University of California, Irvine, USA
The Annual Collegiate Wushu Tournament was created to foster collegiate-level wushu in the nation. The first tournament was hosted by the University of Oregon in 1997, organized by Brandon Sugiyama. Today, the tournament draws in competitors from universities all across the country and has been host on both the east and west coasts.
Each year, a call is made to clubs for the position of host and bids are voted on by the Collegiate Wushu Committee voting members. The CWC is composed of advisors and school representatives, with each school on the CWC posessing one voting representative. The CWC also discusses and votes on changes to tournament rules such as competitor eligiblity requirements and experience level determination. To receive an invitation to the CWC, a school must have hosted at least one Collegiate Wushu Tournament.