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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.


MIT Finishes Strong at Northeast Conference National Qualifier

Posted on March 06, 2019

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 ....


Big Bend Qualifies 11 Wrestlers to Nationals

Posted on March 06, 2019

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


Chokers wrestling claims fourth straight conference title

Posted on March 05, 2019

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

Posted on February 26, 2019

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


Conference Qualifier Bids Announced!

Posted on February 12, 2019

The NCWA National Championship automatic bids and wildcards for each of the eight conferences has been officially released!


Ottawa Arizona Competes at The Desert Mountain Tournament

Posted on February 12, 2019

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

Posted on February 04, 2019

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.


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