RICH BENDER

FCA Wrestling Board Member (since 2011)

Executive Director of USA Wrestling

WHY FCA WRESTLING?

I have been very inspired by the work that FCA Wrestling continues to do in the sport of wrestling. It is truly Kingdom work. I feel very humbled and fortunate to be able to interact with so many Christ-following wrestlers. I firmly believe that combining the character-building opportunities that the sport of wrestling provides with the true story of Jesus Christ’s life, death and resurrection, and his promise of our salvation is an experience that every single person should have the right to experience. Our country and the world needs this more than ever.”

ABOUT RICH

  • Executive Director of USA Wrestling since 2000; has been with the organization since July of 1988
  • Attended the University of Wisconsin–Lacrosse; graduated with a major in Sports Management and a minor in Business Administration
  • A three-sport varsity athlete—football, wrestling, and baseball—in high school
  • Married his best friend Michelle (whom he has known most of his entire life) in 1990; parents to three beautiful girls—Madeline, Chloe, and Gabriella