Team Impact is a not-for-profit-wrestling club. The Team Impact Wrestling Club was formerly called the Oshawa Olympic Wrestling Club (OOWC). The OOWC has been developing athletes in the Durham Region since 1973. In the formative years the club was initially called the Durham Regional Wrestling Club. In 1998, the OOWC changed its name to TEAM IMPACT and in 2000 Team Impact amalgamated with the Metro Toronto Wrestling Association. Team Impact now serves the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), as well as, Durham Region. Team Impact has been consistently placing athletes on the national and provincial podium for over a quarter of a century. Team Impact is committed to providing quality up-to-date instruction in the sport of wrestling. The club objective is not only focused on producing elite athletes, but on cultivating exemplary citizens. We want to pass along good values and life-long skills.
Team Impact is recognized as one of 14 national training centres in Canada. It is the only non-university based recognized National Training Centre. The club is committed to year-round training. The Team Impact Wrestling Club is an affiliated club with the Ontario Amateur Wrestling Association, and the Canadian Amateur Wrestling Association.
Team Impact has provided wrestling training for the following high profile mixed martial arts athletes: Sean Pierson, Carlos Newton, Wagney Fabiano Santos, Mark Bocek, Leonardo Santos, David Beneteau and Justin Bruckman.
In the last 10 years, Team impact has produced over 20 wrestlers that have attended eight different universities and over 85% of them have earned medals at the Canadian University Wrestling Championships. Between 2000 and 2004, Team Impact has placed in the top 10 in the national senior championships and only two other Ontario teams have place higher than Team Impact at the senior nationals (Brock U. and Guelph U.) during that time. Team Impact is the only non-university based club in Canada to consistently outperform most of the university-based clubs in the 2000’s. Here are some notable results:
2012 - Provincial U-17 male-Gold - Provincial female u-17- bronze - Provincial male u-19- Gold - Provincial female u-19- Gold - National male u-19- 6th - National female u-19- Silver 2011 - Eastern Nationals female U-15- Bronze - Eastern Nationals male U-11- Silver - Provincial female U- 13- Silver - Provincial female U- 13- Bronze - Provincial Combined U-15- 4th - National male U-19 – Gold - National male greco-roman U-19- Gold - National Male cadet – Bronze - National female cadet- bronze - Provincial U-17 male-silver - Provincial female u-17- bronze - Provincial male u-19- bronze - Provincial female u-19- 4th 2010 - National U-17 female- silver - National U-17 male- bronze - Khetag Pliev – 7th place senior world championships - National Junior U-21- 4th - National Senior male- 5th - 2009 - Provincial U-21 Male- 5th - Provincial U-19 Female- Silver - Provincial U-17 Female- Gold - Provincial U-17 Male – Gold - National male Senior 5th 2008 - Provincial Senior- Bronze - Senior National - 5th - National Greco Roman Under 21- 3rd - National Under 21- 5th - Provincial Under 21- 5th - Provincial Under 19- Gold - Provincial Female Under 19- Silver - National Under 19 – 4th - Provincial Under 17- 4th - Provincial Female Under 17- Gold - Eastern National Under 15- Gold - Provincial Over-all Under 15- Gold 2007 - National Greco-Roman Under 21- Gold - Provincial Under 21- Gold - Provincial Under 19- Gold - National Under 19 – 4th - Provincial Under 17- Gold - National Under 17- Bronze (top Ontario team) 2006 - National Under 19- Silver (top Ontario team) - National Under 17- Silver (top Ontario team) - Provincial Under 19- Gold - Provincial Under 17- Gold - Provincial Under 19- Gold - Provincial Female Under 17- GOLD - Provincial Female Under 17- Bronze 2005 - National Under 17 – 4th (top Ontario team) - Under 17 Provincial Female- GOLD - Under 17 Provincial – SILVER - Under 17 National- 4th - Under 15 Eastern Canadian Champions- SILVER (top Ontario team) - Under 15 Provincial Boys- GOLD 2004 - Olympic Team Trials- 2 CHAMPIONS (Wayne Weathers & Ainsley Robinson) - Senior Greco-Roman- SILVER (top Ontario team) - Senior Nationals- 9th (3rd top Ontario team) - Under 19 Provincial – GOLD - Under 19 Nationals- 6th (2nd top Ontario team) - Under 17 Provincial Championships – GOLD - Under 15 Provincial Championships – Silver 2003 - Senior Nationals - 4th (2nd top Ontario team) - Senior Nationals Greco-Roman- BRONZE (top Ontario team) - Under 19 Provincial - BRONZE - Under 17 Provincial – SILVER 2002 - Senior Nationals Greco-roman – GOLD (top Ontario team) - Senior Nationals - 4th but tied on points for second place (top Ontario team) - Provincial Senior – GOLD - Under 19 National Greco-Roman- 6th (top Ontario team) - Under 13 Provincial – SILVER 2001 - Senior Nationals – 5th (3rd top Ontario team) - Senior National Greco-Roman – BRONZE (top Ontario team) - Clansman International – GOLD (top Ontario team) - Under 17 National – BRONZE (top Ontario team) - Under 15 Eastern Canadian Championships – GOLD (top Ontario team) OSHAWA OLYMPIC WRESTLING CLUB (initially known as the Durham Regional Wrestling Club created by Don Westlake and Craig Matthie in 1973) 1998 - Ontario Juvenile – Gold 1996 - Canadian Juvenile – Gold 1995 - Canadian Greco-Roman – 5th - Canadian Espoir Greco-Roman - SILVER - Canadian Espoir Freestyle - SILVER - Canadian Junior - SILVER - Ontario Espoir - SILVER - Ontario Junior - SILVER - Ontario Cadet – SILVER 1994 - Canadian Junior - BRONZE - Ontario Espoir - SILVER - Ontario Junior - SILVER - Ontario Cadet - SILVER 1993 - Canadian Cadet - BRONZE - Canadian Espoir - FIFTH - Ontario Espoir - SILVER - Ontario Junior - SILVER - Ontario Cadet - SILVER 1992 - Ontario Espoir – FOURTH - Ontario Cadet - GOLD 1991 - Ontario Junior - GOLD - Ontario Winter Games - GOLD 1990 - Ontario Cadet - GOLD 1989 - Ontario Winter Games - GOLD - Canadian Cadet – GOLD 1988 - Ontario Cadet - GOLD 1987 - Ontario Winter Games - GOLD 1986 - Ontario Cadet - GOLD 1985 - Canadian Junior - FIFTH - Ontario Cadet – GOLD 1983 - Ontario Junior – GOLD 1980 - Ontario Takedown Tournament – GOLD METRO TORONTO WRESTLING ASSIOCIATION 1997 - Juvenile National Championships - Silver