Five Cham­pi­ons Lead Lib­er­ty to Repeat as NCWA Champions

ALLEN, Texas – Liberty defended its NCWA title Saturday, and the suspense was gone shortly after the finals matches began. The Flames won their third overall championship and became the sixth team to repeat as NCWA champions in the association’s 22 seasons.

The Flames entered Saturday’s bouts with a 21.5-point lead over rival The Apprentice School, and within three weight classes had expanded the separation enough to clinch the team title. Coupled with its title at the NCWA National Duals and team points earned there, Liberty also claimed the NCWA’s Collegiate Cup as its Grand National champion. The win was Liberty’s third team title in the last five years. All five of Liberty’s finalists won their matches, leaving the rest of the field in its wake.

Lib­er­ty Push­es Ahead With Five Final­ists, 11 All-Americans

ALLEN, Texas – Liberty surged in the semifinals Friday night to place five wrestlers in the finals and still has six alive in the consolation placing rounds to take a 16.5-point lead over The Apprentice School after two days at the NCWA Championships. The Flames were 5-2 in semifinals matches to set up their shot at the repeating as NCWA champions with their third national title overall.

Two Teams Emerge Lead­ing into 2019 NCWA Championships

ALLEN, Texas – The 22nd NCWA Championships are a day away with one of the association’s largest national tournament fields in its history. The NCWA is back in Texas at the Allen Event Center for the sixth time with almost 500 wrestlers in the men’s and women’s divisions representing 78 teams from 30 states.

LIVE Brack­et Draw­ing for 2019 Nation­al Cham­pi­onships — 3106PM EST

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Big Bend Qual­i­fies 11 Wrestlers to Nationals

| Adam Cichoski

MOSES LAKE- It certainly didn’t take long for the Big Bend Vikings to make their mark on the wrestling scene. In the Big Bend wrestling program’s first year back, not only did they finish second in the NCWA Northwest Conference, but they managed to send 11 wrestlers to the national competition in Texas.

In order to qualify for the national tournament, competitors had to place in the Top 5 in the conference championship this past weekend in Aberdeen

MIT Fin­ish­es Strong at North­east Conference National Qualifier

The MIT Wrestling Team competed at the Northeast Conference National Qualifier at Springfield Technical Community College and finished tied for 5th place as a team. The Engineers put 3 wrestlers in the finals and had 4 wrestlers place in the top 4. Freshman, Keith Skaggs won the 125 pound weight class defeating the 2017 defending champion, Christian Antoine 7-5 in overtime. Keith won his first ....

Chok­ers wrestling claims fourth straight conference title

| Ryan Sparks

The Grays Harbor College wrestling team continued its dominance in the National Collegiate Wrestling Association’s Northwest Conference on Saturday, winning its fourth-consecutive team title after a stellar performance at the Sam Benn Gymnasium.

Grays Harbor, which entered Saturday’s NCWA Northwest Conference Championship ranked No. 7 in the nation, secured the team title with

Lib­er­ty — Appren­tice Showdown this Weekend

| Matt Trotman

The Apprentice wrestling squad had historically ruled the Mid-Atlantic conference, winning eight straight team titles from 2003-2011.  They also won back-to-back Northeast Conference titles before moving conferences.  The team was largely uncontested in conference action, until a new in-state rival entered the division.  Liberty.  

When Liberty University dropped its NCAA D1 program, the team joined the National Collegiate Wrestling Association and immediately made waves in the competition. Apprentice has not won a conference team title since Liberty first knocked them off in 2012, however the drought could soon be over. 

Despite losing two head-to-head dual meets to Liberty this season, the Builders are still #1 in the team tournament rankings.  Last season Liberty won the MAC with 200.5 team points, beating 2nd place Apprentice by 25.  At the National Championships Apprentice nearly flipped the script, narrowly losing the National team title by half of a point. 

With the strongest line-up the

Ottawa Ari­zona Com­petes at The Desert Mountain Tournament

| Ryan Ericson

LAS VEGAS, NV. – On Saturday, February 9th the OUAZ Wrestling team took a trip up to University of Nevada, Las Vegas for the Desert Mountain Tournament. Coach DeJarnett was proud of the teams strong showing as 5 of the 9 wrestlers completing placed. “We had a lot

MIT Defeats Yale and Uni­ver­si­ty of Rhode Island

The MIT Wrestling team competed at The Esquivel Duals and defeated both Yale University and the University of Rhode Island by the same score of 30-24 on Saturday. Freshman, Keith Skaggs won both of his matches by fall. Grad student, Jacob Adams won 3 matches, 2 by pin and 1 forfeit extending his win streak to 7. Junior George Friedlander was 2 and 0 on the day. Senior captain Frank Soucy and Johnathon Brown won both of their matches by fall. Grad student and first year wrestler Brendan O’Neill lost 2 hard fought matches.

