The David M. Barnett Rookie of the Year Criteria
- The nominee must be a Kentucky Wrestling Official Association member in good standing
- The nominee must be a registered official in Kentucky
- The nominee must have 3 or less years registration
- 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