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VAWA Regional Qualifying Proposal 

Virginia Wrestling Coaches,

If you have not done so already, please take the time to complete a survey about a Regional Qualifying procedure to the State Folkstyle Championships for ages 14 and under.
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USA Wrestling statement on social justice

Social injustice is wrong and contrary to the inclusive nature of wrestling. USA Wrestling’s mission is to provide quality opportunities for its members to achieve their full athletic and human potential. Recent tragedies in our nation compel us to do more and do it better. We stand with our African American and black communities and all of the diverse people who are part of our sport. We will focus our actions on how we can drive change against unjust treatment, police brutality, and systematic racism that is plaguing our nation and world. We need to come together now and use our voice, platform, and actions to help create the kind of society that reflects our values. By its nature, wrestling can be the most inclusive sport on earth. Anyone can wrestle and everyone is welcome. When we hit the mat, we are all part of one wrestling family.

USAW Return To Mat Updated June 11

Virginia Governor 
Phase Three Recreational Sports Scope:
Indoor and outdoor recreational sports activities Phase 3:
Recreational sports activities must either implement the following mandatory requirements or must not take place.
Mandatory Requirements: Participants and organizers of recreational sports activities must strictly adhere to the physical distancing guidelines, enhanced cleaning and disinfection practices, and enhanced workplace safety practices provided in the “Guidelines for All Business Sectors” document. Participants and organizers of recreational sports activities must adhere to the following additional requirements for such activities:
*Post signage at the entrance that states that no one with a fever or symptoms of COVID-19, or known exposure to a COVID-19 case in the prior 14 days, is permitted in the establishment.
*Post signage to provide public health reminders regarding physical distancing, gatherings, options for high-risk individuals, and staying home if sick (samples at bottom of this document).  
Indoor and outdoor recreational sports should maintain ten feet of physical distance between all instructors, participants, and spectators, where practicable.
*The total number of attendees (including both participants and spectators) of recreational sports cannot exceed the lesser of 50% of the occupancy load on the certificate of occupancy, if applicable, or 250 persons. For sports played on a field, attendees are limited to 250 persons per field.
*Ensure anyone who has symptoms of, has tested positive for, or has been exposed to COVID-19 follows appropriate guidelines for quarantine or isolation. Persons with symptoms should stay home until CDC criteria for ending isolation have been met. Persons with severe symptoms may need to be evaluated by a healthcare provider. Establish procedures for safely transporting anyone who is sick to their home or to a healthcare facility. If you are calling an ambulance or bringing someone to the hospital, try to call first to alert them that the person may have COVID-19. 23
* Conduct daily screening of coaches, officials, staff, and players for COVID-19 symptoms prior to admission to the venue/facility. Children should be screened per the CDC guidance for screening children. Adults should be asked if they are currently experiencing fever (100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher) or a sense of having a fever, a new cough that cannot be attributed to another health condition, new shortness of breath that cannot be attributed to another health condition, new chills that cannot be attributed to another health condition, a new sore throat that cannot be attributed to another health condition, or new muscle aches that cannot be attributed to another health condition or specific activity (such as physical exercise). Anyone experiencing symptoms should not be permitted in the venue/establishment. Screenings should be conducted in accordance with applicable privacy and confidentiality laws and regulations.
* All shared items must be disinfected between each use to the extent practicable.

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New Program at Patrick Henry Community College

My name is Justin Smith and I’m the wrestling coach for Patrick Henry Community College in Martinsville, Virginia. We just started our program a few weeks ago. We’re so new that I’m still waiting on my school email account to open up. If you’re interested in wrestling at at two year college and pursuing your associates degree, then I encourage you to check out our website

We Will Wrestle Again

Right now, our coaches want to coach. Our athletes want to compete. That's why we’ve teamed up with @athleteperformancesolutions to come up with a way to keep Virginia Wrestling Association thriving in these difficult times! Purchase this custom Virginia Wrestling Association t-shirt from APS and a portion of the proceeds will go back to our club so we can keep competing when the time comes! Let’s work together to get through this – head to and support our team today! 

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2020 VAWA Sanctioned Clubs

Map Locations of Club in VA-You may need a Google account to see the page.

Today's conversation focuses on the Olympic movement and features the people that produce the events and that you hear behind the microphone for the UWW. On this episode Bryan Hazard interviews Jason Bryant, Ken Berger, Tim Foley and Eric Olanowski.

Bryan Hazzards interview Virginia's College Officials Mike McCormick and JR Johnson

VAWA Club Leaders Chat

Committed to College to Wrestle?

If you have recently committed to compete at the collegiate level, please contact Rob Prebish with the following information: Name, High School, Name of College, Projected Weight Class.

USA Wrestling makes online National Coaches Education Program courses free to members

As a benefit to all current Wrestling Leader members, USA Wrestling has made the online Copper and Bronze Certification courses available for free through Sunday, April 5, 2020.

In order to access the course, members simply need to log into their account at and add the item to their cart. All courses are delivered immediately online once the member has completed the free purchase and are accessed through your MY COURSES tab. A tutorial video on how to add the Bronze and/or Copper Certification courses to your cart can be found here.    

