USA Wrestling statement about UWW decision to conditionally keep 2020 Senior Worlds in Serbia on schedule
USA Wrestling received notification today from United World Wrestling (UWW) about the two remaining World Championships on the 2020 international schedule.
According to the UWW notification, on November 6, the UWW Executive Committee “will meet again to check the registrations and discuss the current situation of the pandemic around the world. During this meeting, it will be decided to finally keep this event or cancel it.”
UWW has asked national federations to only send Teams Staff that is necessary to assist the athletes, and to buy refundable airline tickets.
USA Wrestling is taking the decision of United World Wrestling concerning the Senior World Championships very seriously. The organization is gathering information and receiving input from athletes and other stakeholders. A meeting of USA Wrestling’s Executive Committee will be held Tuesday night, October 13, to discuss all of the pertinent issues, including the safety of U.S. athletes, coaches and delegation members. This will be the first step to determine the USA Wrestling decision-making process about whether to attend the Senior World Championships.
USA Wrestling will keep the wrestling community informed and will have no additional statements at this time.