Fulfilling a Promise

| Gary Fauber

Cody Richmond got to experience a moment that most wrestlers will never live through. Short of an outright national championship, the right to apply the title of All-American to his or her name is a cherished thing.

It happened last weekend for Richmond, a Shady Spring native who never even placed in the state tournament. Yet there he was, on the podium at the NCWA Grand Nationals in Allen, Texas, one of eight place winners at 174 pounds.

It might never have happened if not for a conversation he had with his dying grandfather a few years ago.

Ron Chambers was battling white blood cell cancer. He didn’t have much time when he talked to Richmond about wrestling — something Richmond had given up by that point.

“It was one of the last times he was .....

Five Champions Lead Liberty to Repeat as NCWA Champions

| Scott Farrell

ALLEN, Texas – Liberty defended its NCWA title Saturday, and the suspense was gone shortly after the finals matches began. The Flames won their third overall championship and became the sixth team to repeat as NCWA champions in the association’s 22 seasons.

The Flames entered Saturday’s bouts with a 21.5-point lead over rival The Apprentice School, and within three weight classes had expanded the separation enough to clinch the team title. Coupled with its title at the NCWA National Duals and team points earned there, Liberty also claimed the NCWA’s Collegiate Cup as its Grand National champion. The win was Liberty’s third team title in the last five years. All five of Liberty’s finalists won their matches, leaving the rest of the field in its wake.

Liberty Pushes Ahead With Five Finalists, 11 All-Americans

| Scott Farrell

ALLEN, Texas – Liberty surged in the semifinals Friday night to place five wrestlers in the finals and still has six alive in the consolation placing rounds to take a 16.5-point lead over The Apprentice School after two days at the NCWA Championships. The Flames were 5-2 in semifinals matches to set up their shot at the repeating as NCWA champions with their third national title overall.

Two Teams Emerge Leading into 2019 NCWA Championships

| Scott Farrell

ALLEN, Texas – The 22nd NCWA Championships are a day away with one of the association’s largest national tournament fields in its history. The NCWA is back in Texas at the Allen Event Center for the sixth time with almost 500 wrestlers in the men’s and women’s divisions representing 78 teams from 30 states.

LIVE Bracket Drawing for 2019 National Championships - 3/10 @ 6PM EST

| NCWA

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