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Headline Events

High School

Middle School

High School

2017-18 Season begins: November 13, 2017
First matches may be held: November 29, 2017

Regional Tournaments: Weekend of February 9-10, 2018
State Tournament: February 22 - 24, 2018

2017 State Tournament Underclassmen: AAA || AA/A

2017-18 High School Tournament Dates

December 2, 2016
Raider Rumble, Liberty Raleigh High School
Mike Ellis Invitational, Hurricane High School

December 8-9, 2016
Jason Eades Memorial Duals, Point Pleasant
Berkeley Springs Max Horz

December 16, 2016
Superior Photo Scholarship Tournament, University High School
Hoops Children's Hospital Invitational, Buffalo High School
Jackson County Invitational December 16, 2017

January 5-6, 2018
Nitro Pat Vance

January 13, 2018
St Marys Blue Devil Alumni Tournament

January 27, 2018
Beckley Newspapers Invitational, Shady Spring
Frank Ferguson Brooke Classic
3rd Annual Bulldog Bash, Doddridge County

Middle School

Season begins: November 6, 2017
First matches: November 29, 2017
Season ends: February 17, 2018

2017-18 Middle School Tournament Dates

December 1-2, 2017
George Washington High School
FORMAT: Team Duals 20 Team Limit 7-8 Matches Each Team
Contact Coach Neal 304-900-3918, aneal@mail.kana.k12.wv.us
Event flyer AT THIS LINK

December 9, 2017
Independence Middle School Duals

December 16, 2017
Big Ben Classic Duals, Point Pleasant

January 12-13, 2018
Marshall Health Milton Middle Invitational
Friday night will be pools and Saturday bracket tourney double elimination.
Flyer to follow. We will do the same as last year

Youth/Open Wrestling

West Virginia Youth Wrestling Association

West Virginia Youth Wrestling Association Rules

WV-Mat Youth/Open Tournament Listings
Youth/Club team directory - West Virginia

Coaching Youth Wrestling
Promote the Sport!
The Mindset and Tactics of a Champion
    by Ken Chertow

A Syllabus for Youth Wrestling
    by Dr. Bill Welker


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

Why Wrestle Freestyle
by Zeke Jones

West Virginia AAU Wrestling
Contact info: Jim Smith

West Virginia University Wrestling

Sammie Henson, Head Coach

WVU Wrestling at WVUSports.com
WVU Website

Next Event:
2017 season complete

West Liberty University Wrestling

Mitch Smith, Head Coach

West Liberty Wrestling at hilltoppersports.com

West Liberty University Website

Next event:
2016-17 season complete

WVU Tech Wrestling

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

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

Follow WVUTech Wrestling on Facebook WVUTechWrestling

Next event:
2017 season complete

Ohio Valley University Wrestling

Pat Sole, Head Coach

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

Next event:
2016-17 season complete

Wheeling Jesuit University Wrestling

Danny Irwin, Head Coach
6/8/2017 Irwin named Head Coach

Wheeling Jesuit University

Wheeling Jesuit Wrestling at Wheeling Jesuit Athletics

Wheeling Jesuit Wrestling Apparel

Next event:
2016-17 season complete

Alderson Broaddus University Wrestling

Sam Gardner, Head Coach

AB Wrestling at gobattlers.com

Follow us on Facebook at Alderson Broaddus Wrestling

Next event:
2016-17 season complete
Rick Welker Wrestling Radio Show
WKKX -- 1600 AM -- Wheeling WV
Each Monday at 7:00pm
Live stream at watchdognetwork.com

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Officials / Comments on the Rules
National Wrestling Coaches Association Website
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
Interested in becoming a Wrestling Official?
WVSSAC Forms, including...
     Communicable Skin Disease Form
     Physical Exam Form
2008-09 WVSSAC Interpretation - Weight Management Program
Important note regarding Weigh-Ins
Rules clarification regarding mouth appliances in wrestlers
Team Advancement Tournament Rules
Changes for State Wrestling Tournament for 2016
Directive for checking weight at the regional and state tournaments
Wrestling from the Rear Standing Position
State Tournament Weigh-in Procedure

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The Sparrow's Spirit, by Dr. Bill Welker, Ed.D.
A Champion Wrestler's Lifetime Reflections on Prayer and Perseverance

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Publication Notes

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

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