West Virginia High School Wrestling

28th Annual West Virginia State Wrestling Tournament

February 21-22, 1975
Woody Williams Armory, Fairmont West Virginia

1975 was the last year the WVSSAC State Wrestling Tournament was held as a single class. The following year the tournament was divided into the AAA and AA/A divisions.

For 1975, the state was divided into eight regions. The champion and runner-up from each region qualified for the tournament. Consolation rounds were a "follow the leader" format.

Parkersburg South won its first state title handily, with finalists in 8 of 12 weight classes. John Marshall was second with 4 finalists. Huntington (3 finalists), Big Creek (3 finalists), and Hurricane (3 finalists) rounded out the top 5. Jim Weatherholt of Parkersburg South received the outstanding wrestler award, as he collected his third state championship (prior championships at 105 and 119).

Team Scores

1.Parkersburg South 96.5
2.John Marshall 60.5
3.Huntington 49
4.Big Creek 38
5.Hurricane 34
6.South Charleston 31
6. Weir 31
8.Nitro 30
9.Buckhannon Upshur 29
10.Wheeling 28.5
11.Tridelphia 27.5
12.St Marys 26.5
12.Fairmont Senior 26.5
14 Parkersburg 24
15.Spencer 22
16-30 Warwood, Beckley, Lewis Co, St Albans, George Washington, Point Pleasant, Keyser, Brooke, Herbert Hoover, Stonewall Jackson, Greenbrier West, Wheeling Central, Huntington East, East Fairmont, Oak Glen
31-48 East Bank, Man, Buffalo, Shady Spring, Ripley, Barboursville, Philip Barbour, Braxton Co , Petersburg, Sissonville, Elkins, DuPont, Greenbrier East, Morgantown, Martinsburg, Dunbar, University, Jefferson, Poca
Other teams represented
Clay County, Logan, Berkeley Springs, Mannington, Liberty, Charleston, Walton, Winfield, Calhoun, Musselman

Place Winners

Weight: 98

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1st: Kent Nickerson, Tridelphia
2nd: Randly Ash, Spencer
3rd: C Cook, Huntington
4th: C Branch, Big Creek
5th: G Harrah, Beckley
6th: J Smith, Buffalo

Weight: 105

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1st: Tom Lomadue, Nitro
2nd: Doug Litten, Keyser
3rd: Kevin Felton, Brooke
4th: S Bonasso, Fairmont Senior
5th: Woody Burns, Parkersburg South
6th: T Bare, South Charleston

Weight: 112

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1st: Duke Hanlin, Wheeling
2nd: J Fluharty, Warwood
3rd: G Andrews, Hurricane
4th: T Reavis, East Bank
5th: Gig Dornick, Parkersburg South
6th: Tom Stone, Ripley

Weight: 119

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1st: Gary Dobbs, John Marshall
2nd: G Stickler, George Washington
3rd: Jim Duncan, Parkersburg South
4th: J Fraley, East Fairmont
5th: S Golden, Greenbrier West
6th: Marty West, St Marys

Weight: 126

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1st: Jim Weatherholt, Parkersburg South
2nd: B Riley, Fairmont Senior
3rd: G Godsey, Buckhannon Upshur
4th: Fred Pepper, Parkersburg
5th: R Stanley, Warwood
6th: Bob Walker, Herbert Hoover

Weight: 132

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1st: Brad Dornick, Parkersburg South
2nd: J Nicholson, Wheeling
3rd: H Sugg, Stonewall Jackson
4th: R Fullmer St Albans
5th: S Edwards, Hurricane
6th: L Molles, Herbert Hoover

Weight: 138

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1st: Richard Johnson, Huntington
2nd: Steve Howard, Point Pleasant
3rd: Tim Muscaro, Weir
4th: Earl O'Brien, Spencer
5th: B Walker, Oak Glen
6th: M Beverly, South Charleston

Weight: 145

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1st: Paul Finley, Huntington
2nd: L Marshall, Tridelphia
3rd: M Bailey, Big Creek
4th: Bill Lowers, Parkersburg South
5th: Roger Good, Nitro

Weight: 155

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1st: Steve Payne, Big Creek
2nd: Bill Weatherholt, Parkersburg South
3rd: Mike Winters, Parkersburg
4th: Johnson, South Charleston 4- 2- 0
5th: W Zirkle, Buckhannon Upshur
6th: S Dotson, Weir

Weight: 167

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1st: John Holiday, Hurricane
2nd: Hamilton, Beckley
3rd: Doug Lehaskey, John Marshall 0
4th: Paul Metz, St Marys
5th: P Knabenshue, Buckhannon Upshur
6th: J Dennison, Braxton County

Weight: 185

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1st: Mike Cain, John Marshall
2nd: S Grace, Weir
3rd: Randy Marlow, Parkersburg South
4th: S Moore, Huntington East
5th: Brian Tucker, St Marys
6th: R Bateman, St Albans

Weight: UNL

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1st: Dave Reed, Lewis County
2nd: C Vincent, John Marshall
3rd: Miller, South Charleston
4th: B Shalvey, Wheeling Central
5th: Tim Barnhart, St Marys
6th: E Sparks, Barboursville

Finals Matches



Thanks to George Alwin, '75 qualifier from Martinsburg. Also, thank to Brent Sams.

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