THE PASSING OF MO BABI
TUESDAY 9 APRIL 2019
Sympathy Cards and Memorials should be sent to Mr. Rod Cozzetto, 709 Crystal Lane, Pueblo Co 81006
Mo Babi, from Colorado, passed away after recent struggles with health issues. Mo has been involved with USA Wrestling for many years as a State leader and Mat Official. He served multiple times as the State Director for Colorado and worked for many years as a Mat Official at many Regional and National events. Mo was instrumental in the development of the concepts of Dual competitions. Mo loved the Cadet Duals and started the first Dual event on two mats at a local high school. From that auspicious start it quickly grew to a National level event. The original idea was to get many matches in a short duration competition so younger Cadets could more quickly improve their wrestling skills. At the same time, Mo wanted the Cadet Duals to serve as a training ground for lesser experienced Mat Officials. The original participating States liked the concept and started sending their best Cadets but also demanded the best possible Mat Officials. The Cadet Duals became a National level event; Junior Duals and Schoolboy Duals soon followed suit. Mo’s wife, Pat, is an accomplished pairer and one of their sons, Jason, is an international level Mat Official. Mo’s demise will leave a huge void for all of his many friends. Funeral arrangements will be posted when completed by Mo’s family.
Mo Babi, CO
Tom Clark and his son Hayden
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.
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.
Longtime Oklahoma pairing official Charlie Bates passes.
June 8, 1947- August 4, 2017
Jack was longtime pairing official and contributor to USAW and the USWOA.
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.