Living the Dream Medal Fund

American pride surges when we see our athletes winning on the world stage. The Living the Dream Medal Fund incentivizes and rewards our best wrestlers to train and compete for multiple Olympic cycles.


Wrestlers on USA’s World and Olympic teams who win gold, silver or bronze medals are rewarded with funds that give them the means to train, start a family, and continue to inspire the American public as sports icons.




USA is consistently at the top of the podium in World and Olympic competition.  Since inception of the award in 2009, the number of medals won has increased with each Olympic cycle – 14 for the 2012 London quad, 22 through the 2016 Rio games, and an astounding 44 for the Tokyo Olympic cycle.  In 2022, the Men’s and Women’s freestyle teams combined to win 15 medals and set a new record for American medals won at the World Championships.

Be There When It Happens

As a Steward of the Living the Dream Medal Fund, you get behind the scenes access and unique experiences with the athletes.

America’s Best

Awards are given to medalists in all three Olympic wrestling styles – Greco Roman, Men’s Freestyle and Women’s Freestyle, creating new opportunities to promote wrestling and role models for America’s youth.

100% of Funds Go to the Athletes

There is no overhead, administration or marketing budget derived from this fund.  Every dollar goes to the athletes.

Join the Team

The fund is supported by the U.S. Olympic Committee, USA Wrestling, and a who’s who of individual stewards. Join this elite group to grow wrestling and promote America’s best.

Dave Barry

Andy Barth

Jim Bennett

Dave Bunning

Jamie Dinan

Taylor Lukof

Art Martori Family

Hans Morris

Mike Novogratz

Paul Shiverick

Rich Tavoso

Jeff Waters

Contributions Are Tax Deductible

Your donations support the Olympic movement and are tax deductible.  Please consult your tax advisor.

USA Wrestling is the National Governing Body for Wrestling in the United States and is responsible for the development of amateur wrestling at all age levels including National, World, and Olympic teams. USAW is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Tax ID # 36-2667348.

To Become a Steward

Lorraine Rorabaugh

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