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Who We Are

Committed to Enriching the Lives of Youth Through the Sport of Wrestling

An Ohio youth wrestling League, the Buckeye Wrestling Associate, or “BWA” shall be founded to better promote the historic sport of wrestling.  The BWA and its member clubs aim to aid in the physical development of all participating youth, and to promote good sportsmanship, community pride, and spirit as an integral and important part of the overall athletic and mental skills of the participants.




2021 Annual Fall Meeting Notes

September 12, 2021

The Buckeye Wrestling Association (BWA) is accepting member clubs for the 2021-22 wrestling season.  As part of the annual meeting on 9/12/21 we talked through moving forward with the season noting that COVID protocols will be left up to the host school this season.

The BWA provides a structure for interclub competition and a league championship tournament.  The BWA is the premier youth wrestling league providing opportunities for new wrestlers to get experience and competition, and flexibility for experienced wrestlers to be able to get better competition.  Participating clubs and individuals must follow BWA league rules to qualify for the BWA League Championship to be held on February 28, 2021. 

Members passed the following rule changes for the 2020-21 season:

  1. Election of new Treasurer: Genevieve Duxbury

  2. Election of Vice-President is still outstanding

  3. Re-election of Secretary: DJ Vondruska (LW)

  4. Re-election of Tournament Director: Richie Robertson (Maple)

  5. Keep the sectional eligibility to be make 3 weigh-ins at or below your weight class and compete

  6. Protocol for sectional eligibility contention:

    1. If they cannot be figured out at the sectional it may be raised to BWA board for vote 

    2. Must submit no earlier than 48 hours in advance 

    3. Board must come to a majority vote 

Key BWA dates for the year:

* Joining deadline: October 15th

* First Competition: Dec 5th

* Sectionals: Feb 6th or 13th

* League Championships: Feb 20th (Maple)

Reminder that all member clubs can begin practice after September 1, 2021 once they have their USA Wrestling Club Charter and individual “Limited Folkstyle” cards.  Intraclub competition can begin December 5, 2021, with BWA League Championship Qualifiers being held as early as February 6, 2021. 

Any questions regarding the BWA can be directed to Wendy Zielinski (, Mike Turovsky ( or DJ Vondruska (


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