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High School

Sat Feb 13, 2016
Magnolia Tournament
Snap Fitness Bill Hughes Invit, Winfied HS
Patriot Invitational, Parkersburg South
    CANCELLED per email 2/9/16
Kanawha Co Championships AT Herbert Hoover
Grafton Duals
Poca Dot Duals

Middle School


High School

2015-16 Season begins: November 16, 2015
First matches may be held: December 2, 2015

Regionals: Weekend of February 20, 2016
Regional notes
AA/A Reg II: Seeding meeting Sunday, Feb 14: 2:00 PM at Frankfort High School.
Friday, Feb 19: 2:30 Weigh-in; 3:30 Coaches Meeting; 4:30 Wrestling Begins
Saturday, Feb 20: 8:00 Weigh-in; 9:30 Coaches Meeting (If needed); 10:00 Wrestling Begins
Coaches send in the entry form to SSAC, and fax a copy to Frankfort High School 304-726-8597. If you have any questions, contact AD Jay Hesse jhesse@k12.wv.us, Cell: 304-813-2713, School: 304-726-4767 or Kevin Shupe, or Jason Armentrout.

AA/A Region III: One day only at Independence High School. It will be Saturday February 20th. Weigh in time 8:00AM, and wrestling begins at 9:30AM. Participating Teams: Fayetteville, Midland Trail, River View, Mingo Central, Bluefield, Wyoming East, Richwood, Greenbrier West, Independence, Nicholas County, Liberty-Raleigh, Pikeview, and Webster County. Coaches make sure that you have sent the original copy of the regional entry form to the WVSSAC and also a copy to Jamie Bolen by email, fax, or mail. You can email updated rosters with records and grade level by Tuesday February 16th. We will have a brief seeding/scratch meeting the morning of the tournament. If you have any questions contact Cliff Warden (304) 890-4854 or Jamie Bolen cell (304) 228-3238 or email to jamestown_152@yahoo.com.

AA/A Reg IV: Seeding meeting: Sunday Feb 14th, 2:00 at Roane County High School
Expected to be one day February 20 - final determination after seeding meeting
Weigh ins - 8:30 am
Scratch meeting - 9:45
Wrestling begins - 10:30
Estimated finals will start approx 4:30/5:00
Coaches are reminded that they are required to send the Regional Roster/Entry form (FORM 17) to BOTH WVSSAC and Roane County. The original needs to be MAILED to the WVSSAC - a copy can be faxed or emailed to Roane County. Please Fax to Roane County High School - Attention Wayne Jarvis at (304) 927-6404 or email to Tim Brown at tmsbrown@k12.wv.us. Please make sure you include the year in school.


AAA Reg IV: Seed Meeting will be at Point Pleasant High School on Tuesday, February 16 at 7:00 PM in room 505. Questions please contact Kent Price at 304-675-1350.

State Tournament: February 25 - 27, 2016
    Memo from Coach Bill Archer, Tournament Direrctor

2015 State Tournament Underclassmen: AAA || AA/A

2015 - 16 High School Tournament Dates

Sat Feb 13, 2016
Magnolia Tournament
Snap Fitness Bill Hughes Invit, Winfied HS
Patriot Invitational, Parkersburg South
    CANCELLED per email 2/9/16
Kanawha Co Championships AT Herbert Hoover
Grafton Duals
Poca Dot Duals

Middle School

Season begins: November 9, 2015
First matches: December 2, 2015
Season ends: February 20, 2016

2015-16 Middle School Tournament Dates

Youth/Open Wrestling

West Virginia Youth Wrestling Association
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
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CompetitiveEdgeWrestling@gmail.com
304-881-1038





West Virginia University

Sammie Henson, Head Coach


WVU Wrestling at WVUSports.com

9/9/15 2015-16 Schedule Announced
10/21/15 Mountaineers Ranked
10/31/15 Moisey Prepped
11/8/15 3-0 at Home Opener
11/15/15 1-2 at Northeast Duals
11/18/15 Four Signees
11/21/15 Joe Parisi Open
12/5/12 Cliff Keen Invitational
12/12/15 Defeats Lock Haven
1/2/16 `Southern Scuffle
1/17/16 Loss to Oklahoma
1/23/16 Drop Two in Arizona
1/29/16 Loss at Virginia Tech
1/31/16 V NC State
2/7/16 Upsets Pitt


Next event: WVU hits the road for a pair of Big 12 matches next weekend. The Mountaineers head to Brookings, South Dakota, to face new league affiliate South Dakota State on Friday February 12 at 8 p.m. ET before traveling to Ames, Iowa, on Sunday February 14 to take on No. 16 Iowa State in a 3 p.m. ET dual.

