This week, the International Olympic Committee announced it was dropping wrestling from the 2020 games.
The decision grabbed the attention of state leaders.
Alongside Olympic gold medalist Dan Gable and wrestling coaches from Iowa and UNI, Governor Branstad announced the “Let’s keep Wrestling campaign” Friday at Wells Fargo Arena.
It’s a social media effort.
People in favor of keeping the sport in the 2020 Olympics can log on to Twitter, Facebook, or the website, http://www.letskeepwrestling.com to sign an online petition.
“We contacted our whole congressional delegation, both of our senators, all of our congressmen, and they all said they want to be a part of this and join in,” said Governor Branstad.
So far, about 2,500 people have signed the petition.
You can sign it by visiting any of the links below.