "top") wrestler tries to stay on top and get a hold with which he can keep his opponents shoulders on the mat for 2 seconds - a fall or pin
Every match has three periods.
First Period Starts from standing or neutral position
Second Period - Choice of position is decided by toss of coin. The winner may choose either up, down, neutral, or defer choice to 3rd period.
Third Period Contestant with choice may choose up, down, or neutral.