Todd “Oly” Olsen passes away

Nov 20, 2015 - by Steve Gerweck

source: Slam Wrstling

The Pacific Northwest wrestling world was rocked late on Wednesday by the passing of Todd “Oly” Olsen. He’d been in hospital in recent weeks for tests on his heart. It was determined that he would need a heart replacement, but he died before a suitable donor could be found. He was 58.

Olsen wrestled professionally from 1984 to 1999, primarily in British Columbia, Alberta, Washington state, and Oregon. He also did a couple of tours, including New Zealand, Hawaii and the Canadian Maritimes.

He also trained wrestlers and promoted under the Ringside Pro Wrestling name in Washington State, and ran a website (now offline),, that aimed to “demonstrate wrestling holds. Real, legitimate wrestling holds.”

Olsen detailed much of his career in a 2007 interview with SLAM! Wrestling: Tradition still important to Oly Olsen.

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