Frequently Asked 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.
Can I change my base weight?
Yes. Wrestle at another base weight tournament and establish a new base weight.
How do I submit results?
Email a PDF copy of results to
How do I obtain Proof of Insurance?
Member clubs can request a copy though email at
How do I propose a rule change?
Email proposed rule changes to your Region Chair or to the WVYWA at
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
How do I post a tournament my club is hosting?
Email a PDF of your entry form to
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 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 the Region Chair as soon as possible.
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