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Headline Events

High School

72nd Annual West Virginia State High School Wrestling Tournament
February 21 - 23, 2019

Big Sandy Super Store Arena (Huntington Civic Center)

Middle School

Season ends: February 16, 2019


High School

2018-19 Season begins: November 12, 2018
First matches may be held: November 28, 2018

Regional Tournaments: Weekend of February 9, 2019
State Tournament: February 21 - 23, 2019

Future State Tournament dates:
2020 - February 27 - 29
2021 - March 4 - 6
2022 - March 3 - 5
2023 - March 2 - 4
2024 - February 29 - March 2

2018 State Tournament Underclassmen: AAA || AA/A

2018-19 High School Tournament Dates


January 18 - 19, 2019
  • WSAZ High School Wrestling Invitational
    Huntington, WV Big Sandy Superstore Arena
    Info AT THIS LINK Updated 1/11/19
    Seeds
    2020 WSAZ Jan 24-25
    2021 WSAZ Jan 22-23


  • Mountaineer Match Up
    Liberty Harrison High School, Clarksburg, WV
    Info AT THIS LINK

    January 19, 2019
  • 2019 Panther Invitational
    PikeView High School, Princeton, WV
    Double Elimination
    Contact person: William Rose 304-320-7521 deputywrose@gmail.com
    Info/details AT THIS LINK

    January 21, 2019
    Southern Garrett High School JV Tournament

    CANCELLED 1/18/19



    January 25-26, 2019
  • Petersburg Viking Smash
    Petersburg High School, Petersburg, WV


    WV A Challenge January 25-26, 2019
    Ritchie County High School
    Details
    Seeding Sheet

    January 26, 2019
  • Appalachian Fasteners Invitational
    Shady Spring High School
    Flyer AT THIS LINK (Updated 01/16/18)

  • FRANK FERGUSON BROOKE CLASSIC
    16-man individual bracketed tournament.
    Brooke High School, Wellsburg, WV
    Contact Sean Beaman, asst coach Brooke High School, seanbeaman75@yahoo.com
    Flyer AT THIS LINK

  • The Williamstown Bob Zide Rumble
    January 26, 2019
    For Info Contact Ryan Scott at rscott@k12.wv.us
    Detail AT THIS LINK

  • Bob Stover Classic
    Location: Location Clay County High School
    Detail AT THIS LNK
    Information: Please contact Coach McDonough 304-400-5219

  • MSAC Tournament
    Parkersburg High School

    February 1-2, 2019
  • 2019 Coalfield Conference Invitational Wrestling Tournament
    Where: Liberty Raleigh High School Glemn Daniel, WV
    Flyer AT THIS LINK


  • Big 10 Conference Tournament
    Lewis Co High School, Weston, WV
    Detail AT THIS LINK

    February 2, 2019
  • AB Contracting Invitational
    Winfield High School, Winfield, WV
    Details AT THIS LINK

  • Magnolia JV Wrestling Tournament
    Magnolia High School, February 2, 2019.
    Please Contact Coach Eric McKeever if interested as soon as possible at: (304) 771-2936 or ericmckeever78@gmail.com.
    Flyer AT THIS LINK


  • Little Kanawha Conference (LKC)Tournament
    Roane County High School
    Seed meeting Thur Jan 31 6PM Roane County High School


    February 8-9, 2019
    AA/A Region I Wrestling Tournament
    Fairmont Senior Field House (Armory), Fairmont, WV
    BRACKETS

    December 6-7, 2019
    Philip Barbour will be holding a tournament next December 6-7. The format will be individual pools. We have space reserved for up to eight mats in two gyms. For more information e-mail Coach Pete Ferguson at peteferguson@yahoo.com.

    Middle School

    Season begins: November 5, 2018
    First matches: November 28, 2018
    Season ends: February 16, 2019

    2018-19 Middle School Tournament Dates

    January 18-19, 2019
  • WSAZ Middle School Wrestling Invitational
    Huntington, WV Big Sandy Superstore Arena
    Seeds and Entries
    Info AT THIS LINK

    January 21, 2019
  • MLK Invitational
    Parkersburg Christian School
    Flyer AT THIS LINK

    January 26, 2019
  • Clay County Middle School
    2nd Annual Duals Tournament
    Contact Coach Legg text or call 304 651-9426
    Flyer AT THIS LINK

    January 28, 2019
    Spencer Middle School is hoping to host a Quad on January 28, 2019. If interested please contact Phyllis Nutter @ 304-917-8800 or pnutter@k12.wv.us. You could also contact Paul Williams @ pmwillia@12.wv.us

    February 2, 2019
  • 3rd Annual Pioneer Rumble
    Man Middle School, Mallory, WV (Logan Co)
    Info AT THIS LINK

    2018-19 Youth / Open Tournament Dates

    March 30-31, 2018, 2019
    MCYW League Championships


    Youth/Open Wrestling




    West Virginia Youth Wrestling Association

    West Virginia Youth Wrestling Association Rules


    West Virginia Youth Wrestling Association Scholarship


    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

    Tim Flynn, Head Coach
    TFlynn@mail.wvu.edu
    304-293-9871

    WVU Wrestling at WVUSports.com
    WVU Website

    2018-19 Season
    9/27/18 - Lyons Reveals 2018-19 Wrestling Slate
    11/01/18 - Win at Season Opener
    11/04/18 - AT Hokie Open
    11/11/18 - at Journeymen Collegiate Classic
    11/17/18 - Short at Cornell
    11/18/18 - Loss to Northern Iowa
    12/15/18 - Loss to Pitt
    12/15/18 - Loss to Hokies
    12/29/18 - Loss to Virginia, Michigan State
    12/30/18 - Split Macthes with Perdu and NDSU
    01/04/19 - Lose to Oklahoma...
    01/13/19 - ...and NC State
    01/18/19 - Loss to Oklahoma State
    01/20/19 - Loss to Iowa State
    01/25/19 - Defeat CSU Bakersfield, Utah Valley
    01/27/19 - Loss to Wyoming
    02/01/19 - Toppled by Army



    Next Event: Looking ahead, the regular season will come to a close on Sunday, Feb. 24, in Brookings, South Dakota, where the Mountaineers and Jackrabbits square off in a 7 p.m. ET match. South Dakota State, who finished 12th at the 2018 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, holds a 3-0 lead in the all-time series.


