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2024 Memorial Scholarships

It's time to submit your application for the 2024 Tyrone S. Woods Memorial Trophy and $2500 Scholarships. These scholarships are available to an Oregon senior boy and Oregon senior girl wrestler based on wrestling achievement, scholarship, and community service. Additionally, six $500 honorable mention scholarships will also be awarded to qualifying senior boys and girls.

For more details on how to obtain and submit your app, please click on the memorial trophy tab. The deadline for submission is Friday, February 16, 2024. The announcement of the awardees will take place at the OSAA Wrestling Championships on Saturday, February 24.

Good luck and see you at the Portland Veterans Memorial Coliseum on February 24!

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".

Click here to watch video

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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