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NEW BOYS' WEIGHT CLASSES EFFECTIVE 2022-2023 SEASON:
Boys HS: 106 - 113 - 120 - 126 - 132 - 138 - 144 - 150 - 157 - 165 - 175 - 190 - 215 - 285
Boys MS: 70 - 78 - 86 - 94 - 102 - 110 - 116 - 123 - 128 - 135 - 145 - 155 - 171 - 190 - 215 - 285
Girls HS: 100 - 107 - 114 - 120 - 126 - 132 - 138 - 145 - 152 - 165 - 185 - 235 (HFHS adopted weight classes)
Girls MS: (Madison Weight System)

email to: wvmat@outlook.com
Complete contact information available AT THIS LINK.
High School

2022-23 Season begins: November 14, 2022
First matches may be held: November 30, 2022

AA/A WV Dual Team State Championships: Friday, February 3, 2023
AAA WV Dual Team State Championships: Saturday, February 4, 2023
Girls State Tournament: February 11, 2023
Regional Tournaments: Weekend of February 17-18, 2023
State Tournament: March 2-4, 2023

Future State Tournament dates:
2023 - March 2 - 4
2024 - February 29 - March 2
2025 - March 6 - 8
2026 - March 5 - 7
2027 - March 4 - 6

2022 State Tournament Underclassmen:
AAA
AA
A


2022-23 High School Tournament Dates

All Girls Scuffle (Beckley-Stratton Middle School): December 3, 2022
AB Contracting Bill Hughes Wrestling Invitational: December 3, 2022
Bruce Niday Classic: December 3, 2022
Raider Rumble: December 3, 2022
40th Annual Keyser Kiwanis Wrestling Tournament: December 10, 2022
Barnesville Invitational (Barnesville, OH): December 16-17, 2022
Webster County Hardwood Duals: December 16-17, 2022
Dix Manning Duals (Shady Spring): December 17, 2022
2022 Jason Eades Memorial Duals: December 17, 2022
Nurse Pro Plus Tournament: December 17, 2022
Sanction WV Girls Invitational (Musselman): December 17, 2022
Fallen Heroes Wrestling Tournament (Beckley Raleigh County Convention Center): December 22-23, 2022
38th Annual Max Horz Border Wars: December 22-23, 2022
Glenville State Wrestling Championship (HS Boys, MS Boys, HS Girls, MS Girls): December 27-28, 2022
17th Annual Grafton Duals: December 28, 2022
Caleb Marcum Memorial Tournament (Buffalo): December 29-30, 2022
Wheeling Park Duals: December 29-30, 2022
Bob Stover Duals: December 30, 2022
Pat Vance Invitational: January 6-7, 2023
WV Army National Guard Duals: January 6-7, 2023
Bo Wood Wrestling Tournament (Indiana, PA): January 7, 2023
Braxton County Invitational: January 13-14, 2023
Winner's Choice Wrestling Tournament: January 13-14, 2023
Lady Raider Rumble: January 14, 2023
St. Marys Blue Devil Alumni Invitational: January 14, 2023
Ron Mauck OVAC Wrestling Championships: January 19-21, 2023
Black Eagle Duals (South Charleston): January 21, 2023
Jackson County Invitational (JCI): January 21, 2023
Williamstown Bob Zide Yellowjacket Wrestling Rumble: January 21, 2023
WSAZ Invitational: January 27-28, 2023
Elkins Invitational: January 28, 2023
Mike Stump Invitational: January 28, 2023
WV "Single A" Challenge, Ritchie County High School: February 3-4, 2023
Dragons Last Chance Tournament, Fairland High School OH: February 4, 2023
Larry Snuffer Slam (Shady Spring): February 4, 2023


Middle School

2022-23 Middle School Tournament Dates

Charleston Invitational Middle School Duals (George Washington High School): December 2-3, 2022
American Thoroughbred Tournament (South Middle School, Morgantown): December 3, 2022
Cameron Dragons Conquer the Lair Middle School Challenge: December 3, 2022
Eagles Annual Middle School Duals (Johnson Central High School, Paintsville, KY): December 3, 2022
Eagle Classic (Huntington Middle School): December 9-10, 2022
Fear the Pack Duals (Warm Springs Middle School): December 10, 2022
Middle School Dragon Duals, Fairland High School OH: December 17, 2022
Fallen Heroes Wrestling Tournament (Beckley Raleigh County Convention Center): December 22-23, 2022
Glenville State Wrestling Championship (HS Boys, MS Boys, HS Girls, MS Girls): December 27-28, 2022
Mountain State Clash (Blennerhassett Middle): December 29-30, 2022
2022/2023 Iron Duals (Central Preston Middle School): December 30, 2022
Barboursville Brawl: January 7, 2023
Braxton Bash: January 7, 2023
Fairmont Field House Classic: January 7, 2023
Fayetteville Middle School Lions Club Duals: January 14, 2023
Johnson County Middle School Dual Tournament (Paintsville, KY): January 14, 2023
Lady Raider Rumble: January 14, 2023
WSAZ Invitational: January 27-28, 2023



Youth

2022-23 Youth Regional and State Tournament Dates

46th Annual Jr. State Wrestling Championships: March 11-12, 2023


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Officials / Comments on the Rules
WVSSAC
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Trackwrestling.com
The New WVSSAC Weight Management Program
New WVSSAC Weight Management Program - FAQ
Legal Hair Covers for Wrestlers
Recent Major Rule Changes
The Tiebreaker System for Dual Meet Competition
WVSSAC High School Classifications
Central West Virginia Wrestling Officials
Overview of Wrestling Rules
How Wrestling Tournament Brackets Work
Rule Interpretations for the Safety of Wrestlers
WVSSAC Forms, including Physical Exam and other forms
Important note regarding Weigh-Ins
Rules clarification regarding mouth appliances in wrestlers
CONCUSSION CONCERNS AND MANAGEMENT IN ATHLETICS
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Changes for State Wrestling Tournament for 2016
Wrestling from the Rear Standing Position
State Tournament Weigh-in Procedure
ALPHA DATE RULING ON OFFICIAL WVSSAC SITE


Youth/Open Wrestling




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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

2022 WV USA Wrestling Freestyle State Tournament: May 14, 2022

Registration Link: https://www.trackwrestling.com/registration/TW_Register.jsp?tournamentGroupId=206505132

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


2022-23 Season
Nov 5 (Sat) at Southeast Open, Salem, VA, All Day
Nov 13 (Sat) at Jonathan Kaloust Bearcat Open, Vestal, NY, All Day
Nov 20 (Sun) Glenville State, Edinboro, University of Northern Colorado, HOME *, 5:00 p.m.
Dec 2 (Fri) at University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, 6:30 p.m.
Dec 19 (Mon) Fairmont State, HOME *, 7:00 p.m.
Dec 29 (Thu) at Midlands Championships Day 1, Evanston, IL, All Day
Dec 30 (Fri) at Midlands Championships Day 2, Evanston, IL, All Day
Jan 6 (Fri) Ohio University, HOME *, TBD
Jan 8 (Sun) at University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, TBD
Jan 13 (Fri) at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN, 7:00 p.m.
Jan 20 (Fri) at University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, 8:00 p.m.
Jan 22 (Sun) at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, 3:00 p.m.
Feb 3 (Fri) Iowa State University, HOME *, TBD
Feb 5 (Sun) University of Northern Iowa, HOME *, 2:00 p.m.
Feb 10 (Fri) Air Force, HOME *, TBD
Feb 17 (Fri) Clarion University, HOME *, TBD
Feb 19 (Sun) at Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, PA, 12:00 p.m.
Mar 4 (Sat) Big 12 Championship, Tulsa, OK, All Day
Mar 5 (Sun) Big 12 Championship, Tulsa, OK, All Day
Mar 16 (Thu) NCAA Championships, Tulsa, OK (BOK Center), All Day
Mar 17 (Fri) NCAA Championships, Tulsa, OK (BOK Center), All Day
Mar 18 (Sat) NCAA Championships, Tulsa, OK (BOK Center), All Day

West Liberty University Wrestling

Danny Irwin, Head Coach
daniel.irwin@westliberty.edu
304-336-8230


West Liberty Wrestling at hilltoppersports.com
West Liberty University Website

2022-23 Season
Nov. 3 (Thu): at University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Johnstown, PA, 5:00 p.m.
Nov. 5 (Sat): at Mount Union Invitational, Alliance, OH, 9:00 a.m.
Nov. 10 (Thu): Lake Erie College, HOME *, 6:00 p.m.
Nov. 12 (Sat): at Adrian Duals, Adrian, MI, 9:00 a.m.
Nov. 19 (Sat): at Findlay Open, Findlay, OH, 9:00 a.m.
Dec. 3 (Sat): at Carolina Clash, Greenwood, SC, 9:00 a.m.
Dec. 3 (Sat): at Little State Invite, North Manchester, IN, 9:00 a.m.
Dec. 11 (Sun): University of Findlay, HOME *, 2:00 p.m.
Dec. 16 (Fri): Hilltopper Open, HOME *, 10:00 a.m.
Jan. 6 (Thu): at National Duals, Louisville, KY, TBD
Jan. 12 (Thu): at Ashland University, Ashland, OH, 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 14 (Sat): at Spartan Mat Classic, New Manchester, IN, 9:00 a.m.
Jan. 19 (Thu): Glenville State College, HOME *, 5:00 p.m.
Jan. 19 (Thu): Notre Dame College (Ohio), HOME *, 5:00 p.m.
Jan. 21 (Sat): at Wabash Invitational, Crawfordsville, IN, 9:00 a.m.
Jan. 28 (Sat): Mountain East Conference Tournament, HOME *, 9:00 a.m.
Feb. 4 (Sat): at John Summa Invitational, Berea, OH, 9:00 a.m.
Feb. 10 (Fri): at Davis & Elkins College, TBD
Feb. 12 (Sun): Coach Monseau Invite, HOME *, 9:00 a.m.
Feb. 25 (Sat): NCAA D-II Super Region 3 Championships, Tiffin, OH, 9:00 a.m.
Mar. 11 (Sat): NCAA D-II National Championships, Cedar Rapids, IA, TBD

* Home matches held at the Academic Sports & Recreation Complex (ASRC)





Alderson Broaddus University Wrestling

Sam Gardner, Head Coach
gardnerst@ab.edu

AB Wrestling at gobattlers.com

Follow us on Facebook at Alderson Broaddus Wrestling

2022-23 Season
Nov. 1 (Tue): at Fairmont State, 1:00 p.m.
Nov. 6 (Sun): at East Stroudsburg, 10:00 a.m.
Nov. 12 (Sat): at Washington & Jefferson Invitational, Washington, PA, 9:45 a.m.
Nov. 19 (Sat): at Shorty Hitchcock Memorial, Millersburg, PA, 9:45 a.m.
Dec. 4 (Sun): at Storm Open, Painesville, OH, 10:00 a.m.
Dec. 22 (Thu): at Wilkes Open, Wilkes Barre, PA, 9:30 a.m.
Jan. 7 (Sat): at Waynesburg Invitational, 10:00 a.m.
Jan. 22 (Sun): at Newport News Invitational, Virginia Beach, VA, TBD
Jan. 28 (Sat): at Mountain East Conference Tournament, West Liberty, 9:00 a.m.
Feb. 11 (Sat): at John Carroll Open, University Heights, OH, 10:00 a.m.
Feb. 25 (Sat): NCAA D-II Super Region 1 Championships, East Stroudsburg, PA, TBD






Bluefield State College Wrestling

Blaze Shade, Head Coach
rshade@bluefieldstate.edu
Office: 304-327-4249
Cell: 856-516-3923

Bluefield State Wrestling at gobstate.com

2022-23 Season
Nov. 5 (Sat): at Hokie Open, Blacksburg, VA, 9:00 a.m.
Nov. 13 (Sun): at Averett Cougar Open, Danville, VA, 9:00 a.m.
Nov. 20 (Sun): at Star City Classic presented by USMC, Salem, VA, 9:00 a.m.
Dec. 8 (Thu): Greensboro College, HOME *, 6:00 p.m.
Dec. 8 (Thu): Southwest Virginia Community College, HOME *, 6:00 p.m.
Dec. 12 (Thu): at Davis & Elkins with UNC Pembroke, TBD
Dec. 17 (Sat): at Midwest Classic Invitational, TBD
Jan. 14 (Sat): at Regional Duals, Tiffin, OH, TBD
Jan. 16 (Mon): Allen University (SC), HOME *, TBD
Jan. 29 (Sun): at WVU-Tech, TBD
Feb. 3 (Fri): Fairmont State, HOME *, 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 10 (Fri): at King Tri Meet, Bristol, TN, TBD
Feb. 11 (Sat): Wheeling University, HOME *, 6:00 p.m.
Feb. 19 (Sun): at Glenville State, TBD
Feb. 25 (Sat): NCAA D-II Super Region 3 Championships, Tiffin, OH, TBD
Mar. 10 (Fri): NCAA D-II National Championships, Cedar Rapids, IA, TBD

* Home matches held at the Ned E. Shott Gym



Davis and Elkins College Wrestling

Andrew Colborn, Head Coach
colborna@dewv.edu

D&E Wrestling at senatornation.com


2022-23 Season
Nov. 5 (Sat): at Glenville State, TBA
Nov. 9 (Wed): at Fairmont State, 6:00 p.m.
Nov. 13 (Sun): at Case Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH, TBA
Nov. 19 (Sat): at Seton Hall, Greensburg, PA, TBA
Dec. 3 (Sat): at Elizabethtown, Elizabethtown, PA, TBA
Dec. 12 (Mon): UNC Pembroke, HOME *, 3:00 p.m.
Dec. 12 (Mon): Bluefield State, HOME *, 3:00 p.m.
Dec. 16 (Fri): at West Liberty, 10:00 a.m.
Jan. 8 (Sun): Notre Dame (OH), HOME *, 1:00 p.m.
Jan. 13 (Fri): at Hampton, Hampton, VA, TBA
Jan. 19 (Thu): at Wheeling, TBA
Jan. 28 (Sat): at Mountain East Conference Tournament, 9:00 a.m.
Feb. 10 (Fri): West Liberty, HOME *, 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 25 (Sat): NCAA D-II Super Region 3 Championships, Tiffin, OH, 9:00 a.m.
Mar. 11 (Sat): NCAA D-II National Championships, Cedar Rapids, IA, TBD

* Home matches held at the McDonnell Center




Fairmont State University Wrestling

Gennaro Bonaventura, Head Coach
gbonaventura@fairmontstate.edu
631-220-7821

FSU Wrestling at fightingfalcons.com

Fairmont State Falcon Wrestling Facebook Page

2022-23 Season
Oct. 29 (Sat): Maroon vs. White Wrestle Off, HOME *, 4:00 p.m.
Nov. 1 (Tue): at Alderson-Broaddus, 1:00 p.m.
Nov. 5 (Sat): at Glenville State College Duals, 9:00 a.m.
Nov. 9 (Wed): Davis & Elkins, HOME *, 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 12 (Sat): at W&J Invitational, Washington, PA, 10:00 a.m.
Nov. 19 (Sat): at Waynesburg Duals, Waynesburg, PA, 10:00 a.m.
Dec. 3 (Sat): at UPJ Duals, Johnstown, PA, `0:00 a.m.
Dec. 10 (Sat): at VMI Tri-Meet, Lexington, VA, 10:00 a.m.
Dec. 11 (Sun): at Averett Duals, Danville, VA, 9:00 a.m.
Dec. 16 (Fri): at Hilltopper Open, West Liberty, 9:00 a.m.
Dec. 19 (Mon): at WVU, 7:00 p.m.
Jan. 7 (Sat): at Waynesburg Invitational, Waynesburg, PA, 9:00 a.m.
Jan. 11 (Wed): Glenville State College, HOME *, 5:00 p.m.
Jan. 14 (Sat): at Pitt Bradford Duals, Bradford, PA, 1:00 p.m.
Jan. 21 (Sat): at W&J Duals, Washington, PA, 10:00 a.m.
Jan. 28 (Sat): at Mountain East Conference Tournament, West Liberty, TBD
Feb. 3 (Fri): at Bluefield State, 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 25 (Sat): NCAA D-II Super Region 1 Championships, East Stroudsburg, PA, TBD
Mar. 10 (Fri): NCAA D-II National Championships, Cedar Rapids, IA, TBD

* Home matches held at the Feaster Center (Joe Retton Arena, Dan Cava Court)




Glenville State College Wrestling

Dylan Cottrell, Head Coach
Dylan.Cottrell@glenville.edu

Glenville State Wrestling at gscpioneers.com/sports/wrestling


2022-23 Season
Nov. 5 (Sat): Fairmont State, HOME *, 9:00 a.m.
Nov. 5 (Sat): Seton Hill (PA), HOME *, 10:30 a.m.
Nov. 5 (Sat): Notre Dame (OH), HOME *, 1:30 p.m.
Nov. 10 (Thu): University of Findlay, HOME *, 12:00 p.m.
Nov. 10 (Thu): University of Indianapolis, HOME *, 1:30 p.m.
Nov. 10 (Thu): Mercyhurst, HOME *, 3:00 p.m.
Nov. 13 (Sun): at Case Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH, 11:00 a.m.
Nov. 20 (Sun): at WVU, 11:00 a.m.
Dec. 3 (Sat): at Lander University, Greenwood, SC, TBD
Dec. 16 (Fri): at University of Indianapolis, TBD
Jan. 7 (Sat): at Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster PA, TBD
Jan. 11 (Wed): at Fairmont State, TBD
Jan. 14 (Sat): at TBD, TBD
Jan. 19 (Thu): at West Liberty, TBD
Jan. 21 (Sat): at University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown, TBD
Jan. 28 (Sat): at Mountain East Conference Tournament, West Liberty, TBD
Feb. 4 (Sat): at University of Indianapolis, TBD
Feb. 11 (Sat): at Lake Erie College, Painesville, OH, TBD
Feb. 19 (Sun): Bluefield State, HOME *, 11:00 a.m.
Feb. 25 (Sat): NCAA D-II Super Region 3 Championships, Tiffin, OH, TBD
Mar. 10 (Fri): NCAA D-II National Championships, Cedar Rapids, IA, TBD

* Home matches held at the Waco Center





Wheeling University Wrestling

Daniel Ownbey, Head Coach

Wheeling University Wrestling at wucardinals.com/sports/wrestling
Wheeling University Website


2022-23 Season
Nov. 5 (Sat): at Mount Union Invitational, Alliance, OH, 9:00 a.m.
Nov. 13 (Sun): at Case Western Open, Cleveland, OH, 11:00 a.m.
Nov. 19 (Sat): at Findlay Open, TBD
Dec. 4 (Sun): at Storm Open, Painesville, OH, TBD
Dec. 11 (Sun): at Cougar Duals, Danville, VA TBD
Dec. 17 (Sat): at Midwest Classic, Indianapolis, IN, TBD
Jan. 4 (Wed): University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown, HOME *, 6:00 p.m.
Jan. 13 (Fri): at NCAA Super Region 3 Duals, TBD
Jan. 19 (Thu): Davis & Elkins, HOME *, 6:00 p.m.
Jan. 28 (Sat): at Mountain East Conference Tournament, West Liberty, TBD
Feb. 4 (Sat): at University of Indianapolis Duals, TBD
Feb. 5 (Sun): at Greyhound Open, Indianapolis, IN, TBD
Feb. 9 (Thu): Fairmont State, HOME *, 6:00 p.m.
Feb. 9 (Thu): Tiffin University (OH), HOME *, 6:00 p.m.
Feb. 11 (Sat): at Bluefield State, TBD
Feb. 25 (Sat): NCAA D-II Super Region 3 Championships, Tiffin, OH, TBD
Mar. 10 (Fri): NCAA D-II National Championships, Cedar Rapids, IA, TBD

* Home matches held at the Alma Grace McDonough Center - Performance Gym

The past Wheeling Jesuit pages can be viewed AT THIS LINK.


WVU Tech Wrestling

Joel Harris, Head Wrestling Coach
Cell: 304-719-3681
joel.harris1@mail.wvu.edu

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


Follow WVUTech Wrestling on Facebook WVUTechWrestling


2022-23 Season
Nov. 5 (Sat): at Patriot Open, Williamsburg, KY, 9:00 a.m.
Nov. 13 (Sun): at Averett Open, Danville, VA, TBD
Nov. 20 (Sun): at Star City Classic presented by USMC, Salem VA, TBD
Dec. 3 (Sat): at Midway University with University of Pikeville (KY) and Cumberland University (TN), TBD
Dec. 10 (Sat): at Montreat College (NC) with Truett McConnell University, TBD
Jan. 11 (Wed): Patrick & Henry Community College, HOME *, 6:00 p.m.
Jan. 11 (Wed): Southwestern Community College, HOME *, 6:00 p.m.
Jan. 13 (Fri): at St. Andrews University (Laurinburg, SC) with Allen University (SC), TBD
Jan. 21 (Sat): at Reinhardt University (Waleska, GA) with St. Thomas University, TBD
Jan. 29 (Wed): Bluefield State, HOME *, 6:00 p.m.
Feb. 11 (Sat): at Liberty University (Lynchburg, VA) with Emory & Henry, TBD
Feb. 18 (Sat): at Appalachian Athletic Conference Championship, Marietta, GA, TBD
* Home matches held in Beckley, WV (Van Meter Gym)


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What's new ...


  • Monday, December 5, 2022
    High School scores updated

  • Sunday, December 4, 2022
    High School scores updated

    Middle School scores updated

    Many more scores (as well as collegiate updates) will be posted after I get home from church. Keep refreshing your browser!

  • Saturday, December 3, 2022
    ATTENTION:
    The scores submission pages for both high school and middle school are once again working... and with the new weight classes!

    High School scores updated (Team scores only - no individual results)

    Middle School scores updated (Team scores only - no individual results)

    PM Updates:
    High School scores updated

    Articles of Interest:
    Knop's Knotes | North Star Graduate Pelesky Excited for Return to Region
    Knights to Begin Winter Sports Regular Seasons This Week
    Bees Grapplers Look to Build on State Success as New Season Dawns
    Seniors Gabriel Clark & Isaac Harris Ready to Lead Indians Wrestling in 2022-2023 Season
    Former Oak Glen State Champion Hayward "Dean" Patterson Passes Away
    Minuteman Wrestling Set to Open Sseason Dec. 2 with Alumni Night
    Harris Honored as Distinguished West Virginian
    Successful Wrestlers Make Successful Football Players

  • Friday, December 2, 2022
    Updated team pages from Magnolia (schedule), Mountaineer Middle (Monongalia) (schedule), Ritchie County (schedule)

    Boys High School Master Schedules updated

    Girls High School Master Schedules updated

    Articles of Interest:
    Raiders Have Depth This Season
    Shady Spring to Host Inaugural All Girls Scuffle
    Silver Knight Wrestling Begin Workouts
    Wildcats Open Wrestling Season

    PM Updates:
    2022-2023 High School Tournament Information:
    Follow the Bruce Niday Classic tomorrow here

    High School scores updated (Team scores only - no individual results)

    Middle School score updated

    Updated team page from New Martinsville Middle

  • Thursday, December 1, 2022
    Attention coaches, managers, statisticians, scorekeepers, tournament directors, fans, parents, wrestlers, etc.: Please share your scores! You can either email results to wvmat@outlook.com or submit via the scores submission page here

    Updated team page from Liberty Raleigh (schedule)

    2022-2023 High School Tournament Dates:
    Flyer posted for 2022 Jason Eades Memorial Duals: December 17, 2022

    2022-2023 Middle School Tournament Dates:
    Pairing and mat assignments added Charleston Invitational: December 2-3, 2022. (Be sure to refresh your browser!!)

    Youth team directory updates:
    Buckhannon Youth Wrestling

    Check out the 2022 NWHOF Induction Ceremony Video by Randy Edrington!

    Lots more updates coming tomorrow morning.

  • Tuesday, November 29, 2022
    2022-2023 High School Tournament Dates:
    40th Annual Keyser Kiwanis Wrestling Tournament: December 10, 2022
    Flyer posted for 2023 WV Army National Guard Duals Wrestling Tournament: January 6-7, 2023

    2022-2023 Middle School Tournament Dates:
    Johnson County Middle School Dual Tournament (Painstville, KY): January 14, 2023

    Updated team pages from Keyser (team information and schedule) and Pleasants County Middle (team information and schedule)

    Boys High School Master Schedules updated

    WV-Mat Bulletin Board updated:
    Pleasants County Middle School is looking for a match this week and have a bus available (due to a cancellation). If you have an opebing, please email Coach Smith at jay.d.smith@k12.wv.us or (304) 966-6577.

    Youth and open tournament updates/announcements:
    My apologies! I had the file name misspelled for the Williamstown Odd Year Tournament (December 18). Please refresh your browser to pick up the form.

  • Monday, November 28, 2022
    Updated team page from Clay County (team stats and schedule)

    Boys Schedules updated

    Camps updated:
    Leg Camp: December 3-4, 2022
    Youth and open tournament updates/announcements:
    Additional information and updated flyer posted for Clash of the Titans Tournament: December 17, 2022
    Additional information and flyer posted for Williamstown Odd Year Tournament: December 18, 2022
    23rd Annual Ripley Rumble: November 25, 2023

  • Thursday, November 24, 2022
    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

    Sean "Shaggy" Smith's 20th annual OVAC individual rankings are up!

    Youth and open tournament updates/announcements:
    2nd Annual Bulldawgs Throwdown at the Pound: February 5, 2023

  • Wednesday, November 23, 2022
    Collegiate articles:
    West Virginia Hosts Mountaineer Quad in Home Opener
    West Virginia Pulls Off Sweep in Home Opener
    McGeary Earns First-Place Finish at Findlay Open
    McGeary Named MEC Wrestler of the Week
    Alderson-Broaddus Wrestling Competes At Shorty Hitchcock Memorial
    Fairmont State Wrestling Competes at the Waynesburg Duals
    Glenville State Wrestling Picks up Wins over Nationally Ranked Opponents at Mountaineer Quad
    Golden Bears Place at Star City Classic

    High school articles:
    Flying Eagles Hope Last Season Was Just the Beginning

    College scores updated

  • Monday, November 21, 2022
    Youth and open tournament updates/announcements:
    Flyer updated for Bridgeport Tribe Takedown Classic: December 3, 2022

    Note: I will be having dental surgery this morning, so there probably will be no further updates today.

  • Friday, November 18, 2022
    Updated team pages from Huntington (updated schedule - be sure to refresh your browser!), Musselman (schedule) and Parkersburg South (schedule)

    Boys Schedules updated

    Girls Schedules updated

    Youth and open tournament updates/announcements:
    Flyer and updated info posted for Parkersburg Cougar Classic: December 10, 2022
    Flyer and additional info posted for 17th Annual Roy Michael Classic: December 17, 2022
    Brooke Cubs 9th Annual Youth Wrestling Tournament: January 14, 2023
    McGuffey Sledgehammer Open Tournament: January 21, 2023
    McGuffey Sledgehammer Novice Tournament: January 22, 2023

  • Thursday, November 17, 2022
    2022-2023 High School Tournament Dates:
    Flyer posted for Williamstown Bob Zide Yellowjacket Wrestling Rumble: January 21, 2023

    Youth and open tournament updates/announcements:
    Flyer updated for Kevin Randleman Memorial Tournament: December 10, 2022

  • Wednesday, November 16, 2022
    Updated team page from South Harrison (team info and schedule)

    Boys Schedules updated

    2022-2023 High School Tournament Dates:
    Flyer posted for Dragons Last Chance Wrestling Tournament (Fairland, OH): February 4, 2023

    2022-2023 Middle School Tournament Dates:
    Flyer posted for Middle School Dragon Duals (Fairland High School, OH): December 17, 2022

    2022-2023 Youth Regional/State Tournament Dates:
    46th Annual WV Jr. State Championships: March 11-12, 2023

    Youth and open tournament updates/announcements:
    Flyer updated for Pregame Pinfalls Tournament (location change): November 26, 2022
    Flyer posted for Clarksburg Jr. Wrestling Club Panther Classic: December 10, 2022
    Flyer updated for Bulldawg Battle (formerly Warner Elite Open): December 17, 2022
    Flyer updated for Battle at Winfield Youth Tournament: January 21, 2023
    Patriot Wrestling Club Open: February 19, 2023

    Articles of Interest:
    Pat Sole Recognized for Wrestling Achievements
    OVAC Press Conference Held
    Warden Back with Patriots, Has High Expectations
    Kourdell Todd Named A-B Battler of the Week
    GSU Wrestling Shines Bob Del Rosa Ohio Intercollegiate Open
    WVU Tech Golden Bears Place Two at Cougar Open

  • Monday, November 14, 2022
    AAA, AA, A Pre-SeasonTeam Polls

    Updated team pages from Berkeley Springs (corrected schedule; refresh your browser), Huntington (team info and schedule), Oak Glen (team info and schedule), Robert C. Byrd (schedule), and Spring Valley (updated schedule)

    Boys Schedules updated

    Youth and open tournament updates/announcements:
    Flyer posted for Battle at Winfield Youth Tournament: January 21, 2023

  • Sunday, November 13, 2022
    COLLEGIATE NEWS:
    WVU News:
    Flynn Signs Pennsylvania State Champion
    Mountaineers Head North For Bearcat Open
    Hall Wins Title, WVU Claims Nine Top-Four Finishes at Bearcat Open

    West Liberty News:
    West Liberty Set for Home Opener
    No. 6 Hilltoppers Earn Home-Opening Win Over No. 21 Lake Erie
    West Liberty Goes Undefeated at Adrian Duals

    Alderson-Broaddus News:
    Alderson-Broaddus Grapplers Take Third at Washington & Jefferson Invitational

    Fairmont State News:
    Ighani Selected as MEC Wrestler of the Week
    Fairmont State Falcons Defeat Davis & Elkins in Home Opener
    Fairmont State Wrestling Competes at the W&J Invitational

    Glenville State News:
    Glenville State Wrestling Prepares to Host University of Findlay, Indianapolis, and Mercyhurst
    Glenville State Wrestling Wraps up Battle on the Gridiron Two 1-2

    Wheeling News:
    Wheeling Wrestling Heads to Case Western Open Looking to Build on Early Success
    Cardinal Wrestlers Battle at Case Western Open

    College scores updated

    Coming Monday morning:
    Pre-season team polls
    High school updates/schedules from Huntington, Oak Glen, Spring Valley
    Youth tournament (Winfield Battle of the Belt) updated flyer

  • Friday, November 11, 2022


    Boys Schedules updated

  • Thursday, November 10, 2022
    Updated team pages from Berkeley Springs (schedule), Cabell Midland (team info and schedule), Grafton (stats/historical information), Lincoln (team info and schedule), Musselman (team information), Winfield (schedule)

    Master schedule to be updated soon.

