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NCWA National Champion Transfers to University of Maryland


One of the most talked about wrestlers in Pennsylvania during the 2012 & 2013 seasons was Trinitys Ryan Diehl. In fall 2011 the touted wrestler transferred from Berkeley Springs, West Virginia where he was a 2x State Champion In 2011 Diehl made the decision to enroll at Trinity (Camp Hill) and compete in the PIAA Class AA Division. While having two West Virginia State Championships is nice - winning in Pennsylvania was another level of


NCWA Announces All-Academic Team


The NCWA, in conjunction with the national coaches association, honored 107 wrestlers as its top student-athletes for the 2014-15 season. This season’s NCWA All-Academic Team contains scholars from 44 schools from the NCWA’s combined Division I and Division II ranks. The women’s division honored eight student-athletes.

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Liberty Wins First National Title, Middle Tennessee Second


ALLEN, Texas – The day belonged to the U.S. Air Force Academy Prep School, which highlighted the finals of the NCWA Championships with three individual champions. Liberty and the U.S. Naval Academy Prep School contributed to the patriotic theme on the Saturday leaderboard with a pair of champions apiece. But the tournament still belonged to Liberty, which sat atop the standings throughout the three-day event and closed with its first NCWA title in four years of membership.

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Four NCWA Alumni Qualify for NCAA Championships


For a fourth consecutive season, the NCWA will have at least one of its alumni competing for college wrestling’s top title. Jadaen Bernstein of Navy, Santiago Martinez of Lehigh, and Army’s Cole Gracey and Bryce Barnes await their draw for the 2015 NCAA Division I Championships next week in St. Louis. Having four former wrestlers qualified for the Division I nationals is an all-time high for the NCWA.

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SW Oregon CC Wins Fourth Straight NCWWA Title


ALLEN, Texas – Southwestern Oregon Community College won five of nine weight classes and had the runner-up in three others to outscore the field and win its fourth consecutive National Collegiate Womens Wrestling Association title. The Lakers scored an NCWWA-record 128 points, well ahead of first-time national participants Ottawa (Kan.) (98 points) and Springfield (Mass.) Tech (64.5). SWOCC is the first team in either the NCWA or NCWWA to win four consecutive titles.

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Grays Harbor Adds NCWA Varsity Wrestling Program


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The Chokers will compete in the National Collegiate Wresting Association (NCWA). They will be members of the Northwest Conference, which includes club teams from various 4 years schools. Unlike most junior college programs the NCWA allows 4 years of eligibility to compete.
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Leading the Grays Harbor Choker Wrestling Program is Elma graduate Phillip Pine. Interim Athletic Director Tom Sutera said, "Phillip came to us a few weeks ago with his idea, within a month we had committed to make this happen." Sutera added, "With Phillips excellent reputation and respect within the wrestling community, it was a lot easier to commit to the program. Phillip is driven to be successful." The Athletic Department feels this program can and will be

FIU Wrestler Places at UCF Open


After A long break from competition, FIU has come back in a big way by attending the UCF open and having a wrestler, Justin Valheurdi, place 3rd at the 141 Weight class.....

Former Southern Maine Coach to Take Over at FGCU


Joe Pistone, a veteran New England wrestling coach and former collegiate champion, will trade pine trees for palm trees as the new head coach at Florida Gulf Coast. Pistone leaves Southern Maine, an NCAA Division III member, following a notable 12-year career there that vaulted USM wrestling into regional prominence and made the Huskies viable on the national scene.

2014-2015 Wrap Up


At the end of the 2014-2015 season Georgia Southern took four wrestlers to the National Championship with one returning All-American Josh Gaspard. Georgia Southern finished out the season strong and on the rise with a young team, most freshmen and sophomore. As we look towards the 2015-201....

Go Greco pilot season to provide Greco-Roman wrestling at college level


The National Collegiate Wrestling Association, United States Wrestling Foundation and USA Wrestling have teamed up to form the Go Greco Initiative with aspirations of providing a university level Greco-Roman league in the United States. The league will function under the established governance model of the NCWA by creating Greco-Roman programs at current member institutions of the NCWA. Ideally, the NCWA Greco-Roman season would begin in March, directly after the folkstyle season, and conclude in

NCWA Championships Final Standings and Results


The Liberty Flames won the 2015 national championship. Here are the full standings for the NCWA and NCWWA, plus the results of the finals matches.

Penn State Greater Allegheny freshman makes mark


Rodjrecko Christian did not waste any time making a name for himself at Penn State Greater Allegheny. In February, the freshman became the first wrestler in the programs history to win the NCWA Mid-East Conference Championship. From there, Christian (22-6) went on to the NCWA national championships, where he won two matches before

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DeLand graduate Maddox wins NCWA national title


Former DeLand wrestler Stuart Maddox won the NCWA national title in the 235-pound weight class this past weekend in Allen, Texas. The North Florida wrestler defeated Libertys Evan Canady 5-3 in the final. Maddox, who graduated from DeLand in 2010, is a three-time All-American and majoring in Criminal Justice.

New Ken Wrestler Phil Marra Named NCWA All-American


UPPER BURRELL, Pa. -- Sophomore Phillip Marra became Penn State New Kensingtons first wrestler to reach the national finals March 15 at the National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) championships in Allen, Texas. Marra finished runner-up in the 174-pound division after an 8-2 loss to Josh Lopez of Liberty University. Marra’s defeat was his first of the season as he finished with a 26-1 record, best in the history of the campus

Time to Reward Cougar Wrestlers


You probably missed that WSU has a wrestling team, and while you were on spring break they were hard at work claiming the National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) DII Championship. Let’s celebrate that WSU just brought home a National championship with two 2x All-Americans – Brett Johnson (165 pounds) and Dave Stratton (285 pounds). One of the reasons you may just be finding out about Wazzu Wrestling is because

FAMU Wrestling Team Brings Home NCWA National Championship All-American


Florida A and M University wrestlers Rickey Carter and Clif Decius were qualifiers for the National Collegiate Wrestling Association’s National Championships in Allen, Texas. Ocala Forest’s 2011 State Champion wrestler Rickey Carter, earned All-American honors and finished in seventh place in the 2015 NCWA National Championships 285-pound

2015 Nationals


The University of Georgia wrestling team returned from the National Championships in Allen, Texas the 24th place team out of the 144 teams in the NCWA Division 2. Junior Jake Jensen defeated Beggs from Tennessee and majored Panya from Texas A&M, but fell to Connell, the National Runner-up ....

Updated Team Scores Heading into Finals


Here are the updated team scores as we head into the 3 p.m. CT finals matches. There have been considerable score and placement changes due to point deductions from enforcement of uniform violations:

Five in Finals Seals Flames on Top after Day Two


ALLEN, Texas – Liberty pulled away from the field Friday, earning 100 points on the day to all but secure its first NCWA title. Five finalists and nine wrestlers who advanced to All-American standing overall led the charge that put plenty of distance between the Flames (176 points) and first-day challengers Middle Tennessee (115.5), Rochester (108) and the U.S. Naval Academy Prep School (104.5). And with the team title assured, the Flames can now focus on adding to their 2015 historical ledger. A five-man sweep of the title matches would tie the NCWA record for most national champions in a season. It hasn’t been done in 14 seasons since Grand Valley State had five in 2001.

Liberty Takes the Lead after Day One


ALLEN, Texas – Liberty University’s returning All-Americans lead the way to the front of the standings, and the Flames have an impressive 12.5-point lead over second place at the end of the first day of the NCWA Championships at the Allen Event Center. Liberty had 76 points at the end of the first three rounds of the three-day tournament, a total that includes 24 points carried over from the NCWA National Duals two months ago. Middle Tennessee, hurt by an upset of one of its top seeds, still carries second place for now with 63.5 points, followed by Central Florida (58.5) with Apprentice (52.5), Marion Military (49.5) and Rochester Tech (49) farther behind.

USF preparing for nationals


South Florida qualified six for the National Championship tournament. The team is focused and preparing for a great tournament. Eighth-seeded Jonny Puleo is continuing his late season surge and is looking to represent the Bulls as an All American. Coming in as some darkhorses for the Bulls....

Championship Brackets to be Broadcast Live Online Wed. Night


In a first-of-its-kind event, the NCWA will reveal the pairings for the opening rounds of its 2015 Championships in a live online event Wednesday night, March 4. Participants and fans can watch the national title brackets take form in a streamed broadcast beginning at 6:30 p.m. CT Wednesday from the NCWA offices in Dallas. The event can be found at the NCWA’s primary website at www.ncwa.net.

Brackets Released for 2015 Championships


The 2015 National Collegiate Wrestling Championships return to the Allen Event Center outside Dallas next week with the largest field in its history. The championship brackets for the 18th annual national tournament represent 86 teams and close to 500 wrestlers hailing from 31 states. The tournament brackets can be found at http://www.ncwanationals.org/national-qualifiers.html.

Georgia Qualifies 6 for Nationals!


Traveling to Orlando, FL to compete in the SEC Championships, hosted by Central Florida, on February 28, 2015 UGA placed seven wrestlers and qualified six for the National Championships to be held in Allen, TX. John Cook, Jacob Tripp, Geoff Rapp and Jd Holloway placed 5th in the 21 team

Toledo Places Second in Great Lakes Conference


Toledo placed second in the Great Lakes Conference tournament on March 1, 2015, at Davenport University. The Rockets brought seven wrestlers to compete at conference, and all of them qualifyied for the NCWA National Championships in Allen, Texas. At 133 pounds, Isaih Vega placed third wi....

ECU Sends 6 to Nationals


ECU placed fourth of 19 teams at the Mid-Atlantic Conference Championships and qualified six wrestlers to the NCWA Nationals in Allen, Texas. Qualifiers for ECU were 133-lb. Andrew Crutchfield, 141-lb. Jared Flynn, 149-lb. Garrett Hinton, 157-lb. Aron Sabino, 174-lb. Jared Nicholson an....

University of Florida Finishes 3rd at SECs


ORLANDO - The University of Florida wrapped up a successful regular season at the NCWA Southeast Conference tournament. The team finished first for Division 2 teams and 3rd overall. Flordia had 3 champions, a runner-up, a 5th, a 7th and an 8th. This was good enough for 6 national qualifiers, who will compete next weekend in Allen, Texas at the NCWA national tournament. Coach Tim Ironman

Henry Ford fairs well at Great Lakes Conference


Grand Rapids, MI- 13 NCWA teams traveled from Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin to Grand Rapids, Michigan on Sunday, March 1st to compete in the conference tournament hosted at Davenport University. Ironically, 90 wrestlers drove past the Gerald Ford Airport en route to the tourney all with the dream of flying south to Allen, Texas as the next stop.

Penn State Mont Alto sending 8 to NCWA tournament


BALTIMORE — Penn State Mont Alto will send eight wrestlers to next week’s National Collegiate Wrestling Association national championships in Allen, Texas, including one Mid-East Conference champion. Clay Kocsis — the son of Mont Alto head coach Bruce Kocsis — earned the 165-pound title at Saturday’s regional event. The sophomore will make his second trip to the national tournament after defeating Rutgers’ Javiair White by

Championships Return to Allen, TX


he 2015 NCWA Championships return to the Allen Event Center outside Dallas for a third straight season next week. The three-day event March 12-14 will have the largest number of teams and wrestlers in its history. Based on last weekend’s conference results, the Liberty Flames have the upper hand with a tournament-high 18 entries in the 11 weight classes. Each team is allowed two entries per weight. Grand Valley State is just behind

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The Northwest Conference National Qualifiers 2015


Northwest Conference National Qualifiers 2015: The NCWA Northwest Conference competed well at the Region competition hosted by Washington State University on Saturday February 28th. Each of the 11 weight divisions are allowed 3 qualifiers per division. Wild cards are selected by a Coach....

NCWA Releases National Qualifying Bids


The NCWA has released its qualifying spots for the 2015 Championships. The Mideast Conference has earned the most qualifying spots (77) with six automatic qualifiers per class plus 11 wild cards, which can be given to any wrestlers regardless of class.

UCSB getting ready for the West Coast Conference


The UCSB wrestling team will travel to Arizona this weekend to compete in the NCWA West Coast Conference. This group of talented individuals are anxiously awaiting their opportunity to leave everything on the mat in the hopes of returning to Nationals.....



The UCSB wrestling team attended the NCWA CA State Championships on 2/14 where they took 4th place as a team and had two individual placers: Johnny Alonzo 1st place and Anthony Singh 3rd place. ....

KSU vs Ga Southern and Ga Tech 02/21/15


On February 21st, 2015, KSU wrestling traveled to Statesboro to take on Ga Southern and Ga Tech in a tri-meet. Taking two wrestlers, Eric Brovont and Clayton Thornbury, KSU won 3 matches and lost 1. Eric Brovont went 2-0 with a tech fall and a decision, and Clayton Thornbury went 1-1 winni....

KSU places 2 at Classic City Championships 2/07/15


On the weekend of February 7th, 2015, KSU wrestling traveled to Athens for the Classic City Championships. Bringing two wrestlers, Eric Brovont and Clayton Thornbury, both placed in the tournament. Eric Brovont took 1st place going 4-0 and Clayton Thornbury took 3rd, going 3-1.....

Montana Western Closes the regular season with Dual Wins!


The Montana Western Wrestling team traveled to Provo Utah for a couple of duals just prior to Region competition at Washington State University next weekend 2-28-15. Results below. Montana Western Vs Dixie College Provo Utah, Feb. 21st 41-21 Montana Western LBS Wi....

Lehigh Advances to Semi-Finals helped by NCWA Transfer Santiago Martinez


Saturdays first session of the National Duals showed why matches are not wrestled on paper. Lehigh came away with the biggest upset in the quarterfinals, knocking off third-ranked Ohio State 21-18 at the EAS Sports Nutrition/NWCA National Duals presented by Hibiclens and the United States Marine Corps in honor of Cliff Keen at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa.

Washingonton State: Wrestling Team a Family on and Off the Mat


It is an Olympic sport; one of the oldest forms of combat. It is part of Mixed Martial Arts and the UFC, where many have found success using their honed skill and techniques to win championships. At its core, wrestling is a fierce battle between two competitors. A man or woman gives all they have to out-work and out-perform their opponent. At Washington State, wrestling is about

The Open Mat Announces the Latest NCWA Rankings


Liberty University still sits firmly atop the NCWA DI rankings in the latest poll released on Feb 20th While the University of Florida moved into the number one spot among the DII emerging programs after a good showing at the January National Duals. Complete individual and team rankings >>> Here >>>>

University of Houston - Downtown Wrestler Cracks TOP 50!


As post-season draws near and the UHD wrestling team, embarking on its first season ever, has one athlete, David Alquicira, who has surpassed all expectations, David is currently ranked 46 among the top 50 in the NATION

UMaine makes statement earning team title at 5th Annual Groundhog Day Invitation


Amherst, MA. – Amherst College played host to the 5th Annual Groundhog Day Invitational. This year’s tournament attracted some of the top NCWA teams in the Northeast as well as NJCCA #13 ranked Springfield Technical Community College. The 14 team field produced many

Last Chance Open Results


Last Chance Open- 2015- Dillon Montana South Puget Sound Community College had a good showing at the Last Chance Open held this past weekend in Dillon, Montana. South Puget Sound crowned 5 Champions at 141#,

Bull Dogs Place at Seminole Rattler


The University of Georgia wrestling team traveled to Tallahassee, FL to compete in the Seminole Rattler hosted by Florida A&M on 14 February 2015. With 6 individual placers UGA took 3rd in the overall team standings. Junior Jake Jensen was the 2nd place finisher at 141. Junior Travis Scott won 4th at 149. Graduate student Tim Gill placed 4th at 184. Junior Jacob Tripp won

Huskies Prepare for Conference


The UW Huskies have missed the past few tournaments, but have been training hard. We are looking forward to the NCWA conference tournament on Feb 25. ....

GT at Classic City Championship


It has been several years since Georgia Tech competed in the NCWA, and last weekend was our first competitive event in several years. We took an impressive 12 participants, and we placed three wrestlers. Yang (141) at 3rd, Joyce (184) at 1st, and Holbert (197) at 2nd. In the coming weeks ....

Representing in the classic city


The University of South Florida traveled to the Classic City Tournament on the campus of the University of Georgia. The Bulls had two placers with Rory Roderick taking 2nd place and HWT Jonny Puleo placing 3rd at this 13 team IBT tournament. Great job to these two outstanding Bulls Jonny ....

UGA Takes 3rd at Classic City Championship


The University of Georgia wrestling team hosted 13 teams at their Classic City Championship on Saturday February 7, 2015. With two Champions and one Runner-up the Bulldogs were able to rack up enough points to finish 3rd in the overall team standings. The individual Georgia wrestlers inclu....

Penn State NCWA Wrestlers Making a Statement


For the past four years, NCAA Division I Wrestling has crowned the same team – Penn State University. On the opposite side of the University Park campus, however, the PSU Club Wrestling team is looking to win their own national championship. “We have been working very hard in the room, and our results have shown that,” claims Club President Dan Markosky. “I look forward to

Henry Ford Competes Well at the 2015 Laker Classic


Dearborn, MI- The Henry Ford College Wrestling Team traveled across the mitten to compete at the Laker Classic hosted by Grand Valley State University on Sunday, February 1st. The first challenge was to plan traveling around the snow. Most grapplers stayed in a hotel the night before in order to be on time for the weigh-in at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday morning and then struggled through an icy 5 hour car ride back to Detroit at the conclusion of the tournament on Super Bowl Sunday. “Wrestlers are a dedicated group of people,” said Head Coach Grant MacKenzie..... 125 - Austin Koehler (Belleville

Look for the Division II National Champion to come out of the NW Region


Competition for the Northwest Region is heating up and fresh rankings are included in the break down. The Northwest Region is tied up in a 3 way race based on recent tournament competition at the Clackamas Open in Oregon. Up to date rankings show that 3 teams in particular have 3 Champions ranked in the eleven open weight divisions namely WSU- Washington State University, 165#, 184#, 285# CWU- Central Washington

MIT Places Fifth at New Hampshire Tournament


The MIT wrestling team competed at the UNH New Englands on Sunday, February 1st and placed 5 wrestlers in the top 4. Sophomore Joe Lowman placed 2nd at 184 pounds losing by fall in a tough finals match. Freshman, Matt Chun finished 3rd at 133 pounds winning by injury default over teammate Andrew Esquivel who finished in 4th place. Sophomore, Jose Velarde placed in his first collegiate tournament finishing in

UHD Competes in first competition


The new wrestling team at the University of Houston-Downtown competed in their first ever event on Saturday, January 31st. The Gators sent two wrestlers to represent UHD in David Alquicira and Blake Cedillo. Both men competed and gained valuable experience to bring back home to Houston.



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Zips Go 2-0 in Home Tri


On January 31, 2015, the University of Akron held their second home competition of their first season as an NCWA program. The Zips hosted NCWA programs from The Ohio State University and Penn State – Beaver, winning both duals and extending their record to 5-2. The tri match opened wit....

Zips First Dual a Reunion of Akron Wrestling


The opening dual for the University of Akron Wrestling Club was a reunion of sorts and a very fitting way for the new program to start their season. After the varsity wrestling program was cut due to Title IX in 1981, there was a 33 year period with no wrestling on campus, save for a brie....

NCWA National Duals


The Wrestling Club at Ohio State traveled down to Dalton, GA for their first appearance in the NCWA National Duals. The Buckeyes had a good day of wrestling, finishing off the weekend with a 3-2 team dual record, landing in 17th place. Jarret Logan went 1-2 on the weekend, Taylor Loxely....

Marion Military Takes 6th at National Duals


The MMI Tigers earned a 6th place finish at the NCWA National Duals Tournament after dropping their final match to Grand Valley State University 41-14. In round one Marion defeated University of South Florida 138-24 utilizing a new scoring system. The Tigers defeated University of

MIT Wrestling finishes 18th at the NCWA National Duals


The MIT Wrestling team competed at the NCWA National Duals on January 23rd and 24th in Dalton, Georgia and finished in 18th place. The first 2 matches were scored by a new scoring system the NCWA is experimenting with. The team lost to the University of Florida 79-24 and then lost to the 3rd placer finisher

Look for the Divison 2 Team Champion in the NW


Look for the NCWA Division 2 National Champion out of the NW Region! Competition for the Northwest Region is heating up and fresh rankings are included in the break down. The Northwest Region is tied up in a 3 way race based on recent tournament competition at the Clackamas Open in Oregon....



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UF Wrestling Finishes in 9th at Collegiate Cup


The University of Florida competed in the NCWA Collegiate Cup for the first time last weekend. UF finished in 9th place and now leads the NCWA team standings with 16 points. The team started the Friday session against MIT, the defending division 2 NCWA National Champions. MIT is similar....

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MTSU posts program-best third place; New entries score impressive finishes


The Blue Raiders fulfilled their high expectations coming into the postseason in third place. MTSU already knew it had the highest Duals finish in the program’s history once it cleared Marion Military, 26-18, in the quarterfinals. But getting to third would not be as easy.



Liberty withstood a fast-charging rally by Central Florida in the semifinals, then pulled away from The Apprentice School early in the title match to earn its second NCWA National Duals title Saturday. The 37-9 win by the Flames in the championship made them the first two-time Duals champion in the seven-year history of the event.



DALTON, Ga. – The NCWA old guard all cruised through the opening rounds of the National Duals, which sets up an interesting slate of quarterfinal clashes Saturday among its elite as they jockey for position in their first steps toward a national title. Four former National Duals champions (Grand Valley State, Central Florida, Apprentice and Marion Military) remain alive along with three former

National Duals coverage on Twitter


Follow along with the National Duals at @NCWA on Twitter with in-person commentary and updates throughout the tournament!

Flo Wrestling to Live Webcast All Mats at National Duals.


For the first year all matches will be available for remote fans to get a great look at the National Duals competition and excitement. Flo Wrestling will have HD Cameras on every mat throughout the 2 day event. So you can be sure to catch every match you are interested in.... do not miss all the action and to see who will win this years National Duals .... CLICK HERE THE NCWA NATIONAL DUALS LIVE STREAM LINK >>>



Dalton Ga. NATIONAL TITLE HOPES BEGIN HERE. --- . - - - The 2015 NCWA National Duals is the springboard for a team’s national title contention. The NCWA has united its two championship events into a single scoring system, the NCWA Championship Series, which is unique among all other major-college championship sports. The National Duals champion will earn 22 team points which will transfer to the start of the NCWA Championships in March, with the second place team earning 23 points, third place 22, and so on down to one point for 22nd place. The team points won at the National Duals will then be added to those earned

UGA has a Strong 2015 Regular Season Opener


The University of Georgia traveled to South Carolina for a trimeet with Clemson University and Auburn University on 17 January 2015 to officially open their regular season. They wrestled aggressively and earned two solid victories defeating Auburn 30-28 and Clemson 28-18. Junior Jake Jense....

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USF performs well in Gainesville


The University of South Florida wrestled this weekend in Gainesville at the University of Florida tournament. The Bulls performed well coming off of Christmas break with seven wrestlers placing over the weekend Rory Roderick was the tournament champion at 125. ....

Dozen Liberty wrestlers carry their weight at Citrus Classic


Top-seeded sophomore Ryan Diehl defended his individual crown and freshman Josh Llopez captured his second tournament title of the season to lift the Liberty University wrestling team to a sixth-place finish out of 13 teams at the Citrus Classic, hosted by Ursinus College (Pa.) Monday and Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Despite missing two starters and having to bump four of its five place-winners up a weight class, the Flames recorded 93 points to finish

New Chapter for North Texas Wrestling


North Texas Wrestling will be teaming up with the Frisco Bombers on July 21st through July 25th to host a youth wrestling camp at Liberty High School. According to the North Texas Wrestling President, Taylor Swanson, the decision to help with the Frisco Bombers wrestling camp was newly in....

University of Central Florida at Desert Duals


UCF wrestling returned this weekend from competing in the Wartburg Desert Duals in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Knights arrived back in Orlando after a successful weekend both on and off the mat. It included a 28-12 win over NAIA Texas program Wayland Baptist. Leading UCF over the weekend was 157 pound senior and team captain Christian Grillo. Grillo posted a 3-1 record while putting on a takedown clinic. Joining Grillo with a 3-1 record was Vinny Jiovenetta at 197 pounds and Angel

Wrestling Club at Ohio State Is Back


After a rough transition from prior leadership, the Wrestling Club at Ohio State is back! With a new President, committed officers, an experienced coach, driven wrestlers, and plenty of support the Wrestling Club at Ohio State is ready to make some noise this season Despite a rough star....

MIT finishes 6th at Ted Reese


The MIT wrestling team finished in 6th place at the Ted Reese tournament this past weekend. The Engineers were led by sophomore captain, Andrew Esquivel who finished in 2nd place @ 133 pounds. Freshman, Matthew Chun got his first college win which was by fall finishing 1-2 on the day. Freshman, Trevor Romero went 1-1 on the day losing in a wild 13-11 match. Grad student, Grant Genzman went 2-2 on the day with both wins coming by pin. Sophomore captain Joe Lowman went

Bloomsburg University Records First Ever Win


Bloomsburg University Club Wrestling was founded in Spring 2014 and joined the NCWA in Fall 2014. In their first ever competition Saturday, December 6th, the Huskies posted a 2-0 record in a tri-meet against Valley Forge Military College and Montclair State University. The Huskies hope to ....

Davidson is tops for UM-Dearborn


Jared Davidson (149 pounds) used a pin, a technical fall and a regular decision to earn his first collegiate championship Sunday at the Mott Bear Open. Davidson was the only Michigan-Dearborn wrestler entered into the tournament, though the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor also had a team entered into the competition. “Jared has wrestled tough all season

Hawks matmen ranked for first time in school history


In only it’s second season as a National Collegiate Wrestling Association team, the Henry Ford College Hawks have made a name for themselves on the national level. Rankings released this week by TheOpenMat.com, have the Hawks listed as the sixth best NCWA Division II team in the nation

UHD hires LeRoy Gardner as first Head Coach


You will now find the NCWA in the city of Houston, and LeRoy Gardner will be the Head Coach of the new University of Houston - Downtown Wrestling Program. Gardner was the first NCAA Heavyweight National Champion in history for Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa in 2003. As a coach, he coached at his alma mater, Wartburg during the 2004 and 2005 seasons helping contribute to multiple All-Americans/National Champions, and a National Championship. Gardner was then the head coach at the United States Naval Academy

Florida Gulf Coast Set to Make History


The 2014 NCWA DII National Champion Florida Gulf Coast University will host an historic collegiate wrestling event on December 7, 2014. The "South Florida Collegiate Wrestling Showcase," is the first ever wrestling event to be held on a southeastern Florida university campus and will feature

Fall Collegiate Club Duals


Results: SUNY Cortland goes 2-1 at that Fall Collegiate Club Duals beating Farmingdale State College and Sullivan Community College and losing to Finger lakes Wrestling Club SUNY Cortland 34 vs. Farmingdale 24 SUNY Cortland 30 vs. Sullivan 22 SUNY Cortland 12 vs. Finger lakes 52....

Toledo Goes 2-0 in Tri Meet


Saginaw Valley State University in a tri meet. The rockets avenged a loss to Saginaw Valley State University on November 17, 2013 by routing the cardinals 34-18. Then, in a showdown with Henry Ford College, the rockets prevailed by a score of 39-12. University of Toledo had five wrestlers go undefeated on the day, and showed

Virginia Beach Nationals Tournament


SUNY Cortland had an impressive showing this past Saturday at the Virginia Beach Nationals Tournament open division. The team had 10 place finishers with Brian Los Kamp placing first at 197 and Scott Dunham placing first at 285. Cortland ended up having a total of 10 wins by pin. The team ended up finishing the tournament by taking 1st place over all the other teams that participated in the open tournament division.

HFC wrestling team has first nationally ranked grappler


Henry Ford College Freshman Jeff Henderson has only wrestled one collegiate tournament so far, but he’s already being recognized on the national scene. The freshman 235 pound wrestler who placed seventh in the state as a senior at New Boston Huron High School last year, won the season opening Fall Brawl, then debuted

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MSU IS 2-0!


MSU opened up the season winning both matches at the home tri-meet on 11/09/14....

Henry Ford wrestling team opens season in impressive fashion


Jeff Henderson (235 pounds) was one of the youngest wrestlers in the building at the season opening Fall Brawl hosted by Mott Community College, that didn’t stop him from posting a 3-0 record and winning his first collegiate tournament. Henderson, a New Boston Huron High School graduate who placed seventh in the state as a senior, used a 14-2 major decision, and two

NWCA All Star Classic helps define the Wrestlers In Business Network


WOW, what a successful weekend at the Classic! Several years ago this historical event was struggling to hold its own against the vast number of other wrestling competitions. It needed to redefine itself. Mike Moyer, the NWCA Board, and the then GWWBN, now WIBN formed a cooperative alliance and worked to create a better event. This weekend at the University of Pennsylvania Palestra the wrestling community witnessed the kick off to our wrestling season. Todays Classic is truly a wrestling community volunteer effort. We had over 65 businesses financially supporting the event. We brought together the NWCA, USA Wrestling, the Hall of Fame, NUWAY, NCWA, Media, Beat the Streets, the Penn Wrestling

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Interview with the Southern Cal Team Captain Nick Cegelski


As USC prepares for its third season as part of the NCWA, excitement levels are high. The addition of two new coaches to the coaching staff and an influx of promising California recruits, USC is poised to take the West Coast Conference by storm this season. Click - "read more" for the interview video of USC team Captain Nick Crgelski

RPI Season Outlook for 2014-15


TROY, NY - Head coach Brad Nelson recently spoke to NY Wrestling News for his season outlook on his squad. See what is in store for his 10th year with the Engineers in the link!

University of Idaho Adds Depth in Both Coaching Staff and Wrestlers


This year the Idaho Vandals, lead by coach Stewart Roberts, have brought in two new exciting coaches, Chris Adams and Joel Sherer, to strengthen the Idaho leadership staff. Coach Adams was a 2002 Florida State Champion and competed for the All Navy Greco team while he served in the Navy. He then went on to coach at Bradford High School where he coached

Northwest Missouri St. Looking for a Bounce Back Year with Plenty of New Talent


Northwest Missouri State lost three all Americans this year due to graduation leaving the team with only three who have been to the big stage in Allen, TX. The three returning upperclassmen are 2x National qualifier Alex Freund (197), 1x National qualifier Drake Schafer (165), and 1x National qualifier Kyle Bell (149). Even with the loss of such great talent Northwest is experiencing a great new crop

Penn State Fayette


Penn State Fayette is looking for a team or teams that would want to wrestle at Penn State Fayette on December 10 or December 11, 2014. Please call me at 724-570-3740. Thanks Patrick Tressler....

We are Back!


For the first time in years, the Clemson roster is filled and ready to compete. Starting November first in Charleston the new and improved Clemson team will be breaking out. With some new faces and a few old Clemson finally looks to prove that it has the potential to compete with the best ....

Former Parkland standout Lally named Muhlenberg wrestling coach


Shaun Lally, a former Parkland High School standout and Division I wrestler, has been named Muhlenberg Colleges head wrestling coach. For the last two years, Lally was the head coach at Stony Brook University, where he created the schools first-ever collegiate competitive wrestling program through the National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA), an organization that provides wrestling opportunities to schools that do not have an NCAA program. In his two years, Lally coached 12 national qualifiers and five wrestlers who earned national academic honors. With Lally as head coach, Stony Brook won a Best of Brand Award, given

USF Hosts 2014 Pre-Season Duals


Saturday, October 18th : Tampa, FL. - South Florida hosted the USF Pre-Season Duals, opening the season against Division I SEC foes University of North Florida and Marion Military Institute all came together in a round-robin dual meet with MMI ultimately taking the day. Team scoring was officially calculated the traditional way (6 points for a pin/forfeit/disqualification/default, 5 for a technical fall, 4 for a major decision, and 3 for a decision), but the new experimental scoring method that will be used at the NCWA Collegiate Cup Duals in January was also unofficially kept with the

Washington State University Adds great new Talent


The WSU cougars had a strong offseason. Recruiting some great area high school wrestlers that will help build the wrestling program and defend the North West Conference Title. Some of the standout new athletes include 2X state champion Cody Yeik along with another 2X state champion Austin Stannard. Coach Kevin Poitra is

Liberty Lands Two National-caliber Wrestling Middleweights


Two of Liberty Universities highest-profile wrestling recruits share interesting ties to current and former Flames in the program. Incoming 157-pounder Michael Bryant wrestled at the same high school, William Byrd in Vinton, Va., as 2012 NCWA national champion and 2013 runner-up Aaron Thompson. Bryant won a Virginia High School League state title his junior year before earning All-American status with a top-eight finish in Greco-Roman wrestling at the Junior & Cadet National Championships

Mott Preseason Coming to a Close


With the 2014 wrestling preseason just about over, here is a sneak preview at the Bears lineup. Starting at 125 will be returner Terrence Cox and freshman Keegan Gute. At 133 returning All American Benard Poyner will be looking for a National title. Backing him up will be freshman Dan Kapraun from Flushing. At 141 will be national qualifiers Pellum Kurtega and Zac Glasco, these guys are hungry for All American honors. True freshman and 2x State Champ from New Lothrop

USC On The Mat: Interviews All-American Nick Cegelski


Nick Cegelski is a junior at the University of Southern California studying public relations and entrepreneurship. Hailing from Rochester, New York, Nick traveled to sunny Los Angeles in 2012. At USC, Nick immediately emerged as a leader on campus. An all-state wrestler in high school, ....

2014 looking good


after last years success we are hoping to do well since losing only two wrestlers to graduation.....

Wrestling team looks to pin down awareness


Brown is the president of the wrestling club and is currently on a mission to spread the sport around campus so the team can continue to grow after he leaves the mat next semester. “With us not being able to get recognition in the College Park Center as an NCAA team, it’d be nice to get o....

The Northwest Conference Better than ever!


The Northwest Conference is in its third year of reinstatement within the NCWA and by any measure the Region is expanding and improving by great margins. There was 100% growth in probably the greatest measure of excellence (All Americans). The conference boasted 3 All Americans in the 2013 Championships and 6 All Americans in the 2014 Championships. Reinstatement has meant 3-4 strong teams fighting for Region Championship honors for the past

Builders Announce 2014-15 Schedule


The 2014-15 Apprentice School Wrestling schedule will definitely provide a different look for the Builders as they could participate in nearly 30 dual matches before Valentines Day weekend in the schedule announced by Head Coach Bruce Shumaker today. They will open the season at a new event on November 1 as they participate in the Penn State Mont Alto Dual Tournament where they would have at least five matches against the hosts, Penn State Greater Allegheny, West Virginia Tech, and

Stony Brook adds Three Coaches to Staff


Stony Brook Coaching Staff Introduced - Alex Blank: Alex comes to the program with a wealth of NCAA competition experience. He is a product of a great Division III program and is an ongoing learner working towards his doctorate. Alex wrestled for four years at Ursinus College in Pennsylvania where he earned a Bachelors in Exercise and Sports Science and was a 3X Academic All-American. Coach Blank graduated in 2012 with

University of Delaware Enters Pre-Season with High Hopes


With the 2014-2015 season right around the corner, we are looking forward to what should be a great year of wrestling for the Blue Hens. Following a change in leadership, we are excited to announce a more formidable practice schedule as well as deeper involvement within the campus community. The goal in mind is to re-establish our program as a legitimate threat within the Mid-East Conference and nationally down the road.

Rutgers looking to build off successful year


As the 2014-2015 wrestling season quickly approaches, the Rutgers University Wrestling Club is very eager and motivated to build off its success from the past year. The young and talented club will be returning all 10 of its starters from last season, 8 of which are entering their sophomore years. After qualifying 6 wrestlers for the NCWA National Tournament, the RUWC is looking to make that next push and put a few wrestlers on the podium this year

Liberty to Host Mid-Atlantic Conference Tourney


The Liberty University wrestling program has just one regular-season home event this season — a dual meet against St. Andrews University on Feb. 1, 2015. However, for the third time in four years, the Flames will have the opportunity to host the Mid-Atlantic Conference wrestling championships Feb. 27-28 at the LaHaye Multipurpose Center, formerly known as the Schilling Center. That will give them a decided home-mat edge as they contend for

Vision Forum Rule to Improve Program Sustainability


A new rule passed by the NCWA coaches board of directors at the 2014 vision forum is designed to increase sustainability of NCWA wrestling teams. The rule requires each program to have a paid or volunteer, non-student coach within the next two seasons. The rule change is designed to nudge teams that have not actively worked to find a coach, to begin that process with the two-year period to complete. No team is required to have a dedicated, full-time coach, and no programs will be excluded from the NCWA due

NCWA Executive Board Awards 2015 Nationals to Allen, TX.


The NCWA announced today that they will return to the Allen Event Center in Allen Texas for the National Collegiate Wrestling Championships held from March 12-14th 2015. "The coaches, fans and competitors all loved the venue, location and convenience of the North Dallas Arena" said Executive Director Jim Giunta. "over 70% of the coaches poled wanted to return to the outstanding hospitality of Allen, TX." The Board also voted to award the Collegiate Cup Trophy to the "Overall Team Champion" at the Nationals rather than at the National Duals, since the team championship series now encompasses performances at both the National Duals and the season ending Nationals. for more information or updates on the National Championships go to www.ncwanationals.org.

Mott Bears Season Preview


Mott Bears reload after a great finish last season. The Bears will be bringing back 7 returners and 11 new recruits. Leading the way for the Bears will be returning All American Buddy Poyner who will be moving up to 141. Also returning for the Bears will be HWT Ramiro Gatica who was one ma

Purdue Calumet Names NCWA Champion Aaron Thompson Director of Development


Purdue Calumet Names Aaron Thompson Director of Development HAMMOND, Ind. - Purdue University Calumet Director of Athletics Rick Costello has announced the hiring of Aaron Thompson as the Director of Development. In addition to supporting intercollegiate athletics, Thompson, who began his duties June, 20, will also be the Director of Development in the Office of Institutional Advancement where he will provide fundraising support for the university. “After a national search, I am excited to add Aaron Thompson to Team Peregrine,” said Director of Athletics Rick



The NCWA, in conjunction with the National Wrestling Coaches Association, recognized 135 wrestlers as members of its All-Academic Team, honoring them as its top student-athletes for the 2013-14 season. This season’s NCWA All-Academic Team consists of scholars from 54 different schools from the combined Division I and Division II ranks. The women’s division honored five student-athletes.

Coach Shaun Lally hopes scholarship can help take team to new heights


Last year, the Stony Brook wrestling club made some tremendous strides with their program. The squad participated in an event at Madison Square Garden, competed in their first National Duals Tournament and had five wrestlers compete in the NCWA National Tournament. But head coach Shaun Lally knows there is still work to be done for his still very young program. And this summer, he has been focusing on improving not just his team, but himself as a coach. Lally was recently the recipient of a scholarship from

Stony Brooks, Austin Hecker Personifies Perseverance


Austin Hecker says of himself, “I’m the kind of athlete that doesn’t really stop.” True enough, considering the health problem he has overcome to compete with the Stony Brook Wrestling Club. Hecker, a 125-pound freshman, was one of seven members of the 30-person team to compete in the National Collegiate Wrestling Championship in Allen, Texas last month. Though he lost his first and only round, just being there was a triumph. Hecker tore his ACL during his senior year at Sanford H. Calhoun High School in Merrick, NY, a potentially

Builders Honor Wrestlers at Annual Awards Banquet


The 2013-14 Apprentice School wrestling season officially came to a conclusion on Monday night with the annual Awards Banquet held at Teppanyaki Grill in Hampton.

Ian Jones of Apprentice Named to First Team Virginia SID All-State Squad


Apprentice School junior heavyweight Ian Jones was named on Wednesday to the first team All-State Wrestling squad by the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association. Jones earned the honor for the third consecutive year. This marks the sixth year in a row that the Builders have had a first-team All-State selection. The wrestling team is the only team done by VaSID that combines the university division (NCAA Division I) and the college division schools. Jones, a junior heavy metal

The Real Diehl


LYNCHBURG, Va. - Ryan Diehl made a name for himself in Berkeley Springs as he helped lead the Indians to two top-three finishes in at the state tournament in 2010 and 2011, but since he left the Panhandle, more good things have come his way on the mat. Diehl recently won the National Collegiate Wrestling Association championship in the 133-pound weight class after a 34-0 freshman season at Liberty University. "It felt great," Diehl said. "

2014 NCWA Championship Experience


Allen, TX. - By: The Open Mat - When is the last time you attended a national championship and got to watch Auburn, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Middle Tennessee State, MIT, Yale, Texas, and numerous other teams? Well that’s what I did this past weekend in Allen, Texas at the NCWA championships. Most fans who follow DI College wrestling probably do not know much about the NCWA. The National Collegiate Wrestling Association started in 1997 with only 13

Rainier Grad Is Two-Time Champ


If one recalls, Katy Dawson, a 2011 Rainier High School graduate, never placed at Mat Classic. But then the wrestler placed first last year in the National Collegiate Wrestling Association 121-pound bracket. And now, for an encore, she did it again. Dawson, in her third year at Southwest Oregon Community College, won the 130-pound bracket at the 17th annual NCWA two weeks ago in Allen, Texas. Dawson pinned all three opponents in the first round. In the championship match, she beat Jasmine Cothran (Middle Tennessee State University) in 1 minute, 12 seconds. Dawson placed fifth two years ago at 130. “Pretty cool stuff!” said Chris Holterman, who coached Dawson at Rainier

Florida Gulf Coast University NCWA DII National Wrestling Champions


“You can be the best coach in the world, but if your athletes are not willing to make the necessary commitments, demonstrate the required discipline, endure the suffering, make the tough sacrifices, function as a team, and practice everyday like they want to be champions, then it does not ....

Grand Canyon University Wins NCWA DI Wrestling Title


Allen, TX. - Top-ranked Grand Canyon lived up to its National Collegiate Wrestling Association billing and won the NCWA Championships in Allen, Tex., Saturday. Grand Canyon is ineligible due to the four-year transitioning period from moving from Division II to Division I to compete in NCAA Championships. The NCWA provides post season opportunities to programs in similar situations and those colleges and universities that do not have programs at the NCAA level. The Antelopes dominated the three-day NCWA tournament with a team score of 254.5. Liberty was the closest with 171.5. Shorter, an NAIA program transitioning to Division II, had 162.5. "We appreciate the NCWA organization and are very grateful for

Florida Gulf Coast University Wins NCWA DII National Wrestling Championships


Fort Myers, FL. - “You can be the best coach in the world, but if your athletes are not willing to make the necessary commitments, demonstrate the required discipline, endure the suffering, make the tough sacrifices, function as a team, and practice everyday like they want to be champions, then it does not matter who the coach is.” Coach Milkovich. - - Just over two and a half years ago, then FGCU wrestling

Watch the 2014 National Championships Highlights Video


Thanks to Jeremy & Hector Silva.

Henry Ford College Wraps up First Season Strong


By Dave Herndon - Twitter: @NHDaveH - The inaugural season is in the books for the Henry Ford Community College wrestling team. The season wrapped up with a 31st place finish in the national tournament. Six wrestlers on the team qualified for the National Collegiate Wrestling Association national finals last weekend in Allen, Texas. In addition to the national qualifiers Head Coach Grant MacKenzie was named Great Lakes Conference Coach of the Year, and was

First University of Georgia National Champion Since 1998


UGA wrestling defies the odds again! As one of the smallest and most underfunded programs in all collegiate wrestling the Georgia wrestling team demonstrates that attitude is everything! Taking 3 wrestlers to the 2014 National Championships and significantly behind in the new point scoring system that favors the larger more well funded programs as points accrue throughout the season (similar to Nascar) the UGA wrestling team battled its way to the Top 10 out of the nearly 150 NCWA

Flames wrestler lands individual national title


Liberty University wrestler Ryan Diehl capped off a phenomenal freshman season as an undefeated 133-pound national champion, helping the Flames hold on for a second-place team showing at the Saturday NCWA National Championship event at the Allen Event Center in Allen, Texas. The second-seeded Diehl upset Massachusetts Institute of Technology top-seeded, undefeated, defending national champion senior Sam Shames, 15-10, to finish

Grand Canyon wins team title; Champs come from 7 schools


ALLEN, Texas – The finals matches as a whole proved to be a formidable foe for Grand Canyon. But the Antelopes’ blistering start to the NCWA Championships the first two days were enough that Saturday’s 4-3 record in the finals did little to take the luster off of a dominating 83-point margin of victory.

