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High School

2016-17 Season begins: November 14, 2016
First matches may be held: November 30, 2016

Regional Tournaments: Weekend of February 18, 2017
State Tournament: February 23 - 25, 2017

2016 State Tournament Underclassmen: AAA || AA/A

2016 - 17 High School Tournament Dates

December 2-3, 2016
Hedgesville Duals
Superior Photo Scholarship Tournament, University High School || Detail

December 3, 2016
Hurricane Mike Ellis Invitational
Raider Rumble, Liberty Raleigh High School

December 9-10, 2016
Jason Eades Memorial, Point Pleasant
Barnesville Doan Ford Invitational
Berkeley Springs Max Horz
Ritchie County Duals

December 10, 2016
Calhoun Kick-Off Invittional
Bill Hutchinson Classic, Richwood High School
    Changed to Nicholas County Duals Tournament
Nicholas County Tournament
John Marshall Invitational
Garry Bender Raider Cup, Roane County High School

December 16-17, 2016
Webster County Hardwood Duals
Musselman Duals

December 17, 2016
Jackson County Invitational, (Millwood Natl' Guard Armory)
Bison Barn Brawl, Buffalo High School
Greenbrier East Duals, Greenbrier East High School
Grapple at the Castle, Cabell Midland
Larry Richie Memorial Tournament, Tyler Consolidated High School

December 28, 2016
Lewis County High School Duals Tournament

December 28-29, 2016
Wheeling Park Duals

December 29, 2016
Greenbrier West Duals

January 6-7, 2017
West Virginia Duals, Parkersburg High School
WV Army Natl' Guard Duals, Beckley
Nitro Pat Vance Invitational

January 7, 2017
Cameron Alumni Intivational
Jefferson Invitational Duals
Cornelius Godfrey Invitational, Logan Field House

January 10, 2017
Putnam County Champonships - Winfield HS

January 13-14, 2017
Winners Choice, Fairmont Armory
Braxton County Invitational

January 14, 2017
St Marys Blue Devil Alumni Tournament

January 17, 2017
Big Brother Duals - Winfield HS

January 19-21, 2017
OVAC Tournament, Wesbanco Arena, Wheeling

January 20-21, 2017
WSAZ Invitational, Huntington
Mountaineer Match Up - Clarksburg

January 27-28, 2017
Petersburg Viking Smash
Braxton County Duals Tournament

January 28, 2017
Beckley Newspapers Invitational, Shady Spring High School
Bob Zide Rumble, Williamstown
Frank Ferguson Brooke Classic, Brooke High School
Bulldog Bash, Doddridge County High School

February 3-4, 2017
Coalfield Conference Tournament, Liberty Raleigh
Big 10 Conference Tournament. Fairmont

February 4, 2017
Cardinal Conference Tournament
LKC Tournament AT Clay County
MSAC Tournament AT St Albans
EPAC Duals, Jefferson High School

February 11, 2017
Snap Fitness Bill Hughes Invit - Winfield HS
Kanawha County Tournament
Grafton Duals

Middle School

Season begins: November 7, 2016
First matches: November 30, 2016
Season ends: February 18, 2017

2016-17 Middle School Tournament Dates

December 2-3, 2016
Charleston Invitational Middle School Duals, AT George Washington High

December 3, 2016
Wahama Middle School Tournament December 3
Wirt County Duals

December 9-10, 2016
Falcon Invitational, John Adams Middle School
Huntington Middle School Invitational

December 10, 2016
Cameron Middle School Tournament
Nicholas County Tournament

December 17, 2016
Junior LKC Tournament, Doddridge County HS
Big Ben Classic, Point Pleasant
Woodrow Wilson Middle School Duals

December 18, 2016
Iron Eagles “Wreck the Halls” Holiday Tournament, Musselman High School

December 29-30, 2016
Mountain State Clash, Blennerhassett Middle School

January 6-7, 2017
McKinley Trojan Invitational

January 7, 2017
Quest in the Nest, East Fairmont Middle School
Johnson County Middle School Duels, Paintsville KY
Riverside Area Duals, AT Riverside High School

January 13-14, 2017
Hayes Middle School Hornet Invitational
Milton Middle Invitational

January 14, 2017
Junior Jacket Rumble, Williamstown

January 20-21, 2017
WSAZ Invitational, Huntington

Youth/Open Wrestling

West Virginia Youth Wrestling Association
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:
The Mountaineers travel to Lincoln, Nebraska, next weekend to take on the No. 7 Nebraska Huskers on Friday evening November 18

West Liberty University Wrestling

Mitch Smith, Head Coach

West Liberty Wrestling at hilltoppersports.com

West Liberty University Website

Next event:
November 19 Findlay (Ohio) Open.

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:
The Golden Bears return to action November 19 when they travel to Roanoke, Virginia for the Estes Environmental Star City Open.

Ohio Valley University Wrestling

Pat Sole, Head Coach

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

Next event:
November 19, University of Findlay Open AT Findlay, OH

Wheeling Jesuit University Wrestling

Sean Doyle, Head Coach

Wheeling Jesuit University

Wheeling Jesuit Wrestling at Wheeling Jesuit Athletics

Wheeling Jesuit Wrestling Apparel

Next event:
University of Findlay Open next Saturday, November 19.

Alderson Broaddus University Wrestling

Sam Gardner, Head Coach

AB Wrestling at gobattlers.com

Follow us on Facebook at Alderson Broaddus Wrestling

Next event:
November 19, Green Terror Duals AT Westminster, MD

Rick Welker Wrestling Radio Show
WKKX -- 1600 AM -- Wheeling WV
Each Monday at 7:00pm
Live stream at watchdognetwork.com

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