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2016-17 OVAC Master Schedule




Congratulations to Stevie Cool Oak Glen for his 100th Win!!!






74 OVAC wrestlers qualify for WV States




Double OAC District Champion Eric Williams East Liverpool


Congratulations to Reese Stephen Barnesville 70lbs OYWA State Champion!!!

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2017 Cambridge @ OYWA


Congratulations Justin Allman PS is the third 4X regional champion in WV History!

 4X WV state qualifiers from OVAC schools:

Michael Starcher

Phillip Good

Riley Nice
Caleb Nice

Oak Glen
Robert Bozek

Parkersburg South
T. J. Lambiotte
Hunter DeLong
Justin Allman

Wheeling Park
James Parsons



WV Regions

WV State Tournament Pairings - AAA || AA/A


AA/A Region 1 results 

AA/A Region 2 results 

AA/A Region 3 results 

AA/A Region 4 results 

AAA Region 1 results 

AAA Region 2 results

AAA Region 3 results

AAA Region 4 results

2016-17 Rankings


2017 OAC Grade School Results


2017 OAC Grade School Registration


2017 OAC Pre Seeds

Morning Session
Mat #1 – All Division 1
Mats 3,4,5 – 60.3 ,65.3 ,68.3 ,71.3,75.3
Mats 2,6 – 55.3 , 80.3 and Up

Afternoon Session
Mats 1,3 – 45.2, 58.2,61.2, 65.2, 65.4,70.2,70.4,75.2,85.2
Mats 5 – 50.2, 55.2
Mats 2,4,6 –75.4, 80.4, 85.4, 90.4, 95.4, 100.4, 110.4,
120.4, 130.4, 140.4, 180.4

2017 OAC New Rules



February 18, 2017
WV Regional Tournaments
AAA 1 - Wheeling Park
AAA 2 - Musselman 
AAA 3- Woodrow Wilson 
AAA 4 - Parkersburg South 
Detail, Brackets, Seeds



OVAC Duals: Steub


2017 OAC Grade School Registration

2017 OAC Pre Seeds


2017 OAC New Rules

Ohio Valley Open Mats

Wednesday 6Pm -730 Steubenville High School Wrestling room

We have multiple OAC Grade School and Jr. high State placers attending!

Contact info Tommy Goff:
740 457 6200


2017 OAC Jr. High Results


2017 OAC Jr. High Registration

2017 OAC Jr High Pre Seeds

 Mat Assignments:
Session I (9:30)
Mats 1 - 3

Mats 4 - 6

Session II (Aproximately1PM)

Mats 1 - 3

Mats 4 - 6



OVAC Duals: OG


2017 OVAC “Bill Hinegardner” Wrestling Dual Meet Championships
Class 5A
John Marshall 43, Indian Creek 20
Wheeling Park 50, Brooke 30
John Marshall 44, Wheeling Park 25
Indian Creek 49, Brooke 24

Class 4A
Steubenville 70, St. Clairsville 0
Weir 58, Harrison Central 24
Steubenville 53, Weir 16
St. Clairsville 34, Harrison Central 27

Class 3A
Linsly 42, Barnesville 37
Magnolia 53, Bellaire 15
Linsly 41, Magnolia 38
Barnesville 39, Bellaire 30

Class 1A/2A
Shadyside 36, Madonna 33
Caldwell 37, Bridgeport 36
Shadyside 58, Caldwell 18
Madonna 45, Bridgeport 12


We are down to final four! That is, the wrestling final four in each division of the OVAC. The 2017 Bill Hindgardner Wrestling Dual Meet Championships will take place this week on two separate evenings. The 3A and 5A teams will compete on Wednesday in the John Marshall Field House. On Thursday evening, the 1A/2A and 4A teams will compete at Brooke High School. Both events are scheduled to begin at 6:00 pm, and the final round will immediately follow the first round.

 Admission at either event is Adults $6.00 and students $4.00.


Travis Light BL to make a full recovery!




