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Headline Events
High School

Sat Dec 27, 2014
Greenbrier West Lindsey Raines Duals

Middle School

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

Sat Dec 27, 2014
Shady Spring Middle School Duals
Jr LKC Tournament, Vienna WV

High School

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

Sat Dec 27, 2014
Greenbrier West Lindsey Raines 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
Lewis County Duals

Fri-Sat Jan 30-31, 2014
Petersburg Viking Smash

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 Replaced with BNI, rescheduled from 12/6/14
Beckley Newspapers Invitational

Wed February 4, 2015
Cardinal Conference Tournament AT Poca

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
EPAC Conference AT Washington

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 26-27, 2014
Hayes Middle School Duals

Sat Dec 27, 2014
Hurricane Middle School Gary Nicholson Memorial CANCELLED
Shady Spring Middle School Duals
Jr LKC Tournament, Vienna WV

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

Wed Jan 14, 2015
Robert Bland Middle School quad

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
Promote the Sport!
The Mindset and Tactics of a Champion
    by Ken Chertow

A Syllabus for Youth Wrestling
    by Dr. Bill Welker

WV-Mat Youth/Open Tournament Listings
Youth/Club team directory - West Virginia


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

Meet and Greet New Coach Sammie Henson
11/2/14 Michigan State Open
11/13/14 Fall to ASU
11/22/14 Fifth at Navy Classic
11/29/14 Northeast Duals
12/6/14 Cliff Keen Invitational
12/19/14 Over Lock Haven

Next event: January 3 vs Grand Canyon, Phoenix AZ, and Arizona State January 4

West Liberty University

Official West Liberty Wrestling Website
West Liberty University Website

11/8/14 Mercyhurst Open
11/12/14 Fall st Waynesburg
11/14/14 Pitt Johnstown
11/22/14 Place Two at Simonson Open, Ashland
12/3/14 Fall to Jesuit
12/6/12 AT Ohio Northern tourney
12/14/14 Midwest Classic

Next event: January 3, 2014 AT Ashland for tri with Ashland and Olivet

WVU Tech

Athletic Office: 304.442.3121
Visit the WVU Tech Website

11/1/14 4-1 at PSMA
11/14/14 Southern Virginia University
11/15/14 Penn State Du Bois
11/18/14 AT OVU
11/22/14 2-1 at Gettysburg
12/6/14 Messiah Petrofes
12/9/14 VS Alderson Broaddus

Next event: January 10, 2015 AT Washington and Lee Invitational, Lexington VA

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Archive material

Wheeling Jesuit University
Sean Doyle, Head Coach

Cardinals Wrestling

Wheeling Jesuit Wrestling Apparel

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

11/8/14 AT Washington and Jefferson Invitational
11/12/14 vs Alderson Broaddus
11/15/14 AT Mount Union Invitational
11/19/14 Notes from Coach Doyle
11/22/14 AT Simonson Open, Ashland, AT OVU
11/25/14 Notes from Coach Doyle
12/3/14 Tops West Liberty
12/14/14 Place Four at Midwest Classic

Next event: December 21, Grapple at the Garden, New York NY

Archive Material

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

11/8/14 AT Case Western Duals
11/15/14 AT Mount Union Invitational
11/18/14 Top WVU Tech
11/22/14 V Mercyhurst and Wheeling Jesuit
12/14/14 Place Two at Midwest Classic

Next event: January 11, 2015 with Seton Hill and Milersville AT Seton Hill

Archive material

Alderson Broaddus University
Mitch Smith, Head Coach

Battlers Wrestling

101 College Hill Drive
Philippi, West Virginia 26416

11/2/14 AT Maryland Duals
11/8/14 AT W&J Invitational
11/12/14 AT Wheeling Jesuit
11/18/14 Lake Erie College
11/22/14 Casperson Classic AT Southern Virginia University
12/03/14 Over Southern Virginia
12/09/14 Top WVU Tech

Next event: January 3, 2015 AT Waynesburg Invitational, Waynesburg PA

Archive Material

Rick Welker Wrestling Radio Show
with Sean Smith, Bryan Nally, and Dr. Bill Welker
WKKX -- 1600 AM -- Wheeling WV
Each Wednesday at 6:00pm
Live stream at www.wkkx.com

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