  • Wednesday, November 9, 2022
    ATTENTION COACHES:
    Please email us your schedules as soon as you get them finalized. You can email your schedule to wvmat@outlook.com.

    Once again, we're going to release a pre-season team poll next Monday, November 14. If you haven't already voted, please go to the High School Coaches' Forum and vote, or vote via email. If you'd like to vote via email or if you need access to the coaches' forum, you can send an email to wvmat@outlook.com. Please vote by 6:00 p.m. this Saturday, November 12.

    College Wrestling Updates
    WVU-Tech Head Coach Joel Harris info added

    Updated team page from Spring Mills (schedule)

    Boys Schedules updated

    Youth and open tournament updates/announcements:
    Flyer and awards page posted for King of the Jungle: December 11, 2022

  • Monday, November 7, 2022
    WV Natives Samantha Miller and Sierra Marie Miller Capture Individual Titles at Princeton Open

    Updated team pages from Hedgesville (team information and stats) and Tyler Consolidated (schedule)

    Boys Schedules updated

    ATTENTION COACHES:
    Please email us your schedules as soon as you get them finalized. You can email your schedule to wvmat@outlook.com.

    Once again, we're going to release a pre-season team poll next Monday, November 14. If you haven't already voted, please go to the High School Coaches' Forum and vote, or vote via email. If you'd like to vote via email or if you need access to the coaches' forum, you can send an email to wvmat@outlook.com. Please vote by 6:00 p.m. this Saturday, November 12.

  • Sunday, November 6, 2022
    Collegiate Recaps:
    WVU Wins Three Individual Titles at Southeast Open; West Virginia Natives Anthony Carman (#30 @ 184) and Michael Dolan (141) Champions
    West Liberty Competes at Mount Union Invitational
    Fairmont State Wins a Pair at the Pioneer Duals
    Glenville State Wrestling Starts 2022-23 Campaign Undefeated
    Strong Start Leads Wheeling Wrestling at Mount Union
    Golden Bear Grapplers Open Season at Pepsi Patriot Open

    College scores updated

  • Saturday, November 5, 2022
    2022-2023 High School Tournament Dates:
    Updated flyer for All Girls Scuffle (now at Beckley-Stratton Middle School): December 3, 2022

    Youth and open tournament updates/announcements:
    Updated flyer posted for BA Christmas Clash: December 24, 2022
    Updated flyer posted for New Year's Belt Brawl: January 1, 2023

    Please refresh your browser for all tournaments!

  • Friday, November 4, 2022
    College Wrestling Updates:
    College schedules posted

    WVU News:
    WVU 2022-23 Tickets On Sale / Promotional Slate Announced
    WVU Completes Wrestle-Offs

    West Liberty News:
    West Liberty 2022-23 Wrestling Season Preview
    West Liberty Wrestling Atop MEC Preseason Poll
    Watch Inside Hilltopper Athletics with Coach Irwin
    West Liberty Drops Season-Opening Dual at #11 Pitt-Johnstown

    Glenville State News:
    Glenville State Selected 2nd in the MEC Wrestling Preseason Poll

    Davis & Elkins News:
    Davis & Elkins Wrestling Picked No. 4 in MEC Preseason Poll

    Wheeling University News:
    Wheeling Wrestling Picked #7 in MEC Preseason Poll

    WVU-Tech News:
    Media Day with WVU Tech Wrestling

    College scores updated

  • Thursday, November 3, 2022
    LATEST NCAA MENS/NAIA/NCAA WOMENS PRE-SEASON RANKINGS FROM WIN MAGAZINE:

    NCAA Division I:
    Peyton Hall, WVU, #7 @ 165
    Killian Cardinale, WVU, #8 @ 125
    Josh Humphreys, Lehigh, #8 @ 157
    Braxton Amos, Wisconsin, #14 @ 197
    Michael Wolfgram, WVU, #20 @ HWT

    NCAA Division II:
    Cole Laya, West Liberty, #1 @ 125
    Ty McGeary, West Liberty, #4 @ 184
    Hunter DeLong, Glenville State, #6 @ 174
    Francesco Borsellino, West Liberty, #6 @ HWT
    Vincent Scollo, West Liberty, #8 @ 133

    NAIA:
    Zane Lanham, Life University, #1 @ 197

    NCAA Womens:
    Samantha Miller, Presbyterian, #4 @ 101

    Youth and open tournament updates/announcements:
    Registration link added for Ripley Rumble: November 26, 2022
    Winter Storm Round Robin: December 11, 2022

    PM updates:
    WSAZ HIGH SCHOOL AND MIDDLE SCHOOL TOURNAMENT INFORMATION:
    WSAZ High School Tournament Information
    WSAZ Middle School Tournament Information

    2022-2023 High School Tournament Dates:
    Updated flyer with change in start time for Fallen Heroes Tournament (Please update your browser to pick up the latest version!) - December 22-23, 2022

    WV-Mat Bulletin Board updated:
    Robert C. Byrd is looking for two teams to come to their place for a tri on February 2, 2023. If interested please email Coach Markley at markley23202@gmail.com.

  • Wednesday, November 2, 2022
    More individual names added to group photos on the 2022 WV HOF Group Photos page

    The collegiate season has begun!!
    Fairmont State Wrestling Roars Back for Season-Opening Win

    College scores updated

    Youth and open tournament updates/announcements:
    Holiday Havoc: December 4, 2022

    Youth team directory updates:
    New youth team in Doddridge County: Doddridge County Outlaw Youth Wrestling League

  • Tuesday, November 1, 2022
    Youth and open tournament updates/announcements:
    John Jamison Open: December 17, 2022
    Trinity Hiller Classic: Janauary 14, 2023
    Trinity Hiller Classic First Year Tournament: January 15, 2023
    Trinity Odd-Age Tournament: February 5, 2023

  • Monday, October 31, 2022
    CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NATIONAL WRESTLING HALL OF FAME, WV CHAPTER,
    CLASS OF 2022


    Sterling Beane, Sr. (Lifetime Service to Wrestling)
    Mark Delligatti (Lifetime Service to Wrestling)
    Bobby Pruett (Outstanding West Virginian)
    Arden Sansom (Lifetime Service to Wrestling)
    Pat Sole (Lifetime Service to Wrestling)
    Bill "Bubby" Whittington, Jr. (Lifetime Service to Wrestling)

    Hall of Fame page updated

    Class of 2022 Biographical Sketches

    2022 WV HOF Group Photos added. (Individual names coming soon.)

    PM updates:
    Individual names added to Mark Delligatti group photo on 2022 WV HOF Group Photos page

    WV-Mat Bulletin Board updated:
    North Marion is looking for teams to fill out a quad on December 16th. If you are interested, please contact Coach Tennant at ddtennan@k12.wv.us or call/text to 304-677-8723. They have a couple of other open dates if you can't make it on the 16th.

    2022-2023 Middle School Tournament Dates:
    Mountain State Clash (Blennerhassett Middle) - December 29-30, 2022

    Youth and open tournament updates/announcements:
    Flyer posted for Braxton Youth Early Bird Open: November 19, 2022
    Flyer posted for Clash of the Titans Tournament: December 17, 2022
    Date changed and flyer posted for Cameron Dragons Tournament: January 8, 2023

    Youth team directory updates:
    Updates to Clarksburg Jr. Wrestling Club, Harrison County (sign up information)
    New youth team in Morgan County: Berkeley Braves Youth Wrestling

  • Saturday, October 29, 2022
    Updated team page from Fairmont Senior (schedule)

    Boys Schedules updated

  • Friday, October 28, 2022
    Boys Schedules updated

    2022-2023 High School Tournament Dates:
    Flyer posted for Glenville State Championship: December 27-28, 2022
    Flyer posted for Lady Raider Rumble: January 14, 2023

    2022-2023 Middle School Tournament Dates:
    Flyer posted for Glenville State Championship): December 27-28, 2022
    Flyer posted for Lady Raider Rumble - January 14, 2023

    Youth and open tournament updates/announcements:
    Flyer posted for Ripley Rumble: November 26, 2022
    2023 Archbold Youth Wrestling Tournament: January 22, 2023
    Tough as Nails Tournament: January 29, 2023

    Youth team directory updates:
    Additional updates to Ripley Wrestling Club

    WV-Mat Bulletin Board updated:
    Kiski Area (Vandergrift PA) needs 1 team for their Cavalier Duals on December 17, 2022. Every team will get 5 duals. Please contact John Peterman, Director of Athletics, Kiski Area School District at (724) 845-6683.

  • Thursday, October 27, 2022
    Updated team pages from Calhoun County (schedule), Grafton (schedule), Point Pleasant Middle (information and schedule), Preston Middle (information), and Wirt County (schedule)

    2022-2023 High School Tournament Dates:
    Glenville State Wrestling Championship (HS Boys, MS Boys, HS Girls, MS Girls): December 27-28, 2022
    Lady Raider Rumble (HS Girls, MS Girls): January 14, 2023
    Flyers for both tournaments will be posted soon

    2022-2023 Middle School Tournament Dates:
    Glenville State Wrestling Championship (HS Boys, MS Boys, HS Girls, MS Girls): December 27-28, 2022
    Lady Raider Rumble (HS Girls, MS Girls): January 14, 2023
    Flyers for both tournaments will be posted soon

    Youth and open tournament updates/announcements:
    2023 Battle at Winfield Youth Wrestling Tournament: January 21, 2023

    Youth team directory updates:
    Ripley Wrestling Club (formerly Ripley Youth Wrestling)

  • Monday, October 24, 2022
    Note from Coach Goodpaster at Cabell Midland: AAA Region IV Tournament will be held at Barboursville Middle School.

    Updated team pages from Doddridge Middle (updated schedule), George Washington (information) and Hedgesville (schedule)

    Boys Schedules updated

    Youth and open tournament updates/announcements:
    Updated location for Braxton Youth Open

  • Saturday, October 22, 2022
    Updated team pages from George Washington (corrected schedule) and Williamstown (schedule)

    Schedules updated. Master schedule updated, plus link to Girls Schedules added to main schedule page.

    Girls Schedules updated

  • Friday, October 21, 2022
    Regional tournament sites added to Schedules page:

    A/AA:
    Region I - Fairmont Senior Fieldhouse
    Region II - Lewis County High School
    Region III - Indpendence High School
    Region IV - Jackson County Armory

    AAA:
    Region I - Preston High School
    Region II - Spring Mills High School
    Region III - Woodrow Wilson High School
    Region IV - Cabell Midland High School

    Updated team page from George Washington

    Schedules updated

    FloWrestling Weight Class Rankings:
    Matthew Dolan (Spring Mills) ranked #16 @ 106

    Flo Wrestling Big Board (Top 100 in Each Grade):
    Class of 2023:
    No WV wrestlers ranked

    Class of 2024:
    #78 Gage Wright (Parkersburg South) 170 Honorable Mention

    Class of 2025:
    #58 Brock Kehler (University) 195 Honorable Mention
    #87 Gunner Andrick (Point Pleasant) 132 Honorable Mention

    2022-2023 High School Tournament Dates:
    Caleb Marcum Memorial Tournament (Buffalo): December 29-30, 2022

    Youth and open tournament updates/announcements:
    Flyer added for Bridgeport Tribe Takedown Classic

  • Thursday, October 20, 2022
    Camps updated:
    Fairmont State Prospect Camp - October 29, 2022

    Youth and open tournament updates/announcements:
    Flyer added for Nurse Pro Plus Youth Tournament
    2022 Williamstown "ODD" Year Tournament - December 18, 2022
    2023 Williamstown Novice Tournament - January 22, 2023

    Uploaded correct version of Webster County Hardwood Duals flyer containing lodging information

    High School scores updated - Super 32

    Middle School/Youth scores updated - Super 32

  • Tuesday, October 18, 2022
    2022-2023 High School Tournament Dates:
    Black Eagle Duals (South Charleston) - January 21, 2023
    Fairland (Proctorville, OH) High School Tournament - February 4, 2023

    Youth and open tournament updates/announcements:
    2022 Braxton Open - November 19, 2022
    State Line Brawl (Bristol, TN) - December 4, 2022
    Preston Open - January 7, 2023
    Bristol Brawl (Bristol, TN) - January 8, 2023
    Braxton Youth Open changed to January 15, 2023
    Flyer updated for Blue and White Tournament. Please refresh your browser.

    Updated team page from North Marion

  • Saturday, October 15, 2022
    2022-2023 High School Tournament Dates:
    Lodging page added to Webster County Hardwood Duals flyer

    2022-2023 Middle School Tournament Dates:
    Fairland (Proctorville, OH) Middle School Tournament - December 17, 2022
    Braxton Bash - January 7, 2023

    WV-Mat Bulletin Board updated:
    Fairland (Proctorville, OH) is planning a middle school tournament on December 17th and a high school tournament on February 4th of 2023. Please Contact Chuck Wentz: chuck.wentz@fairland.k12.oh.us or 304-544-5816 to get on the email list for more information.

  • Friday, October 14, 2022
    2022-2023 High School Tournament Dates:
    Jackson County Invitational (JCI) - January 21, 2023

  • Tuesday, October 11, 2022
    Updated team page from Doddridge Middle

    Youth and open tournament updates/announcements:
    Several new tournaments were added yesterday (October 10). Please refresh your browser for the latest updates.

  • Monday, October 10, 2022
    Updated team page from Spring Valley

    Schedules updated

    Youth and open tournament updates/announcements:
    Several new tournaments are still being added/updated daily. Refresh your browser often!

  • Thursday, October 6, 2022
    HAPPY NATIONAL COACHES DAY!
    Thank you to all the paid and volunteer coaches across the state who give so much of their time and energy to our great sport! We appreciate you!

    Updated team pages from Braxton Middle and John Marshall

    Schedules updated

    Youth and open tournament updates/announcements:
    Several new tournaments are still being added/updated daily. Refresh your browser often!

  • Tuesday, October 4, 2022
    Updated team page from Lewis County

    Youth and open tournament updates/announcements:
    Flyer posted for Blue and White Tournament - November 20, 2022

  • Monday, October 3, 2022
    ATTENTION COACHES:
    All coaches are required to attend one of the following wrestling rules clinics:
    October 9WVSSAC2:00 p.m.
    October 11Spring Mills HS6:00 p.m.
    October 12Frankfort HS6:00 p.m.
    October 17Woodrow Wilson HS6:00 p.m.
    October 18George Washington HS6:00 p.m.
    October 21WVU Wrestling Pavilion5:00 p.m.
    October 24Wheeling Park HS6:00 p.m.
    October 25Robert C. Byrd HS6:00 p.m.
    October 26Huntington HS6:00 p.m.
    October 27WVSSAC Make-up Clinic ($10 fee)6:00 p.m.

    Additional information can be found here.

    Camps updated:
    Leg Camp: October 29-30, 2022
    Ken Chertow's Super Gold and SuperGirl Camps: July 8-23, 2023

    Youth and open tournament updates/announcements:
    Several new tournaments are still being added/updated daily. Refresh your browser often!

    NWHOF's Pre-Season National Girls Pound for Pound HS Rankings:
    Zoey Salmons, #13 @ 106
    Caitlynn Ash, #27 @ 117
    Ciara Riner, #15 @127
    Loralei Smith, #20 @ 144
    Kaylie Hall, #22 @ 164
    Nakhita Bauserman, #29 @ 180
    Aaliyah Robertson, #25 @ 200

    Complete list here

  • Friday, September 30, 2022
    Updated team pages from St. Marys (corrected schedule - please refresh page) and University (team updates; schedule)

    Schedules updated

  • Wednesday, September 28, 2022
    Updated team page from St. Marys

    WV-Mat Bulletin Board updated:
    Pleasants County Middle School is looking to use 3 weigh-ins. If you're needing home matches, please contact Head Coach Jeremy Pratt 304-305-0364 or Jay D. Smith 304-966-6577 jay.d.smith@k12.wv.us

    2022-2023 High School Tournament Dates:
    Sanction WV Girls Invitational (Musselman) - December 17, 2022

    Conference page updated (additional OVAC awards)

    Youth and open tournament updates/announcements:
    Updated title for Bridgeport Brawl (January 28, 2023)
    Several new tournaments are being added/updated daily. Refresh your browser often!

  • Sunday, September 25, 2022
    Corrected Arden Sansom's name on Hall of Fame announcement and registration form

    2022-2023 High School Tournament Dates:
    WV Army National Guard Duals - January 6-7, 2023

    Updated team page from Doddridge County

    Schedules updated

  • Friday, September 23, 2022
    Updated team pages from Hurricane Middle, Midland Trail and Shady Spring (corrected schedules - will need to refresh browser)

    Schedules updated

    WV-Mat Bulletin Board updated:
    Barnesville Invitational (December 16-17) is still accepting entries
    Hatfield & McCoy Tournament (December 27-28) (boys and girls) is seeking entries

    Conference page updated

  • Thursday, September 22, 2022
    2022-2023 Middle School Tournament Dates:
    2022/2023 Iron Duals (Central Preston Middle School): December 30, 2022
    Barboursville Brawl: January 7, 2023

    Youth and open tournament updates/announcements:
    Shadyside Youth Tournament - December 17, 2022
    Updated location information for Bridgeport Tribe Takedown Classic (December 3, 2022) and Bridgeport Brawl (January 28, 2023)
    Updated date and location information for West Virginia Novice State Championships (March 25, 2023)

    Updated team pages from Barboursville Middle and St. Albans

    Conference page updated - moved Woodrow Wilson from MSAC to Coalfield Conference; added Gilmer County to LKC
    Lots more conference updates to come.

  • Thursday, September 15, 2022
    2022-2023 High School Tournament Dates:
    All Girls Scuffle (Shady Spring High School) - December 3, 2022
    Raider Rumble - December 3, 2022
    WV "Single A" Challenge, Ritchie County High School - February 3-4, 2023

    Updated team pages from Herbert Hoover (schedule), Point Pleasant (printer friendly versions of schedule and state champions list), and Shady Spring (schedule)

    2022-2023 Middle School Tournament Dates:
    Eagles Annual Middle School Duals (Johnson Central High School, Paintsville, KY) - December 3, 2022
    Fairmont Field House Classic - January 7, 2023

    Youth and open tournament updates/announcements:
    Eagles Annual Youth Tournament (Johnson Central High School, Paintsville, KY) - December 4, 2022

    Updated WV Mat Thoughts by Dr. Bill Welker page

    WV High School All Americans page updated.
    Editor's note: There is still A LOT of work to be done on this page. Please send updates to wvmat@outlook.com. Thanks!

    We are so sad to announce the passing of Cody Clifton, former wrestler at Independence and Liberty Raleigh.
    Read the obituary and offer online condolences here.

  • Wednesday, September 7, 2022
    2022-2023 High School Tournament Dates:
    Webster County Hardwood Duals - December 16-17, 2022
    Williamstown Bob Zide Rumble - January 21, 2023

    2022-2023 Middle School Tournament Dates:
    Fear the Pack Duals (Warm Springs Middle School) - December 10, 2022
    Flyer posted for Fayetteville Middle School Duals - January 14, 2023

    New Girls weight classes posted at the top of the page (under the logo)

    Updated team pages from Herbert Hoover, Huntington East Middle, Mountaineer Middle (Monongalia), and Point Pleasant

    Youth and open tournament updates/announcements:
    Monarch Youth Wrestling King of the Jungle Tournament - December 11, 2022

    Youth Team Directory information updated - Lewis County Jr. Wrestling

    Bluefield State Adds Women's Wrestling Program! Brooke Richards Named Women's Head Coach

  • Thursday, August 25, 2022
    More tributes to Ron Mauck:
    Ohio Valley Wrestling Icon Ron Mauck Passes Away
    OVAC Wrestling Legend Ron Mauck Dies at 81
    OVAC Legend Ron Mauck Dies
    Read the obituary here.

    2022-2023 High School Tournament Dates:
    Pat Vance Invitational - January 6-7, 2023
    Bo Wood Wrestling Tournament (Indiana, PA) - January 7, 2023
    Mike Stump Invitational - January 28, 2023

    2022-2023 Middle School Tournament Dates:
    Charleston Invitational Middle School Duals (George Washington High School) - December 2-3, 2022
    American Thoroughbred Tournament (South Middle School, Morgantown) - December 3, 2022
    Eagle Classic (Huntington Middle School) - December 9-10, 2022

    New team page from Chapmanville Middle

    Several more team page updates coming

  • Wednesday, August 24, 2022
    It is with extreme sadness that we announce the passing of wrestling legend Ron Mauck as well as 2-time state champion Anthony Alvaro.

    Ron's obituary will be posted soon. Read a tribute to Ron from Dr. Bill Welker here.

    Read Anthony's obituary here.

  • Wednesday, August 3, 2022
    Youth and open tournament updates/announcements:
    2022 Shadyside Youth Tournament - December 17, 2022 (Tentative)
    Corrected date on Girls Only Battle for the Belt (January 15, 2023)

    Articles of interest:
    Fairmont State Hires Bonaventura as New Wrestling Coach
    Frazier's Success at Center Stems from Champion Wrestling Career
    Legendary Greensburg Salem, WVU Wrestler Greg Jones Thriving as One of MMA's Top Wrestling Coaches
    Lewis County High School Wrestling Camp a Big Success
    Lewis County Camp Gives Wrestlers a Role Model in Peyton Hall

    Editor's Note: I am out of town this week, but will be posting some team updates and conference page updates soon.

  • Tuesday, July 19, 2022
    Congratulations to our first Fargo All-Americans for 2022, Luca Felix and Ciara Riner!
    Follow the 2022 USMC Corps 16U & Junior Nationals (Fargo) here

    Camps updated:
    Young Guns Wrestling Camp Featuring WVU Head Coach Tim Flynn - July 18-21 (Single evening sessions also available for $20)

    Updated team page from Musselman

    Youth and open tournament updates/announcements:
    Girls Only Battle for the Belt, Hosted by Valkyrie Girls Wrestling Club - January 15, 2023

    Articles of interest:
    Braxton Amos Hosts Youth Wrestling Camp
    Cole Laya MEC Male Scholar Athlete of the Year
    After Helping Build Cardinal Program, Wrestling Alum Max Lacey Continues Wrestling career with Costa Rica National Team
    Flying the Nest: Anthony T.J. Smith Using Wheeling Wrestling Career as Foundation to Help Next Generation

  • Thursday, July 7, 2022
    2022-2023 High School Tournament Dates:
    Elkins Invitational - January 28, 2023

    Camps updated:
    Location correction for Braxton Amos Camp in South Charleston (July 8)
    Alpha Wrestling and BJJ Camp Featuring Jake Smith and Justin Arthur - July 16

  • Monday, July 4, 2022


    Camps updated:
    Braxton Amos Camp in South Charleston - July 8
    Dylan Cottrell Camp in Parkersburg - July 10

  • Thursday, June 30, 2022
    Congratulations to West Liberty Coach Danny Irwin!
    Irwin Repeats as MEC Male Coach of the Year

    Congratulations to the following wrestlers who placed at the USA Wrestling Kids Nationals!
    Dominic Way (14U True 2nd @ 102 in Greco-Roman and 14U 4th @ 102 in Freestyle)
    Cole Smith (14U 4th @ 87 in Freestyle)

  • Tuesday, June 28, 2022
    NEW NFHS WEIGHT CLASSES, EFFECTIVE 2022-2023 SEASON:
    High School: 106, 113, 120, 126, 132, 138, 144, 150, 157, 165, 175, 190, 215, 285
    Middle School: 70, 78, 86, 94, 102, 116, 123, 128, 135, 145, 155, 171, 190, 215, 285

    Congratulations to Spring Mills' Matthew Dolan (#5 @ 106) and Parkersburg South's Gage Wright (#9 @ 170) on their Rofkin MatScouts national rankings!
    Updated HS Rankings After NHSCA Duals

    Congratulations to Loralei Smith, undefeated Outstanding Wrestler at the Disney Duals, and the Charlies MF Angels team on their first place finish!

    Camps page updated:
    Pre-Fargo Camp Featuring Christian Decatur and Samantha Miller - July 1-2

    Youth and open tournament updates/announcements:
    22nd Annual Ripley Rumble - November 26, 2022

    Articles of Interest:
    Catch Up with WVU Coach Flynn on Twitter
    WVU Wrestler Hall Likes Giving Back

  • Friday, June 24, 2022
    Youth and open tournament updates/announcements:
    Berkeley Springs Summer Takedown Tournament - July 9, 2022

  • Wednesday, June 22, 2022
    Camps updated:

    Buckhannon-Upshur Camp Featuring Cole Laya and Brandon Tenney - June 24-25
    Fearless Wrestling Camps at Ripley High School Featuring Chase and Chance Morgan - July 8-9

    Articles of Interest:
    Braxton Amos Learning on the Job
    Lewis County Wrestlers Compete at Greenbrier East Open
    Jeff's Sports Corner: A closer look at Panther Attack Wrestling
    WVU Trio Earns All-America Status at U23 World Team Trials
    Flynn Signs Pair of State Champions
    Cole Laya MEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year Finalist
    Davis & Elkins Wrestling Finishes First in Community Service

  • Friday, June 10, 2022
    Camps updated:

    Huntington High Clinic Featuring Zane Lanham and Isaiha Casto - June 24-25
    Patriot Wrestling Club Clinic Featuring Fairmont State Head Coach Colin Johnston - June 26
    Cabell Midland Wrestling Clinic Featuring Braxton Amos - July 8

  • Wednesday, June 1, 2022
    Camps updated:

    WVU Mountaineer Wrestling Clinic at Oak Hill High School Featuring Peyton Hall - June 10
    FCA Power Camp at Winfield High School - July 11-13

    High School School Academic All-State and Honor Roll updated (Oak Hill)

    Crede Family Competes on Family Feud!
    Laya, Schulz Earn NCAA D2 Academic All-District Honors
    Feature on Glenville State Coach Dylan Cottrell, Regional Coach of the Year

  • Wednesday, May 18, 2022
    CONGRATULATIONS TO DEREK RAIKE OF POINT PLEASANT
    NWHOF DAVE SCHULTZ HIGH SCHOOL EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNER

    NWHOF Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award Regional and State Winners Announced
    Dave Schultz award winner page updated

    CONGRATULATIONS TO MICAH FISHER OF GREENBRIER EAST
    NWHOF TRICIA SAUNDERS HIGH SCHOOL EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNER


    NWHOF Tricia Saunders High School Excellence Award Regional and State Winners Announced
    Tricia Saunders award winner page updated

    Combined Dutton, Schultz, Saunders, and State Tournament MOW Winners page updated

    2022-2023 High School Tournament Dates:
    Grafton Duals date changed to December 28, 2022. Please refresh your browser to access the updated flyer.

  • Friday, May 13, 2022
    Camps updated:
    Cabell Midland Wrestling Camp Featuring Johnni DiJulius - June 9-10
    University High Wrestling Camp Featuring Peyton Hall and Killian Cardinale - June 13-16
    Lewis County Wrestling Camp Featuring Peyton Hall - July 23

    2022-2023 High School Tournament Dates:
    Flyer posted for Bruce Niday Classic, December 3

    New team added to the Youth Team Directory - Panther Attack Wrestling Club in Mercer County

    Updated team page from Shady Spring

  • Monday, May 2, 2022
    2022-2023 High School Tournament Dates:
    Bob Stover Duals, December 30
    Flyer posted for Dix Manning Duals, December 17
    Flyer posted for Larry Snuffer Slam, February 4, 2023

    Camps updated

    Youth and open tournament updates/announcements:
    Saturday Under the Lights Wrestling Tournament - June 18, 2022

    Open scores updated - Henry Miller Open Results

  • Saturday, April 23, 2022
    Registration Link for WV State Freestyle Championships, May 14, 2022 https://www.trackwrestling.com/registration/TW_Register.jsp?tournamentGroupId=206505132
    For more information, scroll up to the WV USA Wrestling Freestyle section.

    Wirt County's Kolton Parsons to Play Football, Wrestle for Fairmont State

    Camps updated - flyer posted for Felix Academy freestyle clinics

    WV-Mat Bulletin Board updated: Indiana, District 7 is looking for Teams for High School "The Bo Wood" Wrestling Tournament January 7, 2023.

  • Friday, April 15, 2022
    Updated team page from Shady Spring. (I'd missed Joshua Goode being the new all-time pin leader!)

    2022-2023 High School Tournament Dates:
    Grafton Duals, December 30

    Camps updated

  • Wednesday, April 13, 2022
    2022-2023 High School Tournament Dates:
    Braxton County Invitational, January 13-14, 2023

    Updated team pages from Fayetteville Middle, Herbert Hoover, and Shady Spring

    Youth and open tournament updates/announcements:
    Bexley Summer Open - June 18, 2022

    Collegiate News:
    Wiley Houser Named MEC Freshman of the Year; Cole Laya and Danny Irwin Repeat as MEC Wrestler and Coach of the Year, Respectively

  • Tuesday, April 12, 2022
    Camps updated

    2022-2023 High School Tournament Dates:
    Flyer posted for 2022 Nurse Pro Plus Wrestling Tournament, December 17

    Open scores updated - Mason County Youth Wrestling Results

    Battler Wrestling Enjoys A Season Of Historic Success

    My apologies for the delay in updates. I was enjoying a week in warm, sunny South Carolina! More updates coming this week.

