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Headline Events

High School
ASICS/Vaughan Freestyle/Cadet Nationals
Fargo ND July 16-23, 2016

Middle School

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

June 24, 2016
Musselman Takedown Tournament

December 2-3, 2016
Superior Photo Scholarship Tournament, University High School

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

December 10, 2016
Calhoun Kick-Off Invittional
Bill Hutchinson Classic, Richwood High School
John Marshall Invitational

December 17, 2016
Jackson County Invitational, (Millwood Natl' Guard Armory)
Bison Barn Brawl, Buffalo High School
Greenbrier East Duals, Greenbrier East High School

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

January 10, 2017
Putnam County Champonships - Winfield HS

January 13-14, 2017
Herbert Hoover Invitational

January 14, 2017
St Marys Blue Devil Alumni Tournament

January 17, 2017
Big Brother Duals - Winfield HS

January 20-21, 2017
WSAZ Invitational, Huntington

January 28, 2017
Beckley Newspapers Invitational, Shady Spring High School

February 11, 2017
Snap Fitness Bill Hughes Invit - Winfield HS

Middle School

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

2016-17 Middle School Tournament Dates

December 10, 2016
Cameron Middle School Tournament
December 17, 2016
Junior LKC Tournament, Doddridge County HS

December 10, 2016
Bill Hutchinson Classic, Richwood High School

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

West Liberty University Wrestling

Mitch Smith, Head Coach

West Liberty Wrestling at hilltoppersports.com

West Liberty University Website

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
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Ohio Valley University Wrestling

Pat Sole, Head Coach

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

Wheeling Jesuit University Wrestling

Sean Doyle, Head Coach

Wheeling Jesuit University

Wheeling Jesuit Wrestling at Wheeling Jesuit Athletics

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Alderson Broaddus University Wrestling

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Officials / Comments on the Rules
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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
Overview of Wrestling Rules
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Rule Interpretations for the Safety of Wrestlers
Interested in becoming a Wrestling Official?
WVSSAC Forms, including...
     Communicable Skin Disease Form
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2008-09 WVSSAC Interpretation - Weight Management Program
Important note regarding Weigh-Ins
Rules clarification regarding mouth appliances in wrestlers
Team Advancement Tournament Rules
Changes for State Wrestling Tournament for 2016
Directive for checking weight at the regional and state tournaments

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Attention Coaches
We are still collecting names for recognition for the WV-Mat Academic All-State team and Honor Roll. This includes High School and Middle School. This recognition is available to all members of your school's wrestling team, varsity and junior varsity, including support staff such as statisticians, managers, mat maids, etc.

All-State: Those students with a GPA of 3.7 or above, current semester or cumulative average, are eligible for recognition to the All-State team. A certificate of recogntion will be mailed to the coach.

Honor Roll: Those students with a GPA of 3.0 to 3.699 current semester or cumulative average, are eligible for recognition on the Honor Roll. No certificate is available, but they will be recognized on the website as well.

To have your student honored, submit...
Year in school
Whether wrestler or support staff
For which list he/she qualifies
Email to tmiller@mountain.net

  • March 2, 2016

    Top Wrestlers updated

    State Tournament results buffed up - Photos added - AAA and AA/A. Thanks to Jenny Hannan

  • March 1, 2016

    2016 State Tournament Underclassmen: AAA || AA/A

    Wheeling Jesuit: Four Qualify || Notes from Coach Doyle

    West Liberty: East Regional

    Ohio Valley University: East Regional

    Alderson Broaddus: East Regional

    Keyser Mineral Daily News Tribune: Tournament feature

    Beckley Register Herald: Ditto

    Region I history updated

  • February 29, 2016

    Updates: State Champs by School || State Champs by Coach || 10 year State Tournament

  • February 28, 2016

    State Tournament results: AAA || AA/A

    Outstanding Contributors: Several items updated

  • February 27, 2016

    WVU Tech: Season Concludes

    Charleston Gazette: Teams to Beat

    Fayette Tribune: Tourney News

    Huntington Herald Dispatch: Tourney News

    Jackson Newspapers: Tourney News

    Keyser Mineral Daily News Tribune: Tourney News || Tourney News

    Lewisburg Mountain Messenger: Miluk's Mat'ters || Miluk's Mat'ters || WOW || WOW || WOW || WOW

    Morgan Mesenger: Tourney News

    Point Pleasant Daily Register: Tourney News || Tourney News || Tourney News || Tourney News

    Tyler Star News: Youth Notes || HS Notes

    Wetzel Chronicle: Tourney News

  • February 25, 2016

    State Tournament Corrections:
    145 AAA: F1-Cory Hupp-Lasure, Morgantown is out. Now in is Matt Fox, Parkersburg, Soph., 9-8.
    106 AA: R2 Brandon Shaw, Berk. Springs is out. That moves T2 & F2 up. It moves in to F2, Jimmy Secreto, Bridgeport, Soph. 21-15.
    AA 145: F1 Hunter Baird Madonna out, Chase Cooper, Tyler Consolidated in.
    AAA 120: Scratch T4 Tyson Hall SV, Wilcox moves to T4 position, F4 is a bye
    AA 285: T1 Chipps Tyler Con out, Nate Martin Madonna moves to T1, Isaac Rosahoc Oak Glen in.

    Huntington Herald Dispatch: Three-peat? || Focused

  • February 24, 2016

    West Virginia Wrestling Coaches Association / wvmat.com High School Team Polls

    West Virginia Wrestling Coaches Association / wvmat.com High School Individual Weight Class Rankings -- AA/A || AAA

    Final Middle Schoool Team Poll

    AA/A Region I brackets added

  • February 22, 2016

    West Virginia Mat Thoughts by Dr. Bill Welker

    Attention High School Coaches: We will release the final team polls and individual weight class rankings on Wednesday February 24. Log in to the Coaches Only area of the forum to comment/vote by 6PM Tuesday February 23. If you need a username/password to log in to the Coaches Only area of the forum, or have forgot yours, no problem. Email tmiller@mountain.net and we will fix you up. This includes head coaches AND assistant coaches.

    Attention Middle School Coaches: We are going to extend voting on the final team poll to Tuesday February 23. Log in to the Coaches Only area of the forum to vote by 6PM Tuesday February 23. If you need a username/password to log in to the Coaches Only area of the forum, or have forgot yours, no problem. Email tmiller@mountain.net and we will fix you up. This includes head coaches AND assistant coaches.

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