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News Release Team Georgia USA Wrestling August 13th, 2019

08/13/2019, 5:45pm EDT
By Robert M Horton

News Release 

Team Georgia USA Wrestling

August 13, 2019

 

From the Desk of State Chairman Robert Horton;

I come today bringing communication in the face of the adversities we experienced as a wrestling community.  Team Georgia USA Wrestling has had a historic year and our platform has been elevated.  During this time, detractors have sought to leverage the success of our kids to elevate their own position.  Accusations have been levied against Team Georgia USA Wrestling and me personally for the disregard for the safety and sanctity of minors.  This is factually false and is the farthest from the truth.

It should be known that due to the sensitive nature of ongoing investigations, we are not allowed to comment on incidents, especially those involving minors.  Furthermore, we are bound as a regulating body to protect the privacy of minors in all communications.  Lastly, regarding incidents ending in sanctions and prosecutorial action, we have been instructed by prosecutors and legal counsel to not comment. 

It troubles me to know some feel alone while fighting the good fight but, rest assured, you are not alone.  The sensitivity of these issues begets discernment and wisdom.  We escalate every concern immediately, despite not being able to elevate every matter to the public eye.

On behalf of Team Georgia USA Wrestling and myself, know that we shall be unrelenting in our pursuit for justice and honor, just as we pursue athletic excellence in the greatest sport in the greatest state in the greatest nation in the world.

Sincerely,

 

Robert Horton

State Chairman

Georgia Amateur Wrestling Association

Team Georgia USA Wrestling