  • Saturday, April 2, 2022

    2022 NHSCA National Champions
    L-R: Gage Wright, Matthew Dolan, Derek Raike


    Raike Wins National Title
    Spring Mills' Dolan Wins National Wrestlling Championship
    Parkersburg South's Gage Wright Earns National Title

    Updated team pages from Herbert Hoover and St. Marys

    Corrected AA underclassmen page - corrected East Fairmont points and returning wrestlers

    Camps updated - Quest weekly classes beginning this Wednesday, April 6 at University High School; Ironmen Camp, May 28-31, Jackson, Ohio

    2022-2023 High School Tournament Dates:
    Bruce Niday Classic - December 3, 2022
    2023 Winner's Choice Wrestling Tournament: January 13-14, 2023
    AA/A WV Dual Team State Championships - Friday, February 3, 2023
    AAA WV Dual Team State Championships - Saturday, February 4, 2023

    2022-2023 Middle School Tournament Dates:
    Fayetteville Middle School Lions Club Duals - January 14, 2023

  • Sunday, March 27, 2022
    CONGRATULATIONS TO 2022 NHSCA NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
    DEREK RAIKE, MATTHEW DOLAN, AND GAGE WRIGHT!!


    CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING 2022 NHSCA ALL-AMERICANS:
    Senior
    Derek Raike, Champion @ 152

    Juniors
    Matthew Dolan, Champion @ 106
    Patrick Jackson, 4th @ 152
    Ethan Osborne, 5th @ 152
    Erick Brothers, Jr., 6th @ 220

    Sophomores
    Gage Wright, Champion @ 170
    Colton Naylor, 4th @ 285

    Freshmen
    Brock Kehler, Runner-Up @ 195
    Brody Cottrill, 5th @ 182
    Evan Zombro, 8th @ 152

    Girls
    Zoey Salmons, Runner-Up @ 103
    Micah Fisher, Runner-Up @ 136
    Loralei Smith, 8th @ 144

    Middle School
    Kai Plinski, 4th @ 100
    Jesse Adams, 6th @ 154

    Corrected AA underclassmen page - corrected Braxton County points and returning wrestlers

  • Wednesday, March 23, 2022
    Corrected AA underclassmen page - corrected Point Pleasant, Fairmont Senior, and Berkeley Springs

    Updated Dual Meet Coaching Victories page

    High School School Academic All-State and Honor Roll updated (Cameron, Gilmer County)

    Youth and Middle School scores updated

    Still working on several updates (All Americans, team pages, conference page, and camps to name a few)

  • Sunday, March 20, 2022
    CONGRATULATIONS TO 2022 ROBERT DUTTON AWARD WINNER,
    DEREK RAIKE OF POINT PLEASANT!


    POINT'S JUSTIN BARTEE DUTTON AWARD RUNNER-UP

    Charleston Gazette-Mail: Prep Wrestling: Point Pleasant's Derek Raike Wins Dutton Award as Wrestler of the Year

    Dutton Award Winners page updated

    CONGRATULATIONS TO NCAA DIVISION I ALL-AMERICAN PEYTON HALL!

    Hall Takes Eighth to Complete 2022 All-America Campaign

    Returning State Qualifiers According to Points Scored:
    AAA
    AA
    A

    (Note: These reflect points scored by wrestlers aside from any team point deductions. I plan to update the page to include wrestlers who qualified for the state tournament but were unable to participate. Feel free to direct corrections and/or questions to wvmat@outlook.com.)

  • Friday, March 18, 2022
    Follow the NCAA Division I Championships on Trackwrestling

    Updated team pages from Herbert Hoover and St. Albans

    2022-2023 High School Tournament Dates:
    Dix Manning Duals (Shady Spring) - December 17, 2022
    Fallen Heroes Tournament (Accepting teams for both high school and middle school divisions!) - December 22-23, 2022
    38th Annual Max Horz Border Wars (Still accepting teams!): December 22-23, 2022
    Larry Snuffer Slam (Shady Spring) - February 4, 2023

    2022-2023 Middle School Tournament Dates:
    Cameron Dragons Conquer the Lair Middle School Challenge - December 3, 2022
    Fallen Heroes Tournament (Both High School and Middle School) - December 22-23, 2022

    Youth and open tournament updates/announcements:
    Butler Spring Open - April 9, 2022
    Ellwood City Spring Open - April 30, 2022
    Roy Michael Classic, December 17, 2022

  • Sunday, March 13, 2022
    CONGRATULATIONS TO COLE LAYA ON HIS SECOND STRAIGHT NCAA DII TITLE!!!

    NCAA Division II Championship Coverage:
    Hilltoppers Earn 3rd-Place Trophy at NCAA D2 Nationals: Back-to-Back Titles for Laya at 125; Five All-Americans Place for WLU
    Battler Wrestling Finishes On a Winning Note
    Davis & Elkins Wrestlers Have Good Showing, Tarr Earns All-American Status
    GSU Wrestling Closes Season at NCAA Championship; Hunter DeLong and Cole Houser Make History as First NCAA Qualifiers in Program History

    Top Wrestlers 2021-22

  • Saturday, March 12, 2022
    2022-2023 High School Tournament Dates:
    AB Contracting Bill Hughes Invitational has been moved to the first weekend of the season - December 3, 2022

    Updated team pages from Berkeley Springs, Grafton and Point Pleasant

    WV USA Wrestling Freestyle Pamphlet uploaded. For easy access, click the link in the WV USA Wrestling Freestyle section above.

    AAA Region History (AAA - All Regions) updated, thanks to Brent Sams

  • Friday, March 11, 2022
    High School School Academic All-State and Honor Roll updated (Brooke, Greenbrier East, Morgantown)

    2022-2023 High School Tournament Dates:
    Nurse Pro Plus Tournament (University), December 17, 2022
    St. Marys Blue Devil Alumni Invitational, January 14, 2023
    Ron Mauck OVAC Wrestling Championship, January 19-21, 2023
    WSAZ Invitational, January 27-28, 2023

    Youth and open tournament updates/announcements:
    Photo of West Virginia Novice State Championship Trophy added to tournament info
    Blue & White Youth Tournament, November 20, 2022
    Parkersburg Cougar Classic, December 10, 2022
    Nurse Pro Plus Youth Tournament, December 18, 2022

  • Thursday, March 10, 2022
    AAA State Tournament Page podium photos

    AAA State Tournament Page podium photos

  • Wednesday, March 9, 2022
    State Tournament page updates:
    Individual Champs, Alphabetical Listing
    Individual Champs, by Coach
    Individual Champs, by School
    Individual Champs by Year, 2021- Present AA/A
    Individual Champs by Year, 2021- Present AAA
    West Virginia High School Team Champions, from 1948

    Outstanding Contributors page updates:
    Four Time and Three Time State Champions
    Outstanding Wrestler Award Winners
    Top Coaches of State Champions
    Top Dual Meet Victories, Coaches (Note: This list is outdated. Please send updates to wvmat@outlook.com!)
    Coach of the Year Award Winners
    National Federation of State High Schools Association Active Award
    Snyder-Miller Media Award

  • Tuesday, March 8, 2022

    CONGRATULATIONS TO ZANE LANHAM, 2022 NAIA NATIONAL CHAMPION!!


    Life University Men's Wrestling Finish Second at NAIA Nationals; Stonecheck and Lanham Capture Individual Titles

    AAA and AA/A State Tournament pages buffed up (photos, records, placewinners, etc.). Podium photos coming soon.

  • Monday, March 7, 2022
    AA/A State Tournament Page is up but still in progress; photos, placewinners, and additional results still to come

    AAA State Tournament Page is up but still in progress; photos, placewinners, and additional results still to come

    There will be a lot of updates to the state tournament pages and the archives pages over the next few days. I will also be checking for typos/mistakes.

  • Sunday, March 6, 2022

    2022 WVSSAC STATE WRESTLING TOURNAMENT


    A Team Champions: Cameron
    A Team Runners-Up: Greenbrier West
    A Coach of the Year: Tim Jones, Cameron
    A Most Outstanding Wrestler: Ian Bush, Cameron

    AA Team Champions: Point Pleasant
    AA Team Runners-Up: Fairmont Senior
    AA Coach of the Year: John Bonecutter, Point Pleasant
    AA Most Outstanding Wrestler: Derek Raike, Point Pleasant

    AAA Team Champions: Wheeling Park
    AAA Team Runners-Up: University
    AAA Coach of the Year: Brian Leggett, Wheeling Park
    AAA Most Outstanding Wrestler: Matthew McAfee, St. Albans


    Snyder-Miller Media Person of the Year: Mat Time Podcast (Zach Sayre and Dan Tench)

    National Federation Officials Associaction Active Award - 2021 Official of the Year: Jason Callen

    National Federation Coaches Associaction Active Award - 2021 Wrestling Coach of the Year: T. J. Van Meter, Moorefield

    Final AA/A State Tournament Brackets

    Final AAA State Tournament Brackets

    Complete AA/A State Tournament Results:
    https://sikorasoftsystems.com/WVAA/

    Complete AAA State Tournament Results:
    https://sikorasoftsystems.com/WVAAA/


  • Saturday, March 4, 2022
    Updated AA/A State Tournament Brackets at the end of Day 2
    Updated AAA State Tournament Brackets at the end of Day 2

    Complete Day 2 Tournament Results:
    AA/A link
    https://sikorasoftsystems.com/WVAA/
    AAA Link
    https://sikorasoftsystems.com/WVAAA/

    Saturday State Tournament Schedule
    4th Session
    10:30 AM (4 hrs)
    (AA/A) AAA Semi-Final Consolation Bracket - 4 Mats - 56 Matches
    (AA/A) AAA Consolation Finals for 3rd and 5th Place - 4 Mats - 56 Matches

    5th Session
    6:00 PM (3 1/2 hrs)
    (AA/A) AAA Championship Finals - 2 Mats - 28 Matches

    UPDATES AS OF 4:20 P.M., SATURDAY

    Updated AA/A State Tournament Brackets after Consolation Finals
    Updated AAA State Tournament Brackets after Consolation Finals

    CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS WILL BEGIN WITH THE 106-LB WEIGHT CLASS

    Championship Finals will be broadcast on the NFHS Network. $10.99 subscripion required.

    AA/A Championship broadcast at this link.

    AA/A Championship broadcast at this link.

  • Friday, March 4, 2022
    Updated AA/A State Tournament Brackets after Day 1
    Updated AAA State Tournament Brackets after Day 1

    Complete Day 1 Tournament Results:
    AA/A link
    https://sikorasoftsystems.com/WVAA/
    AAA Link
    https://sikorasoftsystems.com/WVAAA/


    Updated AA/A State Tournament Brackets after Day 2 Morning Session
    Updated AAA State Tournament Brackets after Day 2 Morning Session

    3rd Session
    Friday, March 4, 2022 7:30 PM (1 3/4 hrs)
    (AA/A) AAA Semi-Final Championship Bracket - 4 Mats - 56 Matches
    3rd Round Consolation Matches - 4 Mats - 56 Matches
    3rd Round Consolation will be wrestled simultaneously with the Championship Semi-Finals


  • Thursday, March 3, 2022
    Final team polls and individual rankings. Please note that rankings are independent of the pill and are not based on expected state tournament finish, since there are several cases where #1 and #2 will not meet in the championship finals.
    AA/A Individual Rankings
    AAA Individual Rankings
    Team Polls

    High School School Academic All-State and Honor Roll updated (Warm Springs Middle, Wirt County High)

    Catch up on the latest Mat Time episodes!
    Episode 13: Special Guest Jenny Hannan; Quick Regional Recap

    Mat Time bracket shows for AA/A and AAA - presented by Chain Wrestling, the offical sponsor of Mat Time!
    AA/A:
    YouTube
    Facebook
    AAA:
    YouTube
    Facebook

    WVSSAC State Tournament Live Results:
    AA/A link
    https://sikorasoftsystems.com/WVAA/
    AAA Link
    https://sikorasoftsystems.com/WVAAA/


    STATE TOURNAMENT REMINDERS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:
    Thursday/Friday/Saturday:
    Remember that concessions at the Mountain Health Arena are now cashless. They will accept debit, credit, and most mobile payments. If a parent does not want to give their child a credit or debit card, they can use the link included to purchase an eGift Card that will work at the concession stands.
    Purchase eGift Cards for the WV State Wrestling Tournament at this link.

    Friday:
    The Girls High School state placers will be recognized Friday night before the semifinals. Wrestlers are asked to check in with Brent Sams in the staging area starting at 6:30 until 7:00 p.m.

    Saturday:
    The WVSSAC will be honoring all previous state champions for winning an individual championship as well as head coaches who have won a team championship and 2021/2022 Hall of Fame inductees.
    Those people should report to the back of the arena about 45 minutes before the start of the parade of champions (5:15 p.m. for state champions and coaches; 5:25 p.m. for Hall of Fame inductees).

    Please call Coach Bill Archer (304-208-5729) with any questions.

  • Wednesday, March 2, 2022
    State Tournament Bracket Change:
    AA/A Region IV 285 Runner-Up Daylan Riley, Buffalo out.
    - Aiden Corbett, Williamstown, soph., 24-8 moves to R4.
    - Kaleb Mooney, Chapmanville, sr., 29-10 moves to T4.
    - Dylan Glasscock, Mingo Central, sr., 18-12 moves to F4

    I am leaving shortly for Ona (Barboursville). Academic lists will be updated this afternoon. High School Coaches, I will have your Academic All-State certificates with me at the tournament, and hope to distribute them at the coaches' meeting. (I will still be mailing out middle school certificates.)

  • Tuesday, March 1, 2022
    State Tournament Bracket Change:
    AAA Region III 138 3rd place Braxton Huffman, St. Albans out.
    - Micah Fisher, Greenbrier East, sr., 15-11 moves to T3.
    - Patrick Anderson, Princeton, soph., 17-20 moves to F3.

    AAA Region III 113 Runner-up Josh Sergent, Riverside out.
    - Parker Hale, Greenbrier East, fr., 18-13 moves to R3.
    - Mahayla Finley, Princeton, jr., 5-14 moves to T3.
    - Gabriel Hamm, Hampshire, sr., 14-17 moves to F3. (No 5th-place finisher from Region III, so Hamm got the nod because he has the best record among the available 5th-place finishers.)

    AAA Region IV 182 4th place Bruin Booth, Spring Valley out.
    - Khalil Ramey, Hurricane, soph., 14-19 moves to F4.

    AA/A Region IV 106 4th place Blake Henry, Wahama out.
    - Mason Bailes, Nicholas County, fr., 17-11 moves to F4. (No 5th-place finisher from Region IV, so Bailes got the nod because he has the best record among the available 5th-place finishers.)

    High School School Academic All-State and Honor Roll updated (John Marshall, Ravenswood)

    College Conference Tournament Seeds Released:
    Big 12 Championship Pre-Seeds Released (Peyton Hall Seeded #2 at 165)
    Big 10 Championship Pre-Seeds Released(Braxton Amos Seeded #8 at 197)

    Youth and open tournaments:
    Henry Miller Open (University High School), April 30

  • Monday, February 28, 2022
    STATE TOURNAMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS:
    Ticket Prices:
    Adult Single Session: $10
    Adult All-Session: $50
    Student Single Session: $7
    Student All-Session: $35
    Doors open to buy tickets at 5:00 p.m. Thursday, and arena doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

    As of Monday, February 28, no wrestlers have withdrawn from the tournament. Below is a note from Bill Archer regarding 5th place regional finishers:
        I have had several calls about bringing the 5th places and to go by last year this is what I can tell you.
        I only remember one person not making weight and I don't think anyone was taken out for other reasons. So with the 5th placers coming this year odds are 108 to 1 they won't get in tournament.
        Bill

    Attention High School Coaches: Check the Coaches Only area of the Forum and Vote/Comment on the final team poll and and Individual Weight Class Rankings, which will be released Thursday morning, March 3, prior to the state tournament. If you need a username/password to get in this area, send an email to wvmat@outlook.com and we'll set one up for you.

    January/February High School scores updated

    January/February Youth and Middle School scores updated - WVYWA State Championship Results

    Collegiate Articles:
    Back-to-Back Regional Titles for Hilltopper Wrestling
    Pappas Takes Sixth Leads Wrestling at NCAA Super Regionals
    Laubach & Sita Punch Their Tickets to the NCAA Championship in St. Louis
    Senator Wrestlers Cook, Scollo, and Tarr Qualify for NCAA Championships
    Two Pioneers Advance to NCAA Nationals
    Wrestling Wraps Up Season at NCAA DII Super Regional III
    Men's Wrestling Capture Second Consecutive MSC South-Division Tournament Title

    Collegiate Honors:
    Congratulations to Glenville State Head Coach Dylan Cottrell, NCAA DII Region III Coach of the Year!
    Congratulations to Life University's Zane Lanham, MSC South-Division Wrestler of the Year!
    Fairmont State's Luke Martin Honored Prior to Wrestling Match with NCAA National Championship Ring

    Youth and open tournaments:
    Updated flyer posted for WV Novice State Championship (Charleston), March 19. (Please refresh your browser!)


    Mason County Mothman Open, March 19

  • Saturday, February 26, 2022
    January/February High School scores updated

    NCAA Regional Tournament Action on Trackwrestling:
    NCAA DII Super Regional I (Alderson-Broaddus, Fairmont State) - Johnstown, PA
    NCAA DII Super Regional III (Bluefield State, Davis & Elkins, Glenville State, West Liberty, Wheeling) - West Liberty University

    Follow the WV Youth Wrestling State Tournament on Trackwrestling:
    WVYWA State Tournament

    College Post Season Media Coverage:
    Three Mountaineers Remain Steady in Third NCAA Coaches' Ranking/NCAA Qualifier Allocations Revealed
    Hilltopper Wrestlers Prep for Title Defense
    WVUTech competes at Appalachian Athletic Conference Championship
    Wheeling Wrestling Heads to Super Regionals to Begin Road to Nationals
    Davis & Elkins Wrestling Travels to West Liberty for NCAA Super Regionals
    Fairmont State Wrestling Heads to Pitt-Johnstown for Super Region 1 Wrestling Championship on Saturday
    GSU Pioneer Wrestling Competes in NCAA Super Regional Saturday
    Blue Hose Finish Second at Southeast Regionals

  • Thursday, February 24, 2022
    High School State Duals page updated with 2022 results and links to photos

    Some articles to pass the time while waiting for next week:
    West Virginia Enters Regional Wrestling
    Area Grapplers Prepping for Postseason
    B-UHS Wrestlers Start 2022 with Strong Showings
    Fairmont State University Welcomed #13 Pitt-Johnstown
    Hess Wins Wrestler of the Year, Fortier Coach of the Year in Jam-packed Big 10 Tournament+] -
    Robin Captures Second Ranked Win at No. 5 Iowa State
    UNI Wrestling Rolls Over West Virginia
    LC Wrestling Adds Three More Victories
    Prep Wrestling Notebook: Shady Hosting Snuffer Slam Saturday; Point Pleasant Wins AA-A State Duals
    St. Clairsville Repeats As OVAC Dual Meet Champs
    He's the Guy: Keyser Wrestler Earns 100th Career Win
    Musselman Enters State Wrestling Poll for 1st Time
    Bryant and Lanham latest inductees into Ripley High School Wrestling Hall of Fame

  • Tuesday, February 22, 2022
    Link for brackets added to AAA Region I Final Results (Refresh your browser)

    January/February High School scores updated - Regional Results

  • Monday, February 21, 2022
    Official pairings with wrestler regional place, name, school, grade, and record:
    Class AAA pairings
    Class AA/A Pairings
    (Thanks to Robert St. Clair)

    Link for brackets added to AAA Region II Final Results
    Brackets added to AAA Region IV Final Results

    Always remember to refresh your browser!

    Link to scannable QR codes for Brackets, Bout Board, and Team Scores:
    Class AAA
    Class A/AA

    You can also access the respective tournaments at the following links:
    Class AAA: sikorasoftsystems.com/WVAAA/
    Class A/AA: sikorasoftsystems.com/WVAA/

    (Again, many thanks to Robert St. Clair)

  • Saturday, February 19, 2022

    PILL TWO

    Regional Results will be coming in all afternoon/evening. Be sure to refresh your browser often!

    I made some formatting errors, so when you open a file, hit refresh regardless!

    A/AA Region I Final Results
    A/AA Region II Final Results
    A/AA Region III Final Results
    A/AA Region IV Final Results

    AAA Region I Final Results
    AAA Region II Final Results
    AAA Region III Final Results
    AAA Region IV Final Results

    A/AA Region III preliminary brackets

  • Friday, February 18, 2022
    AA/A Individual Rankings
    AAA Individual Rankings
    Team Polls

    NOTE: For the next four weeks, all updates will only be announced here in the What's New section. Updates can and will be made throughout the day.
    Please remember to refresh your browser each time you return to the site. And also be aware that for some reason, updates can take up to 30 minutes longer to appear on phone browsers.


    AAA Region III preliminary brackets

    A/AA Region I Day 1 Results
    A/AA Region II Day 1 Results
    A/AA Region IV Final Results

    Regional brackets and results:
    A/AA Region I preliminary brackets and Day 1 Results
    A/AA Region II preliminary brackets and Day 1 Results
    A/AA Region III (will be released Saturday morning)
    A/AA Region IV - Final Results

    AAA Region I
    AAA Region II
    AAA Region III
    AAA Region IV

  • Thursday, February 17, 2022
    AAA Region II preliminary brackets
    AAA Region IV preliminary brackets

    Regional brackets to date:
    A/AA Region I
    A/AA Region II
    A/AA Region III
    A/AA Region IV

    AAA Region I
    AAA Region II
    AAA Region III
    AAA Region IV

    Updated team page from Parkersburg High

  • Wednesday, February 16, 2022
    Regions are beginning to release their preliminary brackets. We will post this list each day with any updates so nobody has to scroll down the page to find links.

    A/AA Region I
    A/AA Region II
    A/AA Region III
    A/AA Region IV

    AAA Region I
    AAA Region II
    AAA Region III
    AAA Region IV

    STATE TOURNAMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS:
    New Hall of Fame inductees need to meet at the state tournament in the back of the arena at 5:25 p.m. prior to the start of the finals on Saturday night, March 5. They will be introduced with the former state champions.
    Please call Coach Bill Archer (304-208-5729) with any questions.

    And a reminder about concessions at the state tournament:
    Our concessions are now cashless. We accept debit, credit, and most mobile payments. If a parent does not want to give their child a credit or debit card, they can use the link included to purchase an eGift Card that will work at the concession stands.
    Purchase eGift Cards for both the WSAZ Invitational and the WV State Wrestling Tournament at this link.

    Updated team page from Woodrow Wilson

    AAA Region I Future Sites Updated

    January/February High School scores updated

    January/February Youth and Middle School scores updated

    Youth and open tournaments updated:
    Updated flyer for March Matness Qualifier #2, February 20
    Updated flyer for WV Novice State Championship (Charleston), March 19
    Flyer posted for Coach Jack Perry Memorial Odd Year Tournament, March 20

    Corrected high school scores - John Marshall 75 Morgantown 6 - corrected 195-lb result.

  • Tuesday, February 15, 2022
    Attention High School Coaches: Check the Coaches Only area of the Forum and Vote/Comment on the latest team poll and the sixth set of Individual Weight Class Rankings, which will be released Friday morning, February 18 prior to the regional tournaments. The voting window has been extended to Thursday night at 8:00 p.m. to allow for last minute updates that come out of the seeding meetings. If you need a username/password to get in this area, send an email to wvmat@outlook.com and we'll set one up for you.

    January/February Middle School scores updated - Middle School Girls State Tournament results

  • Sunday, February 13, 2022
    January/February High School scores updated

    Note: I did receive results from the Coalfield Conference Tournament; however, I am unable to open the files. We will get this straightened out and I'll upload the scores as soon as I'm able to.

  • Friday, February 11, 2022
    MEMO FROM COACH ARCHER REGARDING FORMER STATE CHAMPIONS AND STATE TEAM CHAMPION COACHES:

    The WVSSAC State Tournament for this year is the 75th Annual. The WVSSAC would to honor all previous state champions for winning an individual championship.
    We would also like to honor any head coach who has won a team championship.
    Those people should report to the back of the arena about 45 minutes before the start of the parade of champions (5:15 PM).
    All coaches should try and get information out to all their former champions.
    If you have any questions, contact:
    Bill Archer
    (304) 522-3413
    (304) 208-5729

    AA/A Individual Rankings
    AAA Individual Rankings
    Team Polls

    New episode of Mat Time
    Mat Time Season 2 Episode 9 - Special Guest: Kyle Bratke

    GIRLS STATE TOURNAMENT BRACKETS:
    Girls High School State Tournament
    Girls Middle School State Tournament
    Girls Jr. State Tournament

    High School School Academic All-State and Honor Roll updated (Lewis County)

    January/February High School scores updated

    January/February Middle School scores updated

    Youth and open tournaments updated:
    Marshall County Old Timers Tournament (February 20) has been canceled
    Adam Snider Memorial Tournament (originally February 6) has been rescheduled for March 6
    Updated flyer for West Virginia Novice State Championships

  • Thursday, February 10, 2022
    January/February High School scores updated

    High School School Academic All-State and Honor Roll updated (University)

  • Wednesday, February 9, 2022
    Attention High School Coaches: Check the Coaches Only area of the Forum and Vote/Comment on the latest team poll and the fifth set of Individual Weight Class Rankings, which will be released Friday morning, February 11. (I apologize for the narrow window, but scores came in later than normal this week.) If you need a username/password to get in this area, send an email to wvmat@outlook.com and we'll set one up for you.

    Still to come today:
    Middle school scores
    Youth tournament future date postings
    Media coverage links

  • Tuesday, February 8, 2022
    January/February High School scores updated

    January/February Middle School scores updated (Cabell County Championships, Ohio Valley Conference Championships)

    2021-2022 High School Tournaments:
    Flyer posted for Morgantown Mohigan JV Tournament, February 12

    Youth and open tournaments updated:
  • Monday, February 7, 2022
    It is with extreme sadness that we mention that Steve "Gator" Gates passed away this morning. Gator was a superfan who loved this sport and loved and supported kids from all over the state. Rest in Peace, Dear Friend. You will be missed by so many. (Arrangements will be posted when they become available.)

    January/February High School scores updated

    January/February Middle School scores updated

    2022 Wood County Middle School brackets and rosters with seeds

  • Sunday, February 6, 2022
    January/February High School scores updated (WV Single A Challenge)

    WV-Mat Bulletin Board updated with the following request from Parkersburg South: Parkersburg South is hosting Huntington on Wednesday, February 9, but would like to add 1-2 more teams who might be looking for another weigh-in. If interested, email Coach Smith at shaun.smith@k12.wv.us.

  • Saturday, February 5, 2022
    CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2022 WV AAA STATE DUALS TEAM CHAMPIONS - PARKERSBURG SOUTH!

    CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2022 AAA MOST OUTSTANDING WRESTLERS!
    COLE MIDDLETON, PARKERSBURG SOUTH
    LUCA FELIX, UNIVERSITY
    LANDON HERNDON, SPRING MILLS
    JAY JONES, WOODROW WILSON


    WVYWA Regional Tournament Information:

    REGIONAL REGISTRATION closes February 5th. Don't miss out on the opportunity. New bigger venue this year. 10 mats.

    Region 1 Preregistration site: https://www.trackwrestling.com/registration/TW_Register.jsp?tournamentGroupId=200296132&fbclid=IwAR2NRuZQTuwt1B2ert73aKXf8orzbSUPkp85Xgjkz2XwyHDZoXC954mnvQo

    Region 2 Preregistration site: https://www.trackwrestling.com/registration/TW_Register.jsp?tournamentGroupId=201554132&fbclid=IwAR2KvaeAzXbzY30iAZkYYnrD_JU8UjBhf_EuBcNrgApMvSW_LeOvTGZbBds

    Region 3 Preregistration site: https://www.trackwrestling.com/registration/TW_Register.jsp?tournamentGroupId=201555132&fbclid=IwAR1kffurGMiiwJ7uzDhgb50IhTepu4Ue716JN5mmnT4FAfyDjFsvyu-TXXw

    Region 4 Preregistration site: https://www.trackwrestling.com/registration/TW_Register.jsp?tournamentGroupId=201556132&fbclid=IwAR0ne4LGgAD_rzjF-ZkyeX7SWVRziHuLXKXtjNe_CvkozQe-TRPGukjMtJs

  • Friday, February 4, 2022
    CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2022 WV AA/A STATE DUALS TEAM CHAMPIONS - POINT PLEASANT!

    CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2022 AA/A MOST OUTSTANDING WRESTLERS!
    JUSTIN BARTEE, POINT PLEASANT
    MASON ATKINSON, HERBERT HOOVER
    TANNER DETRICK, KEYSER
    RYAN HARDBARGER, MOOREFIELD


    MEMO FROM NORTH MARION ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL JARED MILETO REGARDING THE BIG 10 TOURNAMENT
    Principals,
    After consulting with a few of the conference officers, the decision has been made to make the Big Ten Wrestling Tournament a one-day event. Speaking with Coach Hays the start time will be pushed to 8 AM for weigh ins and skin checks.
    JV participants will need to be dropped from the tournament due to the one day. Again, we will still utilize the cards to gain entry. If any further action is needed, we will reach out and make everyone aware.

    Thank you,
    Jared Mileto

    AA/A Individual Rankings
    AAA Individual Rankings
    Team Polls

    High School State Duals page updated
    2022 Regional Dual Team Champions page with team photos
    2022 WV State Dual Team Brackets page

    January/February High School scores updated - WV State Team Duals Championships (keep refreshing for updates)

  • Thursday, February 3, 2022
    URGENT MESSAGE FROM RITCHIE COUNTY COACH MARK LAMP REGARDING THE SINGLE A CHALLENGE TOURNAMENT
    Coaches,
    A decision has been made to move the Single A to one day, teams have expressed concern about traveling Friday due to the ice.
    The decision has been made to move to Saturday. Weigh Ins will be at 7am, if your team is going to be late just call me 304-299-0450; we will wait.
    Wrestling will start at 9am. We will do a scratch meeting right after weigh ins. For teams still coming down on Friday and spending the night,
    I am waiting to see if we can get you some mat time at the school that evening as well as a weight check. I will let those schools know when I get the word.
    It will be base + 3 on Saturday. In the event that you can not attend please advise us as soon as possible, also advise if you are still attending.
    Thanks to all and we hope everyone can still make it.

