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UCF Senior Ful­fills Dream of Winning National Title

| Taylor Sharpe

Graduation is an accomplishment itself, but one University of Central Florida senior is getting more than a degree as he wraps up his career as a Knight. Clay Perry, a member of the Wrestling Program at UCF, had the opportunity to do what many collegiate athletes only dream of doing: becoming a

Blevins, Vasquez Earn All-Amer­i­can Honors at Toledo

| Mike Driehorst

About midway through the University of Toledo’s 2019-20 wrestling season, just as the team was returning from winter break in January, the team lost use of its off-campus practice facility when it closed.

“It was a real issue finding locations to practice,” said coach Bryan Knepper. “We went from having practices 7:30-9 every night to whenever we could, wherever we could have them. It was a logistical nightmare.”

The Rockets operate as a varsity program, but are funded as a club sport. With a small budget, he and his two assistant coaches are volunteers. After the university dropped the wrestling

Huskies Earn Top Five fin­ish at NCWA National Championships

| Gerry deSimas,Jr.

It was the last big wrestling tournament held before sporting events across the nation were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And the University of Connecticut’s club wrestling team made sure they took advantage. For the second straight year, the Huskies had three

RPI’s Wil­son Wins National Championship

| Mike MacAdam

Chelsea Wilson had just enough time to get in with her best shot. Then she and her RPI wrestling teammates had just enough time to get out.

The sophomore from Menlo Park, California, used an outside sweep single to get control of the leg of her opponent, Allicia Mahoe of Schreiner University in Texas, with 18 seconds left in their match, and Wilson got the takedown and added a point for riding time with seven seconds left to win 6-3 at the Allen Event Center.

This was on Saturday, March 14, as the world was in the process of furiously battening down the hatches against the coronavirus. The National Collegiate Wrestling Association national championships was one of the last sporting events to.....

It’s a Three-Peat Title for Lib­er­ty; Schrein­er Wins Women’s Division

| Scott Farrell

ALLEN, Texas – Liberty tied its own NCWA record with five individual champions, and added three runners-up and a third-place finisher to tie another record with its third consecutive NCWA team championship. The Flames are one of only two teams – Grand Valley State did it from 2006-08 – to win three straight NCWA titles.

Lib­er­ty Clinch­es; Fri­day Recap; Finals Preview

| Scott Farrell

ALLEN, Texas –Liberty dominated the early rounds at the NCWA Championships placing 14 of its 19 wrestlers into the quarterfinals, then rolled through Friday’s action again as the two-time champion Flames sent a program-record eight wrestlers into the national finals matches to claim – and clinch – the lead at the Allen Event Center.

Lib­er­ty Leads After Day One

| Scott Farrell

ALLEN, Texas – It’s a four-team race after the first day of the 2020 NCWA Championships. Liberty, the two-time defending champion, has a 14.5-point lead over The Apprentice School (58 points) with Springfield Tech CC (57.5) and Grays Harbor College (55) just behind going into Friday morning’s quarterfinals.

Coro­na Virus Advisory

| NCWA

The 2020 National Championships and all Associated Events WILL Proceed as Planned

The NCWA has continued to study how COVID-19 impacts the conduct of our tournaments and events, and we have taken precautions to ensure protocols have been put into place to enhance our already comprehensive practices that prevent the spread of disease. To that end, our measures include the following...

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