Colorado State to Host National Qualifier

| Tyler Johnson

The Colorado State wrestling team will host the Great Plains Conference championships next week with the hopes of bringing home a team championship while qualifying as many wrestlers as possible to next month’s national tournament.

Pre-Conference Rankings Released

| Bryan Knepper

There was considerable movement in the NCWA Individual Rankings due to head-to-head results at both the National Duals and Western Regional Duals that saw a total of 36 NCWA squads compete from January 27-28, 2017.

MIT Goes 2-0 at the Andrew Esquivel Duals

| Thomas Layte

The MIT wrestling team hosted the first annual Andrew Esquivel Duals in memory of Andrew Esquivel at MIT on Saturday, February 11th. Attending the duals were the University of Massachusetts, the University of New Hampshire and Yale University. MIT won both matches on the day defeating Yale 31 to 24 and

Qualifying Berths Announced for Nationals

| Bryan Knepper

The following provides the National Qualifying Bids from each Conference Tournament to be held the weekend of February 25, 2017.  The automatic qualifying (AQ) bids are per weight class.  The NCWA has 11 weight classes.  The 'WC' is the amount of wild card bids each conference gets to divvy out as they see fit.  The # in (parentheses) is the total change in bids from last season.Great Lakes Conference..........AQ = 5 / WC = 8      (0)Great Plains Conference..........AQ = 3 / WC = 5      (+1)Mid-Atlantic Conference..........AQ = 5 / WC = 10     (+2)Mid-East Conference..............AQ = 5 / WC = 11     (+2)Northeast Conference..............

2017 NCWA Western Regional Duals Championship Results

| Evan Michael Hess

The 2017 NCWA Western Regional Dual Championships featured 16 teams competing for the championship title and national points at Dixie State University in St. George, Utah.

Number one seed Grays Harbor and number two seed Brigham Young University battled-it-out in an early evening championship match that featured standouts on both benches. GH Freshman David Curulla gave his team an early advantage with a first-round pin of BYU's Weston Larson in the 125 pound weight class. With his team trailing 15-2, BYU Freshman Bailey Carlson secured a technical fall over Grays Harbor.

Emmanuel College Takes First National Duals Title

| Scott Farrell

LYNCHBURG, Va. – Emmanuel College parlayed a quick lead into winning five of the first six matches, and the Lions rolled on to a 33-13 win over Liberty in the championship match of the NCWA National Duals. Emmanuel College won the overall NCWA Championship (the Collegiate Cup) last season after a 5th place finish in the 2016 National Duals. With the win, the Lions earn 24 team points that will advance to the NCWA Championships in March. Liberty as runner-up, earned 23 points toward the nationals, and so on down the 20-team field. This is the eighth consecutive season that the NCWA...