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High School

2017-18 Season begins: November 13, 2017
First matches may be held: November 29, 2017

Regional Tournaments: Weekend of February 9-10, 2018
State Tournament: February 22 - 24, 2018

2017 State Tournament Underclassmen: AAA || AA/A

2017-18 High School Tournament Dates

December 1-2, 2017
Hedgesville Duals


December 2, 2017
Raider Rumble, Liberty Raleigh High School
Mike Ellis Invitational, Hurricane High School

December 8-9, 2017

Jason Eades Memorial Duals, Point Pleasant
     Eades Pools

Berkeley Springs Max Horz
Ritchie Duals

December 8, 2017
Nicholas County - Grizzly Duals Tournament
Date: Friday Dec. 8, 2017
Location: Nicholas County High School

CANCELLED per email 9/29/17

December 8-9, 2017
Johnson Central McDonald's Classic
December 8th &9th, 2017

Johnson Central High School, Paintsville, KY
High School Wrestling Friday afternoon and Saturday
Middle School Wrestling Saturday
For further info contact
Kelly Castle (606) 792-6149, Jim Matney (606) 793-3613
Event flyer AT THIS LINK

December 9, 2017
Keyser Kiwanis Invitational

Lee Parlier Memorial Duals
Date: Saturday, December 9th, 2017
Location:Richwood High School
Event flyer AT THIS LINK


December 15 & 16, 2017
Webster County Hardwood Duals

WCHS Wrestling
Coach Marty Miller
Assistant Coach Allen Boyce
wrestling_wchs@yahoo.com
1 Highlander Drive, Upperglade, WV 26266
(304) 226-5772
Emergency Cell (304)613-7064
EVENT INFORMATION


7th Annual Musselman Duals
December 15-16, 2017
Musselman High School
EVENT INFO AT THIS LINK

December 16, 2017
Superior Photo Scholarship Tournament, University High School
        Website
Hoops Children's Hospital Invitational, Buffalo High School
Jackson County Invitational December 16, 2017
Greenbrier Duals, Greenbrier East High School
Cabell Midland Grapple at the Castle
Tyler Consoldated Larry Richie Memorial
   Contact Coach Chad Snider casnider@live.com
   Event Flyer



December 22, 2017

Greenbrier East AT AAA Region III Dual Meet Championships AT Greenbrier East

December 23, 2017

Mike Stump Invitational

December 23, 2017
Calhoun County High School
Looking for 10 teams for a duals format tournament
Contact Coach Brian Ritchie
Contact number: 304-354-0118
Email: Brianritchie27@yahoo.com
Event Info

December 28, 2017
LANDMARK FORESTRY WRESTLING DUALS
Lewis County High School
We will run three mats, each team will get 5 matches. Pairings will be completed on the day of the tournament.
If you have any questions, please contact: Steve Rogers 269-7250
mltrogers@msn.com
Further info AT THIS LINK

December 28-29, 2017
Wheeling Park Duals

December 30th, 2017
Sissonville Duals CANCELLED

PER EMAIL 12/15/2017
Coach Ronnie Burdette Cell: 304-541-0487 Email: sissonvillehswrestling@gmail.com

Grafton Duals December 30, 2017
Memo from Keith Zebley, Head Coach, Grafton High School
I am looking for a couple of teams to fill out my 12 - team duals on December 30. Please email me ASAP. kmzebley@gmail.com


Coaches Corner Classic
Date Saturday, December 30, 2017
Location Gallia Academy High School 2855 Centenary Rd, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631
Tournament Pools; 4 pools of four. Winner of each pool will wrestle for 1st- 4th, 2nd in each pool will wrestle for 5th- 8th
Questions Contact: Coach May, 1-740-578-1065
todd.may@gc-k12.org
Tournament Information

Lindsey Raines Memorial Duals
December 30, 2017
Greenbrier West High School
Tourney Detail AT THIS LINK


January 5-6, 2018
Nitro Pat Vance Invitational
National Guard Duals

January 6, 2018
Cameron Tournament
Jefferson Invitational Duals Tournament
South Classic
    Parkersburg South High School, Parkersburg WV


January 12-13, 2018
Braxton County Invitational
Winners Choice, Fairmont

January 13, 2018
St Marys Blue Devil Alumni Tournament
Snap Fitness, Bill Hughes Wrestling Invitational Tournament RESCHEDULED TO FEBRUARY 3, 2018


2nd ANNUAL CORNELIUS GODFREY MEMORIAL INVITATIONAL
CONTACT: Logan High Wrestling Coach Jason Davis 304-784-2852, wjdavis@k12.wv.us or Man High Wrestling Coach Tim McCoy 304-752-0774 mccoyt66@yahoo.com mccoyt66@yahoo.com
Tournament Information


