[West                                                                              
Virginia High School Wrestling]

North Marion High School

Huskies -- Wrestling


2017-18 Schedule

1 11/25/17 10:00AM H - BIG TEN SCRIMMAGE 
2 12/01/17 10:00AM A - HEDGESVILLE DUALS 
3 12/02/17 TBAPM A - HEDGESVILLE DUALS 
4 12/13/17 6:00PM H - PRESTON,LEWIS CO. AND GRAFTON 
5 12/15/17 5:00PM H - HOLIDAY QUAD/JV TOURNAMENT 
6 12/30/17 TBAPM A - GRAFTON DUALS 
7 01/03/18 5:30PM H - EAST FAIRMONT 
8 01/05/18 TBAPM A - LUMBERJACK CLASSIC TOURNAMENT(BECKLEY) 
9 01/06/18 TBAPM A - LUMBERJACK CLASSIC TOURNAMENT(BECKLEY) 
10 01/12/18 1:00PM A - WINNER'S CHOICE TOURNAMENT(FAIRMONT ARMORY) 
11 01/13/18 10:00AM A - WINNER'S CHOICE TOURNAMENT(FAIRMONT ARMORY) 
12 01/17/18 7:00PM H - FAIRMONT SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL 
13 01/19/18 TBAPM A - WSAZ TOURNAMENT(HUNTINGTON CIVIC CENTER) 
14 01/20/18 TBAPM A - WSAZ TOURNAMENT(HUNTINGTON CIVIC CENTER) 
15 01/24/18 TBAPM H - MAGNOLIA QUAD 
16 01/31/18 5:30PM H - UNIVERSITY 
17 02/02/18 4:00PM A - BIG TEN TOURNAMENT @ GRAFTON 
18 02/03/18 10:00AM A - BIG TEN TOURNAMENT @ GRAFTON 
19 02/09/18 10:00AM H - REGIONAL @ FAIRMONT SR. 
20 02/10/18 10:00AM H - REGIONAL @ FAIRMONT SR 
21 02/22/18 6:30PM A - STATE TOURNAMENT(HUNTINGTON CIVIC CENTER) 
22 02/23/18 11:30AM A - STATE TOURNAMENT (HUNTINGTON CIVIC CENTER) 
23 02/24/18 11:00AM A - STATE TOURNAMENT (HUNTINGTON CIVIC CENTER) 

North Marion High School opened in 1979-80 as a consolidation of five small schools: Barrackville, Fairview, Monongah, Farmington, and Mannington. Mannington was the only school to sponsor a wrestling program, which was initiated by Coach Roy Michael in 1971.

Mannington claimed two AA/A state championships in 1977-78 and 1978-79, and Coach Michael was named West Virginia AA/A coach of the year in 1979. Mannington had four individual state champions and 10 state place winners before closing its doors following the 1978-79 season.

North Marion competed in its first year of existence in 1979-80 with Roy Michael as the head coach. Michael turned the reins over to his former wrestler Rusty Elliott, in 1983. Elliott coached the Huskies for six years, 1983-88, registering five individual state champions and 21 state place winners. Elliott moved on to Fairmont State College as a football coach for the Falcons and Michael once again resumed the duties as head coach. In 1998, Michael again reached the pinnacle in high school wrestling as his team won the AAA state championship.

In 2012, Jay Michael replaced former assistant Daran Hays but has since accepted an administrative position, and remains as a highly valued volunteer assistant. Jay wrestled at Ohio State on scholarship where he was a four year letterman and NCAA Division I National Championship qualifier. For the 2013-14 season, former head coach Rusty Elliott is back in the mix, bringing with him a wealth of experience, as he serves as the new assistant coach.

Current head coach David Tennant took over as head coach of the Huskies after Michael's retirement in 2005.

State Champions

WRESTLER WEIGHT YEAR
1. Sam Tennant 167 1981
2. Joe Prichard 155 1984
3. Allen Masters 105 1985
4.Jay Moore 119 1986
5. Clint Masters 126 1987
6. Tremain Chisolm 171 1988
7. Doug Moore 125 1990
8. Jay Michael 140 1990
9. Doug Moore 130 1991
10. Jay Michael 145 1991*OW
11. Doug Moore 135 1992
12. Brian Bland 140 1992
13. John Carper 160 1992
14. Doug Moore 140 1993*OW**
15. B.J. Jones 275 1996
16. Adam Gorby 130 1998 OW
17. Ryan Besedich 160 1998
18. Jason Conaway 189 1998
19. Andrew Starsick 189 2001
20. Wesley Byard 171 2007
21. Tyler Tennant 135 2010
22. Ryan Hinerman 135 2011
23. Ryan Elliott 120 2013
24. Ryan Elliott 120 2014
25. Tyler Arnett 220 2015
26. Caleb Kuhn 145 2016
* Dutton Award - Best Wrestler in WV that year
** First 4x state champion in history of AAA division
OW Outstanding Wrestler of the State Tournament



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