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Scholastic -- 2011-12 Season
Headline Events

High School

Middle School

High School

2011 State Tournament Underclassmen: AAA and AA/A

Season begins: November 14, 2011
First matches may be held: Novermber 30, 2011
Regionals: Weekend of February 18, 2012
State Tournament: February 23-25, 2012

High School Tournament Dates

  • February 8, 2012
    OVAC Dual Meet
  • February 11, 2012
    Poca Duals
    Grafton Duals
    Bill Hughes Invitational, Winfield
    Roane Raider Cup
    Kanawha Valley Championships, Herbert Hoover

    Middle School

    Season begins: November 7, 2011
    First matches: November 30, 2011
    Season ends: February 18, 2012

    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
    Gary Rissler Tournament Listings

  • West Virginia University

    Mountaineers take two
    Eleven Place at W&J
    Two Champs at Navy Classic
    In Vegas
    Fall at Penn State
    Drop one to Maryland
    Road Victory
    Lose to Bloomsburg
    Beat Clarion
    Top Loch Haven
    Over Rugers
    vs Pitt
    Topple Ohio
    Upset Edinboro
    Close with a Win

    Next Event: The Mountaineers will return to action on Sunday, March 4 when it travels to Clarion for the EWL Championships. The tournament is set to begin at 10 a.m.

    West Liberty University

    Official West Liberty Wrestling Website
    West Liberty University Website

    Open Strong at W&J
    Shock Pitt-Johnstown
    Over Shippensburg
    Down Waynesburg
    AT Ohio Northern tourney
    Drop one at Lake Erie
    Strong show at Midwest Classic
    Sweep Tri
    Defeat OVU
    2-1 at Ashland
    Top AI
    Over East Stroudsburg
    Fall to Findlay
    Split Tri
    Upset by Gannon
    Take Down Ashland

    Next event: February 24-25, Regionals at Pembroke Pembroke, NC Away

    WVU Tech

    Sam Gardner -- Head Coach
    Athletic Office: 304.442.3121
    Visit the WVU Tech Website

    Patriot Open 11/5/11
    Kings College Open 11/13/11
    Fall to OVU
    AT Midwest Classic
    Third at Washington and Lee
    Suite 3rd at ASU
    Host OVU

    Next event: February 25, Mid Atlantic Regional, Lynchburg VA

    Archive material

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    Current and Archived Polls

    WV-Mat Fan Polls
    Cast your vote for the top West Virginia Teams

    The Survey Says...
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    What's your opinion?

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

    Patriot Open 11/5/11
    Mount Union Invitational 11/12/11
    AT Ashland University Harris Open
    Over WVU Tech
    Fall to Pitt - Johnstown
    AT Midwest Classic
    Top Ten at Waynesburg
    Drop one to West Lib
    Top Tiffin
    At Regional Duals, University of Pitt Johnstown
    Nipped by Waynesburg
    Edged by Seton Hill
    AT Ashland U
    King College Tri
    Visit WVU Tech

    Next event: February 24-25, NCAA DII East Region UNC-Pembroke, NC
    Archive material

    Officials / Comments on the Rules
    National Wrestling Coaches Association Website
    The New WVSSAC Weight Management Program
    New WVSSAC Weight Management Program - FAQ
    Recent Major Rule Changes
    The Tiebreaker System for Dual Meet Competition
    New WVSSAC Classifications to go into effect with the 2008-09 year
    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
         Also of note, National Federation document concerning Communicable Skin Diseases
         Physical Exam Form
    2008-09 WVSSAC Interpretation - Weight Management Program
    Important note regarding Weigh-Ins
    Rules clarification regarding mouth appliances in wrestlers

    West Virginia AAU Wrestling
    Jamison Humphrey, Director
    2010 AAU Wrestling Age and Weight Divisions


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