Jamieson Lanoue Obituary

Our hearts and thoughts go out to the family and friends of Jamieson Lanoue. Jamieson was a COWA alumni who wrestled alongside Julian in his youth, and was also trained by our senior level coach Al McAvena. You can find Jamieson's Obituary on Castanet here.

A special thank you  to Jamieson for his dedication to the sport as well as the kindness and support he always showed his team - you will be forever missed.

Who Are We?

The Central Okanagan Wrestling Association (COWA) provides various local programs to promote the sport of Olympic wrestling in the Central Okanagan in British Columbia. In our club’s role as a local non-profit society, we reaffirm our commitment to the community by promoting positive values in our athletes. These values include teamwork, commitment to a goal, hard work, striving for excellence, fair play, and respect for others. Wrestlers represent their school in school tournaments and the club in club tournaments. Size does not matter in this sport because there are weight classes.  This is the only combative sport sanctioned by BC School Sports.  No one sits on the bench in this sport! This is the best off-season sport for football and rugby athletes.

Club Objectives


Promote and develop the sport of amateur wrestling


To maintain good sportsmanship, integrity and fellowship


To foster, facilitate and direct activities beneficial to elementary school, middle school and secondary school females and males.