Wrestling Clinic – Sat Sep 18th

Ontario Wrestling and the Sarnia Bluewater Wrestling Club


Saturday, September 18, 2021

Location: Kinetic Fitness 500 Exmouth St #8, Sarnia, ON N7T 5P4

Times: 2 sessions 10:00 am to 11:30 and 12:30 pm to 2

Cost: $20 Includes snacks

All participants must be members of Ontario Wrestling and are encouraged to bring a lunch and their own water bottle

All participants must meet the OAWA COVID screening protocol and wear a mask when not wrestling

Registration can be done the day of the event

Contact: Kyle Bershatsky 519 464-8802 or John Burke 519 464-7403


Return to Training – July 22, 2021

On Friday July 9, 2021, the Province of Ontario announced that it will move to STAGE THREE
of COVID-19 Recovery effective Friday July 16, 2021 at 12:01 am.

Training will commence on Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:15 to 7:30 starting on Thursday July 22

Location is Kinetic Fitness located in the Northgate Plaza
500 Exmouth St #8, Sarnia, ON N7T 5P4


We will be following all local health unit protocols and those laid out by the Ontario Amateur Wrestling Association. You can view those by using these links.

You MUST pre-register for ALL training and complete the screening protocol upon arrival. Capacity is limited so book your times in advance by contacting Coach Bershatsky:


We all look forward to getting back to the sport we love in a safe manner.


Wrestlers Supporting the Community – Irish Miracle

We want to give a big thanks to all of our sponsors and supporters during these difficult times. To help give back, and work with the community, the Sarnia/Bluewater Wrestling Club will be outlining each month how our supporters help us make the community a better place to live.

On the first Saturday of December, St. Patrick’s Catholic High School runs the Irish Miracle: a food, gift and donation drive to support the St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Hamper program. In years past, this has meant wrestlers out on the streets collecting donations. With 2020 changing the format to an online donation drive, the Sarnia/Bluewater Wrestling Club has put together a $200 donation to support the 37th Irish Miracle.

Thank you to St. Patrick’s Catholic High School for all of your support over the years. We’re happy to give back and help this worthy community cause.

A message from OAWA to the Ontario Wrestling Community

The OAWA is monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak as it affects the Ontario Wrestling Community.

The recent extended closure of Ontario schools is expected will have an impact on many wrestling clubs, including use of facilities. Clubs are advised to contact their facility provider.

Wrestling Canada Lutte (WCL) has released a statement on COVID-19. Read it HERE WCL has at present made no change to upcoming Pan Am or National events.

We anticipate the situation may evolve in the days/weeks to come and will re-assess the status of National Championships and the April Ontario Youth Festival on an ongoing basis.

For now, for those clubs who may still be able to hold club training, we advise they follow the Government of Canada’s guidance on the COVID-19 virus for mass gatherings. See the Government position on this HERE

We encourage all OAWA members to follow the guidance of recognized government and medical experts as it relates to COVID-19.

We will make every effort to bring you new information as it relates to Ontario Wrestling when and if it becomes available.

Thank you.

2020 Ontario Winter Games Schedule and Information

The 2020 Ontario Winter Games are February 27-29th at Georgian College, in Barrie.

A full information package is available below for attending athletes. Some important highlights:

  • Arrival is Thursday the 27th around lunch time. Departure is on Saturday the 29th.
  • Sarnia athletes will leave Saturday, and must clear their rooms before attending the venue on Saturday morning.
  • Registration is at Georgian College on Thursday, and must be completed before checking-in at the Hotel.
  • Cancellations will be penalized $250 in addition to forfeiting the initial $170 entry fee.
  • The OWG are considered the provincial championships for cadets, and are used for discount pricing to nationals.
  • There are many rules for coaches at the games. If you are a coach planning to attend the games, please read the information package in full.
  • For athletes: podium presentations have a strict dress code that boils down to: no street clothes/no jeans. Wear your team warmup. Failure to comply could mean you do not receive your medal.
  • For athletes: Bring Photo ID to Registration.

The package below includes many other great pieces of information, including guidelines for parents/attendees. If you are at all planning to attend, please read the following package. And of course: have fun! It was a great time when I went as an athlete back in 1998, and I’m sure it’s only gotten better since.