Men's Rankings and D1 / D2 Team Rankings - 1.15.19

| Bryan Knepper

The Men's individual rankings can be found on this website under the RANKINGS header.

While published on this site on January 15, 2019, the rankings can also be found with HERE.

Of note, Apprentice holds on to the #1 spot, despite losing in a dual at the Virginia Duals to #2 Liberty.  These rankings are projections for the National Championship in March.  Additional points will be added after the completion of the National Duals which are applied to the Grand National Championship standings.  The remaining top-10 are #3 Springfield Tech, #4 Grand Valley State, #5-t Mott CC (up 4 spots), #5-t Central Florida, #7 Toledo, #8 Grays Harbor, #9 North Texas, and #10 Middle Tennessee State.

The D-2 team rankings see two teams tied for the #1 spot with East Carolina and West Chester.  The top-5 are rounded off by #3 Texas A&M, #4 Penn State WC, and #5 Western Washington.

Individually, there are two new #1s with Jerron Thomas (Sr, 184, Mott) returning to the lineup after a 2nd place finish in 2018 and Jesse Gaudin (Sr, 285, UCF) also returning to try to become the next 4x All-American after finishing 4th in '18, 2nd in '17, and 2nd in '16.

The remaining #1 wrestlers are: 125 - Colton Messick (Jr, Apprentice), 133 - Brendan Hazelton (Sr, Grand Valley State), 141 - Tyler Sage (Sr, Florida), 149 - Zach Blevins (So, Toledo), 157 - Dan Ritz (Sr, Penn State WC), 165 - Chad Simmons (Sr, Apprentice), 174 - Jacob Berry (So, Springfield Tech), 197 - Austin Amos (Sr, Liberty), and 235 - Jeff Allen (Fr, Liberty).

The next rankings are scheduled for release after the completion of the National and Regional Duals in Mesquite, NV and Akron, OH, respectively on Jan 25-26, 2019.

New NCWA Women's Rankings Released! - 1.15.19

| Bryan Knepper

There is a new #1 team for the Women's Division.  The rankings for the women's division have been updated and will soon be added to the NCWA website under the rankings heading.

The new rankings for the NCWA Women's Division have been released (see full rankings HERE).

The new top team in the land is Grays Harbor College with a total of 10-ranked wrestlers.  Previous #1 SW Oregon CC is currently ranked #2 but this may change once their WCWA season is completed and the team has more interaction with the other Northwest Conference teams.  Overall the Northwest Conference appears to be the powerhouse for the Women's Division with the top-3 teams and 4 in the top-15.  The biggest move in the team rankings was by Schreiner University (TX, Southwest Conference) as they moved up from 13th to #5 after strong showings in the UNT Invite and EZ-Flex Southwest Scuffle.

The top women at each weight include: 101 - Maria Reyes (Fr, Big Bend CC), 109 - Ivy Navarro (So, SWOCC), 116 - Cynthia Ramirez (So, Grays Harbor), 123 - KaMele Sanchez (Sr, Colorado State), 130 - Marina Goocher (Sr, Michigan-Dearborn), 136 - Tara Linneman (So, Springfield Tech), 143 - Shannon Ripley (Jr, Husson), 155 - Maxine Knetter (Jr, Wisconsin), 170 - Cendall Manley (Jr, Liberty), and 191 - Leilani Camargo-Naone (So, Midland).

These rankings will be kept on the Rankings site here on moving forward.  Check back after National Duals to see if anything has changed!

MIT's Skaggs Places Third at Jim Aguiar

| Thomas Layte

The MIT wrestling team traveled to Plymouth State University on Saturday, January 12th to compete at the Jim Aguiar Invitational. MIT finished in 10th place as a team. Freshman, 125 pounder Keith Skaggs was 4 and 1 on the day finishing in 3rd place. Keith lost his first match and then won 4 straight and in the process defeated the wrestler who

Apprentice Finishes Atop a Field of 18 Teams

| Jeffery Egnot

The Apprentice wrestling team had a stellar performance at the Waynesburg Invitational this past weekend, placing 2nd of 18 teams despite not having an entry at two different weights. Alma College and Washington & Jefferson were co-champions with 110 points, followed by Apprentice with 104 and Mount St Joseph with 95.

2019 NCWA National Duals Field Set!

| Bryan Knepper

The field for the 2019 NCWA National Duals hosted by the West Coast Conference has been announced by the NCWA.  The event will take place at the Casa Blana Resort in Mesquite, Nevada on January 25-26, 2019.  The two closest cities to the venue are St. George, UT (home of Dixie State University) and Las Vegas, NV (home of UNLV).

NCWA Women's Rankings - 11.28.18

| Bryan Knepper

The inaugural women's rankings are finally here!  The women's division has grown by nearly double from last year, which has allowed hte NCWA to produce rankings.  Several teams in the Northwest, Southwest, and West Coast Conferences have been wrestling for 3 weeks already getting a head start on the rest of the competition.

NCWA Men's Rankings - 11.23.18

| Bryan Knepper

Now that our wrestlers have gotten the chance to go home and stuff their faces, we can all sit back and enjoy the new rankings!  Time to get off the couch and work your way on up or fend off those coming for the #1 spot!

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Team Points
1 The Apprentice School 978.85
2 Liberty University 768.25
3 Grand Valley State University 761.05
4 Mott Community College 683.95
5 Springfield Technical Community College 445.95
6 University of Central Florida 361.50
7 Grays Harbor College 341.05
8 University of Toledo 320.75
9 Grays Harbor College - Women's 302.80
10 West Chester University 285.50
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Athlete Points
1 Jerrod Mullins 185.45
2 Colton Messick 178.30
3 Chad Simmons 176.60
4 Austin Amos 159.40
5 Kolin Johnson 158.25
6 Lance Clapp 129.80
7 Brendan Hazelton 124.75
8 Andrew Burgette 122.10
9 Peter Cortapasso 119.70
10 Jeffrey Allen 117.20
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