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2018 National Wrestling Hall of Fame -- West Virginia Chapter
Banquet and Induction Ceremonies -- Sunday October 28, 2018 -- Embassy Suites, Charleston West Virginia
Social Hour 1:00 PM, Dinner served 1:45 PM, award presentation to follow
2018 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 16th Annual "Hall of Fame Day" banquet Sunday, October 28th, 2018, 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 1:45 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...
John Geary
Jim Issac
Mike Litton
Ray Marling
Kim North
Ray Pernell
Gary Porter
Chuck Satterfield
John Staggers II
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 28th. 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
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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

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

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

    20th ANNUAL RICK LINK INVITATIONAL WRESTLING TOURNAMENT
    Location: Union Local High School, Belmont, OH 43718
    Pool style tourney by weight class
    Looking for four more teams to attend. Please respond soon.
    Questions and lineups: Coach Smo, Union Local High School, 66779 Belmont Morristown Rd., Belmont, OH 43718
    School Phone – (740)782-1181 School Fax – (740)782-1346
    E-mail- wsmolira@ulschools.com
    Cell – 740-827-4809
    Info AT THIS LINK

    December 7-8, 2018
  • Max Horz Invitational Border Wars
    Berkeley Springs High School, Berkeley Springs, WV
    Detail AT THIS LINK Updated 8/7/18

  • 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

  • Garry Bender Raider Cup
    @ Roane County High School.
    Contact: Wayne Jarvis 304-761-0161

    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

  • Jackson County Invitational
    December 15, 2018
    West Virginia National Guard Armory in Millwood, WV
    Bracket tournament, double elimination
    Contact Eric Hupp, Head Wrestling Coach at Ravenswood, ehupp@k12.wv.us
    Info AT THIS LINK

  • The Greenbrier Duals
    Greenbrier East High School, Lewisburg, WV
    Info 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

  • Magnolia High School
    is looking for teams interested in a Duals Tournament for Saturday, December 29th, 2018.
    Please contact Coach Eric McKeever at (304) 771-2936 or via e-mail, ericmckeever78@gmail.com, to reserve your spot.

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

    January 11-12, 2019
  • Winner's Choice
    Fairmont Senior HS Fieldhouse
    Info AT THIS LINK

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

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

    January 15, 2019
  • Big Brother Quad
    Winfield High School

    January 18 - 19, 2019
  • WSAZ Tournament, Huntington, WV
    2020 WSAZ Jan 24-25
    2021 WSAZ Jan 22-23


  • Mountaineer Match Up
    Liberty Harrison High School, Clarksburg, WV
    Info to follow

    January 26, 2019
  • Appalachian Fasteners Invitational
    Shady Spring High School
    Flyer AT THIS LINK (Updated 9/18/18)

  • 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

    February 2, 2019
  • Bill Hughes Invitational
    Winfield High School, Winfield, WV


    Middle School

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

    2018-19 Middle School Tournament Dates

    November 10, 2018
  • Scott County Middle School Duals
    Location: Scott County Middle School, 1036 Cardinal Drive Georgetown, KY 40324
    Tournament Director: Joe Steder- joe.steder@gmail.com
    Detail AT THIS LINK

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

  • The Cameron Dragons "Middle School Dragon's Invitational"
    December 8th 2018
    CHS Gymnasium, 2012 Blue & Gold Road, Cameron, WV 26033
    16 person modified bracket
    Robb Bauer, Email: rvbauer@k12.wv.us
    Info AT THIS LINK

  • 2018 Independence Middle School Duals
    Date: December 8, 2018
    Location: Independence Middle School, 800 Independence Rd, Sophia, WV
    16 team duals format
    Info at this link

    December 15, 2018
  • Fear The Pack Duals
    Warm Springs Middle School
    Berkeley Springs, WV
    16 team MS dual tournament
    Info AT THIS LINK Updated 8/8/18

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

  • WOODROW WILSON MIDDLE SCHOOL DUALS
    Contact Person: Street Sarrett csarrett@k12.wv.us
    Info AT THIS LINK

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

    December 22, 2018
  • 11th Annual Wayne Bennett Duals
    At Park Middle School Beckley, WV
    Flyer AT THIS LINK

  • "Holiday at the Hive"
    East Fairmont Middle School
    Bracket Tournament
    Contact jory.whorton@gmail.com for information.

  • Man Middle School Holiday Tournament
    Man Middle School, Mallory, WV (Logan Co)
    Info AT THIS LINK

    December 28-29, 2018
  • Mountain State Clash
    A 30 Team, West Virginia/Ohio Middle School Duals Tournament
    AT Blennerhassett Middle School 444 Jewell Road, Parkersburg, WV
    Info AT THIS LINK

    January 4-5, 2019
  • Hayes Hornet Invitational
    St. Albans High School
    Bracket tournament, double elimination
    Contact Ryan Edge 304-545-5959
    Event flyer to come

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

    January 5, 2019
  • 2nd Annual Barboursville Middle School "PIRATE" Duals
    CANCELLED
    Location: Barboursville Middle School, Barboursville, WV
    Contact: Tim Stewart 304-360-3691, tstewart@k12.wv.us
    Info AT THIS LINK

  • East Fairmont Middle School Quest in the Nest
    Middle School duals
    East Fairmont Middle School
    Contact Coach Jory Whorton at jory.whorton@gmail.com
    for info.

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

    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

    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
    March 15-17, 2018 - NCAA Championships



    Next Event:




    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
    March 9-10 - Branch Earns All-American Honors
    August 6 - West Liberty Wins Bid to Host NCAA Mat Regional

    Next event:




    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
    March 2-3 - NAIA Championships




    Next event:





    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
    March 10 - George Bows Out



    Next event:






    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
    March 9-10 - NCAA Tournament


    Next event:





    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
    March 9 - Sita AT NCAA Tourney



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    Rick Welker Wrestling Radio Show
    WKKX -- 1600 AM -- Wheeling WV
    Each Monday at 7:00pm
    Live stream at watchdognetwork.com

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