Financially Assisting Youth Wrestlers and Wrestling Programs


TSWWF was created in 2015 to maintain Tyrone’s heroic legacy and to provide financial support for middle school and high school wrestling programs and wrestlers on a national level. 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 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.


During the past two years, we have donated $3000 to Roy Pittman’s Peninsula Wrestling Club for shoes for kids, $3000 to the La Grande, Oregon, High School Wrestling Program for travel expenses, two $1000 scholarships to the recipients of the TSW Memorial Trophy, covered $700 in pay-to-play fees for two wrestlers, and helped over half a dozen middle school youth with travel expenses of $200-$300 each for out-of-state meets and tournaments.  We are looking forward to dispersing almost $15000 this year for athletic participation fees and wrestling shoes for Tyrone’s wrestlers.  Last May, we had a very successful golf tournament, raising over $6500, and are looking forward to hosting this event again plus scheduling a shooting clays competition the summer of 2018.  A second American Red Cross non-fundraising blood drive, In Honor of Tyrone S. Woods, is scheduled for January, 2018.

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!


Donations are accepted via PayPal or regular mail at POB 297, Oregon City, OR 97045. PayPal enables you to pay without revealing your financial information.