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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 the upcoming days.


There will be a Judges Course on Friday, June 3rd at the fire station in Greeley, Iowa at 7:00 p.m. Anyone interested is welcome to attend. Two recommended hotels close to Greeley, would be:

  • Comfort Inn Dyersville, 527 16th Avenue Southeast, Dyersville, IA
  • Cobblestone Inn & Suites, 1210 Commercial Court, Manchester, IA


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 2 scholarships this year. This is our first schoolarship 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. Stay tuned for release of our next scholarship

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