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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

2017 State Tournament Underclassmen: AAA || AA/A

2018-19 High School Tournament Dates


December 1, 2018
Raider Rumble    Liberty High School, Glen Daniel WV
12 team duals format
Flyer AT THIS LINK

Mike Ellis Invitational
Hurricane High School
Contact Person: Lee Cummings rlcummin@k12.wv.us or hmswrestling@hotmail.com 304-542-3662
Flyer AT THIS LINK

December 7-8, 2018
Max Horz Invitational Border Wars
Berkeley Springs High School, Berkeley Springs, WV
Detail AT THIS LINK

Jason Eades Memorial Duals
Point Pleasant High School

December 8, 2018
Lee Parlier Memorial Duals
at Richwood High School, Richwood, WV
Flyer will be added soon

December 15, 2018
Superior Photo Scholarship Tournament - University High School
   Website - www.superiortournament.com

7th Annual Bison Barn Brawl - Buffalo High School
Flyer AT THIS LINK

December 21-22, 2018
Smoky Mountain High School Duals
Pigeon Forge, TN
Contact Darrell Lauderdale: darrelllauderdale@sevier.org

December 29, 2018
14th ANNUAL GRAFTON DUALS
LOCATION: Grafton High School, 400 Riverside Dr., Grafton, WV 26354
CONTACT: Coach Keith Zebley at kmzebley@gmail.com or 304-838-8323
Flyer AT THIS LINK

January 5, 2019
South Classic
Parkersburg South High School, Parkersburg, WV
Flyer AT THIS LINK

January 12, 2019
5th ANNUAL BLUE DEVIL ALUMNI TOURNAMENT (St Marys)

January 26, 2019
Appalachian Fasteners Invitational
Shady Spring High School
Flyer AT THIS LINK

3rd Annual Cornelius Godfrey Memorial Invitational
Logan High Field House, Logan, WV
Flyer AT THIS LINK


Middle School

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

2018-19 Middle School Tournament Dates

December 8, 2018
Lee Parlier Memorial Duals
at Richwood High School, Richwood, WV
Flyer will be added soon

December 15, 2018
Fear The Pack Duals
Warm Springs Middle School
Berkeley Springs, WV
12 team MS dual tournament
Info AT THIS LINK

Team TN Top 100 Tournament (K-8th)
Pigeon Forge, TN
Contact Darrell Lauderdale: darrelllauderdale@sevier.org

December 16, 2018
Smoky Mountain Elementary / Middle School Duals Pigeon Forge, TN
Contact Darrell Lauderdale: darrelllauderdale@sevier.org

January 5, 2019
South Classic Middle School
Team Duals
Parkersburg South High School
Details AT THIS LINK

January 21, 2019
MLK Invitational
Parkersburg Christian School
Flyer 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

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

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    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
December 22 2017 - AT Virginia Tech
January 4, 2018 - Win at HOME vs OK
January 7, 2018 - Another win at HOME vs North Dakota State
January 19, 2018 - Loss at #5 Oklahoma State
January 21, 2018 - Tough Loss at Iowa State
February 2, 2018 - Big win vs Air Force Academy
February 2, 2018 - Win Ends Road Trip
February 11, 2018 - Loss to SD State
February 15, 2018 - Fall To Edinboro
February 18, 2018 - Downs Clarion in Regular-Season Finale
March 3-4, 2018 - Big 12 Championships


Next Event:
The 2018 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, slated for March 15-17, will take place at Quicken Loans Arena, in Cleveland, Ohio.



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.
1/03/2018 WEST LIBERTY MAT MINUTE.
2/02/2018 WEST LIBERTY MAT MINUTE.
2/19/2018 WEST LIBERTY MAT MINUTE.
3/31/2018 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
December 16-17, 2017 - Midwest Classic
January 6 - Big Win at East Stroudsburg
January 19 - Loss at #2 Notre Dame
January 24 - Loss to Mercyhurst
January 27 - Runners-up at WV Invitational
January 31 - Defeat Waynesburg
February 4 - Loss at Seton Hill
February 10 - Loss to Shippensburg
February 14 - Defeat OVU
February 17 - Toppers Finish at #18
February 24 - One Advances after Regional Action


Next event:
The top four finishers in each weight class earn national tournament berths. This year's NCAA Division II National Championships will be held March 9-10 at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.







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
January 5, 2018 - vs St Andrews Univertity
January 6, 2018 - AT Jim Crytzer Invitational
January 20, 2018 - Split Matches in Tri in Cleveland, GA
January 27 - West Virginia Collegiate Invitational
January 31 - Loss to Averett
February 3 - Home Tri with Alderson Broaddus and Reinhardt
February 10 - Win over Allen University
February 17 - Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) Championship



Next event:
WVU Tech travels to Des Moines, Iowa for the NAIA National Championship March 2-3.




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
Dec. 17, 2017 - AT Midwest Classic
January 6, 2018 - Two Place AT Waynesburg Invite
January 14, 2018 - Place One at Purple Raider Open
January 27 - West Virginia Collegiate Invitational
February 3 - Win Over Southern Virginia
February 8 - Drop Dual to Alderson Broaddus
February 14 - Loss To West Liberty
February 24 - Regional Tournament Action


Next event:
The NCAA Division II National Tournament will be held at Cedar Rapids, Iowa on March 9th and 10th.






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
December 16, 2017 - Split a Pair at Loch Haven
January 4, 2018 - Tough Losses AT National Duals
January 13 - Win Will Abele Invite
January 19 - Tough night at Mercyhurst...
January 20 - ...and at Univ Pitt Johnstown
January 27 - West Virginia Collegiate Invitational
February 3 - Baldwin Wallace University AT Berea, Ohio
February 10 - Tough Loss to Seton Hill
February 11 - Top Lake Erie College
February 23-24 - Five Qualify



Next event:
The five WJU wrestlers will travel to Cedar Rapids, Iowa for the NCAA Division II National Championships on Friday and Saturday, March 9-10.
 





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, 2017 Green Terror Duals AT Westminster, MD
Dec. 2, 2017 Petrofes Invitational AT Grantham, PA
Jan. 6, 2018 - AT Waynesburg Invitational
Jan. 12-13 - AT Virginia Duals
Jan. 21 - AT Apprentice Invite
Jan. 27 -
West Virginia Collegiate Invitational
February 3 - Split Matches at WV Tech
February 8 - Win over OVU
February 11 - Runners-Up at USCAA National Invitational
February 24 - Sita Qualifies


Next event:
In two weeks, Sita will compete in the NCAA Division II Championships on March 9th and 10th in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.


 
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