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Novem­ber 2nd Set For Team Registrations

| Jim Giunta

Beginning on Monday November 2nd NCWA teams will begin registering with a goal to get a minimum of 50 Competition Committed teams before January 1st. The NCWA Board of Directors set January 1st as the deadline to determine if there are enough member schools backing their wrestling programs to begin competition in 2021 and to hold the 2021 National Championships. Coaches are greatly encouraged to register their teams as early as possible beginning that Monday. As soon as...

Lin­field Uni­ver­si­ty Announces Wrestling Pro­grams to Join the NCWA

| Scott Bernard Nelson

McMINNVILLE, ORE. – The Associated Students of Linfield University have approved the creation of a new men’s and women’s wrestling program starting this fall. Linfield will join the Northwest Conference of the National Collegiate Wrestling Association, and begin competition once it is safe to do so. Linfield is an NCAA Division III university....

NCWA Sea­son Begins Jan­u­ary 1st Pend­ing 50 Team Registration

| Jim Giunta

Based upon Board recommendations The NCWA will proceed with the nationals date as published and may make change decisions as we get closer to January 1st 2021, the expected opening of the season. If By January 8th we have a MINIMUM of 50 men’s programs committed through administratively signed team applications and paid dues we will proceed with an NCWA 2020-21 Wrestling season.
On Sept 6th 2020 the NCWA Executive board made the following decisions:

Thay­er brings diverse wrestling styles to Liberty

| Ted Allen

Versatility on the mat is one of Liberty University freshman wrestling recruit Damian Thayer's many strengths.

Damian Thayer Jr. displays his signed letter-of-intent to continue his wrestling career at Liberty, supported by his parents, Josi (left) and Damian, Sr. (right)..

Theyer is a three-time Virginia High School League 6A state qualifier for Cosby High School in Midlothian, Va., where he completed his career with a 138-41 record, Thayer also finished runner-up ....

Appren­tice School Wrestling Announces All Decade Team

| Apprentice SID

Wrestler of the Decade (1)

Marcus Chevres

Marcus Chevres (2008-2012) - Chevres finished his career as the second ever four-time All-American for the Builders. The Norfolk native set the all-time school wins record at the time with 134. In all four seasons "Chevy" never lost more than one bout at the National Championships, finishing 3rd his final two seasons and as the runner-up his first two seasons. He was also named the Apprentice School Co-Athlete of the Year with Men's Basketball Senior Isaiah Harrison.

UCF Senior Ful­fills Dream of Winning National Title

| Taylor Sharpe

Graduation is an accomplishment itself, but one University of Central Florida senior is getting more than a degree as he wraps up his career as a Knight. Clay Perry, a member of the Wrestling Program at UCF, had the opportunity to do what many collegiate athletes only dream of doing: becoming a

Blevins, Vasquez Earn All-Amer­i­can Honors at Toledo

| Mike Driehorst

About midway through the University of Toledo’s 2019-20 wrestling season, just as the team was returning from winter break in January, the team lost use of its off-campus practice facility when it closed.

“It was a real issue finding locations to practice,” said coach Bryan Knepper. “We went from having practices 7:30-9 every night to whenever we could, wherever we could have them. It was a logistical nightmare.”

The Rockets operate as a varsity program, but are funded as a club sport. With a small budget, he and his two assistant coaches are volunteers. After the university dropped the wrestling

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