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CPOW Weekly Update – April 8, 2013

SUMMARY: FILA announces that May is World Wrestling Month… CPOW names Wes Battle Chief of Staff… ISWA, the state association in Indiana, donates $3,307 to the Keep Olympic Wrestling cause… CPOW issues Call to Action for American wrestling community… Mike Rosati hired as USA Wrestling/CPOW Executive Liaison… CPOW chair Bill Scherr issues Shout Out to UFC… CPOW spokesman Mike Novogratz ...

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FILA announces May as World Wrestling Month

VEVEY, SWITZERLAND – FILA, the international federation for the sport of wrestling, has announced that World Wrestling Month will be held this May. The 177 countries that are members of the organization will feature activities which promote the sport of wrestling and its campaign to remain in the Olympic Games. In February, the International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board voted to ...

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Wes Battle named CPOW Chief of Staff

New York, NY , April 3, 2013 – The Committee for the Preservation of Olympic Wrestling (CPOW) today announced Wes Battle has been named Chief of Staff. Battle comes to CPOW from Capitol Hill, where he spent the last year working on House Armed Services Committee issues as Communications Director for Virginia Congressman Randy Forbes. “We are excited that Wes ...

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CPOW Weekly Update: April 1, 2013

CPOW Weekly Update for April 1, 2013 SUMMARY: Senate passes legislation supporting Olympic wrestling… CPOW Spokesman Mike Novogratz issues call to action… NCAA heroes Kyle Dake and Jordan Oliver step up for Olympic wrestling… Billy Baldwin joins as a member of CPOW… Bulgarian president Rossen Plevneliev urges IOC to keep Olympic wrestling… Federal government of Nigeria supports Olympic wrestling… German ...

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CPOW Weekly Update – March 25, 2013

By Gary Abbott USA Wrestling CPOW Weekly Update for March 25, 2013 SUMMARY: CPOW press conference at NCAAs featuring Scherr, Jordan, Gable & Burroughs… 2020 Vision Campaign launched… Letter from Congressmen… Gardner and Cejudo on Tonight Show… Olympic rings to Burroughs and Varner… Information booths and video testimonials at NCAAs… Feature during ESPN coverage of NCAAs… Improved website launched… Live ...

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VIDEO: Wrestling 2020 Vision Press Conference

Press conference to announce the launch of Wrestling 2020 Vision with Bill Scherr, Rep. Jim Jordan, Dan Gable and Jordan Burroughs from the 2013 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in Des Moines, Iowa. [tubepress video=”VK4zLVdeT4o”]

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CPOW Weekly Update: March 18, 2013

By Gary Abbott USA Wrestling The Committee for the Preservation of Olympic Wrestling (CPOW) will be issuing a weekly update on Mondays, informing the wrestling community and the general public on its activities. CPOW is a group of wrestling leaders assembled by USA Wrestling. Its charge is to oversee the effort within the United States to Keep Wrestling In the ...

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Amateur Wrestling News joins Coalition to Keep Wrestling in the Olympics

Amateur Wrestling News, the nation’s oldest wrestling publication, announced it was joining the Coalition to Keep Wrestling in the Olympics. AWN has also announced it will donate $5 from every new subscription to the effort in addition to the base donation. “It’s something that we all have to get behind and support,” said Jason Bryant, one of the editors of ...

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CPOW Weekly Update – March 4, 2013

By The Committee for the Preservation of Olympic Wrestling The Committee for the Preservation of Olympic Wrestling (CPOW) is a group of wrestling leaders assembled by USA Wrestling after February 12, when the IOC Executive Board recommended that wrestling not be a core sport at the 2020 Olympics. It is our charge to oversee the effort within the United States, ...

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