COVID-19 has been debilitating to our sport and it has changed our idea of “normal” perhaps forever. Each person reading this has faced unique challenges over the past few months, but we are very proud of the fact that our community has stayed strong and supportive of each other throughout this pandemic.
As an event organizer, aside from our first event, this has been our most challenging year, as we are continually adapting to a changing environment while trying to keep the USMTO train from falling of the tracks.
With this in mind, we regret to announce that we are forced to move the USMTO yet again in order to protect our community from the devastating disease of COVID-19.
We thoughtfully examined several factors and determined that this is the best course of action for the community. Here are the key takeaways:
The tentative schedule change is from September 17-20, 2020 to November 6-8 2020. If COVID-19 trends do not improve by early October, the tournament will return to its normal season in April from the 22-25, 2021.
No action Needed
All current registrations will automatically be moved to the November and/or April 2021 tournament without penalty.
The current registration rate will remain locked.
All athletes are eligible for free weight division transfers until one month prior to the tournament.
Current registrants who decline to attend either the November 2020 or April 2021 tournament may make a one-time transfer of their registration to any teammate! This must be done one month prior to the tournament.
We are working with our sponsors and supporters to add more incentives and discounts.
Please check on the emotional and psychological wellbeing of your neighbors, teammates, and friends.
If you or someone you know is suffering from feelings of depression and thoughts of suicide, remember, we are not alone. There are people who can help us get through this tough time. DIAL 988 right now for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
The lifeline is available 24/7 they provide free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention techniques, and crisis resources for you and the people you care about. Again, DIAL 988 or (800)273-8255.