Now its Time for You to Make Sports History

Please Support Team USA to Compete at the 2018 World Beach Wrestling Championships October 6-7

Without getting into a primer on Olympic Sport financing, it is Pennsylvania’s turn to raise the funds for Team USA to compete in Wrestling’s World Championships - specifically the

2018 World Beach Wrestling Championships in Sarigime-Ortaca, Turkey, October 6-.7.

While this is the smallest of the Teams USA competing in World Championships, it is also the most historic. This is because our favorite son, Peter J. Wirs, becomes thefirst terminally-ill athlete to compete in any world championship.

Help Get USA Out of the Basement

In 2017, USA came in last. To get out of the cellar, all three Team USA Members - Michael Peters, Austin Trotman and Pete Wirs must win medals. They have their work cut out going up against opponents from Iran, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine among other wrestling power-houses. Each bout is going to be a drawn-out, down and dirty dog fight.

Join Pope Francis Rooting for Wirs

His Holiness Urges Support

His Holiness is drawing attention to Pete Wirs competing in a world wrestling championship while suffering from Mitochondrial Disease. Francis hopes everyone will be encouraged watching Pete Wirs go mano a mano against his opponent and his terminal disease.

The Papal Blessing

"With best wishes for your upcoming wrestling competition, His Holiness offers the assurance of his prayerful remembrance for you and your efforts to promote greater awareness of mitochondrial disease. Upon you and your loved ones, he invokes Almighty God's blessings of peace, healing and strength."  Cardinal Angelo Becciu, First Substitute for General Affairs (Chief of Staff) to Pope Francis.

Support Team USA Now

Your Support is Critical for Team USA

We ask Gold Medal sponsors give $5,000, Silver Medal sponsors $2,500, Bronze $1,000. 


Sponsorship entitles your logo or name on the Official Team USA T-Shirt.


Your support pays for all Team USA expenses so that Michael Peters (60 k), Trotman (90 k) and Pete Wirs (70 k) will get USA out of last place and bring home the Gold.

Contact Pete Wirs at 717-584-1776

To provide your sponsorship, download the Contribution form, or contact PA Wrestling Club officers Pete Wirs at 717-584-177 or Jon Banko at 412-400-0527, or donate online at PennsylvaniaWrestling.org

Download Team USA Sponsorship Form

Support Team USA with your sponsorship contribution to get the United States out of last place at the 2018 World Beach Wrestling Championships while supporting Pete Wirs in making sports history.