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University of Texas at Arlington Team Press Releases

TEAM TEXAS QUALIFIERS NAMED AT UTA TOURNAMENT

07/03/2013 -

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 next month.
The winners from each weight class in the Cadet and Junior Divisions automatically qualified for the team, with runners-up becoming the first alternates, followed by third-place finishes, and so on. The Cadet Division team is bound for USA Wrestling’s Cadet National Duals in Daytona Beach, Fla., from June 11-14. Two Junior Division teams will compete in Oklahoma City from June 25-29 at USA Wrestling’s Junior National Duals. Texas normally would only have one team entered in each division, but when some of the other states could not bring a team to the Junior National Duals, Texas was awarded an extra slot.
Jason Nickal, the director of Texas USA Freestyle-Greco Wrestling, said Team Texas is still being assembled by the organization’s officials as they continue to process wrestlers’ availability for the events. Texas USA Freestyle-Greco Wrestling sponsored the qualifying tournament and exists to help promote competitive opportunities to Texas’ amateur wrestlers in all styles.
“We’re busy trying to get our winners and our best wrestlers to commit right now,” Nickal said. “It’s hard to get them all with everyone’s summer schedules and because of the sheer size of the state, getting them to attend training camps and coordinating the travel.
“We had great numbers at the tournament, with more than double the number of participants than we had last year, which was our first to have a qualifying tournament. The word’s gotten out on this event. It used to be we would hand-pick the guys to invite on the team. Now the opportunity’s up for grabs and that’s attracted a lot more kids.”
The Cadet Division is for 15- and 16-year-olds, and the Junior Division for 17- and 18-year-olds.
There is an expectation of success at this year’s national tournaments. Texas finished sixth overall at both tournaments last year. The top eight teams in each division earn All-American honors.
Fundraising was another facet of the qualifying tournament. Jeff McCall, who helped secure UTA as the host site as head coach of the UTA wrestling club through the National Collegiate Wrestling Association, said the tournament raised more than $5,000 to help offset Team Texas’ travel costs.
UTA also sold t-shirts that read “Keep Wrestling in the Games 2020,” in reference to the International Olympic Committee’s recent decision to drop wrestling from the Olympic Games beginning in 2020.
“We’re always trying to do what’s best for wrestling here in Texas,” McCall said of Texas USA Freestyle-Greco Wrestling. “The Olympics decision is an important issue, both nationally and on a local level. “The next generation needs to be able to dream about wrestling in the Olympics like we did growing up.”
Results from the state qualifying tournament can be found at www.TrackWrestling.com.
Nickal said the official Team Texas rosters will be released at a later date.

UTA vs Texas St

12/04/2007
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....

Mavs Pitch in

12/04/2007
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....

Texas-Arlington Team Aims for National Attention

02/15/2008
Written by Justin Rains, The Shorthorn staff Monday, 28 January 2008 10:05 PM 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 onl....

Texas-Arlington Announces Schedule

08/11/2010
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 chal....

Ramirez Earns All-American Status

04/21/2010
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....

A Great Day for Golf, benefiting UTA wrestling

11/01/2010
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....

Mavs Gear up for National Duals

01/26/2011
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 ....

Maverick New Wrestlers Picnic, Oct 1st

09/14/2011
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 ....

TEAM TEXAS QUALIFIERS NAMED AT UTA TOURNAMENT

07/03/2013
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 next month. The winners from each weight class....

3X High School All American becomes a Mav

07/28/2013
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 ....

Casey Hudson: The Art of Motivation Through Coaching

07/10/2013
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 ....

SW Conference names Duaterive Wrestler of the Week

11/18/2013
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....

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

11/24/2013
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 S....