Bruce Osborne's officiating career is nearing its golden anniversary as Osborne has worked the mats since graduating from Western Washington University in 1964. Osborne has served eight two-year terms on the Western Washington Wrestling Officials Association executive board and has been instrumental in establishing training programs and increasing efficiency within the association, garnering him numerous awards over the years. Osborne has refereed 46 consecutive regional tournaments and eight state tournaments. He has served as the Head Official for the Mat Classic State Wrestling Tournament in each of the past five years. He coached wrestling for 15 years at West Junior High (now Aylen) and Rogers High School, with the school giving the Osborne Award annually to the team member who most exemplifies what it means to be a wrestler at Rogers. Osborne was born in Tacoma in 1942 and graduated from Twin City High School (now Stanwood) in 1960 before joining the Western Washington wrestling program.