NCWA Announces 2017 Post Season Venues

- Scott Farrell


NCWA Announced the locations and dates for this coming season's post season and National Duals.

The post season will begin with the NCWA National Duals held at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia on January 27th & 28th, 2017.

The nine NCWA Conference Championships will be contested on Saturday, February 25th as the qualifiers to the National Collegiate Wrestling Championships being held at the Allen Event Center in Allen, TX on March 9th through 11th, 2017. This season the NCWA expects over 190 men’s and women’s wrestling programs to compete for a National Title. 

The three day 2017 National Championships will be the largest Collegiate National Championships in the country with over 550 athletes qualifying to make the trip to Allen.

MIT Wrestler Loses His Life in Tragic Accident

The NCWA Family is deeply sorrowed at the loss of MIT student athlete Andrew “Drew” Esquivel. We offer our deepest condolences and prayers to his parents and entire family. 

Drew was not only an outstanding scholar, valued leader and champion wrestler, he was a cohesive force on the wrestling team. Drew wrestled at the 133 pound class and was the Northeast Conference runner-up as well as a 2016 National Qualifier. 

He will be sorely missed by his coaches, teammates and the NCWA.  Article Here

NCWA Partners with HotelStorm for Association Discounts.

- Jim Giunta

NCWA is excited to announce a new partnership with HotelStorm to bring exclusive hotel discounts available only to the NCWA community. 

A link to HotelStorm is provided on the right side of NCWA homepage for your convenience. Simply search the website for your favorite destinations.

Whether for personal or professional use you'll find fantastic savings of 10-55% over other online travel agencies. 

Visit the HotelStorm search engine link on and use the password found in the NCWA Blast email sent to you on July 7th. 

 NOTE: If you did not receive the exclusive NCWA Member Password simply email [email protected] and we will respond quickly with your password. 

This opportunity is available only to groups associated with the NCWA: Coaches, Athletes & their Family as well as NCWA Alumni. 

Don’t miss using this great opportunity to save money this summer by using your NCWA Member benefits. 

NCWA's LeRoy Gardner III Named Head Coach at the University of the Ozarks

- Jim Giunta

Clarksville, Ark: Collegiate Hall of Fame wrestler LeRoy Gardner III has been named the new head men's wrestling coach at the University of the Ozarks, it was announced Thursday by Athletics Director Jimmy Clark.

Gardner, a native of Golden Valley, Minn., has been the head coach at University of Houston-Downtown since 2014, where he was named the 2016 National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) Southwest Conference Coach of the Year. There, he coached the university's first All-American and Academic All-American. Prior to UH-Downtown, Gardner coached at the United States Naval Academy Preparatory School and Wartburg College. He wrestled at >> READ MORE

2016 Vision Forum Registration NOW Open

- Jim Giunta

The NCWA Vision Forum, held annually in Ft. Lauderdale, and NWCA National Coaches Convention are the perfect marriage of Professional Development and Administrative leadership within the National Collegiate Wrestling Association. The NCWA is the most coach centered governing body within the wrestling community. The Annual Vision Forum, this year scheduled for July 28th - July 30th is one of the ways the association can take relevant coaches input and develop comprehensive, wrestling friendly rules, best practices, scheduling and a long term direction. All NCWA Coaches Invited ....Don't Miss it !!   ...VISION FORUM PAGE

Liberty University to Host 2017 National Duals

- Jesse Castro

Lynchburg, VA:  Liberty University's wrestling team, which has won two National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) National Duals tournament titles in the past five seasons and placed second or third the other three years, has been awarded a one-year bid to host next season's championships, set for Jan. 27-28.

The event has been held at the Dalton (Ga.) Convention Center for the past five seasons. Other cities have put in bids to host it, but ..Read More

Emmanuel Wins Four of Five Finals Matches, Wins Collegiate Cup

- Scott Farrell

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Emmanuel College put a championship stamp on the end of its first season, winning the NCWA Collegiate Cup as the association’s overall champion. The Lions won four of their five finals matches to pull away from Central Florida and Grand Valley State, taking the title with 213 points.