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Headline Events

High School


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
Clay County Bob Stover Classic

Middle School


January 28, 2017
Kanawha County Middle School Championship, Elkview

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

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
Clay County Bob Stover Classic

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

January 28, 2017
Kanawha County Middle School Championship, Elkview



Youth/Open Wrestling

2017 WVYWA Qualifying Tournaments
Updated 12/20/16

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


Freestyle




Follow this link for information on Team West Virginia Freestyle/Greco-Roman wrestling

Why Wrestle Freestyle
by Zeke Jones



West Virginia AAU Wrestling
www.wvaauwrestling.org
Contact info: Jim Smith
CompetitiveEdgeWrestling@gmail.com
304-881-1038



West Virginia University Wrestling

Sammie Henson, Head Coach


WVU Wrestling at WVUSports.com
WVU Website

Next Event:
The Mountaineers return to action on Sunday, Feb. 5, when they travel to Raleigh, North Carolina, to face No. 9 NC State.

West Liberty University Wrestling

Mitch Smith, Head Coach
msmith1@westliberty.edu;

West Liberty Wrestling at hilltoppersports.com

West Liberty University Website


Next event:
The Hilltoppers return to dual meet action on Wednesday with a 7 p.m. test at Mercyhurst.



WVU Tech Wrestling

Dustin Stough, Head Wrestling Coach
Office: 304-442-3276
Cell: 240-321-3679
dpstough@mail.wvu.edu
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 on Tuesday, January 24 when they travel to take on University of the Cumberlands and St. Andrews University in Laurinburg, North Carolina.



Ohio Valley University Wrestling

Pat Sole, Head Coach

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


Next event:
January 28 West Virginia University Institute of Technology AT Montgomery WV





Wheeling Jesuit University Wrestling

Sean Doyle, Head Coach
sdoyle@wju.edu

Wheeling Jesuit University

Wheeling Jesuit Wrestling at Wheeling Jesuit Athletics

Wheeling Jesuit Wrestling Apparel


Next event:
  WJU takes a break before it hosts nationally-ranked Pitt-Johnstown next Friday night, Jan. 27. First bout starts at 7 p.m.





Alderson Broaddus University Wrestling

Sam Gardner, Head Coach
gardnerst@ab.edu

AB Wrestling at gobattlers.com

Follow us on Facebook at Alderson Broaddus Wrestling

Next event:
 The team returns to action next Saturday when they travel to Ferrum, Virginia to compete in the Panther Open.
Rick Welker Wrestling Radio Show
WKKX -- 1600 AM -- Wheeling WV
Each Monday at 7:00pm
Live stream at watchdognetwork.com

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Officials / Comments on the Rules
WVSSAC
National Wrestling Coaches Association Website
Trackwrestling.com
The New WVSSAC Weight Management Program
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
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
     Physical Exam Form
2008-09 WVSSAC Interpretation - Weight Management Program
Important note regarding Weigh-Ins
Rules clarification regarding mouth appliances in wrestlers
CONCUSSION CONCERNS AND MANAGEMENT IN ATHLETICS
Team Advancement Tournament Rules
Changes for State Wrestling Tournament for 2016
Directive for checking weight at the regional and state tournaments
Wrestling from the Rear Standing Position

Attention Coaches and Fans: Submit Match Results

Submit Team Information Update

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The Sparrow's Spirit, by Dr. Bill Welker, Ed.D.
A Champion Wrestler's Lifetime Reflections on Prayer and Perseverance

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Special Award, 2000 WVSSAC State Tournament
Member, West Virginia Chapter, National Wrestling Hall of Fame

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