Grand Canyon Pulls Away on Day Two


ALLEN, Texas – Turns out Grand Canyon didn’t need the extra carryover points after all. The Antelopes sent seven of their 11 wrestlers into the finals, and along with hefty bonus points earned in each rounds, take a 65-point lead into the final day of the National Collegiate Wrestling Association Championships at the Allen Event Center. GCU led Liberty by 10 points after day one, but expanded its lead Friday by advancing eight of nine wrestlers past the quarterfinals and seven of eight past the semifinals.

Grand Canyon Leads after Day One of Nationals


ALLEN, Texas – Grand Canyon advanced 10 of its 11 wrestlers into Friday’s quarterfinals and scored enough bonus points along the way to give the Antelopes a hefty cushion at the end of the first day of the NCWA Championships at the Allen Event Center. GCU leads the 80-team field with 82.5 points, and is 10 points ahead of second-place teams Liberty and Shorter with 72.5 each.

NCWA Championships Preview


The NCWA Championships already have a leader before the tournament’s first match begins. But whether the precious few points Grand Canyon leads the rest of the field by can stand up over the three-day tournament will be a test of the Antelopes’ endurance against deeper, if not always equal, overall talent.

Flames target third top-three NCWA Championship finish


Now in its third season as a member of the National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA), The Liberty University wrestling team will vie for its third consecutive top-three finish at the NCWA National Championships, this Thursday through Saturday at the Allen Event Center in Allen, Texas. The Flames placed third at the Jan. 25-26 NCWA Collegiate Cup Dual Championships in Dalton, Ga., earning 20 bonus points toward their National Championships team score. They still trail

From Nothing to Nationals


Washington State sends 11 to Nationals in Allen TX. Check out the Link to the Video, Produced By Channel 8 at Washington State University. As reported by Melinda Lee

Flames claim seven champions, defend MAC Tournament title


Johnson City, Tenn. - The Liberty University wrestling team captured its third consecutive Mid-Atlantic Conference (MAC) tournament championship in dominating fashion, Saturday at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tenn. The Flames surpassed the number of individual champions from last season by landing seven winners in the 11 weight classes and racked up a total of 219 points to pull away from runner-up Middle Tennessee State and third-place Apprentice School.

Sartin Returns to Nationals


Evergreen State College Geoduck wrestler, Christian Sartin, will be competing at NCWA Nationals next week in Allen, TX. Last year, Sartin won his opening match at the 285 pound weight class at National tournament and hopes to improve on that performance this year.....

First Clipper to Nationals


South Puget Sound CC became an NCWA member this quarter. Bobby Cervantes a freshman 141 lber and 2013 graduate of North Thurston HS(Lacey, WA) will represent SPSCC at the NCWA National tournament, March 13-15, in Allen, TX. ....

National Qualifiers Released


The National Collegiate Wrestling Association has released its list of preliminary qualifiers for the upcoming NCWA National Championships in Allen, Texas on March 13-15.

MIT finishes in 3rd place at the Northeast Conference Regional


The MIT Wrestling Team finished in 3rd place at the Northeast regional qualifier behind Alfred State and Navy Prep. MIT also qualified 8 wrestlers for the national tournament being held in Allen, Texas from March 13th to March 15th. Senior, Sam Shames won the 125 pound weight class in dominant fashion with 2 pins and a major decision running his record to 35-0. Sam was

NCWA Conference Championships Recap


Grand Canyon led the field among the nine NCWA conference champions, but based on the nationwide results from last weekend, will have to prepare for tough competition in numbers and quality from Liberty, Shorter and Grand Valley State among others in order to win the national title.

2014 Southeast Conference Championships: Shorter Rolls


Fourteen teams gathered for the 2014 NCWA Southeast Conference Championships held in Orlando, Florida at the University of Central Florida, but one team clearly distanced itself from the rest of the pack. With 219.5 points, the Hawks (ranked #3 in the February 25th Coaches Poll) entered ten wrestlers and all qualified for the National Championships with six

Blue Raiders place 2nd at NCWA Mid-Atlantic Conference Tournament


When the smoke cleared at this weekend’s NCWA Mid-Atlantic Conference tournament in Johnson City, TN on the campus of ETSU, the story wasn’t the same as it had always been. Perennial MAC powers Liberty University and The Apprentice School had placed in the top 2 since Liberty’s entry into the field three season’s ago, with an era of Apprentice School domination prior to

BYU finishes 2nd in their WCC debut


After a long approval process Brigham Young wrestling program started official practice at Provo High School after the high-schoolers had already gone home. Even though half of the season was already passed the wrestlers at BYU were determined to finish top three at conference finals. Only six weeks later that goal came to fruition as BYU finished 2nd at the West Coast Conference Championships, just barely edging out host, Dixie State.

Grand Canyon wins NCWA regional


Grand Canyon won the National Collegiate Wrestling Association Regional in St. George, Utah Saturday, advancing all 11 of its wrestlers to the NCWA Championships in Allen, Tex., March 13-15. tournament hosted by Dixie State College. ....

Apprentice Finishes Third At NCWA Mid-Atlantic Conference


The Apprentice School started its post-season wrestling run on Saturday at the National Collegiate Wrestling Association Mid-Atlantic Conference Championships hosted in Johnson City, Tennessee and came in third out of 16 teams. Four Builders advanced to the finals in their weight classes, but no one came through with a conference crown. Sterling Briscoe made the finals at 149 pounds after opening with a pair of decision wins over Dallin Tritapoe (Southern Virginia/6-1) and Eric Woodard (Liberty/10-4). He lost the final to Peter Tatanish of Liberty 5-0. Junior Phillip Porto

2013-14 Season Showed Great Progress for Southern Virginia


Buena Vista, VA The Southern Virginia University Knights have recently finished their 2013-2014 Dual Season with an 8-9 record under second year Head Coach Logan Davis. This is a stark improvement from the 2-13 dual record during the 2012-2013 season. Despite consistently

New club brings champion attitude


See link for more information http://www.dailyevergreen.com/sports/club_sports/article_b4447242-1990-11e3-83f4-0019bb30f31a.html....

Wrestlers share their warmth with the community


See link to Daily Evergreen http://www.dailyevergreen.com/news/campus/article_7323302c-5249-11e3-8f36-0019bb30f31a.html....

National Qualifier Conference Bid Totals Released by NCWA


The NCWA has released its qualifying spots for the 2014 Championships. The list below represents the automatic bids per weight class available to each conference, plus the number of wildcard entries apportioned to each conference.

University California - Santa Barbara Getting Ready for Regionals


The UCSB Wrestling team is getting ready to head to St. George, Utah for the West Coast Conference Championships next week March 1st. The goal is to send as many wrestlers to the National Championships in Allen Texas as possible. Even though the Gauchos have not had a National Qualifier in the last 2 seasons, the hopes are strong for this year with

UCSB Attends Triangular Meet


On January 18, 2014 the UCSB Wrestling Club traveled to Colony High School in Ontario, CA for a triangular meet with USC and Glendale (AZ) Community College. Six Gaucho wrestlers made the trip, including five in their first year of wrestling for UC-Santa Barbara. Veteran wrestler and clu....

Western wrestling club battles injuries to keep team surviving


ne broken toe, two rib injuries, one hyperextended knee, a concussion and a torn meniscus have sidelined many members of Western Washington University wrestling team. All these injuries have taken place before the first month mark of the team’s competitive season. Last year the team had....

Western wrestling team looks to expand


After a stunning reintroduction last year, Jake Crawford, a Western Washington University senior and president of Western’s wrestling team, said the wrestling team is working hard to prepare for the start of their season. The team now consists of about 15 committed members and is lookin....

Florida State & Florida A&M host another great event


Tallahassee, FL. – Florida A&M University, Florida State University hosted to the 11th Annual Seminole/Rattler/Eagle Invitational. This year’s tournament included some of the top teams in the Southeast including programs from 4th ranked nationally University of Central Florida, 12th ranked....

Henry Ford CC progress noted in story today


The Dearborn Press and Guide had some nice words about the Henry Ford CC wrestling program in a sports story today. Sports writer Dave Herndon reported on HFCC at the Glass City Duals in Toledo, Ohio, over the weekend. Click on the link to read the full story. www.pressandguide.com/articles/2014/02/17/sports/doc52fa74704b95e887712000.txt?viewmode=fullstory

Lincoln Park Grad competes for HFCC


Sports writer, Dave Herndon, had very nice things to say about the first-year wrestling program at Henry Ford Community College after watching the Glass City Duals in Toledo, Ohio.....

Quad Meet @ Alfred State College


Suny Cortland 42 vs. Suny Cobleskill 21 Suny Cortland 39 vs. Suny Albany 6 Suny Cortland 0 vs. Alfred State 49....

Army Prep and Shames dominant at the 2014 Groundhog Invitational


Amherst, MA. – Amherst College played host to this year’s long-running Groundhog Day Invitational. This year’s tournament attracted some of the top teams in the Northeast including programs from Roger Williams University, NJCAA #10 ranked Springfield Technical Community College and defending NCWA Division II team champion MIT. However, it was the Army Prep team that dominated the championship round, winning four titles out of their five finalists.

Frankenfield Takes Second as Wildcats Compete at Jamestown


JAMESTOWN, N.Y.. – In their final tune-up before Sunday’s Penn State University Athletic Conference/United States Collegiate Athletic Association Championships, Pennsylvania College of Technology wrestlers competed last Sunday in the Jayhawk Open at Jamestown, N.Y., Community College and Wildcat Dan Frankenfield recorded a

USC Highlight Film


The University of Southern California is home of the internationally recognized #1 film school in the world. USC Wrestling welcomed in student filmmakers from Sunbreak Films to create a highlight reel of a USC practice. Excitement levels are high as the team prepares for the conference cha....

11 Student-athletes form a Team


2013-2014 Wolfpack Season gets underway. New program has 11 student-athletes. Practices and competitions are in full swing....

Jeremy Stankewitz earns a Gold Medal at the Laker Classic


HFCC Freshman, Jeremy Stankewitz, wins a Gold Medal at Laker Classic.....

The Apprentice School Sweeps Builder Duals


The Apprentice School wrestling team hosted the Builder Duals on Sunday morning at the Apprentice Athletic Center and came away with three dual match wins. Against East Carolina University, the Builders got three wins by forfeit and a pair of wins by fall from Derek Burhenn (141lb /2:56) and Ty Watkins (157/2:31) to jump out to a 30-0 lead en route to a 41-19 win. Philip Porto earned a 15-0 tech fall win at 174 pounds to give the Builders

Curtis Leads RPI at Doug Cherry Invitational


EASTON, PA. – Junior Stuart Curtis upset 2012 All-American Alec Pence from UMBC 3-1 in the 197lb. finals to lead the way for a 2nd place team finish for RPI at the 17th annual Doug Cherry Invitational at Lafayette College Saturday, February 1st. The Engineers were out pointed by NJCAA Gloucester County College for the team title. A late 3rd period takedown

The Northwest Conference finds some success at the Clackamas Open


NCWA Northwest Conference schools including Central Washington, Western Washington, Evergreen State , Douglas College and Montana Western all found the going tough with more than a dozen individuals winning matches and two place winners in Parm Dhesi at 285# winning the tournament and new comer, Terrance

Wildcats Fall to Alfred State 35-18


WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Junior Kyle Sunseri (Athens) and freshman Aaron Doll (Glen Rock) each recorded a pin but the Pennsylvania College of Technology wrestling team was unable to overcome a solid Alfred State College squad losing 35-18. The Wildcats

Grand Canyon Secures Collegiate Cup with heavyweight win


DALTON, Ga. – Peter Anguiano of Grand Canyon took control early in the heavyweight match, and with the Collegiate Cup title on the line, dominated the rest of the way as Grand Canyon rallied in the final three weights to get past Shorter, 23-19. The win earns the Lopes the title in the first leg of the NCWA Championship Series, along with 24 team points that will carry over to the start of the NCWA Championships in March.

Top seeds advance at Collegiate Cup


DALTON, Ga. – Top-seeded Liberty and second-seeded Grand Canyon cruised through three matches today to reach the quarterfinals of the NCWA’s Collegiate Cup duals tournament, along with five of the other top-eight seeds. High seeds Apprentice, Central Florida, Shorter, Middle Tennessee, and Mott Community College (Mich.) also advanced in the first leg of the NCWA’s championship series.

Texas Grapples at National Duals


The Longhorn Wrestling Club (LWC) wrestled in the NCWA National Duals for the first time on January 25-26, 2014. Despite having lost several key team members to grades etc, the LWC brought six guys and one girl to the event and went 2-3 overall and finished in 19th place (out of 24) . That 19th place finish may not seem like much to brag about, however each team member



One stuck IN A DITCH due to inclement weather here in Michigan, Sat., Jan 25th, 2014 marked the annual Alma College Wrestling Open and LCC Wrestling WAS THERE. Greg Davenrport, the "lone star" on the rise went 2-1 on the day recording his first college win by inj. default in fact vs MSU!....

Grand Canyon Opens NCWA With Three Lopsided Wins


Grand Canyon opened the National Collegiate Wrestling Association Collegiate Cup by winning three matches Friday to advance to Saturdays quarterfinals. The Antelopes (8-4) won in lopsided fashion in all three contests. They opened with a 59-0 win over Connecticut and followed it up with a 48-3 triumph over Florida Gulf Coast. To reach the quarters, GCU beat South Florida 61-(-1). GCU won all 11 matches and the Bulls lost one point for unsportsmanlike conduct. "Good effort by the boys today," said GCU coach R.C. LaHaye. "They wrestled hard and dominated. We expect a big step up in competition tomorrow so we will

NCWA, wrestlers happy to be in Dalton again


Dalton, GA. - As the National Collegiate Wrestling Association returns to Dalton for the fourth straight year to hold its Collegiate Cup beginning today at the trade center, NCWA executive director Jim Giunta sees the partnership between the organization and the city to be stronger than ever. “Dalton treats us right,” Giunta said Thursday as 24 teams and more than 400 wrestlers arrived for the two-day national duals tournament, the first leg of the NCWA Championship Series.

Flames draw No. 1 seed for sixth NCWA National Duals


The Liberty University wrestling team has been designated the No. 1 seed for this weekends sixth annual National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) National Duals tournament in Dalton, Ga. The meet carries more weight than in previous years with a new scoring system that soon will be implemented by the NCAA as well. Based on their finish, the 24 teams in the field will be awarded points toward

Battle for the Bird


Alex Garcia (SVSU Head Coach) and Grant MacKenzie (HFCC Head Coach) creatively started a new tradition between the two NCWA programs. Every time the schools dual each other, the winner will take home a trophy. The competition is called "Battle for the Bird" based on the two schools masco....

MTSU Heads to NCWA Collegiate Cup following strong showings at Cumberland Open


The Blue Raider wrestlers head to Dalton, GA this weekend to compete in the 2014 NCWA Collegiate Cup tournament (formerly the NCWA National Duals) riding a wave of momentum that has seen them place 2nd at the 2013 MTSU Alumni Duals as well as seeing a record four wrestlers place at the 2014 Cumberland Open.

Traditional Neighborhood Leadership


Spark Award Winner - Heart of Glendale Neighborhood Leaders Mickey Nunez, John Torres, and Rebecca Ontiveros are the neighborhood leaders of the "Heart of Glendale" neighborhood. These individuals have taken many steps towards building capacity in their neighborhood. The group provided ....

Panthers go 2-0 at Notre Dame Tri meet


The University of Pittsburgh took the long trip to the University of Notre Dame over the weekend for a Tri meet vs Notre Dame and Michigan.

Collegiate Cup Duals return to Georgia with new scoring rules


The Collegiate Cup, the first leg of the NCWA Championship Series, begins Friday in Dalton, Ga., as more than 400 wrestlers and coaches return to Georgia’s northwest corner to compete for the favorite’s role toward the national title.

Apprentice Takes Second In Builder Invitational


The Apprentice School hosted its 34th annual Builder Invitational tournament on Saturday at Woodside High School in Newport News and took second place in the 14-team event. Sophomore Josh Rodriguez and junior Ian Jones each went 3-0 to win the 197-pound and heavyweight class respectively. Sophomores Jacob Michael and Derek Burhenn were second at 125 and 133 pounds respectively as the Builders had seven wrestlers finish in the top four in their weight classes. Ferrum College scored 165.5 points to outdistance

Penn College Freshman Goes 3-0 at Penn State Mont Alto Quad


MONT ALTO, Pa. – Freshman Troy Leid (Terre Hill) went 3-0 as the Pennsylvania College of Technology wrestling team competed at Penn State Mont Alto in a quad match Saturday. The Wildcats started the day off strong defeating UMBC 38-19 before falling 28-12 to Gloucester County Community College 28-12 and the host 41-12. The win against UMBC is the first on the year for Penn College and first ever against the program.

Flames fall twice to Ferrum, finish fourth at Virginia Duals


As improbable as it was for Liberty the University wrestling team to lose by tie-breaker to Ferrum College in the Friday morning first round of the 34th Virginia Duals at the Hampton Coliseum, for it to happen again Saturday in consolation final – in nearly the exact same fashion – was nearly inconceivable. "It is incredible," Liberty Head Coach Jesse Castro said after watching his teams fourth-place finish with a 22-21 loss to the Panthers. "In 30 years of coaching, I have never seen that." Seeded fourth in the eight-team American College Division

The Apprentice School Splits Action Friday At 34th Annual Virginia Duals


The Builders opened competition on Friday morning at the 34th annual Virginia Duals and split a pair of matches against NCAA Division II schools from South Carolina. Apprentice School lost the opener 32-13 to Limestone College and then rebounded to defeat Anderson University 28-23. The Builders advance to the consolation semifinals at 4 pm on Saturday.

URI Wrestling returns


The University of Rhode Island Wrestling Program has been re-established and is eager to begin competing within the NCWA both in open tournaments and dual events. This is a new student run program so any advice to help us further succeed in the NCWA would go a long way. URI looks forward to becoming a solid contributor to

Liberty Flames Nab Two Champions in Citrus Classic


Competing against a predominantly NCAA Division III field, the Liberty University wrestling team finished third out of nine teams at the Citrus Classic Invitational, held Sunday and Monday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The Flames, members of the National Collegiate Wrestling Association, traveled with 16 of their top wrestlers for the two-day event. Eleven of them placed in the top eight in their respective weight classes, most of which featured 16 competitors. "We had a solid performance from the team, coming off a Christmas break

Grand Canyon University Dominates Embry Riddle


Grand Canyon improved to 2-1 in dual meets with a 42-9 victory at Embry-Riddle in Prescott, Ariz., Friday. GCU won the first six matches to secure the win. The Antelopes won three times by fall and added two more six-point wins on an injury default and forfeit. GCU also had a technical fall and major decision victory. The Antelopes participate in the Reno Tournament of Champions on Dec. 22. "We have a lot to improve on and

Freshman Makes History at Fall Brawl Tournament


Dearborn, MI - Henry Ford Community College had a seven placers at the Mott College Fall Brawl Tournament on Sunday. Hawk wrestler Dave Velez made history by being the first-ever freshman champion at the brawl.

USC Coach Continues to Pursue His Passions


Head Assistant Coach Wes Fulkerson had always wanted to wrestle. Failing to take the initiative, he instead grew up playing more traditional sports: soccer, volleyball and baseball. At the start of his sophomore year, though Fulkerson decided to join his high school’s wrestling team. The sport didn’t come naturally to Fulkerson, and he spent most of his first season

Shames Wins 4th Ted Reese Invitational for MIT


The MIT wrestling team competed at the Ted Reese Invitational this past weekend. Senior, Sam Shames won the 133 pound weight class going 3 & 0 on the day with 3 pins. Sam is the first wrestler to win 4 Ted Reese Invitationals in the history of the tournament. Senior, Max Powers competed for the first time this season taking 3rd place at heavyweight. Max

RPI*s Burns Wins Crown at Southern Maine Ted Reese Invitational


Gorham, ME. – The RPI wrestling team was in action at the 9th annual Ted Reese Invitational hosted by University of Southern Maine this weekend. The Engineers placed 6th as a team with a limited line up making the trip to Maine for the always tough and well run tournament. Junior captain Will Bonagura (Bethel, CT) placed 5th at 174 lbs. not shortly after losing a tight barn burner of a match in the championship semis’ to Taylor Lozier of Plymouth State University 11-12. “That was a tough

Grand Canyon Competes Well at Cliff Keen Invitational


Grand Canyon juniors Mike Hamel (149) and Peter Anguiano (285) reached the Friday late rounds of consolation matches before being eliminated in the 32nd annual Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational. Some of the top Division I programs in the nation were among the 33 teams participating in the event, which will conclude Saturday. With no GCU wrestler advancing to the Saturday championship round, the Antelopes next match is a Dec. 13 dual at Embry-Riddle. Hamel and Anguiano both lost in the first round Friday, but battled back with a pair of wins each to move on to the third round of consolations.

Amature Wrestling News - NCWA Team & Individual Rankings – 12- 5- 2013


The National Collegiate Wrestling Association has released its latest set of team and individual rankings.

Stoney Brook Continues Undefeated Dual Season


Last year, the Stony Brook wrestling team took the big step of finishing sixth in there conference, and establishing themselves as one of the top club teams on campus. Now, just one month into their second season, they find themselves ranked 18th in the latest National Collegiate Wrestling Association coaches’ poll. “They have exceeded expectations and improved at a rapid rate that is probably not seen very often,” head coach Shaun Lally said. The team started their season off with a 3-0 record

Northwest Conference Teams Fight for #1


In this second year after reinstatement the Northwest Conference looks like a horse race and it’s anyone’s guess which team will finish in first place in March. We start the Pre-Season polling with returning conference Champion Central Washington University who won the Region tournament and finished a strong 5th place among Division 2 teams at the top of the pile. The NW Region returns 3 All-Americans in 157 # 6th place, Nick

Penn College Competes at Mat Town Open


LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – The Pennsylvania College of Technology wrestling team competed at the Mat Town Open Sunday hosted by Lock Haven University. A total of 12 Wildcat wrestlers went up against some of the top NCAA programs, most from Division II and III. While Penn College came out winless ....

Pioneers Compete at NYS Championships


The Alfred State wrestling team was one of 19 teams that competed at the annual New York State Championships. The Pioneers finished 17th in the competition. Conner Fox (Midlakes) was the lone Pioneer to earn a victory in the A bracket competition. He pinned Cedrick Stevenson (Niagara CCC) in 59 seconds in his opening match in the 184 lb. competition.

Wrestlers Open Up Season at Brockport


The Alfred State wrestling team opened up the 2013-14 season at the Brockport Golden Eagle Invitational. Matthew Sowers (Whitesboro) led the way claiming a championship in the 197 lb. weight class. The non-scoring event featured wrestlers from Brockport, Niagara CCC, Jamestown CC, and ....

Shames wins 3rd Doug Parker invitational


Senior, Sam Shames won his 3rd Doug Parker Invitational posting a 5 and 0 record. He had 2 pins, 1 major decision and 1 regular decision on the day and in the finals his opponent medial defaulted. Sam is currently 9 and 0 this year. The Engineers will travel to the University of Sout....

Stony Brook Wrestling Scheduled at Prestigious MSG Event


Much like a wrestler seizing a chance for a quick pin, Stony Brook University, National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA), Head Wrestling Coach Shaun Lally went to the mat to get his second-year club the chance to wrestle and gain exposure at Madison Square Garden in the second annual Grapple at the Garden on December 1. “I attended the inaugural event last year, and I got us involved on

UT Arlington’s Kearney named SW Conference Wrestler of the Week


By: SW Conference Sports Information Arlington, TX— The South West Conference tabbed UT Arlington wrestler Nathan Kearney as the conference’s wrestler of the week, the SW Conference office announced on Wednesday. The Keller, TX. Native, Kearney took first place at the American Wrestler SW Open at 125 pounds last Sunday

Florida Gulf Coast Wrestling Receives $5000 Grant from Brute


Fort Myers, FL., – Florida Gulf Coast University’s NCWA Wrestling program has been awarded a grant totaling approximately $5000 worth of apparel and equipment from the R.E.A.C.H.E.S. (Rewarding Educational Athletic Choices Helping Each Sport). This generous donation to FGCU’s wrestling club includes16 Brute Wrestling headgear, 16 custom designed Brute sublimated wrestling singlets, 16 sets of Pinnacle warm-ups, coaching shirts, mat tape, and mat cleaner. “I didn’t say anything to the kids about the donation until the boxes came!” said coach Pat Milkovich, a former 4x NCAA finalist. Of course, the whole team was asking what was

USC Trojans hit the mats with little help from University


By: Pablo Di Maria - - The state of California has more schools that offer wrestling in the high school level than any other state in the nation. Yet, the Golden State has only three Universities that offer wrestling in the Division 1 level. Stanford University, Cal State Bakersfield and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo - all three compete in the Pac 12 conference. Many of California’s best wrestlers who placed in the state are left behind without the chance to showcase their talent in the next level because of the lack of opportunities. But thanks to the National Collegiate Wrestling Association, colleges with no current wrestling teams are creating

Amature Wrestling News Rankings for NCWA Teams & Individuals


Amature Wrestling News Released the NCWA Individual rankings today. Check out the latest opinions here

Huskies Take 2nd Place in Connecticut Classic


The UConn wrestling team opened its 2013-14 season on National Wrestling Day with a 2nd place finish in their annual Connecticut Classic Wrestling Tournament held in the Willis N. Hawley Armory Gym in front of an overflow crowd. UMass, with 70 pts., edged UConn by 3.5 pts. in the 10 team field. The Minutemen passed UConn by winning the last 3 wt. classes as Jake

SW Conference names Duaterive Wrestler of the Week


Arlington, TX – University of Texas Arlington junior Michael Dauterive has been named the South West Conference Wrestler of the Week. The announcement came from the league office in Austin, Texas, on Monday afternoon. Dauterive, a native of McKinney, TX won four matches this weekend while in Arkansas receiving bonus points for two pins and one tech

Samer Shebak


Samer Shabek was honored as the Michigan Journal’s University of Michigan-Dearborn Player of the Week after finishing in third place during the Fall Brawl competition. Staff reporter Ryan Petras had the chance to catch up with Shabek in part of a question and answer series. Q: How long have you been

MIT Sam Shames Wins Roger Williams Tourney


The MIT wrestling team competed at the Roger Williams Tournament this weekend finishing in 12th place. Defending National Champion, Sam Shames won the 133 pound weight class in dominant fashion going 4 and 0 on the day. Sam had a pin and 2 major decisions on his way to winning the weight class, including a 16-2 win in the finals. Senior, Jaes Jones finished the day

Panthers at Penn State - NK Open


Eight Pitt Panther wrestlers entered the Penn State - New Kensington (PSNK) Open on 11/17/13 to start off the 2013-14 season. Of the eight wrestlers to enter five placed top 4. Matthew Bruskin took 1st at the 197lb weight class by finishing his day with a pin. Third place went to Daniel Albamonte (184) with a 4-3 nail biting victory over his teammate Jordan LaHaise. Finally, Dylan Pollock(149) and John Lemon(285) both had solid days finishing at 4th place in their respected weight classes.

University of Michigan-Dearborn recruiting wrestlers


Dearborn, MI- The wrestling club at U of M Dearborn is actively recruiting new members to join 2nd semester. Here is an article from the Michgan Journal. http://michiganjournal.org/2013/11/12/wrestling-club-team-recruiting-new-members/....

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Apprentice Scores Two Wins At West Chester Tri-Match


The Apprentice School wrestling team made their first appearance at West Chester University in Pennsylvania on Saturday night and came away with a pair of convincing dual match wins. They defeated the hosts 40-15 and then defeated the University of Delaware 36-13 to raise their dual match record to 9-0. The Builders have won 10 dual matches in a row dating back to the end of the 2012-13 season. In the opener against West Chester, the Builders

Blue Raiders Dominate Bear Invitational


The Blue Raiders were at the top of the food chain at the Bear Invitational at Mercer University this last weekend. The tournament hosted seven universities and MTSU showed no mercy. Along with eight placers, the team as a whole brought home the gold in the trophy form of a bear. Senior Anthony Patnode (125) achieved first by pinning North Florida’s Ridge Britton in

Wildcats Edged out By DuBois 27-19


DUBOIS, Pa. – Freshman Troy Leid (Terre Hill) recorded a fall at 157 for the Pennsylvania College of Technology wrestling team as it competed in its first Penn State University Athletic Conference match of the year against Penn State DuBois. The Wildcats were just edged out losing 27-19 despite winning five bouts. Leid recorded the fall against Ty Haines at just

Liberty Lands Champion at Fall Brawl


Four Liberty University wrestlers placed in the 15-team Fall Brawl tournament hosted by Ursinus College outside of Philadelphia on Saturday, with one champion, two runners-up, and one third-place finisher. Freshman Ryan Diehl, a state champion in high school last year, went 4-0 to capture the Flames only individual title at 133 pounds. He defeated back-to-back wrestlers from Franklin & Marshall, the only NCAA Division I team in the tournament

Wrestling: Wildcats Open Season At Electric City Duals


SCRANTON, Pa. – The Pennsylvania College of Technology wrestling team competed at the Electric City Duals hosted by the University of Scranton Saturday. The Wildcats had some strong bouts but were unable to string the wins together going 0-4 on the day. The Apprentice School won the event going 6-0 with Wilkes University the runner-up at 4-1.

Hamel wins title for Grand Canyon


GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- Grand Canyon opened its season on Saturday with one champion and three runner-up finishes at the Colorado Mesa Open. A Division II All-American in 2013, Mike Hamel won the 149-class. He won four matches, two by decision, one by technical fall and another by major decision. Hamel out-pointed his opponents 45-10. NCAA-qualifier Lino Estrada (133), redshirt-sophomore

Apprectice Takes Electric City Duals - Knock Off Nationally-Ranked Wilkes


The Apprentice School wrestling team had a very busy Saturday with six dual matches in the Electric City Duals hosted by the University of Scranton and won the event for the fourth time in the last five years by going undefeated. They opened with a 36-13 win over regional-rival University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Builders Rally To Knock Off Penn State Mont Alto 69-58


ON THE MAT: In the first match done with the optional scoring system for National Collegiate Wrestling Association dual matches, the Apprentice School used a win by fall from junior heavyweight Ian Jones to pull out a 69-58 win over Penn State Mont Alto on Friday night. The NCWA is approved use of an optional scoring system

2 Blue Raiders Finish 4th in Tough Patriot Open


Junior Eric Feuerbacher and Sophomore Carlos Garcia both emerged from last weekend’s Patriot Open with 4th place finishes in their respective weight classes (133 and 141), setting the water mark for the highest finish in team history at the University of the Cumberland’s annual open tournament. Feuerbacher started the day off

Penn College Wrestlers Set to Open


The start of the wrestling season and a national championship meet for the men’s cross-country team loom on the horizon for Pennsylvania College of Technology athletes this week while the women’s soccer team celebrates one of its most successful seasons ever. Wrestling With just five returning wrestlers

Great Wrestling at USF Preseason Duals


On Saturday, October 19th, the University of South Florida hosted one of first meets in the 2013-2014 National Collegiate Wrestling Association season with their 2013 USF Preseason Duals. Joining them were Georgia

Hornets Green victorious over Hornets Gold


This was an exciting dual for all fans to see. Our wrestlers are turning up the heat in preparation for the regional championships.....

STARS AT WAR, intra-team scrimmage COMPLETE


LCC Wrestling completes its FIRST ANNUAL intra-team, "Blue vs White" scrimmage, aka "STARS AT WAR"! Next up, the program begins regular season practice on Sep 30, 13, including a return to off and now finally ON-CAMPUS, first time since 1975!....

Coach, Wrestlers Hustling to form wrestling program


By: Tyler Killian - When Mickey Nunez was looking for options after graduating from high school, he found Phoenix College. The community college gave him the chance to pursue an associate degree, but more important, it allowed him to continue his passion: wrestling. He earned his degree in 1991 and went on to Arizona State, where he wrestled and then graduated from in 1994. He’s been involved with the sport in one way or another ever since, and he credits Phoenix College for providing him with that initial opportunity. “If junior-college wrestling hadn’t have been there,” Nunez said, “I don’t know

A Big Weekend for UCF Wrestling


UCF Wrestling fans celebrate an important weekend as two individuals will be honored for a lifetime of service to the sport of wrestling. John Hauser and Russ Schenk will be inducted in to the National Wrestling Hall of Fame – Florida Chapter under the title “Lifetime Service Award.” The....

New UCF Head Coach Has Active Freestyle/Greco Summer


After over a decade of success under the direction of Coach Johnny Rouse and Jason Balma, UCF will continue their success and winning tradition under the direction of new Head Coach JD Robbins.

New National Championship Series to Determine NCWA Champ


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The NCWA will merge its two major tournaments into a single championship format to create a new National Championship Series for the 2013-14 postseason. The association’s coaches and Board of Directors approved the changes following three days of meeting at its annual Vision Forum last weekend in conjunction with the national coaches convention.

Expansion opportunities a hot topic at NCWA Vision Forum


The 2013-14 pre-season begins in South Florida this week for members of the National Collegiate Wrestling Association as they conduct their annual Vision Forum. NCWA coaches and staff from across the nation will meet in Fort Lauderdale from Thursday-Saturday making plans for the upcoming season while also attending meetings and clinics in conjunction with the national wrestling coaches’ convention.

Mott CC Wrestling Bears 2013-2014


The Mott Bears are looking to have a great season with a strong recruiting class. The Bears will have five returning wrestlers, two of which were national qualifiers in Wesly Cummings (133 lbs.) and Nick Awad (141).

3X High School All American becomes a Mav


Michael Dauterive will be transferring to the University of Texas Arlington from University of Nebraska and will be competing for the Mavericks wrestling team this fall. “We look forward to having Michael on the team this upcoming season. He’s the total package, a person of character, a fierce competitor and a very solid student,” said the UTA Coach, Casey Hudson. As Redshirt Freshman, Michael wrestled

Casey Hudson: The Art of Motivation Through Coaching


Some people will swear that wrestling is more than just a sport. To them, wrestling isn’t just a highly competitive undertaking that ends when the participants walk off the mat and take off their singlets. To them, it might even provide a person with valuable traits that they can use long after they’ve secured their last pin or takedown. On the wrestling mat, Casey Hudson became the



More than 500 wrestlers from around the state came to the University of Texas at Arlington earlier this month to compete for a shot at joining the Team Texas squads that will represent the state at their respective National Duals tournament

Santiago Shines in Las Vegas


One of our own UCF Wrestlers, Santiago Martinez, recently wrestled in the US Open in Las Vegas, NV competing against wrestlers around the country, including many Olympic wrestlers. Santiago has earned his spot on the Olympic World Team Trials and will be competing for a position on the Olympic team

Wayne State wrestling program continues to grow


WAYNE, Neb. | Greg Vander Weil was sitting at the College World Series in Omaha when he heard the rumor for the first time. “I was at the College World Series and someone came up to me and said that they heard I was starting a wrestling program,” said the 25-year educator at Wayne State College. “I wasn’t at that time but that fall I put out the all-call at the school and I have always said give me a mat and schedule and I would be ready to go.” Vander Weil was a three-year letterwinner at East High and wrestled for the Wildcats from 1979-81 before the sport

Texas Set Up for 2014 Title Run


The University of Texas wrestling club enjoyed the finest season in its 16-year history during the 2012-13 campaign. It’s been a long climb for one the inaugural members of the National Collegiate Wrestling Association to finally reach the top 10 for the first time. Texas placed ninth in the NCWA’s Division II for emerging programs.

NCWA Names All-Academic Team


DALLAS – The National Collegiate Wrestling Association, in conjunction with the National Wrestling Coaches Association, honored 152 wrestlers with certificates this week recognizing them as its top student-athletes for the 2012-13 season. This season’s NCWA All-Academic Team contains scholars from 66 schools from the NCWA’s combined Division I and Division II ranks. The women’s division honored six student-athletes.

Big things happening out west


Based on the standings from last month’s NCWA Championships, a handful of new programs are already poised to compete on par with those with more NCWA tenure. Which makes for a wild, wild west in the 2013-14 season if Central Washington, Montana Western, Sacramento State and USC can repeat seasons that saw all four programs finish in the top 17 in the NCWA’s Division II for emerging programs.

MIT Concludes Historic 100th year in Grand Fashion


By Carlos Greaves - SPORTS STAFF - April 19, 2013 - This past March the MIT Men’s Wrestling team finished off a historic season by winning the NCWA Division II Tournament. The title was the second in the history of the program after the team’s title in 2010. Six wrestlers qualified for the tournament, led by team captains Ryan J. Madson ’13 and Samuel W. Shames ’14.

Murphy and Smith Both Claim National Titles


ALLEN, Texas - Junior Brenden Murphy (Palos Park, Ill./Marian Catholic) and sophomore Julian Smith (Florissant, Mo./Hazelwood Central) both won individual National Championships, while four others earned All-America honors at the National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) National Championship on Saturday. The Bearcats scored 137 team points, only trailing national team

CBU Wins NCWA National Wrestling Championship


ALLEN, TEXAS – California Baptist established a lead with its strength in the lighter weights, then held off McKendree in a thrilling race of All-American one-upmanship as the Lancers won their second National Collegiate Wrestling Association Championships here. The Lancers totaled nine All-Americans out of their 13 qualifiers, and each made the difference in their 145.5 points that edged McKendree’s six All-Americans and 137 points. Fittingly, the tournament results came down to the heavyweight match

Southern California Wrestling Wraps up First Season


For a USC wrestling team that did not exist a year ago, the 2013 season has been full of milestones. To begin the season, the Trojans were officially recognized by the National Collegiate Wrestling Association, allowing them to compete at the National Junior College Athletic Association, NCAA, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and National Collegiate Wrestling Association levels. And in its first year competing at a higher level, the team made history by sending two wrestlers to nationals, one of whom

Madson makes his mark at MIT


Brains and brawn can be a powerful combination in a wrestler, and if you want to know more about that just ask 2009 graduate, and Hutchinson’s all-time career wins leader, Ryan Madson. Madson, who was a six-year letter winner with the Tigers, used his strength and mental toughness to dominate opponents during his prep career. He finished with a 185-39 record, setting school records for most career

Haines and Hill become All-Americans at NCWA National Championships


ALLEN, TX – For the second year in a row, Coach Matt Park’s team returned home from the National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) National Championships with hardware. This year, two wrestlers earned All-American honors. Senior Kasey Haines at 149 pounds and sophomore Cliff Hill at 197 pounds; both captured eight place and finished the tournament with 4-3 records. Both Haines and Hill opened the tournament



On the 100th anniversary of MIT wrestling, the Engineers won the NCWA Division II National Championship edging out runner-up University of South Carolina. MIT qualified six wrestlers for the tournament and were lead by its captains, senior Ryan Madson and junior Sam Shames. Ryan capped off an illustrious career becoming the first four-time All-American for MIT by finishing

Frey Recognized by Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling


WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Pennsylvania College of Technology head wrestling coach Schuyler Frey has been honored with the 2013 Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling (PJW) Adult Recognition Award. The award is given to an individual who has made significant contributions to the sport of wrestling in the....

Final Brackets Online


The final brackets, team scores, and placers from the 2013 NCWA National Championships are now online at ncwa.net/Nationals .

Two Champions, Nine All-Americans lead California Baptist to NCWA Title


ALLEN, TEXAS – California Baptist established a lead with its strength in the lighter weights, then held off McKendree in a thrilling race of All-American one-upmanship as the Lancers won their second National Collegiate Wrestling Association Championships here. The Lancers totaled nine All-Americans out of their 13 qualifiers, and each made the difference in their 145.5 points that edged McKendree’s six All-Americans and 137 points.

Grappling for a good cause: NCWA Championships bring charitable project to Allen


ALLEN, TX. - The city of Allen is about to be invaded by a barrage of Lycra and denim. The former is because of the 2013 National Collegiate Wrestling Association Championships, which begin Thursday at the Allen Event Center, while the latter is due to the charitable cause the NCWA brings to town. That cause would be the 6:12 Project, a charitable endeavor named after the Ephesians 6:12 passage in The Bible. "Every place we go we do an outreach project," said Jim Giunta, NCWA executive director. "We want our athletes to feel like one person can make a difference.

Mid East Conference Recap


The NCWA's Mid East Conference Championships were hosted this past weekend in Bardo Gym on the campus of Pennsylvania's College of Technology. Taking place on three mats and featuring over a dozen schools from around Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and New Jersey; the MEC Championships were smoothly run as is expected in this nation's hotbed for the sport. On the mat, the competition was deep and fierce, and nearly half of the schools entered produced a champion. The team title came down to the wire, and in a battle

McKendree Matmen Earn Regional Championship


BELLEVILLE — The McKendree University wrestling team had all 11 individuals qualify for the National Collegiate Wrestling Association National Championship on its way to claiming the NCWA Great Lakes Regional Championship. The Bearcats will travel to Allen, Texas on March 14-16 to compete at the NCWA National Championship held at the Allen Event Center. McKendree had five claim

MIT Wrestling team finishes in 2nd place at the Northeast Conf Championships


The MIT wrestling team finished in 2nd place this past weekend at the Northeast Conference Championships. The US Naval Academy Prep School won the team title finishing with 152 points. MIT was second with 103 points followed by the University of Massachusetts Amherst scoring 99 points. 7 wrestler competed for MIT with 6 of them placing in the top 5 and qualifying for the national tournament being held in Allen, Texas on March 14th-16th.

UMBC wins Mid-East Conference Championship


Maryland Baltimore County wrestling captured the Mid-East Conference Championship Saturday at the Penn College of Technology in Williamsport, Pa. The victory was the first conference championship for the Retrievers in UMBC wrestling history. At the meet, UMBC qualified 12 wrestlers for the NCWA National Championships later this month in Dallas, Texas. Second-place team honors went to Penn State-Dubois. The host team finished in third place.

Host With The Most


RIVERSIDE, Calif. --- For the first time in program history, California Baptist University played host to the National Collegiate Wrestling Association West Coast conference championships. The Lancers ran away with the event, claiming eight of the 10 championships, and Zach Merrill was named the Outstanding Wrestler of the tournament. CBU earned 168 total points, most of all teams; second place Dixie State earned 113. In all, CBU earned 12 automatic qualifiers for next week's NCWA National Championships in Allen, Texas. In addition, Bradford Gerl is attempting to earn a wild card qualification to make the trip.

2013 Conference Tournament


In it's second year of action, ECU wrestling improved its performance in the Mid-Atlantic Conference tournament. Four ECU wrestlers made the trip: all 4 won at least a match, 3 placed, and 2 qualified for the national championships in Austin, Texas. Sophomore Gregory Humphrey placed 2....

Vikings First-year team eyes national championship bid


In their first year of competition since 1981, the Western Washington University wrestling team was just five points away from winning the National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) Division-II State Championship, in Elma, Wash., Sunday, Feb. 23. Western finished fourth with 18 team points, losing the overall competition to Central Washington University’s 23 points.

University of Maryland crowns three champs at National Collegiate Open


UMBC wrestlers won three championships today at the National Collegiate Open in Richmond, Va. Kekura Musa (141), Martin Mitchell (149) & Alec Pence (184) took home individual titles. "The team is looking strong heading into next week's conference championships," said UMBC head coach Luke Broadwater. "This was a great tuneup. The guys are feeling confident as we enter the postseason." Daniel Carr (149), Curtis Taylor

Eagles Place 5 Champs


Eagles Wrestling placed five champions at this past weekend's NCWA Washington State Wrestling Tournament. Those champions were Joseph Cordes (125lbs), Boyce Johnson (141 lbs), Mason Macfarlane (149lbs), Brady Mast (184 lbs), and Evan Earnest (285 lbs).....

Cal State defeats San Jose State


In their second dual as a member of the NCWA, the Trojans of Cal State defeated a young Spartan team from San Jose 21 to 15. In the see saw match that could have gone ether way the Trojans finished with a close heavy weight decision to seal the victory. Both teams now look forward to the West Coast Conference Championships hosted by Nationally ranked California Baptist next weekend in Riverside, Ca.

