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             United States of America Tug of War Association       1(800)TUG-O-WAR

Welcome to the official site of the U.S.A. Tug of War Association! Whether you are a tug of war enthusiast or just passing through, we hope you will find all you want to know about the history of the tug of war in the United States, rules governing the sport, tournament schedules, photo galleries, and much more.
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2018 USATOWA Schedule-Tentative
January 20
Peosta, Iowa
February 24
Peosta, Iowa
March 24 Peosta, Iowa
May 19
Captain Blacks, Elko, MN
June 16
Greeley, IA
June 23
Footville, WI
July 7
Monticello, WI
July 21
Monroe, WI (Nationals)
Aug 11
Tug Fest (Le Clair/Port Byron)
Aug 25
Ryan, IA
Sept 1&2
40th Anniversary, Madison
Sept 9
Princeton, IL
Sept 19-22
World Championships, S. Africa


  •  2018 World Indoor Championships – China
  •  2018 World Outdoor Championships – South Africa
  •  2019 European Championships – Ireland
  •  2020 World Outdoor Championships– Basque Country
  •  2021 World Games - USA
NEW - This is a very special year for USATOWA! We will be celebrating our 40th Anniversary of existence! We will celebrating in Madison Wisconsin on Labor Day weekend, September 1 and 2, 2018. We are inviting everyone to join in ourcelebration.  Click for more information: Word Doc or PDF.  The sponsor booklet is also available here.

February 24, 2018 – Judges/recorder course from 10 am to 1 pm at Colony Brands, 8970 Enterprise Drive
Peosta, IA, 52068

March 24, 2018 - ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP Meeting starts at 10 am at Colony Brands, 8970 Enterprise DrivePeosta, IA, 52068.

Friends of Allyson Norland Scholarship (FANS)

Join us in Oregon, WI on July 14th, 2018 for the fourth annual tug of war and fun run in support of the Friends of Allyson Norland Scholarship (FANS). Funds support college scholarships for high school students in and around the Dane county area.  More Details  click here.

Date:  July 14th, 2018  9:00 – 11:00am
Location:      Madison 56ers Soccer Club
                     155 Braun Rd Oregon, WI
Time:            5k / 10k run – 2 mi walk at 9am
Tug of War at 10am

Register online: www.fansrun.org
Registration Form
Sponsorship Form

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