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If you've ever met Rich, you know he is energetic, genuine and incredibly humble. You'll also know how dedicated he is to his wife Gina and three kids, friends and wrestling community.  Always the first to step up for anyone in need, he's headlined camps as fundraisers for youth wrestlers going through medical battles and has helped coach at many youth clubs such as, Beat the Streets Philadelphia, Malvern and LAW among countless others. 

Rich suffered a terrible accident. He was at the national team training camp in San Diego. His eye was impaled causing brain trauma while training. He has had a successful brain surgery to remove bone fragments and stop bleeding. 

Richard was successfully transferred to HUP in Philadelphia on Tuesday night. Since being home he has progressed greatly and was transferred to an inpatient rehabilitation center in Philadelphia where he will have 3 hours of OT, PT & Speech Therapy as well. After a week of evaluation we will be given a timeline for what the next few months and up to 2 years will look like. The main focus is getting Rich to be able to relearn daily functions, regain communication and strengthen his left side as much as possible. 

After inpatient treatment is over he will begin a rigorous outpatient therapy program. These funds will not only continue to pay for the travel to and from Philadelphia every day but also support the cost of outpatient therapy services. Rich is still fighting and committed to making a full recovery. Please continue to pray for his rapid healing and God’s continued grace.

PAWF  family would like you to donate towards the Perry Family in continued support of Rich’s recovery

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Starting in 2019 if you want to be considered to coach a PA National team you will need to fill out an application and submit it for approval. The applications will be reviewed and the selection will be made by our Coaching Director. If selected we would like you to participate in the entire event including camp and travel with the team. 

Note: If you coached a team in the past you will still need to full out the form and submit it to be considered.

                                          Click here to fill out application




Attention all mat officials & pairing officials! Pennsylvania is requiring us to pass a child abuse background b4 we can renew our USWOA licenses.You MUST provide verification of this before TC Logic will approve your USWOA license.

This year you will also be required to take the Safe Sport Training Course.

You will need to get the following clearance:
Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance you need to go to site and create an account and get a log in. Once you get log in information then you can submit that information.


USA Wrestling is excited to announce that we are adding an online bronze certification course to supplement the in-person classes.

 Some of our coach members might have difficulty driving long distances to a bronze class or the dates/times may not fit into their schedule so we’ve launched this online course to help meet their needs. 

 The online course can be taken but you will need to have you new account setup and claim your profile:  

Click Here to go to Bronze Link

Online cost is $80.