MIT Finishes 4th at New England Conference Tourney


The MIT wrestling team finished in 4th place as a team at the New England Conference tournament. MIT had 3 champions and 1 second. Junior co-captain, Sam Shames went 2-0 on the day with 2 pins to win the 125 pound weight class. He is currently 24-0 on the season. Senior, Bee Vang went 3-0 on the day with 2 major decisions to win the 133 pound weight class. Bee is currently

Reno TOC


Caleb Mack represented the Hornets at the Reno Tournament of Champions December 18. In the second round in the championship bracket mack lost 8-2 to schumacher (unattached) . Mack advanced to the second round of wrestle backs in the consolation bracket losing a close 7-5 match to Dan Luty....

Sac State Green Gold Match


The Hornet put on a good show during the green gold dual. Thanks everyone for coming out to support our team. round 1 alex diaz vs casey rubinoff- diaz wbd 4-1 wayne neal vs jer mack- mack wbf round 2 diaz vs neal -neal wbd 5-1 rubinoff vs mack -mack wbd 3-0 round 3 mack vs diaz....

Sac State Inter Squad


The Hornets of Sacramento Sate competed head to head with team mates. Mack defeated Rubinoff 5-2. Neal defeated Diaz 3-1. The second round action placed Neal vs Mack, Neal won 2-1. Also, Diaz defeated rubinoff by fall.....

Apprentice Topples Penn State DuBois 27-13


DUBOIS, PA. – The Apprentice School opened a Pennsylvania weekend on Friday night with a 27-13 dual match win over Penn State DuBois in a U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association matchup. Apprentice School (12-8) opened the match up quickly winning the first four bouts, as three were with bonus points. Seniors Ty Ford and Kyle Spruill each won by major decision, while freshman Nick Devanny got a forfeit win at 141 pounds. The Spruill win put the Builders ahead 17-0. Penn State DuBois bounced back winning the next four bouts with only

Tournament Committee Awards Qualification Bids to Nationals


The National Collegiate Wrestling Association's Tournament Committee has officially announced its apportionment of National Qualification Bids to the now 9 Conferences within the 16-year league. The nine conferences are the Great Lakes (GLC), Great Plains (GPC), Mid-Atlantic (MAC), Mid-East (MEC), Northeast (NEC), Northwest (NWC), Southeast (SEC), Southwest (SWC), and West Coast (WCC). The NCWA moved from 7 conferences to 9 in the off-season to accomplish

PSU DuBois Deals Wildcats First Loss in PSUAC 46-10


WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The Pennsylvania College of Technology lost its first Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) match of the season to Penn State DuBois 46-10 Tuesday. Both teams came into the contest undefeated in the PSUAC, but the Wildcats, suffering from injuries, lost valuable points due to forfeits. Junior Tyler Myers (Centre Hall) and freshmen Ryan Hart (Wyalusing) and Daniel Frankenfield (Dushore) each

Liberty wrestling falls just short at St. Andrews


A week after suffering a 26-23 setback against Ohio Valley University in West Virginia, Liberty University's wrestling team traveled to Laurinburg, N.C., for another nail-biter, dropping a dual meet at St. Andrews by a 23-21 score on the last of three lead changes. This time, Liberty held a 21-12 advantage on the Knights going into the 197-pound bout before Jared Key recorded nine takedowns in a 22-7 technical fall of Jacob Hood, pulling St. Andrews back within 21-17. In the decisive heavyweight bout, returning NCWA all-American sophomore Denzel Vaughan (11-2), needing

California College tournament


Sacramento State wrestlers competed at the California College Tournament at San Francisco State University. Our team consisted of two wrestler 149 lbs Mack &125 Santos represented the hornets on the mat.....

Wildcats Improve to 5-0 in PSUAC with Win over PSU New Kensington


NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. - With the help of six pins, the Pennsylvania College of Technology wrestling team defeated Penn State New Kensington 48-12 Monday. The Wildcats dominated the bouts that saw three pins under one minute. The win improves the team to 5-0 in the Penn State University Athletic Conference and 13-7 overall.

Clemson Wrestling Back in Action


Clemson University has recently came back onto the mat after a lull of couple semesters without the NCWA. There has been a surge in members joining the team and providing a very competitive and exciting practice room. We have recently gone to our first tournament after a year without one at the Newberry Open where we saw some stiff competition but good experience

UND Wrestling sends four to the North Country Open at St. John’s University


Grand Forks (2-3-2013) -The University of North Dakota’s wrestling team opened its abbreviated season this weekend and competed in the North Country Open at Saint John’s University in Collegeville, MN. This tournament featured wrestlers from highly competitive programs across NCAA and NAIA divisions including University of Minnesota, Augsburg, Dickinson State, Concorida-Moorhead,

From the Military to the Mat


By Devon Rook: - Ryan Kooiker has always been a leader on the mat as an accomplished high school wrestler. Now, he is becoming a leader in another arena: The United States Air Force. Kooiker joined the Iowa Air National Guard right after high school and is now serving with the Security Forces Squadron at the 132nd Fighter Wing in Des Moines. “I have always wanted to be in the military since I was a little kid,” Kooiker said. Kooiker recently returned from Oman

Penn College over Thaddeus Stevens 36-6


LANCASTER, Pa. – Freshman Ryan Hart (Wyalusing) and junior Tyler Myers (Centre Hall) recorded pins in the Pennsylvania College of Technology wrestling team’s 36-3 win over Thaddeus Stevens Wednesday. Hart remains undefeated this season with a 9-0 record and three pins while Myers improves to 17-1 with 13. The win improves the Wildcats to 12-7 overall.

U of M Dearborn and Henry Ford Community College


University of Michigan-Dearborn and Henry Ford Community College will be coached by Grant MacKenzie. The clubs will practice together and travel to the same tournaments. HFCC will be officially recognized in the 2013-2014 school year. Look for updates on the Facebook Fan Page for Ha....

Iowa State Wrestlers Get Second Chance on Mats


Despite having wrestled since kindergarten, Alex Nielsen never got the chance to don a singlet at the Division I level. However, the junior in accounting from Albert Lea, Minn., got a none-too-shabby supplemental experience Saturday in the ISU wrestling club's first-annual wrestling tournament at State Gym. Iowa State, whose club team competes at the Division II level of the National Collegiate Wrestling Association since it already has an NCAA Division I wrestling program, hosted its first-ever event in

Southern Virginia Knights Split Final Home Event of Season


1/24/13 Buena Vista, VA The Southern Virginia University wrestling team split their final home event of the 2012-2013 season. The knights won the first leg of the tri-meet with a win over local NCWA rival VMI 36-30, but lost in the second leg to Bridgewater College 30-36. The win over VMI was the first home win since 2/9/08 and the first dual win on the season for first-year head coach Logan Davis.

California - Santa Barbara Hosts USC in Historic Dual


On January 26, 2013, the University of California - Santa Barbara wrestling team welcomed the University of Southern California for the first ever dual meet between the two schools. Thanks to a nearly full lineup, the visitors won handily, by a score of 45-6. The highlight for the Gauchos was the win by captain Johnny Alonzo over Kasra Behizad

South Florida Wrestling On A Roll


The University of South Florida wrestling team has had a pretty nice run the past few weeks of competition. They competed in the USF Duals, Citadel Open, and UCF Open in the fall, but lately have been on a roll. The Bulls won the 2013 Tony Milanes Florida Classic held at the University of Florida on

The Apprentice School Takes 2013 Builder Invitational Title


NEWPORT NEWS, VA. – The Apprentice School wrestling team had four individual champions and took first place in the 2013 Builder Invitational on Saturday at Woodside High School. With 97 points, the Builders out-distanced Marion Military Institute (85), University of Scranton (44.5), St. Andrews University (40) and Ferrum College (37.5) to round out the top five of 10 participating schools. Winning the Champion of Champions, presented to the best weight class winner by the weight class winners, was sophomore Ian Jones. The Painesville, OH., native was 3-0 with two wins by fall to raise his record on the year to 31-3. He opened with a fall in 2:48 over James Perini of Ferrum and then won

Building a Program


Washtenaw Community College was a brand new team during the fall of 2012 and will be continuing this spring. During the fall one team member took second place at the EMU Open Invitational. During the Spring of 2013 the team is looking to continue to get involved in competitions and create ....

USC Wrestling Team Reaches Varsity Status


By: Aubrey Kragen - Daily Trojan - “Tradition – Honor – Success” is the new mission statement of USC’s club wrestling team, which has seen a great deal of change since its creation two semesters ago. For the first time, the team will be eligible to compete against varsity squads from other universities. Previously, the team had only been wrestling against other universities’ club teams. USC recently joined the National College Wrestling Association and is now able to compete with opponents on the NJCAA, NCAA, NAIA and NCWA levels. Up until early last semester, the team

Lindenwood-St. Charles Wins NCWA National Duals


DALTON, Ga. – Lindenwood-St. Charles held off a strong rally by Liberty in the upper weights, then sealed the NCWA National Duals championship with a pin at heavyweight for a 30-19 win and its first NCWA title of any kind. The win avenged the Lions’ 10-point loss to Liberty in last year’s title match, and closed a dominating tournament run. Lindenwood gave up only 18 points through five matches going into the championship, and closed the two-day event losing only seven matches in all (plus one forfeit). The Lions and Liberty were the first two programs to appear in consecutive finals in the NCWA National Duals’ five-year history. No team has repeated as champion.

Penn College Sweeps Tri-Match


WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The Pennsylvania College of Technology wrestling team swept its home tri-match Saturday taking out Stony Brook University 40-9 and West Chester University 41-15. The Wildcats combined for seven pins on the day with junior Tyler Myers (Centre Hall) and sophomore Logan Gresock (Wadsworth, Ohio) each notching two. The wins improve the team to 11-7 overall.

Follow Saturday's events on Twitter


You can follow along with today's results from the National Duals at https://twitter.com/ncwanatlduals. We will post a recap of the tournament at day's end.

Top seven seeds hold at National Duals


DALTON, Ga. – The top seven seeds all advanced to the quarterfinals at the NCWA National Duals, setting up the most anticipated day of wrestling in the event’s five-year history. Nine of the NCWA’s top 10 teams in the latest coaches’ rankings are in attendance at the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center, with eight of them in Saturday’s quarterfinals.

National Duals Round 4 results


Here are the results from Round 4. You can see the complete boxscores under the results tab. All of today's matches have been entered.

Follow the National Duals on Twitter


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National Duals first round results


Go to the results tab on this website for complete boxscores and results. Round One: (16) Georgia 28, (17) Cincinnati 27 - - - (20) Tennessee Temple 24, (13) North Florida 21 - - - (14) East Tennessee State 42, (19) South Carolina 21 - - - (15) Auburn 24, (18) South Florida 18

Seeds announced for National Duals


The NCWA National Duals begin today with perhaps its most balanced field yet. The action begins at 2 p.m. EST with round one, continues with two other rounds at 3:30 and 5 p.m., and leads into the round of 16 matches at 6:30 p.m. Saturday's wrestling begins with consolation rounds at 9 a.m. as well as the start of the high school tournament.

Top-Ranked Teams Highlight National Duals Field


The NCWA National Duals return to Dalton, Ga., this weekend, with nine of the association’s top 10 teams in attendance. This is the fifth season for the NCWA to contest an official national duals tournament, and the third consecutive year that the NCWA has gone to Georgia’s northwest corner as its host.

Penn College Downs Greater Allegheny 39-16


MCKEESPORT, Pa. - Dropping only three bouts, the Pennsylvania College of Technology wrestling team defeated Penn State Greater Allegheny 39-16 Tuesday. Junior Tyler Myers (Centre Hall), sophomore Austin Clark (Elysburg) and freshman Daniel Frankenfield (Dushore) each recorded pins. With ....

Wrestling team reaches varsity status


By AUBREY KRAGEN · Daily Trojan “Tradition – Honor – Success” is the new mission statement of USC’s club wrestling team, which has seen a great deal of change since its creation two semesters ago. For the first time, the team will be eligible to compete against varsity squads from other....

Penn College Wildcats Go 1-2 at Alfred State Quad


ALFRED, N.Y. – The Pennsylvania College of Technology wrestling team went 1-2 in a quad meet hosted by Alfred State on Saturday. The Wildcats defeated the host 27-24 before falling 26-24 to Mercyhurst North East and 34-15 to Bergen County Community College. Junior Tyler Myers (Centre Hall) went 3-0 on the day with two pins while sophomore Logan Gresock (Wadsworth, Ohio) was also a perfect 3-0 with one pin.

Takedown Radio Interviews Liberty University Coach Jesse Castro


Jesse Castro's Liberty Flames are looking to grab the team title and some individual honors Jan 18-19th at the NCWA National Duals in Dalton, Georgia. The NCWA National Duals will feature 24 teams and 400 athletes from wresting programs across the country in this successful mid-season competition. Admission is Free on Thursday Jan 17 for a Coaches Meet & Greet and free Wrestling Clinic conducted by top NCWA Coaches, begining at 6:00 pm Wrestling begins Friday Jan 18 at 2:00 in Dalton's Northwest Georgia Convention Center Event Tickets are priced at $20 for Adult while Students will pay $10 for a 2 Day Pass. Children under age 10 are admitted for Free with Paying Adult - Click HERE for Interview >>

Takedown Announces Support for NCAA & NCWA Weight Classes


PALO ALTO, CA. - Takedown™, the first touch-based, full-featured, iPad application to electronically score high school wrestling contests, now supports collegiate matches and is available on the App Store. Released by the developer, LevelChanger, this updated version supports collegiate wrestling rules and weight classes. First available in

Five Apprentice Wrestlers Finish In Top-Six At Waynesburg


WAYNESBURG, PA. – The Apprentice School wrestling team returned to action on Saturday in a loaded Waynesburg University Invitational where five wrestlers finished in the top six as the Builders took seventh place. NCAA Division III seventh-ranked Olivet College won the event with 198.5 points, followed by NCAA Division II West Liberty University with 131 in the 12-school event. Apprentice School scored 79 points to trail Mercyhurst

USC Wrestling Names New Head Coach


The University of Southern California is pleased to announce that Coach Jack Schwartz will be joining us as our official head coach. Coach Schwartz is, among other things, a California State place winner, 3rd in the Junior World Olympic trials, 2nd in the Pan American games, and a 3x Senior National Olympics champion. Coach Schwartz has also started numerous wrestling programs across California. He also coached the 1981 South Hills High School team that won the CA state championship, scoring the

Central Florida Mid Season Recap


By Rebecca Soderholm - In a division that is continuing to grow in numbers and talent, the University of Central Florida wrestling is really heating up this season, proving to be a tough team in the National Collegiate Wrestling Association. After great performances in the first three tournaments of the year, UCF wrestling looked to keep it up this past weekend at the Cavalier Duals in Albany, Georgia. UCF’s season began at the Citadel, a tough multi-division tournament that promised competitive wrestling. Next, the team headed out to the University of North Carolina-Pembroke for their highly ranked NCAA Division II tournament,

Central Florida Mid-Season Recap


Mid-Season Recap: By Rebecca Soderholm - In a division that is continuing to grow in numbers and talent, the University of Central Florida wrestling is really heating up this season, proving to be a tough team in the National Collegiate Wrestling Association. After great performances in....

Army Falls to Navy


NEWPORT, RI. - The U.S. Military Academy Prep School (USMAPS) traveled to Newport, RI to compete against rival service academy Naval Academy Prep School (NAPS). It was a battle of bonus points as NAPS picked up one pin and one forfeit, while USMAPS picked up one pin and

MTSU 34 Cumberland 17…Roberts Gets Big Pin in Front of Home Crowd


HENDERSONVILLE, TN: - The Middle Tennessee State Wrestling Team defeated in-state rival Cumberland University with big wins at 184, 197, and 285 and with the help of lower weight forfeits by a score of 34-17 in front of a captive audience prior to the finals of the Beech Invitational. High School wrestlers from 20 different schools from TN, KY, and AL got to witness Middle Tennessee’s 2 premier wrestling programs go at it

UMBC wins home dual meet tournament


UMBC went 4-0 Saturday to win the championship at the UMBC duals. The Retrievers defeated nationally-ranked NJCAA Gloucester CC (26-24), the Apprentice School (26-22), Penn State-Mont Alto (52-3) and RPI (54-6). For UMBC, Brian Samuels (141), Daniel Carr (149), Martin Mitchell (157), Mi....

Cal Baptist Floored By The Mustangs


Courtesy: CBU - SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. --- Following the grueling Cliff Keen Invite last weekend, California Baptist University traveled to San Luis Obispo for a dual against the Mustangs of Cal Poly. Despite wins by Taylor Hall, Bradford Gerl, Kenneth Tribble and Zach Merrill, CBU was unable to pull out the team victory. They fell by eight points to the Mustangs , losing 27-19. The Lancers took an early lead when Hall pinned his opponent, Evan McKirdy, 2:26 into the 125-pound matchup. The freshman moves to 10-5 on the year, with six wins by fall.

University of New Hampshire grapples with success


By Brett Ferrell - DURHAM — Three days a week, a curtain is drawn over the far end of the Hamel Recreation Center gymnasium, concealing the University of New Hampshire club wrestling team while it practices. As far back as 1966, UNH wrestling was a Division I NCAA program. For decades, the team ranked among the powerhouses of wrestling in New England. In the final 11 seasons under coach Jim Urquhart, the Wildcats boasted over 100 wins, 18 New England champions and 20 wrestlers in the NCAA Division I championships. In 1991, university president Dale Nitzschke made a $309,000 budget cut on athletics, putting an end to wrestling as a varsity sport and effectively

Wildcats Improve to 3-0 in the PSUAC


WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The Pennsylvania College of Technology wrestling team remained perfect in the Penn State University Athletic Conference with a 42-21 win over Penn State Fayette Tuesday. Sophomore Jasper Ocker (Burnham) and freshmen Ryan Hart (Wyalusing) and Wade Jacobson (Alexandria, Va.) all recorded pins in the victory. With the win, the Wildcats improve to 4-5 overall and

UMBC's Eldar Muradov wins title at York College Invitational


University of Maryland Baltimore County's Eldar Muradov captured the 197-pound title this weekend at the York College Invitational, one of the toughest NCAA DIII tournaments on the East Coast. An NCWA All-American last season, Muradov went 4-0, including three pins, to win the title. He was joined in the finals by teammate Martin Mitchell (157), who finished

Montana Heavyweight Getting Back That Winning Feeling


It’s been five years since Montana Western’s Heavyweight wrestler Harley Fandrich stepped foot on the Mat, but on November 10th Fandrich stepped on the mat and felt the old familiar tingle of excitement course through him. Winning his first match Fandrich started to remember just how winning felt, and he felt that all the way to a 4th place finish. Growing up in Arizona, Fandrichs’ sports career started on the grid iron, that was until his high school coach told him to wrestle, so he did, and he didn’t stop. He loved wrestling so much, he traded his cleats for a singlet, and he

Penn College and USMAPS Learn at Nittany Lion Open


The 20th Annual Nittany Lion Open boasted all the big boys in NCAA DI wrestling from across the eastern United States. NCWA programs, U.S. Military Acadamy Prep and Penn College, earned valuable competition skills alongside the over 400 top collegiate wrestlers in attendance. USMAPS Tony Risaliti (165) led the way with four solid wins against

University of Central Florida Season update


ORLANDO, FL. - By: Rebecca Soderholm: - In a division that is continuing to grow in numbers and talent, UCF wrestling is really heating up this season, proving to be a tough team in the National Collegiate Wrestling Association. After great performances in the first three tournaments of the year, UCF wrestling looked to keep it up this past weekend at the Cavalier Duals in Albany, Georgia. UCF’s season began at the Citadel, a tough multi-division tournament that promised competitive



The USMAPS Wrestling team competed at the Nittany LIon Open this past weekend. Tony Risaliti (165) led the way with a 4-2 mark; Samson Imonode (174) also won a couple matches with a 2-2 record, and Connor Melde (149) chalked up one victory. The team also competed in the New York State Coll....

Getting Started at Roadrunner Open


Two UCSB wrestlers made their season debuts against the stiff competion of the Roadrunner Open, held in Fresno, CA on November 10. Johnny Alonzo competed at 125 lb., losing his opening match to Jordan Hart of Drexel by pin in the 2nd period., and his consolation round match to Edgar Paez ....

Wrestlers Compete at 32nd Annual Pembroke Classic


PEMBROKE, N.C. -- The Ferrum College wrestling team competed at the 2012 Pembroke Classic, the 32nd annual event hosted by NCAA Division II opponent University of North Carolina at Pembroke. The tournament was Ferrum's first in almost a quarter century. Ferrum announced it would reinstat....

2012-13 Wrestling Roster & Schedule Released


FERRUM, Va. -- The 2012-13 Ferrum College wrestling team roster and schedule have been released by Head Coach Nate Yetzer. Yetzer expects to carry 28-30 wrestlers this season, and his team will attend eight tournaments, possibly nine if any wrestlers qualify for the National Collegiate Wr....

Nate Yetzer Named Wrestling Coach at Ferrum


FERRUM, Va. -- Ferrum College held a press conference today to introduce its new Head Wrestling Coach, Nate Yetzer. The College recently announced that it would resurrect its wrestling program after a nearly 25-year absence. Ferrum President Dr. Jennifer L. Braaten made opening comment....

Navy Prep Heavyweight Wins Fall Brawl


On Saturday, The Naval Academy Preparatory School’s wrestling team competed in the Fall Brawl Tournament at Ursinus College in Collegeville, PA. Among the schools competing were Gettysburg, Franklin and Marshall, McDaniel, Hunter University, Westchester, The College of New Jersey, Elizabethtown, Liberty, and Ursinus. The highlight of the tournament for NAPS was a 1st place finish by heavy weight Gaylen Edmo. Gaylen won 4 matches to advance into the championship round where he

Georgia Southern Battered but on the Rise


Georgia Southern has battled an entire semester of injuries, yet as the mid-season approaches with only a tri-meet with NCAA Division II Anderson, SC and Spartanburg, SC left as we enter the Thanksgiving break, the Eagles have many high points going into the new semester. Senior captains Darren Sexton and Shaun Scruggs both topped off a pair of top 5 finishes at the UCF Tournament

Cal Baptist Eyes National Title


RIVERSIDE, Calif. --- The National Collegiate Wrestling Association likes California Baptist University's chances for success in 2012-2013, as they are currently ranked No. 1 in the NCWA coach's poll. The Lancers are coming off of a season in which they had two individual national champions, Jimmy Martinez and Zach Merrill, and six All-American wrestlers. After finishing in second place at the NCWA National Championships in 2012, CBU looks to improve by one spot in 2013 and win their second national championship in three years. "I think it is an attainable goal, to win the national

Braves Grab Central Florida Open Title


ORLANDO - Five University of North Carolina Pembroke wrestlers, including newcomer Blaze Shade, turned in perfect 4-0 runs through their respective brackets to capture individual titles and highlight action for NCAA DII 12th-ranked UNCP. The Braves out distanced host University of Central Florida 120 to 115.5 to clinch the Tournament Title Saturday.

Apprentice Wins Two At UCF Knight Duals


ORLANDO, FLA. – Justin Martz and Ian Jones each won a pair of matches on Friday night as the Apprentice School scored two wins at the University of Central Florida Knight Duals. In the opener, the Builders won the last four bouts to come back and defeat Florida Gulf Coast University 27-21. Apprentice School trailed 21-12 after 174 pounds, but Martz got the Builders back on track with a 3-2 decision at 184 cutting the deficit to 21-15. Luke Hanson and Kevin Gray scored decision wins at 197 (9-4) and 235 pounds (5-0) respectively to tie the match and Ian Jones got a victory by forfeit at heavyweight for the final margin of 27-21. The nightcap saw the Builders take on perennial powerhouse

Penn State - New Ken Competitive at W&J Invitational


The Penn State New Kensington Wrestling team rounded out their open tournament season with a trip to the Washington & Jefferson Invitational on Saturday. The New Ken Lions had a pair of wrestlers deep into the tournament in Freshman Jimmy Bistline (157) and Matt Kepple (184). Bistline led PSNK going

UMBC goes 4-0, wins Scranton Duals


Scranton, Pa. -- The University of Maryland - Baltimore County wrestling team went 4-0 Saturday to win the Electric City Duals at The University of Scranton. UMBC beat The Apprentice School, 39-12; host Scranton, 32-15; Penn College of Technology, 49-12; and Penn State-Dubois, 47-6. Four UMBC wrestlers went undefeated

Penn State Mont Alto Wins First ever home match


MONT ALTO, PA. — The last time Penn State Mont Alto had a wrestling team, the college did not even have a gymnasium. How things have changed. On Wednesday, PSU-Mont Alto hosted its first ever wrestling match as Penn State-Greater Allegheny visited campus for a PSUAC dual. Tyler Warner, a 2012 Waynesboro Area High School graduate

Builders Top Penn in First Dual of Season


WILLIAMSPORT, PA. – The Apprentice School wrestling team opened its dual match season on Friday night recording a fall and a forfeit win in the last two bouts with Penn College to take a 31-21 win. With wins in the first two bouts, the Builders took a 10-0 lead as Jacob Michael scored a major decision at 125 and Dwayne Roes won by forfeit. Consecutive wins by Phillip Poto (165) and Justin Martz (174) got the Builders up 19-15, but decision victories for Penn College at 184 by Alex Mulle

Wildcats Fall Short 31-21 to Apprentice in Home Opener


WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The Pennsylvania College of Technology wrestling team dropped its home opener 31-21 to The Apprentice School Friday night. The Wildcats had leads in the match, but some forfeits and a key pin dealt the team its first loss of the season. For Penn College, junior Tyler ....

NCWA Teams Compete well in Knights Point Open


Both the US Military Academy Prep School and Penn State New Kensington wrestling programs kicked off their season on the campus of Clarion University this past weekend at the Knights Point Open. Two USMAPS wrestlers came away with 2-2 records and a team overall performance of 6-14. Leading the way for the Black Knights was Austin Marsico (133) and Chris Monge (141) with a pair of wins each. Adding one victory each was Connor Melde (149) and Tony Risaliti (165). - PSUNK's 184 lb. Matt Kepple was the lone nittany lion

Wrestling Season Set to Begin for Penn College


Third-year coach Schuyler Frey believes his team has a good nucleus returning from a squad that won last season’s PSUAC championship, finished third in the USCAA and placed 17th in the National Collegiate Wrestling Association championships. Returning are Austin Clark, of Elysburg, at 1....

West Point Prep competes at Knight Point Open at Claion University


The USMAPS wrestling team compiled a total record of 6-14 in the first competition of the year. Leading the way for the Black Knights was Austin Marsico (133) and Chris Monge (141) with a pair of wins each. Adding one victory each was Connor Melde (149) and Tony Risaliti (165). The team lo....

PSNK Wrestlers Compete at Knight Point Open


The Penn State New Kensington Wrestling team kicked off the 2012-13 season at the Knight Point Open on Sunday at Clarion University. A trio of wrestlers competed for the New Ken Lions with one, Matt Kepple, picking up a win at the 184 pound weight class. Kepple's win came in his secon....

GVSU Claims Four Individual Titles at Fall Brawl


The Grand Valley State Wrestling team opened their season by hosting the Fall Brawl with teams from Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan competing. Making their debut in the National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA), Ball State University traveled from Indiana to join the event. Longtime, NCWA Great Lakes Conference foes

Fall Brawl 2012


University of Michigan-Dearborn's Wrestling Club (NCWA) took 4 wrestlers to compete in the Fall Brawl at GVSU on Sunday, October 28th. Hassen Berry made history for being the first ever U of M Dearborn wrestler to win a Championship at an Individual Tournament (NCWA). Berry is a gr....

All-Star Classic feature matches highlight MIT Standout Sam Shames


WASHINGTON D.C. –by: Katie Burger - Four local athletes, along with their four notable opponents, will be featured prior to the ten marquee bouts at the 2012 NWCA All-Star Classic presented by the United States Marine Corps and hosted by American University. The 133-pound bout will feature TRAVIS BARROQUILLO of Indiana Institute of Technology wrestling SAM SHAMES of Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Barroquillo will enter his sophomore year with a career record of 32-12. In his freshman season, he earned All-American status with a fourth place finish at the NAIA National Championships. Barroquillo led the Warriors last season in escape points with 49 and received the team Outstanding Wrestler Award. Shames also had an impressive season with a 29-1 record and championship finishes at the Groundhog Day Tournament and the Doug Parker Invitational. He ended the season with a second place finish at the 2012 NCWA National Championships.

Season Kicks off for University of South Florida


On Saturday, October 27th the University of South Florida men's team will host a quad meet with three other Florida College programs: Florida Gulf Coast University, Florida Institute of Technology, and another team to be determined very soon. The event will be conducted using a round robin format between

The Greatest Clinic Ever Held


All-Star Classic Clinic – there is some exciting news about the All Star Classic Clinic that is occurring prior to the NWCA All Star Classic being hosted in the Washington DC area in three weeks. They have assembled the best staff of instructors and legends the world has ever seen at one time in one location! They want to make this one day event worthy of inclusion in the Guinness Book of World Records under the category

UTK vs. Tenn. Temple preseason


UTK defeated Tenn. Temple on Oct. 10th in their preseason match up 21-12. ....

National Wrestling Day - November 3rd


After launching National Wrestling Day last December 5th to bring awareness to when “The Wrestling Season” begins, the Pennsylvania Wrestling Newsmagazine and its founder, Joe Baranik, have joined in with the Greater Washington Wrestling Business Network and the DC Athletic Club to present ‘NATIONAL WRESTLING DAY’ on November 3, 2012.

Bear Invitational Jump Starts Promising 2012-13 Season


On October 27th, 2012 the Middle Tennessee State wrestlers return to Macon, GA for the 2012 Mercer University Bear Invitational that will jump start the 2012-13 campaign. The Blue Raiders hope to repeat last year’s successful start to the season with 8 wrestler returning from a team that notched its second 1st place team finish in three seasons.

Sam Shames to represent NCWA at 2012 All-Star Classic


On November 3rd, Junior Co-captain and 2-time NCWA All-American, Sam Shames will be wrestling in the NWCA All-Star Classic. Sam will be competing along side many of the top division 1 wrestlers in the country, including the feature match of the night, NCAA champion David Taylor of Penn State versus 3-time NCAA champion Kyle Dake of Cornell University. Sam will be the

Walters named NWCA-NCWA All Academic Team Selection


MONTGOMERY, W.Va. - WVU Tech wrestling standout John Walters has been named to the 2011-2012 NWCA-NCWA All-Academic Team by the National Wrestling Coaches Assocation. The two-time NAIA Nationals qualifier (141 lb. and 149 lb.) will be a leader on this year's squad and play a pivotal role with his experience, academic achievement, and hard work ethic. Walters is a native of Camden, Delaware, who is majoring in athletic coaching education.



Lancing, MI.- "A Star is REBORN" Lansing Community College (LCC) returns to the mats as a fully revived NCWA program for 2013, with more numbers, and a new sense of "purpose" in Lansing, the capital city of Michigan.

Vision Forum Recap Includes Award From NWCA


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The National Collegiate Wrestling Association concluded its annual Vision Forum last weekend earning national recognition from the coaches’ association, while also welcoming new members to its group, establishing new conference alignment for the upcoming season, and expanding the field for the 2013 NCWA Championships that will have a new host site.

Tennessee Temple Wrestling Team is back on the mats!


Going a year with no wrestling team, Tennessee Temple University is back on the mats this year. Head Coach Drake Enloe and Assistant Coach Corey Wright are looking forward to the upcoming rebuilding season as they represent Tennessee Temple. ....

Takedown Radio Recognizes NCWA's Growth


In a world where we choose our attitude you would think the sport of wrestling is all but dead. Good news! The sport of wrestling continues to grow. The problem is that you're hearing very little about it. It's easier to tell the bad news or maybe we're just not trying hard enough. Maybe we're not looking for the good things that are happening. The growing presence of the wrestling at any level on college campus' is good as long as there's planned growth to support that presence. The NCWA's founder Jim Giunta began with the belief that you could

Southern Nevada Adds Wrestling for 2012-13 Season


DALLAS – As Steve Hart tells the story, he was listening in on a conversation some of his former high school wrestlers were having when their communal reminiscing about the just-passed season turned into looking ahead. A few of the wrestlers on that Liberty High School team in Henderson, Nevada, had not closed their season as well as they had hoped, he said. They began to throw out ideas of how to continue their careers, yearning for better results the next time out. “I can help with that,” Hart said. At that moment, unofficially, the College of Southern Nevada and the National Collegiate Wrestling Association had its newest team. Officially, the Coyotes, already a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association

Sac State To Nationals


CSUS qualified 2 wrestlers to the NCWA National championships in Florida. Congratulations to 141 Paul Kellem & 174 Javier Martinez.....

Wrestling returns to Penn State Mont Alto after 35 years


By Lee Goodwin - The Record Herald.... The old saying, ‘What goes around, comes around’ fits nicely in this story. That’s because, after a 35-year absence, wrestling is back at Penn State Mont Alto. Boy, how things have changed. Back in 1970, when wrestling was first introduced as a sport at the campus, the college did not even have a gymnasium. Hence, wrestling and basketball contests were held at the old East Junior High School, which was demolished years ago. Several years later, logistics — and Title IX — prompted Mont Alto to drop wrestling in the mid-1970s, a difficult decision that landed squarely on then-athletic director and wrestling coach Duane Thomas. “We needed to

NCWA Approves Washington State University Wrestling


As of June 2012, Washington State University has officially become a member of the NCWA. As the fourth NWCA program in the state of Washington, we are thrilled to add to the state’s growing interest in the sport of wrestling. The prospect of wrestling at one of Washington’s largest universities has stirred up excitement all over the state.

Virginia SID Association Names Three to All-State Team


The Apprentice School wrestling team had three members named on Thursday to the 2011-12 Virginia Sports Information Directors Association All-State team. This team is the only one recognized by VaSID that encompasses all the schools in the state of Virginia. Freshman Ian Jones was a first-team honoree at heavyweight. He finished the year with a 32-15 record and took seventh place at the National Collegiate Wrestling Association National Championships in Daytona Beach, Fla. in early March. His 32 wins are the fourth most by a freshman in school history

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Wrestling Returns to Westchester Community College


VALHALLA, N.Y. — When a couple of Westchester Community College students approached Joe Boxer in September about starting a wrestling team, he was intrigued by the idea. "I was so excited when the wrestlers came to me. Westchester has not had a team since 1978. The thought of being a part of something that you believe in and want to develop into something bigger was exciting," said Boxer, a former Fox Lane standout and current

Jorgensen signing to wrestle at Cal Baptist


Chico High senior wrestler Mark Jorgensen will sign a national letter of intent today for a 50-percent wrestling scholarship at California Baptist University in Riverside. Jorgensen, a Northern Section Masters champion who placed eighth this year at the CIF state championships at 182 pounds, is expected to wrestle at 197 next season for the Lancers, an NCWA program right now in transition to NCAA Division II status for the 2013-14 season.

East Carolina Wrestlers Back For More


With their first season of experience behind them, East Carolina looks forward to a strong future in collegiate wrestling competition with the NCWA. "We are a much better publicized program going into our second season and expect a great turn-out of wrestlers excited by the opportunity to compete at the college level" said coach Sherman. New student leadership, led by president Trey Wade offers promise for

BGSU end of the Season Review


Bowling Green started with 15 talented young athletes entering the season and wrestled well though not quite the season we had hoped for. in 2012-13 we see a lot of promising things to come. The school is moving toward more fully funding the program next year! Were looking to actually have....

NCWA Championships – Wichita State wins Div. II title


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Paul Myers came to the NCWA Championships with a smile on his face. Heading up the most successful season in your program’s history will do that to a coach, and there were plenty of positives at Wichita State this season. Check that – they all came in the regular season. The Shockers put an exclamation point on their finest year yet Saturday by winning the NCWA Division II Championship here at the Ocean Center, giving Myers a grin as bright and wide as the beaches across the street. WSU posted two All-Americans in

Former Marysville Viking wrestler earns All-American nod


Jim Neal figured his wrestling career was over following the 2010-11 season at Olivet College. The 2007 Marysville graduate was given another season of eligibility and he took advantage of the opportunity. Neal, a 184-pounder at Grand Valley State University, placed fifth at the National Collegiate Wrestling Association National Championships March 8-10 in Daytona Beach, Fla. “I got a pretty late start on

Ridenhour keeps promise; wins All-America honors


Daytona Beach, Fla. — A few days ago Masen Ridenhour was sweating it out while it was being determined if he would be given a wildcard berth to the National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) National Championship Tournament. During that time he vowed to his family, friends and teammates that if he indeed made it to nationals, he would win All-America honors.

Penn State Dubois Brings Home First All-American


The wrestling season came to an end over the weekend with six Penn State DuBois wrestlers advancing to the NCWA Championship Tournament at Daytona Beach March 8-10. Coaches Matt Park and Josh Knapp were very pleased with the way their athletes competed and brought home the campus's first NCWA All-American 197lber Chike Okolo. Penn State DuBois finishes in

Notre Dame holds off Cal Baptist, Liberty to win title


Notre Dame College came away with three national champions and 11 All-Americans, and that success in the finals rounds compounded its impressive start as the Falcons won the National Collegiate Wrestling Association championship Saturday. Notre Dame racked up 168 points, leading from start to finish of the three-day tournament, and withstood final-day charges by runner-up California Baptist (161 points) and Liberty (150.5) to take the title.

NCWA Championships Final Standings


Here are the final standings for the NCWA and NCWWA Championships, held in Daytona Beach, Fla., this weekend.

Chevres Earns Fourth All-American Honor


DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. -- The Apprentice School wrestling team is competing in the 2012 National Collegiate Wrestling Association National Championships in Daytona Beach, Florida this weekend and currently sit in 11th place out of 79 teams. Senior Marcus Chevres became the second four-time NCWA All-American in school history by winning

Ayala places 5th at NCWA Nationals


The three Blair wrestlers who participate in the NCWA competed in the NCWA National tournament 3/8-10 down in Dayton Beach, FL. Abe Ayala finished the tournament in fine fashion, placing 5th. Ayala wrestled his way to the quarterfinals before losing to the eventual champion, Cody Shivener (Notre Dame College). After the

UGA Places 3rd at Nationals D2


Wyatt Anderson, Sergio Ardila, Joel Hyder and Paul Ardila stormed the 2012 National Championships like the "4 Horseman" placing 3rd in the D2 team standings. Paul Ardila was named All-American placing 4th. While the others may not have placed they scored enough bonus points in the early ro....

Team Scores after Day Two


Here are the team scores following Day Two.

Notre Dame holds 10-point lead after Day Two


DAYTONA BEACH – Never mind the beach and the sun, or even a short break from their normal wrestling regimen. While the rest of the teams exited the Ocean Center for Friday’s afternoon break, Notre Dame College’s athletes were just coming back in. The extra time in the arena together paid off, as the Falcons extended their lead to stay in command of the National Collegiate Wrestling Association Championships.

Team Scores after Day One


Team Scores following the first four sessions on Day One of the NCWA Champioinships. A shortcut to the brackets and updated schedule can be found at: http://www.ncwa.net/nationals/

National Tournament notes on top seeds


Listed here are the updated records and accomplishments of the top four seeds in each weight class, plus the seeds and records of all former All-Americans who qualified for the 2012 Championships.

Notre Dame, Liberty are Favorites at Nationals


DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NCWA Championships host such a diversified mix of teams this year, even the coaches are buying tournament programs to help check out the competition. There’s a degree of unfamiliarity within the ranks as the NCWA hosts its 15th national tournament here at the Ocean Center Arena, composed of the largest and certainly the most accomplished field in its history.

NCWA Announces National Championships Webcast


Tune in here, March 8th through the 10th, for the web broadcasting coverage of our 2012 NCWA National Championships in Daytona Beach, Florida! We'll be bringing you live coverage of the whole tournament so tune in, join the chat, and enjoy. - http://www.ncwa.net/nationals

2012 Nationals Brackets Released


DALLAS, TX. - The Preliminary brackets for this years National Collegiate Wrestling Championships being held in Daytona Beach, FL. were released today. These are " PRELIMINARY " Brackets and will likely be modified by late scratches on Wednesday evening or by Changes brought about by the Commissioners Bracket Meeting held March 7th. The Tournament board as well as all 7 conference commissioners have provided input and corrections to the brackets so far. Session One of the Championships begins Thursday March 8th at the Ocean Center Arena at 10:00am est. The finals will begin Saturday March 10th at 4:00pm.

Central Washington Sends 4 to Nationals


Central Wrestling traveled to San Jose State University to compete in the NCWA West Coast Regional on Saturday Feb. 25. The Cats shocked the West Coast Region by taking home a third place team trophy. They scored 60.50 team points and every wrestler scored team points as well. The six wrestlers that competed in California were Kyle Moore

New Hampshire Wins Northeast Conference


The University of New Hampshire won the Northeast Conference qualifying tournament placing 14 wrestlers and sending 11 to the NCWA Nationals in Daytona,Fl. UNH scoring 170 points surprised perennial conference and national powers Navy Prep, 152.5 pts. and MIT, 109.5 pts. UNH had 5

West Chester Wins Mid-East Conference, sends 9 to Nationals


On Saturday 2/25/2012, Valley Forge Military Academy and College hosted the NCWA Mid-East conference championships. On the line was the chance to attend the NCWA Nationals, held this year in Daytona Beach, FL. Eleven teams competed on the day, with West Chester University taking home the team championship with 124 points. Joe Miller, head coach of West Chester, also took home

MTSU Places 9 at the MAC Championship


In a field that featured NCAA Division 2 school St. Andrews University, which is transitioning to the NAIA, former NCAA Division 1 school Liberty University, NAIA school West Virginia Tech, which is transitioning to NCAA Division 2, as well as NCWA powerhouses The Apprentice School and the....

Back to Back: Wrestling Club wins second consecutive Conference Championship


Feb. 26, 2012 Back-to-back: Wrestling club wins second consecutive conference championship The Northwest Missouri State University wrestling club finished ahead of 17 other teams Saturday to take its second consecutive NCWA Southwest Conference tournament in Fort Collins, Colo., and s....



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Notre Dame College A-OK at NC Conferences


EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. -- Notre Dame competed in a National Collegiate Wrestling Association regional event called the North Central Conference Championships on Saturday, and a number of NDC grapplers earned their way into the NCWA national tournament as part of a team performance that saw Notre Dame place first in a field of 21 teams. A dozen or so Falcon athletes now headed to the NCWA National Championships in Daytona Beach, Fla., next month (March 8-10)

MIT qualifies 5 wrestlers for NCWA National Tournament


The MIT wrestling team competed at the Northeast Conference Qualifier held at the University of New Hampshire this past weekend. The team qualified 5 wrestlers for the NCWA National Championships which take place in Daytona Beach, Florida, March 8th to the 10th. MIT placed 4 wrestlers in the finals and had 2 champions. Sophomore, Sam Shames ran his record to 29 and 1 on the season

Flames Win MAC Conference; 14 Advance to Nationals


Liberty University’s wrestling team took down top schools to win the Mid-Atlantic Conference Championship at home on Saturday, Feb. 25. Beyond having 14 wrestlers qualify for nationals and taking first place in seven weight classes, the team also ended the tournament with conference recognition for its head coach and captain. Coach Jesse Castro was named Coach of the Year. Senior and captain Scottie Clymer was named the conference’s Most Valuable Wrestler. The Flames came into the tournament ranked No. 1 in the National Collegiate Wrestling Association’s Coaches Poll. The team is now looking forward

Blair Qualifies Two for Nationals


This past Saturday, Blair competed in the NCWA Mid-East Conference tournament held at Valley Forge Military Academy and College. Abe Ayala placed second on the day, and Mark Stillerman placed third, places that qualify them for NCWA Nationals held in Daytona Beach, FL 3/8-11. Also, Willi....

SEC Championships


The UGA wrestlers traveled to the University of Central Florida to compete in the SEC Championships February 25th. Their results are as follows: Wyatt Anderson SEC Champion Paul Ardila Runner-up Sergio Ardila 3rd Place Joel Hyder 4th Place Jackson Gov....

UGA Takes 2nd at Classic City Championships


UGA hosted their annual Classic City Championship Saturday February 4 and represented strongly taking 2nd Place. These are the individuals who made it happen: Wyatt Anderson 1st Place Paul Ardila 1st Place Andrew Lanham 1st Place Sergio Ardila 2nd Place Trey Nordone ....

