RHODE ISLAND WRESTLING ASSOCIATION (RIWA)
RIWA is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization dedicated to
the promotion of wrestling at all levels throughout the state of
Rhode Island, and providing opportunities for safe competition with
maximum exposure to various styles of wrestling. RIWA and its member
clubs are USA Wrestling sanctioned organizations.
Click here to view the 2014 revised RIWA
By-Laws, or RIWA
tournament guidelines. Click here to view the
RIWA meeting minutes archive.
- Next tournament is hosted by South
County at Narragansett H.S. on March 1st. Click here to register. This
is the last tournament before the states! Make sure you meet the
50% rule to qualify (see details on the schedule). Wrestlers will be credited with participating in the
cancelled Coventry tournament.
- Registration for the RI Kid's State
Championship will close at 8PM on Friday 6 March. Intermediate,
Novice and Middle School divisions will use USAW
weight classes (see details on the
- Application for the RIWA annual
scholarship are being accepted now through May 1st. The first
annual scholarships were awarded to; $500 to Aaron Wolfang, Devin
Hurst, Carl Neff, and Mike Gallagher (picture below). Click
here for details, and here for the application.
- Thank you to everyone who
participated in the "Walk for Misty Lourenco". Misty is the RIWA
Chairperson and is battling cancer. The event is helping to assits
her family with mounting medical costs. For more information or to
make a donation, go to http://www.gofundme.com/Misty-Lourenco-Fund. View USA Wrestling's story
- With more than half the season
behind us, it's not too early to plan for the "Battle on the
Beach" on June 27. Click here for details.
- RIWA team competed at the Cape Cod
Duals in July (picture below).
- Matthew Dimen takes 4th place the
Freestyle and 5th place in Greco-Roman Bantam division at the
Kid's Nationals in Utah (picture below).
- RIWA tentative
schedule for 2014-15.
- Coaches must have a current USAW
membership and at least a Copper certification to be allowed on
the mat during competition.
- All tournament registrations must
be completed on-line (http://www.TrackWrestling.com). Note that you must already have or create a
TrackWrestling account and add wrestlers to your TrackWrestling
invoice. The USA Wrestling ID and TW numbers are not the same.
- RIWA Paperless scoring system
continues to improve. To learn how it works; review guide, or the score table tutorial,
to keep in mind when scoring.
- RIWA Officials training now posted
here. Officials should review often.
- All RIWA athletes must submit
completed medical information to their club representative. Click
here for the form.
- The International Olympic Committee
voted to keep wrestling in the 2020 Olympics. Thanks for your
support! Find out more, on the Keep
Wrestling in the Olympics web site or
- Know the signs of concussion, and
what to do (read
the RIIL booklet).
- Title IX still impacts college
sports. Click here to follow the latest Title IX news.
1st Place: Mayo Quanchi; 2nd Place;
Warwick PAL; 3rd Place: RISE; 4th Place: Middletown
Highlights from the 2014 Battle on the Beach held June
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Address any questions to: ViceChairman@RIWrestling.com
Date: As of 23 February 2015