    Coach Lamp

    WV-Mat Bulletin Board updated with the following request from Robert C. Byrd: Robert C. Byrd would like to get a couple more weigh ins if possible! We have Big 10 this Friday/Saturday. Then a home match Feb 9th we are open to any other dates a team may have and will travel! Please email: Markley23202@gmail.com or text/call 304-435-7575.

    Information posted for the A/AA Region I Wrestling Tournament

    January/February Middle School scores updated

    Youth and open tournaments updated:
    March Matness Qualifier #1, February 19
    March Matness Qualifier #2, February 20
    March Matness Qualifier #3, February 26
    March Matness Qualifier #4, March 12
    2022 March Matness Championships, March 13

    New episode of Mat Time
    Mat Time Season 2 Episode 8 - Special Guest: Brian Miluk (WSAZ Recap, State Duals Preview)!

    Note: I will be leaving soon to travel to Lewisburg. I will make additional updates to the site once I get settled in my room.

  • Wednesday, February 2, 2022
    Attention High School Coaches: Check the Coaches Only area of the Forum and Vote/Comment on the latest team poll and the third set of Individual Weight Class Rankings, which will be released Friday morning, February 4. If you need a username/password to get in this area, send an email to wvmat@outlook.com and we'll set one up for you.

    January/February High School scores updated, including officials list on the WSAZ high school results page.

    January/February Youth and Middle School scores updated

    High School School Academic All-State and Honor Roll updated (Clay County)

  • Tuesday, February 1, 2022
    January High School scores updated

    Information posted for the Big 10 Conference Tournament, February 4-5 at North Marion

    High School School Academic All-State and Honor Roll updated (Wahama)

    Youth and open tournaments updated:
    West Fairmont Junior Wrestling Tournament, January 21, 2023

    Attention High School Coaches: Team poll and individual rankings will be posted in the coaches' forum layer this evening for voting and feedback.

  • Monday, January 31, 2022
    January High School scores updated, including more detail on the WSAZ high school results page.

    (Working on WSAZ middle school results page.)

    Youth and open tournaments updated:
    West Virginia Novice State Championships, March 19
    West Virginia State Odd Year Tournament, March 20

    This week's team poll and individual rankings worksheets are ready to present to the coaches in the coaches' forum; I'm just waiting a while longer to see if some more results come in. (Hint, hint.)

    Also in the works: Updated page for the State Team Duals!

  • Sunday, January 30, 2022
    January High School scores updated

    January Middle School scores updated

    Note: More detail will be added to both the High School and Middle School WSAZ pages listed on the scores page.

  • Saturday, January 29, 2022
    WSAZ High School Day 1 Brackets
    Follow the tournament at this website: sikorasoftsystems.com/WSAZHS/
    for live results and bracket updates.

    WSAZ Middle School Day 1 Brackets
    Follow the tournament at this website: sikorasoftsystems.com/WSAZMS/
    for live results and bracket updates.

    Flyer posted for Junior Girls State Tournament, February 12. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN UNTIL SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2022.

    Youth and open tournaments updated:
    Rod Oldham Memorial Wrestling Tournament, February 19

  • Friday, January 28, 2022
    AA/A Individual Rankings
    AAA Individual Rankings
    Team Polls

    January Middle School scores updated

    WSAZ High School Tournament begins at 1:00 p.m.! Click here for pre-tournament brackets.
    Follow the tournament at this website: sikorasoftsystems.com/WSAZHS/ for live results and bracket updates.


  • Thursday, January 27, 2022
    January High School scores updated

    New episode of Mat Time
    Mat Time Season 2 Episode 7 - Special Guest: Legendary Coach Bill Archer!

    WSAZ Middle School Seeds Corrected. Click here and remember to refresh your browser!

    High School School Academic All-State and Honor Roll updated (Berkeley Springs, Oak Glen, Ritchie County)

  • Wednesday, January 26, 2022
    January Middle School scores updated

    Attention High School Coaches: Rankings have been adjusted per feedback and are ready for further review in the coaches' forum. Thanks!

    2021-2022 High School Tournaments:
    Flyer posted for Coalfield Conference Tournament, February 11-12
    Flyer posted for Girls State Tournament, February 12. REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN UNTIL SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2022.

    Girls State Tournament page updated

    High School School Academic All-State and Honor Roll updated (Frankfort)

  • Tuesday, January 25, 2022
    Attention High School Coaches: Check the Coaches Only area of the Forum and Vote/Comment on the latest team poll and the third set of Individual Weight Class Rankings, which will be released Friday morning, January 28. If you need a username/password to get in this area, send an email to wvmat@outlook.com and we'll set one up for you.

    WV-Mat Bulletin Board updated - St. Marys is needing one more team to fill a home quad on Wednesday, January 26. Contact Jay Smith at (304) 966-6577 or jay.d.smith@k12.wv.us.

    January High School scores updated

    January Middle School scores updated

    High School School Academic All-State and Honor Roll updated (St. Albans)

    Media Coverage:
    Pitt-Johnstown Wrestling Team Blanks Fairmont State to Remain Unbeaten
    "He's got a warrior mentality." Fairmont Senior's Hamilton Strives for Success

    Our condolences go out to the family and friends of former Preston wrestler, PFC Zach Riffle, who passed away recently in a tactical vehicle accident at Camp Lejeune Marine Base in North Carolina.
    Marine Killed in NC Accident Confirmed to Be From Preston County

    Youth and open tournaments updated - Registration information for 45th WV Jr. State Wrestling Championships, March 12-13, 2022

  • Sunday, January 23, 2022
    Reminder to Coaches with Teams Entered in the WSAZ Tournament: Seeding meeting is IN PERSON at 2:00 p.m. today at Huntington High School.

    WSAZ High School Seeds Released. Click here.
    Follow the tournament at this website: sikorasoftsystems.com/WSAZHS/
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    WSAZ Middle School Seeds Released. Click here.
    Follow the tournament at this website: sikorasoftsystems.com/WSAZMS/
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    January High School scores updated

  • Friday, January 21, 2022
    AA/A Individual Rankings
    AAA Individual Rankings
    Team Polls

    January High School scores updated

    Schedules updated

    Media Coverage:
    Preston Coverage
    B-UMS Wrestling Team Battles to 1-1 Record at Home Tri-Match
    Minutemen Wrestling Team Continues to Excel
    Pioneer Wrestling Returns to Action
    University Wrestling Puts Out Runner-up Performance at OVAC Championships
    Elam Name Synonymous with Local Wrestling
    Blue Devils Alumni Wrestling Tourney Set for Saturday
    B-UMS Wrestling Team Posts 3-2 Fairmont Field House Duals
    Carman Named Student-Athlete of the Week
    Four Eastern Panhandle-Area Wrestlers Ranked No. 1
    Hinkle and Mahan First Inductees into Ravenswood High School Wrestling Hall of Fame
    Wheeling Park Takes Overall and 5A Titles at OVAC Tournament
    Cards Deliver Injury to "Insult" to Capture Winner's Choice
    National Wrestling Hall of Fame Announces Mario Lopez As 2022 Outstanding American
    Battle on the Mat: Patriots Defeat Cabell Midland, Fall to University

    Many thanks to Aaron Naternicola for the links!!

    High School School Academic All-State and Honor Roll updated (Doddridge County, Point Pleasant)

  • Thursday, January 20, 2022
    Attention High School Coaches: Please check the the Coaches Only area of the Forum and Vote/Comment on the second set of Individual Weight Class Rankings and Team Poll, all of which will be released tomorrow morning, January 21. You have until 7:00 p.m. this evening (Thursday, January 20). Thanks!

    January High School scores updated

    January Middle School scores updated

    High School School Academic All-State and Honor Roll updated (St. Marys)

    New episode of Mat Time
    Mat Time Season 2 Episode 6 - Winner's Choice and OVAC Review!

  • Wednesday, January 19, 2022
    2021-2022 High School Tournaments:
    South Charleston's Black Eagle Invitational had to be rescheduled and is now set for February 5. Click the tournament name to view the updated flyer.

    High School School Academic All-State and Honor Roll updated (Herbert Hoover, Nitro, Riverside)

    Youth and open tournaments updated:
    29th Annual Mineral Wells Mustangs Open, January 7, 2023
    18th Annual Mustang Duals, January 8, 2023
    Renamed flyer for West Fairmont Junior Wrestling Tournament, January 22, 2022, because people didn't seem to be picking up the correct form. Please refresh your browser to pick up the latest version of the flyer. Note: Due to Marion Co Health Department and BOE guidelines this tournament will be open to WV residents only.

  • Tuesday, January 18, 2022
    Attention High School Coaches: Check the Coaches Only area of the Forum and Vote/Comment on the second set of Individual Weight Class Rankings, which will be released Friday morning, January 21. If you need a username/password to get in this area, send an email to wvmat@outlook.com and we'll set one up for you.

    Coaches: Team polls are now ready for viewing and comments. Thanks!

  • Monday, January 17, 2022
    Youth and open tournaments updated:
    Updated flyer and information posted for West Fairmont Junior Wrestling Tournament, January 22, 2022. Please refresh your browser to pick up the latest version of the flyer. Note: Due to Marion Co Health Department and BOE guidelines this tournament will be open to WV residents only.
    Flyer posted for Lord of the Rings Tournament, February 5, 2022
    Monarch Youth Duals Tournament, February 12, 2022

    Some WV highlights from the 2022 Ron Mauck OVAC Wrestling Championships:
    Thursday: Coach Shaun Smith (Parkersburg South) Named OVAC 5A Coach of the Year for 2019-20 and 2020-21
    Friday: Gage Wright (Parkersburg South) sets an OVAC and National 170-lb record with a 3-second pin
    Saturday: Wheeling Park brings the team title home again for the first time since 2008
    Saturday: Ian Bush (Cameron) wins his second OVAC title and claims the 2022 OVAC Hercules Award with 5 pins in 6:29

    Non-WV highlight:
    Warren Local's Hayley Snyder becomes the first female to place at the OVAC Tournament! (Warren Local is located in Washington County, Ohio, in the Parkersburg area. Snyder is a 2-time defending Ohio Girls State Champion.)

    Media Coverage:
    Hamilton's Title Highlights Locals at Winner's Choice
    Peyton Hall and West Virginia Natives Helping Lead the Way for WVU Wrestling
    Fairmont Senior's Hamilton Stays Undefeated with First Place pin at Winner's Choice
    Women's Wrestling Continues to Grow

    High School School Academic All-State and Honor Roll updated (Cabell Midland, Keyser, and Shady Spring)

    January Middle School scores updated

  • Sunday, January 16, 2022
    2022 MARKS THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE WVSSAC STATE WRESTLING TOURNAMENT

    Any and all West Virginia state champions are invited to be introduced at the finals of this year's state tournament. They should be encouraged by former coaches to come to back door of Mountain Health Arena at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, March 5, 2022 (30 minutes before the championship finals start) to register. (Note: This is all providing no COVID changes.)

    NOTE FROM MOUNTAIN HEALTH ARENA REGARDING CASHLESS CONCESSIONS:
    Our concessions are now cashless. We accept debit, credit, and most mobile payments. If a parent does not want to give their child a credit or debit card, they can use the link included to purchase an eGift Card that will work at the concession stands.
    Purchase eGift Cards for both the WSAZ Invitational and the WV State Wrestling Tournament at this link.

    WSAZ HIGH SCHOOL AND MIDDLE SCHOOL TOURNAMENT INFORMATION:
    High School:
    High School Tournament Information (Please refresh your browser.)
    High School Team List
    Link for WSAZ High School Tournament: https://sikorasoftsystems.com/WSAZHS/

    Middle School:
    Middle School Tournament Information (Please refresh your browser.)
    Middle School Team List
    Link for WSAZ Middle School Tournament: https://sikorasoftsystems.com/WSAZMS/

    January High School scores updated

    January Middle School scores updated

    CANCELLATION: MLK Invitational at Parkersburg Christian School cancelled

  • Saturday, January 15, 2022
    Updated brackets for St. Marys Blue Devil Alumni Invitational

    Watch the finals of the Ron Mauck OVAC Wrestling Championships here.

    More updates to come tonight after I finish up at the OVAC. Thanks for your patience!

  • Friday, January 14, 2022
    January High School scores updated

    St. Marys Blue Devil Alumni Tournament:
    Brackets
    Entries by School
    Entries by Weight
    Seeds

    Lots of stuff to post. Keep hitting refresh. (I'll get as much as I can done tonight. I have to get up at 2:00 a.m. to begin writing for the OVAC semifinals.)

  • Thursday, January 13, 2022
    AA/A Individual Rankings
    AAA Individual Rankings
    Team Polls

    I still have some middle school scores and a youth tournament to post, but I have to get ready to leave for Wheeling to work at the OVAC tournament. I will post as soon as time permits. Safe travels and safe wrestling to all this weekend!

  • Wednesday, January 12, 2022
    High School Coaches: Just a reminder that you have until 7:00 p.m. this evening (Wednesday, January 12) to vote on both the individual and team polls. We will release everything tomorrow morning, January 13.

    December High School scores updated

    January High School scores updated

    High School School Academic All-State and Honor Roll updated (Parkersburg South)

    Middle School School Academic All State and Honor Roll updated (Spencer Middle)

    Updated team page from South Charleston

    2021-2022 High School Tournaments:
    Updated flyer posted for Winner's Choice. Please refresh your browser to ensure you're viewing the correct flyer.
    South Charleston's tournament on January 22 has been renamed the Black Eagle Invitational, and is now a 16-man bracketed tournament. Click the tournament name to view the updated flyer.

    Youth and open tournaments updated:
    Flyer and information posted for Williamstown Novice Tournament, January 23, 2022
    Danny Suite Memorial Tournament, February 20, 2022
    Southern Mat Club has had to reschedule the 2022 Ram Tough Tournament to Sunday, February 27, 2022. View updated flyer here. Note: You may need to refresh your browser.

    New episode of Mat Time
    Mat Time Season 2 Episode 5 - Things Are Heating Up!

    Look for some big announcements coming from Mat Time!

  • Tuesday, January 11 2022
    OVAC Brackets

    High School School Academic All-State and Honor Roll updated (Musselman)

    Corrected high school scores - National Guard Duals - Preliminary Pool Results

    December Middle School scores updated

    2021-2022 High School Tournaments:
    Updated information posted for Williamstown Bob Zide Rumble, January 22, 2022

    Youth and open tournaments updated:
    Correct flyer (my mistake) and additional information posted for Cougar Classic, January 16, 2022
    The Canfield Fairgrounds Mid-Season Border Brawl, January 15, 2022
    The Sharon Youth Wrestling Open, February 13, 2022

  • Monday, January 10, 2022
    Attention High School Coaches: Check the Coaches Only area of the Forum and vote/comment on the first set of Individual Weight Class Rankings as well as the first in-season Team Poll, all of which will be released Thursday morning, January 13. If you need a username/password to get in this area, send an email to wvmat@outlook.com and we'll set one up for you.

    Note that this is a special area of the forum to which only coaches have access. Also, coach usernames/passwords given for voting purposes are given as aaacoach456 or some such, and email attached to that particular coach's name come to me. That is so that coaches may vote anonymously - no identifying data is associated with these usernames. If you have access you have been using for a few years and are OK with it, that is fine.

    December High School scores updated

    December Middle School scores updated

    January High School scores updated

    January Middle School scores updated

    Youth and open tournaments updated:
    Coach Steve White Memorial Wrestling Tournament, February 20, 2022

    Seeds posted for the 2022 Ron Mauck OVAC Wrestling Tournament

  • Sunday, January 9, 2022
    January High School scores updated

    January Middle School scores updated

    Memo from Coach Bill Archer:
    Hey WVMat fans- Let's see if we can help one of our own out. George Keeney cast a very big shadow in West Virginia wrestling for over 50 years.
    We spend a lot talking about High School age kids. George's grandkids do not have anywhere near enough money to support what they need.
    Officials, Coaches, Parents and Fans let's help some kids that need it.
    Bill Archer

    P.S.
    Yes-we have introduction of former state champions at the 75th Annual State Tournament.
    Waiting to see where situation with Covid is.
    I have been told the tournament will not be separate again. Really hard for us to get kids out to work for both tournaments. As of now, food will be allowed to be brought in the back.
    Wvssac paid $21500 for meals for kids, officials and coaches last year.
    Bill

  • Saturday, January 8, 2022
    January High School scores updated

    January Middle School scores updated

    Middle School School Academic All State and Honor Roll updated (Mountain Ridge Middle)

    2021-2022 High School Tournament Dates:
    Flyer posted for Williamstown Bob Zide Rumble, January 22, 2022

  • Friday, January 7, 2022
    Middle School School Academic All State and Honor Roll updated (Musselman Middle)

    HS/MS coaches, principals, or athletic directors, please submit nominees for your team's Academic All State and Honor Roll recognition! All State certificates will be mailed to the coach c/o the school unless otherwise specified. No certificate is available for the Honor Roll members, but they will be recognized on this website as well. Again, you can email your lists to wvmat@outlook.com.

    Youth and open tournaments updated:
    Flyer and additional information posted for Shadyside Youth Wrestling Tournament, February 5, 2022
    Media Coverage:
    Ripley's Haskins Aiming for the Ultimate Prize in His Final Days of High School Wrestling

  • Thursday, January 6, 2022
    CANCELLATION: Point Pleasant/Parkersburg South dual cancelled
    There will probably be a number of cancellations across the state today. Contact your school's athletic office before heading out!

    January High School scores updated

    January Middle School scores updated

    New episode of Mat Time
    Mat Time Season 2 Episode 4 - AAA Clarity

    2021-2022 High School Tournament Dates:
    Flyer posted for Braxton County Invitational, January 14-15, 2022

    Updated team page from Bridgeport

    Schedules updated

    Youth and open tournaments updated:
    Flyer updated for Cougar Classic, January 16, 2022
    Flyer posted for West Fairmont Junior Wrestling Tournament, January 22, 2022

    Media Coverage:
    Inaugural Fairmont Field House Classic Set for January 8

  • Wednesday, January 5, 2022
    SCHEDULE CHANGE: Cabell Midland/Huntington match (originally set for January 6) postponed until a later date

    High School scores updated

    Middle School scores updated

    Media Coverage:
    Grafton Youth Wrestlers Takedown the Competition in Bridgeport

  • Monday, January 3, 2022
    Youth and open tournaments updated:
    Alexander Spartan Youth Open Tournament, January 9, 2022
    Beallsville Mighty Devils Wrestling Tournament, February 12, 2022

  • Saturday, January 1, 2022
    HAPPY NEW YEAR!

    High School scores updated

    Corrected high school scores: Braxton County 42 Tyler Consolidated 36
    Fairmont Senior 55 Berkeley Springs 18

    Berkeley Springs 48 Hurricane 33 - corrected results at 120 and 195

  • Friday, December 31, 2021
    In Memory of George Keeney

    Jeremy Callen has set up a GoFundMe account to help support George Keeney's grandchildren, Michael and Katelyn Lowe. Click here to donate!

    High School scores updated

    Middle School scores updated

    Youth and open tournaments updated:
    McGuffey "Sledgehammer" Open Tournament, January 22, 2022
    McGuffey "Sledgehammer" Novice Tournament, January 23, 2022

    Updated team page from Robert L. Bland Middle School

    Media Coverage:
    Liberty (Harrison) Wrestling Focused on Growing the Program

  • Thursday, December 30, 2021
    High School scores updated

    Middle School scores updated

  • Wednesday, December 29, 2021
    Our hearts and prayers go out to the family and friends of George Keeney. To say that George was a West Virginia wrestling icon is an understatement, and he will sadly be missed by many.
    More details on funeral arrangements will be posted as they become available.

    Keep up with the Wheeling Park Duals at OVAeC.org
    Keying in these results takes A LOT of time, so please be patient.

    VERY busy week! Scores will be trickling in slowly, so keep checking back.

  • Monday, December 27, 2021
    Middle School scores updated

    New episode of Mat Time
    Mat Time Season 2 Episode 3 - AAA Chaos!

    Media Coverage:
    Powerade Wrestling Tournament Again Loaded with Talent

  • Saturday, December 25, 2021
    MERRY CHRISTMAS!

    High School scores updated

    Corrected high school score: Williamstown 66 St Marys 18

    Media Coverage: Berkeley Springs' Isaac Harris Named Most Outstanding Wrestler at Max Horz Invitational

  • Friday, December 24, 2021
    High School scores updated

    Look for a new team poll next week. We're shooting for the first individual rankings to come out the first week of January.

    Media Coverage:
    Many thanks to Aaron Naternicola for the links! Feel free to send any article links to wvmat@outlook.com.

    East Fairmont's Marsh Wins Rematch in Bees' Wrestling Victory
    Early Upsets Prove How Tough College Wrestling Is
    Northern Wrestling Primed for Success on the Mat
    Letter to the Editor, "Say It Ain't So, Joe" (Note: School was Fairmont Senior, not Farmington)

    Articles from Buckhannon (Subscription required):
    Three Bucs Go 8-0 at Musselman
    Little Bucs Earn Split in Home Tri
    This Week's Hank Ellis All Stars - Tucker Hurst
    Little Bucs Off to a Strong Start
    Bucs Fare Well at Ernie Sparks Duals Despite Not Having Full Roster
    Bucs Put Through the Grinder at Washington Elite Opener
    Bucs Win Debut in Dual Outing with Lewis County
    Bucs to Debut Thursday Hosting Lewis County
    Bucs Seek Even More Success in 2021-22

    Updates may be limited today and tomorrow. I will be spending time with my family and celebrating the birth of my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Here's wishing you all a very, Merry Christmas from WVMat!

  • Thursday, December 23, 2021
    2022 STATE TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

    High School scores updated
    Updated team page from Wahama

    Schedules updated

    Updated AA/A Regional Map. I updated this a couple of days ago to include Gilmer County, but some of the abbreviations (especially Region III) look fuzzy. I'll make a better version as time allows (which may mean the off-season!).

  • Wednesday, December 22, 2021
    High School scores updated
    High School Score Updates - Aligned headings on Wahama scores from December 18

    Middle School scores updated

    Updated team page from Lincoln

    Schedules updated

    Youth and open tournaments updated:
    Mid-Ohio Valley Girls Championship, January 8, 2022
    Cougar Classic, January 16, 2022
    Corrected date and flyer for Bulldawg's Throwdown at the Pound, February 5, 2022

    Media Coverage:
    Point Wins Jason Eades Memorial Duals

  • Monday, December 20, 2021
    Middle School scores updated

    High School scores updated

    Corrected middle school scores: Shady Spring 52 Hurricane JV 36

    Shady Spring 45 Indepencence 42

  • Sunday, December 19, 2021
    High School scores updated

    Middle School scores updated

    Youth and open tournaments updated:
    2022 Battle on the Hill at Huntington High School, January 9, 2022
    Flyer posted for Marshall County Old Timers Tournament, February, 20, 2022

    Media Coverage:
    Peyton Hall Named WVU Student Athlete of the Week

  • Saturday, December 18, 2021
    High School scores updated

    Teammates and Longtime Friends Jude Childers and Aydan Edwards Sign with Fairmont State!
    Childers Signing
    Edwards Signing

    Corrected team scores for Hardwood Duals Day 1 - may need to refresh your browser

    Updated information for WSAZ Tournaments:
    Middle School
    High School

  • Friday, December 17, 2021
    Middle School scores updated

    High School scores updated

    Pool assignments for Jason Eades Memorial Duals

    Youth and open tournaments updated:
    Updated flyer for Jim Matney Memorial Youth Wrestling Tournament, January 23, 2022

    Updated team page from Hampshire

    Schedules updated

  • Thursday, December 16, 2021
    High School scores updated
    Middle School scores updated

    Youth and open tournaments updated:
    David Hypes Memorial Youth Wrestling Tournament, January 9, 2022
    Caldwell Redskin Open, February 13, 2022

    Media Coverage:
    Jones Snags 100th Win as Polar Bears Sweep Season Opener

  • Wednesday, December 15, 2021
    High School and Middle School scores updated

    Corrected high school score - John Marshall 48 Ripley 22

    LKC Middle School brackets posted

    Gilmer County High School has brought back their wrestling program! Please send any team page updates, schedule, and/or scores our way!

    Youth and open tournaments updated:
    Southern Mat Club Ram Tough Youth Wrestling Tournament, January 30, 2022
    Marshall County Old Timer's Tournament, February 20, 2022

    Top Wrestlers 2020-21 updated - corrected Isaac Van Meter of Moorefield's weight class and record


  • Tuesday, December 14, 2021
    High School and Middle School scores updated

    Youth and open tournaments updated:
    Hampshire Mat Club's Lord of the Rings Tournament, February 5, 2022

  • Monday, December 13, 2021
    Updated team page from Lewis County

    Schedules updated

    2021-2022 Middle School Tournament Dates:
    Fairmont Fieldhouse Classic, January 8, 2022

    High School and Middle School scores updated

    Corrected middle school score - Buckhannon-Upshur Middle 74 Mountaineer Harrison 54

  • Sunday, December 12, 2021
    Congratulations to Derek Raike (3rd) and Gage Wright (5th) for placing at the Walsh Ironman!

    2021-2022 High School Tournament Dates:
    AA/A State Dual Team Championships - Friday, February 4, 2022
    AAA State Dual Team Championships - Saturday, February 5, 2022
    This year's tournament will be held once again at the Underwood Building at The State Fairgrounds. With still too many uncertainties, The Greenbrier would not commit.

    High School and Middle School scores updated

    Media Coverage:
    WVU Wrestling Takes Down Glenville 40-3
    Keyser, Frankfort Wrestlers Start Hedgesville Duals
    Tyler Consolidated Wrestling Hosts Senior Night

    Youth and open tournaments updated:
    Flyer posted for South Parkersburg Jr. Wrestling Open, January 8, 2022

  • Saturday, December 11, 2021
    High School scores updated

    Prep Wrestling Rolls Out Mats Saturday at Rick Link Invite

  • Friday, December 10, 2021
    Congratulations to the following West Virginia wrestlers who are seeded in this weekend's Walsh Ironman. Best of luck to all of our wrestlers!
    Justin Bartee, Point Pleasant, #8 @ 144
    Derek Raike, Point Pleasant, #6 @ 150
    Gage Wright, Parkersburg South, #11 @ 175
    Aydan Edwards, Parkersburg South, #15 @ 190
    Erick Brothers, Jr., Wheeling Park, #12 @ 215

    New episode of Mat Time - Ironman Special!
    Mat Time Season 2 Episode 2 - Ironman Special

    High School and Middle School scores updated

    Team champion (Williamstown Middle) photo added to Wirt Duals results

    Youth and open tournaments updated:
    Flyer posted for 9th Annual Tony Williams Memorial Tournament, January 15, 2022

    Articles of interest:
    Glenville State Ready to Challenge WVU Wrestlers
    Walsh Jesuit Ironman Major Test for South Wrestlers

  • Thursday, December 9, 2021
    High School scores updated

    Youth and open tournaments updated:
    Flyer posted for Preston Open, January 2, 2022
    Bellaire Youth Wrestling Tournamentdate changed to January 16, 2022
    Flyer posted for Braxton County Youth Wrestling Tournament, January 16, 2022
    Marietta Tiger Tussle, January 29, 2022
    Bulldawg's Throwdown at the Pound, February 6, 2022

    Corrections made to 1955 State Tournament page

    2004 scores updated: 2004 Coalfield Jr. High Conference Tournament
    Thanks to Michael Goddard for the updates!

  • Wednesday, December 8, 2021
    2021-2022 High School Tournament Dates:
    Flyer posted for Updated flyer for Jason Eades Memorial Duals, December 18

    Updated team pages from Mountaineer Middle (Harrison County) and Washington

    Schedules updated

    High School and Middle School scores updated

    Youth and open tournaments updated:
    Powerade Junior Wrestling Tournament, December 28, 2021
    Shenandoah Zeps Open, January 16, 2022
    IV Braves Open, January 22, 2022
    Bellaire Youth Wrestling Tournament, January 30, 2022
    Ohio Valley Youth Championships, January 30, 2022
    Crooksville Ceramic Open, February 12, 2022

  • Monday, December 6, 2021
    High School scores updated

    WV-Mat Bulletin Board updated - Fort Hill High School in Cumberland, MD still needs more teams for the Super Duals Tournament on January 7-8.

  • Sunday, December 5, 2021
    High School and Middle School scores updated throughout the day. There are A LOT to uploaded (and that's a GOOD thing!), so keep refreshing your browser. If you don't see your team's scores reported, please ask your coach or statistician to send results to wvmat@outlook.com. Thanks!

  • Friday, December 3, 2021
    MAT TIME PODCAST IS BACK!
    Mat Time Season 2 Episode 1

    Updated team pages from Frankfort and Nitro

    Schedules updated

    High School Scores updated

    Middle School Scores updated

  • Thursday, December 2, 2021
    Scores updated

    Attention coaches, managers, statisticians, scorekeepers, tournament directors, fans, parents, wrestlers, etc.: Please share your scores! You can either email results to wvmat@outlook.com or submit via the scores submission page here

    2021-2022 High School Tournament Dates:
    Spring Valley's Bruce Niday Classic has been cancelled due to floor resurfacing in the gym

    Youth and open tournaments updated:
    Flyer and information posted for Williamstown Odd Year Tournament, December 19

  • Wednesday, December 1, 2021
    Updated schedules from Herbert Hoover, Moorefield, and Winfield

    Schedules updated

    2021-2022 High School Tournament Dates:
    Updated flyer for Bob Stover Duals, December 22

    Cameron Dragons High School Invitational: January 8, 2022
    Youth and open tournaments updated:
    Deadline extended to Friday, December 3 for this weekend's Tribe Takedown Classic
    Winter Storm Round Robin, December 12

  • Sunday, November 28, 2021
    Detail for WSAZ Tournaments:
    Middle School
    High School

    Scores updated - Blue & White Youth results

    Youth and open tournaments updated:
    Correct flyer, Weigh-in and start time information added for this weekend's Tribe Takedown Classic
    Bridgeport Brawl, January 29, 2022

  • Friday, November 26, 2021
    Check out Sean "Shaggy" Smith's 19th annual OVAC individual rankings here!

