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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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2016 USATOWA Schedule
January 9
Peosta, Iowa
January 23
Peosta, Iowa
February 6
Peosta, Iowa
February 20
Stockton, IL (Snowman Pull)
May 21 Captain Blacks, Elko, MN
May 28-29
Alma, MI (Highland Games)
June 18 Greeley, IA
June 25 Oregon, WI
July 1
Embro, ON  (Canada Day)
July 2 Stockton, IL
July 9
Oregon WI  (FANS scholarship)
July 23 Monroe, WI (Nationals)
August 13 Kasson, MN
August 13 Tug Fest (Le Clair/Port Byron)
August 20-21 Milwaukee, WI (Irish Fest)
August 27 Stockton, IL
September 3
Brooklyn, WI
September 16-17
Davenport IA, (Highland Games)

Snowman Pull - Stockton IL, Feb 20, 2016
We will be holding a Snowman Pull again this year in Stockton on February 20, 2016. This is an outdoor pull in snow (I hope). There are no weigh-ins, dress to be warm and safe, and is for an 8 man team
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2016 WADA Prohibited List

Please click here for the 2016 World Anti-Doping Agency prohibited substances and methods list.

 Link to more information  On July 9th, 2016, the Friends of Allyson Norland Scholarship (FANS) will hold their second annual fun run and rope pull. Funds support scholarships at Oregon High School in Oregon, WI.


  • 2016 World Indoor Championships – Netherlands
  •  2016 World Outdoor Championships – Sweden*
  •  2017 European Outdoor Championships – England
  •  2017 World Games - Poland
  •  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
*  Outdoor Championships, Sweden, Sept 8-11, 2016
DJ's Team
DJ's - Elko, MN
Girls Love Dirt
Girls Love Dirt - Brooklyn, WI
Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon - Mt Vernon, WI
    Muddy River
Muddy River - LeClaire, IA
Oregon - Oregon, WI

Power Train
Power Train - Greeley, IA
Stockton - Stockton, Il