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High School

2019-20 Season begins: November 11, 2019
First matches may be held: December 4, 2019

Regional Tournaments: Weekend of February 15, 2020
State Tournament: February 27 - 29, 2020

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

2019 State Tournament Underclassmen: AAA || AA/A

2019-20 High School Tournament Dates


December 5, 2019
St. Marys High School is hosting Ravenswood High School on Thursday, December 5th at 6pm for a dual meet.
Both schools will be including our middle school programs as well. We would like to open the match up to 1-2 more teams (preferably that can bring middle schools as well). Please contact Head Coach Jay D. Smith at 304-966-6577 or jay.d.smith@k12.wv.us.

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.

    December 7, 2019
  • Raider Rumble
    Liberty Raleigh High School, Glen Daniel, WV
    Detail AT THIS LINK

  • Rick Link Invitational
    at Union Local High School, 66779 Belmont-Morristown Rd, Belmont, OH 43718
    Varsity pool tournament, We will place JV wrestlers if needed to fill pools.
    Info AT THIS LINK

    December 13-14, 2019
  • Jason Eades Memorial
    Point Pleasant High School, Point Pleasant, WV
    Contact Coach John Bonecutter JBonecutter@k12.wv.us

  • Barnesville Doan Ford Invitational
    Barnesville, Ohio

  • 35th Annual Max Horz Invitational “Border Wars”
    December 13-14, 2019
    Berkeley Springs High School, Berkeley Springs, WV
    Details AT THIS LINK

    December 14, 2019
  • Spring Valley Holiday Classic Duals
    Spring Valley High School, Huntington, WV
    Contact Chris Miles, cmilesmma@hotmail.com
    (Only accepting 10 teams this year)

  • 2019 Weir Powerhouse Classic Tournament
    Place: Weir High School, Weirton, WV
    Pool/Bracket Tournament
    Detail AT THIS LINK

    December 20 - 21, 2019
  • 2nd Annual Ernie Sparks Memorial
    Cabell Midland High School, Ona, WV
    Format 16-24 teams split into pools.
    Contact person: Louden Goodpaster 304-633-5619 Goodpaster3@live.marshall.edu OR Dylan Cottrell 304-532-7340 Cottrell33@live.marshall.edu
    Detail AT THIS LINK

    December 21, 2019
  • Superior Photo Scholarship Tournament
    Location - University High School - 131 Bakers Ridge Rd. Morgantown, WV 26508
    Bracketed tournament, double elimination
    Website - www.superiortournament.com
    Detail AT THIS LINK

  • Valley Clash Duals Tournament
    Magnolia High School, New Martinsville, WV
    Team Duals, 10-16 teams
    Detail AT THIS LINK

  • Mike Stump Duals
    Calhoun County High School, Mt Zion, WV

    December 28, 2019
  • Frankfort is holding an 8 team duals tournament on Dec 28, 2019. For information, contact Dave Peer 301-26-2063 or Jay Hesse jhesse@k12.wv.us

  • Bob Stover Duals
    Date: December 28, 2019
    Location: Clay County High School
    Dual Pools Format 10 teams, 2 pools
    Contact Coach McDonough if you are interested in attending.
    jdonut72@yahoo.com 304-400-5219

  • GRAFTON DUALS
    LOCATION: Grafton High School, 400 Yates Ave., Grafton, WV 26354
    Detail AT THIS LINK

    January 4, 2020
  • South Classic Dual Tournament
    Location: Parkersburg South High School, Parkersburg, WV
    Tournament Director: Andrew Parsons - andrew.parsons@k12.wv.us
    Detail AT THIS LINK

    January 11, 2020
  • SAINT MARYS HIGH SCHOOL 6th ANNUAL BLUE DEVIL ALUMNI TOURNAMENT
    Bracketed double elimination
    Detail AT THIS LINK

    January 17-18, 2020
  • Christiansburg's "Big Blue Invitational"
    Christiansburg High School, Christianburg, VA
    Flyer AT THIS LINK

    January 24 - 25, 2020
  • WSAZ High School Wrestling Invitational
    Detail AT THIS LINK

    2021 WSAZ Jan 22-23

    February 1, 2020
  • 2020 Appalachian Fasteners Invitational
    Location: Shady Spring High School
    Double Elimination Tournament
    Contact person: Anthony Shrewsberry 304-920-5453 or ashrewsberry@powellcc.com
    Detail AT THIS LINK

  • Bob Zide Wrestling Rumble
    at Williamstown High School

    February 8, 2020
  • Little Kanawha Conference Wrestling Tournament
    AT Williamstown High School


    Middle School

    Season begins: November 11, 2019
    First matches: December 4, 2019
    Season ends: February 22, 2020

    2019-20 Middle School Tournament Dates

    January 24-25, 2020
  • WSAZ Middle School Wrestling Invitational
    Huntington, WV – Big Sandy Superstore Arena
    Detail AT THIS LINK




    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
    02/24/19 - Loss in Finale
    03/9-10/19 - Big 12 Championships
    03/21-23/19 - NCAA Championships


    Next Event: Mar 21 - 23
    2019 Season Complete


    West Liberty University Wrestling

    Danny Irwin, Head Coach

    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
    February 23 - Host Regionals
    March 8, 2019 - NCAA DII Championships
    March 23, 2019 - Smith Steps Down
    April 8, 2019 - Irwin Named Coach

    Next event: 2018-19 Season Complete



    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
    Feb 16 - Finishes Third in Conference



    Next event: The team finished 4-9 in duals this season and will be graduating five seniors.










    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
    Feb 23, 2019 - Regional Tournament Super Region II
    March 8, 2019 - NCAA DII National Tournament


    Next event: 2018-19 Season Complete





    Wheeling Jesuit University Wrestling

    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
    February 23 - NCAA Division II Region III Tournament
    March 9 - NCAA Division II National Runner-Up


    Next event: 2018-19 Season complete. NCAA DII National Runner-Up




    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 - USCAA National Invittional
    Feb 22-24 - NCAA DII Super Region II
    March 9 - NCAA DII National Championships


    2018-19 Season Complete

     



    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




    Program announced




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