U.S. Wrestling Foundation Gala

Help Raise America's Greatest Generation

When

June 9th 2016
Starting at 5pm PST

Where

Los Angeles, CA
LA Center Studios (map)

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HELP RAISE AMERICA'S GREATEST GENERATION

Disciplined. Courageous. Hard working.

Rising to any challenge

Persevering in every circumstance.

Refined in the fire.


Resilient in defeat.


Humble in victory.


Fighting to the last whistle.

Our next great leaders.

Our titans of industry.


Our mighty warriors.


Our teachers.


Our sons and daughters.


Champions in life.

Speakers and Honored Guests

All-Star Lineup

Randy
Couture

Three-time UFC Heavyweight Champion

American actor, retired mixed martial artist and former collegiate and Greco-Roman wrestler.

Brian
Stann

U.S. Marine, UFC Commentator, CEO Hire Heroes USA

Awarded the Silver Star for valor in combat.  WEC Light Heavyweight Champion and UFC Commentator.

Anthony
Robles

INSPIRATIONAL WRESTLER, NCAA CHAMPION

Born with only one leg, Anthony overcame adversity to reach the pinnacle of college wrestling, finishing 36-0 as a senior and winning the NCAA championship.

Dan
Cormier

Olympic Wrestler, UFC Light Heavyweight Champion

Daniel won three high school state wrestling championships. Wrestled for Oklahoma State, 7x freestyle national champion, 2x Olympian.

Dolph
Lundgren

ACTION HERO

Dolph captured everyone’s attention as Ivan Drago in Rocky IV and starred in over 70 movies including Universal Soldier, The Expendables and soon to be released Kindergarten Cop 2.

Adeline
Gray

3X WORLD CHAMPION

Adeline is ranked #1 in the world in Women’s Freestyle wrestling and is on a 37-match winning streak going into the Olympic Games in Rio.

Michael
Trucco

Actor

Starred in television and movies including How I Met Your Mother, Battlestar Gallactica and Next with Nicholas Cage.

Dan
Henderson

Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion

Only mixed martial artist to concurrently hold two titles in two different weight classes in a major MMA promotion.

Mike
Reiss

Writer/Producer of the Simpsons

Won four Emmys and a Peabody Award during his 25 years writing for the Simpsons. Co-wrote the Simpsons Movie and Ice Age 3.

Bennett
Miller

2X Academy Award Nominee for Best Director

Directed critically acclaimed movies Foxcatcher, Moneyball and Capote.

Frank
Shamrock

4X UFC CHAMPION

Shamrock was the No. 1 ranked, pound for pound, UFC fighter in the world during his reign as the UFC Middleweight Champion.

Janet
Evans

4X OLYMPIC CHAMPION SWIMMER

As a five-time Olympic medalist who has broken seven world records, Janet is widely considered to be the greatest female distance swimmer of all time.

Ben
Reed

Actor

Starred in American Sniper, Face/Off and appeared in hit TV shows from Seinfeld, to the X-files. Former Quarterback at West Virginia University.

Joe
Warren

Baddest Man On The Planet

World Champion Greco-Roman wrestler.  2X Bellator Champion.  2X NCAA All-American at Michigan University.

Charles
Poliquin

World Renowned Strength Coach

Known worldwide for producing faster and stronger athletes in the Olympics, NFL and NHL.

Helen
Maroulis

WORLD CHAMPION WRESTLER

Helen has won gold, silver and bronze at the World Championships and is ranked #1 in the world heading into the Olympic Games in Rio.

Elena
Pirozhkova

WORLD CHAMPION, 2X OLYMPIAN

Member of eight straight U.S. World Teams and won seven straight U.S. Open championships.

Steve
Fraser

Olympic Gold Medalist

Coach of the US Greco Roman team since 1997

Billy
Baldwin

ACTOR, PRODUCER, WRITER

Star of 40+ movies including Backdraft, Flatliners, and Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Bruce
Baumgartner

2X OLYMPIC CHAMP, 3X WORLD CHAMP

The greatest freestyle heavyweight wrestler in US history. His career includes a NCAA championship and 13 World and Olympic medals.

Brian
Shute

UNDEFEATED, DEFENDING STATE CHAMP

Frank Jasper portrayed every wrestler's toughest opponent in the seminal wrestling movie Vision Quest.

