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  • Posted August 24, 2015
    1st Annual Ravenswood Wrestling "Octoberfest 5K"
    Saturday October 3, 2015

    Fundraiser for Ravenswood wrestling
    Contact Coach Eric Hupp ehupp@k12.wv.us
    Info AT THIS LINK

  • Posted August 24, 2015
    11th Annual Smoky Mountain Duals
    December 21 & 22, 2015
    Location : Rocky Top Sports World Gatlinburg, Tennessee
    Tournament: 12-14 mats, 24-28 Teams (first 28 to send in signed contracts).
    Contact: Tournament Director - Darrell Lauderdale 865-755-7872 or darrelllauderdale@sevier.org Or Greg Foreman 865-256-4734
    School fax 865-774-5798
    Further info AT THIS LINK

  • Posted August 17, 2015
    Memo from Coach Mitch Smith, Head Coach, West Liberty University Wrestling: Coach Vince Monseau Wrestling Room Dedication September 12, social gathering September 11.


  • Posted August 5, 2015
    Aberdeen Golden Eagle Duals
    December 4th & 5th

    at Aberdeen High School, 251 Paradise Road, Aberdeen, MD
    (In Harford County, Maryland, roughy 20 miles east of Baltimore).
    If any teams are interested, contact Coach Ja'Juan Burrell at jburrell@bcps.org or (443) 801-0159.
    Details AT THIS LINK

  • Posted June 19, 2015
    Ohio Valley Dual Pool Wrestling Tournament At Fairland High School
    Saturday December 5, 2015
    We are also looking for teams for a quad on Friday December 11th
    If interested let me know ASAP
    Contacts: Coach Wentz 304-544-5816
    School 740-886-3250
    E-Mail chuck.wentz@fairland.k12.oh.us
    Details AT THIS LINK

  • Posted May 29, 2015
    Wahama Middle School Pools - January 9, 2016
    Wahama High School, Mason WV
    10 TEAMS, 10 individual wrestlers in a pool format, with the winner of pool A and pool B meeting in the finals for 1st,2nd, 3rd and 4th place. Team points will only be awarded in the finals for 1st through 4th place.
    Details AT THIS LINK

    Wahama High School Pools - January 16, 2016
    Wahama High School, Mason WV
    10 TEAMS, 10 individual wrestlers in a pool format, with the winner of pool A and pool B meeting in the finals for 1st,2nd, 3rd and 4th place. Team points will only be awarded in the finals for 1st through 4th place.
    Details AT THIS LINK

    Contact Coach Ryan Russell ryanrussell6868@gmail.com

  • Posted May 28, 2015
    Parry McCluer High School in Buena Vista, Virginia is looking for teams for two tournaments:
    Shumaker Wrestling Classic on December 4-5, 2015, and
    Fighting Blues Craft Classic on December 29-30, 2015.
    If interested, Please Contact Ron Loy at:
    Ron Loy
    Parry McCluer High School
    Athletic Director
    (540) 261-2127
    ron.loy@bvcps.net

    Or Jeremiah Brockenbrough at jeremiah.brockenbrough@bvcps.net

  • Posted May 14, 2015
    Head Wrestling Coach Vacancy at Brooke High School
    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 April 28, 2015
    Smoky Mountain Duals and Youth Wrestling Tournaments
    December 19, 20, 21-22, 2015

    Rocky Top Sports World, Gatlinburg, TN
    High School / Middle School / Elementary School Divisions
    Information AT THIS LINK

  • Posted April 15, 2015
    Top Quality Watkins Trained Wrestling Camps
    Buck Watkins, Head Coach West HS in NC, Four-year letterman at Seton Hill University, will be hosting a camp in Virginia and is looking to do camps in West Virginia as well. If interested in hosting a camp, contact Coach Watkins at buck.watkins@stokes.k12.nc.us, (336) 831-5823.
    Flyer AT THIS LINK

  • Posted April 9, 2015
    University High School will be hosting the 1st annual Superior Photo and Frame Scholarship tournament. The tournament will be held December 4 and 5.
    This is going to be a great event! Scholarships will be issued to select athletes! We already have quality in-state and out-of-state teams committed. 2nd team wrestlers will be allowed to enter the tournament at no extra entry fee! There is going to be a website created for team registration and seeding as well as information for fans. Tournament will be done on trackwrestling with realtime results and posible live streaming. There will be some clinics and seminars planned for wrestlers, parents and coaches covering technique, leadership and NCAA info. There will be more info forthcoming.
    If interested please contact Coach Ken Maisel at ksmaisel@comcast.net or 304-692-6526.

  • Posted April 9, 2015
    46th annual Barnesville Wrestling Invitational
    December 11-12, 2015
    , Barnesville High School, Barnesville OH
    The tournament will be a two day 24-26 team event, featuring top wrestlers from OH., W.V., and P.A.
    Contact Clint Abbott- Tournament Director, Barnesville Schools (740) 425-3639 ext. 3128; Cell- (740) 359-7456; Email Clinton.abbott@bevsd.org
    Additional info AT THIS LINK

  • Posted April 8, 2015
    POTTER CLASSIC TRI-STATE TEAM DUAL TOURNAMENT
    DECEMBER, 12, 2015, EAST LIVERPOOL HIGH SCHOOL, EAST LIVERPOOL, OHIO
    Contact Coach Tim Sarge @ 330-843-3727 or email at sargepucci@comcast.net
    Details AT THIS LINK

  • Posted March 27, 2015
    HIT Classic, January 23, 2016 at Hamilton Township High School, Columbus Ohio, is a 4 pool Individual Tournament. We always have good competition, very well run done between 4 and 5. Top notch hospitality room.
    Contact Coach Joseph Kikume for more information jkikume@hamilton-local.k12.oh.us

  • Posted March 26, 2015
    John Marshall is looking for a team for its Invitational tournament on Dec. 12th. Teams include: John Marshall, Oak Glen, McGuffey, East Fairmont, Calhoun County, Buckhannon Upshur, and Ripley. This is a dual meet tournament and all teams will wrestle 5 times. Contact tzervos@k12.wv.us if interested.