West Liberty University

Mitch Smith, Head Coach
msmith1@westliberty.edu;

Official West Liberty Wrestling Website
West Liberty University Website



4/17/15 Smith Named Head Coach at West Liberty
8/17/15 Memo from Coach Smith
9/15/15 Monseau Honored
10/07/15 2015-16 Recruits
11/1/15 Opens at Terrapin Duals
11/12/15 Tops Waynesburg
11/13/15 Fall at Pitt-Johnstown
11/19/15 Loss to Wheeling Jesuit
11/23/15 Split at Mlllersville
12/5/15 Defeat Alderson Broaddus
12/12/15 Loss to Mercyhurst
12/20/15 Midwest Classic
1/9/16 Split Tri at East Stroudsburg
1/12/16 Defeat OVU
1/16/16 AT Seton Hill
1/29/16 Fall to Notre Dame
2/6/16 Home Loss to Shippensburg

Next event: West Liberty will close out its dual meet schedule at home on Friday February 12 when the Hilltoppers host Gannon in a 7 p.m. match.


WVU Tech

Dustin Stough, Head Wrestling Coach
Office: 304-442-3276
Cell: 240-321-3679
dpstough@mail.wvu.edu
Athletic Office: 304.442.3121
Visit the WVU Tech Website

Follow WVUTech Wrestling on Facebook WVUTechWrestling

8/28/15 Stough Named Coach
11/8/15 AT Georgia Collegiate Open
11/12/15 V OVU
11/21/15 AT Penn State DuBois
11/25/15 Split at Brewton Parker
12/5/15 AT Messiah Petrofes
12/12/15 AT Waynesburg Quad
1/8/16 Defeat St Andrews
1/9/16 AT John Crytzer Invite
1/16/16 Builder Invitational
1/31/16 Wilkes-Barre trip
2/3/16 Split tri in VA
2/5/19 Tops OVU


Next event: The Golden Bears will play host again when Alderson Broaddus University travels to the Baisi Athletic Center, Tuesday February 9 for a 6 p.m. start. Lacey will be celebrated by his team, fans and friends for Senior Night and Tech's last dual of the season.


Archive material


Ohio Valley University Wrestling
Pat Sole, Head Coach
1 Campus View Drive, Vienna, WV 26105-8000
Visit the Ohio Valley University Website


11/3/15 Shuts out Southern Virginia
11/7/15 Place Eleven at Casperson Classic
11/12/15 V WVU Tech
11/14/15 AT Mount Union Tourney
12/6/15 Falls to Wheeling Jesuit
12/12/15 Split Tri at Muhlenberg
12/20/15 Midwest Classic
1/12/16 Fall to West Liberty
1/16/16 Mount Union Invite
1/30/16 Trip to Millersville PA
2/5/15 Loss to WVUT


Next event: Ohio Valley will participate in the Alderson Broaddus University Invitational on February 13th at 2PM.

Archive material



Wheeling Jesuit University
Sean Doyle, Head Coach
sdoyle@wju.edu

Cardinals Wrestling

Wheeling Jesuit Wrestling Apparel

316 Washington Avenue
Wheeling, West Virginia 26003

9/11/15 Notes from Coach Doyle
10/26/15 Notes from Coach Doyle
11/7/15 4-0 at JCU Duals
11/9/15 Notes from Coach Doyle
11/14/15 Dominate at W&J
11/17/15 Notes from Coach Doyle
11/19/15 Over West Liberty
11/21/15 Findlay Open
11/25/15 Notes from Coach Doyle
12/2/15 Notes from Coach Doyle
12/4/14 Defeat Alderson Broaddus
12/6/15 Shutout at OVU
12/8/15 Notes from Coach Doyle
12/20/15 Midwest Classic
1/8/16 AT National Duals
1/12/16 Notes from Coach Doyle
1/15/16 Loss at Mercyhurst
1/29/16 Loss at Pitt Johnstown
1/31/16 Win Over ESU
2/5/16 Notes from Coach Doyle
2/5/16 Loss to ND
2/9/16 Notes from Coach Doyle


Next event: WJU has a week off until it travels for a Friday night, Feb. 12, dual match at Millersville. First match begins at 7 p.m.


