NCWA Coach of the Year Takes on a New Challange

| Victory Sports Network

Midway, Ky. -- Midway University athletic director, Rusty Kennedy, has announced the hiring of Jake Brumbelow as the first-ever head coach for the inaugural Midway wrestling program, which is set to make its debut in fall 2018. 

"I am excited to welcome Jake Brumbelow to Midway University as our first-ever head wrestling coach," said Kennedy. "Jake stood out among a very impressive pool of applicants we had for our position."

Kennedy added, "His history of success and experience of starting two prior wrestling programs at the college level really impressed us and 

2018 NCWA National Duals Competitors Set!

| Bryan Knepper

The 2018 NCWA National Duals field has officially been selected! The event will take place at the LaHaye Ice Center on the campus of Liberty University on January 26-27, 2018.

Emmanuel and Liberty will look for a rematch in the finals while Washington State will be making its first appearance at the duals.  Three other teams return from a hiatus with RPI being back for the first time since the 2009 event.

Apprentice top-6 in Ted Reese Invitational

| Bryan Knepper

The Builder Wrestling team traveled to the University of Southern Maine Saturday to compete in the Ted Reese Invitational, placing 6th out of 16 teams.  The young team saw some new variety this weekend, seeing competitors from NCAA div3 and NCWA programs all based in New England.  The US Coast Guard Academy (NCAA D3) won the event with 166 team points, followed by host Southern Maine with 159 points.  Apprentice edged Trinity College of Connecticut for the top-six finish.

New NCWA Rankings Released!

| Bryan Knepper

Central Florida remains atop the NCWA-D1 team rankings (43 pts) with 3 individuals ranked #1 including the top-2 wrestlers at 125.  The top-10 for NCWA-D1 are rounded out by Emmanuel and Grand Valley State tied at 2nd (42 pts), Middle Tennessee (4th-39 pts), Liberty (5th-35 pts), Apprentice (6th-32 pts), Toledo (7th-27 pts), Springfield Tech (8th-24 pts), Queens of Charlotte (9th-23 pts), and BYU (10th-22 pts).


MIT Wrestler Earns Rhodes Scholarship

| MIT press release

Matthew Chun, from Arlington, Virginia, is an MIT senior majoring in mechanical engineering with a minor in management science. As a Rhodes Scholar, Chun seeks to further his knowledge of policy and law, with the goal of advising organizations that bring life-improving technologies to countries around the world. At Oxford, he will pursue a second BA in jurisprudence before returning to the U.S. to enroll in law school with a focus on intellectual property.

Rams and Wildcats Finish First and Second

| Aaron Scheffler

Two competitions into the season, the Wayne State College wrestling team hosted their first of two events competing at the WSC Mort Harris Center this past weekend. On Friday and Saturday, the National Collegiate Wrestling Association took over the west end of the hall battling teams such as Colorado State University, Missouri 

Central Florida Fares Well at Braves Classic

| Bryan Knepper

Four members of the UCF wrestling squad placed in the tough UNC-Pembroke Braves Classic on Sunday November 12 featuring some of the top programs in the southeast portion of the United States ranging from NJCAA to NCAA-D1.  Jacob Toledo defeated fellow teammate Tim Sakow 7-2 at 125 on his way to placing 5th. Sakow is currently ranked #1 in the NCWA at 125.

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