    West Liberty University Wrestling

    Mitch Smith, Head Coach
    msmith1@westliberty.edu;

    West Liberty Wrestling at hilltoppersports.com

    West Liberty University Website


    2018-19 Season
    August 9 - WLU Mat Slate a Treat for Wrestling Fans
    October 18 - West Liberty University Mat Minute
    November 7 - Tough Loss to Pitt-Johnstown
    November 11 - at Case Western Reserve Open
    November 17 - at Findlay Open
    November 27 - West Liberty University Mat Minute
    December 2 - vs Wheeling Jesuit
    December 8 - Loss at Ashland
    December 15-16 - Two place at Midwest Classic
    January 4 - AT NWCA National Duals
    January 9 - Knapp Joins Staff
    January 12 - Three Dual Wins
    January 18 - Loss to #3 ND
    January 26 - Win WVCI
    February 1 - Upend Urbana
    February 1 - Close Home dual season
    February 7 - Graduate Assistant Position open
    February 13 - Win at Waynesburg

    Next event: Hosting the 2019 NCAA Division II Super Region 3 Tournament on Feb. 23 at the ASRC.



    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


    2018-19 Season
    Nov 3 - Patriot Open AT Williamsburg, KY
    Nov 8 - Bluefield College (Va.) AT Bluefield, VA
    Nov 10 - Averett Cougar Open AT Danville, VA
    Nov 16 - Drop match to OVU
    Nov 18 - U.S. Marine Corps Star City Open
    Nov 30 - Dec 1 - Messiah Petrofes
    Dec 5 - Loss to Alderson Broaddus
    Dec 5 - 1-3 at Knight Duals
    Jan 5 - Jim Crytzer Invitational
    Jan 10 - Win at Allen University...
    Jan 16 - ...and St Andrews University
    Jan 19 - Kent State University, Akron at Tuscarawas, OH CANCELLED
    Jan 24 - Loss in Georgia
    Jan 26 - West Virginia Collegiate Invitational
    Feb 1 - Loss at Campbellsville
    Feb 6 - Loss to Averett
    Feb 9 - Loss to Truett - McConnell



    Next event: Sat February 16 -- AAC Championship / Regionals AT Cleveland, GA










    Ohio Valley University Wrestling

    Pat Sole, Head Coach

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


    2018-19 Season
    Nov 19 - Mount Union Invitational AT Alliance, OH 10 AM
    Nov 16 - Win over WVU Tech
    Dec 2 - Lourdes University and Kent State - Tuscawaras
    Dec 5 - Defeat Garrett College
    Dec 15-16 - George Places at Midwest Classic
    Jan 5 - AT Waynesburg Invitational
    Jan 12 - AT Coker Duals
    Jan 19 - Vs Garrett College CANCELLED
    Jan 26 - West Virginia Collegiate Invitational
    Feb 2, 2019 - GMAC Tournament, Tiffen Ohio
    Feb 6, 2019 - Fall at West Liberty
    Feb 8, 2019 - Home Loss to AB


    Next event: OVU will now prepare for the NCAA Super Region II on February 22nd in Hartsville, South Carolina.





    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

    2018-19 Season
    November 4, 2018 - AT Drexel Duals
    November 10 - Washington and Jefferson Invitational
    November 11 - University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
    November 17 - At Findlay and Baldwin Wallace
    November 29 - University of Indianapolis
    December 2 - West Liberty
    December 8 - Defeat Urbana
    December 15 - Three Wins in Rhode Island
    January 4-5 - Fifth at National Duals
    January 12 - Tops at Will Abele Open
    January 18 - Defeat Mercyhurst
    January 21 - ....and Lake Erie
    January 26 - West Virginia Collegiate Open
    February 2 - Wins Baldwin Wallace John Summa Open
    February 8 - Home Dual Meet Victory


    Next event: The Cardinals will set their sights on the NCAA East Super Regional on Saturday, February 23 at nearby West Liberty University.




    Alderson Broaddus University Wrestling

    Sam Gardner, Head Coach
    gardnerst@ab.edu

    AB Wrestling at gobattlers.com

    Follow us on Facebook at Alderson Broaddus Wrestling

    2018-19 Season
    November 1, 2018 - Wins Season Opener
    November 10 - Cougar Open AT Danville, VA
    November 10 - AT Georgia Collegiate Open
    Nov 30 - Dec 1 - AT Messiah Petrofes
    Dec 5 - Defeat WVU Tech
    Dec 10 - Defeat Lakers
    Jan 5 - Waynesburg Invitational
    Jan 11-12 - Virginia Duals
    Jan 20 -
    Team Title at Builders Invitational
    Jan 26 - AT West Virginia Collegiate Invitational
    Feb 1-2 - Great Midwest Athletic Conference Duals
    Feb 6 - Defeat Garrett College
    Feb 8 - Defeat OVU


    Feb 17 at USCAA National Invitational AT State College, PA




    Davis and Elkins College Wrestling

    Jerry Boland, Head Coach
    bolandg@dewv.edu

    D&E Wrestling at senatornation.com


    2018-19 Season
    November 26 - Program Announced
    February 1 - Spaulding Commits





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