    Youth and open tournaments updated:
    Bridgeport Wrestling Tribe Takedown Classic (December 4) - flyer updated
    Throw Down in Tiger Town (December 11) - flyer and contact information updated
    Panther Classic (December 18) - flyer posted
    South Parkersburg Jr. Wrestling Novice Tournament (December 18) - flyer posted
    Trinity Hiller Classic, January 15, 2022 Ages U6-U15

    Trinity First Year Tournament, January 16, 2022 Ages U6-U10

    Trinity Odd Age Tournament, February 6, 2022 Ages U5 - U15

    Beallsville Mighty Devils Wrestling Tournament, February 12, 2022

  • Thursday, November 25, 2021
    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
    Look for updates late this afternoon or evening. I have several youth tournaments to post, but I was under the weather Tuesday and Wednesday, and have a full morning in the kitchen today. Please take a minute today to thank the Good Lord for all of your blessings, including a normal wrestling season!

  • Monday, November 22, 2021
    2021-2022 High School Tournament Dates:
    Flyer posted for WV Army National Guard Duals, January 7-8, 2022

    Youth and open tournaments updated:
    West Virginia Jr. State Championships, March 12-13, 2022
    The Boardman Battle for the Belt, November 28
    Kevin Randleman Memorial, December 4
    Throw Down in Tiger Town, December 11
    Coshocton Redskin Open, January 15, 2022
    John Glenn Open,February 5, 2022
    Little Muskies Odd-Age Open, February 27, 2022

  • Saturday, November 20, 2021
    Updated schedule from Brooke

    Schedules updated

    2021-2022 Middle School Tournament Dates:
    Braxton Duals, December 11

    Youth and open tournaments updated:
    28th Annual Mineral Wells Invitational, January 9, 2022
    Annual Shadyside Youth Wrestling Tournament, February 5, 2022

    Youth Team Directory information updated - Mineral Wells Mustangs

    Several more youth tournaments to be posted later today after I return from working at a youth tournament myself. (Duty calls...)

  • Thursday, November 18, 2021
    Updated team pages from Spring Mills and Spring Valley

    Updated schedule from Fairmont Senior

    Schedules updated

    2021-2022 High School Tournament Dates:
    Black Eagle Duals (January 22) team list is now complete!

    Youth and open tournaments updated:
    Braxton Youth Wrestling Open: January 16, 2022
  • Wednesday, November 17, 2021
    2021-2022 High School Tournament Dates:
    Elkins Invitational, January 29, 2022

    Updated team page from Herbert Hoover

    Updated schedule from John Marshall

    Schedules updated

    a href="/youth/youth.htm">Youth and open tournaments updated:
    Panther Classic has been moved from December 11 to December 18
    Registration link uploaded for Nurse Pro Plus Youth Tournament, December 19

  • Tuesday, November 16, 2021
    Updated team page from East Fairmont

    Schedules updated

    2021-2022 High School Tournament Dates:
    Ohio Valley Pool Wrestling Tournament - Fairland (OH) High School moved to December 11, 2021

    Youth and open tournaments updated:
    Blue & White Duals Tournament (November 21) has been canceled; individual tournament is still on
  • Monday, November 15, 2021
    AAA, AA, A Pre-SeasonTeam Polls

    Updated team pages from Cabell Midland, Midland Trail and Parkersburg High

    Updated schedules from Fairmont Senior (date correction) and Shady Spring

    Schedules updated

  • Sunday, November 14, 2021
    2021-2022 High School Tournament Dates:
    Musselman Duals, December 17-18

    Youth Team Directory information updated - Bridgeport Youth Wrestling Club

    Youth and open tournaments updated:
    Bridgeport Brawl date moved to Sunday, February 5, 2022

  • Saturday, November 13, 2021
    Youth and open tournaments updated:
    Brooke Cubs 8th Annual Hannah Mozingo Memorial Tournament, January 29, 2022

    Updated team pages from Musselman and PikeView

    Schedules updated

    2021-2022 Middle School Tournament Dates:
    JCMS Wrestling Tournament - Johnson County Middle School, February 5, 2022

  • Thursday, November 11, 2021
    Updated team pages from East Fairmont, East Fairmont Middle, Huntington, Logan Middle, and Robert C. Byrd

    Schedules updated

    2021-2022 High School Tournament Dates:
    Flyer posted for Black Eagle Duals - South Charleston High School, January 22, 2022

    Youth and open tournaments updated:
    Holiday Havoc, December 5
    Flyer posted for Cameron's Battle for the Belt, December 11
    Updated flyer posted for Monarch Youth Tournament, December 12

    Cameron's Ian Bush One of Two State Champions to Sign with WVU!

  • Tuesday, November 9, 2021
    ATTENTION COACHES:
    Please email us your schedules as soon as you get them finalized. You can email your schedule to wvmat@outlook.com.

    Once again, we're going to release a pre-season team poll next Monday, November 15. If you haven't already voted, please go to the High School Coaches' Forum and vote, or send an email to wvmat@outlook.com. Please vote by 6:00 p.m. this Sunday, November 14.

    2021 WV HOF Group Photos added

    After much analysis paralysis (fretting too much over how to list folks in each inductee's group photo based on incomplete lists), I finally put a page together. If anyone wants to correctly identify folks in the group photos in the EXACT order, I will happily update the page!

    2021-2022 High School Tournament Dates:
    Ohio Valley Pool Wrestling Tournament - Fairland (OH) High School, December 4, 2021

    2021-2022 Middle School Tournament Dates:
    Dragon Duals - Fairland (OH) High School, January 8, 2022
    MLK Invitational - Parkersburg Christian School, January 17, 2022

    Youth and open tournaments updated:
    Blue & White Duals (K-6), November 21 following Blue & White Youth Tournament
    Buckeye Brawl, November 27
    BA Christmas Clash, December 26
    New Year's Belt Brawl, January 1

    Updated team page from Magnolia

    Schedules updated

  • Friday, November 5, 2021
    Updated team pages from Brooke, Buckhannon-Upshur Middle (updates and schedule), Oak Glen, Washington Irving Middle, and Winfield

    Schedules updated

    2021-2022 High School Tournament Dates:
    Flyer posted for Winner's Choice, January 14-15, 2022

    Youth and open tournaments updated:
    Registration form and added for South Harrison Youth Tournament, November 27
    South Parkersburg Jr Wrestling Annual Novice Tournament, December 18
    South Parkersburg Jr Wrestling Open, January 15
    Bulldawg's First Annual Showdown at the Pound, January 28-29

    WV-Mat Bulletin Board updated - Robert C. Byrd still needs two teams for a home event on January 13.

    Scores updated

    Still finishing up the group photo page from the WVHOF banquet.

  • Tuesday, November 2, 2021
    2021-2022 High School Tournament Dates:
    WV Army National Guard Duals, Summersville Convention Center: January 7-8, 2022

    Youth and open tournaments updated:
    21st Annual Ripley Rumble, Jackson County National Guard Armory: November 27, 2021
    Hampshire's Mountain Madness Youth Tournament postponed until Spring

    Scores updated

    Updated team pages from Clay County and Independence Middle and updated schedule from Tyler Consolidated

    Schedules updated

    Correction to Hall of Fame biographical sketches: Brian Miluk's wife's name is Dr. Gail Swarm.

  • Monday, November 1, 2021
    CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NATIONAL WRESTLING HALL OF FAME, WV CHAPTER,
    CLASS OF 2021


    Randy Daniel (Lifetime Service to Wrestling)
    Tom Giovengo, Sr. (Lifetime Service to Wrestling)
    Jeff Givens (Lifetime Service to Wrestling)
    Ken McWilliams (Lifetime Service to Wrestling)
    Brian Miluk (Lifetime Service to Wrestling)
    Dean Moore (Lifetime Service to Wrestling)
    Jack Regis, Sr. (Lifetime Service to Wrestling)
    Mike Stalnaker (Lifetime Service to Wrestling)
    Green Beret Sgt. First Class Tyler Milam Westbrook (Outstanding West Virginian)
    Wayne Yonkelowitz (Lifetime Service to Wrestling)


    Hall of Fame page updated

    Class of 2021 Biographical Sketches

    Additional writeup and photos coming soon

    Updated team pages from Berkeley Springs and Williamstown

    Schedules updated

  • Saturday, October 30, 2021
    Updated team page from Nicholas County

    Schedules updated

  • Friday, October 29, 2021
    We're in the process of buffing up the High School State Duals Tournament page!
    A new banner at the top and a link to photos has been added to the 2021 page. Updates to the 2020 page are in the works.

    2021-2022 High School Tournament Dates:
    Black Eagle Duals, South Charleston High School: January 22, 2022

    Youth and open tournaments updated:
    WVYWA regional tournaments (February 13) and state tournament (February 26-27) dates added to list of tournaments

    Schedules updated
    Note: I'm grabbing a lot of schedules from either WVSSAC's site or from trackwrestling.com, so there could be discrepancies.

  • Wednesday, October 27, 2021
    2021-2022 High School Tournament Dates:
    WV "Single A" Challenge, Ritchie County High School: February 4-5, 2022

    2021-2022 Middle School Tournament Dates:
    Williamstown Junior Jacket Duals, Williamstown High School: January 8, 2022

    Updated team pages from Buckhannon-Upshur, Grafton and North Marion

    Youth Team Directory information added - Clarksburg Jr. Wrestling Club

    Schedules updated

  • Tuesday, October 26, 2021
    Fairmont Senior welcomes new head coach Michael Fortier!

    Updated team page from Fairmont Senior

  • Monday, October 25, 2021
    CONGRATULATIONS TO WEST VIRGINIA'S FIRST FEMALE SUPER 32 CHAMPION, KAYLIE HALL OF ROMNEY MIDDLE SCHOOL!

    West Virginia Super 32 Results
    8&Under
    Benton Alt 3rd Place
    Hayden Bostic 1-2
    Kruz Moss Runner Up

    11&Under
    Josh Hutchinson 0-2
    Juliet Alt 3rd Place

    Middle School
    Dominic Way 1-2
    Nathan Murphy 0-2

    High School Boys
    106 Matthew Dolan (Spring Mills) 5-2 *
    106 Gavin Boland (Elkins) 0-2
    126 Matthew McAfee (St. Albans) 1-2
    132 Gunner Andrick (Point Pleasant) 5-2
    132 Saige Walls (George Washington) 3-2
    145 Dom Parker (University) 3-2
    145 Colton Spradling (St. Albans) 0-2
    152 Derek Raike (Point Pleasant) 4-2 *
    152 Patrick Jackson (Spring Mills) 4-2
    152 Ethan Osborne (Woodrow Wilson) 2-2
    160 Dakota Hagedorn (University) 0-2
    182 Ian Bush (Cameron) 3-2 *
    182 Aydan Edwards (Parkersburg South) 0-2
    195 Parker Bentley (Musselman) 1-2 *
    * Advanced to Day 2

    Girls
    103 Zoey Salmons 1-2
    115 Justice Anthony 0-2
    115 Violette Lasure 2-2
    115 Jillian Timberlake 0-2
    148 Loralei Smith 1-2
    160 Kaylie Hall CHAMPION

    Thanks to Tim Amos and John Bonecutter for compiling the lists

    Updated team page from Parkersburg South

    Youth Team Directory signup and contact information updated - Clarksburg Jr. Wrestling Club

  • Sunday, October 24, 2021
    The National Wrestling Hall of Fame - West Virginia Chapter banquet and induction ceremony is just one week away!
    Here are a couple of preview articles on six of this year's inductees:
    Daniel, Miluk, Coach Yonk to be Hall of Famers
    MOV Trio Set to Join National Wrestling Hall of Fame

    WV-Mat Bulletin Board updated - Robert C. Byrd looking for matches to attend for the 2021-2022 season!

    Updated team pages from Buckhannon-Upshur Middle, Robert C. Byrd (updated contact information), & Shady Spring Middle

    2021-2022 High School Tournament Dates:
    Mike Stump Duals: December 18, 2021
    Coach Jim Matney Memorial Tournament, Johnson Central (KY) High School: January 22, 2022

    2021-2022 Middle School Tournament Dates:
    JC Eagles Annual Middle School Tournament, Johnson Central (KY) High School: December 11, 2021

    Youth and open tournaments updated:
    JC Eagles Annual Youth Tournament, Johnson Central (KY) High School: December 12, 2021
    Coach Jim Matney Memorial Youth Tournament, Johnson Central (KY) High School: January 23, 2022

  • Friday, October 22, 2021
    It's with much sadness that we mention the passing of Jeff Medley, a well-known and loved wrestling official from the Kanawha Valley. Our condolences go out to his family, friends, and of course his fellow officials.
    View Jeff's obituary and sign the memory wall here.

    2021-2022 High School Tournament Dates:
    Coalfield Conference Tournament: February 11-12, 2022
    Flyers posted for Washington Elite Opener and Webster County Hardwood Duals

    Updated team pages from Liberty Raleigh and Hurricane Middle

    Youth Team Directory information updated - Gilmer County Little Pioneers

    Youth and open tournaments updated:
    Registration form and contact information added for Blue & White Tournament, November 20-21, 2021

    Canton South Open - Saturday, January 8, 2022
    Barnesville Shamrock Open - Sunday, January 9, 2022
    Dublin Jerome Open - Sunday, January 9, 2022
    Roselawn Rumble - Saturday, January 15, 2022
    Massillon Perry Open - Sunday, January 16, 2022
    Columbiana Clipper Open - Saturday, January 22, 2022
    Martins Ferry Open - Sunday, January 23, 2022
    Monroeville Open - Sunday, January 23, 2022
    Northmont Open - Saturday, January 29, 2022
    Adam Snider Memorial - Sunday, February 6, 2022
    Beachwood Brawl - Saturday, February 19, 2022

  • Tuesday, October 19, 2021
    Addition to new coach list:
    Wes Heavener, Hampshire High

    Youth and open tournaments updated:
    Note added to Mountain Madness Tournament (November 6) - If mailing in registrations, please postmark by Saturday, October 30

    Van Wert Cougar Open - Saturday, November 20, 2021
    Battle in the Nest - Sunday, November 21, 2021
    Bexley Lion Open - Sunday, November 21, 2021
    Moeller Open - Sunday, November 28, 2021
    Tornado Open - Sunday, November 28, 2021
    Maysville Panther Open - Sunday, December 5, 2021
    Clark County Open - Saturday, December 11, 2021
    Newark Wildcat Open - Sunday, December 12, 2021
    Graham Falcon Open - Saturday, December 18, 2021
    Sheridan General Open - Sunday, December 19, 2021
    Cambridge Bobcat Open - Monday, December 27, 2021

  • Saturday, October 16, 2021
    Youth and open tournaments updated:
    Indian Lake Open - Saturday, October 30, 2021
    Ontario Open - Sunday, October 31, 2021
    Warner Elite Open - Saturday, November 6, 2021
    Indian Valley Open - Sunday, November 7, 2021
    Oregon Open - Saturday, November 13, 2021
    Bloom-Carroll Open - Sunday, November 14, 2021

  • Friday, October 15, 2021
    2021-2022 High School Tournament Dates:
    AB Contracting Bill Hughes Wrestling Invitational: February 12, 2022

    2021-2022 Middle School Tournament Dates:
    Woodrow Wilson Middle School Duals: December 18, 2021

    Updated team page from University

    Youth and open tournaments updated - Monarch Youth Wrestling Tournament, December 12

    Congratulations to the following new coaches!
    Logan Bowman - East Fairmont
    Michael Fortier - Fairmont Senior
    Shawn Taylor - Liberty Harrison
    Mark Lamp - Ritchie County
    Ted Kuhn, Jr. - South Charleston
    Ryan Fell - South (Morgantown) Middle

    Please let us know if we've overlooked anyone!

    Now the the season is only a month away (crazy, right?!), we'll be starting on the master schedules. Please send your team and schedule updates to wvmat@outlook.com

  • Thursday, October 14, 2021
    Updated team pages from Shady Spring (schedule posted) and St. Marys (schedule updated)

    2021-2022 High School Tournament Dates:
    Jackson County Invitational: December 19, 2021
    Bob Stover Duals: December 22, 2021

    2021-2022 Middle School Tournament Dates:
    Point Pleasant Big Ben Classic Jr. High Duals (at Point Pleasant High School) moved to January 8, 2022

    Scores updated - Huntington Elite Open

    Youth and open tournaments updated - 2021 South Harrison Youth Tournament, November 27; 2021 Williamstown ODD Year Tournament, December 19; Preston Open, January 2; 2021 Williamstown Novice Tournament, January 23; Mason County Open, March 19

    Youth Team Directory contact information updated - East Fairmont Jr. Wrestling and Preston Mat Club

  • Saturday, October 2, 2021
    Updated team pages from Point Pleasant and Shady Spring

    2021-2022 High School Tournament Dates:
    Braxton County Invitational: January 14-15, 2022

    Updated information for the 37th Annual Max Horz Border Wars: Tournament, December 22-23, 2021 at Berkeley Springs High School

    2021-2022 Middle School Tournament Dates:
    Fear the Pack Duals at Warm Springs Middle: December 18, 2021 (Still looking for 2-4 more teams)

    Youth and open tournaments updated - Mountain Madness Pre-Season Open Tournament at Hampshire High School, November 6; 9th Annual Tony Williams Memorial Tournament, January 22

    Top Wrestlers 2020-21 updated.


    Kentucky Coaching Legend Remembered for Love of Mountain Kids

  • Monday, September 27, 2021
    Updated team page from St. Marys

    2021-2022 Middle School Tournament Dates:
    "Big Ben" Classic Jr. High Duals: December 11, 2021

    Youth and open tournaments updated - Additional detail on Bridgeport Tribe Takedown Classic - December 4

  • Friday, September 24, 2021
    2021-2022 High School Tournament Dates:
    Garry Bender Roane Raider Cup: December 11, 2021

    2021-2022 Middle School Tournament Dates:
    2021 Huntington Middle School Classic: December 11, 2021

    Wheeling University Releases 2021-2022 Season Schedule

    West Liberty University Schedule Posted
    Keep checking back for college updates

    2021 results added to High School State Duals page

    Working on the following as time allows:
    State Duals Tournament Page
    Girls State Tournament Page
    College Pages
    Top Seniors, Juniors, Sophomores, Freshmen for 2021

  • Thursday, September 23, 2021
    2021-2022 High School Tournament Dates:
    Jason Eades Memorial Duals: December 18, 2021

  • Wednesday, September 22, 2021
    2021-2022 High School Tournament Dates:
    Webster County Hardwood Duals: December 17-18, 2021 (additional contact information posted in the Bulletin Board)

    2021-2022 Regional and State Youth Tournament Dates:
    WVYWA Regional Tournaments: February 13, 2022 (locations TBD); entry form will be provided at a later date
    WVYWA State Tournament: February 26-27, 2022, Charleston Civic Center, 200 Civic Center Dr, Charleston, WV 25301

    Youth and open tournaments updated - State Line Brawl, December 5; Bristol Brawl, January 9

  • Thursday, September 9, 2021
    Youth and open tournaments updated - Berkeley Springs Indians Fall Classic Takedown Tournament, October 9

    WV-Mat Bulletin Board updated - Indiana PA, District 7 is looking for 3 more teams for the Bo Wood Wrestling Tournament, January 8, 2022

  • Wednesday, September 8, 2021
    2021-2022 Middle School Tournament Dates:
    Charleston Invitational: December 3-4, 2021
    Martins Ferry Dwayne "Bubba" Coleman Jr. High Wrestling Invitational: December 4, 2021

    Youth and open tournaments updated - Huntington Pre-Season Tournament, October 3; Woodrow Wilson Flying Eagles Open, October 30

  • Saturday, September 4, 2021
    A BELATED CONGRATULATIONS TO JUNIOR WORLD GRECO-ROMAN BRONZE MEDALIST BRAXTON AMOS!

    Braxton Amos is Double World Medalist

    South Parkersburg Street Renamed for Junior World Champion Braxton Amos

    Support Braxton by purchasing fan gear at braxtonamos2021.itemorder.com/sale thru Sunday, September 19.

    Updated team pages from Cameron, Parkersburg South, Shady Spring (corrections and updates), and South Charleston

    Youth and open tournaments updated - The Wooster Fall Wrestling Open, October 24

    Our condolences go out to the family and friends of Butch Powell, former assistant director of the WVSSAC, who passed away in July. View the obituary here.

    And our deepest sympathies are with the Pleasants County and St. Marys communities as they mourn the tragic loss of St. Marys wrestler Wesley Scoggan, who died in an ATV accident on August 1, and his mother Amy, who passed away last weekend. A fund has been set up for the family. Donations can be made to, "The Amy Scoggan Fund" and sent to Willow Island Federal Credit Union, 302 Second St., St. Marys, WV 26170.

  • Friday, September 3, 2021
    My apologies for the delay in getting updates made to the page. My email address was compromised, and I just now got the account recovered. (Note: It's a little tough to validate your identity by determining to whom you sent emails and the exact titles of said emails if you CAN'T ACCESS YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT! But I digress...)

    I'm working on getting caught up on emails and getting updates posted. Thanks for your patience!

  • Wednesday, August 18, 2021
    CONGRATULATIONS TO JUNIOR WORLD FREESTYLE CHAMPION BRAXTON AMOS!
    Updated schedule from St. Albans

    Updated team pages from Ritchie County, South (Morgantown) Middle, and Shady Spring

    Youth and open tournaments updated - Cameron's Battle for the Belt, December 11; Blue & White updated information

  • Tuesday, August 17, 2021
    Braxton Amos to Wrestle in Championship Finals of the 2021 UWW Junior Worlds This Morning!
    Catch Braxton's finals match on FlowWrestling here.

  • Friday, July 30, 2021
    Updated team page from St. Albans

    Updated coach contact information for West Fairmont Jr. Wrestling

    WV-Mat Bulletin Board updated - Robert C. Byrd looking for matches to attend for the 2021-2022 season!

  • Thursday, July 22, 2021
    CONGRATULATIONS TO SIERRAMARIE MILLER OF EAST HARDY
    NWHOF TRICIA SAUNDERS HIGH SCHOOL EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNER


    NWHOF Tricia Saunders High School Excellence Award State Winners Announced
    Tricia Saunders award winner page updated

  • Tuesday, July 20, 2021
    CONGRATULATIONS TO GAVIN QUIOCHO OF PARKERSBURG SOUTH
    NWHOF DAVE SCHULTZ HIGH SCHOOL EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNER


    NWHOF Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award State Winners Announced
    Dave Schultz award winner page updated

    2021-2022 Tournament Dates:
    4th Annual Ernie Sparks Memorial Duals: December 11, 2021

  • Sunday, July 18, 2021
    2021 US MARINE CORP 16U & JUNIOR NATIONALS - FARGO - Live Coverage

    CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING ALL-AMERICANS AND NATIONALLY-RANKED WRESTLERS RECOGNIZED BY WRESTLING USA MAGAZINE AND ROFKIN MATSCOUTS!

    Wrestling USA Magazine 2021 All-American
    Gavin Quiocho (160), Parkersburg South

    Wrestling USA Magazine 2021 All-Americans - Honorable Mention
    Isaac Short (120), Point Pleasant
    Blake Boyers (138), East Fairmont
    Brayden Johnson (138), Parkersburg South

    Wrestling USA Magazine World of Wrestling 15U National Rankings
    145 - Gage Wright, Parkersburg South, #4

    Wrestling USA Magazine Nation's Best 2020-2021 High School All-Class Rankings
    145 - Derek Raike, Point Pleasant, #26
    145 - Gage Wright, Parkersburg South #30
    160 - Gavin Quiocho, Parkersburg South #16

    Rofkin 2021 152-lb Rankings - All Class
    Gage Wright, Parkersburg South, #13

    Wrestling USA Magazine Nation's Best 2020-2021 High School Junior Class Rankings
    120 - Mikey Jones, Fairmont Senior, Special Mention
    138 - Mackandle Freeman, Point Pleasant, Special Mention
    145 - Derek Raike, Point Pleasant, #11
    160 - Justin Bartee, Point Pleasant, 13
    182 - Ian Bush, Cameron, #28
    195 - Parker Bentley, Musselman, #28
    195 - Aydan Edwards, Parkersburg South, Special Mention
    285 - Jeffery Jones, Parkersburg, Special Mention

    Rofkin 2024 Big Board
    Gage Wright, Parkersburg South, #10

    Wrestling USA Magazine National Girls High School Rankings
    106 - Zoey Salmons, Cabell Midland, #24
    144 - Loralei Smith, Cabell Midland, #22

    Our sympathy goes out to the Wheeling Park wrestling family as they mourn the loss of former coach Eric Carder, who passed away at the age of 71 in Florida. No public obituary has been released yet.

  • Monday, July 12, 2021
    Camps updated - Charleston Wrestling Club Clinic Featuring State Champion and Clarion University Wrestler Austin Chapman - This Saturday, 2-4 p.m.

    WV-Mat Bulletin Board updated - King of the Mat Tournament, Dec. 22-23, North Davidson HS, Lexington, North Carolin

    Vincent Delligatti Steps Down as Fairmont Senior Head Coach

    Our sympathy goes out to Coach Sterling Beane and his family at the passing of his wife Judy.
    Judy was a long time supporter of high school wrestling and was instrumental in the formation of the Braxton County High School wrestling team in 1972.
    She also served as an assistant wrestling coach at BCHS in the 1990's and was the tournament director for the Braxton Invitational Tournament.

    The funeral was this past weekend, but the obituary can be viewed here .

  • Monday, June 28, 2021
    Updated team pages from Fairmont Senior and Tyler Consolidated

    2021-2022 High School Tournament:
    2021 Raider Rumble (Liberty Raleigh): December 3-4, 2021

    Updated contact information for Nurse Pro Plus Tournament

    WV-Mat Bulletin Board updated - Bridgeport Youth Wrestling Open Mat dates announced; Woodgrove Tournament looking for teams

    Youth and open tournaments updated - Meadowbrook Summer Open (July 10); Tribe Takedown Classic (December 4), and Bridgeport Brawl (February 12)

  • Wednesday, June 9, 2021
    2021-2022 Tournament Dates:
    16th Annual Grafton Duals: December 30, 2021

  • Tuesday, June 8, 2021
    Updated team page from John Marshall

    Youth and open tournaments updated - Panther Classic, December 11

    Camps updated - Coach Krause Camp at Oak Hill HS, Mahindra Clinic Featuring Josh Humphreys, Ken Chertow Commuter Camp and Clinic

  • Friday, May 21, 2021
    Camps updated --
    Charleston Wrestling Club camps and clinics
    Southern Ohio Competition Nights

    New link for West Virginia Freestyle Wrestling

    2021-2022 Tournament Dates:
    Keyser Kiwanis Tournament: December 11, 2021
    Dix Manning Duals: December 18, 2021
    Larry Snuffer Slam: February 5, 2022

  • Saturday, May 8, 2021
    Updated team page from Herbert Hoover

    Youth and open tournaments updated - 2021 Nurse Pro Plus Youth Tournament, December 19, 2021

    CONGRATULATIONS TO VAN METER AWARD WINNER, COACH SHAUN SMITH OF PARKERSBURG SOUTH!
    Smith Wins Van Meter Award

    BRAXTON AMOS TO REPRESENT USA AT THE WORLD TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS IN RUSSIA THIS AUGUST
    Amos and Roberts Compete at World Team Trials

    Updates to the All-American lists are coming in, and will be posted soon. Thanks to all who have contributed!

    Plenty more page updates on the way!

  • Wednesday, May 5, 2021
    Camps updated --
    Ohio RTC Wrestling Commuter Camp @ Huntington High, June 21-24, 2021

    WV-Mat Bulletin Board updated - Information on Warm Springs Middle School Fear the Pack Duals

    CONGRATULATIONS TO 2021 ROBERT DUTTON AWARD WINNER,
    GAVIN QUIOCHO OF PARKERSBURG SOUTH


    EAST FAIRMONT'S BLAKE BOYERS DUTTON AWARD RUNNER-UP

    Parkersburg News and Sentinel: Quiocho Reigns Supreme
    Dutton Award winners page updated

    MAT TIME PODCAST - AA/A STATE TOURNAMENT HEADLINES EDITION!
    Mat Time Episode 12 - AA/A State Tournament Headlines

    2021-2022 Tournament Dates:
    Washington Elite Opener: December 4, 2021

    2021-2022 High School Tournament Information and Updates:
    Washington Elite Opener information posted on the forum and on the WV-Mat Bulletin Board
    Nurse Pro Plus Tournament flyer posted

    Youth and open tournaments updated - 2021 West Virginia Freestyle Tournament, June 5

  • Tuesday, May 4, 2021
    2021-2022 Tournament Dates:
    Spring Valley Bruce Niday Classic: December 11, 2021
    37th Annual Max Horz Border Wars: December 22-23, 2021
    Nitro Pat Vance Invitational: January 7-8, 2022
    Winner's Choice: January 14-15, 2022
    Williamstown Bob Zide Rumble: January 22, 2022

    Youth and open tournaments updated - 2021 Olympia Freestyle Tournament, May 15; Blue & White Tournament; West Fairmont Junior Wrestling Tournament

    Camps updated --
    Championship Mentality Camp, June 11-13, 2021
    Ground Zero Summer Camp '21, July 5-9, 2021

    Scores updated - NHSCA Virginia Beach Nationals

    Individual Champs, by School corrected

    CONGRATULATIONS TO NHSCA GIRLS NATIONAL CHAMPION AND ALL-AMERICAN LORALEI SMITH OF CABELL MIDLAND!

