The David M. Barnett Rookie of the Year

The David M. Barnett Rookie of the Year Criteria

  1. The nominee must be a Kentucky Wrestling Official Association member in good standing
  2. The nominee must be a registered official in Kentucky
  3. The nominee must have 3 or less years registration
  4. The nominee must exhibit a willingness to improve and learn

Nominations for this award will be weighed and considered by the awards committee, appointed by the KWOA executive committee. Nomination ballots for the Rookie of the Year will be sent to the active members of the KWOA. There will be two slots for a first and second selection. Votes will be tallied to award the winner, with tiebreakers going to the official with the most first place votes.

The David M. Barnett Rookie of the Year Winners

Name  Year
Tighe Harrod 2016-17
Josh Ashworth 2015-16
Joe Sanchez 2014-15
Brience Willian 2013-14
Jim Hardin 2012-13
Jason Sedoris 2011-12
Garrett Pikul 2010-11
Cody Walls 2009-10