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2014 National Wrestling Hall of Fame -- West Virginia Chapter
Banquet and Induction Ceremonies -- Sunday October 26, 2014 -- Embassy Suites, Charleston West Virginia

Important update October 22, 2014: If you failed to get your registration in via mail, don't despair! You may register and pay at the door on October 26, 2014, the day of the event.

Any questions contact Coach Wayne Bennett, (304) 253-4093

2014 Banquet Registration Form West Virginia Chapter Main Page Directions to Embassy Suites, Charleston WV
The National Wrestling Hall of Fame, West Virginia Chapter, cordially invites you to attend the Eighth Annual "Hall of Fame Day" banquet Sunday, October 26th, 2014, at Embassy Suites, Charleston, West Virginia. The banquet will begin at 1:00 pm with a social hour and memorabilia display. Dinner will be served at 2:00 pm with the award presentation following. The purpose of this banquet is to honor and recognize people for their years of commitment as positive role models to our student athletes.

This year we are honoring...
Mike Kirby, Official, Fairmont WV
George Keeney, Official, Scott Depot WV
David Darst, Coach, Point Pleasant WV
David Riggs, Coach, Huntington WV
Joe Altobello, Coach, Keyser WV
Craig Turnbull, Coach, Morgantown WV
Wayne Bennett, Coach, Hurricane WV
Mike Mason, Outstanding West Virginia, Bridgeport WV
These individuals have given countless hours of their time instilling in young people the skills needed to succeed in all areas of life. They will be permanently recognized at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame and Museum, Stillwater, Oklahoma.

This is an opportunity for you to honor these great individuals and promote the positive aspects of our oldest and greatest sport ' "Wrestling!"

We are looking forward to October 26th. A great day for West Virginia's outstanding individuals and the sport of wrestling. West Virginia can be proud of these deserving honorees!

Michael Clair
National Wrestling State Chapter
Make Plans Now To Attend!!
Registration form AT THIS LINK

Headline Events
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2014-15 Season begins: November 17, 2014
First matches may be held: December 3, 2014
Regionals: Weekend of February 21, 2015
State Tournament: February 26 - 28, 2015

2014 State Tournament Underclassmen: AAA || AA/A

2014 - 15 High School Tournament Dates

Fri-Sat Dec 5-6, 2014
Hedgesville Duals

Sat Dec 6, 2014
Buckhannon Upshur Pools
Mike Ellis Invitational, Hurricane
Beckley Newspapers Invitational

Fri-Sat Dec 12-13, 2014
Berkeley Springs Max Horz Invitational
Jason Eades Duals, Point Pleasant
Ritchie Duals

Sat Dec 13, 2014
Bill Hutchinson Classic, Richwood
Keyser Kiwanis Tournament
John Marshall Invitational

Fri-Sat Dec 19-20, 2014
Webster County Hardwood Duals

Sat Dec 20, 2014
Cabell Midland Duals
Greenbrier East Duals
Larry Richie Memorial, Tyler Consolidated
Buffalo Barn Brawl
Philip Barbour Pools

Sat Dec 27, 2014
Greenbrier West Duals

Mon-Tue Dec 29-30, 2014
Wheeling Park Duals, Wesbanco Arena, Wheeling WV
East Fairmont Duals

Tue Dec 30, 2014
St Marys Blue Devil Alumni Tournament

Fri - Sat, Jan 2 - 3, 2015
Nitro Pat Vance
West Virginia Duals, Parkersburg High School

Sat, Jan 3, 2015
Cameron Tri-State Invitational
Jefferson Pools
Jackson County Invitational -- Cancelled
Spring Valley Duals

Fri-Sat, Jan 9-10, 2015
West Virginia Army National Guard Duals, Summersville WV

Thur-Sat, Jan 15-17, 2015
OVAC Tournament, Wheeling Wesbanco Arena

Fri-Sat, Jan 16-17, 2015
Winners Choice, Fairmont
Braxton County Invitational

Sat, Jan 17, 2015
Spring Valley High School/Middle School Duals
Wahama Pool Tournament

Fri-Sat, Jan 23-24, 2015
WSAZ Huntington

Sat Jan 24, 2014
Brooke Classic

Sat Jan 31, 2014
Williamstown Bob Zide Rumble
Ripley Viking Duals
Morgantown High School JV Tournament
Clay County Bob Stover Classic
Shadymania AT Shady Spring

Fri-Sat February 6-7, 2015
Coalfield Invitational AT Greenbrier East
Big 10 Conference AT East Fairmont

Sat February 7, 2015
MSAC Tournament, Parkersburg High
Coalfield Conference AT Greenbrier East

Sat Feb 14, 2015
Grafton Duals
Magnolia Tournament
Snap Fitness/Bill Hughes Invit - Winfield HS

Middle School

Season begins: November 10, 2014
First matches: December 3, 2014
Season ends: February 21, 2014

2014-15 Middle School Tournament Dates

Fri-Sat Dec 5-6, 2014
Charleston Invitational Middle School Duals

Sat Dec 6, 2014
Wirt Middle School Duals

Fri-Sat Dec 12-13, 2014
John Adams Middle School Invitational

Sat Dec 13, 2014
Cameron Middle School Tournament
Brawl in the Valley, Eastern Greenbrier Middle School

Sat Dec 20, 2014
Big Ben Duals, Point Pleasant Middle School
Woodrow Wilson Middle School Duals

Fri-Sat Dec 26-27, 2014
Hayes Middle School Tournament

Sat Dec 27, 2014
Hurricane Middle School Gary Nicholson Memorial
Shady Spring Middle School Duals

Fri-Sat, Jan 2-3, 2015
Mountain State Clash, Blennerhassett Middle School

Sat, Jan 3, 2015
Fayetteville Duals

Fri-Sat, Jan 9-10, 2015
McKinley Trojan Invitational

Sat, Jan 10, 2015
Williamstown Junior Jacket Rumble
Wahama Middle School Pools
Spencer Middle School Duals
East Fairmont MS Quest for the Nest

Sat, Jan 17, 2015
Elkview Middle Duals
Spring Valley High School/Middle School Duals

Fri-Sat, Jan 23-24, 2015
WSAZ Huntington

Fri-Sat, Jan 31-31, 2015
West Virginia Duals, Middle School, Parkersburg South High School

Youth/Open Wrestling

Coaching Youth Wrestling
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    by Ken Chertow

A Syllabus for Youth Wrestling
    by Dr. Bill Welker

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West Virginia AAU Wrestling
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West Virginia University

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West Liberty University

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Sam Gardner -- Head Coach
Athletic Office: 304.442.3121
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Wheeling Jesuit University
Sean Doyle, Head Coach

Cardinals Wrestling

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316 Washington Avenue
Wheeling, West Virginia 26003

7/10/14 - Notes from Coach Doyle
8/22/14 - 2014-15 Recruits
8/22/14 - 2014-15 Schedule

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Ohio Valley University Wrestling
Pat Sole, Head Coach
1 Campus View Drive, Vienna, WV 26105-8000
Visit the Ohio Valley University Website

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Alderson Broaddus University
Mitch Smith, Head Coach

Battlers Wrestling

101 College Hill Drive
Philippi, West Virginia 26416

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WKKX -- 1600 AM -- Wheeling WV
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