    CONGRATULATIONS TO THE FOLLOWING WRESTLERS WHO PLACED AT THE NHSCA VIRGINIA BEACH NATIONALS:
    Seniors
    152 Stevie Mitchell, Wheeling Park (5-2, 4th Place)
    285 Charlie Tamburin, Wheeling Park (5-3, 6th Place)
    Juniors
    145 Derek Raike, Point Pleasant (4-1, 6th Place)
    Sophomores
    160 Dakota Hagedorn, University (4-3, 8th Place)
    160 Patrick Jackson, Spring Mills (9-2, 4th Place)
    182 Elijah Edge, St Albans (4-2, 4th Place)
    220 Erick Brothers, Wheeling Park (5-2, 5th Place)
    Freshman
    285 Colton Naylor, Oak Hill (2-2, 7th Place)
    HS Girls
    103 Zoey Salmons, Cabell Midland (3-2, 4th Place)
    144 Loralei Smith, Cabell Midland (4-0, 1st Place)
    Middle School
    230 Kaleb Arbogast, West Fairmont (3-2, 4th Place)

    High School All-Americans page updated

    We are missing All-Americans from 2019 and 2020! Please send updates to wvmat@outlook.com

  • Thursday, April 29, 2021
    State Tournament page updates:
    Individual Champs, Alphabetical Listing
    Individual Champs, by Coach
    Individual Champs, by School
    Individual Champs by Year, 2011- Present AA/A
    Individual Champs by Year, 2011- Present AAA
    West Virginia High School Team Champions, from 1948

    Outstanding Contributors page updates:
    Four Time and Three Time State Champions
    Outstanding Wrestler Award Winners
    Top Coaches of State Champions
    Top Dual Meet Victories, Coaches (Note: Please send us updates!)
    Coach of the Year Award Winners
    National Federation of State High Schools Association Active Award
    Snyder-Miller Media Award

    Please call any mistakes or oversights to our attention

    MAT TIME PODCAST - AAA STATE TOURNAMENT HEADLINES EDITION!
    Mat Time Episode 11 - AAA State Tournament Headlines
    Stay tuned for the AA edition!

    High School School Academic All-State and Honor Roll updated (Brooke, Lewis County, and Ravenswood)

    2022 Tournament Dates:
    Jason Eades Memorial Duals: December 18, 2021
    Nurse Pro Plus Tournament: December 18, 2021
    South Classic: January 8, 2022
    St. Marys Blue Devil Alumni Invitational: January 15, 2022
    WSAZ Invitational: January 28-29, 2022
    WV Single A Challenge: February 4-5, 2022
    WV State Duals Tounament: February 5, 2022

    Youth and open tournaments updated - 2021 Waterway Duals, September 11-12

    Updated team page from Logan Middle

    Still more updates to come over the next few days

  • Sunday, April 25, 2021
    AA/A State Tournament Page (including awards and podium photos)

  • Saturday, April 24, 2021
    AAA State Tournament Page (including awards and podium photos)

  • Thursday, April 22, 2021
    Updated AA/A State Tournament Brackets after Day 1

    Live updates: https://sikorasoftsystems.com/WVAA/

    AA/A Championship Finals will be broadcast on the NFHS Network. $9.99 subscripion required.

    AA/A Championship finals will begin with the 106-lb weight class

    Updated AA/A State Tournament Brackets after Consolation Finals

    2021 WVSSAC AA/A STATE WRESTLING TOURNAMENT
    AA Team Champions: Point Pleasant
    AA Team Runners-Up: Fairmont Senior
    AA Coach of the Year: John Bonecutter, Point Pleasant
    AA Most Outstanding Wrestler: Blake Boyers, East Fairmont
    A Team Champions: Moorefield
    A Team Runners-Up: Cameron
    A Coach of the Year: Tim Jones, Cameron
    A Most Outstanding Wrestler: Ian Bush, Cameron
    Snyder-Miller Media Person of the Year: Gary Fauber, Beckley Register-Herald
    National Federation Coaches Association Active Award - 2020 Wrestling Coach of the Year: Jeremy Tincher, Greenbrier West

    Final AA/A State Tournament Brackets

    Complete AA/A State Tournament Results:
    https://sikorasoftsystems.com/WVAA/


    Official AA/A State Tournament Page Coming Soon

  • Wednesday, April 21, 2021
    Welcome, AA/A Teams and Fans!
    Follow the tournament live here: https://sikorasoftsystems.com/WVAA/

    Updated AA/A State Tournament Brackets (After scratch meeting)

    Updated AA/A State Tournament Brackets after Round 1

  • Tuesday, April 20, 2021
    LISTEN TO MAT TIME AA/A STATE TOURNAMENT PREVIEWS!
    Episode 9 - AA/A 106-145 Preview
    Episode 10 - AA/A 152-285 Preview

    Updated AA/A State Tournament Brackets

    Updated AAA State Tournament Brackets after Consolation Finals

    2021 WVSSAC AAA STATE WRESTLING TOURNAMENT
    Team Champions: Parkersburg South
    Team Runners-Up: Spring Mills
    AAA Coach of the Year: Anthony Regalbuto, Spring Mills
    AAA Most Outstanding Wrestler: Ethan Hardy, Washington
    Snyder-Miller Media Person of the Year: Mark Martin, WCHS
    NFHS 2019 Wrestling Official of the Year: Eric VanSlyke

    Final AAA State Tournament Brackets

    Complete AAA State Tournament Results:
    https://sikorasoftsystems.com/WVAAA/


    Official AAA State Tournament Page Coming Soon

  • Monday, April 19, 2021
    AAA State Tournament Live Updates: https://sikorasoftsystems.com/WVAAA/

    AAA Championship Finals will be broadcast on the NFHS Network. $9.99 subscripion required.

    Updated AAA State Tournament Brackets after Round 1

    AA/A State Tournament Bracket Changes:
    Region I 285 4th place Aaron Armentrout, Berkeley Springs out.
    - Replace with Ben Wagstaff, St. Marys, fr., 8-4.

  • Sunday, April 18, 2021
    LISTEN TO MAT TIME AAA STATE TOURNAMENT PREVIEWS!
    Episode 7 - AAA 106-145 Preview
    Episode 8 - AAA 152-285 Preview

    Updated brackets. (Note: These are not the official brackets that will be maintained by the tournament.)
    AAA
    AA/A

  • Friday, April 16, 2021
    State Tournament Bracket Changes:
    AAA Region II 195 4th place Gabriel Tost, Hedgesville out.
    - Replace with Mathew Holderby, Riverside, jr., 13-7. (No 5th-place finisher from Region II, so Holderby got the nod because he has the best record among the available 5th-place finishers.)

    AA/A Region III 170 4th place Tyler Grindstaff, Herbert Hoover out.
    - Replace with Channing Lowe, Wirt County, fr., 12-4.
    - Replace with Ben Cyphers, East Fairmont, jr. 10-3

    AAA Region IV 285 4th place Demetrius Gearheart, Parkersburg South out.
    - Replace with Andrew Manley, Ripley, sr., 9-14.

    AAA Region III 132 Runner-Up Thomas Hartley, George Washington out.
    - Montana Meachum, Princeton, sr., 17-5 moves to R3.
    - Micah Fisher, Greenbrier East, jr., 11-9 moves to T3.
    - Colton Martin, Oak Hill, soph., 9-7 moves to F3.
    - Caitlynn Ash, St. Albans, soph., 0-2 moves to F3.

    Updated AAA State Tournament Brackets

    Middle school scores updated

  • Thursday, April 15, 2021
    Team Polls - AAA / AA / A

    From Bill Archer: Bridgeport will not be participating in the AAA state tournament due to COVID quarantine restrictions. The following weight classes are affected: 120, 138, 145, 160, 170, 182, 195, and 285. All Region I wrestlers will be bumped up where applicable, and the AAA Region I 5th-place finisher in each weight class will now fill the "F1" position in the respective brackets.

    Complete updates will be posted soon, and corrected brackets will be forthcoming. Coaches will be given updated brackets at the state tournament.

    Editor's note: While it's always heartbreaking for a wrestler to have to withdraw from the state tournament for any reason, it's absolutely devastating when an entire team has to withdraw. I am not ashamed to say that I am a praying person. I am sincerely praying for peace and comfort for these young men, their coaches, their families, and their fans. Please take a moment to do the same, and also thank God for His mercy. It could just as well have been YOUR team. Please do what you need to do to remain healthy for the next several days.

    Updated AAA State Tournament Brackets

    Links for State Tournament Web Results
    A-AA link
    https://sikorasoftsystems.com/WVAA/
    AAA Link
    https://sikorasoftsystems.com/WVAAA/


    INSTRUCTIONS FOR TICKET DISTRIBUTION:
    Tickets for class AAA may be picked up by a team representative on Sunday April 18 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, and on Monday morning from 8:00-9:00. Teams will distribute the spectator tickets. AA-A tickets are being mailed to the school.

    PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE CHANGES IN DIRECTIONS TO THE MOUNTAIN HEALTH ARENA!
    From Bill Archer:
    Due to construction there is a change in directions to Mountain Health Arena for the State Wrestling Tournament. The 10th street viaduct is closed.

    For those who get off the 5th street exit:, go down what is a big hill until you see 8th Ave. Turn right.

    When you get to 8th Street you will see the closed viaduct. Go two more blocks straight ahead. You will see the 10th Street viaduct on the left. Go under the 10th Street viaduct and stay on 10th Street until you get to 3rd Ave. Turn left and go 3 blocks. The Mountain Health Arena is on the right.

  • Wednesday, April 14, 2021
    AA/A Individual Rankings
    AAA Individual Rankings

    Corrected AAA Region IV brackets and team scores (195-lb 5th place match corrected)

    Middle school scores updated

    State Tournament Bracket Change:
    AAA Region II 170 4th place Dieuvens Lebreton, Hedgesville out. Replace with Michael Graham, Jefferson, fr., 4-7.

  • Monday, April 12, 2021
    Attention High School Coaches: Check the Coaches Only area of the Forum and Vote/Comment on the second set (post regional) 2021 Individual Wt Class Rankings* as well as the latest 2021 Team Poll (which should be ready for voting later today). As always, if you need a username/password to get in this area, send an email to wvmat@outlook.com and we'll set one up for you.

    Note that this is a special area of the forum to which only coaches have access. Also, coach usernames/passwords given for voting purposes are given as aaacoach456 or some such, and email attached to that particular coach's name come to me. That is so that coaches may vote anonymously - no identifying data is associated with these usernames. If you have access you have been using for a few years and are OK with it, that is fine.

    * Individual rankings are totally independent of the pill, so for instance, a deserving wrestler can still be ranked #2, even if he is expected to meet the #1-ranked wrestler in the quarterfinals or semifinals.

  • Sunday, April 11, 2021
    State Tournament Brackets:
    AA/A
    AAA

  • Saturday, April 10, 2021
    Regional results are coming in. I'll format and post as soon as I can!
    Bill Archer said the pill should be drawn around 8:00 or 9:00 this evening. The WVSSAC will call him and he will call me.
    Keep hitting refresh!!

    PILL TWO

    Pairings According to the Pill Drawn

    Regional Tournament Results:
    AA/A Region I
    AA/A Region II
    AA/A Region III
    AA/A Region IV

    AAA Region I
    AAA Region II
    AAA Region III
    AAA Region IV



    AA/A Region I Brackets After Day 1

    High school and middle school scores updated

    Marion County Set for Big Day 2 at Regional Tournament with 24 Wrestlers Still Alive
    Blevins Has Improved Mindset as Regionals Approach
    Short Season a Challenge for Young Red Devils
    Parkersburg South Regional Preview
    Catching Up With Braxton Amos

  • Friday, April 9, 2021
    AA/A Region II Brackets

    Middle school scores updated

    Kanawha Valley Regional Wrestling Preview
    Marion County Regional Wrestling Preview
    Mineral County Regional Wrestling Preview
    Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Wrestling Preview
    Region III AA/A and AAA Regional Wrestling Preview
    Spartans Look to Move Forward at Regional Tournament

  • Thursday, April 8, 2021
    AA/A Region III Seeds
    AA/A Region III Information
    From Independence athletic director:
    Due to the restriction on seating capacity placed on us by the county health department and our county board we can only have 25% seating capacity in our gym. This was based on the number of wrestlers entered into the regional tournament this year. To keep this fair for all wrestlers we will allow each athlete two tickets.

    AA/A Region II seeding meeting is tonight.
    AA/A Region IV seeding meeting will be Friday morning.

    AAA Region II Brackets

    LISTEN TO MAT TIME REGIONAL PREVIEWS!
    Region I AA/A & AAA
    Region II & III AA/A & AAA
    Region IV AA/A & AAA

    Middle school scores updated

    CONGRATULATIONS TO BRAXTON AMOS ON WRESTLING HIS WAY TO AN ALTERNATE SPOT ON THE US OLYMPIC WRESTLING TEAM!
    How Braxton Amos Nearly Secured a Spot in the Tokyo Olympic Games

    More on the US Olympic Team Trials:
    Young Talent Amos Stuns Greco-Roman Field to Reach Finals at US Olympic Team Trials
    Amos Qualifies for Olympic Trials
    Listen to Baschamania Podcast Discussing Amos

  • Wednesday, April 7, 2021
    AA/A Region I Brackets
    AAA Region IV Brackets

  • Tuesday, April 6, 2021
    AAA Region I Brackets
    AAA Region III Brackets

    AA/A Region I Seeds

    High school scores updated

    Team Polls - AAA / AA / A

    AA/A Individual Rankings

    AAA Individual Rankings

    Disclaimer: We have already received word from AAA Region 4 that there are several weight class changes that will not be reflected in these rankings. There will probably be changes in all regions in both classes. We will release a subsequent set of individual rankings AFTER the regional tournaments.

    Note from Bill Archer regarding state tournament ticket limitations: The rules we were given for now by the civic center, governor and WVSSAC - capacity is limited to 1180, not counting workers, wrestlers and officials. Why would any of the people running the tournament want to keep people out of seeing the tournament?

  • Monday, April 5, 2021
    Youth and open tournaments updated - Registration information for 44th WV Jr. State Wrestling Championships

    New Episode of Mat Time!

    High School School Academic All-State and Honor Roll updated (John Marshall)

    High school and middle school scores updated

    Attention High School Coaches: We will be releasing both the team polls and the individual rankings tomrrow morning. Please log in to the coaches' area of the forum to vote by 8:00 p.m. this evening. Thanks!

  • Tuesday, March 30, 2021
    From Wayne Ryan at the WVSSAC: The NFHS Network will be broadcasting during the state wrestling tournament!

    More details will be forthcoming.

    Attention High School Coaches: Check the Coaches Only area of the Forum and Vote/Comment on the first 2021 Individual Wt Class Rankings as well as the latest 2021 Team Poll. If you need a username/password to get in this area, send an email to wvmat@outlook.com and we'll fix you up.

    Note that this is a special area of the forum only coaches have access to. Also, coach usernames/passwords given for voting purposes are given as aaacoach456 or some such, and email attached to that particular coaches name come to me. That is so that coaches may vote anonymously - no identifying data is associated with these usernames. If you have access you have been using for a few years and are OK with it, that is fine.

    High School School Academic All-State and Honor Roll updated (East Hardy and Wahama)

    Scores updated

  • Saturday, March 27, 2021
    Communication from Wayne Ryan of the WVSSAC:
    The arena has a limited capacity. Each [qualifying] wrestler may purchase four tickets and coaches may purchase two tickets.
    All tickets are ordered by the schools this year and there will be no other sales.

    Also from the WVSSAC: State Tournament Media Credentials Request

    High school and middle school scores updated

    High School School Academic All-State and Honor Roll updated (Cameron and Moorefield)

    Youth and open tournaments updated - Youngstown Spring Open and Marshall County Open

  • Sunday, March 21, 2021
    CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2021 WV GIRLS WRESTLING TEAM STATE CHAMPIONS - 2X CHAMPIONS MUSSELMAN (HS) AND BLENNERHASSETT (MS)!


    High school scores updated (including remaining two AAA matches from the WV State Team Duals Championships)

    Updated team page and schedule from Cameron

    Schedules updated

    West Virginia Girls State Tournament Results

    WSAZ Middle School Results

    In the works:
    Formatting Team State Duals Tournament page with photos and links
    Formatting Girls State Tournament page with photos and links
    Additional miscellaneous updates

  • Saturday, March 20, 2021
    CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2021 WV AAA STATE DUALS TEAM CHAMPIONS - PARKERSBURG SOUTH!

    CONGRATULATIONS TO JUDE CHILDERS OF PARKERSBURG SOUTH AND MATTHEW MCAFEE OF ST. ALBANS - 2021 AAA MOST OUTSTANDING WRESTLERS!




    WSAZ Middle School Complete Brackets
    Complete results at sikorasoftsystems.com/WSAZMS/.
    Congratulations to WSAZ Middle School Team Champions Ripley Middle School!
    Link showing team scores and finals matches will be posted later tonight or tomorrow

  • Friday, March 19, 2021
    CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2021 WV AA/A STATE DUALS TEAM CHAMPIONS - POINT PLEASANT!

    CONGRATULATIONS TO DEREK RAIKE OF POINT PLEASANT AND PEYTON THOMPSON OF BERKELEY SPRINGS - 2021 AA/A MOST OUTSTANDING WRESTLERS!


    I will try to get more details posted later this evening. I'm still working at my real job. I apologize in advance. This is my busiest weekend of the year, and I'll be working all weekend long. Thanks in advance for your patience and understanding.

    Catch today's AA/A West Virginia Team State Duals Championships on flowrestling!
    Action begins at 1:00 p.m.! (Subscription required)


    AAA, AA, A Team Polls

    Additional updates coming later this morning

  • Thursday, March 18, 2021
    NCAA Division I National Championships begin today!

    NCAA Division I Brackets

    Fixed State Tournament link on front page

    I apologize for the delay in getting last night's scores loaded. I am absolutely slammed at work and haven't even had a chance to check the wvmat email. I will try to get as many updates in as possible during my lunch break.

  • Wednesday, March 17, 2021
    New Episode of Mat Time!
    (Note: Incorrect Mat Time link from March 13 fixed.)

    Scores updated

    Articles of Interest:
    Vikings Facing Good Competition
    Martin's Historic National Title a Lifetime in the Making
    Hall Slotted to Take on Virginia Wrestler
    Punxsy Senior Eddy to Wrestle at Davis & Elkins
    Shady Sring Wrestler Goode Has Lofty Goals

    Video:
    Fairmont State's First NCAA Wrestling National Champion All-American Honored Tuesday

    Thanks to Aaron Naternicola for all the links!

    The 2021 High School Nationals will be held at the new Virginia Beach Sports Center April 23-25, 2021.
    Click here for the announcement.
    Additional information here.

  • Tuesday, March 16, 2021
    Teams and Schedules for The 2021 West Virginia Dual Team State Championships
    AAA
    Region 1: Wheeling Park
    Region 2: Spring Mills
    Region 3: St. Albans
    Region 4: Parkersburg South

    AA/A
    Region 1: Berkeley Springs
    Region 2: Doddridge County
    Region 3: Herbert Hoover
    Region 4: Point Pleasant

    AAA schedule
    AA/A schedule

    Girls State Tournament brackets posted.

    Attention Coaches: Log in now to vote in the next high school team poll. If you need a coach's login, send us an email at wvmat@outlook.com. Please vote by 6:00 p.m. this Thursday, March 18.

  • Monday, March 15, 2021
    NCAA DII National Tournament Coverage:
    Luke Martin Makes FSU History with 149-lb Title; Also Named Tournament MOW
    West Liberty Makes History at National Tournament
    Four Hilltoppers Earn All-American Honors

    New pages added!
    High School State Duals Tournament
    Girls State Tournament
    We will be refining and improving these pages as we go.

    High school and middle school scores updated
    Note: Still working on some that have to be formatted from photos. If we have not notified you that we are unable to read your photos, we will get your photos transferred to printed results! We appreciate ANY scores!

    Youth and open tournaments updated - Bridgeport Brawl registration deadline extended to Wednesday, March 17 at midnight

    Cancellation: Per Bill Archer, Spring Valley at Huntington has been canceled.

  • Sunday, March 14, 2021
    BIG weekend coming up!
    WV State Duals Tournament at the WV State Fairgrounds
    WV Girls State Tournament at Blennerhassett Middle School
    WSAZ Middle School Tournament


    WV State Duals Tournament page and WV Girls State Tournament page will be making their debut this week!

    WSAZ Middle School Seeds Released. Click here.
    Tournament information here.
    Follow the tournament at this website: sikorasoftsystems.com/WSAZMS/
    .
    Note from Bill Archer: The Lucas-Archer gym at Huntington High School can accomodate 800, so admission will be open to the general public in addition to families..

    Attention Middle School Coaches: The Jr. High/Middle School Scores submission page has been fixed. You can now use this page to submit scores: Submit Middle School/Junior High Dual Meet Scores.

    More NCAA DII coverage coming tomorrow!

  • Saturday, March 13, 2021
    CONGRATULATIONS TO COLE LAYA AND LUKE MARTIN, NCAA DII CHAMPIONS!!!

    Congratulations also to West Liberty's 4X All-American Tyler Warner on his second NCAA title and to Connor Craig on his runner-up finish!

    Introducing Mat Time - the weekly podcast that covers all things pertaining to wrestling in the Mountain State!
    Join your hosts Daniel Tench and Zach Sayre each week as they bring you the latest analysis of what's
    happening on the mats around the state. You can listen on a variety of platforms, but it's super easy to set
    up a Spotify account and listen that way. Episode Two will hit the airwaves Tuesday morning!



    Wednesday, March 10 edition here.

    WSAZ Day 1:
    Team Scores
    Brackets
    Tournament Website

    High school scores updated

  • Friday, March 12, 2021
    WSAZ High School Brackets

    NCAA Division II Tournament Begins Today at 1:00 p.m.!
    Follow on trackwrestling
    NCAA DII Brackets
    Best of luck to our former West Virginia high school wrestlers:
    Cole Laya 125 (#2 seed)
    Luke Martin 149 (#5 seed)
    Chase Morgan 165

    Congratulations to Zane Lanham and Samantha Miller on their collegiate All-American status!
    Former Huntington State Champion Zane Lanhan Earns NAIA All-American Status as Life University Wins National Championship
    Samantha Miller Named All-American in Womens Collegiate Wrestling

    Additional Division II News:
    Number 8 Hilltoppers on Trophy Hunt in St. Louis
    West Liberty's Chase Morgan Earns At Large Bid to NCAA Mat Tournament
    Davis & Elkins Trio Returning to NCAA Championships
    Luke Martin Wins Regional Championship for Fairmont State
    Luke Martin MEC Wrestler of the Week

    Additional College News:
    Glenville Places Ninth at DII Super Regional III
    WVU Tech Wrestling Finishes Season at AAC Championship

    Articles of Interest:
    Oak Glen Splits with Berkeley, University
    Man Middle Wrestling Team Young But Talented
    Preston Wrestlers Open Season with Quads
    Park Wrestling Ready for Start of 2021 Season

    Video:
    Parkersburg High/Spring Valley

  • Thursday, March 11, 2021
    WSAZ High School Seeds Released. Click here.
    Follow the tournament at this website: sikorasoftsystems.com/WSAZHS/
    .
    .
    Note from Bill Archer: Each team has been given forms to fill our for parents tickets. We most likely will
    have tickets to sell at the front door. We cannot know in advance how many tickets will be picked up by parents.
    The capacity limit is determined by the health department. There is no reason for us to want to keep paying people out.

    High school scores updated
    Working on middle school scores - getting assistance from Brent Sams and Nicki Michael

    Note: Even though the "What's New" section may not be updated every day, scores are being uploaded on a daily basis, so check the Scores page every day, througout the day. (I have LOTS to upload this morning, and will upload in between work meetings.) Thank you, Coaches and support staff for submitting scores!!

    High School School Academic All-State and Honor Roll updated (Berkeley Springs and Cameron)

    Updated team pages and/or schedules from Cameron, Parkersburg High, and Wahama

    Schedules updated

    Cavaliers' Brown Moves Up to Heavyweight
    Keyser and Frankfort Compete in PVC Wrestling Tournament

    WV-Mat Bulletin Board updated - Titan Wrestling flyer added

  • Monday, March 8, 2021
    The Girls State Wrestling Tournament is ON!!

    Scores updated
    Attention Coaches: If you notice anything that's missing or incorrect, don't hesitate to contact me at wvmat@outlook.com.

    High School School Academic All-State and Honor Roll updated (Keyser and Ritchie County)

    Still need to catch up on a ton of college reporting!

  • Saturday, March 6, 2021
    WV State Duals Schedules:
    AA/A
    AAA

    Scores updated

    Youth and open tournaments updated - additional information on Sprawls & Tech Falls youth tournament

    Catching up on some recent articles and videos:
    Lewis County Wrestlers Ready to Hit the Mat for 2021
    High School Wrestling Season Begins at East Fairmont
    South Grapplers Open Season With a Victory
    Column Featuring South's Former Wrestlers Martin, Miller, and Roberts
    Parkersburg South-Parkersburg High Dual Recap

  • Thursday, March 4, 2021
    High school scores updated

    Attention coaches, managers, statisticians, scorekeepers, tournament directors, fans, parents, wrestlers, etc.: We are finally wrestling!!! Please share your scores! You can either email results to wvmatscores@outlook.com or submit via the scores submission page here

    Youth and open tournaments updated - Bridgeport Brawl vendor information link corrected; Sprawls & Tech Falls flyer posted

    Trio of Davis and Elkins Wrestlers Set to Return to NCAA DII Wrestling Championship

  • Tuesday, March 2, 2021
    High School School Academic All-State and Honor Roll updated (Herbert Hoover Academic List, plus corrections from Cabell Midland and Shady Spring)

    Updated schedule from Huntington

    Camps updated --
    Danny Felix Father & Son Camps, June 5-6, 2021 and June 12-13, 2021

    Youth and open tournaments updated - Bridgeport Brawl vendor information posted

    WV-Mat Bulletin Board updated - more participants needed for Girls State Tournament!

  • Sunday, February 28, 2021
    Alderson-Broaddus and Fairmont State set to wrestle in today's NCAA Division II Super Regional I at Mercyhurst. Action begins at noon.
    Follow on trackwrestling.com

    WVU-Bound Michael Dolan Ready for Senior Season at Spring Mills
    Ripley's Brett Haskins Aims to Take the Next Step
    Fairmont Senior
    Logan
    Parkersburg South

    More still to come. Keep checking back!

  • Saturday, February 27, 2021
    Glenville State College, Ohio Valley University, West Liberty University, and Wheeling University set to compete in today's NCAA Division II Super Regional III at Tiffin University, Tiffin, Ohio.
    Follow on trackwrestling.com

  • Friday, February 26, 2021
    Feature on Fairmont Senior
    Feature on Liberty Raleigh
    Feature on Shady Spring
    Brian Miluk Was Tailor Made to Lead WV Duals Championships

  • Thursday, February 25, 2021
    High School School Academic All-State and Honor Roll updated (Cabell Midland, Parkersburg South and Shady Spring)

    Youth and open tournaments updated - Bulldog Open Flyer updated (date corrected to Saturday, February 27); Southwest PA Youth Wrestling Open (February 28) posted; Bridgeport Tribe Takedown Classic (March 7) flyer posted; Bridgeport Brawl medal photo added (nice awards!); Rod Oldham Memorial Tournament (March 28) posted

    Team Preview Videos:
    Point Pleasant
    Parkersburg South
    Focus on Central WV Teams, including Braxton County, North Marion, Buckhannon-Upshur, Ritchie County

    Life as a Mountaineer - Peyton Hall

    Must-See Feel Good Video:
    Youth Wrestler with No Feet and One Hand Succeeds at Wrestling

    Braxton Amos Defeats 3X All-American and NCAA Finalst T. J. Dudley at Underground 4
    Recap here.

  • Tuesday, February 23, 2021
    Updated team pages from Lewis County, Roane County, and Spring Mills

    Schedules updated

    High School School Academic All-State and Honor Roll updated (Doddridge County and St. Marys)

    GREAT NEWS ON WV HIGH SCHOOL WINTER SPORTS ATTENDANCE UPDATES!
    Samantha Miller Qualifies for National Womens Wrestling Championships
    Polar Bears Return Several State Tournament Competitors
    Frankfort and Keyser Wrestlers Return to the Mat
    University Wrestling Tryouts Delayed One Week

  • Wednesday, February 17, 2021
    Due to Ritchie County's policy on snow and Sunday practices during the pandemic, they were forced to cancel first match of the season on March 3, 2021 - The Union Bank Middle Island Creek Championships. St. Marys will now be attending a quad at East Fairmont.

    Updated team page from Huntington
    Updated schedules from St. Marys and Winfield

    Schedules updated

  • Tuesday, February 16, 2021
    Updated team page from Washington

    Schedules updated

    Youth and open tournaments updated - King of the Mat (February 28), Hammerfest (March 7), and Battle at 250 (March 14)

    High School State Duals Tournament page added (a work in progress)
    Girls State Tournament page coming soon

    WV-Mat Bulletin Board updated - Greg Bradshaw in search of footage from 1981 semifinals match with Rod Pruett.

  • Monday, February 15, 2021
    AAA, AA, A Pre-SeasonTeam Polls

    Detail for WSAZ Tournament:
    Middle School
    High School

    Updated team page from Eastern Greenbrier Middle

    Youth and open tournaments updated - The Surge

  • Saturday, February 13, 2021
    2021 STATE TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

    Updated team page from Cabell Midland

    Schedules updated

    Middle School Academic All-State and Honor Roll updated (Park Middle)

    Scores updated - WVU Tech Places Five Wrestlers at AAC Conference Championships

    Youth and open tournaments updated - Beallsville Mighty Devils Tournament (February 20) flyer posted

    Ripley Wrestling Opens Season on March 3
    Bees Wrestling Program Returns Three-Time State Champion Boyers
    OVU Moves to NAIA
    WVU Preps for Cowboy Challenge

  • Thursday, February 11, 2021
    Updated team pages from Greenbrier East and Wheeling Park

    Schedules updated

    Middle School Academic All-State and Honor Roll updated (Warm Springs Middle)

    Ripley Wrestling Opens Season on March 3

  • Wednesday, February 10, 2021
    ATTENTION COACHES:
    Please email us your schedules as soon as you get them finalized. We have noticed some scheduling conflicts, and by double-checking the submitted schedules we can help you iron out scheduling issues. You can email your schedule to wvmat@outlook.com.

