Thank you for your interest! This tournament needs sponsors to succeed. We hope you or your organization will help sponsor one of the oldest high school wrestling tournaments in the nation. Below are seven proposed sponsorship levels for sponsors offering money or product. All sponsorship levels are partially tax deductible. We have consulted with an accounting firm and will issues letters of receipt explaining the possible tax benefits of your sponsorship. Please know that we eager to work with you and that we are flexible with these arrangements.
Level 1 - $100 – Name thanked on programs, this website, social media and via public announcement.
Level 2 - $250 – All of the above and & reserved seating for two.
Level 3 - $500 - All of the above and your logo and your name larger font, reserved seating for four.
Level 4 - $1000 - All of the above, weight classes sponsorship, e.g., 113lbs weight class brought to you by ACME Co., reserved seating for six, and a banner at one of the scorer’s tables with your name and logo.
Level 5 - $2500 – All of the above and naming rights to a part of the tournament, e.g., individual awards, top seeds, final matches, coaches meeting, etc. For example, the Dan Gable Award for Outstanding Wrestler and your name publicly thanked before the final matches start.
Level 6 - $5,000 – All of the above and a link on the tournament website, your name on the brackets, your name on team award, for example the Cael Sanderson Champion Cup and your name linked to videos of the finals matches.
Level 7 - $20,000 – All of the above and you can purchase the naming rights to the entire tournament. For example, the Woodrow Wilson Invitational Wrestling Tournament.
The WCDC is proud to continue the tradition started by St. Albans in 1953. This would have been the 52nd Annual Bulldog Wrestling Tournament.
The Bulldog Wrestling Tournament traces its origins back to 1953, when St. Albans School Coach Al Wagner started the Washington Metropolitan Tournament. St. Albans captured the championship in 1953 and 1954, and the Bulldogs continued to compete over the next decade winning Best Wrestler awards and individual championships.
In 1963, St. Albans withdrew from the Washington Metropolitan Tournament and formed a new wrestling league within the IAC, the Independent Schools Tournament, since renamed the Bulldog Wrestling Tournament. Its first year, St. Albans placed second, after an undefeated season in the IAC. According to the Washington Post, an individual title at the tournament "carries as much weight as anything short of a state championship"
For a recent Washington Post story covering the Bulldog tournament, click on this link to the Washington Post/StAlbansTournament