The United States Wrestling Foundation, an organization combining the sports leaders, business elites, and greats today announced the launch of a multi-city Everyone Wrestles Victory Tour to celebrate Team USA, which won the freestyle team World Championship last Saturday by defeating the Russian team in Paris.
Beginning Sept. 9 at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit, the victory tour will feature members of Team USA and will raise funds for wrestling programs across the country. The team won the men’s freestyle title for the first time in 22 years, and took home nine additional medals including three golds, silvers, and bronzes. In turn, the women’s freestyle team placed second in the world for the first time since 2003.
“We are incredibly proud of our World Champions,” says Jeff Waters, chairman of the U.S. Wrestling Foundation. “The theme of our victory tour, Everyone Wrestles, recognizes that everybody wrestles with something in life, and the resiliency and character values learned in the sport are transferrable to experiences on and off the mat. We want to grow wrestling across the country to bring this experience and the opportunities that come with it to more Americans.”
Since the championship began in 1951, Team USA has held titles in 1991 and 1995.
Ticketing and scheduling information can be found here.