The team travels to the University of New Hampshire on Sunday, February 17th to compete at the Henry Marsh Invitational.

Ottawa Ari­zona Wins First Dual in School History

| Ryan Ericson

RIVERSIDE, CA. – On Saturday, January 26th the OUAZ Wrestling Team headed to University of California, Riverside. The Grey Wolf's battled hard and proved their might against the Highlanders. Defeating the Highlanders 36-21.

Mott tops East Car­oli­na for Regional Duals Title

Mott Community College went 4-0 on the day, topping East Carolina University 38-18 in the Championship Dual. The University of Akron beat Penn State University WC 31-30 on tiebreaker criteria in the third place dual, and Macomb Community College beat University of Michigan WC 36-24 for fifth.

Nation­al Duals Final Results

The 2019 NCWA National Duals are complete in Mesquite, Nevada. 
Individual match boxscores can be found at:
https://arena.flowrestling.org...

Here are the scores from today's action:

Championship Quarterfinals
(1) Liberty 43, (8) UNLV 15
(5) Central Florida 25, (4) Springfield Tech 23
(3) Grand Valley State 29, (6) Grays Harbor 24
(2) Apprentice 57, (7) Toledo 6

Championship Semifinals
Liberty 30, Central Florida 17
Apprentice 32, Grand Valley State 14

Championship
Liberty 28, Apprentice 18

Third-place Match
Grand Valley State 36, Central Florida 11

Fifth-Place Semifinals
Springfield Tech 30, UNLV 28
Grays Harbor 56, Toledo 5

Fifth-Place - Springfield Tech 32, Grays Harbor 23

Seventh-Place - UNLV 45, Toledo 12

Consolation Quarterfinals
(9) Washington State 52, (16) Cal State Northridge 6
(11) Wayne State 42, (14) Maine 6
(13) Colorado State 37, (12) Dixie State 12
(15) MIT 28, (10) Richland College 27

Consolation Semifinals
Wayne State 37, Washington State 24
Colorado State 39, MIT 3

Consolation Championship (Ninth Place)
Colorado State 28, Wayne State 18

11th-Place - Washington State 39, MIT 20

13th-Place Semifinals
Maine 30, Cal State Northridge 27
Richland 41, Dixie State 24

13th-Place - Maine 26, Richland 24

15th-Place - Dixie State 33, Cal State Northridge 18

National Team Points advanced for Grand National Championship: Liberty (20), Apprentice (19), Grand Valley (18), Central Florida (17), Springfield Tech (16), Grays Harbor (15), UNLV (14), Toledo (13), Colorado State (12), Wayne State College (11), Washington State (10), MIT (9), Maine (8), Richland (7), Cal State Northridge (5)

Lib­er­ty Ral­lies Again, Wins Nation­al Duals over Apprentice

| By Scott Farrell and Ted Allen

MESQUITE, Nevada – Liberty made history Saturday, rallying for the second time in two weeks to upend old foe Apprentice, 28-18, and win the 2019 NCWA National Duals. The Flames, top-seeded in the 16-team tournament, become the first team to repeat as the National Duals champion since the NCWA began sponsoring it as a championship event in 2009. (continued)

Nation­al Duals — Fri­day’s Round Robin Results

The 2019 NCWA National Duals are ongoing in Mesquite, Nevada.
Individual match box scores will be available on this site later today. The top two teams in each pool advance to Saturday's championship bracket. The third and fourth-place pool teams will compete in Saturday's consolation bracket. 



Nation­al Duals Pre­view: Top-Ranked Wrestlers Set to Face One Another

DALLAS – The National Duals brings most of the NCWA’s top teams together for the first time this season, and with seven of the top eight ranked teams competing in Mesquite, Nevada, it’s a great time to measure where each wrestler stands in their respective weight classes.

The tournament has teams from seven of its eight conferences in attendance at the Casablanca Resort Event Center, making this the first time for most of the wrestlers to face NCWA opponents from outside their own conference or geographic region. This tournament will be especially important for teams from the West Coast and Northwest Conferences, who have an all-time high of seven teams in the 16-team field.