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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
Headline Events

High School

Middle School

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

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

    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

    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

  • Ashland High School Pool Tournament
    16 man pool tournament
    Winner of each pool will wrestle for placement. Top for in each class and top 3 teams will receive awards Entry fee $135 checks payable to Ashland wrestling
    Contact Coach Scarberry butchscarberry69@gmail.com

  • 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

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

  • Larry Ritchie Memorial
    at Tyler Consolidated High School, Sistersville, WV
    For details call 304-758-9000 and ask for Ryan Walton.

    December 22, 2018
  • Calhoun Invitational
    If you are interested in this event, please contact Jeremy Johnson jmjohnso@k12.wv.us (304) 543-0298 or Brian Ritchie brianritchie27@yahoo.com

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

    December 27, 2018
  • Lewis County Duals
    Lewis County High School, Weston WV
    email mltroger@msn.com
    Info to follow

    December 29, 2018
    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

  • Greenbrier West Duals

  • 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 4-5, 2019
  • Pat Vance Invitational
    Nitro High School, Nitro, WV
    16 wrestler bracket tournament
    Denise Richmond @ DeniseRichmond1@gmail
    Detail AT THIS LINK

  • National Guard Duals
    Summersville Armory

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

  • Cameron Dragons Invitational
    16 man double elimination brackets
    Rosters to / info via Robb Bauer at rvbauer.k12.wv.us
    Flyer AT THIS LINK

    January 11-12, 2019
  • Winner's Choice
    Fairmont Senior HS Fieldhouse

    January 12, 2019

  • 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)

    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

    November 30 - December 1, 2018
    LOCATION: George Washington High School, 1522 Tennis Club Rd, Charleston WV 25314
    20 Team Limit 7-8 Matches Each Team
    Contact Coach Neal 304-900-3918 aneal@mail.kana.k12.wv.us
    Detail AT THIS LINK

    December 7-8, 2018
  • Huntington Eagle Classic
    Date: December 7-8, 2017
    Location: Huntington High School, Huntington, WV

  • Falcon Invitational
    at John Adams Middle School, Charleston, WV
    10 Teams Varsity and JV
    Mike Anderson, Email: jamswrestling@yahoo.com
    Phone: 304-389-9372
    Flyer 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

  • 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

    Contact Person: Street Sarrett csarrett@k12.wv.us

    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)

    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

    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

  • 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.

  • Fayetteville Lions Club Duals
    Middle School Duals
    Contact Coach Vernon Farrell at vfarrell729@gmail.com

    January 11-12, 2019
  • Barboursville Pirate Wrestling Tournament
    Barboursville Middle School, Barboursville, WV
    Pool and Brackets
    Contact Tim Stewart (304) 360-3691 tstewart@k12.wv.us

  • McKinley Middle School Trojan Invitational
    McKinley Middle School, St Albans, WV
    Double elim bracket tourney
    Contact Joey Warner at

    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)

    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


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

    Why Wrestle Freestyle
    by Zeke Jones

    West Virginia AAU Wrestling
    Contact info: Jim Smith

  • West Virginia University Wrestling

    Tim Flynn, Head Coach

    WVU Wrestling at WVUSports.com
    WVU Website

    2018-19 Season

    Next Event: Oct 27 (Sat) Wrestle-Offs 2:00 PM AT Morgantown, W.Va.

    West Liberty University Wrestling

    Mitch Smith, Head Coach

    West Liberty Wrestling at hilltoppersports.com

    West Liberty University Website

    2018-19 Season
    October 18 - West Liberty University Mat Minute

    Next event: Nov. 7: HOME vs Pitt-Johnstown

    WVU Tech Wrestling

    Dustin Stough, Head Wrestling Coach
    Office: 304-442-3276
    Cell: 240-321-3679
    Athletic Office: 304.442.3121

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

    Follow WVUTech Wrestling on Facebook WVUTechWrestling

    Next event: Sat November 3, 2018 - 9 AM Patriot Open AT Williamsburg, KY

    Ohio Valley University Wrestling

    Pat Sole, Head Coach

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

    2018-19 Season

    Next event: Sat November 10, 2018: Mount Union Invitational AT Alliance, OH 10 AM

    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

    Next event: November 4 11 a.m. at Drexel Dragon Duals AT Philadelphia, PA

    Alderson Broaddus University Wrestling

    Sam Gardner, Head Coach

    AB Wrestling at gobattlers.com

    Follow us on Facebook at Alderson Broaddus Wrestling

    2018-19 Season

    Next event: November 1, 2018 2PM Southern Virginia University Hams & AT Slams AT Philippi, WV

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

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    Publication Notes

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    201 East High St.
    Kingwood, West Virginia 26537
    PHONE: (304) 329-3830
    e-mail to: tmiller@mountain.net
    Endorsed by The West Virginia High School Wrestling Coaches Association
    Special Award, 2000 WVSSAC State Tournament
    Recipient of the West Virginia Coaches Association Wrestling Sportswriter of the Year Award, 1997, 2004
    Wrestling USA Magazine State-of-the-Year Award Winner 1997, 2007
    Member, West Virginia Chapter, National Wrestling Hall of Fame

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