Wrestling is very popular in college and many wrestling athletes, after college, try to use their skills in the WWE, WWF or UFC. Universities and colleges award wrestling scholarships to very talented wrestling athletes, which allows the athlete to participate in collegiate, intercollegiate matches and national championships. If you are a male  athlete you are able to gain wrestling scholarships.

Wrestling Scholarships – When is the best time?

The best time to go to the USA with a wrestling scholarship is right after graduation from high school or up to two years after. Only athletes ages 18 – 24 can compete within the college leagues, any older and you will be looking at competing in the NAIA. Coaches are increasingly committing to younger athletes as this gives them the opportunity to work with the athletes for a longer period of time. It is also possible to go to the USA for one, two, three or four years, it depends on if you wish to seek a bachelor’s degree from your time there. We would recommend going to America as early as possible because this will give you the best chance of gaining a sports scholarship and turning professional after college.

Wrestling scholarships – How good do you have to be?

Athletic wrestling scholarships can be achieved if you are at the right level. For good wrestling players on the level of the Division I the chances to receive a full scholarship are relatively high if you know who to contact.

In order to gain the most opportunities from your profile and thus receive higher scholarship offers, it is important that you try to participate more in national tournaments in the time prior to starting U.S college. This will show college coaches that you are able to compete at a high level

If you are competing at a national level then you have a great chance of receiving a 100% sports scholarship. Coaches will also look at an athlete’s potential, it’s a vital aspect, as coaches know from experience that even moderate athletic performance can be boosted immensely with their intensive training methods. A college recruitment coach will look at a sport CV or the athlete, photographs, video and our staff advice regarding the athletes ability.

To find out whether you have what is takes to obtain a wrestling scholarship and therefore be placed on a college team, please complete our free application form, so the team can evaluate your potential as a possible future college athlete. If the team believes you have a chance you will be invited to join our program. A sports consultant will go through everything you need to know about the sports scholarship process

Wrestling Facilities


Wrestling training on a wrestling scholarships program

If you gain a scholarship you will be expected to practice with the team for around 4-6 hours a day 5 times a week. This would consist of wrestling training and then some additional strength and conditioning training. If you feel you are currently lacking strength in muscle and size then don’t worry, Athletes USA works with leading sports nutrition brands that supply our athletes with leading sports nutrition products and information on how to reach you potential in the gym.

Wrestling practice can seem tough to an international athlete because you may not be used to the hard workouts and training. This hard training often allows wrestling athletes to reach previously unattained levels of fitness and performance while playing at college. Many college athletes go on to be professional after they leave university.

The wrestling season

The wrestling season always begins in winter (Fall Term/ August). If you are looking to join a football college team you need to be signed to the college team around a year before.