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2016 National Wrestling Hall of Fame -- West Virginia Chapter
Banquet and Induction Ceremonies -- Sunday October 30, 2016 -- Embassy Suites, Charleston West Virginia
2016 Banquet Registration Form West Virginia Chapter Main Page Directions to Embassy Suites, Charleston WV
The National Wrestling Hall of Fame, West Virginia Chapter, cordially invites you to attend the 14th Annual "Hall of Fame Day" banquet Sunday, October 30th, 2016, at Embassy Suites, Charleston, West Virginia. The banquet will begin at 1:00 pm with a social hour and memorabilia display. Dinner will be served at 2:00 pm with the award presentation following. The purpose of this banquet is to honor and recognize people for their years of commitment as positive role models to our student athletes.

This year we are honoring...
Mike Contic, Coach, Preston County
Joann Cullen, Coach, Point Pleasant
Dr. Dan Doyle, Wrestler and Coach, Wheeling area
Richard "Dick" Edge, Coach, St Clairsville
Dale Slack, Coach, Official, Hurricane
Aristotle Svingos, Medal of Courage, Huntington
These individuals have given countless hours of their time instilling in young people the skills needed to succeed in all areas of life. They will be permanently recognized at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum, Stillwater, Oklahoma.

This is an opportunity for you to honor these great individuals and promote the positive aspects of our oldest and greatest sport ' "Wrestling!"

We are looking forward to October 30th. A great day for West Virginia's outstanding individuals and the sport of wrestling. West Virginia can be proud of these deserving honorees!

Make Plans Now To Attend!!
Ticket information and registration form AT THIS LINK

Headline Events

High School

Middle School

High School

2016-17 Season begins: November 14, 2016
First matches may be held: November 30, 2016

Regional Tournaments: Weekend of February 18, 2017
State Tournament: February 23 - 25, 2017

2016 State Tournament Underclassmen: AAA || AA/A

2016 - 17 High School Tournament Dates

December 2-3, 2016
Hedgesville Duals
Superior Photo Scholarship Tournament, University High School || Detail

December 3, 2016
Hurricane Mike Ellis Invitational
Raider Rumble, Liberty Raleigh High School

December 9-10, 2016
Jason Eades Memorial, Point Pleasant
Barnesville Doan Ford Invitational
Berkeley Springs Max Horz
Ritchie County Duals

December 10, 2016
Calhoun Kick-Off Invittional
Bill Hutchinson Classic, Richwood High School
    Changed to Nicholas County Duals Tournament
Nicholas County Tournament
John Marshall Invitational

December 16-17, 2016
Webster County Hardwood Duals
Musselman Duals

December 17, 2016
Jackson County Invitational, (Millwood Natl' Guard Armory)
Bison Barn Brawl, Buffalo High School
Greenbrier East Duals, Greenbrier East High School
Grapple at the Castle, Cabell Midland

December 28-29, 2016
Wheeling Park Duals

December 29, 2016
Greenbrier West Duals

January 6-7, 2017
West Virginia Duals, Parkersburg High School
WV Army Natl' Guard Duals, Beckley
Nitro Pat Vance Invitational

January 7, 2017
Cameron Alumni Intivational
Jefferson Invitational Duals
Cornelius Godfrey Invitational, Logan Field House

January 10, 2017
Putnam County Champonships - Winfield HS

January 13-14, 2017
Winners Choice, Fairmont Armory
Braxton County Invitational

January 14, 2017
St Marys Blue Devil Alumni Tournament

January 17, 2017
Big Brother Duals - Winfield HS

January 19-21, 2017
OVAC Tournament, Wesbanco Arena, Wheeling

January 20-21, 2017
WSAZ Invitational, Huntington
Mountaineer Match Up - Clarksburg

January 27-28, 2017
Petersburg Viking Smash

January 28, 2017
Beckley Newspapers Invitational, Shady Spring High School
Bob Zide Rumble, Williamstown
Frank Ferguson Brooke Classic, Brooke High School
Bulldog Bash, Doddridge County High School

February 3-4, 2017
Coalfield Conference Tournament, Liberty Raleigh
Big 10 Conference Tournament. Fairmont

February 4, 2017
Cardinal Conference Tournament
LKC Tournament AT Clay County
MSAC Tournament AT St Albans
EPAC Duals, Jefferson High School

