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It is the mission of the Oregon State Athletic Commission to foster a sound regulatory environment that makes possible the safe and successful promotion of Unarmed Combat Sports and Entertainment Wrestling.


The Oregon State Athletic Commission was established by the Oregon Legislature in 1987.  The purpose of the Commission is to serve as a state-wide regulatory agency with the responsibility for regulating unarmed combat sports and entertainment wrestling events. The OSAC was originally named the Oregon Boxing and Wrestling Commission.  During the 2007 session of the Oregon Legislature, the statutes governing the Commission were updated to include the regulation of mixed martial arts, as well as make other substantive changes. In 2017, statute was updated once again to include kickboxing and Muay Thai and the definition for the whole became unarmed combat sports.
Commission is comprised of a five member, volunteer board appointed by the Oregon State Police
Superintendent.  The Commission is administrated by an Executive Director.    

Current Oregon State Athletic Commission Members:
Member Name City​ Term End​
Dave Bishop, Chair​ Portland, OR​ 3/10/2018
Bob Gross​, Associate Member ​Shedd, OR ​2 Terms Complete
Frank Silva Tigard, OR 7/19/2018
Michael Kay Hermiston, OR​ 7/21/2020
​Patricia Nevue ​Independence, OR ​8/19/2020
Ted Molinari, Associate Member​ ​Fossil, OR ​2 Terms Complete


The Oregon State Athletic Commission Medical Advisory Committee serves as an advisory group to the Oregon State Athletic Commission on medical issues and policies.  So much of the critical components of the Commission's regulatory function is the application of health and safety standards.  The Committee provides advice to the Commission on required medical testing for competitors, medical requirements for the safe conduct of unarmed combat sports and entertainment wrestling events, and other issues that require the expertise of trained physicians. The Committee also considers and approves proposed ringside physicians.  The Committee is comprised of five volunteer physicians appointed by the Oregon State Police Superintendent.  The Committee meets as needed. 

Medical Advisory Committee is currently made up of the following Oregon Physicians:
DeWayde Perry, MD
Ronald Shearer, MD
Daniel Stroud, MD
Derek Earl, MD
Kevin deWeber, MD


The Oregon State Athletic Commission formed the Rules Advisory Committe to assist with the rewrite of OAR 230 beginning in 2014.  The committee allows the industry and public to have a voice in the creation and improvement of administrative rules governing the Oregon State Athletic Commission and its operation.
Members of the Rules Advisory Committee:  
Shawn Gregory - Referee​
Billy Bobb - MMA Promoter​ Enoch Wilson - Fighter / Gym Owner
DeWayde Perry - Medical Advisory Committee​ Michael Chapman - Trainer / Gym Owner
Randy Westbrook - Chief Inspector​ Heather Standing - Matchmaker
Steven Valentine - MMA Manager​ Kevin Keeney - MMA Promoter
Mark Stutman - Wrestling Promoter​