Each year at the Oregon State Wrestling Tournament in February, TSWWF is proud to present the Tyrone S. Woods Memorial Trophy and a $1000 college or vocational school scholarship to the most outstanding high school wrestler based on academic excellence, citizenship, and wrestling achievements.  This trophy is a prestigious award and represents the values and ideals as exemplified by Tyrone during his high school wrestling career and his twenty years as a US Navy SEAL.  This award is not just about having the best wrestling record.  It is also about recognizing an athlete who has demonstrated service to his or her  community and has a commitment to academic excellence.

In addition to completing the TSW Memorial Trophy Application 2018,  a one-page essay is also required that  describes what role wrestling has played in your life, what this award would mean to you, and why you would be deserving of it. This essay is an important part of the award process, and it is an opportunity to showcase your personal expression, writing skills, and your reasons for making a commitment to the great sport of wrestling.   As with any application, it is very important for your presentation to be neat, accurate, and comprehensive.   If you have questions or need assistance in filling out the application, please use your coach as a resource or email us at info@tyronewoodswrestlingfoundation.org.  We are here to help you through this process.

The deadline for submitting the TSW Memorial Trophy application is Monday, February 5, 2018.  

Bottom half of the 2016 Tyrone S. Woods Memorial Trophy presented at Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Portland, Oregon.

Bottom half of the TSW Memorial Trophy


RADM Wm. J. McDaniel, Board Member; Cheryl Croft Bennett, President and Tyrone’s mother; Kirk Klebaum, Treasurer; and Coach Roger Rolen, Vice President.

RADM Wm. J. McDaniel, Board Member; Cheryl Croft Bennett, President and Tyrone’s mother; Kirk Klebaum, Treasurer; and Coach Roger Rolen, Vice President.


Doug Rog Mack w trophy


Coach Doug Samarron, Board Member; Coach Roger Rolen – Vice President; and 2017 trophy recipient Mackyle Little from Culver High School