Here’s a list of some of our most common questions.
Can I use different weight classes or age criteria for a member club?
Absolutely. Member clubs can host odd year, league, conference, use different weight classes, etc. Qualifying Tournaments must use the age divisions and weight classes established by the WVYWA.
How do I become a member club?
Complete Appendix J and mail the same with the membership fee to
West Virginia Youth Wrestling Association
P.O. Box 427
Kingwood, WV 26537
How do I establish base weight?
Base weight has been eliminated for the 2017-2018 season. Wrestlers will qualify at Regionals to establish the weight class they can wrestle at WVYWA State Championships.
How do I change my base weight?
How do I host a Qualifying Tournament?
See above. Wrestlers will only have to wrestle in a Member Tournament at any weight class.
How do I submit results?
Email a PDF copy of results to firstname.lastname@example.org. The WVYWA also asks that all results be emailed to www.wvmat.com at email@example.com.
How do I obtain Proof of Insurance?
Member clubs can request a copy though email at firstname.lastname@example.org and one will be provided to you. This may take a couple of days depending on when the insurance company provides a copy. If you need a particular school listed on the declarations page, you will need to provie the name of the school and street address.
How do I propose a rule change?
Email proposed rule changes to your Region Chair or to the WVYWA at email@example.com.
The WVYWA is establishing a Rules Committee to review and recommend changes to the WVYWA Rules. The WVYWA is looking for one person from each region. This group of six would review the Rules, recommend any proposed changes and assist with drafting revisions as necessary. The BOD hopes that this would be a standing committee that would review the Rules and recommend changes as necessary going forward. Anyone wishing to volunteer for this committee, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Final selections from volunteers will be selected by the BOD.
How do I post a tournament my club is hosting?
Email a PDF of your entry form to email@example.com to publish it on www.wvmat.com.
In an effort to avoid unintended scheduling conflicts and to allow member clubs to work out any conflicts that may arise, the WVYWA requests that all member clubs post their tournament entry forms by October 1 of each year.
How do I register my wrestler for the Top 100?
How do I know if my wrestlers received an at large bid the to the WVYWA State Championships?
After the Regional Tournaments, the WVYWA gathers the placewinners for each age division, weight class, and Region. The Regional Champs are seeded based upon various criteria such as head to head, overall record, past performance, etc. This is completed by Wednesday night following Regional weekend. The coach of any wrestler receiving an at large bid will be contacted by Friday of the week following Regional weekend.
Do you have an idea how the WVYWA can be improved?
If you have an idea how the WVYWA can improve or how youth wrestling can be improved in West Virginia, we want to hear from you and we want to hear your idea! Send suggestions, comments, ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.