GearUp! Initiative

The GearUp! Initiative launched in 2021 in an effort to supply our student athletes with the gear they need to ensure their success off and on the wrestling mat. The annual GearUp! Initiative is fueled by an annual crowdfunding campaign that has collectively raised over $150,000 in its first two years has helped National distribute more than $700,000 worth of in-kind gear and apparel to accredited chapters thanks to strategic partnerships with gear/apparel corporate partners like Asics, and Gear2Compete, and nonprofits, like Good Sport.

Gear Up Sponsors

Ways to Get Involved

Become a Team Leader! A Team Leader is someone who helps rally support by sharing GearUp! updates with friends and family while working towards a specific fundraising goal. The perks: Earns BTS Swag & Bragging Rights when you top the “Leaderboard” and/or reach your fundraising goals. To become a 2023 Gear Up Team Leader, please email Gina Perry at

Beat the Streets Gear Up Campaign