West Virginia Wrestling

The Snyder-Miller Media Award

As voted by the Member Coaches of the West Virginia Secondary Schools Athletic Commission


Feature on the award AT THIS LINK

1975 - Tom Waller, Fairmont Times-West Virginian

1976 - Dave Grande, Parkersburg News

1977 - Carroll Jett, Parkersburg Sentinel

1978 - Dave Poe, Parkersburg News

1979 - Tom Waller, Fairmont Times-WV & Steubenville Herald-Star *

1980 - Bill Van Horne, Wheeling News-Register

1981 - Bill Welker, Wheeling News-Register Columnist

1982 - Bill Van Horne, Wheeling News-Register

1983 - Ed Warren & Mike Riley, Wheeling WTOV TV-9

1984 - Dave Grande, Marietta Times

1985 - Bill Welker, Wheeling News-Register Columnist

1986 - Dave Hickman, Fairmont Times

1987 - Bill Van Horne, Wheeling News-Register **

1988 - Scott Morris, Fairmont Times

1989 - Bill Welker, Wheeling News-Register Columnist

1990 - Kim North, Weirton Daily Times

1991 - Christine Crapf, Martinsburg Journal

1992 - Jim Ross, Weirton Daily Times

1993 - Mike Ruben, Jackson Star News

1994 - Paul Faulks, Fairmont Times

1995 - Mike Ruben, Jackson Herald

1996 - Bill Welker, Wheeling News-Register Columnist

1997 - Dr. Timothy Miller, WV-Mat Internet Webpage

1998 - Bruce Short, Barbour Democrat

1999 - Jim Cochran, Wheeling Intelligencer

2000 - Bill Welker, Wheeling N-R & Parkersburg News Columnist ***

2001 - Wayne Bennett, Beckley Register-Herald Columnist ****

2002 - Sidney Boggs, The Spencer Times-Record

2003 - Mark Martin, WCHS-TV

2004 - Dr. Timothy Miller, WV-Mat Internet Webpage

2005 - Randall Jett, Beckley Register-Herald

2006 - Judy Light, Tyler Star News

2007 - Bill Welker, Wheeling News Register and others

2008 - Bruce Short, Barbour Democrat

2009 - Jenny Sullivan, WV-Mat

2010 - Snyder-Miller Media Award: Dr. Bill Welker, Columnist

2011 - Snyder-Miller Media Award: Newton Nichols, The Calhoun Chronicle

2012 - Snyder-Miller Media Award: Gary Fauber, Beckley Register Herald

2013 - Snyder-Miller Media Award: Dave Walsh, Huntington Herald Dispatch

2014 - Snyder-Miller Media Award: Rick Welker, Host of The Rick Welker Wrestling Radio Show (WKKX - 1660 AM)

2015 - Snyder-Miller Media Award: Jay Bennett, Parkersburg News / Sentinel

2016 - Snyder-Miller Media Award: Carl Holcomb, Moorefield Examiner


1979 -- TOM WALLER received the "National Wrestling Sportswriter of the Year - Honorable Mention Award" by Wrestling USA Magazine

1996 -- BILL VAN HORNE posthumously received the "Honorary Master of Writing Award" by Wrestling USA Magazine

1987 -- BILL WELKER received the "National Wrestling Sportswriter of the Year Award" by Wrestling USA Magazine

2001 -- WAYNE BENNETT received the "National Wrestling Sportswriter of the Year Award" by Wrestling USA Magazine

2013 - BILL WELKER and son RICK WELKER received the "National Wrestling Sportswriters of the Year Award" by Wrestling USA Magazine.


Thanks to Dr. Bill Welker
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