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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

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.

2024 Nation­als Photography Now Available

| Caleb Steele

NCWA National Championships Pictures by Photographer Caleb Steele are now available. Many more are being edited so check back often for new photos each week. All Championship Podium Photos are available from Mr. Steele as a complimentary gift to the NCWA All-Americans and their families. Additional Action photo's of each session may be purchased at very reasonable prices on the Calab Steele Photography website. Please enjoy these memories of the 2024 National Collegiate Wrestling Championships. Link at Read More >>>

Lib­er­ty’s Mur­phy and Weaver both won their third straight national titles.

| Liberty SID

Graduate 235-pounder Josiah Murphy and heavyweight Rick Weaver both three-peated as individual champions to lead Liberty University's men's wrestling team to a second consecutive runner-up showing at the National Collegiate Wrestling Championships, held for the first time near Shreveport, La.

The Flames didn't have enough finalists to have a realistic chance of overtaking Bellarmine (Ky.) University on Saturday's third and final day of the tournament.

The Knights, who are transitioning to the NCAA Division I ranks next season, defended their team title as they did their NCWA National Duals championship in early January in Cedar Falls, Iowa. They amassed 245.5 points to pull away from Liberty (182) as well as third-place Thomas More (Ky., 143.5), fourth-place Apprentice School (125.5), and fifth-place Lindenwood (123.5).

The Flames finished with nine All-Americans, but had just four finalists whereas

Bel­larmine Repeats as NCWA Champions

| Scott Farrell

BOSSIER CITY, La. – Bellarmine wrestlers won the 2024 NCWA Championships, pacing the field with six individual national champions leading the way to a 245.5-point effort and a second consecutive team title. The Knights’ point total and their six individual medals are second on both NCWA record lists.

Bel­larmine leads NCWA Nation­als on Day 2

| Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling

BOSSIER CITY, Louisiana – The second day of the NCWA Nationals completed with the No. 1 ranked teams on top of the standings, as Bellarmine was first in the men’s standings and Grays Harbor leading in the women’s division. The All-Americans have been determined in both divisions.

On the men’s side, Bellarmine pushed seven wrestlers into the gold-medal finals, and have two other All-Americans, finishing the day with 199.5 points. Second-place Liberty has four in the finals, and five more All-Americans still alive, to reach 159.5 points after day two.

The Bellarmine finalists are Damion Ryan (125), Trayce Eckman (133), Zac Cowan (149), Gray Ortis (157), Grant O'Dell (165), Cole Nance (174) and Sam Schroeder (184). Cowan and Nance are returning champions. Bellarmine is the returning team champions, and is in transition to NCAA Div. I wrestling.

Liberty’s finalists are Aiden Scheeringa (125), Reid Stewart (157), Josiah Murphy (235) and Frederick Weaver (285). Murphy and Weaver are returning champions.

Rounding out the top five are Thomas More with 119.5 points, The Apprentice School with

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