Colorado State club wrestling eager to begin 2017-2018 season

| Tyler Johnson

CSU Wrestling kicks off the 2017-18 season on Thursday, Nov. 2 as the Rams take on Air Force Prep Academy. This will be a good early test for the Rams as they are pitted against a team that consistently sends many wrestlers to national tournaments, said coach DeJonge. After sending six wrestlers to nationals in Texas last season, the season cannot start soon enough for the Rams.

Two Time NCWA National Champion Captures UFC Title

Grand Valley Alumnus and 3x NCWA All-American Tony Ferguson defeated Kevin Lee Saturday evening in Las Vegas for the UFC Lightweight interim Title. Lee came out strong near the end of round one only to be submitted by Ferguson in the third. Both GVSU former athletes showed poise and skill as they sized each other up and challenged each other throughout the first two rounds. Ferguson (24-3 MMA, 14-1 UFC) stuck Lee (16-3 MMA, 9-3 UFC) with a third-round triangle choke to become the UFC’s interim lightweight champion. The tap-out came at 4:02 in the third round. Tony now puts himself in line for a possible title unification fight against champ Conor McGregor.

Cal Poly Enters The NCWA Arena

California Polytechnic State University will field a solid NCWA team this season. The new program for the mustangs was officially recognized by the university this September and plans to field a full squad for their first season in the NCWA. Club President Michael Klee has connected with both the CalPoly Athletic Director and the NCAA DI wrestling coach Jon Sioredas to secure support for the growing club team. Klee also plans to launch a women's team this year as well with 6 to 8 interested women athletes waiting in the wings to represent the lady mustangs. 

NCWA Wrestlers Face Off for The UFC Lightweight Title

Grand Valley State alumni Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee lock horns this weekend in Las Vegas for UFC 126. Ferguson an NCWA 2x National Champion and Kevin Lee an NCWA National Qualifier enter the Octagon as the best ever NCWA Wrestlers turned MMA Icons. Both athletes were solid performers for Grand Valley before they choose a career as MMA Athletes. Tony known to UFC fans as "El' Cucuy" is favored to win the bout against Kevin "Motown Phenom" Lee. The bout will be carried on Pay-Per-View Saturday night at 8:00pm central time. Don't miss all the action as you cheer on these two GVSU Champions. 

Kent State Tuscarawas Joins NCWA

| Kent State Tuscarawas

Kent State Tuscarawas will field a wrestling team for the first time in school history. The campus is a member of the National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA), which will give the Golden Eagles the opportunity to wrestle for individual and team National Championships as well as vie for athletic All-American awards and National All-Academic awards.  

Louisville Fields Wrestling Program for 2017-18 Season.

The University of Louisville announced the founding of their first ever college wrestling program this September. The new team coached by NAIA National Qualifier Mike Clark will hit the mats this fall with a full roster that will include Southern High Schools' Kentucky State Champion Thomas Noe and All-State wrestler Alex Olvera of Pleasure Ridge Park. Coach Clark said he was excited for the new opportunity given him by Louisville and anticipates a great first season. “We are in our first year with a young program and our guys will need to gain valuable college experience before we can make any grand claims, but we expect to make our presence known in the Mid-Atlantic conference this year”. Coach Clark hopes to qualify 3 or 4 athletes to the National Championships in Texas and believes that Noe has a shot at an All-American spot. 

Micah Amrozowicz Named Head Wrestling coach.

The Apprentice School's Director of Athletics, Michael W. Allen, has named Micah Amrozowicz Head Wrestling coach.

"Micah was a no-brainer. He is a former apprentice, he has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to working and navigating down in the yard, and being a former wrestler and assistant coach, he bleeds Builder wrestling. I am excited to see how the next chapter unfolds under Coach Amrozowicz's leadership," states Allen. 

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NCWA Leadership Returns From Vision Forum

| Scott Farrell

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The NCWA welcomed 25 coaches and staff members to the Hilton Daytona Beach Resort for its annual Vision Forum conference. The NCWA representatives discussed multiple segments of the upcoming season and future seasons over three days of meetings and legislation.

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