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Headline Events

High School

May 9, 2015
2015 West Virginia Freestyle State Tournament
     AT University High School, Morgantown WV

Middle School






High School

2015-16 Season begins: November 16, 2015
First matches may be held: December 2, 2015
Regionals: Weekend of February 20, 2016
State Tournament: February 25 - 27, 2016


2015 State Tournament Underclassmen: AAA || AA/A

2015 - 16 High School Tournament Dates

Middle School

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

2015-16 Middle School Tournament Dates


Youth/Open Wrestling

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

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


Freestyle




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

Why Wrestle Freestyle
by Zeke Jones



West Virginia AAU Wrestling
www.wvaauwrestling.org
Contact info: Jim Smith
CompetitiveEdgeWrestling@gmail.com
304-881-1038


Officials / Comments on the Rules
WVSSAC
National Wrestling Coaches Association Website
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
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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
CONCUSSION CONCERNS AND MANAGEMENT IN ATHLETICS
Team Advancement Tournament Rules


West Virginia University

Meet and Greet New Coach Sammie Henson
11/2/14 Michigan State Open
11/13/14 Fall to ASU
11/22/14 Fifth at Navy Classic
11/29/14 Northeast Duals
12/6/14 Cliff Keen Invitational
12/19/14 Over Lock Haven
1/3/15 Win at Grand Canyon
1/4/14 Defeats ASU
1/10/14 Fifth at Virginia Duals
1/16/15 Fall to Oklahoma State
1/18/15 Fall at Oklahoma
2/6/15 Downs Clarion
2/7/15 Loss to Iowa State
2/15/15 Tops Ohio U
2/20/15 Home Loss
2/22/15 Win over Pitt


Next event: West Virginia will travel to Ames, Iowa, on March 7 for the Big 12 Championships at Hilton Coliseum on the campus of Iowa State.

West Liberty University

Official West Liberty Wrestling Website
West Liberty University Website


11/8/14 Mercyhurst Open
11/12/14 Fall st Waynesburg
11/14/14 Pitt Johnstown
11/22/14 Place Two at Simonson Open, Ashland
12/3/14 Fall to Jesuit
12/6/12 AT Ohio Northern tourney
12/14/14 Midwest Classic
1/3/15 Toppers Drop Two
1/17/15 Split Home Tri
1/24/15 West Virginia Collegiate Invitational
1/27/15 AT Mercyhurst PA
1/31/15 Fall to Notre Dame
2/6/15 Winners at Millersville
2/7/15 Split Tri at Shippensburg
2/13/15 Loss at Gannon
2/17/15 Drop Home Finale
2/28/15 Season Concludes at East Regional


WVU Tech

Athletic Office: 304.442.3121
Visit the WVU Tech Website

11/1/14 4-1 at PSMA
11/14/14 Southern Virginia University
11/15/14 Penn State Du Bois
11/18/14 AT OVU
11/22/14 2-1 at Gettysburg
12/6/14 Messiah Petrofes
12/9/14 VS Alderson Broaddus
1/10/15 Champs at Washington and Lee
1/17/15 Champs at Builders Invite
1/24/15 West Virginia Collegiate Invitational
1/28/15 VS Ohio Valley
2/5/15 Loss at St Andrews
2/7/15 Brewton-Parker quad, Mt Vernon GA
2/15/15 Champs at USCAA
2/21/15 Completes Season at NAIA East Regionals


Follow WVUTech Wrestling on Facebook WVUTechWrestling

Archive material


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

Cardinals Wrestling

Wheeling Jesuit Wrestling Apparel

316 Washington Avenue
Wheeling, West Virginia 26003

7/10/14 - Notes from Coach Doyle
8/22/14 - 2014-15 Recruits
8/22/14 - 2014-15 Schedule

11/8/14 AT Washington and Jefferson Invitational
11/12/14 vs Alderson Broaddus
11/15/14 AT Mount Union Invitational
11/19/14 Notes from Coach Doyle
11/22/14 AT Simonson Open, Ashland, AT OVU
11/25/14 Notes from Coach Doyle
12/3/14 Tops West Liberty
12/14/14 Place Four at Midwest Classic
12/21/14 Grapple at the Garden
12/26/14 Notes from Coach Doyle
1/10/15 Third at Virginia Duals
1/13/15 Notes from Coach Doyle
1/22/15 Defeat Millersville
1/24/15 West Virginia Collegiate Invitational
1/26/15 Notes from Coach Doyle
1/30/15 Fall to Pitt Johnstown
2/2/15 Notes from Coach Doyle
2/5/15 AT Shippensburg
2/6/15 Thumps East Stroudsburg
2/9/15 Notes from Coach Doyle
2/14/15 Win over Seton Hill
2/18/15 Loss at Gannon
2/23/15 Notes from Coach Doyle
2/28/15 East Regional
3/1/15 Notes from Coach Doyle