  • Posted March 25, 2015
    Quest School of Wrestling
    Every Wednesday
    Beginning April 1 - May 6, 2015
    University High School, Morgantown WV
    School Director - Jim Akerly
    Email: wrestlequest@gmail.com, Telephone 412-352-3727
    Info flyer AT THIS LINK

    Cameron Dragons "Conquer the Lair" Middle School Tournament
    December 12, 2015,
    Cameron Middle School
    16 person modified bracket
    email Coach L.J. Winland LJWinland@gmail.com
    Details AT THIS LINK

    Cameron High School Alumni Invitational
    January 2, 2016
    , Cameron High School
    16 person bracket
    Details AT THIS LINK

  • Posted March 25, 2015
    SPENCER MIDDLE SCHOOL DUALS
    Saturday January 9, 2016,
    Spencer Middle School, Spencer, WV
    Team Duals - number of pools depends on team entries, would like 10 teams
    For more information or to register contact: John Gray - Athletic Director - Spencer Middle School - at jlgray@k12.wv.us or (304) 927-6415 / (304) 543-2372
    Details AT THIS LINK

  • Posted March 18, 2015
    Marysville High School near Columbus Ohio will host dual meet tournament on December 5th. Marysville has been consistently in the top 10 of Division 1 wrestling in Ohio for the past 10 years. Last year St. Paris Graham was a team in our tournament and we expect them to return this year, they have been ranked between #1 and #5 nationally all year.

    If you are interested email Head Coach Shawn Andrews at scandrew@mevsd.us

  • Posted March 16, 2015
    The Jason Eades Memorial Tournament will be December 11th & 12th, 2015 at Point Pleasant High School. If interested please contact John Bonecutter at (304) 593-1562 or bonecutter13@yahoo.com

  • Posted March 15, 2015
    West Virginia Army National Guard Duals
    January 8-9, 2016,
    Beckley Raleigh County Convention Center
    Lee Parlier (Richwood High School)
    Lparlier@suddenlink.net
    304-465-1940, 304-719-8738
    Details AT THIS LINK

  • Posted March 12, 2015
    Grapple at the Castle
    December 19, 2015
    , Cabell Midland High School
    Team duals, 2 pools of 5 teams
    Jarrod Sargent, jmsargent@chghospitals.com OR 304-412-9471
    Details AT THIS LINK

  • Posted March 12, 2015
    1st Annual Bulldog Bash
    January 30, 2016
    , Doddridge County High School
    5 team round robin duals
    Contact: Chris Coffman email:ccoffman@k12.wv.us Phone 304-904-2080
    Details AT THIS LINK

  • Posted March 10, 2015
    10th Mike Ellis Invitational
    December 5, 2015
    , Hurricane High School 16 team, pool duals
    Contact Person: Lee Cummings rlcummin@k12.wv.us 304-542-3662
    Details AT THIS LINK

  • Posted March 10, 2015
    Flying Eagle Duals
    January 30, 2016, Woodrow Wilson High School
    10 Teams split into 2 pools of 5. 4 mats will be used and all wrestlers will receive 5 matches
    Contact person: Chad Sarrett csarrett@k12.wv.us 304-673-0831
    Details AT THIS LINK

  • Posted March 10, 2015
    Woodrow Wilson Middle School Duals
    December 19, 2015, at Woodrow Wilson High School
    16 Teams split into 4 pools of 4. All wrestlers will get 5 matches. Contact person: Chad Sarrett csarrett@k12.wv.us 304-673-0831
    Details AT THIS LINK

  • Posted March 9, 2015
    St Marys Blue Devil Alumni Tournament
    January 9, 2016

    Bracketed, Double Elimination Tournament
    AT St Marys High School
    Info AT THIS LINK

  • Posted March 9, 2015
    Jackson County Invitational
    January 2, 2016

    Bracketed, Double Elimination Tournament
    AT Ravenswood High School
    Info AT THIS LINK

  • Posted March 9, 2015
    Bison Barn Brawl
    December 19, 2015

    AT Buffalo High School
    Info AT THIS LINK

  • Posted March 4, 2015
    Shaffer's Custom Screen Printing has championship shirts left over from the PHS youth tournament last week. If interested in purchase, contact Brandy Shaffer 304-290-1773.

  • Posted December 20, 2014
    Wrestling Coach Wanted - looking for a coach to lead a wrestling practice Saturday mornings in Fairmont, WV. Contact Brian for more details deusjitsu@rocketmail.com

  • Posted November 11, 2014
    BSN Sports -- we have a lot of table top scoreboards left in inventory. Im offering them at a great deal see the details.
    Was $499.99
    Now $399.99
    You get a free $100.00 carrying case
    You get $250.00 of free Nike apparel
    Jeffery Burns/ WV
    Sales Pro
    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
    Wrestling shoes, Wrestling Gear and More...


  • 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
    Painesville Twp, Ohio
    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
    I would like to offer our services to your readers and the wrestling community at large.
    We are one of the largest scale providers in the east and as such can provide scale services to wrestling teams around the state. We can repair, service and calibrate most scales.
    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
    Brechbuhler Scales, Inc.
    526 31st Street
    Parkersburg, WV 26101
    304-428-1792
    DBonnet@BScales.com


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