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Presenting the award to Mr. Goldbloom are from left to right, Rob Alleman, fellow official and friend of Erwin, and Bob Edmonds, CWOA President.

CWOA 2017 Golden Whistle Award

Erwin Goldbloom has been awarded the CWOA 2017 Golden Whistle Award.   Erwin has been officiating wrestling for 62 years at the local and national level and will retire at the conclusion of this season.   Erwin has also had the opportunity to referee multiple league and section championships in addition to 2 NCAA National tournaments.  Irwin has dedicated himself to teaching, coaching and mentoring young men in the classroom and on the mat at the college and high school level.  He has held wrestling coaching positions at Simi Valley High School, UCLA and LA Pierce College and has coached and organized multiple cultural exchange wrestling teams hosting teams from around the globe in California along with trips to Japan, Greece and Mexico.  He is the former President, assigner and Instructional Chairman of the Southern CA wrestling coaches and officials Association where his mentoring and leadership has been invaluable.  In 2002 he was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame for his lifetime service to wrestling.


Alternate Two Piece Uniform Approved for High School Wrestling

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UPDATED!!! Skin Disorders in Wrestlers

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Role of Officials in Educationally Based Athletics

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Potentially Dangerous Hold Identified in High School Wrestling

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"Staller's Cradle" Ruled Potentially Dangerous by NFHS 

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Wrestling Mat Protection Area Rule



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Recent News


Current Videos

2015 State High School Finals

"Blasts From the Past"

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Symptoms of a Concussion - Actual Match

This match was wrestled on January 24th and the young man that was affected is still experiencing what they are calling 'concussion-like symptoms'.  This video can be used to help educate officials and prevent these types of situations from occurring in the future.

CIF Wrestling Officials

This years’ Wrestling Rules Interpreters meetings have been set- (click on article above).  Since there are not too many rules changes we have added an on the mat clinic at each site.  This will cover mechanics, positioning and tough calls-all things which are the expectations of officials around the state. 

If you want to share your contact  information on this new website, we can put it up-just respond with your information and we will get it on the website-if you  want your picture send that also.  If you have something you would like to add on the website please forward it to me and I will get the information on the site.

At the clinic there will be CWOA dri-fit shirts for sale along with membership cards, which will  be used to offset the cost of the website-nothing is for free.

As always if you have any questions please feel free to send me and email and I will get back to you ASAP.

Thank you

Duane Morgan

CCS Assistant Commissioner

408 224-2994

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How to Become a CWOA Member

To become a member of the CWOA, please email the following information to:

  1. First & Last Name
  2. Complete Address including City & Zip
  3. Home Phone
  4. Cell Phone
  5. Email Address
  6. List of Credentials

After we receive your information our office will be in touch with you regarding
your request and any further instructions regarding your membership.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Duane Morgan at email above or at 408-224-2994.