January 18-20, 2018
OVAC Tournamennt

January 19-20, 2018
WSAZ Invitational, Huntington
Mountaineer Duals AT Clarksburg

January 19 – 20, 2018
MOUNTAINEER MATCH UP
HOSTED BY LIBERTY (HARRISON)
January 19 – 20, 2018
Location: NATHAN GOFF ARMORY 5 ARMORY RD CLARKSBURG, WV
Contact coaches: Kevin Jones @ 304-266-6493, Tim Barnes @ 304-669-4127
or timothy.e.barnes@dominionenergy.com
Event Info


January 26-27, 2018
Petersburg Viking Smash


January 26-27, 2018
West Virginia "A" Challenge, Ritchie County High School

January 27, 2018
Appalachian Fasteners Invitational, Shady Spring
Frank Ferguson Brooke Classic
WILLIAMSTOWN HIGH SCHOOL BOB ZIDE YELLOWJACKET WRESTLING RUMBLE
     DIRECTORS: Jeff Givens & Ryan Scott 304-375-6151

Cardinal Conference Tournament
    AT Herbert Hoover High School Jan 27

MSAC Tournament AT Parkersburg High School


Clay County Bob Stover
Clay County High School
Contact Coach Geoff Hamrick at ghamrick@k12.wv.us

February 2-3, 2018
Coalfield Conference Tournament AT Liberty Raleigh
Big 10 Conference Tournament AT Grafton

February 3, 2018
Bill Hughes Snap Fitness Wrestling Invitational

Winfield High School
Mike Cochran
winfieldwrestling@earthlink.net
Event flyer AT THIS LINK

EPAC Tournament

Little Kanawha Conference Tournament
February 3, 2018
Calhoun County High School

February 3-4, 2018
WVWAY Nuway Championship
February 3-4, 2018
Form will be coming.


Middle School

Season begins: November 6, 2017
First matches: November 29, 2017
Season ends: February 17, 2018

2017-18 Middle School Tournament Dates

December 1-2, 2017
2017 CHARLESTON INVITATIONAL MIDDLE SCHOOL DUALS
George Washington High School
FORMAT: Team Duals 20 Team Limit 7-8 Matches Each Team
Contact Coach Neal 304-900-3918, aneal@mail.kana.k12.wv.us
Event flyer AT THIS LINK


December 2, 2017
10th Annual Wayne Bennett Duals
Dec 2, 2017
Park Middle School, Beckley WV
Time: Weigh-ins 7:00 - 8:00 AM
Coaches Meeting: 8:15 AM
Wrestling begins: 9:00 AM
Any Questions please call: Jeremy Reeves, Head Wrestling Coach, 681-220-4389; Laura Zutaut, Athletic Director, 304-256-4586 EXT. 7
Event flyer AT THIS LINK

December 8, 2017
Nicholas County - Grizzly Duals Tournament
Date: Friday Dec. 8, 2017
Location: Nicholas County High School

CANCELLED per email 9/29/17

December 8-9, 2017
John Adams Middle School Falcon Invitational
16 man double elimination bracket (may be increased to accommodate JV wrestlers)
Rosters will be due by 12:00 on December 6, 2017 via email at jamsleadershipclub@gmail.com
Any questions contact Mike Anderson via text at (304)389-9372 or jamsleadershipclub@gmail.com
Further details AT THIS LINK

Huntington Middle School Invitational
December 8-9, 2017
This tournament will be held at Huntington High school.
Info AT THIS LINK

Johnson Central McDonald's Classic
December 8th &9th, 2017

Johnson Central High School, Paintsville, KY
High School Wrestling Friday afternoon and Saturday
Middle School Wrestling Saturday
For further info contact
Kelly Castle (606) 792-6149, Jim Matney (606) 793-3613
Event flyer AT THIS LINK


December 9, 2017
Independence Middle School Duals

Lee Parlier Memorial Duals
Date: Saturday, December 9th, 2017
Location:Richwood High School
Event flyer AT THIS LINK

Hawk Duals
South Harrison Middle School

Event Info


December 13, 2017
Quad AT Walton Middle School
Contact information: Jennifer Hunt AD – 304-550-5900 or jnhunt@k12.wv.us
$50 entry fee



December 16, 2017
Big Ben Classic Duals, Point Pleasant
      Event Detail

Woodrow Wilson Middle School Duals

Ritchie County Middle School - Junior LKC Championships
When: December 16, 2017
Where: Ritchie County High School Gym
201 Ritchie County School Road Ellenboro, WV 26346
Detail AT THIS LINK


