Texas A&M – San Antonio Launches NCWA Teams

| Jim Giunta

Texas A&M - San Antonio announced this October the founding of both a men’s and women’s wrestling program that will begin competing this fall. 

"We are excited to provide this valuable athletic opportunity to our student body" said Director of Competitive Sports, Trevor Brunet. 

TAMUSA will be joining the NCWA and the South West Conference as a new member team in this inaugural season. 

The fact that the Jaguars will be fielding both men’s and women’s divisions as a first year program, shows the passion these athletes have for wrestling and their compete desire. 

The club has been working hard, and is looking forward to their first tournament at this level. 


University of North Texas Athlete Breaking Barriers

| Troy Guter and Lydia Meeks

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...

Colorado State Announces Fall Invitational

| Kendall DeJonge

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 

California State Northridge announces the addition of new wrestling program

| Jim Giunta

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.

NCWA 2016 Preseason Wrestling Rankings

| Jim Giunta

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 Adds NCWA Team

| Jim Giunta

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. 

Wrestling Returns to Richland College

| Jim Giunta

By Cesar Canizales - After a three-decade absence, Richland College in Dallas, Texas will revive its wrestling program this fall — and it will include a women’s team.

Wrestling has experienced a revival at the high school level in Texas and other parts of the country, and those student-athletes are looking for colleges were they can continue to compete.

Twenty-one of the schools in the Dallas Independent School District have wrestling programs, and most also have girls’ teams, comprising more than 11,000 boys and 4,000 girls, according to Bill Neal, physical education faculty member and wrestling coach at Richland.

Aside from providing an opportunity for students-athletes, the college also realized the program can serve as a recruiting tool.

“We’re one of only three two-year schools... Read More