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.

2019 TSW Memorial Trophy
Two recipients, one male and one female, will each receive a trophy and a $1000 scholarship to be presented on Saturday, February 23, 2019, at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Portland.

For more details click here.

Park Named in Honor of Tyrone
Oregon City names newest park after Tyrone. For more details click here.
Tyrone Woods Memorial Golf Classic
The 3rd Annual Tyrone S. Woods Memorial Golf Classic date has been set. It will be June 22, 2019 at Stone Creek Golf Club in Oregon City.

We would like to thank all the sponsors of our 2018 Golf Classic. You can see the list here.

To view pictures from our 2018 Golf Classic click here.

Blood Drive
Blood drive in honor of Tyrone Woods will be held Saturday, January 26th 10am - 3:30pm at Willamette Falls Community Center on 15th Street. Be A Hero. Save A Life. Donate Blood.
bringing home the gold
TSWWF is proud to have contributed $4000 to 13 year-old champion wrestler Destiny Rodriguez so she could represent Oregon in September 2018 as a member of Team USA at the Pan American Freestyle Championships in Mexico City. Destiny, who has been wrestling since she was 6 years old, has an overwhelming number of ribbons, medals, and trophies from past matches and tournaments. Now 13, she earned a spot on TeamUSA for the Pan American meet and brought home a gold medal in her 129 lb. weight class. A hard-worker with lofty goals, Destiny has trained at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado as well as the local All Phase Wrestling Club in West Linn, Oregon, and at Clackamas Community College in Oregon City. She has accumulated an impressive record of wins and pins and continues to place in top spots. Her dream is to become a member of the US Olympic Wrestling Team and bring home gold.

Congratulations, Destiny! Based on your work ethic, scholarship, and wrestling achievements thus far, you are on track to make that dream come true. TSWWF looks forward to your future successes as you continue to excel

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!

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volunteers needed
We're looking for volunteers who can help us sell tee shirts and distribute our literature at OCHS and Three Rivers League wrestling events. Contact Debbie Wison at bdka@juno.com .
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.