Fallen 15 and New Ohio Wrestling (NOW) form tag-team

COLUMBUS, Ohio – New Ohio Wrestling (NOW) and the Fallen 15 joined forces here August  3, 2019, to support the Honor. Celebrate. Inspire. ™ (HCI) initiative as part of the annual Ohio State Fair, which attracted over 930,000 tourists, according to WBNS 10TV.

 Krista Williams, Gold Star Survivor, and her family took part in a meet and greet with NOW wrestling talent and participated in the Fallen 15 HCI tolling of the ring bell ceremony in remembrance of Ohio military warriors who gave all supporting the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT).

“It’s always good to have him, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Wesley R. Williams, remembered and know he is not forgotten because everything he did was for a reason,” said the mother of his two daughters’ Faith, 7 and Valerie, 5.

She added, “Don’t forget them, just say their names.  They fought for us, they died for us and they shouldn’t be forgotten.”

NOW President and founder Donnie Hoover and all the wrestlers in the promotion were moved by the remembrance ceremony and having the opportunity to learn about how Staff Sgt. Wesley lived and gave all in defense of our nation’s freedoms.

“Our nation owes a debt to our warriors who gave everything in service to our country and their families who sacrificed so much that we can never fully repay their sacrifice, but we can remember the warriors who gave all while uplifting and helping their families who sacrificed so much,” said Hoover.

Photo by Michelle Shopshire


NOW 2019 Arnold Sports Festival Kids and
Teens Expo Champion Onyx proudly stands
united in support of our fallen warriors with
Krista Williams and her family.

The newly formed NOW/Fallen 15 tag-team is dedicated to promoting and uplifting those who replied to America’s call to duty and their families; especially those families who are still fighting the good battle out of love for their fallen warrior look forward to building on the collaboration’s achievements.

“We are lucky to have an exceptional, socially responsible support multiplier like NOW because without their patriotic assistance our mission would be much difficult to accomplish,” said Fallen 15 board member and Army veteran Al Burzynski, APR.

Photo by Michelle Shopshire



Burzynski is joined by NOW founder Donnie and Terri

Hoover along with Staff Sgt. Williams’ family members
prepare to take part in the Fallen 15
Honor.Celebrate.Inspire. ™ squared-circle, remembrance


Staff Sgt. Wesley R. Williams of New Carlisle, Ohio, gave all at 25 years of age in support of Operation Enduring Freedom December 10, 2012, in Kandahar, Afghanistan.  He was assigned Company B, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 4th SBCT, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA.

(Photo Credit: Spc. Reese Von Rogatsz)