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Financial Assistance

The Byron Wrestling Association (BWA) believes strongly that any individual wanting to wrestle regardless of financial circumstances should be allowed to participate with the Xtreme Wrestling Club.  If you would like to register your son or daughter but would like financial assistance from the BWA, please email byronwrestlingassociation@gmail.com to discuss options.

Welcome!

Welcome to the Byron Wrestling Association's website!  This website includes information for our IKWF club (Xtreme), as well as the Byron Middle and Byron High School wrestling programs.  This website is a work in progress and will be updated throughout our wrestling seasons as well as our off-season activities.  It is the Byron Wrestling Association's hope that this the one place to go for all of you wrestling information!

Byron has a long tradition of success.  The wrestling program has qualified over 100 wrestlers for the IHSA state tournament.  Many of those that have qualified have medaled. Byron has produced 15 state champions. The sport of wrestling is now more competitive than ever, especially in northern Illinois. In fact, out of the four Class A sectionals in the State of Illinois every year, the Byron/Oregon sectional produces the most state champions..

The Byron Wrestling Association, Ltd (BWA) was formed as a 501(c) 3 tax-exempt organization to support the continuing success of wrestling in Byron.  The BWA was created to support wrestling at the club, middle, and high school levels.  The overall purpose of the BWA is to promote interest in the sport of wrestling among the youth, parents, and citizens of Byron, and to financially assist a disciplined and competitive program of wrestling.  The BWA endeavors to develop in the youth supported by the BWA the ideals of hard work, integrity, and good sportsmanship. 

In order to prepare our youth for this level of competition and success, the Byron Wrestling Association, Ltd. manages the Xtreme Wrestling Club, hosts an annual IKWF tournament, and helps defray the costs of our high school wrestlers attending a team wrestling camp over the summer.  The BWA also believes in supporting well-rounded individuals and annually awards academic scholarships to Byron High School senior wrestlers who meet the scholarship criteria.

BWA History

In June of 2012 the Byron Wrestling Association, Ltd (BWA) officially formed as a 501(c) 3 tax-exempt organization to support the continuing success of wrestling in Byron.  The BWA was created to support wrestling at the club, middle, and high school levels.  The overall purpose of the BWA is to promote interest in the sport of wrestling among the youth, parents, and citizens of Byron, and to financially assist a disciplined and competitive program of wrestling.  The BWA endeavors to develop in the youth supported by the BWA the ideals of hard work, integrity, and good sportsmanship. In order to prepare our youth for this level of competition and success, the Byron Wrestling Association, Ltd. manages the Xtreme Wrestling Club, hosts an annual IKWF tournament, and helps defray some of the costs of our high school wrestlers attending the team wrestling camp over the summer.  The BWA also believes in supporting well-rounded individuals and annually awards academic scholarships to Byron High School senior wrestlers who meet the scholarship criteria.

Byron Wrestling Association Board Members

Board Member Position Term Expires
Josh Gerdes President April 30, 2020
Terry Remhof Vice-President April 30, 2021
Tina Cone Secretary April 30, 2020
Christopher Bonnell Treasurer April 30, 2021
Ryan Behn Director April 30, 2020
Eric Fuller Director April 30, 2020
Ben Schmidt Director April 30, 2020
Justin Holder Director April 30, 2020
Brad Stein Director April 30, 2020
Jay Little Director April 30, 2020
Mike O'Horo Director April 30, 2020