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.

We are all very saddened by the loss of Shelby Richardson, our President, competitor, friend and teammate. Words cannot express our loss and our thoughts are with the Richardson family and friends. In honor of her memory, her family has started a scholarship for members advancing their education in any way. This scholarship is due July 31st.


USATOWA would like to extend the invitation to all members of our assocation who are participating in higher education to apply for our Rudy Kopp Scholarship. This includes further education for a current degree or all stages of college. We are very excited to have two scholarships this year. This is our scholarship which Nancy A. Kopp & Kathy Wells have done the awesome work of putting together for us.  The due date is July 7th, and this year there is a separate form at the end for your coaches to fill out.