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2016-17 OVAC Master Schedule




2016-17 Rankings







Ironman Seeds: PS


OVAC Duals: Cam, Mag & IC





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)