Thorpe steps down from OWA after 13 years


September 20, 2023

Photo provided by Steve Thorpe

Thorpe at the World Championships in Budapest in 2018.

After serving for 13 years as Oregon Wrestling Association Chairman, Sweet Home High School wrestling coach Steve Thorpe is stepping down from that role.

"I am going to focus on just coaching Sweet Home wrestling, not having my wife and family take second place, and my involvement and focus on being a papa," Thorpe said.

With the resignation, Thorpe will also be stepping down from his position as chair of state chairpersons and chair of the Junior Olympic Wrestling Committee for USA Wrestling, as well as board member and executive committee member for that national organization.

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