In Memorium of Coach Ron Masanek


On Sunday, May 29, 2022 - the Southwest Ohio community lost a loving husband, father, grandfather and Hall of Fame wrestling coach. Former Princeton wrestling coach Ty Robbins said "Words alone can not even explain what he did for the sport of wrestling. He put Southwest wrestling on the map. Every time we faced Fairfield, I would try and pick up something from him to teach my kids. He is not a great coach because he coaches the all-stars, he is a great coach because he takes average wrestling and makes them believe they are better than they really are." 

Rest in Peace Coach Masanek. Thank you for all you did for the sport of Wrestling - and thank you for the positive impact you had on the thousands of wrestlers you coached over your Hall of Fame career. 

Braun Alexander - OHSAA State Finals
Braun Alexander - OHSAA State Finals

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Mark Schutte - OHSAA State Finals
Mark Schutte - OHSAA State Finals

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Brett Branson
Brett Branson

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Braun Alexander - OHSAA State Finals
Braun Alexander - OHSAA State Finals

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New Officials from 2022 Spring One Weekend Class

Congratulations to the 25 newly certified OHSAA Officials that took the first ever GCWOA One Weekend Class. Welcome to the family!

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GCWOA Mission

To promote Amateur Wrestling in Greater Cincinnati
To Elevate the Standards of Officiating
To Provide for the Interpretation of Wrestling Rules
To Encourage and Assist the Development of New Officials
To Foster a High Standard of Ethics
To Further the Interest of Wrestling in General

2021-22 State Officials

Congratulations to Mike McSorley, Sam Ryan and Walter Starks who will represent the GCWOA this year at the OHSAA State Wrestling Tournament! 

Congratulations to Danny Meier and Brett Branson who will be officiating the Kentucky State Tournament this season!

Interested in Officiating?

If you are interested in officiating, or have any general questions regarding our association, please email us at: or complete this form.

Incoming Franklin High School Freshman, and GCWOA 2022 Officials Class Graduate,  Jack Berry on why other high school wrestlers should become officials. 

GCWOA Executive Board

President: Wiliam Roth

Vice-President: Todd McCoy

Secretary:  Dick Loewenstine

Treasurer: Dick Loewenstine

Rules Interpreter: Ralph Farmer

Sergeant at Arms: Walter Starks

Webmaster: Elliott Spence, Ralph Farmer

GCWOA Membership Dues

Dues for the 2021-22 season are $35.00 and must be paid by November 16. Dues can be paid on the Membership page via paypal, or by cash or check. Checks can be mailed to: Dick Loewenstine at 329 Landmark Ct, Apt. 206, Westchester, OH 45069

Current GCWOA Officials, please take time to fill out this form, the information is important to keep your profile up to date.