BILLY MARTIN SR Coach of the Year Award- Coach Martin is considered the Father of Virginia Wrestling. To this day continues to be considered in the conversation of one of the greatest coaches of all time. His Gramby High teams won 22 Virginia State Championships, and had many high school state champions, NCAA Champions and Olympians. All of his son’s won multiple individual state championships and themselves became outstanding coaches. He is one of the few high school coaches that are Distinguished Members of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. His Gramby series of wrestling and coaching methods are still used today. .. read more »
NEWS FROM 2010
VAWA has begun the process of accepting applications for next year’s national team coaching staff. You can access the application by clicking here or you can find it under the COACHES section of this site.
In order to be selected the VAWA Coaching staff; the following criteria must be met:
All applications must be signed and ready for approval by December 30, 2010.
With many wrestling teams around the state starting competition this week, we just wanted to remind you if someone from your team has not already signed up to enter schedules and results on Trackwrestling, please do so soon. You can use the following link to sign up: http://www.trackwrestling.com/tw/dualmeets/AdminRequest2.jsp?seasonId=60009
Teams can specify where they want their results sent and when a team enters a result, that result is sent to both teams list of media contacts. We are also setup with the AP, so if you get your results in the night of a dual, it will be distributed through the AP. We also have a live scorebook that allows teams to enter live scoring information and then people from home can watch matches unfold live online. This is all compatible with any device that can connect to the internet or mobile web.
We really appreciate your cooperation in the promotion of wrestling and its results!
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Brennan Brumley and Kyle Hutter each went 3-0 Saturday at the Hoosier Duals to lead Old Dominion University wrestling on the day.
The Monarchs beat UNC Greensboro 20-18 in the final match of the day. ODU fell to Northern Illinois 16-14 in its first match and dropped a 22-13 match to Indiana.
In the final match of the day, James Nicholson, Hutter and Brumley gave ODU a 12-0 start as all three scored major decision victories. .. read more »
I would like to congratulate all of the finalists and everyone who participated last year in the VA TOP 100 points series. 85 kids participated in the series last year and I have had numerous emails this year from people inquiring about the series.
This point series is geared to encompass all 3 styles of wrestling . Last year we had numerous participants that had done very well in the Folkstyle portion of the series and were at the top of the list but did not participate in the FR/GR portion and slipped down the list. Some of these participants communicated to me that they may try FR/GR this year so that does not happen. .. read more »
NORFOLK, Va. – Eric Dunnet, Kyle Hutter and Dan Rivera all took second place in their respective weight classes to lead Old Dominion University wrestling this weekend at the Binghamton Open.
It is the second-straight weekend that the Monarchs garnered at least four place-winners after gaining seven place-winners last week at the season-opening Hokie Open.
Dunnet brought home second place for the Monarchs at 125-pounds. He won is first match of the day over Brown’s Billy Watterson, 5-2. He cruised in his next two matches, earning a pin in each one. In the semifinals, he defeated No. 18 Garrett Frey of Princeton in a 3-1 decision before falling in the finals. The win over Frey was the first for Dunnet over a ranked wrestler. .. read more »
VirginiaWrestling.com is working with the website TrackWrestling this year to handle all of the rosters, schedules and reporting of results. In years past, VirginiaWrestling.com has used it’s own system to handle these features. We are currently working with TrackWrestling to move our database information from previous seasons to the new TrackWrestling system.
The two systems are very similar, so the transition should be very smooth. What coaches will need to do to set up their team is go to the COACHES link at the top of the page. Click on Sign up for a TrackWrestling account. Each VA team should be listed in the drop down. The official school name is what was used. For example Robinson is listed as James W. Robinson. As a coach, once you have signed up for an account, you should be able to input your roster and schedule. .. read more »
Due to the low number of registered participants, this tournament has been cancelled. Please spread the word to those that have planned to attend.