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Our mission is to develop opportunities to advance the sport of wrestling by uniting Ohio’s Leagues and giving youth wrestlers the opportunity to learn the sport at all levels. Through a united purpose and standard criteria, Ohio’s wrestlers will be able to compete at the highest levels nationally. The Ohio Wrestling Association for Youth mission includes the development of sportsmanship, leadership, and character. Wrestling teaches more character building skills than many other sports. It teaches how to win and lose gracefully; to always give 100%; and if you’re knocked down, you always get back up and NEVER QUIT. It teaches leadership, work ethic, self-discipline, teamwork, delayed gratification, responsibility, honor and respect. Too many kids in society today lack these attributes. We feel our sport develops a winning attitude in wrestlers that builds confidence, self-respect, and pride. All these attributes are key components of success and prepares them to meet all of life’s challenges.
The Ohio Wrestling Association for Youth desires to invest in Ohio youth wrestling by providing unprecedented opportunities to compete in centrally located, state of the art facilities, at state and national levels. Membership fees will be utilized to further Ohio youth wrestling at a “grass roots” level. Top-notch awards and state of the art venues will provide unparallelled opportunities for our wrestlers. OHIOWAY encourages and promotes the involvement of all coaches and clubs. We feel OHIOWAY is to be run and directed by coaches from all areas of the state. Ultimately, we will develop “school based” wrestling programs and leagues uniting at a state tournament similar to the current Ohio High School state system and other neighboring youth state programs. We will aid in placing the state of Ohio at the pinnacle of the wrestling nation.