December 19, 2017
Johnson Central Middle School Duels
December 19, 2017
Johnson Central High School gymnasium, Paintsville. KY
Further info contact Rebecca McCoart (606) 226-8323
Event Info


December 22, 2017
Sissonville Middle School Duals



December 23, 2017

Man Middle School Duals
AT Man Middle School

Sissonville Middle School Duals



December 29, 2017
WISEMAN INSURANCE MIDDLE SCHOOL INVITATIONAL
DATE: Friday, December 29, 2017
LOCATION: Gallia Academy High School Gym, 2855 Centenary Road, Gallipolis, Ohio, 45631
WEIGH-INS: 8:00 AM Coaches Meeting: 9:15 AM WRESTLING STARTS: 10:00 AM
TYPE Pool to bracket
Info AT THIS LINK



December 29-30, 2017
Mountain State Clash
AT Blennerhassett Middle School
Event Flyer AT THIS LINK



January 4, 2018
Quad @ Walton Middle School
Contact information: Jennifer Hunt AD – 304-550-5900 or jnhunt@k12.wv.us
$50 entry fee


January 6, 2018
Riverside Area Duals

Barboursville Middle School Duals
Western Greenbrier Invitational



January 12-13, 2018
Marshall Health Milton Middle Invitational
Friday night will be pools and Saturday bracket tourney double elimination.
Info AT THIS LINK

Hayes Middle School Hornet Invitational




January 13, 2018
Coalfield Conference Tournament
Middle School
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building, Fayetteville WV
Info AT THIS LINK


January 15, 2018
MLK Invitational
Parkersburg Christian School
10 team Duals Bracket
Contact: Andrew Parsons
ajparsons92@gmail.com
(304)-488-9224
Event Info AT THIS LINK



January 19-20, 2018
WSAZ Invitational, Huntington



January 27, 2018

THE WINTER THRONE YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP DUALS

Saturday January 27, 2018
WHERE: Mountaineer Casino Resort – 1420 Mountaineer Cir. New Cumberland, West Virginia 26047
This is the NEW WVWAY CHAMPIONSHIPS, there will no longer be anything on Feb 2,3,2018
8U - 12U; Girls division 12U
http://www.nuwaywrestling.com/winterthrone
Must Email to follow-up deposits & tourney info to: rstehley@gmail.com
Any questions call/ text Brian Humphrey 304-780-0042. Or email WVWAY@yahoo.com
Event Info AT THIS LINK




January 28, 2018

THE WINTER THRONE INDIVIDUAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Sunday January 28, 2018
WHERE: Mountaineer Casino Resort – 1420 Mountaineer Cir. New Cumberland, West Virginia 26047
Males 4U - 15U; Girls 9U - 15U
Event Contact: Brian Humphrey Email: Wvway@yahoo.com
Ph# 304-780-0042
Pre-Registration must be completed online by Thursday Night January 25th
Online Registration here: www.trackwrestling.com See: NUWAY WINTER THRONE
Any questions call/ text Brian Humphrey 304-780-0042. Or email WVWAY@yahoo.com
Event Info AT THIS LINK



February 3, 2018
Man Middle School "Pioneer Rumble"
Man Middle School

Clay County Middle School Tournament
February 3, 2018
Contact Coach Legg (304) 651-9426

February 3-4, 2018
WVWAY Nuway Championship
February 3-4, 2018
Form will be coming.

Event cancelled for this date. See events of January 27, 28 2018



Youth/Open Wrestling




West Virginia Youth Wrestling Association

West Virginia Youth Wrestling Association Rules

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


Freestyle




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

Why Wrestle Freestyle
by Zeke Jones



West Virginia AAU Wrestling
www.wvaauwrestling.org
Contact info: Jim Smith
CompetitiveEdgeWrestling@gmail.com
304-881-1038



West Virginia University Wrestling

Sammie Henson, Head Coach
shhenson@mail.wvu.edu
304-288-0676

WVU Wrestling at WVUSports.com
WVU Website

2017-18 Season
November 3 - Utah Valley AT Clarion PA
November 5 - Clarion Open
November 18 - Joe Parisi / Lindenwood Open
November 25 - Falls To Nebraska
December 1-2, 2017 - Clif Keen Invitational, Las Vegas NV
December 9, 2017 - Pitt at HOME

Next Event:
Dec. 22 Virginia Tech AT Blaksburg, VA 7 PM


West Liberty University Wrestling

Mitch Smith, Head Coach
msmith1@westliberty.edu;

West Liberty Wrestling at hilltoppersports.com

West Liberty University Website

2017-18 Season
10/10/2017 WEST LIBERTY MAT MINUTE.
11/07/2017 WEST LIBERTY MAT MINUTE.
12/07/2017 WEST LIBERTY MAT MINUTE.
November 9, 2017 - vs. Univ. Pitt Johnstown Wrestling
November 12, 2017 - Ohio Intercollegiate Open
November 18, 2017 - AT Findlay Open, Findlay Ohio
November 30, 2017 - Hosts Wheeling Jesuit, dual meet
December 2, 2017 - AT Washington and Jefferson quad
December 8, 2017 - AT Ashland, Ohio


Next event:
Dec. 16 when they travel to Indianapolis for the annual Midwest Classic.