    Once again, we're going to release a pre-season team poll next Monday, February 15. If you haven't already voted, please go to the High School Coaches' Forum and vote, or send an email to wvmat@outlook.com. Please vote by 6:00 p.m. this Sunday, February 14.

    Also, it's that time of year for HS/MS coaches, principals, or athletic directors to submit nominees for your team's Academic All State and Honor Roll recognition. All State certificates will be mailed to the coach c/o the school. No certificate is available for the Honor Roll members, but they will be recognized on this website as well. Again, you can email your lists to wvmat@outlook.com.

    WVU's Ryan Sullivan Enters National Rankings

    Updated team page from St. Albans

    2021 Girls State Tournament - March 20, Blennerhassett Middle School
    The 2021 Girls State Tournament has been scheduled for March 20 at Blennerhassett Middle School. Weight classes will be determined using the Madison System. For registration and additional information, click here.

    New Girls Wrestling forum added!

  • Tuesday, February 9, 2021
    FROM THE WVSSAC REGARDING THE 50% RULE:
    Due to the ongoing pandemic, an already shortened season and after conferring with sports medicine
    and the coaches committee the 50% weigh-in rule has been removed for the 2020-2021 season.

    However, should a wrestler choose to wrestle at a lower weight class for the regional and state tournament
    he/she must have weighed in at the lower weight class at least once during the regular season.

    Updated team pages from Buckhannon-Upshur and East Fairmont

    Schedules updated

  • Sunday, February 7, 2021
    WVSSAC Winter Sports Guidelines
    "Attendance for winter sports will be made up of parents, grandparents and household family members."


    Updated team page from Nicholas County

    Schedules updated

    Scores updated (college results)

    MEC Championship:
    West Liberty wins team title; Cole Laya and Alec Cook win individual titles; Chase Morgan finishes as runner-up.
    West Liberty Runs Away with MEC Championship
    Williams Crowned Champion as A-B Battlers Take on MEC
    Finnerty Earns MEC Title as Davis & Elkins Finishes Fourth
    Glenville Takes Sixth Place
    Wheeling University Places Three
    Note: We couldn't locate a recap article for Fairmont State.

    WVU:
    WVU Defeats Fresno State and Air Force
    WVU's Jeffrey Boyd Enters National Rankings

  • Saturday, February 6, 2021
    Big Day for WV Collegiate Teams
    WVU: WVU in Conference Action Today

    Mountain East Conference Championship Coverage:
    Tune in Here for Live Coverage Beginning at Noon
    Full Coverage at TrackWrestling
    Mountain East Conference Championships Today at West Liberty
    Pioneer Wrestling Set to Compete at MEC Championship

    MEC Team Seeds (WV Teams):
    West Liberty #1
    Alderson-Broaddus #3
    Davis & Elkins #3
    Fairmont State #6
    Glenville State #7
    Wheeling University #7

    Individual Seeds (WV Natives)
    (PLEASE let us know if we've overlooked anyone!)
    125
    Cole Laya, West Liberty (East Fairmont) #1
    Noah Hodges, Alderson-Broaddus (Grafton) #4
    149
    Luke Martin, Fairmont State (Parkersburg South) #1
    Alec Cook, West Liberty (Madonna) #3
    157
    Taven Swick, Fairmont State (Musselman) #7
    165
    Chase Morgan, West Liberty (Ripley) #2
    Davey Munday, Fairmont State (Berkeley Springs) #7
    174
    Joel Cruickshanks, Glenville State (Clay County) #5
    184
    Cory Hupp-Lasure, Fairmont State (Morgantown) #7
    197
    Christian Ramsey, Glenville State (Riverside) #7
    285
    Josh Sanders, Davis & Elkins (University) #6

  • Friday, February 5, 2021
    Updated team pages from George Washington, Hampshire, Herbert Hoover, Magnolia, Oak Glen, Ripley, Tyler Consolidated, and Williamstown

    Schedules updated

    Youth and open tournaments updated - The Washington Youth Wrestling Open and The Pittsburgh Youth Wrestling Open

    WV State Duals Tournament to be covered live by FloWrestling!


    State Duals Tournament Page coming soon...

  • Wednesday, February 3, 2021
    NHSCA HIGH SCHOOL NATIONALS - APRIL 23-25, VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
    Registration Information

    Updated team pages from Fairmont Senior and Spring Valley

    Schedules updated

    WV-Mat Bulletin Board updated - Princeton looking for matches.

    Scores updated. (A few more college scores)

    Samantha Miller ranked #8 in NWCA NCAA Womens Poll #1
    NWCA NCAA Womens Regular Season Poll 1

    Youth and open tournaments updated - Beallsville tournament moved to February 20; The Southeast Ohio Bulldog Open added (February 27)

  • Tuesday, February 2, 2021
    AAA STATE TOURNAMENT DATE CHANGE:
    AAA State Tournament to be held Monday-Tuesday, April 19-20, 2021
    AA/A State Tournament dates remain Wednesday-Thursday, April 21-22, 2021

    WVSSAC Calendar

    More updates coming later today; I'm just VERY busy at work

  • Monday, February 1, 2021
    Updated team pages from Grafton, Parkersburg South and Shady Spring

    Schedules updated

    Mountaineers Upset No. 17 Northern Colorado!
    WVU to Increase Spectator Capacity to 1500. Scroll down to the "Related Videos" section for a recap and highlights from the Northern Colorado match.
    Braxton Amos Back on the Mat

  • Sunday, January 31, 2021
    Updated team pages from University and Winfield

    Schedules updated

    No. 6 West Liberty Wrestlers Keep Right on Rolling

    Notes on the Davis & Elkins/Glenville State Dual:
    Pioneer Wrestlers Fall in Home Debut
    Senators Cruise to Dual Win at Glenville

  • Saturday, January 30, 2021
    Updated team page from Wahama

    Schedules updated

    Youth and open tournaments updated - Steubenville Battle for the Belt (2/7)

    Winning Ways Have Followed Peyton Hall from Oak Glen to WVU
    WVU Welcomes No. 17 Northern Colorado
    West Liberty Hosts West Liberty Open
    HISTORIC MATCH ON SUNDAY AS GLENVILLE STATE HOSTS DAVIS & ELKINS: First Home Match for Glenville State in 45 Years!
    Read about it here and here.

  • Wednesday, January 27, 2021
    ADDITIONAL DATES FROM WVSSAC
    High School
    First Practice: February 15
    First Assessment Date: February 15
    Growth Allowance: February 15 / Base plus 3
    First Contest: March 3
    Last Assessment Date: April 2
    Scratch Deadline/ Minimum Wt. Deadline: April 2
    Regional Form Due: April 7
    Regionals: April 9-10
    State Tournament: A/AA April 21& 22; AAA April 23 & 24
    Season Ends: April 24

    Middle School
    First Practice: Feb. 15
    First Contest: March 3
    Weight Certification Form Due: March 19
    Season Ends: April 10

    Updated team pages from Clay County and Point Pleasant

    Schedules updated

    Youth and open tournaments updated - Bridgeport Brawl now March 20

    Fairmont State Wrestling Pauses Team Activities
    Roane County Wrestling Going Through Some Changes

  • Saturday, January 23, 2021
    Davis & Elkins Welcomes Loaded Field for Saturday Quad
    Alderson-Broaddus/Fairmont State/Wheeling University Tri Postponed; Fairmont State/West Liberty Dual Postponed
    Glenville State/Notre Dame (Ohio) Dual Postponed

    LATEST NCAA RANKINGS FROM THE OPEN MAT:

    Division I - WVU:
    Killian Cardinale #25 @ 125
    Peyton Hall #25 @ 165
    Noah Adams #1 @ 197

    Division II - West Liberty (Ranked #7 in Team Rankings):
    Cole Laya #7 @ 125
    Tyler Warner #4 @ 133
    Alec Cook #14 @ 149
    Chase Morgan #16 @ 165
    Connor Craig #2 @ 184
    Logan Kemp #7 @197
    Francesco Borsellino #13 @ 285

    Division II - Alderson-Broaddus:
    Gino Sita #5 @ 197

    Division II - Davis & Elkins:
    Kyle Wojtaszek #9 @ 184

    Seven West Liberty Wrestlers Ranked Nationally

    Scores updated; In the process of uploading all links to college matches to date.

  • Friday, January 22, 2021
    College pages are up to date!

    WVU News:
    WVU Adds a Match; Heading to Cleveland State Saturday
    WVU's Adams, Hall, and Cardinale Remain in NCAA Rankings

    Schedules updated

    Youth and open tournaments updated - Roselawn Rumble in Cincinnati

  • Thursday, January 21, 2021
    Updated team pages from John Marshall and St. Marys

    College page updates continue, including new pages from Glenville State and Bluefield State (coming in 2021-22)

    Youth and open tournaments updated - Queen City Clash in Cincinnati

    March and April master schedules will be updated soon.

  • Wednesday, January 20, 2021
    West Liberty page updated
    WVU Tech page updated
    Wheeling University page updated

    Continuing to work on college updates. Keep checking back!

    College News of Interest:
    West Liberty Now Number 5 in the Nation!
    Garrett Cook Named MEC Wrestler of the Week for January 12
    Getting II Know a DII Program - Alderson-Broaddus
    Getting II Know a DII Program - Davis & Elkins
    Getting II Know a DII Program - Ohio Valley
    Getting II Know a DII Program - West Liberty
    Getting II Know a DII Program - Wheeling

    Catch Braxton Amos live tonight! The Wisconsin Regional Training Center Underground 3 will be streamed live tonight on the Wisconsin RTC Rokfin channel, beginning at 7:00 p.m.. Underground 3 Bout Order

    Congratulations to Gage Wright, World of Wrestling Tulsa Nationals 15-U 145-lb Champion!

  • Tuesday, January 19, 2021
    Peyton Hall Enters NCAA National Rankings!
    Noah Adams Extends Win Streak
    WVU page updated; working on getting the other college pages updated.

  • Wednesday, January 13, 2021
    LATEST OFFICIAL DATES FOR 2020-2021 WRESTLING SEASON
    Season begins February 15, 2021
    First matches can be held on March 3, 2021
    Regional tournaments will be held the weekend of April 9-10, 2021
    Middle school season ends April 10, 2021
    AAA high school state tournament will be held April 19-20, 2021
    AA/A high school state tournament will be held April 21-22, 2021


    Ty Walz SERTC Clinic/Saturday Smackdown, January 30, 2021
    Register at vaelitewrestling.com.

    More miscellaneous updates coming; I just wanted to get these dates posted ASAP.

  • Monday, January 4, 2021
    Challenges Mount After Another Winter and Spring Sports Delay
    Justice Out of Excuses
    Justice Addresses NYE Party

  • Saturday, January 2, 2021
    Ron Mauck OVAC Wrestling Championships Canceled for the First Time in Tournament's 68-Year History

    Working on college page updates (news and schedules). This is a work in progress.

    WV-Mat Bulletin Board updated - 22nd Annual Rick Link Invitational accepting teams.

    Articles of interest:
    Quiocho Knows
    Amos Claims MOV Top Sports Moment

    Point Pleasant's Justin Bartee ranked #15 @ 138 and Derek Raike Ranked #7 @ 145 in Wrestling USA's List of Top Juniors
    Parkersburg South's Gage Wright Ranked #7 on Rofkin's Freshman Big Board


    Attention readers: I did not receive my December issue of Wrestling USA Magazine, and I haven't heard back from the editor. If there are other juniors from West Virginia who are ranked, can you please notify me at wvmat@outlook.com.

    Youth and open tournaments updated. The Beallsville youth tournament is actually Saturday, February 13 instead of February 12 as previously posted.

  • Wednesday, December 30, 2020
    HERE WE GO AGAIN...
    Winter sports delayed until March 1!


    Governor Justice Delays High School Winter Sports Season Again

    More national rankings from Wrestling USA to be posted soon!

  • Monday, December 28, 2020
    NATIONAL RANKINGS:
    Noah Adams Remains Atop the NCAA DI 197-Pound Rankings and #20 P4P!


    FloWrestling's NCAA DI Rankings - 197-Pound Weight Class
    FloWrestling's NCAA DI Rankings - Pound-for-Pound

    Caleb Rea Ranked #22 @ DI 141
    FloWrestling's NCAA DI Rankings - 141-Pound Weight Class

    Cole Laya Ranked #4 @ DII 125
    FloWrestling's NCAA DII Rankings - 125-Pound Weight Class

    WVU Ranked #21 in DI Team Rankings
    FloWrestling's NCAA DI Team Rankings

    West Liberty Ranked #6 in DII Team Rankings
    FloWrestling's NCAA DII Team Rankings

    Additional Invidivual NCAA Rankings:
    Killian Cardinale (WVU) #13 @ DI 125
    Tyler Warner (West Liberty) #4 @ DII 133
    Noah Tarr (Davis & Elkins) #11 @ DII 157
    Cole Houser (Glenville State) #15 @ DII 157
    Connor Craig (West Liberty) #2 @ DII 184; #5 P4P
    Gino Sita (Alderson-Broaddus) #13 @ DII 184
    Kyle Wojtaszek (Davis & Elkins) #14 @ DII 184
    Logan Kemp (West Liberty) #5 @ DII 197
    Francesco Borsellino (West Liberty) #15 @ DII 285

    HIGH SCHOOL RANKINGS:
    Point Pleasant's Derek Raike Ranked #146 in The Open Mat's Class of 2021
    The Open Mat's Top 200 Wrestlers - Class of 2021

    Parkersburg South's Gage Wright Ranked #20 in The Open Mat's Class of 2024
    The Open Mat's Top 50 Wrestlers - Class of 2024

    Cabell Midland's Zoey Salmons Ranked #25 @ 106 in FloWrestling's Girls High School Rankings
    FloWrestling's National Girls High School Rankings - 106-Pound Weight Class

    Romney Middle's Kaylie Hall Ranked #17 @ 152 in FloWrestling's Girls High School Rankings
    FloWrestling's National Girls High School Rankings - 152-Pound Weight Class

    WVU-recruits Jordan Titus and Davin Rhoads Ranked #5 @ 126 and #18 @ 132, Respectively
    The Open Mat's December 22nd Individual High School Rankings

    Editor's Note: A subscription may be required to view the above articles. Please call any oversights to my attention by sending me an email at wvmat@outlook.com.

    Youth and open tournaments updated. The Beallsville youth tournament had mistakenly been listed as cancelled; however, it's been rescheduled for February 12.

  • Thursday, December 10, 2020
    OFFICIAL DATES FOR 2020-2021 WRESTLING SEASON
    Season begins January 11, 2021
    First matches can be held on January 25, 2021
    AA/A state dual team championships will be held February 19, 2021
    AAA state dual team championships will be held February 20, 2021
    Regional tournaments will be held the weekend of March 5-6, 2021
    Middle school season ends March 13, 2021
    AA/A high school state tournament will be held March 17-18, 2021
    AAA high school state tournament will be held March 19-20, 2021


    Youth and open tournaments updated with cancellations and rescheduling

    Articles of interest:
    Dan Gable Receives Presidential Medal of Freedom
    Jared Haught Offers Free Weekly Workouts for Kids Stuck at Home
    Colin Johnston Named Head Wrestling Coach at Fairmont State University

    We wish to extend our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Tommie Goff. Tommie was an Ohio Valley legend and all-around great man. The lives and wrestling careers of many of our West Virginia wrestlers from the OVAC and beyond have been influenced by Tommie's dedication to the sport.
    Community Mourns Steubenville Wrestling Coach Tommie Goff

  • Saturday, November 14, 2020
    Governor Postpones Winter Sports Until January 11
    Several youth/open tournaments cancelled or postponed.
    Keep checking this page for updates.

    St. Marys' Wiley Houser signs with Davis & Elkins

    Updated schedules from Point Pleasant and Shady Spring

    Schedules updated

    Note from the editor: Things are going to be a little crazy now. Schedules basically just got thrown out the window. Just bear with us as we try to make sense of everything and try to keep things updated as much and as soon as possible.

  • Monday, November 9, 2020
    Updated schedule from Point Pleasant

    Schedules updated

  • Saturday, November 7, 2020
    Updated schedule from Shady Spring

    Schedules updated

  • Friday, November 6, 2020
    Updated team page from Magnolia

    Update on format for 2021 Ron Mauck OVAC Wrestling Tournament

    Youth and open tournaments updated - Lewis County Jr. Wrestling Open (postponed; hoping to reschedule), Powerade Jr. Wrestling Tournament, Tribe Takedown Classic rescheduled for January 2

  • Tuesday, November 3, 2020
    Updated team pages from Oak Glen, John Marshall and Tyler Consolidated

    Attention Fans: Updated team pages don't always include updated schedules. Our coaches are working tirelessly to fill their schedules in this crazy pre-season where so much is still up in the air. Please be patient with all of us.

  • Saturday, October 31, 2020


    New team page from Petersburg High School - Middle School Program
    Updated team page from Oak Glen Middle School

    Attention Coaches: Log in now to vote on the WVMat pre-season team poll to be released on Monday, November 16. If you need access to the coaches' forum, just send a request via email to wvmat@outlook.com.

  • Thursday, October 29, 2020
    WVSSAC 8-Wrestler Bracketed Tournament Modifications
    Read the release here


    Updated team pages from Clay County, Mountaineer Middle, and Nicholas County

    Youth team update from Clarksburg Junior Wrestling Club Panthers

    Schedules updated

    Attention Coaches: If you need access to the coaches' forum, just send a request via email to wvmat@outlook.com.

  • Monday, October 26, 2020
    Congratulations to Super 32 placers Brock Kehler (Middle School Runner-Up @ 180) and Kaylie Hall (Girls 4th place finisher @ 148)!

    Updated team page from Nicholas County

    Schedules updated

    Youth and open tournaments updated - Beallsville Wrestling Tournament

    Attention Coaches: If you need access to the coaches' forum, just send a request via email to wvmat@outlook.com.

  • Saturday, October 24, 2020
    Updated team page from Spring Valley

    Schedules updated

    Keep up with Super 32 action here! (Login required to watch videos.)

    Attention Coaches: If you need access to the coaches' forum, just send a request via email to wvmat@outlook.com.

  • Friday, October 23, 2020
    Updated team pages from Fairmont Senior, Huntington Middle, Preston, St. Albans, Tyler Consolidated, and Woodrow Wilson

    Schedules updated

    Updated AA/A and AAA region pages: Regional tournament sites added

    Updated AAA Region 1 Future Sites added to AAA region page

    2020-21 high school tournaments updated - St. Albans and Spring Valley tournaments

    Youth and open tournaments updated - Bristol Brawl, State Line Brawl, Shadyside Youth Tournament

    WVU Wrestling video - LOTS of familiar faces!

    Mountain East (MEC) Conference pushing winter sports to 2021

    Attention Coaches: If you need access to the coaches' forum, just send a request via email to wvmat@outlook.com.

  • Friday, October 16, 2020
    Updated team pages from Buckhannon-Upshur and Point Pleasant

    Schedules updated

    WV-Mat Bulletin Board updated

    Attention Coaches: Many coaches are posting scheduling requests in the Coaches' area of the forum.
    If you need a coach's userid so you can post to that forum, just send a request via email to wvmat@outlook.com.

  • Thursday, October 15, 2020
    Updated team page from Tyler Consolidated Middle School

    Editor's note: In these challenging times, many wrestling programs will be losing income normally brought in by tournament revenues any other year.
    Our wrestling community has always been so supportive, and we're asking readers to be a good neighbor and vote for Shady Spring Coach Anthony
    Shrewsberry in the Myhouse In it To Win It contest to win free uniforms for the team. We believe Anthony is the only West Virginia coach in the second round.
    Vote here and select Anthony Shrewsberry. (Email address is required.)

  • Monday, October 12, 2020
    WVSSAC Wrestling Modifications Released
    Read the release here

  • Friday, October 9, 2020
    Official Announcement Coming Soon Regarding Season Guidelines
    Season will be limited; keep checking back for official announcement


    Update: Season may be delayed slightly; probably no big tournaments

    Wrestling USA 2021 Senior Rankings
    Gavin Quiocho, Parkersburg South - #10 @ 152
    Parker Henderson, Point Pleasant - #12 @ 106
    Brayden Johnson, Parkersburg South - #28 @ 138
    Isaac Short, Point Pleasant - Special Mention @ 126
    Blake Boyers, East Fairmont - Special Mention @ 132
    Mitchell Freeman, Point Pleasant - Special Mention @ 152
    Austin Dempsey, Huntington - Special Mention @ 182
    Isaac Van Meter, Moorefield - Special Mention @ 182

    Wheeling University information updated
    Conference page updated
    LKC history updated
    Updated team pages from Bridgeport, Greenbrier East, Liberty Harrison, St. Marys, and Tyler Consolidated
    2021 middle school tournaments updated - Mountain State Clash
    Youth and open tournaments updated - Brooke Cubs Hannah Mozingo Memorial Tournament

  • Thursday, September 10, 2020
    NWHOF WV State Chapter Banquet Cancelled

    Walsh Ironman Cancelled

    Congratulations to Gage Wright, World of Wrestling 15U Wrestler of the Year
    World of Wrestling World All-Star Team for 2020-2021
    World of Wrestling Final Youth Rankings for 2020-2021:
    Gage Wright, Parkersburg South - 15U #1 @ 135
    Derek Raike, Point Pleasant - 15U #1 @ 145
    Ayden Morris, Parkersburg South - 15U #2 @ 200
    Brock Humphrey, Warwood Middle - 10U #2 @ 64

    Backyard Brawl Results
    Ian Bush, Cameron - Champion @ 189
    Nathan Ford, Parkersburg South - Runner-Up @ 126
    Jackson Evans, Woodrow Wilson - Runner-Up @ 210
    Aydan Edwards, Parkersburg South - 4th @ 189
    Stephen Hunter, Brooke - 4th @ 285
    Ethan Osborne, Woodrow Wilson - 6th @ 138
    Justin Bartee, Point Pleasant - 8th @ 145

    FloWrestling High School Rankings - August 30
    Quiocho now #17 @ 152

    Shockey Racking Up National Honors

  • Thursday, August 13, 2020
    Latest FloWrestling High School Rankings:
    Parkersburg South's Gavin Quiocho #18 @ 152
    WVU recruits Jordan Titus and Garrett Lautzenheiser #1 and #18, respectively @ 126
    WVU recruit Davin Rhoads #7 @ 138

    FloWrestling High School Rankings - July 31

    2020-21 Open tournaments updated - Backyard Brawl

    AAA Region History (AAA - All Regions) updated, thanks to Brent Sams

    Articles of Interest:
    6X NCAA Champion and Legend Carlton Haselrig Passes Away
    Article by Dr. Bill Welker on the Kovalick Family Legacy
    Beast of the East Canceled, Rescheduled for 2021

  • Tuesday, August 11, 2020
    Congratulations to Reno Nationals Finalists from West Virginia:
    Derek Raike, Point Pleasant - 15U 145-lb Champion
    Gage Wright, Parkersburg South - 15U 135-lb Champion
    Brock Humphrey, Warwood Middle - 10U 64-lb Runner-Up

    FloWrestling Complete Results

    2020-21 high school tournaments updated - Mountaineer Matchup

    WV-Mat Bulletin Board updated- One team needed for John Marshall's Greg's Market Invitational

    Articles of Interest (some older, some newer):
    Point Pleasant Coaches Sweep NWCA State Honors
    Brian Miluk Resigns as Greenbrier East Head Coach
    Solak Ready to Lead Spartans
    OVAC Legends Hinegardner and Mauck Honored
    Nice Article on the Doyle Family
    Article on South's Gage Wright

  • Tuesday, July 14, 2020
    New WVSSAC Classifications Have Been Released for 2021 thru 2024
    Bridgeport, Lincoln County, and Oak Hill are now Class AAA
    Petersburg and Man are now Class A
    Bridgeport moves to AAA Region 1
    Lincoln County moves to AAA Region 4
    Oak Hill moves to AAA Region 3
    Petersburg and Ritchie County move to AA/A Region 2
    Updated WV High School Classifications - A complete list of WV High Schools and their respective classifications
    Updated AA/A and AAA Regional Maps

    Congratulations to Dr. Bill Welker on his future OVAC Hall of Fame Induction! (Press release here: DR. BILL WELKER - OVAC HOF)

    1952 State Tournament results buffed up, thanks to Aaron Naternicola

    Updated team pages from Lewis County, Liberty Harrison, and Shady Spring

    2020-21 high school tournaments updated - Wheeling Park Duals, Coalfield Conference Tournament

    Youth and open tournaments updated - Patriot Wrestling Club Tournament

    Articles of Interest:
    State Tournament to Remain in Huntington through 2024
    Weir's Wyatt Conley Signs with Fairmont State
    Wheeling University Resumes Wrestling Program
    Media coverage on Braxton Amos receiving National DSHSEA: Parkersburg News and Sentinel and WTAP TV
    Amos Looks to the Future

  • Thursday, May 28, 2020
    CONGRATULATIONS TO BRAXTON AMOS, 2020 NWHOF
    NATIONAL DAVE SCHULTZ HIGH SCHOOL EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNER



    West Virginia's Braxton Amos Named Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award National Winner
    Dave Schultz award winner page updated
    Washington's Jace Bradbury Commits to WVU
    Parkersburg High's Noah Inboden Signs with Coker University
    Noah Adams Nominated for Big 12 Athlete of the Year
    WVU Wrestling Adds 2020 NCAA Qualifier
    High school tournaments updated - Webster County Hardwood Duals, WV Army National Guard Duals

  • Friday, May 22, 2020
    NOAH ADAMS RANKED #1 ON FLOWRESTLING'S PRESEASON NCAA POLL

    Noah Adams (West Virginia University) #1 @ 197; #23 P4P
    Josh Humphreys (Lehigh) #5 @ 157
    Caleb Rea (West Virginia University) #22 @ 141

    Complete List of Rankings

    BRAXTON AMOS NAMED NWHOF DAVE SCHULTZ HIGH SCHOOL EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNER FOR SOUTHEAST REGION

    NWHOF Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award Regional Winners Announced
    Dave Schultz award winner page updated
    Combined Dutton, Schultz, Saunders, and State Tournament MOW Winners (Thanks to Brent Sams)
    Coach Flynn Talks About Noah Adams
    Aidan Gibson Joins Siblings at Fairmont State
    Philip Barbour's Justice Arbogast Signs with Fairmont State
    High school tournaments updated - Raider Rumble; NCHS Grizzlies Duals
    Updated team page from Nicholas County


  • Thursday, May 14, 2020
    CONGRATULATIONS TO BRAXTON AMOS OF PARKERSBURG SOUTH
    NWHOF DAVE SCHULTZ HIGH SCHOOL EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNER


    NWHOF Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award State Winners Announced
    Dave Schultz award winner page updated
    WTAP TV feature on Braxton Amos
    North Marion's Beau Bearden commits to Fairmont State; articles here and here
    WTAP TV feature on Samantha Miller
    Bulletin Board updated - Loudoun Valley Duals, January 23, 2021

  • Tuesday, May 12, 2020
    CONGRATULATIONS TO SAMANTHA MILLER OF PARKERSBURG SOUTH
    NWHOF TRICIA SAUNDERS HIGH SCHOOL EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNER



    NWHOF Tricia Saunders High School Excellence Award State Winners Announced
    New Page: Dave Schultz Award Winners
    New Page: Tricia Saunders Award Winners

  • Monday, May 11, 2020
    2020-21 high school tournaments updated - West Virginia Dual Team Wrestling State Championships.
    All-girls wrestling team forming at Bruisers mat club
    Wheeling University reviving wrestling and swimming programs

  • Saturday, May 9, 2020
    Boys middle school weight classes added to front page.
    Girls high school and middle school weight classes added to front page. (Note: These are subject to change.)
    Updated team page from Shady Spring - updated team stats.


  • Thursday, May 7, 2020
    Middle School Scores updated - 43rd Annual WV Jr. States Championship.
    Girls State Tournament date added in the High School block near the top of the page.
    2020-21 high school tournaments updated.
    CONGRATULATIONS TO 2020 HARDMAN AWARD WINNER, NOAH ADAMS

    Adams Named State's Top Amateur Athlete; Braxton Amos a Finalist
    Keyser wrestlers Fox, Kephart commit to Fairmont State
    Musselman's Swick commits to Fairmont State
    Stevie Bunting becomes first female from Musselman to wrestle in college; commits North Central College in Illinois
    Feature on Bridgeport's Addison Courtney
    NFHS Proposed New Weight Classes?

  • Monday, May 4, 2020
    BRAXTON AMOS NAMED WRESTING USA MAGAZINE'S 2020 OUTSTANDING WRESTLER
    Amos named to Wrestling USA Scholastic All-American Dream Team; Peyton Hall and Zach Frazier named to All-American Academic Team; Brayden Roberts and John Martin Best Named All-Americans

    2020 Wrestling USA All-American Poster
    Amos, Best, Hall, Roberts Nationally Recognized
    Article on Lehigh's Josh Humphreys
    Editor's Note: Please send any links, articles, or items of interest to: wvmat@outlook.com

  • Sunday, May 3, 2020
    2020-21 high school tournaments updated.
    Conference page updated - Coalfield Conference State Champions.
    (Note: Respective 2020 conference tournament results will be added to the conference page soon.)
    High School Academic All-State and Honor Roll updated (Shady Spring).
    National Federation of State High Schools Association Active Award page updated.
    Open Tournaments updated - March and April tournaments removed.
    Updated team page from Herbert Hoover - 100 Win Club.


  • Wednesday, April 8, 2020
    Bulletin Board updated.
    Top Wrestlers 2017-18 updated.
    Top Wrestlers 2018-19 updated.
    Top Wrestlers 2019-20 updated.


  • Thursday, April 2, 2020
    2020-21 high school tournaments updated.
    Obstacles for New Glenville State Coach Dylan Cottrell
    CANCELLATIONS AND RESCHEDULING
    Henry Miller Tournament postponed and may be rescheduled.

    Marshall County "Old Timers" Tournament has been canceled.


