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.
- The National Team traveled to New
York to compete in the Journeyman Freestyle Classic representing
Rhode Island among wrestlers throughout the U.S. and five other
countries (picture below). Chris Francis takes home the Bronze
- The Rhode Island National Team will
compete in Freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling tournaments this
spring into the summer. High school wrestlers should contact coach
Egan, or John
Clark for details. Practices will be
held on Tuesday and Thursday from 7-9PM at Moses Brown starting
April 7th. Youth wrestlers may contact the Kid's
Director for youth tournaments and
practices. Practice will be held on Tuesday and Thursday from
6-7:30PM at Gaudet Middle School.
- RIWA is now accepting applications
for the 2016 scholarship. Application deadline is May 1st. Click
here for application
procedures and eligibility. Click here
for the application form.
- 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.
- Donations in memory of Rico
Lomastro may be made on the RIWA facebook page or click
here to donate now.
- Former RIWA Wrestler and 4 time RI
State Champ Mikey Meyers passed away on Christmas. Please consider
helping his family with your prayers and through the Go Fund Me
- View USA Wrestling's story
featuring Misty. A "Go Fund Me" page for Misty Lourenco can be
found at http://www.gofundme.com/Misty-Lourenco-Fund.
- 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.
The Rhode Island National Team
Dante Delbonis 200, Thomas Mountain 126, Justin Guadiana 132, Blake
Stamas 145, Chris Francis 182
Highlights from the 2015 Battle on the Beach held June
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Date: As of 19 April 2016