Wrestling Leader members of USA Wrestling who have previously completed Bronze and/or Copper Certification courses are encouraged to repeat the course(s) for enrichment.  All completions will be tracked in real time through USA Wrestling’s membership system. Course materials for Bronze and Copper Certifications were updated in March 2015 and November 2017, respectively.

As part of the National Coaches Education Program (NCEP), the Copper Certification course is designed for coaches whose athletes are 12 years of age and younger, normally costs $50, and takes approximately 4 hours to complete.  The Bronze Certification course is designed for coaches whose athletes are 13 years of age and older, regularly costs $80, and takes approximately 6 hours to complete.

In addition to the Copper and Bronze Certification courses, USA Wrestling has the HEADS Up Concussion in Youth Sports available to anyone through its membership system.  This course, which was developed by the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), is aimed to keep children and teen athletes safe by helping coaches and parents recognize, respond to, and minimize the risk of concussion or other serious brain injury.

USA Wrestling cancells USMC Junior and 16U Nationals in Fargo, N.D.

May 27, 2020 – USMC Junior and 16U Nationals in Fargo, N.D. cancelled, with focus turned to local, state and regional events

USA Wrestling has announced that the 2020 U.S. Marine Corps Junior and 16U National Championships at the Fargodome on the campus of North Dakota State in Fargo, N.D. has been cancelled.

The competition, recognized as the largest wrestling tournament in the world, had been scheduled for July 17-24.

With input from its state leadership as well as its COVID-19 Special Committees, USA Wrestling believes that this is the responsible thing to do in order to maintain the long term viability of the sport. As has been the case since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the health and safety of USA Wrestling members and the entire wrestling community remains the No. 1 priority for the organization.

Based upon information currently available, it was not feasible or prudent to host a major national championship in July, where participants will come from all different areas in the nation, many of which have vastly different local situations concerning COVID-19. High-performance experts indicate that it takes up to eight weeks to prepare for high-level competition, a factor which also went into the decision.

This year would have marked the 50th year that the Junior Nationals (high school) portion of the event had been held, with the first Junior Nationals hosted in Iowa City, Iowa in 1971.

USA Wrestling has either postponed or cancelled 21 national or regional events since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.

USA Wrestling has consistently stated that the expected progression of wrestling activity will likely begin locally, based upon health and government regulations, then move on to state, regional and national activity.

With that in mind, USA Wrestling will focus on the working with its state association leadership to consider local, state and regional competitions in the upcoming months.

Any such activity will only be possible when held under the guidelines set by local and state health authorities and in compliance with the safety measures being developed for the sport.

On May 14, USA Wrestling published its “Return to the Mat Guidelines” document, which are guidelines and recommendations for the wrestling community as it makes decisions on a local level regarding when and how to safely resume wrestling activity. USA Wrestling is expecting to release its Return to Competition Guidelines document in the coming week.

Tony Black

USA Wrestling

Director of State Services

Folkstyle State Club Results

1 Scanlan Wrestling Academy 484  
2 Smith Mountain Lake Wrestling 459
3 Smithfield Wrestling 383.5
4 VATP 367.5
5 Virginia patriots 337
6 Virginia Elite 320.5
7 Powerhouse Wrestling Academy 320
8 NOVA Wrestling Club 312.5
9 Poquoson Athletic Association 306
10 Powhatan Youth Wrestling Club 279.5
1 Poquoson Athletic Association 50  
2 Powhatan Youth Wrestling Club 31
3 Front Royal Raptors 30
4 Smithfield Wrestling 26
5 Smith Mountain Lake Wrestling 25
1 Poquoson Athletic Association 84.5  
2 Smith Mountain Lake Wrestling 82.5
3 Guerrilla Wrestling 65.5
4 Virginia Elite 63
5 Hanover Hawkeye Wrestling 40
1 Scanlan Wrestling Academy 100  
2 Poquoson Athletic Association 89
3 Bandits 87.5
4 OutKast Wrestling Inc 69
5 River City Wrestling 69
1 Scanlan Wrestling Academy 121  
2 Mat Sharks 92.5
3 Team Cobra Wrestling 84.5
4 Virginia Elite 81
5 Eastern Loudoun 78
1 Virginia patriots 198.5  
2 VATP 147.5
3 Smith Mountain Lake Wrestling 130.5
4 Smithfield Wrestling 113.5
5 Powerhouse Wrestling Academy 111
1 VATP 139  
2 Powerhouse Wrestling Academy 109
3 Virginia Wrestling Academy 105.5
4 Smith Mountain Lake Wrestling 103.5
5 Scanlan Wrestling Academy


1 Scanlan Wrestling Academy 96
2 NOVA WC 86
3 Hanover Wrestling Club 70
4 Hornet Wrestling Club



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Wrestlers Who Won 100+ Matches in their High School Career: Check Our List!

All former Virginia high school wrestlers should check out our list of athletes who won 100 or more matches in their career to make sure their name, school, graduation year and number of career wins is listed. You can check the list by clicking here. If you need to be added to the list please email Rob Prebish with your information and he will add it to the list!

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2020 Freestyle and Greco States Info Released



Check out the most up to date, complete database of all individual VHSL and VISAA State Champions!

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