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2024 Memorial Scholarships

Feb 23 and 24, 2024, OSAA Wrestling Championships, Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR

TSWWF was proud to present the TSW Memorial Trophies and $2500 Scholarships to:

Boys' Awardee: Kai Carson, 4A La Grande HS, La Grande, OR, and OSAA State Champion wrestling at 132 lbs., link.


Girls' Awardee: Stephanie Valdovinos Rodriguez, 5A McKay HS, Salem, OR, a 4.0 student, wrestling at 140 lbs.

Six $500 Honorable Mention Awards were also presented to outstanding seniors: Savannah Roblin (Dallas HS), Zoe Vickers (Oakland HS), Michael Miller (Illinois Valley HS), Rhyne Nelson (Willamina HS), Cole Finck (Oregon City HS), and Mason Wolcott (La Grande HS).

Kai and Stephanie submitted exceptional applications detailing their achievements in wrestling, community service, and academic, and their well-written personal essays reflected the important role that wrestling has played in their young lives. They are both high-achieving scholars with an impressive list of volunteer commitments within their respective communities.

Kai brought home his third OSAA 4A state title, wrestling at 132 lbs., and will attend an Oregon university in the fall where he will pursue a degree in molecular biology and eventually become a physician's assistant.

Stephanie plans to attend college in Southern California where she will pursue an MBA with a goal to become a Certified Public Accountant.

Together with prior recipients of the TSW Memorial Trophy, Kai and Stephanie exemplify the values, the discipline, and the ethos that enabled them to reach the top tier among their high school classmates. Those qualities will continue to contribute to their success in the world as they pursue higher education and seek their chosen professions.

Congratulations to these two outstanding scholars/athletes/citizens for their achievements in wrestling, academics, and community service! TSWWF is so very proud of you!

The Tyrone Snowden Woods Wrestling Foundation (TSWWF) was created in 2015 to maintain Tyrone's heroic legacy and to provide financial support for youth wrestlers and wrestling programs.

The values he acquired on the mat were an integral part of his Navy SEAL ethos and his 20 year SEAL career and influenced him to become the man he was. He never quit and even though he perished doing what was right, his heroic actions the night of September 11 and morning of September 12 in Benghazi, Libya helped save the lives of 30 other people.

To honor him and his legacy of valor, TSWWF recognizes his "never quit" attitude, determination, inspiration, grit, and loyalty. With the presentation of the annual Tyrone S. Woods Memorial Trophy and scholarship, we encourage and mentor academic excellence, community service, and an exemplary code of ethics for success both on and off the mat.

tyrone s. woods memorial park

Oregon City names newest park after Tyrone. For more details click here.

les schwab be the change award
In October, 2017, we were selected to be a recipient of the KPTV Fox 12 "Be the Change" award that is sponsored by Les Schwab Tires.

To be recognized for our charitable efforts to help youth wrestlers by such a prominent and well-respected business in the Pacific Northwest is truly an honor. Thank you, Les Schwab!

we need your help
Our mission cannot be achieved without financial support.

With your donations, TSWWF can help these young athletes and/or wrestling programs in several ways to ensure that the opportunity to participate in the great sport of wrestling is available to them.

For example, through your contributions, TSWWF can purchase new pairs of wrestling shoes, pay-to-play fees, uniforms, or contribute to transportation expenses for out-of-state tournaments. If a wrestling program needs new mats or other equipment, TSWWF can help. Among many needs, these are just a few examples of how your donations will benefit these wrestlers and programs.

You can donate either by check or online.

2024 Tyrone Snowden Woods Wrestling Foundation grant recipient
The Hawks Wrestling team was the 2024 Tyrone Snowden Woods Wrestling Foundation grant recipient. They sent us this video as a way of saying "Thank You".

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news & events
Oregon City's Tyrone Woods to receive Congressional Gold Medal
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US Senators Wyden, Merkley Applaud Passage of Legislation Awarding Congressional Gold Medal to Heroes Killed in 2012 Benghazi Consulate Attack
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