Next event: March 14-15, NCAA Div II Championships AT St Louis, Missouri

Archive Material


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

11/8/14 AT Case Western Duals
11/15/14 AT Mount Union Invitational
11/18/14 Top WVU Tech
11/22/14 V Mercyhurst and Wheeling Jesuit
12/14/14 Place Two at Midwest Classic
1/11/15 AT Seton Hill, PA, tri
1/17/15 AT West Liberty
1/24/15 West Virginia Collegiate Invitational
1/28/15 AT WVU Tech
2/3/15 Hosts Alderson Broaddus
2/7/15 AT U Pitt Johnstown
2/28/15 East Regional

Next event: March 14-15, NCAA Div II Championships AT St Louis, Missouri

Archive material



Alderson Broaddus University
Mitch Smith, Head Coach
smithma2@ab.edu

Battlers Wrestling

101 College Hill Drive
Philippi, West Virginia 26416

11/2/14 AT Maryland Duals
11/8/14 AT W&J Invitational
11/12/14 AT Wheeling Jesuit
11/18/14 Lake Erie College
11/22/14 Casperson Classic AT Southern Virginia University
12/03/14 Over Southern Virginia
12/09/14 Top WVU Tech
1/3/15 Third at Waynesburg
1/10/15 AT NWCA National Duals
1/16/15 v Pitt Johnstown
1/17/15 v Mercyhurst
1/24/15 West Virginia Collegiate Invitational
2/3/15 AT OVU
2/6/15 AT Notre Dame College, South Euclid OH
2/12/15 Drop One at Home
2/20/15 Fall at Waynesburg
2/28/15 Season Concludes at East Regional

Archive Material


Rick Welker Wrestling Radio Show
with Sean Smith, Bryan Nally, and Dr. Bill Welker
WKKX -- 1600 AM -- Wheeling WV
Each Wednesday at 6:00pm
Live stream at www.wkkx.com

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

  • Posted March 2, 2015
    FRANKFORT WRESTLING POST-SEASON *OPEN* ROUND ROBIN
    DATE: Saturday March 14, 2015
    PLACE: Frankfort High School, Short Gap, WV
    6U-17 and OPEN
    *ENTRIES: Charlie Messick, 70 Shady Hills Ct, Ridgeley, WV 26753. 301-697-2864*
    Entry form and details AT THIS LINK


  • Posted February 5, 2015
    MAWA Middle Atlantic Wrestling Association Preliminary District Tournament
    March 14, 2015
    Capital High School, Charleston WV
    Bantam thru Open
    Mike Wheeling, 4313 Washington Avenue, Charleston, WV 25304
    Entry form and details AT THIS LINK

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

  • Posted November 13, 2014
    Barbour County will have youth wrestling this year. We are the Junior Colts, ages 5-15.
    Info Carl Allen 304-439-4619

  • Posted November 11, 2014
    BSN Sports -- we have a lot of table top scoreboards left in inventory. Im offering them at a great deal see the details.
    Was $499.99
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    You get a free $100.00 carrying case
    You get $250.00 of free Nike apparel
    Jeffery Burns/ WV
    Sales Pro
    Cell: 304-679-2778
    Fax: 304-275-7325
    jburns@bsnsports.com


  • Posted October 18, 2014
    I have a 20 by 24 mat I am trying to sell. It comes in 4 sections, it is in brand new condition. $1500. My phone number is (304) 881-7052.

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

  • Posted September 11, 2014
    I have a 20' x 24' wrestling mat that I am looking to sale. It is in like new condition, colors are Green and Gold and I am asking $1800. Contact Mike Fleming aflacfleming@yahoo.com

  • Posted April 14, 2014
    For Sale: Wrestling Mat, 39'x39', 3 sections. Mat is in excellent condition, asking $3500 for it. Mat is green with white lines. Please contact Jesse (740) 502-7972.

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

  • Posted April 23, 2013
    Wheeling Jesuit Wrestling Apparel

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

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


  • Posted January 26, 2011
    My Wrestling Room
    Wrestling shoes, Wrestling Gear and More...


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

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

  • Posted December 20, 2007

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


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

  • Posted October 2, 2006
    Attention Prospective Wrestling Officials

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

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

  • Posted March 10, 2005
    I would like to offer our services to your readers and the wrestling community at large.
    We are one of the largest scale providers in the east and as such can provide scale services to wrestling teams around the state. We can repair, service and calibrate most scales.
    In accordance with the WV Department of Labor, Weights and Measures Division, Brechbuhler Scales, Inc. and its scale technicians are registered, tested and certified to install, service, repair or recondition commercial weighing and measuring devices in the state of West Virginia and Ohio.

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

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


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