Archive Material


Alderson Broaddus University
Battlers Wrestling
Sam Gardner, Head Coach
gardnerst@ab.edu

101 College Hill Drive
Philippi, West Virginia 26416

Follow us on Facebook at Alderson Broaddus Wrestling

10/21/15 2015-16 Season Preview
11/1/15 4-0 at Mont Alto PA
11/6/15 Tops SVU
11/7/15 Two Champs at Casperson Classic
11/21/15 Sweep at Green Terror Duals
12/4/15 Hosts Wheeling Jesuit
12/5/15 Hosts West Liberty
1/16/16 Builder Invitational
1/30/16 Split at Millersville
2/6/16 Edinboro Open


Next event: AB returns to the mat Tuesday February 9 for a dual match with West Virginia Tech before hosting Ohio Valley Saturday for its final dual of the season

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

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  • Posted February 10, 2016

    TEAM HOLDYN NIGHT! - Friday February 12th at 7pm at West Liberty University

    Holdyn Keefer is a four year old from Point Pleasant, WV who loves the sport of wrestling and last month was diagnosed with leukemia.

    All proceeds from this night will go to Holdyn's family to help him continue the fight!

    #TopperPride
    #Holdynstrong


  • Posted February 9, 2016
    Conestoga Valley H.S. - Lancaster, PA - District III: Has openings for schools interested in competing in the 16th Annual Conestoga Valley Holiday Wrestling Classic to be held December 29th & 30th of 2016. This is a competitive 25 team tournament that includes a separate JV tournament for your entire squad. Preferential consideration will be given to teams fielding full line-ups. You can check out the 2015 results on our web page at www.conestogavalleywrestling.com. Interested schools should contact Head Coach Trent Turner by email at: trent_turner@conestogavalley.org or by phone (717) 397-5231, ext. 1069.

  • Posted February 2, 2016
    Williamstown High School is wrestling Ritchie County on Wednesday Feb 10th, We are looking for 1 or 2 teams to turn this into a tri or quad. If interested Contact Coach Scott at rscott@k12.wv.us

  • Posted January 28, 2016
    Poca still needs wrestlers for our tournament on Feb. 13. If you have lost dates due to the weather contact Rex Nelson at 304 419-5958 with a call or text. 125.00 for a team, or 20.00 per wrestler up to 6 on a team. Teams with low numbers or JV wrestlers welcome.

  • Posted January 18, 2016
    The 2016 Cardinal Culture Wrestling Camp Dates Announced:
    The dates for Wheeling Jesuit's summer's camp have been finalized for Sunday, June 26th- Thursday, June 30th. Wheeling Jesuit brought Kyle Dake and Harry Lester in 2014, Ed Ruth and Bo Jordan in 2015 and plan to announce the 2016 clinicians in the coming weeks! Don't miss a great opportunity to see the world's best right here in our backyard on the campus of Wheeling Jesuit.

  • Posted January 10, 2016
    Poca High needs to fill out the Poca Dot Duals Tournament to be held Saturday Feb. 13th. If interested Contact Rex Nelson by phone or text at 304 419-5958.

  • Posted December 4, 2015
    Independence High School is looking for matches for our JV Team (Quad or Tri) on any weeknight in the month of January. We should have close to a full lineup, and are willing to compete against varsity or JV Teams. If anyone has any openings please contact Jamie Bolen at (304) 228-3238 or email jamestown_152@yahoo.com.

  • Posted December 2, 2015
    2016 Golden Cross Wrestling Academy JR HIGH DUALS (7-8th Grade)
    Saturday February 20, 2016
    Where: Cincinnati La Salle High School, 3091 North Bend Rd. Cincinnati OH
    Accepting ANY Jr. High Teams, Combined Club Teams, Elite Travel Teams of 7th & 8th Graders.
    Contacts: Avery Zerkle averyzerkle@hotmail.com 937 631-2099
    DETAILS AT THIS LINK

  • Posted November 20, 2015
    South Harrison High School wrestling still looking for some varsity matches. If you have any openings please call or text coach Markley at 304-672-9850 or email at markley23202@gmail.com.

