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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

Huskies Earn Top Five fin­ish at NCWA National Championships

| Gerry deSimas,Jr.

It was the last big wrestling tournament held before sporting events across the nation were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And the University of Connecticut’s club wrestling team made sure they took advantage. For the second straight year, the Huskies had three

RPI’s Wil­son Wins National Championship

| Mike MacAdam

Chelsea Wilson had just enough time to get in with her best shot. Then she and her RPI wrestling teammates had just enough time to get out.

The sophomore from Menlo Park, California, used an outside sweep single to get control of the leg of her opponent, Allicia Mahoe of Schreiner University in Texas, with 18 seconds left in their match, and Wilson got the takedown and added a point for riding time with seven seconds left to win 6-3 at the Allen Event Center.

This was on Saturday, March 14, as the world was in the process of furiously battening down the hatches against the coronavirus. The National Collegiate Wrestling Association national championships was one of the last sporting events to.....

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