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The Barbados Wrestling Association (BWA) was founded in May 2008 with the sole mission, to organize, excite and inspire athletes to achieve success at the Olympic Games. Over the years we have contiouosly provided competition in three wrestling disciplines, FREESTYLE, BEACH & SUBMISSION (No-Gi) for both children and adults alike. The BWA has since set its goal of delivering the perfect tournament experience for each competitor, making our tournements, one to not miss. 

The 2017 tournament season for B.W.A  is now complete. Last Year we hosted the 2016 National Junior Wrestling Tournament, along with the adult and junior Grappling Tournament in March at the annual Bridgetown Burning. We have invited Timothy McGuire from the University of Chicago USA to host an Olympic Wrestling Seminar/ Workshop last September at the Barbados Oympic Association headquarters and we are happy to announce Tim was back in July 2017 to instruct a solidarity wrestling course for coaches, which will be held in Barbados from July 16 through 26. The course lasted for ten (10) day. 



#5 in the WORLD

ANOC world beach games were held in Qatar Doha from the 14 to 16 of October where 80 athletes from all five continents competed. Crystal Holder from Barbados was the only English-speaking Caribbean country Islands represent in the competition.

She finished in 5th place over all in her weight category which had 8 wrestlers Also her performance was excellent and capturing 5th place in the world. Crystal did really well with a little experience.

Crystal Holder is also a school teacher at Queens College.

2020 Pan-Am Beach Wrestling in Barbados

For the first time in history Barbados & the Caribbean will host the Pan-American Beach Wrestling Championships from  May 29-31, 2020........



As Barbados prepares to host the Pan American Beach Wrestling Championships (PABW) at Browne’s Beach five months from now, Rollins Alleyne, President of the Barbados Wrestling Association [BWF] is calling for financial support.....

Youth Wrestling

The future for youth wrestling in Barbados is very bright. The spotlit falls on the up and coming young female wrestler.....

Women's Conference

ISTANBUL (November 29) -- Fresh from completing a full week of leadership activities at the Women in Wrestling Global Forum, several key members of the wrestling community offered their feedback forum dedicated to the empowerment of women in the sport to balance gender and diversity for the future. 

There were 50 female participants from 40 nations in attendance at the four-day forum in Istanbul.

Following the close of the forum, United World Wrestling president and IOC Executive Board member Nenad LALOVIC expressed his satisfaction with the event and its objectives

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Junior Beach Wrestling Championship held at Silver Sands beach......

Upcoming Beach Championship...


Wrestling adding to the beach culture...


Most recent footage

Jake Clark(left) with one of B.W.A assistant coach Jerome Hoyte(right)

Jake Clark(left) with one of B.W.A assistant coach Jerome Hoyte(right)

Jake Clark(left) with one of B.W.A assistant coach Jerome Hoyte(right)

Top bajan Wrestlers Jason Greene &

Renaldo Stuart just hanging BiiG. 


Our desire to provide and deliver quality training from the top coaches arround the world. Coaches from England, Switzerland, Canada, USA (Chicago, Hawaii), World and European Champions from various disciplines have assisted in the development of the locals. Special training courses for coaches were done in Mexico, Venezuela and Barbados.

The B.W.A Difference

- Unsurpassed customer service.

- No guessing where and when you compete.

- Professional qualified referees and staff.

- Custom mats are sanitized regularly before and after every tournament to prohibit staff infection and ringworm.

- Clean sanitary venues that reflect the highest quality standards.

- Large professional digital score/timers for easy viewing of score and match times.


" I promise that the competitor and the spectator will experience a new standard in competitive submission grappling tournaments that is unmatched in the industry "

Jake Clark(left) with Jerome Hoyte (right) Barbados Pan Am Wrestler


We are located at St. Winifred's School,University of the West Indies, Trents Community Centre. To train at our locations please contact us.

The BWA will be hosting the first Caribbean 

No-Gi Grappling Tournament.

The Barbados Wrestling Assocation is the prime coordinator and host of some of the best BJJ tournament circuit by on the island and we are branching out to all of the neighboring countries across the region for our NEW ANNUAL upcoming Grappling Tournement on NOVEMBER THE 7TH 2015 in BARBADOS. 


We always look to improve. Check out what’s coming for 2015:


  • New mats! 24′ x 24′ mats for more competition space

  • Minimum of 2 matches for kids divisions

  • New style medals


If you have any questions, please check out our FAQ page or our Contact Us form.

Frequently Asked Question

How much are spectator tickets?

Spectator tickets are $10 per person. Children 5 years and under are free.