NCWA Newcomers add Spice to Conference Championships


DALLAS – The National Collegiate Wrestling Association returns to its second home in Florida next month. The Southeast has always been a target area for the NCWA, and from March 8-10 the association’s epicenter will be at the Ocean Center Arena in the heart of Daytona Beach for the 2012 NCWA National Championships. Who will be among the 450 wrestlers competing in the three-day event, and which schools they represent will be determined on Saturday as the more than 150 NCWA schools compete in seven conference tournaments across the country that serve as the national qualifying events. “It’s a big week for us nationwide, leading up to an even bigger week in Daytona in a couple of weeks,” NCWA Executive Director Jim Giunta said. The North Central Conference Championships are drawing

Huskies Take 1st Annual Connecticut Classic


Storrs, CT-Two teams with the same popular team nickname faced off against each other in the final match of the day in the first wrestling match on the Storrs, CT campus in nearly four decades which featured two NCWA Northeast Conf. teams from Massachusetts and two teams from Connecticut. In the battle of the unbeatens, the “Huskies” of Northeastern defeated the home team UConn “Huskies” by a score of 20-18

Penn College Looks to Qualify Three for Nationals


On Saturday, Penn College travels to Valley Forge Military Academy in Wayne where it will compete with 11 other teams in the National Collegiate Wrestling Association Division I Mid-East Conference Championships. Nationally, 46 teams compete in D-I and Penn College is ranked No. 25. The top three

Apprentice Ends Regular Season With 26-21 Win Over Washington & Lee


LEXINGTON, VA. – The Apprentice School wrestling team finished its regular season on Saturday with a 26-21 win over Washington & Lee University on Saturday to close with a 19-8 record. Junior Ty Ford opened the dual at 125 pounds winning by a forfeit and senior Marcus Chevres followed with a 3-2 victory at 133 pounds to put the Builders up 9-0 early. W&L responded with the next five victories as Connor Duffey (141) and David Dennis (157) won by fall in that stretch to help put the Generals ahead 21-9. Freshman Justin Martz helped the Builders close out the dual winning by a 16-0 tech fall

St. Andrews Wrestling wins


St. Andrews Wrestling honored seniors Eric Brown, Greg Pattis, and Joshua Price on Saturday as they wrestled in their last home match. The Knights entered the circle with determination and left the mat with a 54-3 win over East Tennessee State University and a 44-6 victory over Truett-McConnell College. “We had our last two home matches of the season on Saturday and won both to set a school record six wins and finish 6-8 on the year,” said Joe Baranik, head wrestling Read more: The Laurinburg Exchange - St Andrews Wrestling wins

University of Montana Western wrestling match


The University of Montana Western wrestling team will be holding a match at the college gymnasium. The Montana Western team will be competing against other NCWA Club Teams such as some of the following: Weber State, Utah State University ,Eastern Washington University, Idaho State Universi....

Penn College Takes Third at PSUAC/USCAA Invitational


STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – The Pennsylvania College of Technology wrestling team competed at the Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) /United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) Invitational on Sunday. The Wildcats had five place in the top three including freshmen Derek....

MIT Wins 2012 Groundhog Day Tournament


The MIT wrestling team won the 2012 Groundhog day tournament by a 4 point margin over Navy Prep (NAPS). MIT put 5 in the fianals and came away with 3 champions. Sophomore Sam Shames continues his dominance @ 125 pounds with 2 pins

UMBC Outpoints Gloucester, takes home Doug Cherry Title


Easton, Pa. -- For the second year in a row, UMBC wrestling took home the team title Saturday at the Doug Cherry Tournament at Lafayette College. The Retrievers crowned four individual champions and placed 12 wrestlers at the event, outpointing second-place Gloucester County College (a nationally-ranked NJCAA team), 137 to 90. Army Prep came in third place, with 72.5 points.

Sacramento state Hornets vs San Jose State Spartans


Sacramento State University to host first local dual meet in 28 years. Sac State vs San Jose State University. Thursday February 9th 7pm @ Encina High School.....

2012 NCWA National Duals – A New Found Respect


This past weekend I traveled to Dalton, GA to watch and broadcast the 2012 NCWA National Duals. Before I go too far into my thoughts I want to thank the NCWA Staff for a wonderful experience. Jim Giunta and his staff are real pro’s and executed this event flawlessly. This was the first time I was able to see the NCWA in action. I tried to walk into it without any preconceived thoughts. My goal was to take it all in and then process what I saw. As is the case here at TOM, I wanted to provide a fair an objective observation. I was asked one question at least a dozen times over the weekend, by coaches, organizers, friends back home and of course Ray. That question was “What do you think about the quality of wrestling”. For

Ode to Liberty University National Duals Champions


Dalton, Ga. - Liberty student compised and edited video of the National Duals Action

Wrestling Returns to the University of Montana Western


By: Shelby Brown - Collegiate Wrestling has recently become a sanctioned program at the University of Montana Western and has been holding official practices since December of this school year. Normally, the club has been meeting to practice Monday-Friday at 6:00 p.m. at the Dillon High School wrestling room under the supervision and coaching of Coach Dan Payne. Payne has had over twenty years of coaching experience including three years in Bozeman’s Montana State University, two years

Liberty Rallies to Overtake Lindenwood-St.C. for Title


DALTON, Ga. – Liberty University took advantage of a forfeit late in its championship match and converted wins in the final three bouts into a national title as it topped Lindenwood-St. Charles, 25-15, to clinch the NCWA National Duals.

Lindenwood-Belleville pulls upset during Duals' Day One


DALTON, Ga. – Lindenwood-Belleville made the most of its first trip to the National Collegiate Wrestling Association’s National Duals, pulling off one of the day’s most impressive wins in a 23-21 upset over The Apprentice School (Va.). All but two of the top eight seeds each won their first-day matches, setting up the round of 16 in Saturday’s championship bracket at the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center.

National Wrestling tourney gives back in Dalton


Dalton, GA (WRCB) -- College wrestling teams are in Dalton this weekend for the National Collegiate Wrestling Association's National Duals. But it's more than a competition, these wrestlers also get involved in the community when they're not competing. The 6:12 project allows teams to help not just in their community, but any they visit for tournaments. For the second straight year NCWA Executive Director Jim Giunta has brought not just the national duals to Dalton but the 6:12 project,

Something gained: Flames win title at NCWA National Duals


DALTON,Ga. - One year removed from having its wrestling program cut from the athletic department and reclassified from NCAA Division I to NCWA status, the Liberty University wrestling team added a championship to its trophy case. The Flames took home their first National Collegiate Wrestling Association National Duals championship Saturday at the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center. Liberty, located in Lynchburg, Va., defeated Missouri’s Lindenwood University-St. Charles 25-15 to complete a dominant two-day performance.

2 Win Gold at Clackamas


SFU Men’s Wrestling: Hanson and Davis win gold at Clackamas Open Oregon City, OR – Clete Hanson (Spokane, WA) and Skylor Davis (Zillah, WA) led the way for the Simon Fraser University Clan men’s wrestling team this past weekend as both athletes won gold medals at the Clackamas Open.

Notre Dame downs Lake Erie in lone dual match of 2011-12


PAINESVILLE, Ohio -- It had been nearly a year since the Wrestling Falcons last met a foe in a dual match. But with Friday's 24-15 win at Lake Erie, it's evident Notre Dame remembers how to get it done. The Falcons -- whose 2011-12 schedule is rife with tournament competition -- got an early lead and managed to hold on for a win

UC's meet at Irvine


The UC-Santa Barbara club met our counterparts from UCLA, UC-San Diego, and our hosts, UC-Irvine on January 21. We brought seven men and one woman for our biggest turnout of the year so far. Alex Bruce Yi made a great debut for the squad, winning all three of his matches by pins! Thanks t....

Early Season Action


The University of California at Santa Barbara Wrestling Club got off to an earlier start than usual this year, with three wrestlers attending the Roadrunner Open in Bakersfield on Nov. 5. The competition was extremely tough, with NCAA teams like Cal State Bakersfield and Cal Poly on hand,....

NCWA National Collegiate Duals Preview


DALLAS – Three new team entrants, plus one of the most balanced fields of NCWA incumbents in recent history, have spiced up expectations for the 2012 NCWA National Duals later this month. The NCWA, the nation’s fastest-growing collegiate wrestling organization, returns to Dalton, Ga., for its National Duals Tournament that will be its largest yet from Jan. 27-28, 2012. The Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center will host the Duals for a second consecutive year, and among the 24-team field are former NAIA power

Bulldogs Edge out Penn College 30-24


WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The Pennsylvania College of Technology wrestling team lost a hard fought match to Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology Sunday 30-24. The Wildcats were up 24-21 going into the last two bouts of the game before Stevens earned extra points with a pin in the 197 bout and then took the 285 match in a tight 5-4 decision. The loss drops the Wildcats to 6-3 overall.

UGA Places 3rd at Georgia Collegiate Championships


UGA opened their season strong at the Georgia Collegiate State Championships placing 3rd overall. Congratulations to the 5 wrestlers who represented UGA. Roger Gunter 4th Jackson Govatos 1st Sergio Ardila 3rd Joel Hyder 2nd and Paul Ardila 2....

Marion Military Wins Builder Invitational


Marion Military Institute ended atop the 12 team field at the 2012 Apprentice School Builder Invitational to win it's first major tournament of the season with 144 team points . Host, The Apprentice School Placed 2nd with 135.5 while University of Maryland - Baltimore chalked up 130.5 to clinch the Bronze medal. UMBC's Brian Samuels captured most falls/least time (4-15:51), teammate Martin Mitchell was named Outstanding Wrestler and Mike Ahearn of South Carolina was voted Champion of Champions. Rounding out the top five in team

MIT Wrestling goes 3 and 0 on the day


The MIT wrestling won all 3 matches this weekend at the Springfield Technical CC quad. MIT defeated Hudson Valley 36-18, University of Connecticut 36-18 and STCC 25-24. Captains Sam Shames and Ryan Madson both won all 3 of their matches by fall. Brian Anderson finished 3 and 0 on the day with

Liberty University Ranked No. 2 in Coaches Poll


Lynchburg, VA (PRWEB) January 20, 2012 The Liberty University wrestling team is ranked No. 2 in the latest coaches poll by the National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA). Head coach Jesse Castro said wins against The Apprentice School (5) and Middle Tennessee State University (12) helped push Liberty toward the top. Currently, the program has more than 40 members. Castro has high expectations of taking home the championship trophy in March. “It is our desire to bring honor

Cougars Rout Mules 33 - 12


EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. - Dillon Pousson's first-period pin was SIUE's biggest win on the mat as the Cougars dominated Central Missouri 33-12 in college wrestling at the Vadalabene Center. SIUE Head Coach David Ray said momentum carried the Cougars. "It really starts with Logun Taylor in the

Stanley Makes Splash at Bison Open


FARGO, N.D. – Minot State University freshman Jaymes Stanley (Port Saint Lucie, Fla.) won his first match as a Beaver, lost to the eventual champion in the 165 pound weight class and finished in sixth place at the Bison Open Saturday. Stanley defeated Garrett Bothun of Concordia College to get his first

Bausman Leads Eight Placewinners


DICKINSON, N.D. – Minot State University freshman wrestler Marcus Bausman (Minot, N.D.) continued to impress early on as he finished second overall at 157 pounds at the Dickinson State Open Saturday. Bausman, who has won two tournaments all ready this season, went 3-1 overall with a pin....

Beavers Have Three Champs in Ridgewater Open


WILLMAR, Minn. – Minot State University wrestling had one of its best days on the mat since returning to collegiate competition. The Beavers finished with three champions and a total of eight place winners at the Ridgewater College Open Saturday. “It was a pretty good day,“ said MSU ....

Beavers Solid in Dual Opener


MINOT, N.D. – It didn't quite have the dramatics from the 2010 home opener, but Minot State was as solid on the mat a year later. Minot State University wrestling finished with eight wins – including a pin and a major decision – to defeat Jamestown College 31-10 in NCAA Division II wres....

Bausman Wins Moorhead Open


MOORHEAD, Minn. – Minot State University freshman Marcus Bausman (Minot, N.D.) earned his first collegiate title by going 3-0 at 165 pounds at the Concordia College Open here Saturday. Bausman was one of four MSU wrestlers to place at the meet and the second MSU freshman to impress coa....

Seven Cougars Place at Roger Denker Open


Jan. 15, 2012 Seven Wrestlers Place at Denker Open Lowman Top Finisher WARRENSBURG, Mo. - Kyle Lowman took second place at 157 pounds Sunday to lead seven SIUE placewinners at the Central Missouri Roger Denker Open. Lowman worked his way to the finals only to draw the wrestler....

SIUE defeats Anderson


RALEIGH, N.C. - SIUE wrestling Head Coach David Ray and his Cougars finished 1-3 Saturday at the Wolfpack Duals. The Cougars defeated Anderson 26-16 to open the event but would drop its next three dual matches to Campbell (31-12), Shippensburg (24-22), and Gardner-Webb (32-13). Ray sai....

Wrestling @ William Mary University


It has been many years since WMU has pulled out the mats (or even had mats) for a wrestling practice. with the help of many local high schools and local support, WMU was able to join the NCWA for the 2011-2012 season ....

West Chester's Bilyeu, UMBC's Urps, Muradov win Ursinus tournament


NCWA teams took home three individual titles Saturday at the Ursinus College tournament in Collegeville, Pa., against an NCAA DIII field. UMBC 174-pounder Chris Urps (a two-time state finalist for Chesapeake-AA High School) captured his title with three pins and a decision. His teammate, 184-pounder Eldar Muradov

Apprentice Splits Action In Day One Of Virginia Duals


The Apprentice School wrestling team went 1-1 in the opening day of the Virginia Duals at the Hampton Coliseum. They lost to second-seeded Nassau Community Colllege 49-6 and rebounded in the first round of consolations with a 30-12 win over NCAA Division II Anderson University (SC). With the results of today, the Apprentice School (11-4) will advance to Saturday's

NCWA West Coast National Qualifier Changed


The NCWA West Coast Conference tournament has been moved from the Campus of California-Baptist, Riverside to the Campus of San Jose State University. The tournament will be held on Saturday, February 25th in the Gym located in Uchida Hall. The facility will open

College wrestlers returning to Dalton this month


The National Collegiate Wrestling Association will hold its 2012 National Dual Championships Jan. 27-28 at the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center. This is the second straight year the NCWA will hold this event in Dalton. Among the 24-team field are five of the NCWA’s top six programs in its most recent coaches’ poll, and seven of the top 10 teams.

Wildcats Sweep in PSUAC Quad Match


MONACA, Pa. – The Pennsylvania College of Technology wrestling team went 3-0 at a Penn State University Athletic Conference quad match hosted by Penn State Beaver Saturday. The Wildcats defeated Penn State Fayette 28-15 followed by a 30-6 win over Penn State Beaver and 41-6 victory over Penn State Mont Alto. The win improves the team to 4-2 overall.

Apprentice Takes Fifth of 31 In Waynesburg


The Apprentice School wrestling team had seven place in the top six in their weight class on Saturday as they took fifth out of 31 teams in the Waynesburg Invitational. They scored 102 points to trail tournament host Waynesburg (186), College of Mt. St. Joseph (127), NCAA Division III 27th-ranked Thiel (114) and Mercyhurst Northeast (103.5). Senior Marcus Chevres took second at 133 pounds going

Alumni Association - A Message from the NCWA Executive Director


I pray all of you experienced a Merry Christmas with friends and family and are looking with hope and enthusiasm into the new year. I want to take this opportunity to thank our Current Active Wrestling Alumni for their dedication and support of the NCWA and the still very young Alumni Association. Active support of the Wrestling Alumni Association through a monthly gift is invaluable as we seek a leader to direct the Association. We have accumulated over

Knights’ Wrestling Revises Schedule


The St. Andrews wrestling team has added dates to their 2011-2012 schedule, the university announced this week. Due to NCAA conflictions, the Knights were not slated to compete in postseason action this season, but the university has been invited to compete in the National Collegiate Wrestling Association postseason tournament. The NCWA is an association comprised on non-NCAA wrestling teams. The organization was created to house teams that Read more: The Laurinburg Exchange - Knights’ wrestling revises schedule

MTSU Wrestling officially announces Women’s team


MTSU Wrestling officially announced that it will field an NCWA Women’s Division team starting in January when Spring classes begin. MTSU becomes only the 32nd team to join the organization’s women’s division, and stands alongside Eastern Tennessee State University and Tennessee as the only collegiate women’s teams in the state. Despite the official word coming only earlier today, MTSU coach Bryan Knepper has had the wheels in motion since the summer, recruiting Jasmine Cothran (Antioch High School), a

Local Wrestler to Compete at the Next Level!


Best of Luck to Aaron Patrick James, as he begins his quest to wrestle against the nations best.....

Southern Illinois Edwardsville Collects First Win of Season


EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. - SIUE used three pins, including back-to-back falls by Josh Wood and Cole Rogers, as the Cougars won their first dual meet of the season 27-18 over Truman at the Student Fitness Center Sunday. The Cougars are now 1-6 overall after dropping a 47-3 match to Purdue. Wood was the only double winner for the Cougars. He pinned

SIUE Opens with First Home Meet for 2011-12


Dec. 17, 2011 EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. - SIUE wrestling welcomes Purdue and Truman State Sunday for a triangular at the Student Fitness Center. SIUE, 0-5, hopes to gain its first win of the season. The meet starts with Purdue vs. Truman at 1 p.m. followed by SIUE vs. Truman at 2:30 p.m....

Josh Woods-197 goes 2-0 at Northwestern University


CHICAGO, Ill. - Josh Wood was SIUE's only two-time winner Sunday in the Cougars' losses to Indianapolis and Northwestern. The 197-pounder won his opening match over Indianapolis' Kevin Gaughan with a pin in 2:00. He later decisioned Northwestern's John Schoen 5-3. Indianapolis defe....

Coach Ray promotes Junior High Program


Dec. 8, 2011 EDWARDSVILLE, ILL. - David Ray was the guest of honor at John Evans Middle School in Potosi, Mo., attending the school's first-ever wrestling meet. Potosi R-3 school district started a middle school wrestling program and will follow that up by starting a high school ....

Maryville/Kauffman Brand Open


Dec. 5, 2011 ST. LOUIS, Mo. - SIUE wrestler David Devine worked his way back from a tournament-opening loss to finish third at the Maryville/Kaufman-Brand Tournament. Devine, a heavyweight, won six consecutive matches en route to his best regular season tournament finish at SIUE.....

California State Championships


Sacramento State University 2011 Team Champions 133- Tom laurel 1st 141-Paul kellem 1st 149-Ammen rataul 1st 157-Wally quail 1st 157-Phahn le 3rd 165-Trysen estes 2nd 174-Javier martinez 1st 197- Kekoa goncalves 1st 235-Kyle blumen 2nd 235-Tony alvaro hvy-Bryan hayisheda....

Liberty University Wrestlers Grappling with Potential


Photo Slide Show tells the story of a WRESTLERS WORLD..>>>

Rayburn Named USCAA Wrestler of the Week


Belleville, Ill. – Freshman wrestler Levi Rayburn earned Wrestler of the Week Honors, as announced by the United States Collegiate Athletic Association on Tuesday. Rayburn placed fifth at the Iowa State Open which included the No. 2 ranked NCAA Division I wrestler. Rayburn is 12-5 on the season with four of the five losses coming from NCAA Division I wrestlers. This marks the

Gegg Earns USCAA Wrestler of the Week Honors


Belleville, Ill. - Sophomore wrestler Jake Gegg was named Wrestler of the Week as announced by the United States Collegiate Athletic Association on Tuesday. Gegg finished in the top eight this weekend at the Lindenwood - St. Charles Open, going 4-2 on the week. Gegg highlighted the week....

Builders Take UMBC Duals For Second Straight Year


CATONSVILLE, MD. – The Apprentice School wrestling team went 3-0 on Sunday in the UMBC Retriever Duals to win the event for the second year in a row. They defeated West Chester (27-16), the hosts University of Maryland Baltimore County (26-21) and the U.S. Naval Academy Prep School (42-14) to raise their dual match record to 10-3.

Central Washington Wildcats Eye Daytona Beach


The Central Washington Wildcat’s began their 2011-2012 wrestling season opening at Eastern Washington. The Wildcats were very shorthanded on the day in numbers but remained aggressive competing in spite of having to give up numerous forfeits in route to a 27-9 loss. Central scored points by receiving a forfeit at 141 pounds with Kyle Moore, and an exciting match which ended

Central Florida Goes 2-0 at Cavalier Duals


Albany, GA - The UCF Knights finished their fall semester competition season in style at the Cavalier Duals in Albany, GA. The Knights went 2-0 in the day against NCWA rival Marion Military Institute and NCJAA team Darton College. In total the team went 16-5 matches. In the first dual the Knights used early momentum to nearly

Douglas Wrestling Alumni set to Compete at Canadian Olympic Trials


Douglas College Alumni are in their final phase of preparation for the Canadian Olympic Trials in Winnipeg, Manitoba on December 16th and 17th. In men’s qualifying, Aso Palani and Frank Mensah will be competing at 55kg, John Pineda and Raj Virdi will be competing at 60kg, Travis Cross will be competing at 84kg, and Arjun Gill and Manjot Sandhu will be competing at 96kg. In the women’s qualifying, Amanda Gerhart will be competing at 55kg. Palani, Mensah, Pineda and Cross are all former NCWA National Champions for Douglas

GSU Performs Well in Early Season Tournaments


Georgia Southern wrestlers shined in three season opening tournaments. The Eagles were in fine fashion at the Bear Open in Macon, GA where 5 wrestlers in 5 different weight classes made it to the finals with Lorenzo Gonzalez winning the 149 pound weight class and being named MOW for the tournament. At the Citadel the

Open Tournaments


The Rutgers wrestling Club has shown a great improvement over the first few weeks of the season. We have entered 2 open tournaments and have wrestled several D1 and D2 wrestlers, winning several matches. Although, none of the guys placed at the ESU open or TCNJ open both tournaments show....

Orr Takes Auggie Brute Adidas Title


With a short squad the Winona State Warriors headed to Minneapolis to do battle with 350 wrestlers from 20 teams. Brackets were set up and the Warrior wrestlers had some favorable bracket placements. Steve Patterson, wrestling at 285, lost his first match but was able to wrestle back to the consolation championship match where he

Wildcats Notch First Season Victory


WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – The Pennsylvania College of Technology wrestling team started out conference play with a decisive 47-12 victory of Penn State Greater Allegheny. The Wildcats recorded three pins and a technical fall in their first win of the season. They now improve to 1-1 overall and 1-0 in the Penn State University Athletic Conference. After starting off down 12-0 with forfeits at the 125 and 133 classes, freshman Kyle Sunseri (Athens) pinned his opponent Jerrit

Bear start off strong


Coming off of a tough tournament at the Citadel, the Mercer wrestling team traveled to Rome, GA, to compete in the 2nd Annual Roman Open, hosted by Shorter University. Despite the high level of competition, the team had an impressive showing, with three wrestlers in the finals. When asked how he felt about his team’s performance, Coach Andres said, “This tournament was a step in the right direction. The effort that

Penn College wrestlers drop season opener


In its season opener Saturday at NCAA Division II Elizabethtown College, the Pennsylvania College of Technology wrestling team fell, 39-6. Logan Gresock, of Wadsworth, Ohio, scored all of the Wildcats’ points with a fall in 43 seconds in the 184-pound weight class. “The guys showed good aggression and fought to

EWU Posts Its First Home Win in 20+ Years


On Saturday, November 19th, Eastern Washington University hosted its first home duel since dropping the NAIA program, after the 1989-1990 season. The team reinstated itself, as a club team, back in 2009, but has not been able to put forward a full schedule since that time. Saturday night m....

Madson, Shames Dominate Doug Parker Tournament


Co-captains Sam Shames and Ryan Madson won their respective weight classes this past weekend at the Doug Parker Invitational hosted by Springfield College. Sam won all four of his matches in dominatng fashion. He had 3 pins and won 10-0 in the finals over Nate Giorgio of The US Coast G....

UNH Open Tournament


Joe Disalvo- 3-0 with 1 pin Garrett Valls- 2-0 with 1 pin Reid Hughes- 1-1 with 1 pin Conrad Tiedeman 1-1 Brian Calandra 2-1 with 2 pins....

Madson defeats #4 ranked Division 3 wrestler


The MIT wrestling team competed at the Roger Williams Invitational on Saturday, November 12, 2011. The team finished tenth overall. Sophomore captain, Sam Shames finished second in the 125 pound weight class. Sam was very impressive winning his first 2 matches by technical fall and hi....

Blue Raiders Place 2nd at Alumni Duals to former NCAA D-1 Liberty


he Middle Tennessee Wrestling team hosted 4 collegiate teams as well as 4 high school teams (Beech, Blackman, Father Ryan, and Rossview) on Saturday, November 5th at Smyrna H.S. The four high schools competed in exhibition duals as the date is considered part of the preseason in Tennessee. All of the schools had connections

Southern Virginia University Opens up at VMI


he Knights wrestling team this year features a variety of wrestlers for the first time in many years. This year the Knights will include a full roster. The team is complete with returning wrestlers, transfer students, and incoming freshman wrestlers. The Knights made a strong showing in their first competition of the season competing at the Rat Rumble Open hosted at Virginia Military Institute. This tournament

Success is Contagious


The NCWA added its post season awards with Academic All-American awards and UGA leads the league with the most. We are proud of our guys making the most of their academic careers and preparing themselves for careers outside of wrestling. We want our wrestlers to become successful men first....

UMBC's Alec Pence wins the Messiah College tournament


UMBC's Alec Pence (Chopticon High) won the Messiah College tournament yesterday in Grantham, Pa. Pence, who competes at 197 pounds, defeated wrestlers from McDaniel, Ursinus, Messiah and Case Western to capture the championship. He is the first UMBC wrestler to win the event since the ....

Spruill Takes First As Builders Tangle In VMI Open


LEXINGTON, Va. – Junior Kyle Spruill topped four Apprentice School wrestlers in the top three by winning the 149-pound bracket at the VMI Rat Open held Saturday at Cocke Hall on the Virginia Military Institute campus. Spruill went 3-0 to win his bracket, while sophomore Ty Ford was 1-1 to finish second at 125 pounds. Freshman Dwayne Roes also competed at 125 pounds and went 1-1 to take third place and junior Kevin Gray was 2-1 at heavyweight to finish third. Host VMI was joined by Campbell University, Washington & Lee University, Davidson College and

2011-12 Lancers


Longwood University's Wrestling club team starts off the season against Easter Carolina University and Hampton in a tri-meet on the 5th of November @ ECU. Longwood looks to continue to build on success after having three national qualifiers in the 2010-11 season. ....

Wolves look to 2012 Season


The Wolves are looking forward to this coming season. This 2nd year team is hoping to fill all weight classes and compete in it's first ever Tri Meet against University of Toledo and Bowling Green State University on Sunday, November 6th, 2011. Round one starts at 2pm: UMD vs UT R....

The Open Mat Lists NCWA Pre-Season Rankings


Checkout the 2011-12 NCWA Pre-Season Rankings as listed by TOM.... Looks like many see the NAIA's top 3 Teams, now competing in the NCWA in transition to NCAA DII, as the teams to catch, Let TOM know your thoughts on these Picks.

NCWA Announces National Championships Location


DALLAS, TX. - NCWA is proud to announce that its 2012 National Collegiate Wrestling Championships will be held March 8-10 in beautiful Daytona Beach, FL. This three-day, six-session event was moved from Mercer University in Macon, GA due to facility scheduling conflicts. After a thorough search, the NCWA chose Daytona Beach as Host City for this 15th annual event. "The Daytona Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) really stepped up when we needed a new facility" said NCWA Executive Director Jim Giunta. "The CVB’s Tara Hamburger and the Ocean Center convention center’s Tim Buckley pulled out all the stops in order to bring NCWA wrestling to Daytona Beach." The University of Central Florida and

Middle Tennessee Takes Home the Bear Trophy


The inaugural event of the 2011-2012 NCWA season saw the Middle Tennessee State University Blue Raiders edge out host Mercer University to win the Bear Invitational on 10/29/11 in Macon, GA (site of the 2011 NCWA Championships). The Blue Raiders had 15 grapplers competing in 10 weight classes, placing 12 in the top-4 with two individual champions in Patrick Chadwick (133) and Everett

Apprentice Wins Two Of Three In Season Opener


LYNCHBURG, Va. – The Apprentice School wrestling team opened its 2011-12 season by winning two of three dual matches in a tri-meet at Lynchburg College. They defeated Virginia Tech Club and the hosts Lynchburg Hornets by 66-0 scores, before falling 35-18 to Liberty University. In the opening match against Virginia Tech Club team, the Builders contested three bouts while winning eight by forfeit for the 66-0 win. Freshman Sterling Briscoe won his first

University of Central Florida Season Preview


After graduating standouts at several key weights, the Central Florida Knights start the 2011-2012 season with plenty of fresh faces. However, the young team isn't letting the loss of four all-americans stop them, as the Knights look to test their new talent against an increasingly tough NCWA landscape. With a pair of impressive preseason outings already in their pockets, UCF seems poised to make some noise this season.

Cal Baptist Head Coach Lennie Zalesky talks to TOM


By Sean McNie – Special to The Open Mat......... Back in June Lennie Zalesky took over at Cal Baptist. Coach Zalesky took the time to speak with TOM. TOM: You were named head coach at Cal Baptist back in June. When did you start training with the team? What have you been focusing on up until now? (Strength, technique, etc.) LZ: We started conditioning and strength training shortly after school started in September. We have started our regular season on the 10th and have been focusing on technique mostly, with conditioning and strength training being part of it as well. TOM: The CBU team was established in 2009, and has only had one coach

Hall of famer, NCAA champ takes over wrestling club


When the Florida Gulf Coast University wresting club hits the mats this year, they will have one of the greatest college wrestlers of all time on the sidelines. Pat Milkovich, a two-time NCAA champion, has agreed to coach the club team this season. Milkovich won his two national champion....

UMBC raises nearly $8,000 with Making A Difference tournament


By Jason Bryant USA Wrestling 10/21/2011 The University of Maryland-Baltimore County’s wrestling program raised nearly $8,000 which will go directly to the fledgling wrestling team. UMBC, a Division I school in Catonsville, Md., has been active within the National Collegiate Wrestling Association the past several years and the ambitions of the school’s wrestling backers are to raise

Lancing CC Designs Fundraiser to Maintain Program


Lansing Community College Wrestling completes 1st fundraiser! As of last night, Lancing Wrestling kicks off the upcoming season FIRST, at home, for its first FUNDRAISER for the 2011-12 season by helping work the college's last home volleyball competition. The match marks just one of hopefully MANY type similar events the team has planned to

Apprentice Pre-season Action


The Apprentice School wrestling team started its pre-season action on Thursday night with a clinic and wrestleoffs held at Tabb High School. A clinic was first held where the Builders demonstrated moves and techniques for nearly 20 wrestlers looking for new ideas from the current wrestling team. Following that was the wrestle-offs where early lineups were set heading into the final pre-season event on Saturday. The wrestling team will compete in the first Virginia Beach

Rutgers Wrestling - New Season, New Talent


The Rutgers wrestling club team is looking forward to a great season in the NCWA. As with the NCAA D1 team, the club team at Rutgers talent has been growing tremendously. New Jersey has always been known for its wrestling talent and this season is no exception. The program is preparing to compete on the national level, with the addition

Iowa State Club Hits the Mats


By Alex Halsted... Since its inception, the ISU wrestling club had always been just talk. But after finally hitting the mats, the members are now ready to begin competing for the first time. While the club was founded in 2006, with no facility available to use on campus, the group simply talked about getting things going and occasionally got together to work out.

Bearcat Wrestling Events Announced


University of Cincinnati will host two events this season, begining with The Midwest Bearcat-Rocket Invitational on Saturday January 14, 2012. In addition the Bearcats will host a Saturday Dual Quad on December 3rd 2011. The Midwest B-R Invitational, hosted by both the University of Cincinnati and University of Toledo, will run as an individual tournament slated to become an annual event. Please contact Dr. Kazmierczak by email at [email protected] for

Hall of Famer, NCAA Champ takes over Florida Gulf Coast Wrestling


By Ron Lee .. - When the Florida Gulf Coast University wresting program hits the mats this year, they will have one of the greatest college wrestlers of all time on the sidelines. Pat Milkovich, a two-time NCAA champion, has agreed to coach the program this season. Milkovich won his two national championships at Michigan State in 1972 and '74. He joined the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2000. The four-time All-American comes from a family of wrestling greats. According to wrestlingusa.com

Southern Illinois Edwardsville Announces Schedule


EDWARDSVILLE, ILL. - Head Coach David Ray said he has the best wrestling schedule he's had since coming to SIUE. Ray announced the 2011-12 schedule Monday that includes six home dates. SIUE has Truman and Purdue at the Vadalabene Center Dec. 18. SIUE faces Central Missouri in a Jan. 12 dual match. The Cougars host a

Students, Alumnus Lead Carroll Wrestling Revival


Josh DeGrasse-Baumann Editorial Staff..... It was by chance that wrestling returned to Carroll University’s campus. Tanner Flatland, a sophomore, was looking for an open mat near Waukesha in October of 2010. His search brought him to a message board where he made

Maverick New Wrestlers Picnic, Oct 1st


09/12/2011 - Arlington, TX – Friends of Maverick wrestling will get an opportunity to meet the 2011-12 squad at the 2nd annual "New Wrestlers Picnic," Saturday, Oct 1st. The grills will fire up at 4 PM & we ask everyone to bring a dish. The picnic will be held at the Randol Mill Park ....

Wrestling Club Ready to Begin Practice, Compete in the NCWA


“Ferocious.” That’s how James Perry, a sophomore, describes the new wrestling team. Carroll University formally recognized its wrestling team as a club sport in 2011 under coach­es Ben Tomes, a former Pioneer wrestler and now head coach, and Charles Hammack, who wrestled at Gallaudet....

Ways to Follow Carroll University Wrestling


Our first home dual meet will be covered by Badger State Wrestling, a great website out of Wisconsin that films and airs dual meets as well as tournament at the high school and collegiate level. It's a great site and the coverage will be a great addition to our dual meet on November 18th.....

Tomes Scores Reversal for Carroll Wrestling


Sturgeon Bay native Ben Tomes' persistence to get a wrestling program reinstated at Carroll University in Waukesha has finally paid off. The small private school in southern Wisconsin recently granted Tomes permission to start a club team next school year, and the Carroll University Stu....

5 Academic All-Americans


UGA is proud to announce that 5 of its starters have been recognized in 2011 as Academic All-Americans. Congratulations to Frankie Miller, An Pham, Jackson Govatos, Mark Feeley and Russell Holzgrefe. ....

UGA Qualifies 6 for Nationals


UGA competed in Florida for the 2011 SEC Championships and qualified 6 for the upcoming National tournament to be held in Macon, GA. Joel Hyder at 174 pounds won his first SEC Championship leading his team into a great post-season.....

First Ever 3-Timer!


Veteran wrestler Frankie Miller led his team at the National Tournament defeating last years National Champion to become a 3-Time All-American. Frankie is the first and only 3-Time All-American from the University of Georgia.....

11th at National Duals


UGA competed in Dalton, GA for the NCWA National Duals and placed 11th, setting a new school record! Link features story on the event and local wrestler Mark Feeley in his last competitive year with UGA. A grad student and 165 pounder he is a returning All-American.....

National Wrestling Coach of the Year Now Earning Doctorate


DAPHNE, Ala. — John Petty’s Cal Baptist University wrestling program that he built from the ground up since 2008 had just won the 2011 National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) National Championship and Petty had just earned National Coach of the Year honors. However, the 46-year-old Petty was ready to attack his next challenge—earning his doctorate degree. Petty begins his three-year residential doctorate program Tuesday, Sept. 6 at the United States Sports Academy, known as America’s Sports University, in Daphne, Ala.

Middle Tennessee State University Wrestling Preview


The Middle Tennessee State University wrestling squad (www.blueraiderwrestling.com) will look for a top-10 finish this season in the ultra-competitive National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA, www.ncwa.net) with multiple additions to the team from within the state of Tennessee. Th

Southern Illinois Edwardsville Announces 2011-2012 Schedule


DWARDSVILLE, ILL. - Head Coach David Ray said he has the best wrestling schedule he's had since coming to SIUE. Ray announced the 2011-12 schedule Monday that includes six home dates. SIUE has Truman and Purdue at the Vadalabene Center Dec. 18. SIUE faces Central Missouri in a Jan. 12 dual match. The Cougars host a quadrangular meet Jan. 29 with Truman, Missouri, and Eastern Michigan. SIUE faces off against Indiana and South Dakota State Feb. 3. The regular season closes out Feb. 19 with a dual meet against Buffalo. "I wish I could have a home schedule like this every year," said Ray. The postseason includes the National Collegiate Wrestling Association's (NCWA) North Central Conference Championships at the Vadalabene Center Feb. 25.



Mott CC will be looking to improve on last years performance with a solid crew coming back. Although the team has a lot of youth it also brings back a lot of experience, and fire power. With a lot of depth at 125 Mott will have a lot of options with returning National champion Hermon Gillum who can wrestle at 2 weight classes. Talented freshman Greco state champ Jessie Armstrong provides

SIUE Admitted to NCAA DI Southern Conference


EDWARDSVILLE, ILL. - The final piece of the conference puzzle materialized Monday as Southern Illinois University Edwardsville wrestling was named an associate member of the Southern Conference. SIUE joined Gardner-Webb (Boiling Springs, N.C.) and Campbell (Buies Creek, N.C.) as associate members who will help the Southern Conference improve

Flowrestling Names NCWA the "Gateway of College Wrestling"


Founder and Executive Director Jim Giunta speaks with Flo wrestling during the National Wrestling Coaches Convention on the current State of the NCWA.

Three Wrestlers Named To First NCWA All-Academic Team


NEWPORT NEWS, VA. -- For the first time ever, the National Collegiate Wrestling Association recognized its student-athletes with an All-Academic team and three Apprentice School wrestlers made the 147-person list. Junior Ricky Anderson, sophomore Stuart Roes and freshman Willy Crawford were recognized on the NCWA All-Academic team for having a greater than 3.0 grade point average for the 2010-11 wrestling season. To be recognized you had to have at least a 3.0 grade point average and be a NCWA All-American or a 3.25 grade point average and a national qualifier.

Air Force Wrestling Announces Incoming Class of 2015


Air Force wrestling head coach Joel Sharratt announced today the arrival of the Class of 2015. This year’s incoming freshman class features 11 wrestlers, including four entries from the Academy Prep School. Featured in the group are four high school state champions and an NCWA All-American. “We are excited to welcome all our incoming cadet wrestlers in the class of 2015,” said Sharratt. “These guys bring in a wealth of talent and accolades that together combine for 27 state placing honors and nine athletes who have more than 100 high school victories in their prep career.”



DALLAS – The National Collegiate Wrestling Association joined its collegiate wrestling brethren this year in honoring the top student-athletes within its association. This marks the first time that the NCWA has awarded post-season scholastic honors for its thousands of wrestlers competing at its 140 member schools. The 147 honorees listed below are from the NCWA’s combined Division I and Division II ranks, and include 10 student-athletes from the NCWA’s women’s division. The NCWA is the only collegiate wrestling association to offer post-season championships and scholastic honors to female wrestlers. Mike Moyer, executive director of the National Wrestling Coaches Association, welcomed the NCWA’s involvement with the postseason awards. “The coaches association supports programs that enhance the academic side of a student-athlete’s experience in wrestling. The NWCA is glad to have the NCWA on board with the academic awards this year.” The NWCA sponsors the NCWA academic awards as well as those for the NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA. The NCWA’s top academic honors went to

Big Finish for Mott Bears


Congratulations to the Mott Bears for finishing #14 this year with 4 National Qualifiers, and congratulations to Hermon Gillum III for winning a National title and finishing 32-0.....

DON'T MISS THIS ONE - NCWA Vision Forum In Florida This Summer


The NCWA's Annual Vision Form will become part of the National Wrestling Coaches Convention this year in Ft Lauderdale. The Coaches Convention is on tap for August 4th -8th, and the NCWA will play a prominent part in this years activities. The Vision Forum will begin the day before the Convention with breakfast at 8:00 Thursday August 4th. The meeting schedule begins promptly at 9:00 There is No Registration Fee for the Vision Forum and we have worked out a Discounted Registration for the Coaches Convention. The Normal Wrestling Coaches Association registration is $225, but if you use the Code: CL2011, - NCWA affiliated Coaches will pay only $150 REGISTER HERE: http://nwcaevents.ticketleap.com/2011-nwca-convention ................................ Everything you should need to know about the convention can be found on the "Read More" link at the end of this article. .... I would encourage all of you to make room reservations soon as the cut-off date is July 21st.---...--- Hotel Information: Harbor Beach Marriott - Fort Lauderdale Resort & Spa Hotel Website: http://www.marriottharborbeach.com/ Hotel Address: 3030 Holiday Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316 Hotel Rates: $99 per night plus applicable taxes. For reservations please call: 1-954-525-4000 and mention you are with the NWCA Convention.

Tony Ferguson: Best Performance at 'Ultimate Fighter 13' finale


Tony's finish was not only very exciting, but allowed us to see a man realize his dream. Here's why Tony Ferguson's huge KO win to become the winner of "The Ultimate Fighter" Season 13 took home "Best Performance of the Night". Let's begin as we always do, fans and friends: let's put the situation into context. Coming into this fight, Tony Ferguson was one of the hot-button issues of the thirteenth season of TUF. For a vast majority of the season, Ferguson was one of the favorites to win it all: knocking out people left and right, Ferguson established himself fully inside the cage while not having much of a presence outside of it

Grand Valley's Tony Ferguson Fights in UF 13 Finals


LOWKICK MAGAZINE June,4 - The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale is kind of a big deal. Two of the most exciting fighters in all of MMA are going against each other in the main event. Frankly, I don't see how they have anything short of a great fight, let alone a good one (knock on wood). Ramsey Nijem and Tony Ferguson haven't been in a boring fight since they entered TUF competition. Needless to say, this card could be nothing short of fireworks.... Tony Ferguson (10-2) vs. Ramsey Nijem (4-1) - - HUNTERB - I've only seen the fights off of TUF from these guys, but from what I've seen this could be fight of the night. Ramsey is a crazy man who never stops coming forward. Ferguson definitely showed he is the favorite to win this with his fights during the show. I think Ferguson will keep the fight standing, and take the W, but will not be able to finish Ramsey. Ferguson via Decision............... EDUB - Ferguson has looked like the best prospect from the house. He's quick, hits hard, and seems to be a well-rounded mixed martial artist. Ramsey on the other hand has shown a knack for overwhelming his opposition with good wrestling and sometimes brute strength. Ferguson has a decent wrestling background also, but I think the differences between NCAA Div. 1 and NCWA show up here. Ramsey will have the size advantage and I think he'll use it wisely. Nijem via Decision

Middle Tennessee Wrestling Announces the 2011-2012 Signing Class!


Murfreesboro, TN. April 16, 2011 by Bryan Knepper This MTSU Signing Class Had a Senior Record of 466-85 and a combined 3.35 GPA! Pictured: (front, l to r): Kendall Kermick, Shane Shaffner, Joey Tamburello, Eric Feuerbacher, Zach Pickney, Joseph Melson; (back, l to r): Jonathan Rob....

Iowa State wrestling club finding a place to fit in


Without a facility on campus to use, the ISU wrestling club is learning about flexibility in preparing for its inaugural season of competition. The club, which was founded in 2006, has yet to compete for an entire season. However, that has not stopped club president Zach Byrnes from trying to compose a season schedule to compete next fall as part of the National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA). "What we want to be doing is being a competitor in the NCWA so that we can give wrestlers a chance who aren't on the all-star level to wrestle for a state university to continue wrestling after high school," Byrnes said.

Doug Joseph Named Head Coach at Penn State New Kensington


Pride Wrestling founder Doug Joseph was selected as the new head wrestling coach at Penn State New Kensington. This was announced recently by Dave Murray, director of athletics. A former assistant coach at Kiski Area High School and Gannon University, Joseph replaces Scott Morgan who resigned in March after the inaugural season at the campus. Joseph brings to the campus a passion for developing young men in all aspects of their collegiate lives, both academically and athletically. "I want to help students develop their wrestling skills, strengthen their minds and bodies, and gain character," said Joseph, who

Students, alumnus look to reinstate wrestling program


It was by chance that wrestling returned to Carroll University’s campus. Tanner Flatland, a sophomore, was looking for an open mat near Waukesha in October of 2010. His search brought him to a message board where he made his request. As luck would have it, Ben Tomes, an alumnus of Carroll and former four-time letter winner for the wrestling team, came across his post. When President Hastad came to Carroll in 2007, he asked Tomes to draft a proposal to reinstate wrestling, but interest seemed to be lacking at the time. With Tanner’s post as a sign of new interest, the possibility of reviving wrestling at Carroll became clear. Carroll’s wrestling team began in 1946 as a student organization. It eventually gained varsity status and lasted until 1999 when

Five Marion Wrestlers named NCWA Academic All-Americans


Marion, AL - The National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) has named the following MMI wrestlers to the 2011 NCWA Academic All-American Team: Austin Souders (Coppell, Texas), Michael Giorgio (Leesport, Pennsylvania), Steven Sattler (New Baltimore, MI), Joel Wyman (Springfield, MO), ....

