NCWA News

Goodman makes collegiate wrestling comeback at age 40

Posted on July 09, 2019

Eric Goodman battled concussions for close to a decade, and finishing his collegiate wrestling career was becoming less and less plausible. But it was a different sport that changed that forever.

Goodman, a 40-year-old living in River Falls, went back to school at Winona State University for his last two years of folkstyle wrestling eligibility. He wrestled for two years in college right away, but after starting his career as a teacher and starting a family with his wife he needed to stop wrestling.

But as a 30-year-old in 2010 something would seemingly destroy all hope


Pine Brothers to Guide Chokers Wrestling Team

Posted on June 29, 2019

Elma native Kevin Pine will not only be returning home to the Harbor to coach the Grays Harbor College Women’s wrestling team, he’ll be able to work along side his brother for the first time in over 10 years.



USA Wrestling Announces GoGreco

Posted on June 06, 2019

The 2019 edition of the National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) GoGreco Nationals will be once again held at Richland College in Dallas Texas, June 14-15.
In addition to the men's Greco-Roman ...MORE


GoGreco Nationals Announced

Posted on May 07, 2019

The 2019 edition of the NCWA GoGreco Nationals will be once again held at Richland College in Dallas Texas. We will be adding, as an Exhibition, the first ever Women's Greco Division.

The Competition will begin on Saturday June 15th at 10:00 am with with weigh-in’s at 7:00 - 8:00 pm Friday June 14th. The GoGreco Summit meetings will begin Friday at 1:00 where rules, season and overall expansion will be discussed.    -- ATHLETE REGISTRATION --

The Tentative Schedule will be as follows: 

Friday June 14th 
3:00 - 5:00 -  GoGreco Summit meetings - Embassy Suites 
5:30 - 7:00 -  Greco-Roman Open Mat & Clinic - Richland
7:00 - 8:00 -  GoGreco Weigh-ins - Richland 

Saturday June 15th 
8:00 - 8:30 -  Optional Late weigh-in Richland 
10:00  - Preliminary Rounds — >>> — Through Championship Finals 

For More Information or to register CLICK HERE


Collegiate Jiu-Jitsu League Holds Initial Competition

Posted on May 05, 2019

On Saturday, April 27th, Collegiate Jiu-Jitsu competition became a reality. Chris Martin, jiu-jitsu coach at Marquette University and head marketing officer of Nova Gyms in Milwaukee, with the support of the National Collegiate Wrestling Association, hosted the first-ever Collegiate Team Dual meet where Marquette students faced off against the Northern Illinois University Jiu Jitsu team. The competition, though new and unique, included features familiar to grappling fans of all persuasions.

The first competition, reflecting the influence of the NCWA, was a true dual meet, where teams of six faced off, each in his/her own weight class. Wins by submission offered higher point values, and faster wins offer still higher rewards with a team champion being crowned based on total points. 


Apprentice School wrestler makes history. She can weld, too

Posted on May 04, 2019

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Before working out with the wrestling team, Erin Aragon sat down and told a childhood story that was difficult to believe.

She was maybe 10 or 11 years when she forced herself to order a meal in a restaurant — out loud, by herself — for the very first time.

"I cried when I did it," she said. "It was really, really bad."

A phone interview with her mother confirmed this story. Lisa Aragon said her daughter was painfully shy and could not walk into a new experience without being terrified.

How things change.

Erin Aragon, 24, is the first female wrestler in the history of ...... 


Fulfilling a Promise

Posted on March 22, 2019

Cody Richmond got to experience a moment that most wrestlers will never live through. Short of an outright national championship, the right to apply the title of All-American to his or her name is a cherished thing.

It happened last weekend for Richmond, a Shady Spring native who never even placed in the state tournament. Yet there he was, on the podium at the NCWA Grand Nationals in Allen, Texas, one of eight place winners at 174 pounds.

It might never have happened if not for a conversation he had with his dying grandfather a few years ago.

Ron Chambers was battling white blood cell cancer. He didn’t have much time when he talked to Richmond about wrestling — something Richmond had given up by that point.

“It was one of the last times he was .....



Five Champions Lead Liberty to Repeat as NCWA Champions

Posted on March 16, 2019

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

Posted on March 15, 2019

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

Posted on March 13, 2019

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 - 3/10 @ 6PM EST

Posted on March 09, 2019

Follow along either on our Facebook page, or view brackets as they're released at https://ncwa.net/brackets
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Don't miss it! Sunday, March 10th, at 6PM EST/ 5PM CST, we'll be broadcasting our bracket drawings for 2019 National Championships on Facebook Live & publishing live bracket updates. Check back here at that time for a link to the feed & bracket updates.


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