USA Wrestling, the governing body for amateur wrestling in the United States, has set records in five major membership categories during the 2013-14 year.
The 2013-14 membership year, which ended on August 31, 2014, set annual records for athletes, coaches, clubs, and sanctioned events, in addition to female athlete members.
In addition, the combined USA Wrestling membership which includes athletes, coaches and officials, reached 225,100 at the end of the membership year, smashing the previous record of 205,053 from the 2012-13 year. It was the first time combined membership went over 225,000, which was an impressive 9.8% increase from last year.
During the 2013-14 year, USA Wrestling registered 194,226 athlete members, topping the previous mark of 176,249 set during the 2012-13 year.
The new record for coach members was set with 28,333 coaches, breaking the record of 26,218 coaches registered in the 2012-13 membership year.
For the tenth consecutive year, USA Wrestling chartered clubs reached a new level, climbing to 4,464 clubs. The previous high was 4,153 clubs, which was set in the previous membership year.
Sanctioned events rose to a record 2,143 in 2013-14, an increase from the 2,103 events that were sanctioned last year.
Female athlete membership reached an all-time high in 2013-14 with 8,040 registered, up from the previous record of 5,640 set in 2012-13. This is an increase of 43% in one year.
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