06. From the 1970s to the 1990s, the growth of Philippine wrestling in terms of athletes' membership stagnated - concomitantly with the competitive level of elite Filipino wrestlers. The Seoul Olympics of 1988 was the last time a Filipino wrestler participated in the Games, and the lone entry benefited from "relaxed international rules"- he was chosen by the WAP and spared from going through an Olympic qualifier. Also, the first time that Filipino wrestlers joined the Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) in Jakarta in 1997, they only won one gold medal.

07. Under the then new Board of Directors of WAP from 2000 to 2004, the Philippine Wrestling Team experienced resurgence - winning four gold medals in the 2003 SEAG in Hanoi and carried on to win five gold medals in the 2005 SEAG in Manila.

08. Presently the Philippine Wrestling Team regained its 2nd place standing in the December 2009 SEAG in Laos, tied with Thailand and behind team champion Vietnam. The Filipino wrestlers rose from 3rd place in the 2007 SEAG where it failed to win a single gold medal. Credit is largely given to WAP's committed, dynamic, and youthful Board of Directors, which was officially recognized by the POC and FILA last May 2009.

09. The WAP's vision is "to fully prepare its elite wrestlers for the Olympics and other international competitions, while sharing the joy and positive social values of wrestling among its athletes, stakeholders, and public of all levels."

10. The breakdown of the active membership of WAP totaling to 150 is as follows:

Members Position Total
Elected Board of Directors President, Vice President, Secretary General, Auditor, 3 Regional Directors 8
Appointed Director NCR Scholastic Development Director 1
Coaches 9 National Team Coaches, 24 Developmental Club Coaches 33
Athletes 21 National Team Athletes, 100 Developmental Athletes 121

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