WVU Tech Wrestling

Dustin Stough, Head Wrestling Coach
Office: 304-442-3276
Cell: 240-321-3679
dpstough@mail.wvu.edu
Athletic Office: 304.442.3121

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

Follow WVUTech Wrestling on Facebook WVUTechWrestling


2017-18 Season
November 4 - University of the Cumberlands Patriot Open, Williamsburg KY
November 11 - Tri AT Penn State DuBois with PSD and Kent State-Tuscarawas
November 18 - Ohio Valley University
December 1-2, 2017 - Messiah Petrofes Invitatonal Tournament
December 9, 2017 - Drop Two In Home Tri


Next event:
Tech will host St. Andrews University January 5 in Van Meter Gym.



Ohio Valley University Wrestling

Pat Sole, Head Coach

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


2017-18 Season
Nov. 5, 2017 - Clarion Open
Nov. 11, 2017 - Mt Union Invitational
Nov. 18, 2017 - West Virginia Tech
Dec. 2, 2017 - Defeat Kent State - Tuscarawas and Lourdes University at home
Dec. 8, 2017 - Loss at Wheeling Jesuit


Next event:
Scots travel to Indianapolis for the 39th Annual Midwest Classic next Saturday the 16th.





Wheeling Jesuit University Wrestling

Danny Irwin, Head Coach
6/8/2017 Irwin named Head Coach

Wheeling Jesuit University

Wheeling Jesuit Wrestling at Wheeling Jesuit Athletics

Wheeling Jesuit Wrestling Apparel

2017-18 Season
Oct 12, 2017 - Wheeling Jesuit Recruits Ranked #6
Nov 9, 2017 - Win Over University of Indianapolis
Nov 11, 2017 - Washington and Jefferson Invit., Washington PA
Nov 18, 2017 - AT Findlay Open, Findlay, Ohio
Nov 30 AT West Liberty University, dual meet
Nov 30, 2017 - AT West Liberty University, dual meet
December 3, 2017 - AT Lake Erie Storm Open
December 8, 2017 - Dual Victory AT HOME


Next event:
Lock Haven duals next Saturday, Dec. 16.





Alderson Broaddus University Wrestling

Sam Gardner, Head Coach
gardnerst@ab.edu

AB Wrestling at gobattlers.com

Follow us on Facebook at Alderson Broaddus Wrestling

2017-18 Season
Nov 5, 2017 AT Penn State Mont Alto
Nov 10, 2017 AT Southern Virginia University
Nov 11, 2017 AT Casperson Classic, Southern Va Univ
Nov. 19 Green Terror Duals AT Westminster, MD
Dec. 2 Petrofes Invitational AT Grantham, PA


Next event:
Jan. 6 Waynesburg Invitational AT Waynesburg, PA
 
Rick Welker Wrestling Radio Show
WKKX -- 1600 AM -- Wheeling WV
Each Monday at 7:00pm
Live stream at watchdognetwork.com

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Officials / Comments on the Rules
WVSSAC
National Wrestling Coaches Association Website
Trackwrestling.com
The New WVSSAC Weight Management Program
New WVSSAC Weight Management Program - FAQ
Legal Hair Covers for Wrestlers
Recent Major Rule Changes
The Tiebreaker System for Dual Meet Competition
WVSSAC High School Classifications
Central West Virginia Wrestling Officials
Overview of Wrestling Rules
How Wrestling Tournament Brackets Work
Rule Interpretations for the Safety of Wrestlers
Interested in becoming a Wrestling Official?
WVSSAC Forms, including...
     Communicable Skin Disease Form
     Physical Exam Form
2008-09 WVSSAC Interpretation - Weight Management Program
Important note regarding Weigh-Ins
Rules clarification regarding mouth appliances in wrestlers
CONCUSSION CONCERNS AND MANAGEMENT IN ATHLETICS
Team Advancement Tournament Rules
Changes for State Wrestling Tournament for 2016
Directive for checking weight at the regional and state tournaments
Wrestling from the Rear Standing Position
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This website is maintained and edited by:
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Endorsed by The West Virginia High School Wrestling Coaches Association
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Member, West Virginia Chapter, National Wrestling Hall of Fame

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