RVWA - Roanoke Valley
The Roanoke Valley Wrestling Association (RVWA) is comprised of members from our community including former wrestlers, current and former coaches, officials, family members of wrestlers, and anyone who loves the sport of wrestling.
The RVWA achieves this mission by sponsoring and providing volunteers and materials for local tournaments and matches. We have sponsored clinics for youth through high school wrestlers and provide financial help to programs including Ferrum, Roanoke College, and VA Tech. The RVWA believes in giving back to the wrestling community. We give The Ken Shelton Memorial Scholarship, Stan Parker Memorial Scholarship, Larry France Memorial Scholarship, Coach George Miller Memorial Scholarship, Rick Schilling Memorial Scholarship, and Pete & Barbara Jones Memorial Scholarship each spring to local high school wrestlers. Each scholarship is at least $1,000. To date we have awarded more than $93,000.
The Association also recognizes coaches and wrestlers through awards including wrestler of the year, coach of the year, assistant coach of the year, and the Roy Stanley Outstanding Achievement award. The RVWA sponsors the Roanoke Valley Wrestling Hall of Fame and awards a Lifetime Achievement Award each year.
The RVWA is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Our mission is to encourage, support, and promote wrestling from youth programs through middle school, high school,