Ohio Youth Wrestling Association

This Association supports 17 sites throughout Northeastern Ohio, and involves approximately 153 teams and 3000 wrestlers.

OYWA is an instructional league intended to help youngsters in the 4th, 5th and 6th grade learn about wrestling and sportsmanship. This league was organized for the sole purpose of introducing wrestling to those youngsters, and to teach the sport and sportsmanship that goes hand in hand with wrestling. The discipline learned in practice, body conditioning and actual competition was the prime objective of the founding fathers of the Ohio Youth Wrestling Association.