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David Pelsang JR

Former USWOA official Pat Lovell passes.

Former Olympic wrestler, coach Pat Lovell dies at 81

“He never grew up,” said Duane Morgan, commissioner of the Central Coast Section and a former wrestling official with Lovell. “He saw happiness in everything. He loved the kids. What a great life that is.”

Link to the Obituary


Pending arrangements for David Pelsang Jr.

Viewing for Family and Friends
Friday June 8  6-8pm
Saturday June 9 11am-1pm
Jones Funeral Home
Jacksonville NC
Funeral/Celebration of Life
6:30pm Monday @ 
Blue Creek Baptist Church 
SR 53
Jacksonville NC
More information on David's arrangements and Memorial will follow:

Tom Clark and his son Hayden

Tom Clark, USWOA Vice President Passes

Thomas G. Clark, 58, of Fishers, a 2008 Olympic referee and longtime leader within USA Wrestling, passed away on Friday, March 10, 2017 at home. 

Abram Ostrovskiy passed away Monday, April 11th, 2016

We are sad to inform you that the USWOA has lost a great official and friend.  Abram Ostrovskiy passed away Monday, April 11th, 2016.  Abram was a great friend to all of us and we are all saddened by his passing.  Abram experienced more in his lifetime than any of us can imagine and yet he was always available to help.  Please take a few moments to reflect on the life and friendship of Abram Ostrovskiy.  Rest in Peace Abram.

Charlie Bates, JR

Longtime Oklahoma pairing official Charlie Bates passes.

June 8, 1947- August 4, 2017

Jack Stanbro, NY Passes

Jack was longtime pairing official and contributor to USAW and the USWOA.

Alice Riggle

April 22, 2017 

Resided in Jackson, MI

Long time Pairing Official Alice Riggle of Jackson, MI and formerly of Shelby, passed away April, 22, 2017 in Jackson. She was the widow of Richard "Dick" Riggle.

Arrangements are pending, but will be announced on Monday, April 24th.