  • Tuesday, March 24, 2020
    CONGRATULATIONS TO 2020 ROBERT DUTTON AWARD WINNER,
    BRAXTON AMOS OF PARKERSBURG SOUTH




    Parkersburg News and Sentinel: Famous Amos: Part II
    Dutton Award winners page updated
    Updated team pages from Herbert Hoover and Tyler Consolidated
    Returning AAA and AA/A underclassmen from 2020 state tournament
    Corrected typo on State Champions by Coach

  • Tuesday, March 17, 2020
    HAPPY SOCIALLY-DISTANT ST. PATRICK'S DAY
    Updated team page from Point Pleasant
    Lots of page updates, including:
    Four Time and Three Time State Champions
    Outstanding Wrestler Award Winners
    Top Ten Coaches of State Champions
    Top Dual Meet Victories, Coaches
    Individual Champions, Alphabetical Listing
    Individual Champions by Coach
    Individual Champions - 2011 - Present AA/A
    Individual Champions - 2011 - Present AAA
    More updates still to come

  • Monday, March 16, 2020
    CANCELLATIONS AND RESCHEDULING
    Team Jones open wrestling practice cancelled for tonight (Monday, March 16, 2020).

  • Saturday, March 14, 2020
    CANCELLATIONS AND RESCHEDULING
    Mason County Open has been canceled but will be rescheduled. Details are forthcoming.
    Inaugural Steve White Memorial Tournament will be rescheduled. Details are forthcoming.
    Marshall County "Old Timers" Tournament has been rescheduled for April 19, 2020.


  • Friday, March 13, 2020
    High School Academic All-State and Honor Roll updated (Brooke, Philip Barbour, Ritchie County)

    Middle School Academic All-State and Honor Roll updated (Warm Springs Middle, Washington Irving Middle)


  • Thursday, March 12, 2020
    2020 High School State Tournament pages and photos are now up


  • Wednesday, March 11, 2020
    NEW EDITOR will be taking over soon. Stay tuned...
    (And be patient. This takes time...)

    Question: Is the correct sentence "This takes a while" or is it "This takes awhile?"
    And is it Sentence or sentense?
    And should I use "The correct sentence/sentense..." or "The correct phrase...?"
    (By the way, does that last question mark go between the 2nd and 3rd periods, or after the third period?

    Answer: Just write "This takes time."

    Good luck editing

    Update 3/11/20. It is now 10:38 AM. I just got out of bed and am checking this. I went thru my email last night (about 200 or 300 emails) (about 2:00 or 3:00 AM, before I went to bed), and checked all the email in my inbox, and the junk mail folder, and also the email that comes in the "coaches" and "scores" and "other stuff" folders, and forwarded the emails that concerned "wrestling" to the new editor. It should only take the new editor a few months to sort it all out. Stay tuned...

    ... and what's the difference between a sentense/sentence and a phrase... Attention students: You better know this. It may show up on your SAT test... (Updated 3/11 at 11:08 AM)

  • Monday, March 9, 2020

    Editor's note: Working on some things. Announcement soon...

  • Friday, March 6, 2020

    Still working on it...

  • Wednesday, March 4, 2020

    Editor's note: I'll update wrestling stuff sometime. I'm working on it.
    I'm suffering from a pretty good case of Old-Timer's Disease.
    Alzheimer's disease

  • Monday, March 2, 2020
    Which High School in West Virginia could do the BEST National Anthem?

    Solo artist, chorus, how about chorus and band, or maybe CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA, maybe rock band, or barbershop quartet? Maybe something like a church choir or show choir?

    Which school would have the BEST? It would of course be a judgement call, and judgement calls are unheard of in activities such as basketball, football, wrestling, baseball, etc. Right?

    Maybe we can work it in somehow with the State Wrestling Tournament.

    The State Championship National Anthem Singing finals could occur in conjunction with the Wrestling State Tournament in Huntington. Whatever the entry is, they would have to appear on the mat and be ready to sing/play in 5 minutes, and leave the mat when finished in 5 minutes.
    See this and this and this, etc. (Note: Old-Timer's Disease may be at work here).

  • Wednesday, February 26
    T2 Gage Cosner Musselman is out
    F2 Jon McCoy Jefferson to T2
    Trey Earehart Martinsburg Sr 20-24 to F2

    R-3 Devlin Daugherty GW out
    T-3 Connor Padgett Princton to R-3
    F-3 David Pomeroy Riverside to T-3
    Micah Fischer Greenbrier East soph 16-14 to F-4

    Camps updated --
       WVU Camp at Fayetteville May 9 & 10

    Josh Humphrey is a sophomore and is currently ranked 9th in the nation for Lehigh University. He wrestled for St. Albans, Huntington and Parkersburg South.

  • Tuesday, February 25
    Email from Sam St Clair

    We need volunteers to provide crowd control for the WV State Wrestling Tournament.
    Duties:
    1) Mat Facilitation: Assist in getting the wrestlers to their mats on time.
    2) Crowd control: Reminding parents and non-participants to sit in the stands.

    There will be police on site.

    All volunteers will receive:
    Souvenir Security T-shirts
    Access Pass to all Sessions
    Access to Hospitality Suite
    Time Slots and positions available:

    1st Session - Thursday 27th 6:15 PM - 4 positions available.
    2nd Session - Friday 28th 11:15 AM - 4 positions available.
    3rd Session - Friday 28th 7:15 PM - 4 positions available
    4th Session - Saturday 29th 10:15 AM - 3 positions available
    5th Session - Saturday 29th 5:30 PM - 1 position available

    If you would like to volunteer contact me:
    Sam St.Clair
    Asst. Coach, Huntington Middle School Wrestling
    samstclair65@gmail.com
    C:(304)-638-5910

  • Monday, February 24
    Change AAA 126
    Change AAA 126Change AAA 126
    R-3 Devlin Daugherty GW out
    T-3 Connor Padgett Princton to R-3
    F-3 David Pomeroy Riverside to T-3
    Micah Fischer Greenbrier East soph 16-14 to F-4

  • Sunday, February 23

    Region III 4th place Jayden Robinson Greenbrier West Out. Replace with Phil Spurlock Independence Sr 7-3

  • Saturday, February 22

    Editor's note: I think some stuff has disappeared, didn't get posted, or is otherwise incorrect. If you sent me something and if has not been posted, has disappeared, or is otherwise incorrect, please let me know.

  • Friday, February 21

    Links for State Tournament Web Results
    A-AA link
    https://sikorasoftsystems.com/WVAA/
    AAA Link
    https://sikorasoftsystems.com/WVAAA/

    Editor's note: Hmmmm. I see that Pym Valley is in first

    AA/A Individual Rankings corrected. Name misspelled.

    AAA Region 2 Brackets added

    High School Academic All-State and Honor Roll updated

  • Thursday, February 20

    AA/A Individual Rankings

    AAA Individual Rankings

    Editor's note: Got this email asking for info for the WV Youth State Tournament coming up in a couple of weeks, primarily the age/weight groups. "If your child places in the top 6 (at recent Youth Regionals), your child qualifies for the WVYWA State Championship. You will be asked if you are attending the WVYWA State Championship that day and your entry fee ($25.00) will be collected at the Region Tournament at the time your child receives his/her medal." Can someone send me info and we will pass it along...

    Noah Adams, ranked #2 in Nation College 197

    National Girls High School Rankings Developed by National Wrestling Hall of Fame, USA Wrestling and Flowrestling
    West Virginia women under consideration.
    106
    23. Zoey Salmons, Freshman, Branchland, West Virginia, Cabell Midland High School (NR)
    25. Samantha Miller, Junior, Parkersburg, West Virginia, Parkersburg South High School (17)
    The complete WORKING list is HERE
    Coaches/fans/etc: If there is some other young West Virginia woman who should be considered, make your case to Krista Graff at the NWHOF
    February 19 National Girls High School Rankings

    National Wrestling Hall of Fame, USA Wrestling and FloWrestling are again partnered to create national rankings for high school girls wrestlers for the 2019-20 season.

    Starting with this ranking, there will be 25 athletes ranked in each of the 14 weight classes, an increase from the 20 athletes ranked in each weight since the national ranking was launched in July of 2017. This was done due to the explosive growth of girls high school wrestling nationwide, as well as the expansion of girls state championships.

    This ranking evaluates all girls enrolled in grades 9-12, and includes athletes from all 50 states. There are 21 states which sponsor official or emerging girls state high school championships, while many other states are also developing their girls high school program.

    The ranking list will indicate what the athlete's ranking was in the January rankings.

    This ranking reflects results from a large number of official and unofficial girls state wrestling championships, held all over the United States, so far this year. Official state tournaments already held include Alaska, Colorado, Georgia and Arizona. Among the unofficial state girls meets held across the nation were Indiana, Iowa, South Carolina, Virginia, Wisconsin, Nevada, Kentucky, Nebraska, Minnesota, Michigan, North Carolina and Idaho.

    There is only one new No. 1 ranked wrestler in the February 2020 rankings, Illinois native Korina Blades, who is a sophomore at Wyoming Seminary in Pennsylvania and is ranked in the 127-pound weight class. Blades joins her sister Kennedy Blades, who also attends Wyoming Seminary and is ranked No. 1 nationally at 164 pounds.

    Coming up in the next ranking, expected to be posted by mid-March, will be official state tournaments in Maine, Arkansas, Missouri, Hawaii, New Mexico, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, Kansas, California, Oregon, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland and New Jersey. Other unofficial state meets to watch for results are Ohio, Oklahoma, Illinois and others.

    After the next ranking, the major off-season girls wrestling competitions will be hosted. Athletes seeking to improve their ranking or break into the national rankings are highly recommended to attend the 2020 USA Wrestling Girls Folkstyle National Championships, set for the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colorado, March 26-29. This is the largest national girls folkstyle tournament in the nation, featuring outstanding athletes from across the nation. Talented and motivated girl high school wrestlers traditionally enter this event.

    Projected publication dates for the national girls high school rankings are March 11, April 29 and July 1.

    The staffs from these three leading wrestling organizations are working together to strategically publish this ranking throughout the year. The girls high school ranking will appear on the websites of all three organizations, and be promoted through each of their different media platforms.

    The committee expects to publish its first National Girls High School Team Rankings in March, sometime after all of the state tournaments are completed.

    Coaches, parents and athletes are encouraged to provide specific information about athletes and high school teams for the committee to consider. If you have information on specific girls who should be considered for ranking, please send it by email to girlsrankings@usawrestling.org

  • Sunday, February 16

    Class AAA pairings
    Class AA/A Pairings
    See sample (blank) State Tournament Bracket forms at this link

    AA/A R4 results

  • Saturday, February 15

    PILL THREE

    Results
    AAA Region 2
    AAA Region 3
    AAA Region 1
    AAA Region 4
    AA/A Region 2
    AA/A Region 3
    AA/A Region 1

  • Friday, February 14

    Editor's note: Got this email, "Do you have a schedule for next weekends� middle school8765t4r 32vc qw234 wrestling tournament? I think it�s at Big Sandy�I can�t find it on wv.mat webpage�"
    Can someone help me (us) out?

    Updated brackets for the Region 2 AA/A tournament

    Initial brackets for the AA-A Region IV Tournament
            Updated brackets
            Team Scores

    MAWA Qualifier in Bluefield WV
    Bluefield auditorium on March 07 2020.
    The entry forms can be obtained at www.mawawrestling.com

    January - February Middle School Scores updated: Mason Dixon brackets

  • Thursday, February 13

    Delta Huntington Mall still has rooms available for the High School State Tournament in Huntington Feb 27-29. Call 304-733-3338 if interested.
    Mike Shockley, Director of Sales, Delta Hotels Huntington Mall & Huntington Downtown, 304-633-0289 - Cell, 681-203-5927 Direct

  • Wednesday, February 12

    Coaches: Don't forget about the Individual Weight Class Polls in the Coaches Only section of the FORUM

    AAA Region IV Seeds

    2020 AA/A Region I Brackets

    High School Academic All-State and Honor Roll updated

    January - February Middle School Scores updated

    January - February High School Scores updated

  • Tuesday, February 11

    Time Schedule - Region IV AAA
    Saturday February 15
    Weigh in 8:00 am
    1st round Championship 10:00 am
    Semi final and 1st Round Consolation 11:30 am
    Consolation Semi Final 1:00 pm
    Consolation finals 2:15 pm
    Championship Finals 3:30 pm

    2020 Region III AA/A Wrestling Tournament February 14-15 at Independence High School

    Region 4 AA-A Date: Feb. 14-15, 2020 AT Millwood Armory Jackson County

    A/AA Region I Wrestling Tournament

    January - February High School Scores updated

    January - February Middle School Scores updated

    High School Academic All-State and Honor Roll updated

    Middle School Academic All-State and Honor Roll updated

  • Monday, February 10
    Detail for 2020 WVSSAC A/AA Region I Wrestling Tournament Feb 14-15

    January - February High School Scores updated: MSAC Championships

    West Virginia Girls State Championship (High School and Middle School)
    Editor's note: I'm a little confused as to what went on. See the FORUM. Also see this and this and this and this. Please someone email me and straighten me out, and we will buff this up.

    And also, we need to buff up some State Tournament pages. This one and this one and what's going on with this one?
    Please email me and not my wife.

  • Saturday, February 8
    January - February High School Scores updated

  • Friday, February 7
    Camps page updated: WVU camps...

    January - February High School Scores updated

    High School Academic All-State and Honor Roll updated

    January - February Middle School Scores updated

  • Thursday, February 6
    See The First High School Wrestling Match in West Virginia
    Read All About It

    Rod Oldham Youth Tournament scheduled for Feb 9 at Parkersburg South Has been cancelled. Cancelled per email from Andrew Parsons ajparsons92@gmail.com 2/5/20

    WEST VIRGINIA YOUTH WRESTLING ASSOCIATION
    REGION I TOURNAMENT

    Sunday, February 16, 2020
    Held at Brooke High School 29 Bruin Dr, Wellsburg, WV 26070
    A West Virginia Youth Wrestling Association Regional Tournament
    Details AT THIS LINK

    WEST VIRGINIA YOUTH WRESTLING ASSOCIATION
    REGION II TOURNAMENT

    Sunday, February 16, 2020
    Held at University High School, 131 Bakers Ridge Road, Morgantown, WV 26508
    A West Virginia Youth Wrestling Association Regional Tournament
    Details AT THIS LINK

    WEST VIRGINIA YOUTH WRESTLING ASSOCIATION
    REGION III TOURNAMENT

    Sunday, February 16, 2020
    Held at Woodrow Wilson High School, 400 Stanaford Road, Beckley, WV 25801
    A West Virginia Youth Wrestling Association Regional Tournament
    Details AT THIS LINK

    WEST VIRGINIA YOUTH WRESTLING ASSOCIATION
    REGION IV TOURNAMENT

    Sunday, February 16, 2020
    Held at Huntington High School 1 HIGHLANDER WAY, HUNTINGTON, WV 25701
    A West Virginia Youth Wrestling Association Regional Tournament

    Details AT THIS LINK


  • Wednesday, February 5
    Team Polls - AAA / AA / A

    Invividual Weight Class Rankings
    AAA
    AA/A

    59th Annual Wood County Middle School Championship Day 1 Results

    High School Academic All-State and Honor Roll updated

    January - February High School Scores updated

    November - December High School Scores updated

    January - February Middle School Scores updated

    Score corrected: PHS vs SM 145, 2/1/20

  • Sunday, February 2

    HAPPY GROUNDHOG DAY

    January High School Scores updated

    January Middle School Scores updated

    High School Academic All-State and Honor Roll updated

  • Friday, January 31, 2020
    High School Academic All-State and Honor Roll updated

    Youth / Open Tournaments updated: Note - CENTRAL CAMBRIA RED DEVIL NOVICE TOURNAMENT TRUE SECOND 5 MAN ROUND ROBIN SUNDAY FEBRUARY 2ND 2020 Location: Central Cambria High School, 206 Schoolhouse Road, Ebensburg PA 15931 - We are taking call ins and walk ins up until end of weigh ins each day

    I am looking for size 18 mens wrestling shoes. Is there some place I can order them or have them special made even? All help will be greatly appreciated. Vanessa Bryson arthiewh@gmail.com

    Middle School Academic All-State and Honor Roll updated

    January High School Scores updated

    High School Academic All-State and Honor Roll updated

    Detail for 2020 MSAC Wrestling Tournament, February 8th, 2020, Parkersburg High School

  • Thursday, January 30, 2020
    High School Academic All-State and Honor Roll updated

    January Middle School / Youth Scores updated

    January High School Scores updated

    Memo received: Unpacked 50 pound bag from civic center I got today. Parker Edwards we have your maps, notebook, Black and white 8 1/2 shoes Wrestling. Logan Mason I will bring your Edison sweatshirt to Parkersburg South quad Saturday if your number is 8409352044. I have your phone. One white with red bottom athletic shoe

    Cabell County Rob StClair TOURNAMENT WEBSITE January 31

    Editor's note: Got an email "I need info for the Regionals there is nothing I can find to sign my son up . They are usually held at University High school in Morgantown. Is there anyone with information about the situation."
    -- Can someone provide info??
    tmiller@mountain.net

  • Wednesday, January 29 2020
    Attention Coaches: 2nd AAA and AA/A Weight Class Rankings and TEAM POLLS are posted for your consideration in the Coaches Only area of the forum. Vote/comment by 6PM Tue Feb 4

    Camps updated: MIKE MASON�S 27th Annual Wrestling Camp July 16�18, 2020

    Middle School Academic All-State and Honor Roll updated

    High School Academic All-State and Honor Roll updated

    January Middle School Scores updated

    January High School Scores updated

    Editor's note: Attention Coaches, parents, readers, etc: If you sent me something to post or note, and you don't see it here, or if it is all wrong, please let me know and I'll try to fix it. My mind doesn't work like it used to... (And, it didn't work that well to start with). And yes, I know, the College pages are about 2 mo. behind.

  • Monday, January 27 2020
    WSAZ Lost and Found: A boatload of stuff was lost / found at the WSAZ. Including some school books, etc. If you lost something there and want it back text Coach Bill Archer at 304 208-5729

    Detail for 2020 Coalfield Conference Invitational Wrestling Tournament

    January HS Scores updated

    January Middle School Scores updated

  • Saturday, January 25 2020
    WSAZ High School Website
    WSAZ Middle School tournament website

  • Friday, January 24 2020
    We still have 11 rooms left for tomorrow. They are king rooms with a pullout sofa and are going for $159.00. Thank you!
    Macy Dingess | General Manager
    Delta Hotels Huntington Mall
    3551 U.S. Route 60 E
    Barboursville, WV 25504
    T: 304-733-3338
    F: 304-733-3347
    E: mdingess@uptownerinns.com

    January High School Scores updated

    High School Academic All-State and Honor Roll updated

  • Thursday, January 23 2020
    Note from Mike Shockley, Director of Sales, Delta Hotels, Huntington Mall & Huntington Downtown, 304-633-0289 - Cell || 681-203-5927 Direct
    There are a few rooms in the Delta by Marriott next to the arena that have opened due to some cancellations. Reservations and availability can be made at the desk. 304-523-8880.

    High School Academic All-State and Honor Roll updated

    January High School Scores updated

    January Middle School Scores updated

    December Middle School Scores updated

    December High School Scores updated

  • Wednesday, January 22 2020
    Memo from Coach Bill Archer, Long Time State Wrestling Tournament Director (48 years), former Head Coach Huntington High School, WV HS State Champ 127lbs 1966 Huntington High, Inducted WV Chapter NWHOF in 2007:
    The City, County, Convention Bureau and the Archer Family donated over $21,000 to the State Tournament. The State Tournament profit to the the WVSSAC was $35,000. The rules clinic (not much) comes out of this too.
    Wrestling was one of the few tournament events that did not have revenue go down last year.
    Wrestling has had tremendous growth. If you can believe this, our first tournament we used the first mat side scoreboard, (if you can believe it - 2 sided), 4 mats, and we moved the partition that slides out at about 65 per cent of arena.
    We are adjusting the seats this year to back for early rounds and moving them back out for Saturday matches, to pick back up the 600 seats for the finals.
    Huntington High purchased the mats and clocks. Huntington High receives $1000 rent for mats and clocks. When we rented them before we had the clocks it was $ 6400.
    These are the facts. I believe the WVSSAC has made this of public record.
    This close to the WSAZ tournament with a record breaking 1400 wrestlers I am beginning to think am too old for this.
    Bill Archer

    January High School Scores updated

    January Middle School Scores updated

    December Middle School Scores updated

    WSAZ High School Website
    WSAZ High School Seeds and entries
    WSAZ Middle School tournament website
    WSAZ Middle School SEEDS AND ENTRIES

    High School Academic All-State and Honor Roll updated

    Middle School Academic All-State and Honor Roll updated

  • Tuesday, January 21 2020
    Qualifiers for the State Dual Team Championships
    Saturday, February 1, 2020
    AT The Greenbrier Resort
    Further Detail

    High School Academic All-State and Honor Roll updated

    High School Scores updated

    Scores updated: Jan-Nov Middle School

    WSAZ Middle School LIST OF PARTICIPANTS
    Coaches: Please contact Bob St Clair for any corrections. rstclair304@gmail.com

  • Monday, January 20 2020
    Jan-Nov High School scores upated

    WSAZ Middle School tournament website Jan 24-25. WSAZ High School Seeds and entries here

    Memo from Robert St Clair regarding bracketing format change WSAZ HS: Again all 64 man losers will be eliminated and double elimination from 32 man on. This is the same format we ran in Middle School already.
    I apologize for the late change, I didn't realize that we would grow this much in one year. We are looking at ideas to get us back to true double elimination in the future.

    Middle School Academic All-State - Honor Roll

    Rumor: WSAZ has 1400 wrestlers registered...

  • Saturday, January 18 2020
    Scores updated: Jan-Nov Middle School
    Jan-Nov High School
    Nov-Dec HS,

  • Friday, January 17 2020
    Scores updated: Jan-Nov Middle School
    Jan-Nov High School


  • Thursday, January 16 2020
    High School Academic All-State / Honor Roll updated

    Scores updated: Jan-Nov HS
    Jan-Nov MS Vandy Jamboree, Ripley, Edison, Ravenswood, VanDevender, Hamilton, Ritchie Co

  • Wednesday, January 15 2020
    WV-Mat Bulletin Board updated.

    Individual Weight Class Rankings --- AAA and AA/A

    High School Academic All-State / Honor Roll updated

    Scores updated: Nov-Dec Middle Sch / Jr Hi, Nov-Dec HS, Jan-Nov HS

  • Tuesday, January 14, 2020
    Corrected score: Point Pleasant 32 Parkersbrg South27

    Middle School Academic All-State / Honor Roll updated

    High School Academic All-State / Honor Roll updated

    High School Scores updated

  • Monday, January 13, 2020
    High School Scores updated

    Editor's Note: Got this email this AM. "I tried this morning and no scores for January. I use and iPad and it refreshes immediately."
    Editor's question: What's going on?

  • Saturday, January 11, 2020
    Day One Winners Choice HERE

    WV Mat Middle School Academic All-State and Honor Roll updated

    Middle School/Youth Scores updated

  • Friday, January 10, 2020
    WV Mat Middle School Academic All-State and Honor Roll updated
    Attention HS and MS coaches: With semester grades coming out, why not take a minute to submit nominees for your team's Academec All State and Honor Roll recognition. All State certificates will be mailed to the Coach c/o the school. No certificate is available for the Honor Roll members, but they will be recognized on this website as well.

    WV Mat High School Academic All-State and Honor Roll updated

    High School Scores updated

    Middle School/Youth Scores updated

  • Thursday, January 9, 2020
    Attention High School Coaches: Check the Coaches Only area of the Forum and Vote/Comment on the first 2019-20 Individual Wt Class Rankings by 6PM Tue Jan 14. Email me if you need username/password for this area.
    Note that this is a special area of the forum only Coaches have access to. Also, Coach usernames/passwords given for voting purposes are given as aaacoach456 or some such, and email attached to that particular coaches name come to me. That is so that coaches may vote anonymously - no identifying data is associated with these usernames. If you have access you have been using for a few years and are OK with it, that is fine.

    Coaches Dual Meet Victories updated

    Middle School/Youth Scores updated

    High School Scores updated

  • Wednesday, January 8, 2020
    Detail for PRESTON SQUIRES DUAL SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 2020

    Coaches Dual Meet Victories updated

    Middle School/Youth Scores updated

    High School Scores updated

    Detail for Bill Hughes Tourney, Winfield

  • Monday, January 6, 2020
    Editor's note: 7:30 AM. Goig OOT, back tomorrow sometime. Bunch of email, scores, etc in the email, I'll deal with them tomorrow sometime...

  • Sunday, January 5, 2020
    High School Scores updated

  • Saturday, January 4, 2020
    High School Scores updated

    Youth/Open tournament page updated: Northern 2/8/20 correct registration link; West Fairmont Jan 18;

    Dual Meet Victories by Coaches: Joe Altobello, Keyser, 241

    Guard Duals at Summersville - Day One Results

    Editor's note: If something on here is not right, let me know so I can fix it...

  • Friday, January 3, 2020
    WSAZ Team List - High School and Middle School
    Important note from Tournament director Robert St Clair: Emails have been sent to all coaches. If any coach did not get an email, please email Robert St Clair at rstclair304@gmail.com so that roster submission information can be sent.
    Detail for WSAZ Middle School and High School updated. Note that High School WILL have a seeding meeting at 2:00 on Sunday January 19. All Rosters are due by 10 am on Sunday January 19th

    Youth/Open tournament page updated: River Valley Youth Open, Bidwell, OH;

    Middle School/Youth Scores updated

    High School Scores updated

  • Thursday, January 2, 2020
    Middle School/Youth Scores updated

    High School Scores updated

    Martinsburg Journal-News: Whittington earns 700th

    TOP 25 DUAL MEET COACHING RECORDS - WV HS Coaches
    Attention readers: Updates needed? email to tmiller@mountain.net



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  • Posted November 29, 2022

    Pleasants County Middle School is looking for a match this week and have a bus available (due to a cancellation). If you have an opebing, please email Coach Smith at jay.d.smith@k12.wv.us or (304) 966-6577.

  • Posted November 3, 2022

    Robert C. Byrd is looking for two teams to come to their place for a tri on February 2, 2023. If interested please email Coach Markley at markley23202@gmail.com.

  • Posted October 31, 2022

    North Marion is looking for teams to fill out a quad on December 16th. If you are interested, please contact Coach Tennant at ddtennan@k12.wv.us or call/text to 304-677-8723. They have a couple of other open dates if you can't make it on the 16th.

  • Posted October 28, 2022

    Kiski Area (Vandergrift PA) needs 1 team for their Cavalier Duals on December 17, 2022. Every team will get 5 duals. Please contact John Peterman, Director of Athletics, Kiski Area School District at (724) 845-6683.

  • Posted October 15, 2022

    Fairland (Proctorville, OH) is planning a ms tournament on December 17th and a HS tournament on February 4th of 2023. Please Contact Chuck Wentz: chuck.wentz@fairland.k12.oh.us or 304-544-5816 to get on the email list for more information.

  • Posted September 28, 2022

    Pleasants County Middle School is looking to use 3 weigh-ins. If you're needing home matches, please contact:
    Head Coach Jeremy Pratt 304-305-0364 or Jay D. Smith 304-966-6577 jay.d.smith@k12.wv.us

  • Posted September 22, 2022

    Barnesville Invitational still accepting entries. See note from Coach Abbott below:

    The wrestling season is quickly approaching and I would like to invite your team to participate in the 2022 Barnesville Wrestling Invitational held on December 16-17. This is a very competitive early season tournament with many top-ranked (returning state placers and state champions) wrestlers from, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

    I understand that many teams may have their schedule set for the season, however, if you would like to only send your top wrestlers to this event, this would be an excellent opportunity for them to have some early season competition to use as a measuring tool for the remainder of the season. This would also be a chance for you to see if our tournament is something you would be interested in next season.

    Currently, we have 22 teams committed and an estimated 8-10 ranked wrestlers in each weight class (based on weight class predictions for this season). I am contacting the top wrestlers in each weight in all divisions in Ohio and Pennsylvania to invite them into the tournament as well. Each season wrestlers from this tournament will place in their respective state tournaments.

    I have a projected list of returning wrestlers I can share if you are interested. Contact me anytime through this email or via cell (740) 359-7456. Don't miss this great opportunity for your wrestlers.

  • Posted September 22, 2022

    The Hatfield & McCoy 32 Wrestling tournaments will take place December 27 28 (high school Boys and Girls) and 29 (youth) at the Appalachian Wireless Arena in downtown Pikeville Ky. Currently there are teams from 4 states registered and many more have contacted us about the event.

    This will be a 32 Man Boys Tournament a 16 Woman Girls Tournament on December 27and 28th and will be a 6u-14 u youth tournament on December 29th.

    Entry fee for 14 person rosters is $250 per team, Each additional registered participant in Mens or Ladies is only $10 per wrestler.

  • Posted August 25, 2022

    Indiana High School in Indiana, PA is looking for a couple of teams for the High School "The Bo Wood” Wrestling Tournament January 7, 2023. It is a very competetive, 18 + teams individual tourney, 3 points, one day event, lots of wrestling, teams from disticts 4,5,6,7,8,9,10, with a big open JV wrestling tournament (The Moose JV Wrestling Tournament) in the other gym included in one fee. SO YOUR WHOLE TEAM WRESTLES!!!!! Please let me know if you're interested or if you have any questions. Tony Donatelli, Sr. High Coach (724) 968-8422 or twobobd@verizon.net or Dan Roan, Athletic Director (724) 463-8565 Droan@iasd.cc

  • Posted April 23, 2022

    Indiana, District 7 is looking for Teams for High School "The Bo Wood" Wrestling Tournament Jan 7 2023. It is a 18 Team Individual Tourney, 3 points, one day event, 5 mats, Teams from disticts 4,5,6,7,8,9,10, with the Moose JV Wrestling Tournament in other gym included in one fee. So you whole team wrestles. Please let me know if your interested or any questions. Tony Donatelli Sr High Coach 724-968-8422 or twobobd@verizon.net or our Athletic Director Greg Lezanic 724-463-8565.

  • Posted September 22, 2014
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  • Posted November 26, 2007
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  • Posted March 10, 2005
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