OVAC Duals: Weir, PS, StC, SL, PS, Camb & BvL



OVAC Duals: SL


LKC Tourney (TC)





2017 ECOL (Camb & Mead)


2017 PAC 8 (Jr High)


2017 EOWL (BvL & CV)


2017 Ohio Team Championship (Shad)


2017 Panther Classic BL (Seeds & Pools)


2017 Panther Classic Main Link

OW Devon Crumm UL
Fastest Pin Logan Kmatz Edison

OVAC Duals:  Cald, JM, OG, Steub & Shen


2017 Heath Rankings by Max




2017 Brooke Classic

Final Results

2017 Jimmy Wood Invitational (MF, Barn & Mead)


2017 Watkins Memorial (Camb)


2017 Hamilton Township Tourney (WL)


OVAC Duals: OG, StC, Bell, Cam & Univ


2017 OVC Final Brackets & Team Scores

2017 OVC Champions Beaver Local


2017 Wellsville Tourney

Final Results


West Virginia Wrestling Coaches Association / WV-Mat Team Polls 

West Virginia Wrestling Coaches Association / WV-Mat Team Polls Individual Weight Class Rankings: AAA || AA/A 


Division II
OHSAA Team Tournament - Division II - Region 09 (1/25/17-2/1/17)
OHSAA Team Tournament - Division II - Region 10 (1/25/17-2/1/17)
OHSAA Team Tournament - Division II - Region 11 (1/25/17-2/1/17)
OHSAA Team Tournament - Division II - Region 12 (1/25/17-2/1/17)
OHSAA Team Tournament - Division II - Region 13 (1/25/17-2/1/17)
OHSAA Team Tournament - Division II - Region 14 (1/25/17-2/1/17)
OHSAA Team Tournament - Division II - Region 15 (1/25/17-2/1/17)
OHSAA Team Tournament - Division II - Region 16 (1/25/17-2/1/17)
Division III
OHSAA Team Tournament - Division III - Region 17 (1/25/17-2/1/17)
OHSAA Team Tournament - Division III - Region 18 (1/25/17-2/1/17)
OHSAA Team Tournament - Division III - Region 19 (1/25/17-2/1/17)
OHSAA Team Tournament - Division III - Region 20 (1/25/17-2/1/17)
OHSAA Team Tournament - Division III - Region 21 (1/25/17-2/1/17)

Congrats to Shadyside Region Champions!

Congrats to Crestview, Shadyside, & Barnesville Quarter Final Champions!

OHSAA Team Tournament - Division III - Region 22 (1/25/17-2/1/17)
OHSAA Team Tournament - Division III - Region 23 (1/25/17-2/1/17)
OHSAA Team Tournament - Division III - Region 24 (1/25/17-2/1/17)





2017 OVC Brackets and more....


Great Read!




Morning Journal write up


Herald Star write up


Herald Star Steubenville write up


Intelligencer write up



2017 OVAC Final Marquee Match ups!

Special Thanks to Jenny Hannan for the write up!


2017 OVAC Brackets Updated


2017 OVAC Brackets & Scores etc.....


2017 OVAC Team Scores


2017 OVAC Scores by Division


2017 OVAC Semi Final Marquee Match ups!

Special Thanks to Jenny Hannan for the write up!




2017 OVAC Brackets & More

OVAC Wrestling Tournament Schedule
OVAC Wrestling Past Champions 25 Years
OVAC Tournament Wrestling Officials


2017 OVC Info


2017 WV All State Rankings




St. Marys Tourney

OVAC Duals: Jr High Results Stc

Winners Choice Tourney



2016-17 Rankings


2017 BMC @ SCC


2017 Buckeye 8


OVAC Duals: Bpt & CV



OVAC Duals: Bell, Steub, Shen, UL, Lin, Univ, JM, Barn, OG & Bpt


West Virginia Wrestling Coaches Association / WV-Mat Team Polls 

West Virginia Wrestling Coaches Association / WV-Mat Team Polls Individual Weight Class Rankings: AAA || AA/A 



OVAC Duals: PS, Brk


2017 Wellsville Tourney Info


2017 Buckeye Local Tourney




2017 Cameron Tourney


2017 Shadyside Tourney


Jackson Milton Tourney Live video (CV)


WV Army National Duals (WM)


JC Gorman (Camb)


2017 WV Duals


Sheridan Tourney (WL)


MOW 80-122: Nic Willigham - Walsh Jesuit
MOW 128-245: Padraig Gallagher - Wresting Factory

2017 Philo



2017 Indian Creek Jr. High Tournament

+4 pounds


2017 Barnesville Jr. High Tournament


OVAC Duals: Steub, PS & EL


2017 Heath Div II District by MAX



West Virginia Wrestling Coaches Association / WV-Mat Team Polls 

West Virginia Wrestling Coaches Association / WV-Mat Team Polls Individual Weight Class Rankings: AAA || AA/A 




2017 IC Jr High Tourney

2016-17 Rankings (Team Rankings updated)




2016 Wheeling Park Duals


2016 Cambridge Jr High Results


2016 St Clairsville America Best Value Inn

Indian Valley 378
Tallmadge 276
North Canton 231.5
St. Clairsville 220.5


2016 Medina (BvL) 

 Cole McComas BvL (19-1) placed 3rd

Skyler Lasure BvL (15-5) placed 8th

 Beau Smith BvL (18-4) placed 8th


2016 Brecksville (Shad & MF)


Greg Quinn (Shadyside) 17-0, Sr. over Jordan Rosselli (Olentangy Liberty) 20-4, Jr. (Dec 4-3).


Hunter Bodkin (Martins Ferry) 12-2, Jr. over Bubba Arslianian (Aurora) 14-3, Sr. (For.).


Domenique Wallace (Martins Ferry) 11-2, Sr. over Tyler Connolly (Marysville) 14-3, So. (MD 10-0)


West Jefferson (HC)


Ohio Coaches Association State Team Rankings


Zanesville Tourney (Barn & WL)


Powerade Tourney (Univ)


Coaches Corner Classic (Cald)



West Virginia Wrestling Coaches Association / WV-Mat Team Polls 

Middle School Coaches Poll 


 OVAC Duals: Camb, BvL, WP, Shad, StC, Cam, Lin, WL, Shen, HC, Well, Steub & UL


OVAC Dual Meet Standings





East Liverpool Potter Tri State Classic

Add one extra pound for weigh ins


2016 Hoppel Invitational


Larry Richie Memorial Tournament


 OVAC Duals: OG, Brk, WM & JM


North Canton Tournament (WP & Steub)


Liberty Classic (PS) 


Waterloo Div 3 Classic (StC)


Jackson County Tourney (Bell)




2016 Winter Classic @ BL




Wheeling Intelligencer: WP v JM || Park's Nash || Cameron v Linsly 


Morgantown Dominion Post: Morg || Univ at Amityville 







OVAC Duals: Steub, Cald, Bell, IC, BvL, SL, Weir, WP, Cam, WM, Morg, CV & ED


2016 Rankings


OVAC Dual Meet Standings




2016 Rankings


OVAC Duals: Weir, OG, BvL, JM, TC, Morg & EL


2016 Barnesville Tournament


2016 Warren Local Tournament


Tami Pearl Invitational @ Columbiana


Titled Kilt (Camb)


University High - Amityville NY Tourney 


2016 John Marshall Invitational Duals - Summary 



Ironman Tournament 

Walsh Ironman
December 9-10, 2016
Walsh Jesuit High School
South finishes 64th with 11 points

South sent a partial team to the Ironman.

Individual Summaries:

106 Tucker Windland, 0-2
Lost by dec. to Gavin Sampsei (Massillon Perry), 9-4
Lost by pin to Michael Jaffe (Marmion Academy), 0:46

126 Luke Martin, 1-2
Lost by dec. to Matthew Fields (Walsh Jesuit), 6-0
Won by dec. over Nolan Wochna (Brecksville), 6-4 OT
Lost by dec. to Jack Davis (Wyoming Seminary), 10-8

170 T. J. Lambiotte, 1-2
Lost by pin to Gavin Wilkerson (Reynolds), 0:40
Won by dec. over Tyler Surges (Marmion Academy), 4-1
Loat by maj. dec. to Michael Baker (La Salle), 14-4

182 Hunter DeLong, 1-2
Lost by pin to Joel Leise (Reynolds), 3:30
Won by dec. over Tariq Thurman (Oak Park & River Forest), 7-2
Lost by dec. to Gage Braun (St. Paris Graham), 10-4

220 Garret Wolfe, 1-2
Lost by pin to Ben Goldin (Lake Highland Prep), 3:38
Won by pin over Wyatt Owen (Reynolds), 3:00
Lost by pin to Sam Aguilar (Sultana), 0:24

285 Louden Haga, 1-2
Lost by pin to Jordan Earnest (Wadsworth), 5:02
Won by pin over Kraig Correll (Blair Academy), 2:21
Lost by pin to Austin Gilham (Sultana), 3:44






OVAC Duals: PS, & PS (JV)


2016 University Tournament 


2016 Union Local Tournament


2016 Cambridge Tournament





2016 Ironman Rankings

2nd annual Martin Ferry Pee Wee Tournament Dec 18th




2016 WV State Tournament Underclassmen: AAA || AA/A 

2016 Returning OHSAA State Placers




WTOV 9 Steubenville Preview




Tournament of Champions Wild Card!





Team Gladiators (PA) looking for the following weighs: 100,105,110,120,132 & HWV The team will compete this weekend in Wdasworth, OH. If interested call Smitty 740 278 8016


Boys Volleyball Tourney Dec 3rd Wellsville





2016 Ohio Valley Showcase @ Wheeling Jesuit 11-10-16, starts at 6PM.

Line up:

155 Beau Smith BvL dec
155 Mike Vannest StC

140 Josh Kahl Shad dec
140 Donte Vincenzo StC

120 Steve Mitchell Bell dec
120 Tyler Muldrew Shad

120 Canon Welker WP dec
120 Ryan Clendaniel CM

115 Koen Kish StC Fall
115 Zack Smalley Bell

140 Andrew Shelek WP dec
140 Mason Kuneff Bpt

90 Nathan Shelek WP Fall
90 Thayne Mahaffey Clay

155 Beau Smith BvL dec
155 Devin Crum UL


West Virginia Chapter, National Wrestling Hall of Fame: 2016 WV HOF Banquet 

Congrats Dan and Dick!

Mike Blackburn name Ohio Chairperson for National Wrestling Coaches association!




Havoc on the Hill East Liverpool Nov 5th


Ohio Valley Open Wrestling Showcase sponsored by Wheeling Jesuit Wrestling!

If you think you got what it takes sign up today!


Beaver Dome" Duals Tournament:
Team Champions-Gladiators (Pa.)
Runner-up- Valley Venom (Ohio)
3rd place- #CHOICES- Red (Beaver Local)
4th place- Funky Monkeys (MI)
5th place- JWC (Ohio)
6th place- #CHOICES-White (Beaver Local)




Awesome article on Robert Bozek OG



Super 32 Live!

Congratulations to 145 Brenden Severs (BvL) and 180 Ethan Pappas (ED)

 Super 32, 4th Place finisher's in the Middle School Division.


160 Casey Parsons OH (WL)

Canon Welker 113 Wheeling Park WV 9th

Braxton Amos 195 South WV 9th Team Miron

Luke Martin 120 South WV 11th  Patriots

Anthony Carman 132 John Marshall WV 10th  Quest

Drew Dunbar 160 South WV 11th

Jacob Simpson 113 University HS WV 10th

Louden Haga 285 South WV 10th  Patriots

Matthew Simpson 106 university WV 10th university wrestling club

Brayden Roberts 120 south WV 9th

TJ Lambiotte 170 South WV  2016

Tucker Windland 106 South WV 10th






NEW FOR 2017
Junior High & Grade School District/State Weigh-Ins

Weigh-In Attempts
To prohibit extreme weight loss, the OAC has made changes to the 2017 Season.
During Grade School and Junior High District and State weigh-ins, wrestlers will get two tries on the first scale, then two try on each additional scale in their assigned area. At Districts, the wrestler not making weight during the early weigh-in may attempt to make weight during the day of weigh-ins.
No exercise, no dehydrating, no rehydrating or leaving the scale area to come back for extra tries is permitted at the weigh-in. Those in violation of this rule will be disqualified from the tournament and potentially for the season and not refunded.

Junior High & Grade School District/State Weigh-Outs
There are weigh-outs for Division IV wrestlers at Grade School State & Junior High State on Sunday during a specified 1 hour period (prior to placement round). There will not be weigh-outs for Division I, II or III . If the wrestler does not make the weigh out during specified time the wrestler will forfeit their remaining matches. There will not be weigh-outs on Saturday. The weights outs will be an additional pound. For example, the weight is 80 lbs at Districts, State weigh-ins will be 82 lbs. Weigh-outs will be 83 lbs.

District Late Fee Added
Early Registration for districts will remain $35 entry. Early Registration is 1 week prior to the tournament start.
Late Registration for Districts will be $40. Late Registration is less than 1 week prior to the tournament start.
District Registration closes approximately 36 hours prior to tournament start time.

Grade School Technical-Fall
Technical-Fall is declared and the match ended when a wrestler gains a 12-point advantage. For Grade School only. Junior High is 15 point advantage.

Uniform Change-Two Piece Uniform Allowed
A Head Official Approved 2-piece wrestling uniform. Compression short sleeve t-shirt and performance (MMA) shorts are legal for competition




December 16th Winter Classic @ Buckeye Local

February 4th Panther Classic






Oak Glen Middle School Tournament Dec 10th

The Oak Glen Middle School wrestling team will be hosting a tournament on December 10th. It’s the second year for the tournament and it was very successful in its first year with over 12 teams competing. If you would like to compete or have any questions read the attached flyer and contact Patrick McGillian at pmcgillian@k12.wv.usor (304) 479-2058.





Battle at the Beaver Dome Oct 29th (Team Duals)

Teams so far: Beaver Local, Steubenville, Gladiators (Pa), Honeybadgers, Jameson Wrestling, and Funky Monkeys (MI)




IC Jr High Tourney Info




Union Local is looking for a head wrestling coach, anyone interested to contact Nick Nardo.  740-827-3706


Havoc on the Hill East Liverpool Nov 5th



The wrestling community has lose one of it's greatest promoters of the sport, not to mention a great man!

RIP Roger Shaw





Congrats to Dr. Dan & Dick!!!


2016 National Wrestling Hall of Fame -- West Virginia Chapter
Banquet and Induction Ceremonies -- Sunday October 30, 2016 -- Embassy Suites, Charleston West Virginia

2016 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 14th Annual "Hall of Fame Day" banquet Sunday, October 30th, 2016, 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 Contic, Coach, Preston County
Joann Cullen, Coach, Point Pleasant
Dr. Dan Doyle, Wrestler and Coach, Wheeling area
Richard "Dick" Edge, Coach, St Clairsville

Dale Slack, Coach, Official, Hurricane
Aristotle Svingos, Medal of Courage, Huntington

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 30th. A great day for West Virginia's outstanding individuals and the sport of wrestling. West Virginia can be proud of these deserving honorees! 


  Make Plans Now To Attend!! 
Ticket information and registration form AT THIS LINK


2016-17 Wrestling Rules Changes

At its April 6-8 meeting in Indianapolis, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Wrestling Rules Committee added another maneuver to the list of potentially dangerous holds in high school wrestling.

The new potentially dangerous hold occurs when a wrestler, from a standing position, is placed in a body lock with one or both arms trapped and then is lifted and is unable to use his arm(s) to break the fall.

“The rear standing position with a trapped arm should be considered potentially dangerous and should be monitored very closely by the referee,” said Elliot Hopkins, NFHS director of sports and student services and liaison to the Wrestling Rules Committee. “Coaches, officials and competitors should be aware of the potential for injury in this situation if the defensive wrestler is returned to the mat and has no arm available to break the fall.”

The committee also approved a change in Rule 5-11-2 that will award penalty point(s) to the offensive wrestler in situations where the defensive wrestler exhibits inappropriate behavior in order to avoid being pinned.

Rule 5-11-2(i) will now read, “. . . when a defensive wrestler commits a technical violation, applies an illegal hold/maneuver, commits unnecessary roughness or unsportsmanlike act during an imminent or near fall situation, the offensive wrestler shall be awarded a penalty point(s) in addition to the near fall points in accordance with (subarticles) f-h at the next stoppage.”

“The committee felt that when the defensive wrestler uses unethical techniques to avoid being pinned, the offensive wrestler should not only be awarded the near fall or fall points, but should be awarded the appropriate penalty point(s) for that transgression at the next stoppage of the match,’ Hopkins said.

These rules changes recommended by the Wrestling Rules Committee were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors.



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(Ohio Valley Athletic ex Coach) The purpose of this web site is to promote O.V.A.C. wrestling and the individuals that make it all possible. I don't proclaim to know everything about the O.V.A.C.'s or wrestling, but I did coach in the O.V.A.C.'s for 8 years so I do have some knowledge of the sport, coaches and the wrestlers (2002). I have also run www.OVAeCwrestling.com for the past 10 years.(2016)