  • Posted November 18, 2015
    Webster County High School 7 & 8 grade wrestlng team is looking for some matches. We are already booked on Dec 12th, Jan 12th and Jan 27th. Any help would be apreciated. We are having a quad at our place on Jan 12th and are looking for two other middle school teams. Clay Middle is scheduled right now. We also have a quad the night of the Jan 12th. Just get in touch with Coach Boyce or Coach Miller.
    WCHS Wrestling
    Coach Marty Miller
    Assistant Coach Allen Boyce
    1 Highlander Drive
    Upperglade, WV 26266
    (304) 226-5772 School
    Coach Boyce's Cell (304)613-7064

  • Posted November 2, 2015
    Morgantown High is looking for matches for their JV team. If you have a tri or quad an need a team to fill in we are looking for matches for our JV squad. Contact me at tpowers@k12.wv.us or call at 304-692-0599.

  • Posted September 29, 2015
    Stonewall Jackson Middle School in Charleston is looking for a Head Coach. Anyone interested can contact Bryan Faber by leaving message at 304-348-6123. They will also be posting job on KCS website.

  • Posted September 21, 2015
    Patriot Invitational -- February 13, 2016
    Site: Parkersburg South High School 1522 Blizzard Dr. Parkersburg WV
    Tournament Style: Double Elimination, this primarily is a JV tourney.
    Details AT THIS LINK

  • Posted April 30, 2015
    Magnolia High School's Tournament on Feb. 13, 2016, is still open if any teams are interested.
    Contact Vince Monseau home phone: 304-398-4179; cell phone: 304-281-7294.
    We are also looking for a fourth team for a Quad on Sat., Jan. 9, 2016, to start at noon. The other teams are Magnolia School, Linsly School, & Weir High. Again any interested teams should contact Coach Monseau.

  • Posted November 11, 2014
    BSN Sports -- we have a lot of table top scoreboards left in inventory. I’m offering them at a great deal see the details.
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    You get a free $100.00 carrying case
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    Jeffery Burns/ WV
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    Cell: 304-679-2778
    Fax: 304-275-7325
    jburns@bsnsports.com


  • Posted September 22, 2014
    Books by Keith Manos, Member, Ohio Wrestling Coaches Hall of Fame
    101 Strategies for Coaching Winning Wrestling and 101 Wrestling Drills and Games
    Flyer and directions on how to order AT THIS LINK

  • Posted July 7, 2013
    Trophies Unlimited
    Now accepting orders. I can make custom 1 foot trophies with the wrestling figurine on top for only $6.00 per trophy. No order to is too big or too small. We are dedicated to quality.
    Kim Dawson
    Trophies Unlimited, Poca WV
    (304) 776-0169 - Phone
    (304) 776-0240 - Fax

  • Posted April 23, 2013
    Wheeling Jesuit Wrestling Apparel

  • Posted March 9, 2012
    Healthy Kids, Inc. Healthy nutrition for kids...

  • Posted June 30, 2011
    WrestlingGear.com Gear and more...


  • Posted January 26, 2011
    My Wrestling Room
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  • Posted November 6, 2008
    Mat Monster is the leading provider of affordable wrestling supplies. We carry premium apparel and equipment from manufacturers such as ASICS, adidas, Cliff Keen and more at competitive prices.

  • Posted September 20, 2008
    WePlay Sports
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    Complete line of sports equipment, including wrestling gear.

  • Posted December 20, 2007

    Attention Coaches: Dr Bill Welker is compiling a list of All Time Dual Meet Wins among current and past West Virginia High School Wrestling Coaches. Submit information to Dr. Welker at mattalkwv@hotmail.com or postal mail to 110 North Huron Street, Wheeling, West Virginia 26003


  • Posted November 26, 2007
    Wrestling Pins -- Order online at showyourpins.com

  • Posted October 2, 2006
    Attention Prospective Wrestling Officials

    For individuals interested in becoming an official you can contact one of the following individuals in your area.

    Kanawha Southern George Keeney at 304-755-1001
    Parkersburg Bob Coulter 304-373-0632
    Fairmont/Morgantown Mike Stalnaker 304-367-1224
    Eastern Panhandle Cliff Carrier 304-729-9230
    Northern Panhandle Jack Regis 740-633-0336

  • Posted March 10, 2005
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    In accordance with the WV Department of Labor, Weights and Measures Division, Brechbuhler Scales, Inc. and its scale technicians are registered, tested and certified to install, service, repair or recondition commercial weighing and measuring devices in the state of West Virginia and Ohio.

    If I can be of any help to you regarding wrestling scales, let me know.

    Dick Bonnet
    Account Manager
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    526 31st Street
    Parkersburg, WV 26101
    304-428-1792
    DBonnet@BScales.com


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