Santana wins national title


Brawley native Chris Santana is continuing his success at the collegiate level in wrestling. The 157-pound Brawley Union High 2007 graduate recently won his weight division at the 14th annual National Collegiate Wrestling Association’s national championships in Macon, Ga. He is wrestling with the California Baptist University Lancers in Riverside as a redshirt sophomore. The Lancers also won the team title at the national championships. “I think it’s really cool. I got the chance to compete in a national

West Chester Again Crowns Two Champions at Nationals


The West Chester University wrestling team completed their 2011 season in very impressive fashion at the NCWA National Tournament that took place in Macon, GA on March 10-12. The Golden Rams showed that they are indeed a legitimate national power by coming away with four All-Americans on their way to a 6th place team finish in what was the strongest field in NCWA history. In the process, WCU repeated their feat

Marion Military - Westerman Takes National Title


Macon, GA. - Sophomore Brandon Westerman, a native of Powdersprings, Georgia, won the National Collegiate Wrestling Association's (NCWA) 141-lb. weight class this past weekend at the NCWA National Tournament and is now a two-time NCWA All-American. Westerman defeated Kendall Albert from Kennesaw State University 4 to 1 in the finals

Nine All-Americans lead California Baptist to NCWA Championship


MACON, Ga. – California Baptist broke from a handful of schools in the semifinals, then cemented their hold on first with two national champions and two runners-up to claim the national title at the NCWA Championships. The win is the Lancers’ second NCWA national title in two months, as they won the

Northwest Wrestling Wins Division II Club National Championship


MARYVILLE, Mo. – Northwest Missouri State University added another championship to its list of achievements over the weekend as the University’s wrestling club won the National Collegiate Wrestling Association Division II National Championship in Macon, Ga. The Bearcats scored 45 points as a team, led by

Perseverance Pays with National Title for Corey Melinn


Corey Melinn took a step backward last year, and was not happy about it. The senior heavyweight for the Grand Valley State University club wrestling team took fifth as a freshman and third as a sophomore at the National Collegiate Wrestling Association National Championships, but last year failed to make it to the podium as an All-American. But the Coopersville graduate, who never qualified for the state tournament in high school, came back with a vengeance this season and won the national championship in his weight class at the NCWA national tournament this weekend in Macon, Ga. Melinn's title helped the Lakers finish runner-up in the final



MACON, Ga. – California Baptist maintained its commanding lead at the NCWA Championships by sending four of its wrestlers to the national title matches with five others in placing matches. The Lancers, first-year members of the NCWA, lead Grand Valley State 142.5-116 heading into Saturday night’s finals session. California Baptist’s Jimmy Martinez started the championship run with a 7-2 win over Scott Filbert of the U.S. Military Academy Prep School in the



MACON, Ga. – California Baptist took the quarterfinals by storm at the National Collegiate Wrestling Association Championships Friday afternoon as the Lancers won seven of their nine matches in the round to leap from third place into the lead as the second day came to a close. The Lancers, the top-ranked team entering the tournament, more than



MACON, Ga. – Grand Valley State used its bonus points to surge into the lead following the first day of competition at the National Collegiate Wrestling Association Championships. The Lakers, the North Central Conference champions, lead California Baptist, the West Coast Conference champions, 40-38 after two sessions at the University Center on the campus of Mercer University. Grand Valley wrestlers scored seven pins in the first two rounds, and advanced seven of 11 wrestlers into Friday morning’s quarterfinals. Cal Baptist has nine in the quarterfinals, including all six of its wrestlers seeded among the top four in their bracket. Matt Morrill, Carl Worthy and Corey Melinn led Grand Valley by scoring pins in their two matches. Morrill will draw third-seeded Marcus Chevres of fourth-place The Apprentice School (Va.) in the quarterfinals of the 133-pound bracket. Worthy, who scored

National Championships to begin Thursday


Two newcomers to the National Collegiate Wrestling Association scene expect to contend for the national title at the association’s championship tournament later this month. But the NCWA’s old guard has already shown that it is not going to let its own championship tradition be pushed aside by the new neighbors. California Baptist, a rookie NCWA member, and third-year member Southern Illinois-Edwardsville brought plenty of tradition with them when they joined the NCWA from other associations. Both schools have enjoyed plenty of NCWA success already while they await their future NCAA membership, SIUE into Division I and Cal Baptist into Division II. SIUE got a head start with a third-place finish at last year’s NCWA Championships, scoring

DuBois Wrestlers Qualify for Nationals, Park Named Coach of the Year


DuBois, PA. - Eight Penn State DuBois wrestlers have qualified for the National Collegiate Wrestling Association's (NCWA) National Championships to be held March 10-12 in Macon, Georgia. Five of the wrestlers competed in the finals with Jim Mosher claiming the lone title for the Nittany Lions at 285 pounds. Finishing second were David Hommell at 133 pounds, Kasey Haines at 141 pounds, Ty Albright at 149 pounds, and Ryan Terwilliger at

Cougars prepare to build on NCWA success


Fourteen Southern Illinois Edwardsville wrestlers will be heading south for spring break, but they won't be seeing the beaches of Florida. They will instead stop a little farther north on Interstate 75 in Macon, Ga. for the National Collegiate Wrestling Association National Tournament March 10-12. The 14 wrestlers qualified for nationals last weekend at the NCWA Conference Championship, which SIUE hosted at the Vadalabene Center Saturday. As a team, the Cougars finished second in the 12-team tournament as Grand Valley State edged the Cougars 214.5-200. Scoring for the conference tournament was different due to the number of teams competing. Each school was allowed one scorer per weight class. The top seven wrestlers in each weight class advanced to the national tournament, but only two from the same school per class were allowed to advance. The Cougars boasted five champions on the day, as did Grand Valley State. John Petrov (133), Isaac Ervin (157), Gabe Hocum (165), Michael Dace (174) and David Devine (285) all won their respected weight classes and advanced to nationals.



ARLINGTON, Texas – The University of Colorado wrestling team qualified two wrestlers for nationals last weekend at the Southwest Regional Conference Championships. The Buffs took three wrestlers to Texas, John Combs and Casey Myers, both at 157 pounds, and club president Adrin Linan at....

California Baptist University Wins the 2011 West Coast Conference; Eight Champs


SAN JOSE, Calif. --- Top-ranked California Baptist University won eight of 11 weight classes Saturday at the National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) West Coast Conference Championships hosted by San Jose State University. Jimmy Martinez (125), Ethan Hall (141), Chris Santana (15....

Gardone Wins Conference Wrestling Title


Sophomore Lou Gardone, the anchor of Penn State New Kensington's revived wrestling program, won the National Collegiate Wrestling Association Mid-East Conference championship Feb. 27 at Lafayette College in Easton, Pa. Gardone, a former standout at Burrell High School, advances to the National Collegiate Wrestling Association national championships, March 10-12, at Mercer College in Macon, Georgia. Seeded number one in the 197-pound bracket, Gardone pinned his semi-final opponent and scored

Mid-East Conference Championships Wrap-Up


Behind the strength of four champions, West Chester University, with 136 ½ points, took home the team crown at the Mid-East Conference Qualifier. Penn State-Du Bois placed second with 96 points, and the University of Delaware scored 64 points to place third. With three individual champions, USMAPS placed fourth, and rounding out the top five was Pennsylvania

Miracle wins Mid-East Conference


Shawn Miracle went into the Mid-East Conference Qualifier as the top seed and wrestled to his seed, winning three straight matches on the day. In his first match of the day, Shawn pinned Nate Snyder of West Chester. Next, he wrestled a tough opponent in Sam Needles of Delaware and beat h....

MMI Wrestlers Finish 2nd at SEC Tournament


Jacksonville, Florida - The MMI wrestlers competed in the NCWA Southeastern Conference Tournament this past weekend and were narrowly defeated by the University of Central Florida with just four points separating the two schools. Mercer University finished third with the University of Florida taking fourth and the University of Georgia taking fifth

Northwest Missouri Wins SWC championships


Northwest Missouri State University Won the Southwest Conference Title held on the campus of Texas at Arlington. Northwest qualified six wrestlers to the National Tournament being held at Mercer University in Macon Ga. March 10th through the 12th.

Conference Tournament


Six Army Wrestlers competed in the MEC Conference Championships. All of these individuals placed in the top five. Scott Filbert, Hunter Wood, and Cole Gracey each won there respective weight classes. Phil Steinberg finished the competition with a 3rd place finish and Creamer Hedash fini....

Apprentice Captures 10th Straight Conference Titie


BUENA VISTA, VA. -- The Apprentice School wrestling team made it 10-for-10 in conference championships winning the 2011 National Collegiate Wrestling Association Mid-Atlantic Conference title at Southern Virginia University on Saturday. Four wrestlers won their individual weight classes to raise the all-time total of conference champions to 56 for the wrestling team. They scored 170 points to outdistance University of Maryland Baltimore County (159.5) and VMI (106) in the 13-team event. Junior Marcus Chevres won the

SIUE Sends 11 to Championships Finals


EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – Southern Illinois University Edwardsville wrestling finished with five champions Saturday as it played host to the National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) North Central Conference Championships at the Vadalabene Center. The Cougars were edged out in the team title race 214.5-200 by Grand Valley State, which also had five champions. “I think we actually performed better than what I expected. I knew some weights were going to tough,” said SIUE Head Coach David Ray.

Marion Wrestlers Prepare for Southeastern Conference Tournament


Marion, AL - The Marion Military Institute wrestlers will travel to Jacksonville, Florida this weekend to compete in the National Collegiate Wrestling Association's (NCWA) Southeastern Conference Tournament. Flagler Palm Coast High School will host the tournament, a qualifying event for the NCWA National Tournament. The address for the event

Winona State prepares for NCC tournament


The injury plagued Winona State wrestling club will make its way south this Friday to Edwardsville, IL for the North Central Conference tournament. A rash of injuries has left the WSU club team with only 7 healthy wrestlers heading to conference. Highlighting the wrestlers going to confere....

Apprentice Sweeps Tri-Match To Claim First 20-Win Season In School History


NEWPORT NEWS, VA. – The Apprentice School wrestling team won three matches on Saturday to close out its regular season. Those wins gave the Builders a 20-8 record which is the first time in school history the wrestlers have won 20 dual matches in a season. In the opening match, the Builders avenged an earlier season loss to NCAA Division II St. Andrews by defeating the Knights 36-11.

Truman Topples Cougars 27-15


EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville heavyweight David Devine closed out Thursday's wrestling meet with a pin but it wasn't enough as the Cougars dropped a 27-15 decision to Truman State. Devine dispatched Thomas Redmon in 2 minutes, 20 seconds. He improved his season record to 12-14. "He went out and did what he was supposed to do. He believed in himself and got the pin," said SIUE Head Coach David Ray. SIUE earned victories

Miracle wins Doug Cherry Invitational and Groundhog Invitational


Last week Shawn Miracle travelled to Lafayette to compete in the Doug Cherry Invitational. He won his first two matches by the same score, 6-0, to make the finals and face Brian Samuels of UMBC. After giving up an early takedown, Shawn got to work and racked up enough points to win by a ....

Marion Wrestlers Capture University of Georgia Tournament


ATHENS, GA - The MMI wrestlers captured the University of Georgia Tournament this past weekend in a competition that saw twelve schools represented. Marion scored 163 points to outdistance them from Southeastern Conference foe University of Central Florida who finished with 132 points. Mercer University finished third with 104 points while Georgia Southern and the University of Georgia finished in fourth and

State of Michigan Championships


Jerud Buhagiar (Fr) competed in the State of Michigan Championships at Mott Community College for the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Record for the day: 0-4....

Peter Brothers Pin Way to Success at Missouri Valley NAIA Open


Jordan and Travis Peter earned a 1st place @ 165lbs & a 4th place @ 133lbs, respectively during the recent Mo Valley Open held Feb. 5th in Marshall MO.....

Cougars Defeat Central Missouri 21-15


WARRENSBURG, Mo. - Southern Illinois University Edwardsville wrestling won five straight decisions at the middle weights, including two come-from-behind victories in the third period, to upend Central Missouri 21-15 Tuesday night. SIUE Head Coach David Ray said the Cougars wrestled wel....

1st USCAA tournament


After a cancelation due to snow fall last year, Penn State DuBois headed off the USCAA Invitational. Southern Virginia University's Jeremy Atkinson, Travis Trahan, and Taylor Savio traveled 6 hours north to compete in this years inaugural USCAA competition. Jeremy Atkinson placed 1st in a....

UGA Places 4th at Seminole Rattler


On Saturday Febraury 5th, the UGA Wrestling team travelled to Florida A&M University's campus to compete in the annual Seminole Rattler, represented by five competitors. Frankie Miller took first at 125lbs. An Pham placed 2nd at 141 lbs. Mason Deal placed 3rd place wrestling hard at 149 l....

USF Dominates At Seminole/Rattler Invitational weekend


USF brought five wrestlers to Tallahassee for the Friday Night Duals and Seminole/Rattler Invitational at Florida A&M University on February 4th and 5th and performed well. While USF went 0-2 against FAMU and Florida State University in the Friday Night Duals, no wrestler lost an indiv....

USF Places 4th at Florida Dual Meet Championship


Despite bringing only four wrestlers and therefore being the smallest team at the tournament, the University of South Florida found success! USF lost to the University of North Florida 24-22 in the first round (24 points were from forfeits), USF beat Florida State University 24-18 (18 poin....

UMBC Wins Doug Cherry Tournament


Easton, Pa. -- UMBC wrestling won the Doug Cherry tournament at Lafayette College Saturday, finishing first out of 14 teams. Second place honors went to Williamson Trade and third place to Penn State's club team. UMBC placed nine wrestlers at the event. Alec Pence (184) was first;



SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. --- California Baptist University had three placers and two others come within one match of placing at the California Collegiate Open hosted by San Francisco State Saturday afternoon. Caleb Gerl finished second at 197 pounds. Bronson Gerl was third at 165, and Alex Evers finished fourth at 285. Both Jimmy Martinez (125) and Vince Pezzuto (285) advanced to the consolation semifinals, coming up just one match short of placing. The top four in each weight class place. In all, 11 Lancer grapplers combined to go 19-20. Caleb Gerl went 3-1 on the day and defeated Thomas Martin

Marion Wrestlers Participate in NCWA's 612 Project


The Marion Military Institute wrestlers are participating in the National Collegiate Wrestling Association's (NCWA) newest initiative, the 612 project. Jim Giunta, President of the NCWA, has challenged the members of the association to participate in a food drive for the Dalton, Georgia needy, the place where the NCWA National Duals Tournament will be held this weekend. "Making a difference for Dalton's needy will hopefully inspire and motivate our athletes in a deeper way than just winning a trophy or medal. The hope for the 612 project is



LCC WRESTLING CLUB JOINS NCWA! Amongst NJCAA doing away just August with individuals being able to attend their wrestling national finals, that was the last draw for LCC Wrestling Club. As of Thursday, Feb 3, 2011 - LCC Wrestling Club is now an official member of the NCWA and ready ....

Marion Wrestlers Finish in 5th Place at NCWA National Duals!


The MMI wrestlers finished 5th at the NCWA National Duals Tournament behind California Baptist University (student population 4,700), University of Central Florida (student population 56, 235), Grand Valley State University (student population 24, 541), and The Apprentice School (student....



DALTON, Ga. – California Baptist rolled through six matches Saturday, never giving up more than 12 points to an opponent in taking the Collegiate Cup as the champion of the 2011 NCWA National Dual Championships. The title is the first within the NCWA for the Lancers, who are first-year members of the NCWA while transitioning from the NAIA to NCAA Division II membership. The tournament was the first official NCWA competition for Cal Baptist. “We didn’t know what to expect coming in, but found out there is some serious talent in this organization,” Cal Baptist coach John Petty said following

NCWA Offers Opportunity to Continue Wrestlng


By Drew Brantley - After Mark Feeley finished third at 152 pounds for Murray County in the Georgia High School Association’s 2006 Class 4A traditional state tournament, he pretty much had put his wrestling career behind him. Then he enrolled at the University of Georgia, saw a chance to return to the mat and hasn’t left. “Once I got on campus, I started seeing advertisements for club sports — they had one about wrestling,” Feeley said. Now a graduate student in accounting, Feeley was in Dalton this weekend, where he joined dozens of wrestlers with similar stories from 20 college teams as they hit the wrestling mats for the National Collegiate Wrestling Association’s third National Duals tournament. This was the first year the two-day competition was held at the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center.

Defending Champion Upset at National Duals


DALTON, Ga. — Top-seeded California Baptist raced through the first two rounds without giving up a match, and six of the top eight seeds held their placement through the opening rounds of the NCWA National Duals Championships. The 10th-seeded U.S. Naval Academy Prep School surprised defending champion Marion Military Institute (Ala.), 26-19, in a third-round match to move into

Wrestling heads to NCWA National Duals in Georgia


By ZACH SEPANIK.... | The Grand Valley State University wrestling team is headed to the National Collegiate Wrestling Association National Duals Championships, one of its biggest meets of the year, this weekend at Georgia Southern University in Dalton, Ga. The team features six returning All-Americans and also boasts a large selection of new faces. Last year as a team, GVSU finished No. 4 in the NCWA National Championships and No. 5 in the NCWA National Duals. GVSU head coach Rick Bolhuis, in his fifth year with the Lakers, said he realizes the stakes are high coming into this

Mavs Gear up for National Duals


The seventeenth ranked UT-Arlington wrestlers dive head-first into second-semester action this weekend as the team heads to Georgia to compete in the NCWA National Duals. The exclusive event will pair the Mavs in head-to-head competition against some of the nation’s top programs. This ....

Marion Wrestlers Complete Sweep at Prattville High School Collegiate Tri-Match


PRATTVILLE, AL - Prattville High School (Prattville, Alabama) hosted a tri-match between host school Marion Military Institute, Darton College, and Auburn University last Friday night. Darton and Auburn wrestled first with Darton taking a 37 to 6 victory. MMI faced Darton College in th....

Apprentice Wins 31st Annual Builder Invitational


NEWPORT NEWS, VA. – The Apprentice School wrestling team rode the strength of four individual champions and took home team championship honors in the 31st annual Builder Invitational on Saturday. The Builders scored 121 points to outdistance University of Maryland Baltimore County and University of Central Florida who had 79.5 points. Scranton finished fourth with 50 points in the 15 school event.

Marion Wrestlers Compete at 14th Annual Lone Star Duals


The MMI wrestling team travelled to Grand Prairie, Texas this past weekend to participate in the 14th Annual Hilton Arlington Lone Star Duals. The tigers competed against two NCAA Division II schools (Ouachita Baptist and the University of Nebraska-Kearney), an NAIA school (Wayland Baptist) and NCWA foe Texas A&M. For the day Marion finished with two wins, one loss, and one tie. They defeated Wayland Baptist 42-7

UMBC places 5 at Ursinus tournament


UMBC placed five wrestlers at the Ursinus tournament Sunday, finishing fourth at the event. Mike Munno (Dematha / 174) was second; Daniel Carr (Southern-Garrett / 149), Ali Saadulaev (Curley / 165) and Eldar Muradov (Russia / 184) were third; and Greg Robinson (Curley / 125) was fourth. ....

UNF Claims Second Place in Florida Collegiate Dual Championships


On Saturday, January 15, 2011 the University of North Florida Wrestling team participated in the Florida Dual Meet Championships in Orlando Florida and claimed 2nd place. In the first round the Osprey’s defeated the University of South Florida 24 - 22 with Thomas Ciocco, Luke Weiss, Devon Bradley and Josh Broadway winning matches. In the second round the Osprey’s defeated Florida State University 30 -15 with Zack Lebovic, Thomas

NAIA Rallies to beat NCWA in See-Saw Battle 23-15 at American Airlines Challenge


By JC Carnahan ORLANDO, Fla. – The NAIA swept the final three matches to come from behind and defeat the NCWA, 23-15, Saturday at the second annual American Airlines Champions Challenge. The first-of-its-kind dual match showcased many of the top wrestlers from each association, with six NAIA All-Americans and four NCWA wrestlers who competed for national titles last year within their respective lineups. The NCWA grabbed a 15-13 lead after the 174-pound match when Kevin Bacci of West Chester (Pa.) pinned Jameon



RIVERSIDE, Calif. --- California Baptist University's Chris Santana and Caleb Gerl have been selected to participate in the second American Airlines Champions Challenge Saturday Jan. 15. The event features the top wrestlers from both the National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) ....

SIUE Defeats Gardner Webb


Jan. 9, 2011 Complete Results BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Michael Dace and David Devine both won two matches Sunday as SIUE finished 1-2 at the Indiana Duals. SIUE opened the meet with a 21-17 victory over Gardner-Webb. The Cougars were defeated by Indiana 45-0 and Cleveland Stat....



DALLAS, TX - The National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) continue their first-of-its-kind wrestling event next weekend when the University of Central Florida and Orlando, Fla., host the American Airlines Champions Challenge. The AA Champions Challenge, in its second year, is a dual match between the returning NCWA and NAIA national champions and/or the top-ranked wrestlers from each association. The NCWA will have two of its defending national champions and

DWU’s Hutcheson Selected To Elite Wrestling Event


MITCHELL — Danny Hutcheson hasn’t wrestled a single match for the Dakota Wesleyan University wresting team yet this season, but it appears his reputation as one of the top wrestlers in his weight class has preceded him. Hutcheson, who joins the Tiger wrestling team this semester after being gone with the National Guard for the fall semester, has been chosen to represent the NAIA in the American Airlines Champions Challenge. The challenge will take place Saturday, Jan. 15, in Orlando, Fla. The Champions Challenge puts the best wrestlers in each weight class from the NAIA and the National College Wrestling Association against each other in a dual meet hosted by the University of Central Florida. Ten wrestlers — one from each weight class — from the NAIA and 10 from

Huskymania Hits Connecticut, the Pack is Back


torrs, CT - The 2010-11 University of Connecticut wrestling team has picked up right where they left off last season with successful competition in events in the Northeast Conference of the NCWA this past semester. With the loss of Co-Captains Mike Gorton and Pat Neilan due to graduation, the new leadership has guided the team in the right direction in order to seriously pursue the upcoming individual and dual meet titles. The Husky’s

Westerman and Bailey Hold Top Two Spots in NCWA 141-lb. Weight Class!


Sophomore Brandon Westerman and newcomer Trevor Bailey hold the top two positions in the 141-lb weight class in the latest National Collegiate Wrestling Association's (NCWA) rankings. Westerman, a native of Powder Springs, GA., was the Southeastern Conference Champion, NCWA National Runne....



Courtesy: CBU Release: 12/17/2010 Share | Courtesy: Eric McFarland SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. --- California Baptist University kicked off its dual season going 1-2 at a trio of duals at Cal Poly SLO Friday. The Lancers defeated the NAIA's No. 9-ranked Menlo, 21-18, before falling to NCAA Division I Cal Poly SLO, 31-15, and NAIA No. 10 Southern Oregon, 31-18. "We wrestled tough against some good teams," said CBU Head Coach

West Chester Sinks Navy Prep in See-saw Battle


The West Chester University wrestling team recently battled a tough United States Navy Prep Squad for top team bragging rights in the Northeast. The first home dual of the season for the Rams brought their fans out to Ehringer Gym this past Friday. The match up looked to be a great one, as WCU was ranked #6 nationally and Navy Prep #8. Navy came into the dual with a line up that featured

Grand Valley State Goes 3-0 at Mott Duals


The Grand Valley Wrestling team competed this past weekend at the Mott Bear Duals. This event marked the Lakers final competition of 2010 as they finished the day 3-0. This leaves the team at 6-1in dual competition for the fall semester. Each wrestler recorded at least one victory on the day. GVSU defeated Olivet

Apprentice, UMBC, West Chester go 5-1 at UMBC Duals


The Apprentice School, the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, and West Chester University all went 5-1 at the UMBC Duals on Saturday. Each of the three highly ranked NCWA teams defeated Penn State-New Kensington, Delaware, Southern Virginia and Williamson Trade. Early in the day, Apprentice downed West Chester, 32-15. UMBC then defeated

West Chester Wrestlers Complete Busy Weekend


The West Chester University wrestling team recently battled through a tough weekend of dual meet action, coming out with a 7-1 record and many new faces in the line up. Things got started on Friday, Dec. 10 in Ehringer Gym with the first home match of the season against the United States N....

Cougars Face SDSU, Northern State


EDWARDSVILLE, ILL. - The dual meet season continues Sunday as Southern Illinois University Edwardsville wrestling travels to Brookings, S.D. The Cougars are set to face off against Northern State at 2 p.m. and South Dakota State at 4 p.m. South Dakota State is an NCAA Division I member while Northern State competes at the Division II level. SIUE is coming off the Cliff Keen Invitational in Las Vegas where the team placed 33rd out of 36 teams. "It was a good experience and opened our eyes on the techniques we need to work on," said SIUE Head Coach David Ray. SIUE has been

UMBC Duals Feature Top Teams


Several top teams in the NCWA will square off this Saturday, Dec. 11, at the University of Maryland Baltimore County duals. Nationally ranked teams include The Apprentice School (2nd NCWA National Duals), West Chester (4th NCWA National Duals), UMBC (6th NCWA National Duals) and Penn State-New Kensington. Also competing are Williamson Trade and Southern Virginia, along with

Royals Co-Host Roberts Rumble


The Douglas Royals co-hosted the Roberts Rumble High School Duals in Burnaby, BC on December 4th. This dual tournament is an annual event put together to challenge high school teams in a rare dual format, while celebrating the life of former outstanding Douglas and Simon Fraser University athlete Craig Roberts, who died from Cancer in 2006. After winning 4 straight BC High school championships for Smithers Secondary, Craig began

Texas A&M hosts Aggieland Open


Howdy! Last weekend, we had our first home tournament in years. A total of 36 wrestlers competed from various schools across Texas, including UT-Arlington, UT-Austin, Texas State, Sam Houston State, and Central Baptist (division NAIA). Wrestling started around 9 a.m, and ended aroun....

Northland defeats Maranatha


Northland defeated Maranatha Baptist Bible College 30-27. Nathan Mee picked up a pin at 141 to get NIU started and Chris O'Reilly and Josh Hadik finished strong to put them over the top. ....

Shames knocks off number 1 ranked wrestler in New England


MIT Freshman Sam Shames won the Ted Reese Invitational this weekend going 4 and 0 on the day. Shames defeated the number 1 ranked 125 pounder in New England, Josh Huber of Plymouth State by a score of 7 to 4 in the finals. Sam was also voted the most outstanding wrestler of the tournament. MIT finished in 4th place as a team. Also placing

Lancers Win NCWA California State Title


SANTA BARBARA, Calif. --- California Baptist University's contingent of six wrestlers combined to lead the Lancers' to the team title at the first-ever National Collegiate Wrestling Association State Championship Saturday afternoon. The four team tournament was hosted on the campus of UC Santa Barbara, and each of the six

Lancers Grapple in Vegas


LAS VEGAS, Nev. --- California Baptist University sent a contingent of seven wrestlers to this weekend's extraordinarily prestigious 29th Annual Cliff Keen Las Vegas Collegiate Wrestling Invitational at the Las Vegas Convention Center. And though the Lancers didn't have any placers, they competed well. Caleb Gerl came the closest to advancing to the

San Jose State Splits duals


San Jose State Split the final tri-meet of the season as the Spartans lost the first match to California Junior College powerhouse Sacramento City College 39-9. The Spartans bounced back to beat San Joaquin Delta College 45-12 in the final dual of the season for San Jose State. Freshman Rafael Vasquez (125) and Yevgeniy Sirovskiy (197) picked up wins in both matches

Cal Baptist's Santana Does it Again


Santana outscored his five opponents, 43-21... FULERTON, Calif. --- Chris Santana defeated Stanford's Timmy Boone, 5-3, to win the 149-pound weight class at the highly-competitive Fullerton Open Wrestling Tournament hosted by Cal State Fullerton. It is Santana's second tournament title this year to go along with the title from the season-opening Santa Ana Tournament. He has placed in all four tournaments he has wrestled in this year. Six of the 10 weight classes were won by NCAA Division I wrestlers. Nine of the 10 championship matches were decided by

UCF Wins Central Florida Open


UCF Wrestling capped off a competitive November campaign at home as the Knights played host to several teams last weekend. Friday saw UCF match up with long time rival The Apprentice School in a high octane affair that ended with a UCF victory, 31-22. The Knights started off strong with big wins by Alex Chiricosta, Stephen DeAugustino, and CJ Cook, and then fended off a small Shipbuilder comeback by stringing together four consecutive wins sparked by 165-pound freshmen prospect Kyle Brooks. However, emotions may have gotten the best of the

Maholic posts first College Win


Jonathan Maholic pulled off his first College victory at the Concordia Open on November 20th with a hard fought 7-3 victory. Jon works hard in the room and his intensity is starting to pay off. Northland will have a dual against Maranatha 11/30 at Maranatha and will travel to UW Parkside ....

Lehigh University Club Wrestling Team in Trouble


Four years ago when I applied to Lehigh University, my decision was certainly influenced by the prestige of its varsity wrestling team. I had hoped that if I had time, I might walk into the program. I’d get to wrestle even if I did not possess the skills to start. When engineering class....

First Win Ever!


James Walton made history this past weekend by scoring the first win and pin for the UM-Dearborn Wrestling Club. Walton is a graduate of Lincoln Park High School.....

MMI Places 3rd at UCF Open


ORLANDO, FL. - The MMI wrestlers traveled to Orlando, Florida this past weekend to participate in the University of Central Florida Duals and Open Tournament. The duals took place Friday evening with Marion winning one of three. The tigers lost to Sierra Communiy College and The Apprenti....

Texas Tech puts 3 Wrestlers in Medal Round


The Texas Tech Red Raiders competed in Arlington, Texas this past weekend at the Southwest Open. Caleb Andrews, 3-1 on the day, finished strong with a 3rd place finish. Caleb's victories included wins over NAIA and NCAA D2 college wrestlers. In the Consolation finals match an illegal suplex landed him on his side, redamaging an existing rib injury. Tyler N. Lemm(3-1) and Tim Mcalister(3-1) both competed

Auggie Brute Adidas Open Brings Top Teams from Midwest


Five hundred and fourteen (514) college wrestlers descended on Minneapolis Minnesota to compete in one of the top open tournaments in the Midwest, the Auggie-Brute-Adidas Open hosted by top ranked NCAA division3 Augsburg. The competition was intense in all the divisions and weight classes as there were 3 top 25 teams from NCAA division 2, 7 top 25 teams from NCAA division 3 (including the top 3 teams), many unattached wrestlers as well as quality teams from NAIA, NJCAA as well as the small squad representing the NCWA

CSU - Pueblo Sports Two Returners set on Nationals


CSU-Pueblo has two wrestlers returning from last year roster. Derek Garcia was 1 point away from qualifying for national tournament at 125 lbs. The team looks stronger in the upper weights this season. Only time, hard work and determination will tell if CSU can send wrestlers to Georgia as....

Title Times Three


PRESCOTT, Ariz. --- California Baptist University cleaned house at the 2010 Embry-Riddle Collegiate Wrestling Championships Saturday, claiming three titles and posting seven placers. Matthew Galton at 125, Dylan Cataline at 141 and Caleb Gerl at 197 all won their respective weight classes. Anthony Meza (197) finished second, Bronson Gerl (157) and Chris Santana (149) were

Wrestlers Place at The Roman Open


ROME,GA. - The MMI wrestlers traveled to Rome, Georgia this past weekend to compete in The Roman Open on the campus of Shorter University. The tournament was held at The Forum and included over 180 wrestlers from both the NAIA and NCWA. Central Baptist, Baker University and Shorter represented the NAIA while MMI, University of Central Florida, Mercer

UNH Veterans Day Tourney 2010


The University of New Hampshire sends 8 wrestlers to New York for the Veteran's Day Tournament--In a pool style event the wrestlers put four in the finals and ended the event with two firsts, two seconds, a third, and a fourth--the other two wrestlers, wrestling up a weight class won sever....

UCF Finishes with 6 in the medal round at Shorter University


Coming off a strong performance at the Citadel Open, the Knights traveled to the Rome, GA for Shorter University Roman Open. Shorter University celebrated their first wrestling home event in their inaugural season with the NAIA. The tournament was held in the Roman Forum in Rome, GA and featured 180 wrestlers from the NCWA and the NAIA; including

CU Plagued by Forfeits in Close Loss Against CSU


The Colorado Buffaloes Wrestling team lost a hard fought battle last Wednesday against a talented CSU team where they gave up 18 points in forfeits. The duel, held in Fort Collins, was an exciting night of pins and close matches. It was CU’s forfeits at three weight classes, however, that ....

MIT competes at Roger Williams Tournament


Coaches Comments: The MIT wrestling team finished in 11th place at the Roger Williams Tournament on Saturday, November 13th. Sophomore, Ryan Madson placed 2nd in the 165 pound weight class losing in the finals to Messiah's Matthew Cross 3-2. Ryan had 4 wins including 3 pins. Senior, Gran....

Texas State Wrestling Strives to Reach Nationals


The Texas State men’s wrestling program possesses its strongest roster in years and hopes to use this as an advantage in its endeavor to reach nationals. Colin McElroy, team member, said with all weight classes having at least one wrestler, the squad is able to compete better than it has in the past. “This past weekend, the wildcats hosted a dual tournament, where several teams

Texas State Wrestling


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Southern Virginia University begins their season with a group of young wrestlers


This year marks the year that will test SVU wrestling. After four years of living under the shadow of a national champion, Southern Virginia now looks to a squad of Freshman and sophmores to pick up the competition. SVU wrestling begins their year at Lynchburg College and then heads out to....

NCWA Has Big Weekend at The Citadel


CHARLESTON, S.C. - By Scott Farrell NCWA Staff -- -- NCWA schools combined to post seven top-five finishes at The Citadel Open in Charleston, S.C., over the weekend. Mike Ahearn of South Carolina (157 pounds), Marcus Chevres of The Apprentice School (133) and Josh Woods of Central Florida (197) each led their schools in a big weekend for NCWA members. Brooks Pendleton of Georgia Southern, the defending NCWA champion at 235 pounds, placed third in the heavyweight bracket. Central Florida also got

Chevres Leads the way at Citadel Open


CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The Apprentice School wrestling team competed for the first time at the Citadel Open in McAlister Field House on Saturday and came away with several strong finishes. Junior Marcus Chevres finished second at 133 pounds as he went 5-1 on the day to top six wrestlers who all finished in the top seven in their respective weight classes.

West Chester Continuing to Look to the Future


Coming off their second season of competition in the NCWA, the West Chester University wrestling team is looking to the future and continues to take big steps forward. Although it was just their second season, 2010 was an incredibly successful one that saw the WCU team soar to new heights.....

Eastern Michigan Open


Jacob Barnes made history today by being the first University of Michigan-Dearborn wrestler to compete at the Eastern Michigan University Open. ....

UMass Squad Looks Promising


The University of Massachusetts Minutemen are set to kick off their season November 6th at the Veterans Day Open in Cobleskill, NY. Five returning national qualifers including, Corey Grahm (So.), Andrew Daigle (So.), Alex Jones (So.), Robert Barber (Sr.), and Sam Wilcox (Sr.), are surround....

Penn College Announces Addition of Wrestling


WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - The Pennsylvania College of Technology Athletics Department has announced the return of collegiate wrestling to the campus for the 2010-2011 wrestling season. This will be the first time wrestling has been offered at Penn College; it was an offering for the Williamsport Area Community College from 1968-1983. For this inaugural season, the Wildcats will compete in a condensed season schedule. The team will compete under the auspices of the National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) and the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA). Next season, the school anticipates

10-11 season


Texas State has come back this season stronger than ever boasting a roster with at least two wrestlers at every weight. the team greets the season with much anticipation and excitement....

Apprentice Takes Electric City Duals With Four Win Performance


SCRANTON, Pa. – The Apprentice School wrestling team started their 2010-11 season on an impressive note winning all four dual matches and the Electric City Duals title for the second straight year at the University of Scranton on Saturday. Apprentice School (4-0) started the day with a match-up against National Collegiate Wrestling Association Mid-Atlantic Conference rival University of Maryland Baltimore County. After winning the opening two

Georgia Southern University wins Bear Open


Georgia Southern University traveled to Macon, Georgia over the Halloween weekend to compete in the annual Bear Open hosted by Mercer University. The team was treated well for their hard work with 3 champions, 2 runner-ups, and 3 third place finishers. Joe Salvatore at 174, Sean Carney 285, and Brooks Pendleton at 235 all finished as tournament champions. Chris Stewart

UMBC Defeats NCAA DIII Morrisville, 43-10


SCRANTON, Pa. -- The Univerity of Maryland Baltimore County defeated NCAA DIII Morrisville, 43-10, this past weekend at the Electric City Duals at Scranton University. The Retrievers also defeated Penn State-Dubois, 33-20 but dropped duals to Apprentice and Scranton to finish the day 2-2

A Great Day for Golf, benefiting UTA wrestling


For the eighth year in a row, members of the community came together to enjoy a round of golf at the Grand Oaks Country Club, all while raising money for a very important cause. The Eighth Annual Larry Aust Memorial Golf Tournament was held on Saturday, October 30, 2010 with four man scr....

NCWA Season Opening Weekend


Wrestling season kicks off this Saturday, October 30 within the NCWA. One highlight early season event takes place in Scranton, Pennsylvania as college teams participate in the Electric City Duals. The Apprentice School is the defending champion in the event after winning four matches last year to start their season. In the championship match, the Builders defeated NCAA Division II American International College 22-19.

2010-11 Apprentice Wrestling Preview


After coming off a second place showing at the 2010 National Collegiate Wrestling Association National Championships and dual championships, the Apprentice School wrestling team returns three NCWA All-Americans and a power packed recruiting class for the 2010-11 season. A loaded recruiting class could help lead the Builders back to the top of the NCWA as the seven recruits all won over 100 high school bouts and combine for 10 individual state titles. At 125 pounds, returnee Ty Ford (Norfolk, Va./Granby) will be joined by freshman Stephen Barlow (Richmond, Va./Varina) where he was a

Scott Morgan to Head Penn State New Ken Program


Former Pennsylvania high school wrestling champion Scott Morgan has been named the new wrestling coach at Penn State New Kensington. This was announced recently by Dave Murray, director of athletics at the campus. Morgan replaces Jeff Breese, who resigned to take another position. Breese was hired a year ago to revive the intercollegiate wrestling program. Dormant at the campus for 35 years, wrestling is the second new sport to be added to the athletics line-up

Govs are back


The APSU Governors are back in the NCWA again. The program is looking for matches ASAP. We are also looking to schedule a few matches around our assistant/heavyweights high school schedule so he will be eligible for the conference tournament.If you are seeking matches or to add another tea....

Middle Tennessee to Co-Host NCWA National Duals


Middle Tennessee State University will host the NCWA National Duals for the third consecutive season. Along with co-host Mercer University, MTSU is set to descend on Dalton, GA from January 28th to 29th of 2011 for this spectacular 10-mat event. 24 NCWA teams will compete for the Collegiate Cup and the title of "National Collegiate Dual Champion" headlined by

SUNY Cobleskill to host Veterans Day Open


In the first on campus wrestling competition in nearly a decade, SUNY Cobleskill will host the Veterans Day Open (formerly the Titan Open)on November 6,2010. Since the loss of its NJCAA program in the early 2000's SUNY Cobleskill has steadily rebuilt a once strong junior college program. Having had regional and national sucess the past two NCWA seasons, SUNY Cobleskill is proud to bring wrestling back to the campus for two events this season, the Veterans Day Open as well as the NEC Championships in February.

SIU Edwardsville set to challenge for NCWA top


By Scott Farrell........ The NCWA released its preseason coaches’ poll this month with a new program feasting at the favorite’s table. Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, which placed third at last year’s NCWA Championships, has assumed the top position based on voting from the association’s Division I coaches. The Cougars return five NCWA All-Americans from last year, including defending national champion David Devine

Apprentice Announces Wrestling Schedule


The 2010-11 wrestling season kicks off on Halloween weekend as the Builders seek to defend their title at the Electric City Duals hosted by the University of Scranton. Last year, the Builders went 4-0 in the event knocking off American International 22-19 in the championship match. This year they'll face the hosts along with Morrisville State, Penn State

Mercer Wrestling to Host National Tournament


The National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) will bring the 2011 National Championships to Macon on March 10th – 12th. In perhaps the biggest event announcement since the Atlantic Sun Conference decided to move the basketball championships to the University Center, the NCWA will bring an expected 10,000 to 12,000 wrestling fans and representatives from more than 80+ colleges and universities to Mercer’s campus

Wrestling Numbers at High School Level Increase


For the sixth straight year, high school boys wrestling participation numbers have increased while girls’ participation hit an all-time high as The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) released the 2009-10 participation numbers. The number of boys wrestling in 2009-10 was 272,890 which ranked it as the sixth most popular boy’s sport for participation. The total number of participants in 2010 is the highest number that wrestling has seen since 1980, when participation statistics were

Toledo Rocketing to a New Season


The University of Toledo prepares for its 2010-2011 season with high expectations in its young team. Leading the Rockets are returning athletes Constantinos Charalambos and Michael Bodziony who were both national qualifiers last season. With almost all freshman on the squad, the group is

New College Wrestling Programs Plan to Hit the Ground Running in 2010


While many of the college opportunities for wrestling continue to shrink from lack of funding, legislative roadblocks and administrative apathy, NCWA Leaders continue to add programs at record numbers The Newest Wrestling division continued it's rapid expansion and growth strategy with a renewed commitment to more quality opportunities this past 2009-10 season. The numbers of college wrestlers competing in the NCWA last year grew by an amazing 18%. In addition

Gators Hire New Assistant Coach


he University of Florida has hired Christian Ciaglia as their new assistant wrestling coach. A native of Warren, Michigan, Ciaglia is a graduate of Grand Valley State University (GVSU). The GVSU Lakers are a perennial powerhouse of the National Collegiate Wrestling Association. This is Ciaglia’s first

College Wrestling is Back at Lynchburg


In the 1980's Lynchburg College, like several other colleges across the United States, cut their wrestling program due to Title IX. Nearly thirty years later, the program has found its way back onto the campus. President and Founder, Travis Marshall, says, "It's like these guys were waiting for their calling. As soon as the news got out about a wrestling team at Lynchburg

Caldwell, Burroughs & Lewnes Highlight UMBC clinic series


UMBC wrestling will complete its summer clinic series this Sunday, with an event headlined by NCAA DI champion Darrion Caldwell of N.C. State. Caldwell won the outstanding wrestler award in 2009, after defeating Iowa star Brent Metcalf in the NCAA finals. Dynamic and exciting, Caldwell has also

Gators Welcome Crandall as New Head Coach


The University of Florida is pleased to introduce John Crandall as their new head coach. The Virginia Commonwealth University Alumnus and former VCU and Syracuse head coach takes over Gator wrestling's top coaching slot. "First of all, it's an honor to even be affiliated with the University of Florida", Crandall said. "Every time I stand

Texas-Arlington Announces Schedule


Arlington, TX -- Head coach Jeff McCall has announced to 2010-11 wrestling schedule. The Mavs will travel to five states over the course of the season, and host a total of four events. "We are happy with the schedule that we put together for the 2010-11 season," said McCall, "It is challenging yet balanced. The goal is always to prepare

Hudson Valley Adds New Coaching Staff


Mark Burchhardt (Scotia-Glenville) is joining two other former NYS Section 2 standouts Van Fronhofer(Salem) and Joe Uccellini(Tamarac) on the 2010-2011 coaching staff at HVCC. Mark is a 2008 NCWA All-American from HVCC as well as being a former sectional champion. Returning NCWA All-American and national finalist Ed Backus(Mohawk) is anticipating another great year for the Vikings whose

U Albany has New Coach


Former Cobleskill HS and Drexel University wrestler Pat Shufelt will be taking over coaching duties at UAlbany starting this fall. The wrestlers are exited to have someone of Pat's caliber coming on board and look forward to a new slant on practices and technique. Shufelt has already started

Coaches and AD's use “Outside the Box” Thinking


Win Magazine - -Exciting days are ahead in our sport for those willing to think differently. Wrestling has an opportunity to take giant strides forward, breaking new ground and busting through old ideology. Opportunities for youth continue to abound with new programs emerging at the high school level in places like Arkansas, thanks to Greg Hatcher; in New York, with Bevilacqua’s “Beat the Streets” program and Scott Szalwinski’s “Mats to Men” in South Carolina. Because of these forward-looking innovators and many others, programs in middle school through high school continue to grow and create even bigger demands for opportunities at the college levels. But, that’s where the development has stopped, it seems. Our colleges

Dalton GA. Awarded NCWA National Duals


For Immediate Release July 15, 2010 DALLAS – The National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) has announced the host site for the first of its two national championship events for the upcoming season. Dalton, Ga., will host the 2011 National Collegiate Wrestling Duals at the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center on Jan. 29-30, 2011. The 24-team tournament will bring more than 500 NCWA athletes and coaches to Dalton.

