University of Southern California 23 v University of Arizona 41       University of Arizona 27 v Dixie State College 31       University of Arizona 33 v Glendale Community College 23       Valley Forge Military College 6 v Temple University 47       Middle Tennessee State University 13 v The Apprentice School 22       University of Central Florida 15 v Liberty University 23       East Tennessee State University 18 v Mercer University 30       Florida Gulf Coast University 5 v Auburn University 34       Massachusetts Institute of Technology 18 v The Ohio State University 31       University of Texas at Arlington 24 v University of Florida 30       

UCF Challenged, But Extends Lead

03/13/2010 -

By Scott Farrell
NCWA Staff
HAMPTON, Va. – 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, and need only one win from its eight remaining wrestlers to clinch the championship.
UCF’s title shot dropped back into a close race Saturday morning when the Knights suffered through an 0-8 session in which it saw all five of its semifinalists lose. That blew the Knight’s 15.5-point lead over The Apprentice School, and put them behind 104-100 entering the later consolation round after defending champion Apprentice rolled through a 5-2 session.
The UCF wrestlers regrouped with a perfect session in the mid-day, and three pins among their six wins pushed their lead near the clinching point.
Here are the updated top-10 teams going into the championship matches. Check back later this evening for a complete wrap-up of the championships and the full team standings for Division I and Division II.

Division I
1. Central Florida – 127
2. Apprentice – 107.5
3. So. Illinois-Edwardsville – 97.5
4. Grand Valley State – 83.5
5. U.S. Naval Prep – 75.5
6. West Chester – 72.5
7. Marion Military – 58
8. U.S. Air Force Prep – 47.5
9. Md.-Baltimore County – 46.5
10. U.S. Military Prep - 41

Division II
1. MIT – 58.5
2t. Hudson Valley CC – 35
2t. Kennesaw State – 35
4. Northampton CC – 34.5
5t. Massachusetts - 29
5t. Georgia – 29