Welcome to the Southwest Ohio Conference Website

Established prior to the 2012-13 school year, the Southwest Ohio Conference consists of charter members Harrison, Mount Healthy, Northwest, and Talawanda High Schools.  Our outstanding athletic and academic conference is built upon the following principles:  Integrity; Sportsmanship; and Leadership.  To stay up to date on SWOC news, results, and statistics, visit the site often.  In addition, check out the IN THE NEWS tab, as well as our Twitter feed, @swocsports, for more school-specific stories and links to stories from local media outlets.

Best of luck to our athletes and teams during the upcoming 2023-2024 school year!  We are the SWOC!!!

LaRosa's Honors Harrison's Chloe Dearwester as MVP Award Recipient

On February 27, 2024, Chloe Dearwester was selected as a LaRosa's MVP due to her trailblazing success during her Harrison wrestling career.  Some of her national accomplishments include being named a USA Wrestling All-American and winning the USA Wrestling Folkstyle National Championship in two different age groups on the same day.  In her high school career, Chloe won four individual State Championships, was the first Girls Wrestling State Champion in Greater Cincinnati history, posted a career record of 154-1 and been named Ohio Girls Wrestler of the Year.  She has also led her team to the inaugural 2023 OHSAA State Championship and 2024 OHSAA State Runner-up.  Chloe will continue her academic and wrestling careers at Presbyterian College, in Clinton, South Carolina.  For more information, please click on the following link:

Dearwester Wins Wrestling State Title; Harrison Girls Finish as Runner-up; Four Other Wildcats Place at State

At the OHSAA Girls Wrestling State Tournament, Harrison’s Chloe Dearwester pinned her way to the State Championship in the 105 lb. weight class.  She recorded all four of her pins in the first period of action of each of her matches.  Chloe finished her Senior season with an unblemished record of 38-0 and a career record of 154-1.  She is now a 4-time State Champion.  As a team, the Wildcats claimed the Runner-up trophy after accumulating 83 points, Olentangy Orange won the title with 95 points. Last year, Harrison won the team title 97-69 over runner-up Olentangy Orange.  The Wildcats' other placers in the Girls State Tournament were Raegan Briggs (Senior) 3rd Place in the 120 lb. weight class (3-time State Placer and 2-time State Champ); Leah Willen (Sophomore) 5th place in the 115 lb. weight class (2-time State Placer); and Lilly Knisel (Senior) 8th place in the 135 lb. weight class (2-time State Placer and 4-time State Qualifier).  Harrison was also represented on the podium, in Columbus, by Boys Wrestling Division I State Placer Wyatt Brock (Junior) 4th Place in the 144 lb. weight class (2-time State Placer).  Congratulations on all these accomplishments at the OHSAA Wrestling State Tournament!!!



Wildcats Sending 12 Wrestlers to State/Girls Team Wins Regional Crown

The Harrison Wildcats have qualified 12 athletes for the 2024 OHSAA Wrestling State Tournament.  The OHSAA Wrestling State Tournament will be held Friday, March 8 through Sunday, June 10 at the Schottenstein Center, Columbus.  Harrison’s Girls Wrestling team captured their second consecutive Girls Southwest Regional Championship on Sunday, March 3 and will be looking to defend their State Championship won last year.  Qualifiers for the Girls Tournament are Regional Champion Chloe Dearwester (Senior, 34-0 at 105 lbs.); Regional Champion Leah Willen (Sophomore, 38-7 at 115 lbs.); Regional Champion Raegan Briggs (Senior, 32-1 at 120 lbs.); Caiden Baird (Sophomore, 37-8 at 110 lbs.); Lilly Kinsel (Senior, 38-5 at 135 lbs.); Jessica Edwards (Senior, 38-5 at 235 lbs.); Rylee Dearwester (Freshman, 35-12 at 140 lbs.); and Veronica Decaluwe (Freshman, 26-16 at 145 lbs.).  The Wildcats who have qualified for the Boys Division I Tournament are Wyatt Brock (Junior, 41-3 at 144 lbs.); Cohl Wandsnider (Senior, 32-4 at 150 lbs.); Gavin Boner (Junior, 44-6 at 113 lbs.); and Owen Dennis (Freshman, 45-7 at 126 lbs.).  Congratulations and good luck to these Harrison athletes and coaches Chris Baird and Chad Dennis!!!

Harrison Nabs Another SWOC Wrestling Title

The Harrison Wildcats won the 2024 SWOC Wrestling Championship.  This is Harrison's ninth SWOC championship recorded in the twelve-year history of the conference.  The Wildcats, of Head Coach Chad Dennis, defeated Northwest 72-6 in the title round of the Dual Team Tournament to take the crown.  Talawanda defeated Mt. Healthy 42-34 to finish third in the conference tournament.  In Round 1, Harrison defeated Talawanda 77-0 while Northwest defeated Mt. Healthy 33-24.  Cohl Wandsnider (Harrison - Senior) was named the 2024 SWOC Wrestler of the Year.  Chad Dennis (Harrison) was selected as the 2024 SWOC Wrestling Coach of the Year.  For complete results, please click on the following link: