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still up and
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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
Banquet and Induction Ceremonies -- Sunday
October 30, 2016 -- Embassy
Suites, Charleston West Virginia
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,
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!
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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