CORSIER-SUR-VEVEY (Switzerland) — The 2023 Grappling World Championships will be held in Warsaw, Poland.
The United World Wrestling awarded the tournament to the Poland capital which will host it from August 21 to 24 after the wrestling U20 World Championships which runs from August 14 to 20.
Grappling is one of UWW’s fastest-growing styles, with events and participation numbers growing each year. The 2022 edition in Pontevedra, Spain saw grapplers from more than 30 countries.
It is one of the top events on the calendar for combat sports and will host grapplers from around the world.
In Warsaw, grapplers from the U17 and U20 will also be on the mat with an eye on the medals. The competition will begin with the U17 World Championships before moving to the U20 age group and ending with the senior World Championships.
The first Grappling competition for the year will be the European Championships which will be held in Bucharest, Romania on March 11 and 12. This will precede the U23 European Championships to be held in the Romanian capital.
Grappling, formerly organized by UWW’s Associated Styles office in Istanbul, Turkey, has been brought back to UWW Headquarters in Switzerland with hopes of progressing the sport to the next level.
For the full list of events on the Grappling calendar and all other styles can be accessed at uww.org/events.