February 11, 2017
Snap Fitness Bill Hughes Invit - Winfield HS
Kanawha County Tournament
Grafton Duals

Middle School

Season begins: November 7, 2016
First matches: November 30, 2016
Season ends: February 18, 2017

2016-17 Middle School Tournament Dates

December 2-3, 2016
Charleston Invitational Middle School Duals, AT George Washington High

December 3, 2016
Wahama Middle School Tournament December 3
Wirt County Duals

December 9-10, 2016
Falcon Invitational, John Adams Middle School
Huntington Middle School Invitational

December 10, 2016
Cameron Middle School Tournament
Nicholas County Tournament

December 17, 2016
Junior LKC Tournament, Doddridge County HS
Big Ben Classic, Point Pleasant
Woodrow Wilson Middle School Duals

December 18, 2016
Iron Eagles “Wreck the Halls” Holiday Tournament, Musselman High School

December 29-30, 2016
Mountain State Clash, Blennerhassett Middle School

January 6-7, 2017
McKinley Trojan Invitational

January 7, 2017
Quest in the Nest, East Fairmont Middle School

January 13-14, 2017
Hayes Middle School Hornet Invitational
Milton Middle Invitational

January 20-21, 2017
WSAZ Invitational, Huntington

Youth/Open Wrestling

West Virginia Youth Wrestling Association
WV-Mat Youth/Open Tournament Listings
Youth/Club team directory - West Virginia

Coaching Youth Wrestling
Promote the Sport!
The Mindset and Tactics of a Champion
    by Ken Chertow

A Syllabus for Youth Wrestling
    by Dr. Bill Welker


Follow this link for information on Team West Virginia Freestyle/Greco-Roman wrestling

Why Wrestle Freestyle
by Zeke Jones

West Virginia AAU Wrestling
Contact info: Jim Smith

West Virginia University Wrestling

Sammie Henson, Head Coach

WVU Wrestling at WVUSports.com
WVU Website

West Liberty University Wrestling

Mitch Smith, Head Coach

West Liberty Wrestling at hilltoppersports.com

West Liberty University Website

WVU Tech Wrestling

Dustin Stough, Head Wrestling Coach
Office: 304-442-3276
Cell: 240-321-3679
Athletic Office: 304.442.3121

WVU Tech Wrestling at goldenbearathletics.com
Visit the WVU Tech Website

Follow WVUTech Wrestling on Facebook WVUTechWrestling

Ohio Valley University Wrestling

Pat Sole, Head Coach

OVU Wrestling at fightingscots.ovu.edu
Ohio Valley University Website

Wheeling Jesuit University Wrestling

Sean Doyle, Head Coach

Wheeling Jesuit University

Wheeling Jesuit Wrestling at Wheeling Jesuit Athletics

Wheeling Jesuit Wrestling Apparel

8/15/16 - Notes from Coach Doyle

Alderson Broaddus University Wrestling

Sam Gardner, Head Coach

AB Wrestling at gobattlers.com

Follow us on Facebook at Alderson Broaddus Wrestling
Rick Welker Wrestling Radio Show
WKKX -- 1600 AM -- Wheeling WV
Each Monday at 7:00pm
Live stream at watchdognetwork.com

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The Tiebreaker System for Dual Meet Competition
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     Communicable Skin Disease Form
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Important note regarding Weigh-Ins
Rules clarification regarding mouth appliances in wrestlers
Team Advancement Tournament Rules
Changes for State Wrestling Tournament for 2016
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    Attention Coaches: Dr Bill Welker is compiling a list of All Time Dual Meet Wins among current and past West Virginia High School Wrestling Coaches. Submit information to Dr. Welker at mattalkwv@hotmail.com or postal mail to 110 North Huron Street, Wheeling, West Virginia 26003

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  • Posted October 2, 2006
    Attention Prospective Wrestling Officials

    For individuals interested in becoming an official you can contact one of the following individuals in your area.

    Kanawha Southern George Keeney at 304-755-1001
    Parkersburg Bob Coulter 304-373-0632
    Fairmont/Morgantown Mike Stalnaker 304-367-1224
    Eastern Panhandle Cliff Carrier 304-729-9230
    Northern Panhandle Jack Regis 740-633-0336

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