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NCWA Alum­ni Continue Wrestling Careers

| Jim Giunta

Beginning in 1997, the National Collegiate Wrestling Association now has over 160 schools represented within the league. With nearly three decades now of competition there have been some impressive NCWA alumni that continue on with their mat career. Here are just two of the many notable alumni that help showcase the prowess of many NCWA athletes.

Tom Lawlor is one of the many recognizable names who competed in the NCWA. He won three NCWA national championships in the 235 pound weight class. Shortly after graduating from University of Central Florida Tom began working on his career in professional MMA.

Two years later competing in season 8 of the Ultimate Fighter he defeated >>>>

House v. NCAA set­tle­ment, non-rev­enue sports at risk

| Jim Giunta

NCWA will need, more than ever, to be prepared as a safety net for NCAA Wrestling Programs that could suffer the chopping block as a result of the recent supreme court ruling and the NCAA opening of a new era in college athletics. leaders do not have much time to prepare for the transformative age. College sports is on the precipice of changing forever after the NCAA Board of Governors and every Power Five conference agreed to destroy the amateurism model and share revenue with players by coming to terms on settling a multi-billion dollar lawsuit that threatened to bankrupt the collegiate athletics enterprise.

2024 Vision Forum Approach­es … Reg­is­ter for this Free Event

| Jim Giunta

The NCWA Conference leadership, Coaches & Officials from across the country will gather in The Colony, TX this June at TRU by Hilton at GrandScape to promote their visions for improving & growing wrestling at the college level. The Vision Forum dates back to 1999 just 2 years after founding the NCWA and has been the catalyst for the unprecedented success of the organization This year we will again partner with coaches across the nation to promote our sport and give our leaders the opportunity to network, collaborate and build lasting relationships around the sport they all love.

All NCWA Coaches, Officials & Leaders are encouraged to attend and to make their voices heard. The NCWA is the most coach centered governing body within the wrestling community and this annual Vision Forum is one of the best ways the NCWA can take coaches input and develop comprehensive, wrestling friendly rules, best practices, scheduling and a long term direction for our sport. We look forward to including all coaches and administrators in the future plans of the NCWA.
​ Don't miss this chance to make a lasting impact. EVENT & HOTEL REGISTRATION HERE

On the Wrestling Ring They Promised to Wed in the Spring

| Mike Kilen

For the last time, she walked to the wrestling mat’s center ring, only to turn around and find him on bended knee – holding a ring.

Samantha Tuttle isn’t the type to wish for a “ring by spring,” as the Grand Canyon University student adage goes, but even this gutsy grappler started to cry.

Noah Valenzuela proposes to Sami Tuttle after her match at the NCWA National Championships.

The former New Mexico high school wrestler had transferred from a nearby college to GCU in 2022 after the coach told her she’d never be an all-American. She promptly joined a GCU women’s team in Club Sports that just launched the year before and never forgot his words, becoming an all-American for the second time in mid-March.

“A couple years ago, we were talking about not bringing wrestling back

Wash­ing­ton State Uni­ver­si­ty Cap­tures the 2024 Collegiate Cup

| Phil Burnett

Sixteen Washington State Wrestling Men qualifiers and twelve WSU Wrestling Women qualifiers competed at NCWA National Championships in Shreveport, Louisiana. WSU Women’s team placed 3rd out of 35 Teams edging out Utah Tech 82.5 points to 81 and WSU Men’s Team placed 6th out of 86 Teams.

The coveted “College Cup Award” was won by combined points of 117 by WSU Men & Women’s Wrestling Teams. This award was determined from the Men’s 4th Place National Duals finish and 6th Place National Championships finish and Women’s 3rd Place Western Duals finish and 3rd Place National Championships finish.

Wrestler Career and Internship Fair

| David Fallon

On April 4, 2024 the wrestlers in Business Network will be sponsoring a free career fair for all college wrestlers. the Virtual fair will take place from 1:00 to 4:00 EST and is available for free to all current college wrestlers and recent graduates. BUT ....Time is running out to register because there is Limited Space Companies are already reviewing candidate profiles and scheduling meetings from those already registered. REGISTER HERE

Grays Har­bor Scores Late Wins To Earn Sec­ond Women’s NCWA Title

| Scott Farrell

BOSSIER CITY, La. – Grays Harbor College won its second NCWA Women’s National Championship here Saturday with six All-Americans that outpaced defending champion Ottawa Arizona, 158-148. The Chokers clinched the title in the finals sessions by winning national titles at 191 pounds behind Renaeh Ureste and at 235 with Jojera Dodge. GHCs previous title came in 2019.

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