NCWA Announces New Partnership


The NCWA is proud to announce a new and exciting partnership with EZ Flex Sport Mats. EZ Flex will provide the NCWA with top quality wrestling surfaces at several events during the upcoming season including both the National Collegiate Wrestling Championships and the 2011 NCWA National Duals. EZ Flex’s management team has 100 years combined experience in the industry and is committed to the growth of wrestling at all levels. As the “Official mat of the NCWA”, EZ Flex will provide the highest quality wrestling mats to NCWA member Colleges, Universities and High Schools. Lightweight and segmented for easy roll-up, storage and transport, EZ Flex mats are ideal for tournaments and dual-use facilities. Through this partnership, members of NCWA will receive special discounted pricing for EZ Flex wrestling mats. To learn more click below

Quality Through Quantity is Reliable Catch Phrase


The NCWA continues it's rapid expansion and committed strategy to Leadership, Opportunity, Growth & Quality. This Past Season the numbers of college wrestlers competing in the NCWA grew by an amazing 18% while the rest of the college opportunities in wrestling continued to shrink. In addition to more wrestlers we had more Teams, more Coaches and more Volunteers. Last seasons new programs included: University of

Collegiate Wrestling Returns to Lake Superior State


from The Compass Newspaper - Collegiate wrestling has become Lake Superior State's newest athletic team. Founded in October of 2009, this makes the first official wrestling team at Lake State since 1994.With the founding of the team, this makes Lake Superior State the only collegiate wrestling program in the Upper Peninsula. It has already created a buzz, some students of Northern Michigan University have said that they are willing to transfer in order to compete in their favored sport. The team came

Wrestling Vision Forum set for Dallas


The 2010 Vision Form will be held June 25th 26th & 27th at the Offices of the National Collegiate Wrestling Association. Discounted Housing for the event will be offered through the Embassy Suites Park Central Hotel in Dallas, Texas. We encourage anyone in the wrestling community that wants to become involved in the fastest growing aspect of amateur wrestling in the world to plug into the 3 day forum. You can View the Schedule of Events Here: http://ncwa.net/special_events?event_id=11

Southern Illinois Cougars Place 3rd at Nationals


March 13, 2010 Complete Team Scores and Brackets HAMPTON, Va. - David Devine walked off the mat a national champion Saturday as the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville heavyweight helped the SIUE wrestling team to a third-place team finish at the National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) National Championships.

Ramirez Earns All-American Status


The Mavs have a nationally-ranked wrestler amongst them, after he and three other Wrestling Club members advanced to the National Collegiate Wrestling Championships in Hampton, Va. The four men traveled over 1,300 miles to compete against other wrestlers for the coveted title of All-Ame....

Former Bulldogs contribute toward national title run


By ANDREW MIKULA , Correspondent April 20, 2010 Two former Flagler Palm Coast wrestlers helped the University of Central Florida capture the National Collegiate Wrestling Association title last month in a dramatic comeback over the defending national champion. Stephen DeAugustino (133 pounds) and T.J. Gillin (149 pounds) each

Obama Administration Rolls back Title IX Reforms


COLLEGE SPORTS COUNCIL - Press Release: - : The CSC Says Action to eliminate student surveys is a "Step backwards for everyone that cares about fairness in athletics." WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 20, 2010 - The College Sports Council denounced an effort by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) to undermine student interest surveys as a way to comply with Title IX. The decision by the OCR comes just weeks after the US Commission on Civil Rights issued a report calling for Title IX reform, including surveys..... At a time when the US Commission on Civil Rights is calling for reform of Title IX, this

Good Finsh for BG, and looking good for next year


Upon all that has happened this year, it couldn't of ended with a better result. With the program seeming to be in disarray at the beginning of the year, no one expected the program to stay around. Two Students were left with the wheel to the program and pretty much a dear in the headlight....

GSU Finishes 5th in D-II Standings, 235 Brooks Pendleton National Champion


Georgia Southern University attended the NCWA National Championships in Hampton, Virginia bringing home a 5th place finish as a team in the Division-II standings and their first All-American in over a decade and first ever National Champion. The field saw 79 teams from across the country; ....

Depth Leads UCF to NCWA Title


HAMPTON, Va. – Central Florida used its depth to overcome a disastrous start to the day, rallying past The Apprentice School in the placing rounds to claim the National Collegiate Wrestling Association title. UCF did not have a wrestler in the finals Saturday at the Hampton University Convocation Center, but utilized two thirds and four fourth-place finishers among its eight All-American placers to win its first national title in five seasons.

NCWA Championships - Final Results


Final results for the men's and women's brackets at the NCWA Championships.

UCF Challenged, But Extends Lead


Central Florida rallied from a near-disastrous morning session to set itself up for its first national title in five seasons at the NCWA Championships. The Knights have a 20-point lead over The Apprentice School heading into tonight’s championship matches.

UCF Opens Big Lead After Day Two


Central Florida shot to the top of the team standings by advancing six wrestlers into the semifinals Friday night, and heads into the final day of the National Collegiate Wrestling Association Championships with a 15.5-point lead over The Apprentice School.

NCWA Championships - Session III recap


The Apprentice School advanced five wrestlers through the second consolation round and added bonus points off three pins to vault into the lead after three sessions of the NCWA Championships.

UCF Leads After Day One at Nationals


HAMPTON, Va. – Central Florida advanced seven of their 11 qualifiers into the quarterfinals, and earned enough extra bonus points to grab a three-point lead over defending champion The Apprentice School after the first day of the National Collegiate Wrestling Association Championships.

NCWA Live Broadcast


The NCWA will be broadcasting the 2010 NCWA National Tournament Live from Hampton Virginia at the Convocation Center Arena on the campus of Hampton University. Broadcasts starts today and all the tournament information can be found under the 2010 Nationals section of the website.

Full Coverage Including Brackets

F.I.U' S Michael Sabbag goes to Nationals


Michael Sabbag will represent Florida International University at the 149 pound weight class in the upcoming National Championships on March 11-13th. Florida International had only a 6 member team but had two Regional place finishers: Michael Sabbag at 149 and Nayheeb Perez at 157 Pounds-8....

NCWA Nationals Brackets Announced


The 2010 National Collegiate Wrestling Championships kick off this week in Hampton Virginia at the Convocation Center Arena on the campus of Hampton University. Preliminary Brackets can be found at www.ncwa.net/nationals The event looks to field the toughest competition in the leagues 13 year history with the defending National Champions of The Apprentice School in the hunt

SIUE Wins North Central Conference


CALEDONIA, Mich. - Eight Southern Illinois University Edwardsville wrestlers will compete in the NCWA's National Championships after qualifying today at the North Central Conference Championships. SIUE edged host Grand Valley State for the team title with 202.5 points. Below is a listing of SIUE wrestlers and their final finish.

UCF Wins Southeast Conference


University of Central Florida Wrestling team travelled to Tallahassee to compete in the NCWA Southeast Conference Championship Tournament on February 27th, 2010. The Wrestling Knights came home with the first place trophy, and 6 individual champions. This event marked the return of UCF as Conference champions, a title they have not held since 2008.

Conference Title Eludes Rensselaer


Burlington, VT - Following a weekend of wrestling that saw them capture their 4th straight New York State Championship in front of a home crowd, RPI knew they would have their work cut out for them in order to win a Northeast Conference title against a tough field at the host school, the University of Vermont on Saturday, February 27th.

West Chester Claims Mid-East Conference Title


Easton, PA. - The West Chester University wrestling team crowned two individual champions and claimed the team championship Saturday, February 27 at the NCWA Mid-East Conference Tournament at Lafayette College. The icing on the cake, though, was the c Conference “Coach of the Year” award that was presented

Lancer Home Meet


Longwood University hosted Gallaudet University, James Madison University, Virginia Tech, and Radford University wrestling teams on February 14, 2010. Longwood wrestled with nearly a full lineup. The highlight of the day was the dual meet with JMU. Starting off at 235lbs, Logan Mcnutt lo....

Season Ends at NCWA Mid-Atlantic Conference Championships for GU Wrestling Club


BUENA VISTA, Va. - The 2009-10 Gallaudet University wrestling club season came to a close on Saturday in the National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) Mid-Atlantic Conference championships held at Southern Virginia University. The Bison (five points) finished 18th overall out of 20 ....

UGA Qualifies 8 for Nationals


The UGA Wrestling team drove 290 plus miles in three separate vehicles down to Florida A&M University in Tallahasse this past weekend. They also returned home to Athens, Georgia in three seperate vehicles. However it would be remiss to not report the action and emotions between the sun's r....

GSU take 6th at Southeastern Conference Championships, qualify 6 for Nationals


Georgia Southern University qualified 6 of its wrestlers for the NCWA National Championships at the SEC Championships Saturday and placed 6th in the field of all teams from the states of Georgia, Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi. Chris Stewart at 141 and Darren Sexton at 235 took 7th, ....

Builders Win NCWA Mid-Atlantic Conference


BUENA VISTA, VA. -- For the seventh straight season, the Apprentice School wrestling team captured the National Collegiate Wrestling Association Mid Atlantic Conference Championship on Saturday at Southern Virginia University. The Builders scored 184 points to outdistance University of Maryland Baltimore County (132) and James Madison (87.5) in the

Flame Wins First Match At Tenn. State Duals


CHATTANOOGA, TN -- The Lee University men placed third at the 3rd annual Tennessee State Duals hosted by Tennessee Temple University on Feb. 18. The Flames were able to maintain one man at the duals that included schools Tennessee Temple and Middle Tennessee State University. Trailin....

Douglas Alumnus Continues to Shine on International Stage


KYIV,UKRAINE - John Pineda, who won the NCWA National Championships for Douglas College in 2005, won a Bronze medal for Canada at the Outstanding Ukranian Wrestlers Memorial in Kyiv, Ukraine this past weekend. John beat opponents from Russia, the Ukraine and Belarus on route to his strong finish. John has been Canada's top 55kg wrestler for the past 4 years. He

Husky Pack Sweeps, Repeats as Connecticut State Champs


NEW HAVEN, CT – The University of Connecticut’s wrestling team defeated teams from the University of New Haven and Yale University before an overflow crowd at the David A. Beckerman Recreation Center on the UNH campus on Sat., 2/20/10 to earn its second consecutive NCWA State of Connecticut Championship.

Apprentice Downs DI and DII Opponents to Cap off Season


LAURINBURG, NC -- The Apprentice School wrestling team closed out its regular season with a pair of wins on Saturday in Laurinburg, N.C. The Builders defeated NCAA Division II St. Andrews Presbyterian College 33-12 then knocked off NCAA Division I Campbell University 28-16 at Harris Court on the campus of St. Andrews Presbyterian College. Those wins give the Builders a final dual match record of 18-5 to set a school record for most dual match wins in a season.

Apprentice Dual with NCAA DI Campbell and DII St. Andrews to be Live Streamed


The Apprentice School (16-5) will close out its regular season this weekend in a tri-match at Laurinburg, N.C. They will face the host St. Andrews Presbyterian College at noon on Saturday, Feb. 20. After the match against the NCAA Division II Knights, they'll face NCAA Division I Campbell University at 1:30. They are 1-1 all-time against St. Andrews and 1-2 against Campbell University. Both matches will be shown on a video feed courtesy of St. Andrews College................................ CLICK BELOW to View Webcast at 12:00 noon and 1:30 est Saturday

JMU Dukes Keep Winning Streak Alive at Longwood


FARMVILLE, VA. - James Madison University continued their winning streak as they went 4-0 at Longwood University on Valentines Day. In their first year competing as an NCWA program, the Dukes dropped their first dual meet to the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) in November, but have come back with 6 straight wins

Keystone College Freshman Makes His Mark


Keystone College's Sam Wiernusz is a freshman competing at 141 pounds. He has made his mark picking up 6 consecutive wins and two 1st place medals at both the Doug Cherry Invitational and PA State Championships. Captain Will Lancenese said, “Sammy is a great addition to our program. He is the future of our team being he is only a freshman. Sam's work ethic and dedication has been shown both on and off the mat. He's became

Penn State Dubois Wins Pennsylvania Collegiate State Championships.


EXPORT PA – The Nittany Lions brought home the Collegiate State Championship to Dubois by defeating 5th ranked NCAA DIII Powerhouse Del Val this past weekend in the gym of Pennsylvania State runner up Williamson Trade. Both the Lions and the Tradesmen placed athletes at 6 of 11 weight classes to come away with a total of

MIT edges varsity programs for Groundhog Invitational team title.


MIT edges varsity programs for Groundhog Invitational team title. 2/6/2010 Amherst, MA. – Amherst College played host to this year’s long-running Groundhog Invitational. This year’s tournament attracted some of the top teams in the Northeast including varsity programs Springfield Techni....

MIT wins Groundhog Day Invitational


The MIT wrestling team placed first in the first annual Groundhog Day Invitational scoring 108 points. The Engineers had 3 champions and 3 runners up. Junior Grant Kadokura was 3 and 0 on the day with a pin, technical fall and a major winning the 125 pound weight class and improved his record to 15 and 8. Freshman Ryan Madson improved his record to 25 and 6

MTSU travels back to Coach's Roots


The Middle Tennessee State University wrestling team will head to Toledo, Ohio for a quad match this weekend (2/13) with the University of Toledo, Ohio University, and The Ohio State University. This may seem like a minor event except that it will mark the first time since 2002 that Coach....

Gallant Effort for the Flames in Georgia


ATHENS, GA - - The Lee University wrestling team knew the competition level would be a tall order to handle, but the Flames showed great integrity over the weekend at 5th annual Classic City Championships hosted by the University of Georgia. With 13 schools total and four of the top 25 ....

Groundhog Invitational


Three members of Blair’s PG team travelled to Amherst College for the Groundhog Invitational. Rodney Sharp’s first action back after a month and a half hiatus was cut short when he injured his shoulder. The two remaining wrestlers, Mark Cirello and Max Huntley, had a great day. Mark ....

Where it all begins!


This is our first real year and we are very excited to be a part of the NCWA community. We are looking to create a tradition of excellence and dedication here at SUNY Cortland. Thank you to everyone in Wrestling community for helping us so far. A special thanks goes out to Jim Guinta and C....

Wrestler Goes It Alone After College Drops Sport


Peter Morano wrestled for Coach Paul Gallo at New Canaan High School for three years and then enrolled at Wagner College on Staten Island where he made the team as a walk-on in the 174-pound class. "I went 0-12-didn't win a match in my freshman year," Morano said. But in the off-season

Classic City Championships this Weekend


The Lee Wrestling Team will compete in the 5th Annual Classic City Championships this coming weekend in Athens, Georgia. Senior Casey Grisham (157) and Sophomore Stephen Ward (174) will compete for the Flames hoping to bring their game up to the next level. Wrestling begins promptly at 9:1....

West Chester Finishes 4th at NCWA National Duals


The West Chester University wrestling team took another huge step forward as a program, in just their second season, by claiming 4th place at the NCWA National Duals on January 29 & 30 in Shelbyville, TN. After a long trek through an uncharacteristic snow storm in central Tennessee, the Go....

Huntley returns to action; Cirello continues to improve


Max Huntley saw his first action of the season this past weekend at the Doug Cherry invitational hosted by Lafayette and Northampton. With only four wrestlers competing in the 197 lb. weight class, the tournament ran a round robin. Eager to compete, Huntley got right to work. He pinned ....



SHELBYVILLE, TENN. – Marion Military Institute swept the final two matches with pins Saturday, breaking a tie in a close match to win its first National Collegiate Wrestling Association’s National Duals title. The championship was the first in the Marion, Ala., school’s history, and marks the first time that a two-year college or university has won the NCWA National Duals. MMI and defending national champion The Apprentice School went back-and-forth in the lead heading into the final matches. A 12-6 win by Apprentice freshman Stuart Roes at 197 pounds tied the match for a third time at 15-15. MMI’s Clint Smith

Williamson Trade School Places 3rd at Doug Cherry Invitational


EASTON PA.- Williamson Trade School had three second-place finishers and took third place at the 15-team meet at Lafayette College. Norm Sweitzer (125 pounds), Justin Adamek of Chichester (141) and Eric Powell (165) took second places for the Mechanics.....

WSU Comes away with 3 titles. Wayne State crowns 3 champs.


The Winona State Wrestling Club hosted some of the club wrestling teams in the region in Winona this weekend to highlight the advances many of these clubs have been making in the last couple of years. Teams from Minnesota, Wisconsin and Nebraska convened in the Talbot Gymnasium on the Wino....



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Jan. 26, 2009 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Three-time defending national duals champion Grand Valley State is poised among the favorites again, but a fourth straight title at the NCWA’s National Duals will have to come against one of the most balanced fields in the association’s history. The Lakers are seeded third in the 21-team tournament that begins Friday in Shelbyville, Tenn. Middle Tennessee State, the tournament host

Midwestern Weather Reeks Havoc on Winona Spring Schedule


The Winona State Wrestling Club has only gotten one event in up to this point since Jan. 1 because of weather related issues in Minnesota, but that has not stopped the Warrior wrestlers from working hard to prepare for the push to nationals. The Warriors will host some club teams from th....

BGSU Wrestling still going strong


While the program got off to slow start this year with a few front office changes, the program is still going strong. The roster filled with some very talented freshman. The only real gaps in the roster this year are at 125 and heavy weight. Returning wrestlers are Josh Paulus at 165, Jerr....

Tradition Restored: Northwest Missouri State Host First Home Dual in 23 years


Congratulations to the Northwest Missouri State wrestling squad who hosted Kansas State in Maryville for the first home dual in 23 years. Northwest won 28 to 22 with a pin by Jordan Peter at 2:06 of the first period. There were approximately 200 in attendance in Bearcat Arena and many fa....



The 2010 NCWA National Duals will be live Web cast begining Saturday at 3:30 pm EST. Live chat should also be available for your input on the event. Tuni in Saturday morning for the round of 16. We will be capturing the best of the duals throughout the day, then at 7:00 PM we will focus on the National Championship Finals. Updated Pairings :

Flames battle tough at Mercer Duals


MACON, GA – The Lee Flames (Tenn.) and head coach Joe Jellison proved once again to be tough competition at the Mercer Duals over the weekend, grappling to a 6-6 draw with Gordon College (Ga.). The short-handed Flames opened their second half of the season against host Mercer, Georgia Sout....

UMBC defeats NCAA DIII Scranton, 24-21


On Friday night, UMBC defeated NCAA DIII Scranton, 24-21, at a dual meet in Newport News Va. Scranton won the opening two bouts, before UMBC got the board with a pin by Brian Samuels (Leonardtown High) in 2:14, and a 9-0 major decision by Daniel Carr (Southern-Garrett). Samuels was a

Apprentice Captures 30th Builder Invitational


NEWPORT NEWS, VA. -- For the first time in three years, the Apprentice School wrestling team captured the team title at the 30th annual Apprentice School Invitational on Saturday. The Builders amassed 146.5 points to outdistance two-time champion University of Central Florida with 131 points while University of Maryland

University of Georgia off to a good start in 2010


The UGA wrestling team started off the new year right, with an increase in club membership and expecatations. Ten wrestlers competed in the Georgia State Championships at Mercer University, earning 2nd as a team. UGA brought home four champions: Frankie Miller (125), An Pham (141), Jackson Govatos

Blair - Team 149 - Competes at Ursinus


The able-bodied members of the Blair Academy Post-Graduate team traveled to Ursinus College this past weekend for the fast-paced, and well-run Ursinus Homecoming Tournament. In addition to Ursinus, this small-but-tough NCAA Division III tournament field included teams from Rhode Island College, West Chester, Oneonta

Lee Heads To Mercer


The Lee Flames open up their second half of the season at Mercer University. The Flames will compete in the Mercer Duals on Saturday January 23rd, at 12:00pm. The Flames will bring two strong wrestlers - Senior Casey Grisham (157) and Sophomore Stephen Ward (174). ....

2010 Florida State Duals


The 1st Annual Florida State Duals was a great day of wrestling as every team slated had an opportunity for five duals. The University of Central Florida won the round robin-style duals by going 5-0 and the University of Florida won a nailbiter over Florida A&M University to clinch second place at 3-1. Florida A&M

JMU Dukes Go 2-0 at Home Opener


The James Madison Dukes came out strong for their first home match since the Division 1 program was cut in 2007. In the first match of the day, JMU defeated the Longwood University Lancers by a score of 57 to 3. While Longwood's full lineup was unable to attend the match, the Dukes looked impressive against the Lancer's with pins from 165 junior Steve Hennigan, 133 sophomore Dan

GSU Third at GA. State Championships, 235 Pendleton Voted Most Outstanding


Georgia Southern University traveled to Macon, Georgia for the annual Georgia Collegiate State Championships this past weekend and finished as the 3rd place team of the event while 5 wrestlers walked away with placements in the medal rounds and all coming in the finals of the tournament at their respective weight classes. Brooks Pendleton (235) and Caleb



GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - The team of all-stars from the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) opened the match with two falls, then posted four pins overall in winning its dual match, 39-3, over an all-star team from the National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) in the inaugural American Airlines All-Star Challenge at Warrior Coliseum. The event, held

Winners at Dan Gable Open


1.7.10 Dan Gable Endowment Open UW-Oshkosh Donovan Gregore - 5th place Niaz Avdic - 6th place....

NCWA Holds it's own Against Other Divisions


With the NCWA vs. NAIA All-Star Challenge occurring this weekend at the Lone Star Duals (1/16/10 at 6 pm Central), here is some information on how the NCWA has fared against inter-division opponents this season. Keep in mind that SIU-Edwardsville is a NCAA-D1 program that participates in the NCWA for the postseason only—they have faced 6 ranked NCAA opponents so far this year and 2 other very talented squads (Purdue/Eastern Michigan) and will face Northern Illinois on 1/29/10. UT-Arlington will be facing New Mexico Highlands, Newman University, and Nebraska-Kearney at the Lone Star and Texas A&M will face

Apprentice Adds to Five Year Trend


HAMPTON, VA. - The Apprentice School wrestling team went 1-2 on Friday in the Virginia Duals and continued an interesting run in the event. For the fifth straight year, the Builders knocked off a NCAA Division I program as they held onto defeat Davidson College 24-21 in their final match. They have defeated six NCAA Division I programs

Castleton Wrestling Joins North East Conference


CASTLETON, VT. - The Castleton Spartans have had two major athletic additions this year. First was the inaugural season of its NCAA Football team. Now it is the new addition of its Wrestling team joining the NCWA. Castleton State College in Castleton, Vermont, is over 220 years old, and is the 13th oldest college in the Nation. The college is lead by President Dave Wolk who

UCF Finishes 1-1 at Menlo Duals


Knights Finish 1-1 Against Ranked Foes in Menlo Duals ATHERTON, Calif. – University of Central Florida picked up an impressive victory over Pacific University before falling to a strong Simon Fraser University to finish 1-1 on the day at the Menlo Duals on Saturday inside Haynes-Prim Pavilion. No. 5 Southern Oregon was the only team to end the day without a

SVU Concludes Fall Season of Competition


Southern Virginia University finished its fall campaign by traveling to Baltimore for the UMBC duals. The competition provided SVU with good experience, as the Knights prepare for the conference championships in February. The fall season was busy for the Knights, who competed in the Fly....

Wilkes Results


Three members of Blair’s PG team competed in the Wilkes Open, facing tough competition from all levels of college wrestling. At 125 lbs., Scott Collins won his first match before losing two in a row. Mark Cirello (149lbs.) won two matches before also losing two in a row. In his ....

Lancers Kick Off 2009-2010 Season


The Longwood Lancer Wrestling Club travelled to Southern Virginia University in Buena Vista, Virginia to compete in the SVU Turkey Bowl on November 21, 2009. The Lancers competed against the Radford Wrestling Club, Virginia Military Institute, and Southern Virginia University. Several f....

Orange take to the mats at Trailblazer Classic


This past Saturday, the Syracuse wrestling team traveled to the Trailblazer Open at Niagara County Community College (NCCC). The Orange brought along six wrestlers. Freshmen Stephen Darby (HWT - Beverly, MA/Landmark School) and Sophomore Jacob Clark (165 lbs - Pulaski, NY/Pulaski) both made their collegiate debuts. Senior Brendan O’Brien (165 - Natick,

Blair Wrestles at Williamson Trade


On Saturday December 12, Blair went down, along with Middlesex County College and West Chester, to compete at Williamson Trade. At 125 lbs., Scott Collins got a first period lead in his only match, but hurt his shoulder in the second period. Mark Cirello, 149lbs., and Rod Sharpe,

New Haven Charges Forward


NEW HAVEN, CT. - The University of New Haven Chargers started the season off with a quad meet at RPI against the host school RPI, United States Naval Academy, and UCONN on November 7th. Although, we gave up 18 points due to holes in the lineup, we gave forth a good effort. The following weekend, the Chargers went to SUNY/ALBANY to compete in the Veteran Day Duals along with the Titan Open. The chargers

Orange kick off season at Titan Open


ALBANY,NY. - Syracuse, ranked pre-season 23rd in the nation, began the 09-10 season with a decimated lineup at the Titan Open held at Washington Avenue Armory in Albany, NY. With several scratches, the Orange took only four wrestlers, three of whom made their college debut. The tournament



BALTIMORE, MD. - The Apprentice School wrestling team competed on Saturday at the UMBC Retriever Duals hosted by the University of Maryland Baltimore County and went 4-0 on the day to claim the championship. They opened the event facing Renssalear Polytechnic Institute from Troy, N.Y. After losing the opening bout, the Builders

Flames battle tough competition at Crusader Classic


CHATTANOOGA, TN -- The Lee University Flames men’s wrestling team grappled a strong contest of teams at The Crusader Classic on Saturday, Dec. 5 at Tennesee Temple University. The tournament included eight schools from around the country including two of the top ten NCWA nationally ranked

Blair Wrestlers Compete in the Middlesex Invitational


Blair went down to the Middlesex Invitational today and came back with two medals. Rodney Sharp took first place in the 285lb division, and Mark Cirello took third place in the 149lb division. Rodney began the day by pinning his first opponent, Joe Chiambrone, from Northampton. Then he ....

Apprentice Tackles top 15 DIII Teams


YORK, PA. - The Apprentice School wrestling team competed in probably its toughest tournament thus far and finished eighth in the New Standard Spartan Invitational hosted by York College. Four teams that are ranked in the current NCAA Division III Top 15 and two perennial nationally-ranked programs

UConn Husky Pack Off and Running


Storrs, CT - The University of Connecticut Wrestling Team opened the ’09-’10 season in impressive fashion with dual meet wins over UAlbany, University of New Haven and perennial NCWA powerhouse Naval Academy Prep. The defending ’08-’09 Connecticut NCWA State Champions are known

Lee To Compete In Crusader Classic


The Lee Flames will bring two wrestlers to the Crusader Classic hosted by Tennessee Temple University on Saturday December 5th. Ryan McDermott (149) and Stephen Ward (174) will represent the Flames in a tough one day tournament against some top ranked opponents. Wrestling begins promptly a....

University of South Florida Tournament-11-21-2009


149 Pounder Michael Sabbag, claimed second place with a heart breaking 10-10 tie, but his opponent was awarded one point of ridding time and Michael lost 11-10 for the championship bout. The championship bout was between Jackson Bryan of the University of Florida. The match was the highlig....

Texas Tech Wrestlers take 3rd at Southwest Conference Open


ARLIGTON, TX - The Texas Tech Wrestling Team traveled to UT Arlington to compete in the Southwest Conference Open this past weekend. The team took 3rd place in the event with several Red Raiders earning individual honors. First Place went to John Prilliman in the 165-pound

Santa Fe Finds Success at USF Tournament


Santa Fe had a strong showing this saturday with 4 wrestlers placing, and one champion. Nicholas Barona pinned his opponent in the finals to claim the 235 lb championship. 133lber Elvis Alfonso and heavyweight James Bradley both placed 2nd and 157lber Nick Dalcero placed



East Stroudsburg PA - The USMAPS wrestling team competed in the East Stroudsburg Open On November 21st. This tournament featured the most competition of any tournament the Knights will wrestle in this year. The competition ranged from novice all the way to division one All-Americans.

Spartans Host University National Team from Mexico in Freestyle competition


San Jose State hosted the National University Freestyle wrestling team from Mexico City, Mexico. The Spartans won 6 of 12 matches in Freestyle against a talented, young team from Mexico. For most of the San Jose wrestlers this was the first freestyle competition that they had ever competed in. The match was highlighted by San Jose State Team Captain Gurbaksh Sohal's win over the Pan-American Medalist from Mexico at 97kgs.

Bisons begin wrestling season at Pembroke Classic


The Gallaudet University wrestling club season got underway last Saturday as the Bison participated in the 29th Annual Pembroke Classic hosted by UNC Pembroke. GU sent two wrestlers to North Carolina to participate in the classic. Chris Cassel posted a 1-2 record in the 157-pound division as he beat Darien Peele from Campbell University by

UMBC wins over 30 matches against NCAA opponents


After the first two tournaments of the year, UMBC wrestlers have won more than 30 matches against NCAA opponents. Following performances at the Messiah College invitational in Grantham, Pa., and the UNC-Pembroke Classic in Pembroke, N.C., UMBC wrestlers have defeated 14 NCAA DIII wrestlers, 10 NCAA DII wrestlers and 7 NCAA DI wrestlers. UMBC wrestlers own wins this

Were Back !


This Saturday November 21 will be are first meet in over 3 years, wish us luck.....

Marion Military Dominates the Brawl in the Boro


Seven NCWA institutions gathered at the site of the 2009 NCWA National Duals for the annual MTSU Brawl in the Boro on November 14th, 2009. The tournament featured top seeded Marion Military Institute and Middle Tennessee State University. Many of the matches were close right down to the heavyweight match, most notably a 21-19 win by Kennesaw State over UT-Arlington

FAMU Hosts Their First Tournament of the Season


on Saturday November 14 the famu wrestling team hosted their first dual Team tournament of the season the teams that were in attendance were the University of Florida,and Florida State University. The results were pretty close but the Famu came out on top finishing the tournament in firs....

Black Knights Attack Armory at Albany


The weekend of November 13-14th ended on a positive note for the Army Prep Black Knights in the Armory of Albany, New York. On Friday night, the knights wrestled a dual with Navy Prep. The knights lost an up and down battle that was a four point dual going into the last two weight classes

Bright Future Ahead For the Hofstra Pride


Despite a slow start this season, the future looks very bright for Hofstra University Wrestling Club, who are coming into their sophomore season with the NCWA. With nationals quarter-finalist Jesse Koproski (165) graduated, Hofstra still has high hopes for many new and returning wrestlers. Junior Jon Tan will be returning at 133, who was one of

Coach heading to IRAQ, Harris Interim Head


Until further posted send all wrestling information also to Coach Guy Harris who is coaching TTU while I am serving overseas. [email protected]...

Army Competes in Monarch Invite


The USMAPS wrestling team opened up the 2009-10 season with the Monarch Invitational wrestling tournament in Wilkes-Barre, PA this last weekend. The wrestlers who competed were: 125 Zack Wells, 141: Paul Hancock, 149: Ryan Bilyeu and Spencer Breeden, 157: Alexandre Roy and Abraham Rivera, 165: Michel

UCF Upsets National Champion Builders


ORLANDO, Fla. – University of Central Florida walked away from this weekends first major NCWA tournament of the young season with 78 points and a solid victory. The Apprentice School, the Defending NCWA National Champions, had to settle for a close second with 70 points in the 14 team field. The UCF Open Tournament included many solid teams including: Darton, Georgia Southern, Marion Military, Middle Tennessee and others. The Central Florida win shows that this year’s national race is wide open, despite the return of 5 Apprentice All-Americans. A young Marion Military Institute from Alabama took the 3rd spot with 63 points, followed by Darton College with 62 points and Kennesaw State to round out the top five. UCF 133 pounder, Steve DeAugustino was voted outstanding wrestler of the tournament.

UMBC Fitness Tests Sets Stage for Strong Season


The University of Maryland-Baltimore County ended its grueling month-long September preseason training with the team's annual fitness test. "This was the best preseason training regiment we've ever had at UMBC. The amount of work put in during the preseason always pays off during the season," UMBC coach Luke Broadwater said. "Wrestling is the

Middle Tennessee State wins '09 Bear Invitational


Fifteen MTSU wrestlers competed at the Bear Invitational hosted by Mercer University in Macon, GA on 10/31/09. The Blue Raiders took the team title with a total score (based on 1st thru 3rd placement points) of 54 pts. Mercer was runner-up at 48 pts followed by Georgia Southern (41) and Kennesaw State (30). Individual Champions were Hunter Adcock

Mercer Wrestling Finishes 2nd in Bear Invitational


November 1, 2009 Kicking off the collegiate wrestling season at home, Mercer’s grapplers wrestled their way to a second place finish in a talented field that included South Carolina, Georgia Tech, Georgia, Emory, Georgia Southern, Kennesaw State, and the winner Middle Tennessee State. ....

Apprentice Opens Season by Winning Electric City Duals


SCRANTON, PA. - The Apprentice School wrestling team opened its 2009-10 season on Saturday by winning four matches and knocking off American International College 22-19 for the championship of the Electric City Duals at the University of Scranton. The first two duals on the day were against teams from

Grand Valley State - Pre-Season Review


Michigan Grappler Pre-Season Outlook: Grand Valley has been one of the powerhouse NCWA programs over the past decade and this year should be no different as they return 15 National Qualifiers from last year's squad that finished as National Runners-Up. While the Lakers were 2nd at the NWCA National Tournament, they did claim the NWCA National Duals Title during the regular season. "We have several athletes who experienced

Keystone College Giants Season Underway


2009 - 2010 Season is underway in La Plume, PA. Coached by Adam Fitch and lead by team captains Will Lancenese and Ben Austin, the giants have many new faces in there line up and are striving for a successful season. Senior captain Lancenese stated,"I'm confident in the guys we have

Tough Day For The Flames


WILLIAMSBURG, KY – The Lee Flames brought one victory home from the Patriot Open this past weekend. Junior Danny Coleman (141) opened up his day with a 6-5 decision over Charles Napier from the University of the Cumberlands. Coleman then lost his next two bouts, putting him out of the tour....

Georgia Southern 3rd at Bear Open


Georgia Southern University took 3rd place as a team in a field of eight teams on October 31st in Macon, Georgia at the Bear Open. Even more impressive was doing so with only a partial squad of seven wrestlers. All seven wrestlers placed in the tournament led by Brooks Pendleton at 235 and

Patriot Open This Weekend


The Lee Flames will wrestle in the Patriot Open this coming weekend on Saturday, October 31st, at the University of the Cumberlands. The Flames will bring starters Danny Coleman (141) and Stephen Ward (174). Various schools from the NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA, and NCWA will be competing in this tou....

Season Outlook For Lee Flames


CLEVELAND, TN - The Lee Flames will open their 2009-2010 season with a scrimmage against arch-rival Tennessee Temple University on Tuesday October 27th. Wrestling will being promptly at 7:00pm. This season, the Flames have three newcomers that

Coach Redman starts the Spartan season early


San Jose State Head Coach Robert Redman got the season off in the right direction when he finished 2nd in the Gi-Grappling U.S. World Team Trials and qualified to represent the United State at the Grappling World Championships on December 11th and 12th in Fort Lauderdale Florida. Redman co....

Middle Tennessee aims for elite status in 2010


After a 21st place finish at the 2009 NCWA National Tournament and an 11th place finish at the inaugural NCWA National Duals, MTSU looks to vastly improve its status within both the Mid-Atlantic Conference and the NCWA. MTSU will be led by returners Cory Watson (125, Sr-2x National

HVCC on Track for Success in 2009-2010


Hudson Valley Community College is looking at another successful year in the NCWA. After qualifying four for nationals in 2009, two of which attained all-American status, HVCC is in position to better it's standing in 2010. While all-American Brian Borst(Duanesburg) has gone on to wrestle in

UMass Amherst Prepares for 09'-10' Season


The University of Massachusetts Amherst Wrestling Team begins their Season on November 14th at the Veterans Day tournament in Albany New York. Last year the Minutemen completed their best season with six wrestlers qualifying for Nationals and their first All-American. This year



2nd Annual Venom Preseason Opener, teams that participated were FIU, USF, FSU, Some outstanding wrestling came from Roland Pitts and Tervarous Hicks of FAMU. FAMU wants to thank all the teams that participated in the event.....

Takedown Radio adds NCWA to Affiliate Network


October 15th, 2009 Des Moines, Iowa: Takedown Wrestling Radio and its TV/Internet partner TDR TV have united in effort with the National Collegiate Wrestling Association in promoting the sport of wrestling. Today the NCWA has mounted and will present on a regular basis TDR TV news on its home page at NCWA.net "The NCWA is an important addition to our affiliate program," said Scott Casber, Founder and Host

Welcome to the 2009-2010 Season


UT @ Dallas is setting up a contact schedule, and any coaches who are interested in arranging a contact in December or January, please contact Coach Rugh; thanks,....

NCWA and My Sports Dreams team up to raise $250,000


My Sports Dreams committed to helping NCWA Teams raise $4,000 + ............ The NCWA has reached a partnership agreement with My Sports Dreams. They will become the newest NCWA official sponsor and together, we have set a goal to help our member teams raise $250,000 this season for mats, travel and equipment. This is some awesome news

New coach at Syracuse looks to reclaim past glory


Syracuse University is no stranger to success on the mat. Since the program’s inception in 1922, the Orange have had countless NCAA All-Americans, including NCAA champion Jim Nance. Syracuse also stakes claim to two Olympic wrestlers, one of which is local coach and celebrity Gene Mills. In 2001, Syracuse cut its legendary wrestling program. In 2003, Syracuse joined the National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) in an effort to continue it’s rich wrestling

The Alabama Pre-season College Classic


Pre-season Dual - October 24, 2009 at Southside High School, Gadsden AL. 1:00 pm This inaugural event features Nationally Ranked MMI and the up and coming Kennesaw State University Owls. -- . Marion Military Institute in there short storied history under the leadership of the Hazewinkel brothers, is coming off the highs of a Southeastern Conference Championship campaign. Finishing

2009-2010 FIU Wrestling Practice Begins


The 2009-2010 season has begun and the Florida International University Wrestling Team has started practices. The team practices Monday's and Tuesday's from 5:30-7:30 in the evening at Westminster

Takedown Radio Interviews NCWA Executive Director Jim Giunta


NCWA Executive director casts the vision for the fastest growing wrestling league in the nation with Scott Casber, host of Takedown Radio. Casber questions Giunta on key issues facing college wrestling and the NCWA specifically. Takedown Radio now has a television division as well (Takedown TV) and webcasts a new video weekly as well as 3 or 4 radio interviews weekly at www.takedownradio.com

All Roads Lead to Dayton


Continuing with the success of the first “Flyer Invitational Tournament,” the University of Dayton Wrestling team will play host to their 2nd Annual early season event. Set aside the date, because all roads will lead to Dayton on the 14th of November. Last year’s field consisted of NCWA powerhouses from across

Army Prep Wrestlers Finish Basic Training


The Army Prep wrestling team finished their Cadet Candidate Basic Training on 8 August. During this training, the team qualified with m16A2 rifles, learned first aide, and completed land navigation training. Wrestlers tend to lead the pack as far as leadership during physical activities. C....

Trading Up: Shumaker led Apprentice to uncharted waters


The Newport News Apprentice School is the most unique wrestling experience in the country. Why? The small trade school is owned by Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding and has been fielding athletics teams since the days it was founded. One of the winningest programs in the school’s history has been its wrestling program. Bruce Shumaker, a longtime

Central Florida's Lawlor Defeats NCAA All-American in UFC-100 Bout


Tom Lawlor, one of the few four-time NCWA All-Americans, made national news last Saturday at the UFC 100. Lawlor, the most prominent wrestler in Central Florida’s NCWA history, beat former NCAA All-American C.B. Dollaway in the featured middleweight bout before a record

NCWA Wrestlers Named To VASID All-State Wrestling Team


LYNCHBURG, VA. – More honors were announced on Friday for the Apprentice School and Southern Virginia wrestling teams after this years 2009 National Collegiate Wrestling Championships. Two Apprentice School and one Southern Virginia wrestlers were named to the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association All-State wrestling team. This is the only team produced by the state association that combines University Division (NCAA Division I) and all other College Division athletes. Senior heavyweight

Lee Wrestler Achieves All-American


HAMPTON, VA - Lee University senior Joe Jellison achieved the level of collegiate All-American (top eight nationally) while competing in the men’s NCWA 2009 National Collegiate Wrestling Championship tournament March 12-14 in Hampton, Virginia. Jellison is a 2005 graduate from Ross High School in Hamilton, Ohio where he wrestled varsity for three years and advanced to the Ohio

Duo Propells Rensselaer at Nationals


Hampton, VA - Fresh off a 4th place Northeast Conference team finish, qualifying 8 out of 14 wrestlers for the national tournament and their coach being announced as the Northeast Conference "Coach of the Year", RPI wrestlers headed to Hampton, VA to compete among the best of the best at the NCWA National Championships. Jeff Streu (125), Tim Shields

Complete NCWA Championships recap, plus notes


The Apprentice School clinched its first NCWA national title well before the start of the placing matches for the heavyweight class. Yet the Builders’ celebration remained on hold because there was history still to be made if it could get one more win in the tournament’s final moments.

Navy Prep Claims Third at NCWA Nationals


The U.S. Naval Academy Prep School placed all five of its NCWA Championships qualifiers, and went a combined 22-4 to come away in third place, one spot above its fourth-place showing in 2008.

Pitt heavyweight places sixth


Chris DeSanctis became Pitt's first NCWA All-American last year with a sixth-place finish. He repeated at sixth at last weekend's NCWA championships after an injury took him out of the placing rounds.

East Georgia College at Nationals, 2009


Three East Georgia College Bobcat wrestlers competed in the 12th annual National Collegiate Wrestling Championships last weekend in Hampton, Va. -- Tyson Gilland (133 pounds), Kyle Tau (184) and Steven Strickland (197).

Builders win National Team Title


It must be something with hometown advantage. After participating in the National Collegiate Wrestling Association National Championships for 11 years, the Apprentice School brought home its first-ever team national championship on Saturday night at Hampton University Convocation Center. The Builders amassed 118.5 points to outdistance three-time defending champion Grand Valley State who scored 109 points in the 84-team event. The national championship for the wrestling team marked the first ever team championship for the Builders who have now won seven individual national champions. "I thought we had potential with this young team," said Apprentice School Head Coach Bruce Shumaker. "Right now it's amazing, they did a tremendous job this weekend and we got a championship now." He was honored at the post-event banquet as the 2009 National Coach of the Year.

UMBC's Broadwater, Bowser and Onyenemezu win conference titles


http://www.digitalsports.com/article/type/organization/typeid/1500033/id/56343.aspx Buena Vista, Va. -- The UMBC wrestling team crowned three champions -- the most in school history -- at the NCWA Mid-Atlantic Conference tournament Saturday at Southern Virginia University. Justin Bo....

