OAWA hires David Tremblay Jr. as new High Performance Manager!

The Ontario Amateur Wrestling Association (OAWA) is pleased to announce the hiring of 2012 Canadian Olympic Team member Mr. David Tremblay Jr. as new High Performance Manager for the Association.

“Mr. Tremblay’s hiring is the culmination of nearly two years’ worth of planning and work to implement the position.  We are very pleased that David has risen to the top of a very good group of applicants for the position”  OAWA President Jason O’Neil said.

David will start in the position on October 10, 2023.  He will play a key role in leading the OAWA in the design, integration, and application of a high-performance strategy by providing every athlete with the skills to achieve their potential. The High-Performance Manager will do this by supporting and guiding local clubs throughout Ontario in developing and delivering a province-wide sport development program to support wrestlers, coaches, and officials in Ontario.

David Tremblay won the gold medal at the 2012 Pan American Qualification tournament in the United States, qualifying to represent Canada at the 2012 London Olympics.   He won the men's 61-kilogram Gold Medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.  He is also a 5-time Canadian U-Sport Champion.  More recently, David has been coaching at his hometown club in the Windsor area, the L’Essor Wrestling Club. 

“I am thrilled to accept the position of OAWA High-Performance Manager” David said.  “I am eagerly looking forward to contributing to the success of OAWA.”