August 31, 2017


Mike Osborne, owner and operator of Our Father’s House Christian Bookstore, has his heart set on competing in the Veterans World Championships in Plovdiv, Bulgaria on October 10-15, 2017.

Osborne started wresting in 3rd grade in Nebraska.  He and his family moved to Missouri and he wrestled in the YMCA program.  While there, Mike competed in the 5 State Tournament which covered competitors from Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Colorado and Kansas and won.  He then moved to Virginia and won a state championship at 98 lbs at John Battle High School in Bristol, VA.

Currently, Osborne is Assistant Wrestling Coach at Rural Retreat High School who just won their 4th straight state championship.

“ I am now 60 years old,” says Osborne.  In Bulgaria, I will be wrestling in the 56-60 age bracket at 62kg (136.7 lbs).  In preparations, I have been focusing on weight and cardio training.”

The World Veteran’s committee has dropped the top two age brackets this year, so this is the last year I will be able to compete.  I would appreciate your help in making this dream of competing for a World title a reality.

If you would like to help Mike get to Bulgaria, go to his GoFundMe account (, or stop by Our Father’s House.


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