Cole VonOhlen: SW Conference Wrestler Spotlight


As the 2008-2009 season draws to a close, let us take a moment to get to know a wrestler from the Southwest Conference who will definitely be turning some heads at Nationals. Cole VonOhlen is a 2008 graduate from Jackson County Central High School and is currently attending the Air Force Academy



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Georgia Southern Sends Two To Nationals


Georgia Southern suffered many injuries throughout the year and hurt its depth overall in its first year of competition and only carried six active wrestlers into the SEC Championships. Of those six, three walked away with a placement led by Thad Saunds at 157 and Caleb Mock at HWT each placing 3rd. Kamaal Barron at 184 also placed

SUNY Cobleskill Qualifies Two for Nationals


In their first year of team competition, SUNY Cobleskill qualified 2 wrestlers for the National Tournament in Hampton, Va. at the Northeast Conference Championships held in Albany,NY on February 27 and 28,2009. Qualifying are Carlo Izzo, a junior at 125lbs. and Sean Berrios,a freshman at 174lbs.

Radford Sends 3 to Nationals


After being away from competition for almost 3 years, and after only starting to compete 3 weeks ago, Radford is sending 3 people to the National Tournament. Tyler Reedy (157) placed the highest for the Highlanders at the MAC tournament. He placed 3rd after being seeded 5th. Alex Dr....

6 Middle Tennessee State wrestlers Qualify for '09 Nationals


In its second year of the current wrestling program, MTSU has twice as many National Qualifiers (6) as in the first year (3). The Mid Atlantic Conference Championship was held on February 28, 2009 at Southern Virginia University in Buena Vista, VA. 19 teams competed for the conference championship with MTSU finishing fourth overall competing

East Georga College's First SEC Champion


East Georgia College wrestler, Steven Strickland, became EGC’s first Southeastern Conference champion on Saturday, February 28, by defeating Marion Military Institute's Dominic DeMarco 9-4 in the 197-pound weight class. Strickland used three takedowns and aggressive riding to dominate the match and seal the victory. Earlier in the day, he

Lee Brings Home First Conference Champion


BUENA VISTA, VA - The Lee Flames competed in the NCWA Mid-Atlantic Conference Championships on Saturday, February 28. Senior Joe Jellison (125) captured the championship title at his weight class and became Lee University's first conference champion in the sport of wrestling. In addition, Jellison qualified for the NCWA National Championships, which will be held from March 12-14 in Hampton, Virginia. This will be Jellison's third appearance

Marion Military Institute Controls NCWA Southeastern Conference Tourney


Marion Military Institute Controls NCWA Southeastern Conference Tourney Marion Military’s wrestling team displaced University of Central Florida as the dominant team of the NCWA’s Southeastern Conference. On Saturday, February 28, MMI powered its way to victory by placing six of eleve....

Adam Roberts Headed To Virginia


Adam Roberts of UVM is headed to Nationals after posting a 3-2 record at this past weekends Northeast Conference Championships. His best match of the day was when he was matched against Jacob Schalles of Navy, who narrowly beat him by 4 points. Adam is looking forward to going to Virgnia a....

Rensselaer Rolls to 3rd Straight NYS Title


Albany, NY - The RPI wrestling team successfully defended it's New York State dual meet championship title Sunday the 22nd at near by host Albany Academy High School. En route to it's 3rd straight title, RPI defeated SUNY Cobleskill 45-9, Hofstra University 43-12, Hudson Valley C.C. 51-....

Navy Prep wins second consecutive Northeast Conference Championship


The Naval Academy Prepratory School won its' second consecutive conference championships in as many years on Saturday, February 28, 2009. Led by three straight championships and a runner-up finish at 157, 165, 174 and 197 with Matt Jackson, Jake Schalles, Oscar Huntley and Nick Hylton respectively. Navy Prep squeaked ahead of Northampton Community College by one point to claim the title.

Apprentice Wins MAC Title for Eighth Straight Year


BUENA VISTA, VA. -- The Apprentice School wrestling team scored 177 points on Saturday with five conference champions to win the National Collegiate Wrestling Association Mid-Atlantic Conference title at Southern Virginia University. The win marked the eighth straight conference title for the wrestling team and its ninth in the 11 years the team has participated in the NCWA. They qualified 14

SHSU wrestling team finds success


SHSU wrestling team finds success By Kristin Edwards Staff Reporter The Sam Houston State University Wrestling Team was very successful last weekend at the NCWA Texas Collegiate State Championships, even with odds stacked against them. The team, who took only a group of six compe....

Flames Compete In MAC This Weekend


The Lee Flames will be traveling to Southern Virginia University on Friday, February 27, to compete in the NCWA Mid-Atlantic Conference Championships on Saturday, February 28. This tournament will qualify five of the top wrestlers from each weight class to the NCWA National Championships. ....

Miraculous Weekend


Sam Houston State University's club wrestling team were in for quite a surprise this past weekend when they placed second in the National Collegiate Wrestling Association Texas Collegiate Championships. Even more shocking was that they took second with only six competitors, having five fro....

Flames Go 1-3 In State Duals


CHATTANOOGA, TN - The Lee Flames competed in the 2nd Annual NCWA Tennessee State Duals this past Saturday on February 21. The Flames went winless on the day and ended their last match with a tie against Vanderbilt University. Lee opened up their first round against Austin Peay State University

TTU = TN State Champs


TTU wins NCWA TN Dual Tourney at home. Final Team Results from State Duals 1 TTU 2 MTSU 3 Austin Peay 4 Lee 5 Vandy....

University of New Haven Defeats Yale 34-10


The New Haven Chargers hosted the Bulldogs of Yale on Feb. 19th, 2008. The Charger grapplers came away with a great victory with a 34-10 win over the bulldogs. The team was led by 174lb Freshmen Jake Edelman and 149lb Chris Hanifin who both came away with tech falls over their opponents. It was a great dual to set up

Flames Compete In State Duals This Weekend


The Lee Flames will compete in the 2nd Annual NCWA Tennessee State Duals this Saturday on February 21. The five NCWA Tennessee teams that will compete in this prestigious event are as follows: Austin Peay State University, Lee University, Middle Tennessee State University, Tennessee Temple University, and Vanderbilt University. Competing for the Flames are

Southwest Conference Women's Wrestler Spotlight


As the SWC Conference Tournament nears, let's take a minute and get to know one of the female wrestlers of the Southwest Conference. Jennifer Williams is a 2008 graduate from Caprock High School and is currently attending West Texas A & M University in Canyon, Texas. Fareed Hawwa: How many years have you been wrestling? Jennifer Williams: I started wrestling in

Builders Knock Off Generals and Knights In Tri-Match


LEXINGTON, VA. -- Sophomore Daniel Hare's pin with 46 seconds left in the 184-pound match gave the Apprentice School a 22-21 victory over Washington & Lee University in a dual match on Wednesday night in Lexington. In their other match on Wednesday night, the Builders defeated National Collegiate Wrestling Association rival Southern Virginia 42-20. Against the host Generals, the match started

UMBC Tournament


We will be leaving at approximately 7 a.m. on Sunday morning. Everybody needs to meet in front of the PFC at this time. Do not be late, as we need to get there before noon.....

UGA Places 2nd at Classic City Championships


UGA wrestlers did not disappoint in front of their home crowd this past Saturday, taking 2nd as a team in the 4th Annual Classic City Championships. The Bulldogs fought through a tough tournament, with only 9 weight classes represented, to take 2nd behind a very tough Marion Military lineu....

University of Toledo Tournament Correction


Unlike what is listed under a previous schedule, The University of Toledo is not hosting an open tournament this Sunday February 15, 2009. We have changed the event to an invitational dual tournament; eight teams have been invited (Miami of Ohio, Oakland, Ohio U, Ohio State, Bowling Green State, and Mott CC). However, the teams are not set in stone, should a team

MMI Takes First at University of Georgia Tournament


Marion Military Institute was one of twelve schools that competed at the University of Georgia Tournament this past weekend. Not only did Marion take home the First Place trophy but they also had a wrestler place in every weight class, a first in school history. MMI finished with 85 points while the University of Georgia took

Results from 2008 W&J Open



Lancers continue Transition


The Longwood University Lancers continue in stride with their transition. In their third season they have had new faces to turn to and add depth to their roster. They also finished hosting their first home event since the DII program hosted Southern Regional Tournament in the Spring of 200....

Apprentice Wrestlers Go 1-2 at Scranton Quad


SCRANTON, PA. - The Apprentice School participated on Saturday in a quad-match at the University of Scranton and went 1-2 in the event. They defeated the host Royals 45-3, while falling to Oswego State 22-14 and 18th-ranked NCAA Division III The College of New Jersey 39-7. Senior Cecil Lee went 3-0 on the day to go over 110 career victories at

Gallaudet Goes 2-1 at Williamson Trade Invitational


The Gallaudet wrestling team competed in their first dual meet of the 2009 spring semester and did well, winning two of three dual meets at the Williamson Trade Invitational. The Bison defeated Bergen County College 42-12 and Valley Forge Military College 42-4. They suffered their lone loss against Williamson Trade 45-17.

Georgia Southern Places 3 at Classic City Championships


Georgia Southern battled injuries the past few weeks and took a limited number of their squad down to Athens, Georgia to compete in the Classic City Championships.Of the five wrestlers participating, three placers came away placers. Colin Evans placed 2nd at 174, Thad Saunds 3rd at 157, and Chris Stewert at 141. All wrestlers had tough brackets with

Lee Places 2 Wrestlers At Classic City Championships


ATHENS, GA - The Lee Flames placed two wrestlers at the 4th Annual Classic City Championships on Saturday, February 7th. Senior Joe Jellison posted a 3-1 record in the 125 pound weight class and earned a second place finish, while freshman Chris Jones placed fourth in the 197 pound weight ....

Lee To Compete In Classic City Championships


The Lee Flames will hit the mats at the University of Georgia in the 4th Annual Classic City Championships on Saturday, February 7th. Top NCWA teams, such as the Marion Military Institute, Mercer University, and Middle Tennessee State University will be participating in this prestigious to....

Govs gain experience


The APSU Governors have found out wrestling with most first year college wrestlers, is really hard. " With all of our young guys it is furstrating to get in tougher matches, or get deep into tournaments said Shingler. "With all the youth though we will have a much stronger team going into....

Wis/Minn Championships a Success


Even with the NCWA National Duals going on there was another smaller, but equally successful, tournament being held to determine some of the best wrestlers in the states of Wisconsin and Minnesota. Teams from Wisconsin, which included UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee, UW-Baraboo, and Northland Baptist Bible College met

Grand Valley State Wins The 2009 Collegiate Cup


Murfreesboro TN - 02/01/09 NCWA Powerhouse Grand Valley State University GVSU defeated rival University of Central Florida (UCF) 33-18 this weekend at The NCWA National Duals Championship held at Middle Tennessee State University. Grand Valley carted home the now coveted 4 1/2 foot 50 pound Collegiate Cup Trophy to be Displayed at GVSU until next season when it will return to the Championship Venue. 20 of the top teams in the NCWA battled over two days with some teams having as many as 8 duals. The final round conducted on 8 mats produced 6 Duals that went down to the last one or two weights. Final Standings are as follows:::: #1. Grand Valley State University - 33-18 #2. University of Central Florida...... #3. Marion Military Institute - 27-21 #4. Oakland University........... #5. The Apprentice School - 23-20 #6. University of Maryland Baltimore County #7. Bowling Green State University - 40-21 #8. Kansas State........... #9. Ohio University - 37-21 #10. Mercer University............. #11. Middle Tennessee State University - 33-26 #12. University of Dayton......... #13. Louisiana State University 30-27 #14. University of Toledo......... #15. Tennessee Temple University 1-0 #16. Auburn University........ The GVSU vs UCF matchup was a classic starting with

Flames Go 1-2 At Friday Free-For-All


MURFREESBORO, TN - The Lee Flames went 1-2 at the NCWA Friday Free-For-All Tournament on January 30. The Flames faced the University of Dayton in the first round and lost 42-18. The Flames then faced Auburn University in the second round and lost 42-9. The Flames ended the night with an

Flowrestling to Carry National Duals Live Today


There will be Featured Matches Broadcast in their entirety by Flowrestling at 9:30, 11:30, 2:30, 4:30 and Finals at 7:00pm CST. Go to: http://www.flowrestling.org/videos/coverage/view/234573/live

Lee To Compete In Friday Free-For-All


The Lee Flames will compete in the Friday Free-For-All Tournament on January 30. The top four teams out of Friday's competition will compete in Saturday's NCWA National Duals. The Flames will be bringing five all-star wrestlers: Joe Jellison (125), Casey Grisham (157), Stephen Ward (174), ....

National Duals Championship To Award The Collegiate Cup


The Inaugural issue of the NCWA Duals Championship Tournament will be contested this weekend January 30th and 31st at Middle Tennessee State University. The national event will consist of twenty teams invited based upon past performance and 2008-09 team line up strengths. Perennial Powe

Flames Go 1-2 At Crusaders Quad


CHATTANOOGA, TN - The Lee Flames brought six wrestlers to the quad meet on Saturday, January 24, hosted by Tennessee Temple University. Both Joe Jellison (125) and Chris Jones (197) went undefeated in their weight classes by claiming three victories, while Matt Spies (165) posted two wins.....

Panthers place seventh with half-team


The Pittsburgh Panther Wrestling Club placed two wrestlers at the Doug Cherry Invitational to place seventh out of 13 teams. Competing for the first time in three years, junior Donald Osinski stepped on the mat in the 165 lb. weight class and finished the day with a third place finish g....

Builders Finish Second In Home Invitational


NEWPORT NEWS, VA. - The Apprentice School wrestling team competed on the home mats for the first time this season and took second place out of 14 teams in the 29th annual Apprentice School Invitational on Saturday. The Builders had a pair of champions in junior Matt Perry (Chesapeake,

Flames Open Up Second Half Of Season In Chattanooga


The Lee Flames will open up their second half of the season in a quad meet against Mercer University, Tennessee Temple University, and the University of Georgia on Saturday, January 24. The Flames will first wrestle against Mercer, followed by the University of Georgia. The Flames will end their day

Georgia Southern places 7 at College State Championships


Georgia Southern traveled to Macon, Georgia this past weekend to compete in its Georgia Collegiate State Championships with nine wrestlers and placed seven of them in the top three and came away with 3rd place as a team. Individual placers included their only champion Caleb Mock wrestling at 285 who pinned his way throughthe tournament to a first place finish. Tony

GSU Takes 3rd at GA. State Championships


Georgia Southern University's first team in many years traveled to Macon, Georgia to compete in the 2009 Georgia Collegiate State Championships and came away with the 3rd place trophy. The members of the team have continued to come in steadily throughout the year as word that the team had ....

Coaching Change


On January 7, 2009, Dr. Reid Derr, head coach of the EGC Bobcats, announced his resignation as head coach, effective at the end of the 2008-2009 season. Derr cited declining health and pressures of both teaching and coaching as reasons for his departure. However, he noted the rich friend....

Apprentice's Cecil Lee Defeats DI Opponent for 100th Victory


HAMPTON, VA. --- What a way to become a centurion on the wrestling mat. -- Apprentice School senior Cecil Lee entered the final bout in the Builders dual with Wagner College on Friday needing a win to not only give the Builders a team victory, but to join a rare group with 100 career wins. The senior from Portsmouth dominated Connor Hart for

Apprentice at Virginia Duals this weekend


The Apprentice School wrestling team will see action this weekend (Jan. 9-10) in the 29th annual Virginia Duals at the Hampton Coliseum. On Friday the Builders will face Roger Williams University (R.I.) at 11 am in the first round of the American College Division. Roger Williams is the

Match brings out crowd


High school wrestlers from throughout Southwest Florida converged on the Fort Myers High School gymnasium Monday night to watch something many of them had never before seen in person — NCAA Division I wrestling. Clusters of purple, garnet, green, red and blue gathered in the Green Wave bleachers to watch Purdue

University of Central Florida to wrestle Purdue in Fort Myers


Purdue will compete against the University of Central Florida at 8 p.m. Monday at the Fort Myers High School gym. Yes, you read that correctly — Purdue and UCF at Fort Myers High. "I don't know the last time a Big 10 team has wrestled in Florida, let alone for one dual meet," UCF coach Jason

UCF Finishes 2-0 at Central Florida Duals


12/31/08 - Central Florida Duals The Knights improved their dual meet record to 6-0 with wins over Lawrence University (DIII - WI) and Milwaukee School of Engineering (DIII - WI). Both teams attended the Sunshine Open and wrapped up their Florida tour with a match at UCF. During the match against Lawrence University, the Knights started with

SVU Finishes Successful Fall Campaign with Dual Against D-III W&L


Southern Virginia University and NCAA Division III Washington & Lee recently met for a dual in Lexington, Virginia. Highlights included victories by Peter Rose (157) and Spencer Hirt (141) as well as close matches by Peter Hansen (285), Logan Davis (exhibition), and Ahmed Dorghoud (exhibit....

Successful First Half Of The Season For The Flames


CLEVELAND, TN - The Lee Wrestling Team had a successful first half of the 2008-09 season. With only eight wrestlers competiting this first half of the season, the Lee Flames almost clinched a win over rival power house team Tennessee Temple University earlier in November. This was the first ever collegiate wrestling meet in Bradley

Governors late season kicks off


The Austin Peay State Governors will finally open the 2008-2009 season this Saturday on the road to face Tennessee Temple University in an intriguing match. " We are ready to wrestle someone other than our team stated," Head Coach Anthony Shingler. "We are still missing some of our key weights but our first year guys need this match to get expe

Bobcats Chased


On Thanksgiving weekend, the East Georgia College Bobcat wrestling team more than met its match. On Saturday, November 29, the Bobcats traveled to Albany, Georgia, to wrestle against perennial National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) Southeastern Conference powerhouse, University....

Apprentice & UMBC Place wrestlers at Spartan Invitational


YORK, PA. - In a standout field with for nationally-ranked NCAA Division III teams and a pair of NCAA Division I squads, the Apprentice School wrestling team finished tied for fifth out of 10 teams in the York Spartan Invitational on Saturday in York, Pa. They finished behind the nationally-ranked teams and ahead of the NCAA Division I teams. Six wrestlers finished

NY Times Highlights College Club Sports


The New York Times - By BILL PENNINGTON - Published: December 1, 2008 - Rapid Rise of College Club Teams Creates a Whole New Level of Success -------- In intercollegiate club sports, there are no athletic scholarships, no adoring crowds and minimal adult leadership. institutional financing is meager and hard work abundant, with dozens of volunteer hours required from the athletes just to put on a single game or match. It’s college athletics without the pageantry or prerogative, and that’s the way athletes in club sports like it. They devise the practices, make the team rules, decide whom to play and when,

NCWA Poll shows Contender Emerging


The December 1st NCWA Ranking Poll this week seems to explore the possibility that a contender is emerging that could challenge defending champion Grand Valley State this year for the National Title. Navy Prep a strong finisher last year seems to be eyeing the trophy this go round. With a strong DI recruiting

Grand Valley Still Favored


This weeks NCWA Ranking Poll finds the perennial powerhouse, Grand Valley State University still the overwhelming coaches choice with ten #1 votes. Marion, NAPS and Central Florida are all in the mix for a national title this season. The first chance for these teams to meet will be

Delaware pins down a Victory in Conference Duals


EASTON PA. - By: Robby Vicari - The NCWA Northeast Conference Duals were hosted by Lafayette College on Sunday, November 23rd. The event featured ten of the top teams in the NCWA Northeast Conference. teams in attendence included University of Albany - Rensselaer Polytech - Northampton CC - West Chester University - Blair Academy -

Another Solid Showing for Winona State Wrestling


The Winona State Wrestling Team went to its 3rd tournament in as many weeks when they traveled to Minneapolis Minnesota to compete in the Auggie-Brute-Addidas Open hosted by Augsburg University. Even with stiff competition coming from 20 NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA top teams such as Augsburg, Wartburg and Chadron State, the Wrestling Warriors fared

Lee has Strong Performance at East Georgia College


SWAINSBORO, GA – The Lee Wrestling Team participated in the 2nd Annual East Georgia Bobcat Invitational Tournament this past weekend. Joe Jellison (125) claimed his first championship title of the season defeating all three of his opponents in his weight class. Casey Grisham (165) was the runner-up in his weight class by defeating two of the three opponents in his weight class. Stephen

GSU Places 5 at Bobcat Open


Georgia Southern's first team in 9 years had their first tournament of the season and five of the seven attendees placed in the top three in their respective weight classes. Led by Hunter Smith who placed 1st at 235, followed by Scott Jamie at 197 and Caleb Mock at 285 placing second. Thad....

Flames Head To East Georgia College


The Lee Flames will be wrestling in the 2nd Annual East Georgia College Bobcat Invitational on Saturday, November 22, in Swainsboro, Georgia. Joe Jellison (125) and Casey Grisham (174) claimed their championship titles at last year's tournament and hope to earn their second title on Saturd....

Historic First Dual


The first ever wrestling dual for UW-Baraboo took place when UW-Madison's club team came to town. There were aproximately 80 people in attendance,which in my opinion was very good, that is more than we generally have for basketball games. Our Dean talked to me last night and he was very im....

UMBC Goes 4-0 at Retriever Duals


UMBC Sweeps Home Duals The University of Maryland-Baltimore County (UMBC) wrestling team swept its home duals Sunday Nov. 16. UMBC posted a 60-0 victory over Gallaudet; a 48-12 win over Towson; a 36-20 victory over Delaware; and a 45-9 win over RPI. Jo-z Schwartz (133), Justin B....

Lakers wrestle tough at EMU Open & MSU Open


GRAND RAPIDS MI - To kick off the official season Grand Valley sent wrestlers to the Eastern Michigan University. Each wrestler had tough matches against the likes of DI, II and III wrestlers. Overall Grand Valley had 3 placers. Joe Kuzmicz bumped up to wrestle at the 285lbs weight class and took

Gallaudet at UMBC Retriever Invitational Duals


The Bison wrestling team started their 2008-2009 season with just one week of practice, after being reestablished as an NCWA team, almost four years after their last match. They opened in the Retriever Invitational Duals at University of Maryland / Baltimore Country, on November 16 and came away 0-4 as a team, but several individual wrestlers did very well and showed how bright the future is for Gallaudet wrestling.

Lee University Drops Dual to Tennessee Temple


CLEVELAND, TN - The Flames dropped there first home dual meet of the season by a close score of 33-27 to the No.2 ranked NCWA team in Tennessee, Tennessee Temple University. Joe Jellison (133), Ryan McDermott (149), and Chris Jones (197) each posted a pin for the Flames while Matt Spies (165) and Tad Shelton (235) also contributed

Lee Takes On No. 2 Tennessee Temple


Lee University will host its first ever home dual meet of the 2008-09 season against No. 2 Tennessee Temple University on Saturday, November 15, starting at 5:30pm. Eight wrestlers will be competing for the Flames: Joe Jellison (133), Ryan McDermott (149), Connor Smith (157), Matt Spies (1....

Tough Tournament For The Flames


WILLIAMSBURG, KY - The Lee Wrestling Team had four wrestlers compete in the Patriot Open this past weekend. Joe Jellison (125) posted two victories while Matt Spies (165) and Chris Jones (197) each posted one victory for the Flames. Stephen Ward (174) did a brillant job for his first ever ....

Lee University Tackles Patriot Open


The Lee University Wrestling Team will begin the 2008-09 season this weekend at the Patriot Open, hosted by University of the Cumberlands. This will be a good opening tournament with various NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA, and NCWA schools. Wrestlers competing are returning NCWA National Qualifiers Joe

Grand Valley Coach Launches Blockbuster Training System


WIN MAGIZINE - Nov 12, 2008 By Bryan Van Kley......... I applaud Grand Valley State (an NCWA team from Michigan) coach Dave Mills for a recent product he has brought to wrestling’s coaches. New this fall, Mills has come up with a multi-media package called “How to Build a Championship Wrestling Program.” This is a great resource for any coach, at any level. The program includes a ton of information on almost every issue imagineable that a

Titan Open Draws 141 Wrestlers


The Titan Wrestling Club, a member of the NHSCA, hosted their 2nd Annual Veteran's Day Open at UAlbany Saturday. The event drew 141 competitors from 17 different schools. Mostly made up of the northern Northeast Conference teams, the NCWA squads were joined by some unatteched wrestlers from STCC, AIC and SUNY Cobleskill. A modified round robin format commonly called

Lance McClester


Congratulations to Lance McClester, he made it to the quarter finals at the Citadel Open Saturday November the 22nd . There were over two hundred wrestlers at the Open. He did a great job!!! ....

Winona State WC begins season. Top story - HS Soph. wins 125 bracket.


The Winona State Wrestling Program began its season with a very small squad attending the Pointer Open at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point this past weekend and found the tournament even tougher than last year. There were 24 teams in attendance from every division of wresting in the nation. Of those 24 teams, 20 of them are ranked in their respective divisions including top ranked teams from D3, NAIA and NJCAA. With such

UNH tops URI


The University of New Haven tops Rhode Island in the first ever dual meet for the Chargers in school history. Major wins came from freshmen Jacob Edelman and Ralphie Mirabella, along with Sophomore Mike Molino, who all recieved pins in the matches. The Chargers

Navy Prep wins 35 individual matches at Albany Open, 24 Falls!



Navy Prep drops Army Prep, 30-6



Winning at the Bear


Congratulations to Chase Hope and Neil Bolling. Both finished first place at the Bear Open in Macon, GA. Chase won the 149 wt. class and Neil won the 165 wt. class. Clemson as a team finish fifth place in the over all tournament. Congratulations tigers and keep up the great work!!! ....

New Officers in Town


We at Clemson are excited for a new year of wrestling. We have some new faces involved in the team this year, as well. Chase Hope is now the President of the club, Jared Stritzinger is the Vice President, and Meghan Foley is the Secretary/Treasure. The club is excited about this year an....

UCF Alumni Match


This past weekend the Knights kicked off their competition season with an alumni match instead of the traditional sanctioned college tournament. “The match was intended to launch our young team into the competition season with a fun event that encouraged team camaraderie and reaffirmed ou....

Apprentice Goes 2-0 in Opener


MORRISVILLE, NY - The Apprentice School wrestling team opened their 2008-09 season with a pair of dual match victories at the Morrisville State College Duals on Saturday. In their first match the Builders faced the hosts

NCWA Participates in TEAMS 08 Conference


PITTSBURGH - National Collegiate Wrestling Association representatives recently met with organizations from across the United States in the Travel, Events, and Management in Sports (TEAMS) conference in Pittsburgh on October 21-25. The event is used to bring together representatives from different sports organizations across the United States

Former NCWA Team Darton College makes Athletic History


WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. — Darton College makes athletic history today when its wrestling team participates in its first match since becoming an officially sanctioned NJCAA team last year. The Cavaliers, who began their program as an NCWA

Flyer Invititational Brings Teams to OhioTournament


Dayton University will be hosting their first annual invitational tournament November 15th. The team is excited to bring the competition to the Dayton campus to showcase the Flyers wrestling talent for the University. Teams that Dayton doesn't typically have an opportunity to wrestle ranging from Winona State to

Navy Prep looking forward to the season


Navy Prep Excited to Kick of the Year: We are excited to kick-off our season this weekend at the University of Buffalo Open we should see many top competitors from the area, NY, PA and Ohio and finally get to go head to head against others beside our own team. We have had a solid pre-season and this will be a good barometer of

MMI Ready for 2008-2009 Season


MARION,AL (10/22/08) - The last two seasons, the Marion Military Institute (MMI) wrestling team has finished the season #5 at the NCWA National Tournament. With the 2008-2009 season already underway, Marion’s coaches Jim and Dave Hazewinkel seem excited about the new season and are looking forward to a good year. Missing from this years’ line-up is two-time NCWA National

NCWA Announces National Tournament Host City


DALLAS, TX. October 18, 2008... The NCWA is proud to announce that the City of Hampton, Virginia in conjunction with The Apprentice School located in Newport News will play Hosts to the 2009 National Collegiate Wrestling Championships March 12th, 13th and 14th 2009. The Hampton University Convocation Center Arena will be the

Georgia Southern Fields First Team in Three Years


After many attempts to make a come back in the NCWA, GSU finally secured the funds and people to make a reliable effort to wrestle again. Wrestlers began registering last week and will compete in their first tournament early in November. Coaches and Wrestlers are hoping to make a strong sh....

Cincinnati StateTech an Official NCWA Team


Congratulations Team! Cincinnati State Technical College is now an Official Member of the NCWA, As your new Coach, I just wanted to let you know that I look forward to working with each of you. I believe that from what I have seen so far, we should be very successful this wrestling season....



PREVENTION AND TREATMENT PROTOCOL - By Dr. Robert Hines.................... Pre-Season - 1.education of trainers,coaches,wrestlers on: -proper hygene -what mrsa looks like(spider bite,ingrown hairs) -no body shaving -mat,weights,equipment wipe down daily(sanavax) Start of Season 1. no wrestlers leaves work-out without showering with soap and shampoo 2. wash clothes and gear daily 3. no shared gear,razors,towels,etc 4. wipe down mats,bikes,weights daily(remove tape and other absorbant material from bikes and weight equipment) 5. complete wipe down of lockers at beginning of season and again with first outbreak of mrsa Treatment of Suspected MRSA

Early Start For Bryant


The Bryant Bulldogs have already hit the mats getting ready for the 2008-2009 season. We have a large freshmen class and the return of two All-Americans, Coach Peter DiLorenzo has high expections for his guys this 2008-09 Season. ....

NCWA National Champion on Spike TV's "The Ultimate Fighter"


Former University of Central Florida 3X NCWA National Champion Tom Lawlor will compete this Wednesday (September 24 - 10pm EST) for his spot on in the "Ultimate Fighter" house. Lawlor, a 2003, 2004, & 2005 NCWA National Champion, fights out of Orlando for American Top Team in light heavy-weight division. While in the NCWA, Lawlor wrestled in the 235 lbs. weight class. Lawlor's record going into the show is 6-2-0. Make sure to watch the show and support the NCWA's first 3X National Champion!

Eastern Washington Returns to the Mats


Eastern Washington University will be returning to the mats for the 2008-09 season as part of the NCWA. EWU, which discontinued the sport as part of the athletic department restructuring following the 1989-90 academic year, will feature a program for both men and women.

Sam Houston Coach Mixes it up in MMA


SHSU wrestling coach E.J. Miranda battled his opponent in the MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) showcase held in the LSC mall area this past weekend in conjunction with the Huntsville 'Death Row' fighting team. The Sam Houston State Wrestling team, which

University of Vermont begins new wrestling program


the University of Vermont has submitted and been accepted as one of the newest NCWA programs. University and NCWA approval was granted earlier this week. We are in the process of working on getting together a practice schedule for the upcoming season said Nick Cafarelli the team founder an....

Toledo wrestling flies under radar


by Jason Mack, - TOLEDO OHIO... One of the lesser known teams at the University of Toledo has shown itself to be one of the most successful. The UT wrestling team placed third in the NCWA North Central Conference Championships last season despite only competing in seven of the 11 weight classes. It also features one of the most dominant wrestlers in the 11 year history of the National Collegiate Wrestling Association. Senior

NCWA All-American Represents Canada in Beijing


Two-time NCWA National Champion Travis Cross hits the mats this week in China as he represents Canada and his home town Port Alberni in a quest for Olympic Gold. Travis laughs nervously at the notion that he’s the talk of the town. Truth is, that’s exactly what’s happening to the Beijing-bound wrestler in Port Alberni, B.C. Just ask the mayor. “He’s probably the most well-known person in the community,” says Ken McRae, mayor of the city of some 18,000 on Vancouver Island. “Everybody knows Travis.”As the mayor puts it, the city is leaving “no stone unturned” to ensure Cross, 27, can focus on being at his best at the Olympic Games. “Overwhelming,” Cross says. It’s a word he uses frequently when describing

New Haven Chargers Launch Program


With approval from school administration and the National Collegiate Wrestling Association, the University of New Haven Wrestlers have become one of the newest members to the NCWA. One of the first orders of business for the program is to grow their competition schedule for this years athletes. Alex Nagy, who is the founder and coach of the Chargers

Another National Championship for Toledo


Adam Murray wins 3rd National Title. Drew Metzger takes all-american status. Tom Kiefer wins matches in the toughest weight at the tourney. Stockman 1 match away from all american status. Marek qualifies for 2nd time. ....

Pete Rose Named to Virginia College All-State Team


2008 Virginia SID - All-State Wrestling Team Announced..... CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Old Dominion swept the major honors in the 2008 Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) All-State Wrestling Team, the first-ever all-state wrestling squad announced by VaSID. James Nicholson, a 125-pounder for ODU, earned Freshman and Wrestler of the Year honors, while Monarch head coach Steve

National champion stood tall on Retriever mats


By Craig Clary.. Catonsville Times....... Coaching Alex Broadwater was the easy part for older brother, Luke, the University of Maryland, Baltimore County wrestling coach. Ever since Alex since started wrestling in the fourth grade, Luke has coached him. Now, Luke will be coaching a national champion -- the first-ever in the history of the school's five-year-old club -- after Alex won the National Collegiate Wrestling Association tournament earlier this year in

Former US Speaker of the House Talks Wrestling


Tuesday, 03 Jun 2008 from Flocasts - Dennis Hastert former Speaker of the House - Talks about Lessons learned in Wrestling that helped him become a leader in American Government. Hastert goes in depth on wrestling and how it effected him in politics and how politics effected his view of wrestling.

UCF Third at NCWA Nationals


After an impressive win in its Conference Championship, the UCF Wrestling team placed third in this years Collegiate Nationals. The team won the National Collegiate Wrestling Association Southeast Conference Championship by 48 points, and 18 wrestlers qualified in the Southeast Conference Championship to move on to nationals, where the team was separated from first by

Miller Retires As Men's & Women's Wrestling Coach


FOREST GROVE - After six years leading the Pacific men's and women's wrestling programs, Head Coach Scott Miller has announced that he is retiring from coaching. Miller said that he plans to leave the mat after 17 years as a head coach at the Division I and Division III levels to enter

RPI Wrestlers Succeed at Nationals!


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institutes (RPI) Ryan Michaels led the showing for RPI's 2008 National qualifiers in Lakeland Florida for the 11th Annual NCWA National Championships. Michaels (149 lbs.) added to his resume "all-american" honors for the second straight year placing 4th to go alon....

Penn State Wrestler Excels over Break


Over Spring Break, Penn State sophomore Paul Hallowell flew down to Florida not to visit the Sunshine State’s sandy beaches, but to compete in the 2008 NCWA National Wrestling Championships. Although the team qualified three wrestlers for the national tournament, Paul was

UW-MilwaukeeTakes 38th At Nationals; Kwilinski All-American


UW-Milwaukee Ends Season With 6 Wins At Nationals 15 March, 2008 LAKELAND -- UW-Milwaukee finished competing in the three-day NCWA National Tournament on March 15 by having Darin Kwilinski (Sr, 174) crowned as an NCWA All-American. The senior capped his career with an 8th place finish. ....

Fourth Wrestler Qualifies For Nationals As Alternate


Tom Hansen is in tournament at 141 12 March, 2008 LAKELAND -- Tom Hansen (So, 141) was added to the bracket at NCWA Nationals today and will be competing in the 141-pound weight class. Hansen took 8th place at the North Central Conference Tournament and did not receive an automatic bid.....

GVSU Lakers Win Third Straight Title


The Grand Valley State University Wrestling Team returned from Lakeland, Florida with its third consecutive NCWA National Championship. This is the fifth title for the Lakers in the 11 year history of the NCWA. The Lakers earned ten All-American honors led

TX Collegiate State Championships


Team 1st-UT Arlingtion 2nd-UT 3rd-Sam Houston Couldn't remember all of the individuals but this is what i got.. Sam Houston 141: Stevie Noser: 3rd 149: Collin Hartman: 1st 157: Chris Renaud: 1st 165: Evan Massey: 2nd ....

Pitt Panthers Place First NCWA All-American


The University of Pittsburgh's Chris DeSanctis took 3rd at nationals on March 15 to give the team its first all-American in the NCWA. This comes in the Panther's first year in the NCWA and only the second year of the program. Pitt sent three wrestlers to Nationals after qualifying Dave

UGA Qualifies 3, will send 1 to Nationals


UGA took 4 wrestlers to compete in the SEC Championships held at Darton College in Albany, GA. Of those 4, 3 placed high enough to make it to the National Tournament in Lakeland, FL. Alan Taylor placed 3rd at 165, Mark Feeley placed 5th at 157 and Mason Deal placed 7th at 149. Kyle Dix wre....

Southwest Conference Spotlight: E.Jay Miranda from SHSU


As the Southwest Conference prepares to send its qualifiers to Nationals, let's chat with EJ Miranda who, this year, started the Sam Houston State University wrestling Team. EJ is a 2006 graduate from Brazoswood High School and is currently attending Sam Houston State University in Huntsvi....

Three or Four UW-Milwaukee Wrestlers Advance to Nationals, Team Takes 9th Place


Hughes, Reynoso, and Kwilinski advance to Nationals; Hansen seeks wild card COLUMBUS – In a tournament that was kicked off with a brief speech by Arnold Schwarzenegger, UW-Milwaukee wrestlers brought home awards for eighth place, seventh place, and two awards for third place for ....

Southwest Conference Wrestler Spotlight III


As the Southwest Conference prepares to send its qualifiers to Nationals, let's chat with EJ Miranda who, this year, started the Sam Houston State University wrestling Team. EJ is a 2006 graduate from Brazoswood High School and is currently attending Sam Houston State University in Huntsvi....

UCF Wins Southeast Conference Championship


3/1/2008 NCWA Southeast Conference Championship Jason Balma The Knights began their pursuit for the 2008 NCWA national title this weekend with an impressive first place finish at the Southeast Conference Championship hosted by Darton College. This was the Knight’s second consecutive ....

Northland Baptist Bible College Defeats UW-Milwaukee


UW-Milwaukee Drops Rematch 36-10 20 February, 2008 DUNBAR -- UW-Milwaukee's wrestling team dropped a dual to Northland Baptist Bible College on Friday by a score of 36-10. UW-Milwaukee's Tom Hansen (So, 141) dropped a 9-7 overtime decision to Steve Berg (Fr, 141) to kic....

Winona State competes in its first NCC tournament


The Winona State Wrestling Club traveled to Columbus Ohio this weekend to compete in its first year in the National Collegiate Wrestling Association North Central Conference Tournament. The top 7 place winners in this tournament qualify for the national tournament in Lakeland Florida from ....

Newman University Win SW Conference Tournament


Newman University Wins SW Conference Tournament and Qualifies 13 for the National tournament ....

KSU Lands Six in Nationals


Kennesaw State Wrestling placed six of seven wrestlers into Nationals at the SEC Championships this past weekend. Led by undefeated sophomore Ross Cravens, the 2008 SEC Champ at 165, and returning NCWA All-Americans Ben Ericks and Derryl Cloer, Kennesaw placed fifth overall at the tournam....



Three wrestlers from the FAU wrestling team made it through the regional championship tournament to qualify for the national finals. Ronnie Sammario at 125 lbs., Chris Renza at 174 lbs. and Kervins BienAime at 184 lbs.. All three will now move into the NCWA National Championship Tourna....

Builders take NCWA Mid-Atlantic Conference title


BALTIMORE, MD. -- The Apprentice School wrestling team won the 2008 National Collegiate Wrestling Association Mid-Atlantic Conference title on Saturday scoring 200.5 points en route to the team title at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Six wrestlers

Sam Houston Team has Pleasant Surprise


In their first year of competition, the Sam Houston State University wrestling team is already making a big name for itself. The Bearkats, who compete in the Southwest Conference of the National Collegiate Wrestling Association, traveled to Dallas for the Texas Collegiate State Championships

Bowling Green State Finishes Regular Season on Positive Note


BGSU was able to put together good performances in back to back weekends to conclude the regular season on a high note. On February 10th the Falcons participated in the University of Toledo Duals going up against an all Ohio line up of teams from Ohio State, University of Dayton, Cleveland State, Miami

SW Conference Duals Hosted by TCU


"The Mavericks started the day by wrestling Sam Houston St. winning 39-15. The Mavs’ were led by the strong performance of Devin Slick (165). Devin is a freshman, majoring in computer software engineering from Birdville High School. Last year as a senior he won Nerd State. The Bobcats of S....

Small Squad Propels Panthers at Penn. State Tourney


With a strong core of wrestlers, the University of Pittsburgh's Panther Wrestling Club placed four of five wrestlers to take fourth overall at the Pennsylvania Collegiate State Championships. Leading the Panthers

K-State to Host Southwest Conference Championships


MANHATTAN — Collegiate wrestling teams from Universities across the region will take to the mats for the 2008 National Collegiate Wrestling Association's Southwest Conference Championships, Saturday, March 1, at Kansas State University's Peters Sports Complex. Matches will get under way at

Southwest Conference Wrestler Spotlight II


As the Southwest Conference prepares for the conference duals, let us take a moment and get to know one of its rising stars, Ryan Blair. Ryan Blair is a 2005 graduate from Rockwall High School and is currently attending Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Fareed Hawwa: So how many years have you been wrestling? Ryan Blair: I have been

Texas-Arlington Team Aims for National Attention


Written by Justin Rains, The Shorthorn staff Amidst all the successes of both the men and women’s basketball teams this season, there is a team on campus that has been forgotten but just as successful. Even though the team has only been in existence for more than a year, the university wrestling team has already made a strong showing on a national level. The team sent four of its members to the national championships last

NCWA Southeast Conference Qualifier Announced


NCWA Southeast Conference Championships Darton College, Albany, GA March, 1 2008 Hosted at Darton College, 2400 Gillionville Rd, Albany, GA. PARTICIPATING TEAMS Auburn University University of South Florida Jacksonville State University University of West Florida Marion Military Institute Augusta State University University of

Rensselaer pins down 2nd NYS title


Rensselaer (RPI) won it's second straight New York State dual meet championship Saturday at the SUNY Albany campus, who was host to the event. RPI beat Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) and SUNY Stonybrook before

Ohio U. Making Moves


After only 5 short weeks Ohio University is starting to put W's in the books. After a delayed and very out of shape start, they've managed to start putting together complete and competitive matches. Also now showing up in team singlets (as apposed to UnderArmor and shorts) they are r....

Dave Rourke Joins Ohio State Coaching Staff


Dave Rourke brings a wealth of knowlege and experience to The Ohio State University coaching staff. Dave while wrestling for Ohio Northern University was 3x All Conference and a NCAA National Qualifier. In 1991 Dave was team captain and a 158# OAC Conference Champion. Dave is committed to

Hughes, Kwilinski Finish In Top Six At UW-Eau Claire


EAU CLAIRE -- Alex Hughes (Fr, 125) and Darin Kwilinski (Sr, 174) both finished in the top six of their brackets at the Bluegold Invitational hosted by UW-Eau Claire. The tournament featured reserve wrestlers from a variety of elite NCAA Division 3 wrestling programs, including

Flowrestling Interviews NCWA Director


Martin Floreani of Flowrestling.com met with NCWA Executive Director Jim Giunta at the NCWA Offices in Dallas this past week to ask about this years upcoming National Championships in Lakeland Florida.

William & Mary's Spring Season Off to a Good Start


The spring season has gone well for W&M. Several members of the team had good mat experence at the University of Rio Grande Tournament several weeks ago. W&M will be hosting their first spring home event on February 16 with several tough

Ohio University Gets an Eye Opener


After just three weeks of six practices (per week) we jumped into a tri with Ohio State and Bowling Green. We wrestled some really good matches, most of which went all three periods. The experience really opened our eyes for what to expect in Grand Valley

Kwilinski Places Fifth at Dan Gable Open


OSHKOSH – Darin Kwilinski (Sr, 174) had a strong showing for the UW-Milwaukee wrestling team at the Dan Gable Open. The tournament was a difficult NCAA tournament and was hosted by UW-Oshkosh. Darin got pinned by Mike Benefiel (Fr, 174) of Northwestern University in his first match (Benefiel would go on to pin all three of his subsequent opponents in the first period en route to winning the 174-pound championship). Kwilinski


Datwain Shipp Catawba's 285 lb. wrestler won the fastest pins award at the 28th Builders Invitational in Newport News, Virginia Saturday January 26, 2008....

Lancers Take Fifth at Builder Invite


The Longwood Lancers finished 5th overall at the 29th Annual Builder Invitational. Shorthanded, the team had 4 of their 7 entrants finish in the top 4 of their respective weight classes. Leading the way for the Lancers was Shawn Nelson (141/Jr) with a 2nd place finish. In the first roun....

