Why A Wrestling Foundation?
TSWWF was established in 2015 after a chance meeting in Oregon City between Tyrone’s mom, Cheryl, and Coach Roger Rolen of OCHS. Roger told her that in 2009 Tyrone returned to his high school and gave an amazing inspirational talk to his global studies classes, not about being in the Navy or being a Navy SEAL, but about the influence that OCHS and the wrestling team had on making him the man he eventually became.
His message was to “BE PASSIONATE ABOUT SOMETHING” and to “GO DO IT.” Based on that event, TSWWF was formed to honor Tyrone, promote his message, and support high school wrestling. With an impressive Board of Directors and commitment to carry on Tyrone’s legacy, TSWWF will shine a light on his “NEVER QUIT” spirit to encourage young athletes to achieve their own success in life, both on and off the mat.