This October, University of Texas Senior and 2x NCWA All American Wrestler, Antonio Martinez won Gold at the 21st annual Copa Sparta wrestling tournament held in San Juan, Puerto Rico. This Freestyle tournament is an international event with teams from Canada, the USA and Puerto Rico. Antonio competed in the Men's Open division
Wrestling isn’t just a sport to University of North Texas junior Avery Souders, it’s a mindset.
For the past eight years, Souders has spent countless hours perfecting her craft. And the results show nothing less.
“I’m a little hard on myself,” she said. “I’ve gotten second at nationals two times in a row.”
Souders started wrestling as a freshman in high school because of her older brother, Austin. After reaching All-American status twice in high school, she was then recruited by King College in Tennessee.
But an early injury forced Souders to watch from the sidelines for two years while others battled for the national title she always dreamed of.
So in the Spring of 2014, Souders made the choice to move closer to home and attend UNT. There was only one problem...
CSU Announced their 2016 NCWA Invitational will be held on Saturday, November 12th on the campus of Colorado State University. The tournament is open to all NCWA teams and wrestlers, and we plan to offer a women's division as well.
Last year this tournament featured teams from multiple western states, including Arizona, Dixie State, BYU, Utah State, Air Force Prep, Colorado, Colorado State, and Wayne State. This year we have several
The State of California and the NCWA’s West Coast Conference (WCC) welcomed it’s newest college wrestling program at Cal State Northridge. CSUN will be headed by Coach Evan Hess who was lured away from USC to build the Matadors new team.
The team will begin full practices this fall and begin competition in early November. Hess who has been at the Helm of the Trojans program for just two seasons saw the need to expand wrestling competition in California and jumped at the chance to add another wrestling program to the Southland area. His sorrow in leaving USC is only offset by the excitement of starting a program from the ground up in Northridge.
The defending NCWA national team champions, Emmanuel College out of Franklin Springs, Georgia, return four individual national champions as they look to defend their Collegiate Cup title in 2017. In all eight of 11 defending champions and 62 of 88 2016 All-Americans return. In addition, 2015 national champion.... Read More
Sacred Heart University, the only Catholic institution with an NCAA DI wrestling program, will expand their wrestling footprint with the addition of an NCWA DII Club. The new squad will begin practice this fall and start NCWA competition in November.
Sacred Heart has tapped former Sacred Heart wrestling alumnus Michael DelViscovo as the new head coach for the start up program.
DelVescovo works as an adjunct professor in the computer science department and was a starter at 149 lbs. during the mid 2000’s for Sacred Heart
In addition to his wrestling success DelViscovo graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2007.