UMBC crowns two champs at Apprentice


NWEPORT NEWS VA - With two individual champions, and one runner up, The University of Maryland, Baltimore County wrestling team placed fifth this weekend at The Apprentice School Invitational. Three of the middleweight finals were a battle between perennial NCWA powerhouse University of Central Florida and UMBC. In the finals at 149, Alex Broadwater (Catonsville High School) defeated Central Florida's Rob McCarty, an NCWA National Finalist, by a score of

Panthers surprise at Rio Grande


In their first invitational as a club, the University of Pittsburgh's Panther Wrestling Club placed three wrestlers to take seventh overall. Entering only five wrestlers in the tournament, including four freshmen and a junior, freshmen Suk Jong Ko at 125 and Derrick Jusczak at 165 both took

University of Texas Wrestles for Recognition


Those expecting to shoot some Saturday afternoon hoops were met with a stunning surprise this past weekend. Dribbling into the RecSports Center, the would-be hoopsters found their usually wide-open basketball courts replaced with bleachers, a scoring table and two benches surrounding a wre....

FAU Owls TakeSecond In State Duals!


FAU Owls wrestling took second in the 2008 State Duals coming second to UCF. The owls defeated FSU, UF and FAMU to take home the second place trophy.....

Pacific Men’s and Women’s Teams Could Be Model For Future Wrestling Growth


FOREST GROVE, Ore. – Like most college freshman, Teresa Ayala had adjustments to make when she went away to school at Pacific University. “It was really strange,” Ayala said, “To wrestle only girls. I mean, the guys say things like, ‘I don’t want to wrestle a girl – I don’t know what it’s like.’ And the first time I had to wrestle a girl, I said the exact same thing. I’m like, ‘I don’t know what to do – it’s a girl!’ I felt the same way.” This story sponsored by: Adam The Wrestling Takedown Machine Online Store After wrestling against males during her high school career, Ayala would now be wrestling against females in college. You see, when it comes to wrestling at Pacific, there are Boxers for both genders.

Builders go 1-2 at York Quad


YORK, PA. - The Apprentice School wrestling team ventured to York College of Pennsylvania on Saturday to participate in a quad-match with the 15th-ranked Spartans, 27th-ranked Wilkes University Colonels and the University of Scranton Royals and came away with a 1-2 mark on the day. Freshman Charles Robinson was the leading wrestler for the Apprentice School (8-8) on the day winning all three of his matches at 184 pounds. He recorded wins by

UW-Milwaukee Takes 6th Place At NWCA National Duals


Kwilinski Carries Panthers 15 January, 2008 CEDAR FALLS – With a starter deployed to Iraq just one week before the event and small numbers to begin with, the UW-Milwaukee wrestling team entered the NWCA National Duals with just seven wrestlers to fill out the NCWA’s eleven weight classe....

Kennesaw State Head Coach Resigns


After starting the program head coach Alex Tucker calls it quits. He just feels that he can only do so much. It takes numbers and support to build a nationally ranked program. Tucker says he has given so much time to this endeavor, that he is just "worn slap out". Coach Tucker

Coady Schiltz Deployed to Iraq


Panther 157-pounder gets sent to Iraq 14 January, 2008 MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Panther wrestler Coady Schiltz is being deployed to Iraq in the near future. He received the news on Jan. 4th. Coady, a freshman from Mauston, WI, was the team's starting 157-pounder and was showing impress....



NCWA is Featured in the January 2008 issue of SPORTS EVENTS MAGAZINE The feature story is Titled: WRESTLING'S COLLEGIATE COMEBACK Read the entire Article here...



Seven NCWA teams invited to compete in the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals traveled to Cedar Falls, Iowa on January 12 and 13, 2008 for one of college wrestling’s premier events. The tournament was held at the UNI Dome on the University of Northern Iowa’s campus, and involved over 80 teams, including those from the University of Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, Iowa State (coached by Cael Sanderson), the University of Minnesota, Nebraska, and this year’s NCAA Division I tournament champion, Iowa. The attendance on both days totaled over 15,000 wrestling fans whose enthusiasm matched that of any major college sporting event anywhere. The NCWA was represented at this prestigious event by Bowling Green State University, Grand Valley State University, Kansas State University, Marion Military Institute, Newman University, the University of Central Florida and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In the NCWA Division, Grand Valley finished first by a 31-21 score in a hard fought match against Newman, Marion Military placed third with a 24-17 victory over Central Florida and Bowling Green brought home a fifth with a 36-16 win over UW-Milwaukee. complete results in all divisions, go to www.nwcaonline.com. for.. NCWA Brackets click here...

KSU off to a 3-0 late start


Kennesaw State University's wrestling team got off to a 3-0 late start this year with wins over Mercer 45-10,East Georgia College 50-6,Southern Poly Tech 54-6. When asked,KSU head wrestling coach Alex Tucker stated "we still have alot of work to do to get better".

Builders open Virginia Duals Friday vs. Millersville


The Apprentice School wrestling team will open the 2008 Virginia Duals American College Division on Friday morning with a 9 am match against fourth-seeded Millersville University of Pennsylvania. A win in that match will pit

Perry takes fourth at 149 to lead Builders at Division I States


CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. -- The Apprentice School wrestling team finished sixth on Saturday competing in the Virginia Division I State Championships held at the John Paul Jones Arena at the University of Virginia. Sophomore Matt Perry (Chesapeake, Va./Oscar Smith HS) was

NCWA Butts heads with NCAA Teams at Lonestar


Newman University and University of Texas / Arlington Battled NCAA DI, DII and DIII foes at this years Lone Star Dual in Grand Prairie Texas. Newman began the Day at 8:00 with a closely contested match against DII New Mexico Highlands. Isaac wall of Newman at 125 started off by accepting a forfeit followed by John Hagan's 18-3 Tech. But close losses at 141 & 149 by Aeron Hill 8-4 and Clay Goodloe 6-5 put the score at 11-6 as Newman Dropped the next 3 in a row before Josh Fansler (N) at 184 stopped the slide with a 1:25 fall over Adam Pacheco of Highlands. The final outcome settled at 27-17 with Newman losing by fall at heavyweight to Highlands Josh Fansler.

Rio Invitational plans to take off soon!


On January 19, 2008 the University of Rio Grande will be hosting an invitational. Wrestlers are traveling from 9 to 10 different states and amassing more than 17 teams. This by far will top off any invitational that the University of Rio Grande wrestling team has hosted. Additional teams are welcome for this event. If

Central Florida's Fernandez Wins Sunshine Open


With a strong field including Division III 10 time National Champion Augsburg at full strength in the 2007 Sunshine Open, Central Florida made a lasting impression. The UCF squad placed 6 wrestlers in the top 8 in this tough DII and DIII field. UCF's 197 pound Senior Danny Fernandez brought home the Gold by defeating #1 Seed Joe West of Delaware Valley 3-2 in the finals. 184 lb Zach Sanford took 3rd defeating the Heidelberg wrestler that knocked him out of the championship bracket by a decisive 17-8 decision.

KSU Wrestling making a move!


Kennesaw State's wrestling program is moving right along said KSU Head Wrestling Coach Alex Tucker. We are starting to get people really talking about college wrestling in Georgia. It's not so bad when a great Iowa State ex-wrestler now Head Coach at UTC Chris Bono talks about your team in....

Home Dual Match


The University of Arizona Wrestling Team will be hosting its first dual match in 25 yrs. The match is schedule for November 7, 2007, 7:30 pm at the student center.....

Anthony Travel Selected by National Collegiate Wrestling Association


Dallas, TX – The National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) has named Anthony Travel, Inc. (ATI) their Official Travel Partner. Effective immediately, Anthony Travel will provide NCWA with daily travel services including air, hotel and ground transportation services. “The NWCA has needed a way

Panthers Start Season at Pointer Open


STEVENS POINT - The UW-Milwaukee Panthers competed in the UWSP Pointer Open on Saturday, November 10th. The Silver Division consisted of college freshmen, while the Gold Division consisted of all other wrestlers who were entered in the to

Wrestling Team Splits Pair of Duals


MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee Panthers routed UW-Madison before dropping a dual to Northland Bible Baptist College that came down to the final match. UW-Madison showed up at the event with just five wrestlers to fill out eleven weight classes. Northland defeated UW-Madison in the first dua....

Panthers Hold Ground at Wisconsin Open


KENOSHA – The Panthers brought seven wrestlers to the 36th Annual Wisconsin Open on Saturday. The event had 268 wrestlers, primarily from NCAA Division 2 and NCAA Division 3 teams, and was hosted by UW-Parkside. Nick Tadeo (Jr, 149) and Darin Kwilinski (Sr, 174) reached the....

UW-Milwaukee wrestling program to donate 20% of ticket sales to Riverside Univer


MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Panthers announced today that they will be giving free admission to all high school students with a valid student ID during their home meet, which will be held on Friday, Dec. 7th at 7:00 pm at Milwaukee Riverside University High School. Admission is $5. The P....

Team Steps Up At Concordia Open


MEQUON - The UW-Milwaukee Panthers brought eight wrestlers to the Concordia Open on Saturday in Koy Kosek's first event as head coach of the team. Five of the wrestlers won at least one match, and four of them recorded a pin. Darin Kwilinski (Sr, 174) began the tournament....

Koy Kosek Named UW-Milwaukee Panthers Head Wrestling Coach


MILWAUKEE – Koy Kosek has been named the head coach of the UW-Milwaukee Panther wrestling program. “This program has a vision to become an NCAA Division 1 wrestling program. I hope to guide this program to realizing that vision, and for some time after that,” Coach Kosek said. “For no....



“We think we have the right chemistry and talent this year to make another run at the national championship. With Cee-Jay Hamilton (2006-2007 National Champion) and two wrestlers who earned All-American honors back from last year's team to lead the new freshman, Marion should be able to

Navy Prep Rams defeat Bryant University for home crowd


12/06/08 Newport, RI Navy Prep opened their dual season yesterday with a victory over the Bryant University Bulldogs. Bryant wrestling without stars, Tim Petrides and Jarret

Southwest Conference Wrestler Spotlight


With the 07-08 season having begun in the Southwest Conference, let us take an inside look into the life of one of its stars. Joshua Kotter, a junior

Mavs Pitch in


This past Saturday the Maverick wrestling team donated their time to help Sam Houston HS host their 1st HS tournament in many years. Kelin Jackson, 1st year Maverick wrestler and former Sam Houston wrestler, asked the team to pitch in and guys did not hesitate to do so. Initially the Mav....

UTA vs Texas St


The Mavericks traveled down to San Marcos this past Sunday and dualed Texas St. We brought 6 wrestlers due to injury and work. UTA won two of the six matches Two of the four loses could have gone our way but Bobcat wrestlers pulled out the victories. Final score 25-6 LBS WINNER RESULT....

Williamson Wins the Middlesex Invitational


Williamson Trade placed five wrestlers in the finals of the Middlesex invitational this past weekend in Edison, New Jersey. The Mechanics took home

William & Mary's Fall Season Comes to a Close


With finals approaching, W&M's fall season has come to a close. The team had a relatively successful fall, with a victory over Longwood and an enjoyable scrimmage against Washington & Lee and Southern Virginia University. W&M looks forward to hitting the mats again in January and hopes to ....

Clemson Wrestling


The Clemson NCWA Wrestling Program was established in 2003 by Matt Finley after the loss of the NCAA Team back in the 80's. Finley ran the club until he graduated. This school year Sam Wyatt has taken over the coaching responsibilities for the Tigers. Practices are held three times a week....

Tech Wrestlers Place at 2007 SWC Open


Five Tech Wrestlers medaled at the 2007 Southwest Conference Open on 11/17/07. First Place medals went to John Prilliman (165) and Cole Gordon (184); Second Place went to Ryan Blair (165), and Third Place medals were won by Kyle Kuby (157) and Sean Beck (235). The Tech team finished in t....

Williamson Crowns Four Champions at the Titan Open


Four wrestlers won championships at the Titan Open. Williamson wrestlers won the first four weight classes at 125 Paul Capriolo, 133 Chuck Nickel, 141 Scott George and

Wake Forest Wrestling: A New Era


Wrestling is back in business at Wake Forest University. With a whole new cast of officers, the team is looking for a fresh start. Relying heavily on incoming freshmen Peter Moses McCaffrey and Vinny DeLalla and sophomores Thomas Sherbakoff, Dominic Lee, and Scott Seifert, the team is youn....

University of Florida Brings Home Two Champions


The University of Florida opened up against SEC opponents with the UCF Open. UF brought home two champions after a long day of competition. At 174, Ricky Rieck went 2-0 with a pin on the day and won the 174 lb. weight class. At 157, Freddie Williams went 3-0 with a pin and went on to win t....

Rio has NAIA in their scope


On November 29 the University of Rio Grande wrestlers will travel to West Virgina Tech. Since WV tech has acquired NAIA status the Redmen hope to become a varsity sport as well. Later on in the year the Redmen plan on matching up against Notre Dame (ohio). Purpose for adding the teams to t....

Panthers get serious, take on first-year woes


Upon starting up the Panther Wrestling Club at the University of Pittsburgh last year, founder Jacob Brown found a new challenge: getting his team into competition. In its second year, the Panther Wrestling

Wisconsin-Madison Team Names New Coaches


The University of Wisconsin-Madison club team has announced two new coaches for this coming season. Taking the helm as head coach will be Zach Elliot. Zach was a two time state place winner from Richland Center

Darton College Travels to UCF


Darton College, Coming off a First place finish at their own Tournament will travel to Orlando Florida for Knights Brawl Duals this Friday November 16th.

Builders compete at Pembroke Classic


PEMBROKE, N.C. - The Apprentice School wrestling team made its annual trek to Pembroke, N.C. on Saturday to compete in the 2007 Pembroke Classic and had a few wrestlers fare well in the 30-team event. Senior Eric Lybarger was one round from wrestling for fifth place as he went 4-2 at 1....

East GA Results


Darton College brought home the team title at the East Georgia Invitational this past weekend. Along with the team title Darton brought home 5 individual titles. ....

Longwood Lancers Outlook


The Longwood Lancers look to a new season with several matches eagerly anticipated. The Lancers return several starters along with a few new faces to add depth to the team

First Tournament


Darton Wrestling will open up this weekend at the East Georgia College Invitational.....

San Jose State wrestles first Official NCWA women's match


San Jose State Freshman Stevie Ratto from San Leandro high School wrestled in the first official NCWA collegiate style women's match, Thursday at Sacramento City College. Ratto a California High School State Champion and National placer went head to head at 148 pounds with Sophomore Amberl....

UMBC Black v Gold Scrimmage


UMBC hosted its annual Black v Gold Pre-season scrimmage / wrestle off. Seven matches were contested, two of which went into three overtimes. The competition was an exhibition for parents, friends and alumni to witness the talents of this years squad, as well as provide an opportunity fo....

UMBC Hosts Successful Open Tournament


Sunday, October 7th marked the date of the First Annual Retriever Inviatational. Over 270 wrestlers competed in 66 madison weight classes across 4 divisions. The winner of each weight class was awarded a tournament champion t-shirt. Proceeds from the event will help the Retrievers have ....

Wrestling added at University of Texas


The coach blows his whistle. It is the end of another two-hour practice. They just finished their last drill and are cooling down from a tough workout. Sound familiar? Well, you won't find a football or a helmet in sight. These athletes are wrestlers and the newest addition to club sports, the Longhorn Wrestlers Club.

Newman University Announces 2007-2008 Wrestling Schedule


Contact: Kelly Snedden Director, Communications Phone: 316-942-4291, ext. 2164 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Sept. 5, 2007 Newman University Announces 2007-2008 Wrestling Schedule Wichita, Kan. - The Newman University Wrestling team has announced its sch....

Bobcats Welcome New Coach


The East Georgia College Bobcat wrestling team welcomes Mr. Steven Flournoy as a new part-time techniques coach for the 2007-2008 wrestling season. Flournoy is a senior middle-grades education major with a coaching minor at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia.

First match in over 20 years!


Southern Poly used to have a wrestling but sadly failed because of Title 9. Now for the first time in over 20 years SPSU has got a team of 7 members and more room to grow. We will be competing on October 20 at the KSU open and we are all looking forward to competing in many more. -Joe....

2007-2008 University Central Florida Season Outlook


After claiming back to back national titles in 2004 and 2005 and a fourth place finish in 2006, the Knight’s wrestling team ended their 2007 season as the NCWA National Runner-Up team behind Grand Valley State University. The Knight’s were also proud to add Paul Rothenberg to the ranks of 4x NCWA All-American; a club that only consists of fourteen wrestlers. Rothenberg now joins his former teammates, David Miller, Todd Hauser, and Tom Lawlor, with this prestigious recognition.

New Assistant Head Coach


The new assistant head coach for Texas Tech's wrestling team is Ryan Blair. Ryan Wrestled for Rock Wall High School for four years and placed at the state tournament consecutive years in a row. He also wrestled for Debuke Iowa as well, he now looks show his leadership skills as a coach a....

Eric Blosser has plans for UD


Eric Blosser has officially been named the coach of the University of Dayton's wrestling team. He plans on attacking the 2007-08 season with a new, more serious tone. It will emphasize conditioning and molding a winning attitude to become one of the top teams in the North Central confere....

KSU Looking for dates to wrestle


Please contact Coach Tucker for dates to wrestle 2007/2008 season.....

Navy Prep looks ahead toward the season


10/01/07 Newport, RI The United States Naval Academy Preparatory School wrestling team prepares for the upcoming season with an eye towards the Penn State Open, December 1, 2007, which is the first date on their schedule. They expect to face top notch competition in their initial outing.....

Parent's Weekend October 13th


Parents, family and friends are invited to visit our campus on the weekend of October 13th. We will have a day full of activities which will include campus tours, a group picnic and other events. Darton College will also use this event to welcome our new Head Coach, Josh Watts, to south ....

2007-08 Wrestler Registration Now Open


The Registration of Wrestlers for the 2007-08 season is now OPEN. To register you must have this years SCHOOL CODE. To Register Click "Read More".

Newman announces 2007-08 wrestling schedule


DATE: 8/28/2007 The Newman University Wrestling team released its schedule for the 2007-2008 season, fourth year coach Mark Stovall announced. The Newman Jets will begin the season with the annual Labette Takedown Tournament

Apprentice School Names Bruce Shumaker Head Wrestling Coach


NEWPORT NEWS, VA. - Bruce Shumaker, long-time high school wrestling coach across the Peninsula, was named today as the Head Wrestling Coach at The Apprentice School by Director of Athletics Bill Casto.

2007 NCWA Nationals DVD On Sale Now


Get your copy of the 2007 NCWA Nationals from Dallas, Tx. This is the 10th anniversary addition and is one of the best nationals we have had. Shop now to get your copy delivered right to your home.

NCWA To Create A Womens Collegiate Style Wrestling Division


The National Collegiate Wrestling Association has officially announced the addition of a Women's Collegiate Division for the upcoming 2007-2008 season. This monumental addition will provide the only post high school collegiate style venue for women, thus catering to a deeply underserved wrestling population.

Creation of Winona State Wrestling Club Brings Back Memories, Provides Hope


Winona State had a great tradition and a rich history as an NAIA wrestling program before the program was dropped in 1982. Now, with the help of the Internet, hard work by Derek Olson and many dedicated supporters and wrestlers, the school in southeastern Minnesota has formed a club program that expects to compete in the National Collegiate Wrestling Association starting with the 2007-08 season. The creation of the club has brought back a lot of great memories for area wrestling supporters and kept alive the hope that maybe someday Winona State will reinstate its collegiate wrestling program.

Newman has strong performance at the NCWA Nationals


With the special privilege of competing in a postseason national tournament for Newman during its NCAA Div.-II transition, the Jets wrestling team showed a strong performance at the NCWA Nationals this past weekend, placing 17th out of 67. Individual placers for the team included sophomore Isaac Wall in third place at 133-lbs. and red shirt sophomore Clay Goodloe with eighth place at 141-lbs. Both earned All-American status for their placings.

K-State Student a 2007 National Champion


This year, Steve Kern got the gold. The Kansas State University senior in construction science and management, Wamego, captured first place at the 2007 National Collegiate Wrestling Championships, March 8-10, at the Garland Special Events Center in Dallas. As a team, the K-State Wrestling Club finished in the top 15 -- in 13th place -- at the championships. Nearly 70 collegiate teams competed.

2008 President's Day Duals


UAlbany will be hosting the 2008 President's Day Dual Meet Challenge on Sunday, February 17. We are looking for five out of conference teams to compete in this event. It will be a six team, two pool format run on two mats. Starting at 10am, each of the successive rounds will start imme....

Back To The Future: Creation of Winona State Wrestling Club Brings Back Memories


Article written by Matt Krumrie, a freelance writer for TheWrestlingMall.com, about brining back the excitement of wrestling to a once proud and powerful wrestling school.....

Tillman named 'Coach of the Year'


Kansas State head wrestling coach Beau Tillman has fulfilled one of three goals. The 1999 Pratt High School graduate and three-time state high-school wrestling champion was recently named the 2006-07 National Collegiate Wrestling Association "Coach of the Year." Now, he will pursue the ....

SW Conference National's Results


The Southwest Conference of the National Collegiate Wrestling Association had an impressive performance at the 2007 NCWA National Championships, held on March 8-10, at the Garland Special Events Center in Dallas. On the individual side, the SWC proudly placed 7 All-Americans, inclu....

RPI tastes success at Nationals!


With ten qualifiers heading to Dallas, the team looked for its best finish at the NCWA Nationals. Again, with a strong team effort and a remarkable individual effort, RPI's wrestling team saw themselves among the elite in the NCWA. Captains Rob Venditti and Eric Pace once again took the ....

RPI finishes 4th at NE Conference Regionals


RPI had its highest finish in a regional tournament with its 4th place finish at the 2007 NE Conf. tourney held at RPI. With a complete team effort, the Redhawks qualified 10 wrestlers for the NCWA Nationals to be held March 8,9, & 10th in Dallas, TX. The team was lead once again by Seni....

NCC's GVSU Repeats as NCWA National Champion


North Central Conference’s GVSU Repeats as NCWA National Champion North Central Conference Champion, Grand Valley State University, was crowned for the second consecutive year, as the NCWA National Champion at the NCWA National Championships held in Dallas, Texas, March 8-10, 2007. ....

K-State Student from Wamego a 2007 National Collegiate Wrestling Champion


Wednesday, March 14, 2007 K-STATE STUDENT FROM WAMEGO A 2007 NATIONAL COLLEGIATE WRESTLING CHAMPION MANHATTAN – This year, Steve Kern got the gold. The Kansas State University senior in construction science and management, Wamego, captured first place at the 2007 National Collegia....

Open House for Wrestlers March 16th


All high school seniors and any other wrestlers are invited to attend Open House for Wrestlers on March 16th. Open House will be from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm and includes tours of the campus and athletic facilities. All the wrestlers will meet at 1:00 pm in the lobby of the Athletic Complex t....

BGSU Wrestling News Vol. 3


BGSU WRESTLING NEWS Vol. 3 Bowling Green, Ohio March 07 On February 24, 2007, the BGSU Wrestling Team traveled to Grand Valley State University to compete in the 2007 NCWA North Central Conference Championships. The top eight wrestlers in each weight class at the NCC Championshi....

BGSU Wrestling News Vol. 2


BGSU WRESTLING NEWS Vol. 2 Bowling Green, Ohio January 2007 Following our initial Newsletter which provided an overview of the NCWA and the BGSU Wrestling Club, the purpose of this, our second Newsletter, is to bring you up to date on this season BGSU started off with the Musk....

BGSU Wrestling News Vol. 1


BGSU WRESTLING NEWS Vol. I Bowling Green, Ohio November 2006 We are delighted to report the ongoing rebirth of wrestling at Bowling Green State University as the BGSU Wrestling Club continues in its second season. The team has eleven competitions scheduled for 2006-2007, culmi....

Three All Americans!


Darton College is proud to announce three All Americans at the NCWA National Championships in Texas. William Hannibal (4th), Trey Fayard (6th) and Matt Ory (7th) all achieved All American status this past weekend. With eight qualifiers wrestling hard, we finished in 7th place. This is q....

UAlbany's Davis NE Champ at 184


For the first time in ten years UAlbany has a conference champion. Tierro Davis, two time Ohio high school state champ, took top honors at the 184lb weight class in the Northeast Conference Championship Tournament held at RPI in Troy, NY. Davis was seeded first in probably the toughest 1....

Darton College Qualifies Eight for Nationals!


The SEC Conference Tournament was held at UGA on February 24th. Darton College qualified eight wrestlers to attend the NCWA National Championships in Dallas, TX. Jonathan Borawski, Brandon Jordan, Trey Fayard, Chris Arnold, William Hannibal, Michael Smith, Matthew Smith and Matt Ory will....

GVSU Wins 2007 North Central Conference Championships


Defending 2006 NCWA National Champion, Grand Valley State University, host of the 2007 North Central Conference Championships, won the NCC crown with a total of 217.5 points, a margin of 73 points over second place Mott Community College. Mott made a strong showing at second with 144.5 ....

Three Raiders Qualify for Nationals


Ryan Blair, John Prilliman, and Cole Gordon qualified for the NCWA National Tournament at the Southwest Conference Championships at the University of Colorado. They will be traveling to Dallas for NCWA Nationals to be held March 8-10 at the Garland Special Events Center. Congratulations t....

CU To Host SWC Championships


CU grapplers get ready By ELIOT DEMPSEY Colorado Daily Staff Thursday, February 22, 2007 9:45 PM MST Deep in the bowels of the Carlson Gym, in a basement studio filled with padded mats and the grunts of sweaty, grueling gladiators, CU wrestler Kirby Beegles found himself twisted and....

2007 Florida Classic


This year's Florida Classic was hosted at the University of Florida's Southwest Recreational Center. FAMU, FAU, LSU, FGCU, USF, and UF were all the competing teams in the event. They were divided into two pools as a dual tournament. The first pool consisted of FAU, FGCU, and LSU and the ....

RPI to host its 1st 2007 Northeast Conference Championship


RPI will host the 2007 Northeast Conference Championship on February 25th in the Robinson Gymnasium. Tentative :TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE, SUNDAY, 2/25/07: 7:00am-8:00am Scales will be available to check weight. 8:00am-9:00am Skin check followed by weigh-in 9:00am Coaches meeting immediate....

Seminole Invitational


In yet another outstanding performance, the Central Florida Knights finished first at FSU’s 2007 Seminole Invitational. Despite having four starters not participating in the tournament, Central Florida finished with six tournament champions, and four top three place-winners. The Knights ....

Raider Wrestlers Compete at the Colorado Open


The Red Raiders traveled to Boulder, Colorado to compete in the Colorado Open on February 3, 2007. Placing in the tournament were Ryan Blair(157)-3rd place; John Prilliman(165)-2nd place; and Nicholas Gordon(184)-3rd place. The Raiders look forward to returning to Boulder for the SWC C....

Tech Wrestlers at the SWC Open


The Texas Tech Red Raider Wrestlers opened the 2006-2007 season at the SWC Open held at UT Arlington. Medaling in the tournament were Ryan Blair-2nd place and John Prilliman-3rd place. ....

UW-Milwaukee Falls to MSOE


February 2, 2007 -Milwaukee, WI After a strong showing at the recent Florida Classic, hosted by the University of Central Florida, the UW-Milwaukee Wrestling Club fell to the NCAA DIII Milwaukee School of Engineering, by a team score of 31-9, in a scrimmage hosted by MSOE at the Ke....

CU Wins SWC Open


CU traveled to Arlington, TX this weekend and came away with a team championship in the 9 team SW Conference Open Tournament. The meet featured many of the squads that CU will face in the Conference Championships in February. Kansas State came in second place behind CU, followed by host UT....

UCF Wins Doug Cherry Classic


In a dominating performance, the Central Florida Knights swept through the competition at the 11th annual Doug Cherry Wrestling Classic in Bethlehem, PA. For the second consecutive year Northampton Community College played host to top ranking NCWA teams as well as several NJCAA and NCAA t....

2007 Mercer Duals


Following a stellar performance at the 2007 Mercer Duals, the Central Florida Knights now hold a 16-6 dual meet record. In continuing with their preparation for the NCWA national tournament, the Knights were able to pick up five dual meet victories, including four team shutouts and only t....

Rensselaer wins 1st NCWA NYS Championship


RPI won its first NCWA NYS Championship this past Saturday night at the Univeristy of Albany. RPI wrestled the host team first and came away with a tight 34-23 decision. The match started and the team was ignited by 125 pound Freshman Adam Bruce who pinned Corey Ferguson in the first mat....

CU Loses to CSU in Interstate Matchup


CSU continued to dominate club wrestling in Colorado with a 42-9 victory over the Univ. of Colorado on Tuesday night. CU was hindered by 3 forfeits which accounted for 18 of CSU's points, but was only able to come away with 2 victories out of the 8 matches. At 125, CU's Jesse Kim kept ....

2007 Cliff Keen National Duals


For the second consecutive year, the UCF Wrestling team has been invited to participate in the NWCA Cliff Keen National Duals in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The venue for the duals—the UNI Dome—hosts the top teams from the NCAA, NAIA, NCWA, NJCA, and the college women’s wrestling league. Represen....

Maryville College Set To Host MAC Championship


Maryville, TN (Jan. 18, 2007) The Scots will be hosting the Middle Atlantic Conference Championship, in the Cooper Athletic Center on February 24, 2007. The Boydson Baird Gym will have three mats for competition and synchronized riding time score clocks on tripods through-out the day. L....

UW-Milwaukee Wins One at National Duals


January 14, 2007 -Cedar Falls, IA The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Wrestling Club hit the mats this weekend at the nation's premier dual meet championships, the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals. Top NCAA DI, DII, and DII programs from colleges and universities across the country, as....

UMass Takes 3rd at Ron Morrow Duals


12/09/06-UMass hosted the annual Ron Morrow Dual Meet Tournament at Totman Gymnasium. Eight New England college teams attended the meet, including RPI, Northeastern University, Northampton Community College, Lafayette, SUNY-Albany, and Blair. UMass was represented by two separate teams; th....

National Contenders UW-M Panthers Win 2nd Annual Milwaukee Duals


-Milwaukee, WI The Wrestling Club at UW-Milwaukee played host this weekend to Northland Baptist Bible College and the recently approved UW-Madison Wrestling Club, at the 2nd Annual Milwaukee Duals, the unofficial NCWA dual meet state championships. The round robin meet, held at Riversid....

Good Weekend in Mass for UAlbany


UAlbany competed in two different events over the weekend of December 9th and 10th. The NCWA Northeast Conference Dual Meet Championships were held on Saturday at UMass/Amherst. The eight team event included a field of UAlbany, Blair Academy, RPI, Northampton, Lafayette and the host's A ....

Coaches Added


RPI names Brad Nelson as Interm Coach as well as John Jenkins Sr as Assistant coach for the 2006-2007 campaign. Brad Nelson comes from a long background of wrestling which started at Galway High School. A team coached by John Jenkins Jr. Brad recently competed and was named an All-Ameri....

Venditti Repeats as Champion


RPI captain Rob Venditti succesfully defended his crown at the Ted Reese Invitational held at the University of Southern Maine this past Saturday. Rob won his previous crown at 149 and repeated this weekend at 157. Rob picked up four wins en route to championship with 6-4 victory decisio....

Scots Home Opener Results In Two Losses, To Even Their Record At 3-3.


The Scots of Maryville College hosted the University of Georgia and Marion Military Institute on December 1, 2006. Marior Military opened up their evening with a 49-6 victory over the University of Georgia. They then closed out the action with a solid 33-21 win over the host Scots. Ma....

UGA Wins Dr. Avery Harvill Dual Tournament


Dr. Avery Harvill Dual Tournament hosted by the University of Georgia On Saturday, November18th the University of Georgia won its inaugural event. The tournament was held in honor Dr. Avery Harvill, who started the NCAA wrestling program at UGA and coached from 1960 until 1966. Dr. ....

UW-Milwaukee Shows Improvement at Concordia Open


November 18, 2006 -Mequon, WI Though some UW-Milwaukee wrestlers are still seeking their first victories, the team showed much improvement at this weekend’s Concordia Open. The young Panther wrestling squad showed it can hold its own against the DIII schools in Wisconsin and neighborin....

Santa Fe back on the way


Santa Fe is back on the map and with wrestlers like 2x Florida placewinner George Keyzer on the team, we are expecting to continue the tradition of All-Americans. With 5 state place winners from coach Ryland "Soup" Wagner's local powerhouse Gainesville High, we hope to roll back the cl....

UW-Milwaukee Opens Season at Pointer Open


November 11, 2006 – Stevens Point, WI A young Panther squad tested its claws against the competition, in the opening meet of the UW-Milwaukee wrestling season. Several starters missed the Pointer Open due to injury, but the club brought eight wrestlers to the 19-team tournament. Five....

A First: Trophy at Bear Open


The East Georgia College Bobcat wrestling team won its first trophy ever on Saturday, November 4, at the Bear Open wrestling tournament, sponsored by the Mercer University Bears. The Bobcats took third place out of four teams, garnering 51 points behind tournament champion University of G....

Bear Open


Mercer Wrestling started its third season Saturday, November 4, hosting the “Bear Open” tournament for local Georgia colleges and universities. The Mercer team is part of the National Collegiate Wrestling Association, which has more than 130 teams nationwide. Mercer’s wrestlers do not have....




Meet and Greet the URG wrestlers- A Big Hit!


Monday October 30th: The University of Rio Grande wrestlers showed their moves off as well as their 2006-2007 roster. An annoucement of new uniforms and possibly a mat on the way was made. The crowd also enjoyed the "in team" dual meet as the silver team swept the mat with the black team. ....



Don't miss out on the first chance for our local crowd to see your Cavalier's in action. Over 35 wrestlers will compete to be one of the lucky few to win a 1st team spot. This team is loaded with over 15 state champs, over 30 placers and a few national titlest's as well. Throw in a couple ....

2006-2007 UCF Season Outlook


UCF Wrestling – 10/19/2006 After claiming back to back national titles in 2004 and 2005, the Golden Knight’s wrestling team ended their 2006 season with a fourth place finish, just two points out of third place, at the national tournament in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This was no small fea....

Golf fundraiser set for Oct. 16


It's not to late to sign up for the event. Registration will be accepted the morning of the event as well. 1st Annual Darton College Wrestling Golf Tournament Fundraiser When: Monday October 16, 2006 Where: Doublegate Country Club 3800 Old Dawson Road Albany, GA 31707 Why: Rais....

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UNF is going to be competing in a number of tournaments this year however we would like to host a couple of; Duals, Tri or Quad matches. If You are interested please contact us asap, our updated informatin is up on the "Contact Info" link above. Thank you for taking the time to read this a....

Workout and Meeting Schedule


To all wrestlers and those who are interested in wrestling. These are the workout and meeting times. Everyone should have been emailed but it doesn't hurt to remind you to show up. Monday:8am workout Tuesday: 8am workout 3pm wrestling in Lyne Center Wednesday:8am workout ....

Parents Weekend on September 9th & 10th


Darton College Wrestling will be hosting Parents Weekend on September 9th & 10th. A tour of the campus will begin the weekend of fun. Parents will gather for a Darton College Takedown Club meeting while the wrestlers have practice. The big cookout will be held by the lake on the campus ....

Louisiana State is Ready to Rumble


The last two years have been a long, hard journey for the Tiger Wrestling Club at LSU. However, we have hit the mats and are gearing up to compete this season in the NCWA. Although the roster is quite hazy at this point in time, we foresee our club having a strong team with enough member....



Looking to schedule duals against North Central Conference teams - please contact us if you are interested!....

UMass 2006-2007 star Recruits


7/11/06- After closing out his first season at UMass, coach Tim Morris has now set his eyes on a great recruit class for the up coming 2006-2007 season. "' I'm not going to beat around the bush our team is really lacking in the lower weight classes, we really need to step it up and get s....

SUNY Albany Club to Reactivate in 06-07


The State University of New York at Albany wrestling club is proud to announce it's reactivation for the 2006-2007 season of the National Collegiate Wrestling Association(NCWA). Albany, who's wrestling history is rich with NCAA and Olympic champions, was a charter member of the NCWA.....

University of North Carolina at Pembroke Pre Season Training Schedule


September 2006 MON/WED-Weight Room TUES/THUR-RUN First day will be September 4th and this schedule will end on October 12th. We will begin Season Practice on October 16th. MON/WED-Practice TUE-Condition THUR-Open Mat Time of each Practice will be given at a team meetin....

Darton College Open House for Wrestlers


Darton College will be holding an Open House for wrestlers on March 17th from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm. The college will be providing lunch. Wrestlers will meet at the Athletic Center immediately after the Open House. Over 80 high school wrestlers have signed up for the college's mailing list....

DC Qualifies Two for Nationals!


Darton College's Jonathan Borawski and Stephen Borawski both qualified at the SEC Conference Tournament in Gainesville, Florida to advance to the NCWA National Championship in Grand Rapids, Michigan. They will go down in Darton College wrestling history as the first two national NCWA quali....

Darton College Places Two at Alabama Open


Darton College traveled to the University of Alabama for the Alabama Open. Stephen Borawski (133) and Jonathan McCary (285) both placed 3rd. Congratulations to these outstanding performances!....

Blazer Wrestling Club


The University of Alabama at Birmingham had a late start to wrestling season beginning in early February. But that didn't stop them from qualifying 3 for 3 for the NCWA National Tournament. The club had interests in numbers of the upper teens but due to the late start several wrestlers w....

FAU Competes in Central Jersey &Sunshine Opens


Florida Atlantic University began it's second season of wrestling in the fall of 2005, despite setbacks of two major hurricanes, Katrina and Wilma. The fall began with the addition of Rick Addante to the coaching staff, who will take over for Dave Sentner. Dave remains with the te....

Owls Wrap Up Season in Gainesville


The 2005-2005 wrestling season concluded this past week for Florida Atlantic University's wrestling team, with the finale of the South East Conference Tournament. Held in Gainesville, FL, and hosted by the University of Florida Gators, the SEC Tournament marked the second season for FAU's....

Wrestlers want Division I program


So you want to be a student athlete, huh? Get ready to wake up at 5 a.m., run until you puke, sit through a lecture or two and then head to practice. After that, grab some dinner, cram for a test and collapse into bed, only to repeat it the next day. For some, it means sacrificing pl....

Hitting the mat


The K-State club wrestling team defeated Northwest Missouri State 37-12 in a duel Feb. 11 at Peters Recreation Complex. Senior Ryan Parsons led the Wildcats with a first-period pin of NWMSU’s Aaron Gudde. K-State’s Joey Martinez also won by fall, defeating C.K. Smith at 197 pounds. K....

Recruiting at GHSA State Championships


Darton College, along with Mercer University and the University of Georgia teams, set up booths at the Georgia High School State Championships held at Gwinnett Arena on March 9 -11. The interest from Georgia high school wrestlers was outstanding! Darton College will hold two open houses ....

Miami Takes Home Duals


The host Miami Redhawks won the second annual Ohio Duals, winning five duals over the course of the day. The Redhawks defeated Wright State 53-9, Rio Grande 48-17 and University of Toledo 29-25 to win their pool. In the championship pool, Miami rolled past Bowling Green 43-12 and won an....

Mat Cats make it happen.


We just wanted to thank the Auburn Mat Cats for their help at the Florida Classic. They made the tournament fun and helped us keep the madness somewhat contained! Thanks ladies...Believe me...We know who makes things run here too. Thanks!@!@!@!@!@....

Darton College Wins Second Dual of Season


Darton College traveled to East Georgia College in Swainsboro, Georgia for their second dual of the year. With both colleges being first year programs, the crowd from EGC was excited. Darton College defeated EGC 36-15. Both first year programs are improving! Special thanks to the hospi....

GSU has first wrestling team in over 5 years


Georgia Southern University has initiated a wrestling team for the 2006 season. We currently have 5 active wrestlers and several who has shown interest. Several matches and events are planned. Anyone interested in becoming a team member should come to practice at the RAC on Tuesdays ....

Darton College First Home Dual


Darton College defeated East Georgia College 48-12 in their first home dual in the school's history. The local newspaper and TV station covered the event on 12/10/05. Many supporters came out to see their local team begin the history of Darton College Wrestling.....

Florida College Dual Meet Championship


The Wrestling Club finished second in the State Dual Meet Championship held last weekend. The Wrestling Knights defeated FSU in their first dual by a score of 54-3. The next dual was against The University of Florida and the Knights picked up another win beating the Gators 38-7. T....

TCC Wrestlers bring home the gold


Sophomore Beau Hohmann received top honors at the Southwest Conference Open, hosted by University of Texas at Dallas. On Saturday, November 19th,Beau pinned his way to the Gold Medal going 4-0 in the 197 weight class. He was awarded Most Outstanding Wrestler for the tournament. Gabriel ....

Northwest Kicks Off Season


Scores can be deceiving. Despite losing 42-14 to the University of Colorado on November 5 at the University of Kansas, Northwest Missouri State University won four of the seven contested matches. Up 7-0 against the University of Kansas, the match was halted to due an unplanned scheduling....

Preseason: Texas A&M Wrestling Shows Improvement


November 11th, 2005 By: Shaun Shaikh, “The Observer” InsideTexasWrestling.com In the spring of 2005, the Texas A&M Wrestling Club failed to bring a wrestling team to the NCWA Conference Championships. The club has gone under construction with a new team captain and the outlook for 200....

Miami Prepares for Breakout Season


A strong core of wrestlers returns for the Miami University Redhawks with a schedule sure to prepare the team for a high finish at Nationals. Losing only one wrestler from last year's team, the Redhawks return 2003 All-American Brad White and 2004 All-Americans Duke Begy and Chris Kostel ....

UCF @ the GT Open


The wrestling club competed in the Georgia Tech Open this past weekend. Though the tournament proved to be a wake-up call to some of the wrestlers, two veteran wrestlers lead the team during the tournament. Team captain David “BooBoo” Miller (133 lbs) and Jimmy Myers (184 lbs) dominate....

NCWA Season Preview


NCWA Season Preview 10/26/2005 Jim Heath/NCWA Sports Information Director Heading into the ninth year of National Collegiate Wrestling Association action, a few questions loom for the 2005-06 campaign: Can someone step up and stop Central Florida from a “three-peat”? Will the Appr....

Wrestling underway at BGSU


By Ryan Autullo BG News ASSISTANT SPORTS EDITOR October 03, 2005 Dan Mundrick breathed extremely heavily and pleaded for a drink of water. He even contemplated vomiting. And he couldn’t have been happier. Mundrick, a junior at BGSU, was one of 12 students at the club wrestli....

University of Delaware


U of D has gone to great lengths this off season to reestablish a top NCWA team, much like the teams they provided in 2001 when they placed second nationally, 2002 six national and 2003 thirteenth nationally. With a solid group of freshman many of which are state place winners and many ret....

Texas Tech


Texas Tech University has come back with an even stronger team than they have ever had in the past/ Coach Chris Lemaire says that he is looking forward to seeing his guys in action.....

University of New Hampshire Season Outlook


University of New Hampshire Wrestling Season Outlook 2005-2006 The University of New Hampshire Wrestling Team is looking to continue to improve as they head into the 2005-06 season. The team returns all but one wrestler, including 8 National Qualifiers from last years team that won ....

Maryville College Fighting Scots Prepare for 60th year of Wrestling


Maryville, TN - Maryville College improved from an 18th to a 7th place finish at the NCWA Nationals, Dallas, TX in 2005. The beginning of the 2006 season marks 60 years of wrestling, dating back to 1929. Steeped in tradition, the Fighiting Scots incresed their total All-Americans to 14 a....

UCF 2005-2006 Season Outlook


Finishing the 2004 and 2005 season as the NCWA National Champions, the Golden Knights hope for another outstanding finish in 2006. Two-time NCWA “Coach of the Year,” Johnny Rouse, will lead the Knights this season followed by assistant coaches: Scott Sherman, and Jason Snow. Two former wre....

Final Field for Florida Classic


We are working to finalize the field for this years Florida Classic on January 21st. Here are the teams we have listed so far. Please contact us if this is erroneous or if you want to send in your competition contract. Central Florida Pensacola Christian West Florida Georgia Tec....

UF Wrestling noted on front page!


The UF Wrestling Team was approached by local media for a story on the front page of the sports section. This was helpful for us in promotion, sponsorship, and recruiting. Use this in your local area! The Florida Classic is scheduled for January 21st. Please come and help us get ....