Brandon
Slay

OLYMPIC CHAMPION WRESTLER

Brandon is Team USA's Resident Freestyle Coach at the Olympic Training Center.

#EveryoneWrestles

Life is hard. Wrestling prepares you for the challenge.

Join us for an inspirational evening with the toughest people on the planet - our heroes from the military, MMA champions, stars from movies and entertainment, our Olympic and wrestling greats, and some very special guests.



We'll be sending off Team USA, as they compete in the World Cup, their last competition before the Olympic Games in Rio.



Help us grow the sport that makes champions in life.

With you on our team, we can't lose.


Co-Chairs

  • Chuck Africano

    Army Veteran

  • John Bardis

    Founder, Med Assets and Founder & Chairman of Hire Heroes USA

  • Rich Bender

    Executive Director, USA Wrestling

  • Randy Couture

    UFC World Champion

  • Dr. David Curby

    Executive Director, Beat the Streets-Chicago and Director of International Network of Wrestling Researchers

  • Steve Fraser

    Olympic Champion, Chief of Alumni and Donor Relations, USA Wrestling

  • John Galt

    Managing Principal, Whitehorse Technolgies and Founding Board Member, Seal-NSW Family Foundation

  • Rulon Gardner

    Olympic and World Champion

  • Michael Liberty

    Founder, Mozido

  • Charles Poliquin

    World Renowned Strength Coach

  • James Ravannack

    President, USA Wrestling

  • Dan Russell

    4x NCAA DII Champion

    President, Battleground.TV

  • Nancy Schultz Vitangeli

    Partner, Rudis Sports Apparel

  • Jeff Waters

    Chairman, U.S. Wrestling Foundation

  • Chris Ursitti

    Owner, LA Center Studios

  • Kevin Hummer

    Vice Chairman, U.S. Wrestling Foundation, Air Force Veteran and CEO, RJ Promotions

Event Schedule

Meet the Stars

5:00-6:00

VIP Reception

Table hosts and sponsors are invited to a private green room reception to meet our honored guests.

6:00-7:00

General Reception

Join us for cocktails, appetizers and walk the red carpet to meet our honored guests.

7:00-9:00

Evening Program

Enjoy dinner and entertainment with emcee Randy Couture and keynote speakers Brian Stann and Anthony Robles.

This will be a festive evening, business attire suggested.

Registration

Get Your Tickets early.

Register

$600

Individual Tickets

  • Admission and seating for one

$5k

Table

  • Listed as “Table Sponsor” in the printed program
  • One premier table for ten

Sponsors

412-378-4509 Call or Email Today!

$150k

Title Sponsor

As the Title Sponsor you can customize your marketing efforts and participate in a series of once in a lifetime experiences and promotions including having your company banner parachuted into the Gala.

$100k

Platinum Level

  • Special Operations Adventure for 6
  • Invitation for you and your guests to the VIP Reception
  • Two premier tables for ten with four honored guests
  • Company listed as "Presenting Sponsor"

$50k

Gold Level

  • Ceremonial Wrestling Gift for all your guests
  • Invitation for you and your guests to the VIP Reception
  • One premier table for ten with two honored guests
  • Company listed as “Gold Sponsor”

$25k

Silver Level

  • Invitation for you and your guests to the VIP Reception
  • One premier table for ten with one honored guests
  • Company listed as "Silver Sponsor"

$10k

Bronze Level

  • Invitation for you and your guests to the VIP Reception
  • One premier table for ten
  • Company listed as “Bronze Sponsor”

Location and Venue

This is where the movies are made


Questions or Inquiries:

Contact Jack Clark
Jack@USWrestlingFoundation.com
703-297-6351

U.S. Wrestling Foundation Gala – June 9, 2016

One night only at LA Center Studios in downtown Los Angeles. This is where the movies are made

LA Center Studios

LA Center Studios

450 S Bixel St,

Los Angeles, CA 90017

Watch Team USA vs. the World – June 11-12, 2016

Catch the men’s freestyle team in action before they go to Rio and join us for a VIP Social with many of our wrestling greats on Sunday before the gold medal match.

2016 Wrestling World Cup

The Forum

3900 W. Manchester Blvd

Inglewood, CA 90305


WORLD CUP + SOCIAL TICKETS


World Cup Schedule