Tyrone Woods Memorial Golf Classic


This year's Golf Classic was a great success. TSWWF held its 3rd annual golf classic on Saturday, June 22, at Stone Creek Golf Club in Oregon City where a record 31 teams turned out to play in 70 degree weather. The golf tournament is the charity’s main annual fundraiser, giving individuals and businesses a way to financially support young athletes while having a great day golfing. An eclectic and outstanding selection of silent auction items was available for bidding, and winners of the long drive, straight drive, putting, and closest to the pin contests walked away with special prizes. Sponsorships included hole signs, golf contests, memento towels, buffet dinner, beverage and snack carts, and ball caps.

Golfers also enjoyed a buffet meal and an informal program with wrestling highlights; remarks from special guest and local resident, Larry Owings, who is the only wrestler to ever defeat the legendary Dan Gable; and the awarding of contest and raffle prizes.

Since 2016, with its goal of providing youth wrestlers with the opportunity to achieve their own personal success on and off the mat, TSWWF has donated over $32,000 to individual grapplers as well as to public and private school wrestling programs. Thank you to everyone who made this tournament such a success this year. For a list of sponsors and volunteers visit our Sponsors Page by clicking here.

Registration for next year's tournament will start in January and end on June 5.

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 and $1000 Scholarship Award Recipients

Photograph courtesy of JROlson Photography

The 2019 TSW Memorial Trophy and $1000 Scholarship recipients were Marissa Kurtz from Sweet Home and Kirk Liscom from Pendleton.

People in the photograph left to right are: Director Jeff Erickson, President Cheryl Bennett, Marissa Kurtz, Director Roger Rolen, Kirk Liscom, Director Doug Samarron, and the 2018 TSW Trophy recipient, Ryan Bibler.

For more details click here.

Park Named in Honor of Tyrone
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!

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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 Wilson at debwilson226@gmail.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.