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.

Team Ontario Details for 2020 National Championships

If you are planning to compete or attend the 2020 U17/U19 National Championships on Apr 3-5 in Edmonton as part of Team Ontario, the following information outlines room fees, tournament fees, and uniform costs.

Team Ontario Package is as follows:

Athletes3 nights4 nights
2020 Provincial Champion:$295$335
2020 Provincial Medalist$355$395
Non-medalist @ Prov$395$435
Did not wrestle @ Prov$445$485
Coaches3 nights4 nights
Supporters (must be OAWA member)$400$480

NOTE: Ontario Winter Games (Feb 27-28 in Barrie) is the Cadet/U17 Championships. Juvenile/U19 champions and medalists were determined Feb 1 in Toronto.

Includes: Room, Sanction fee and team uniforms. Singlets are sold separately by Deb Fraser.

Team Hotel is Radisson Edmonton South 4440 Gateway Blvd.
Parents should book their own rooms ASAP. Rooms are limited.