Apprentice Wrestling Leads NCWA Pre-Season Rankings

| Apprentice SID

The National Collegiate Wrestling Association has formally announced the pre-season rankings for the 2018-19 season.  Expectations are high for the Builder wrestling squad after a runner-up finish last season.  The Apprentice School Builders will enter the season at the top of the rankings, followed closely by in-state rivals, Liberty University. The  Builders has yet to top Liberty in a dual-meet or conference championship since Liberty joined the NCWA in 2011.

2019 NCWA National Duals set for Mesquite, Nevada

| Bryan Knepper

The NCWA will travel out west for the first time in its 11-year history of the National Duals in the current format.  Originated at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN in 2009, the Dual Tournament has worked its way through Georgia and Virginia en route to Mesquite, Nevada!

Wrestler Trains to Follow Mom's Path to Olympic Judo Team

| MICHELE COFFILL

For someone who got a relatively late start in wrestling, senior Harun Bogdanic took to it quickly and excelled. During the past three years, Bogdanic helped lead Grand Valley’s wrestling team to consistent top finishes at the National Collegiate Wrestling Association championships, won two NCWA Great Lakes Conference individual titles and was named to the association’s All-American list three times. Bogdanic, who is majoring in ...

Former NCWA Champion Geordan Speiller Qualifies for U.S. Greco-Roman World Team

| Scott Farrell

Georgan Speiller, a former NCWA champion at Central Florida and now wrestling with the Florida Jets Wrestling Club, qualified for the 2018 U.S. Greco-Roman World Team over the weekend by winning the 82 kg weight class at the World Team Trials in Tulsa, Okla.

Speiller defeated two-time World Team member Cheney Haight in consecutive matches in the best-of-three finals format, 7-2 in the first match, then with an 8-0 tech in the second match. Speiller will wrestle with the U.S. team in October at the World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. It is Speiller’s first World Championships at the Senior level after representing the U.S. at two Junior World Championships in 2012 and 2013.

Four Titles Earn North Texas GoGreco Championship Repeat

| Scott Farrell

DALLAS – North Texas wrestlers won four weight classes and posted runner-up finishes in three others to retain its national title at the NCWA's GoGreco National Championships on Saturday. The Eagles, with the tournament's deepest lineup, scored 65 points to outdistance second-place Richland College's 37 points. UNT topped Richland for the 2017 title as well.

Big Bend to return men's wrestling, introduce women's program

| Adam Cichoski

MOSES LAKE- Last time Big Bend had a wrestling program was the 1994-1995 school year. After a 23-year hiatus, Big Bend will return its men’s wrestling program as part of the NCWA and introduce a women’s wrestling program in the WCWA. Big Bend released the news late last week.

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