Four Titles Earn North Texas GoGreco Championship Repeat

| Scott Farrell

DALLAS – North Texas wrestlers won four weight classes and posted runner-up finishes in three others to retain its national title at the NCWA's GoGreco National Championships on Saturday. The Eagles, with the tournament's deepest lineup, scored 65 points to outdistance second-place Richland College's 37 points. UNT topped Richland for the 2017 title as well.

Big Bend to return men's wrestling, introduce women's program

| Adam Cichoski

MOSES LAKE- Last time Big Bend had a wrestling program was the 1994-1995 school year. After a 23-year hiatus, Big Bend will return its men’s wrestling program as part of the NCWA and introduce a women’s wrestling program in the WCWA. Big Bend released the news late last week.

Wrestling has been a big deal in

GoGreco Nationals Promises To Boost Collegiate Development

| Timothy Hands

The first step involves a “learning as you go” approach, hence the 2018 NCWA’s GoGreco national tournament and the handful of events that preceded it (the NCWA sanctioned three other tournaments that have already taken place this spring). If it seems a little backwards — wrestlers gaining the brunt of their Greco experience in actual matches rather than through a series of camps — that’s because it is. But if you look, that’s no different than

NCWA Honors 147 Student-Athletes on All-Academic Team

| Scott Farrell

DALLAS - The National Collegiate Wrestling Association announced its All-Academic members for the 2017-18 competition year honoring 147 student-athletes from its men's and women's divisions.

Brigham Young led all schools with eight honorees. The Cougars also won the top spot in the NCWA's All-Academic Team awards announced last month (see related story). Central Florida, second in the team academic listings, tied with Maine for second with six individual honorees. The Apprentice School and Liberty had five honorees each, while the teams at Yale, Utah State, Wayne State College, Florida, Rutgers, Emmanuel College and Clemson each earned four spots on the All-Academic individual list.

NCWA Recognizes 10 Programs as All-Academic Teams

| Scott Farrell

DALLAS – The National Collegiate Wrestling Association has awarded 10 of its Division I programs as All-Academic Teams for the 2017-18 season. The 10 programs honored have the highest composite grade-point averages among the association’s 34 Division I members. Six of the NCWA’s nine conferences had representation on the All-Academic Team, including three from the Mid-Atlantic Conference. The 10 members of the 2017-18 NCWA All-Academic Team are: 

NCWA Leadership Returns to Florida for Annual Vision Forum

| NCWA

DALLAS, TX.  - The National Collegiate Wrestling Association will again welcome it’s coaches and staff members to the Hilton Daytona Beach Resort for its annual Vision Forum Conference. NCWA representatives including conference chairman and commissioners from the nine NCWA Regions will discuss multiple segments of the upcoming season and future seasons over the three days of meetings and legislation slated for August 2nd through August 5th. The Vision Forum is held in conjunction with the annual National Wrestling Coaches Convention. Coaches may choose to attended both the vision forum and leadership seminars, briefings and social events with the rest of the nation’s NCAA, NAIA and NJCAA coaches. REGISTER HERE

Toledo Earns Two Finalists, First National Champ since 2008

| Bryan Knepper

The NCAA-D1 Wrestling Championships just wrapped up this past weekend at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.  Penn State won their 7th National Championship in the last 8 years besting The Ohio State by single digits for the crown.  The crowds were huge, the matches were hyped and lived up to expectations, but there was a lesser known tournament that proceeded it the weekend before at the Allen Event Center in Allen, Texas…home of the D1 Most Outstanding Wrestler, Bo Nickal.

Ithaca's Van Valen Wins National Title for Alfred State

| Scott Farrell

Ithaca High School graduate Ian Van Valen finished his wrestling career at Alfred State last week with a national title at 184 pounds at the NCWA Championships in Allen, Texas.

Van Valen finished the tournament with a 5-0 record, outscored his opponents 74-2 and was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler of the Tournament for his dominating performance. 

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