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NCWA Sea­son Begins Jan­u­ary 1st Pend­ing 50 Team Registration

| Jim Giunta

Based upon Board recommendations The NCWA will proceed with the nationals date as published and may make change decisions as we get closer to January 1st 2021, the expected opening of the season. If By January 8th we have a MINIMUM of 50 men’s programs committed through administratively signed team applications and paid dues we will proceed with an NCWA 2020-21 Wrestling season.
On Sept 6th 2020 the NCWA Executive board made the following decisions:

Thay­er brings diverse wrestling styles to Liberty

| Ted Allen

Versatility on the mat is one of Liberty University freshman wrestling recruit Damian Thayer's many strengths.

Damian Thayer Jr. displays his signed letter-of-intent to continue his wrestling career at Liberty, supported by his parents, Josi (left) and Damian, Sr. (right)..

Theyer is a three-time Virginia High School League 6A state qualifier for Cosby High School in Midlothian, Va., where he completed his career with a 138-41 record, Thayer also finished runner-up ....

Appren­tice School Wrestling Announces All Decade Team

| Apprentice SID

Wrestler of the Decade (1)

Marcus Chevres

Marcus Chevres (2008-2012) - Chevres finished his career as the second ever four-time All-American for the Builders. The Norfolk native set the all-time school wins record at the time with 134. In all four seasons "Chevy" never lost more than one bout at the National Championships, finishing 3rd his final two seasons and as the runner-up his first two seasons. He was also named the Apprentice School Co-Athlete of the Year with Men's Basketball Senior Isaiah Harrison.

UCF Senior Ful­fills Dream of Winning National Title

| Taylor Sharpe

Graduation is an accomplishment itself, but one University of Central Florida senior is getting more than a degree as he wraps up his career as a Knight. Clay Perry, a member of the Wrestling Program at UCF, had the opportunity to do what many collegiate athletes only dream of doing: becoming a

Blevins, Vasquez Earn All-Amer­i­can Honors at Toledo

| Mike Driehorst

About midway through the University of Toledo’s 2019-20 wrestling season, just as the team was returning from winter break in January, the team lost use of its off-campus practice facility when it closed.

“It was a real issue finding locations to practice,” said coach Bryan Knepper. “We went from having practices 7:30-9 every night to whenever we could, wherever we could have them. It was a logistical nightmare.”

The Rockets operate as a varsity program, but are funded as a club sport. With a small budget, he and his two assistant coaches are volunteers. After the university dropped the wrestling

Huskies Earn Top Five fin­ish at NCWA National Championships

| Gerry deSimas,Jr.

It was the last big wrestling tournament held before sporting events across the nation were cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. And the University of Connecticut’s club wrestling team made sure they took advantage. For the second straight year, the Huskies had three

RPI’s Wil­son Wins National Championship

| Mike MacAdam

Chelsea Wilson had just enough time to get in with her best shot. Then she and her RPI wrestling teammates had just enough time to get out.

The sophomore from Menlo Park, California, used an outside sweep single to get control of the leg of her opponent, Allicia Mahoe of Schreiner University in Texas, with 18 seconds left in their match, and Wilson got the takedown and added a point for riding time with seven seconds left to win 6-3 at the Allen Event Center.

This was on Saturday, March 14, as the world was in the process of furiously battening down the hatches against the coronavirus. The National Collegiate Wrestling Association national championships was one of the last sporting events to.....

It’s a Three-Peat Title for Lib­er­ty; Schrein­er Wins Women’s Division

| Scott Farrell

ALLEN, Texas – Liberty tied its own NCWA record with five individual champions, and added three runners-up and a third-place finisher to tie another record with its third consecutive NCWA team championship. The Flames are one of only two teams – Grand Valley State did it from 2006-08 – to win three straight NCWA titles.

Lib­er­ty Clinch­es; Fri­day Recap; Finals Preview

| Scott Farrell

ALLEN, Texas –Liberty dominated the early rounds at the NCWA Championships placing 14 of its 19 wrestlers into the quarterfinals, then rolled through Friday’s action again as the two-time champion Flames sent a program-record eight wrestlers into the national finals matches to claim – and clinch – the lead at the Allen Event Center.

Lib­er­ty Leads After Day One

| Scott Farrell

ALLEN, Texas – It’s a four-team race after the first day of the 2020 NCWA Championships. Liberty, the two-time defending champion, has a 14.5-point lead over The Apprentice School (58 points) with Springfield Tech CC (57.5) and Grays Harbor College (55) just behind going into Friday morning’s quarterfinals.

Coro­na Virus Advisory

| NCWA

The 2020 National Championships and all Associated Events WILL Proceed as Planned

The NCWA has continued to study how COVID-19 impacts the conduct of our tournaments and events, and we have taken precautions to ensure protocols have been put into place to enhance our already comprehensive practices that prevent the spread of disease. To that end, our measures include the following...

Grays Har­bor Out­lasts Wash­ing­ton St. for Northwest Title

| Ryan Sparks

The Grays Harbor College men’s and women’s wrestling programs proved once again they are the elite in the Pacific Northwest.

Both Chokers teams bested wrestlers from Washington State and the University of Washington, among others, to take first place at the National Collegiate Wrestling Association Northwest Championships on Sunday at Aberdeen High School.

Grays Harbor’s men’s team won its fifth-straight NCWA Northwest title with.......

Offi­cial Nationals Bids Released!

| Bryan Knepper

The NCWA has determined its official list of national qualifying bids per conference. The NCWA Men's Division has grown 10% since last season and the Women's Division grew a whopping 43%! The men must qualify in one of 8 conference tournaments across the nation while the women's qualifications are determined by each conference (4 conferences will host a tournament this season).

Lib­er­ty Rolls to Fifth NCWA National Duals Crown

| Liberty SID

Liberty University's men's wrestling team overwhelmed The Apprentice School 43-13 on Saturday night at the LaHaye Ice Center to win its third consecutive NCWA National Duals championship and fifth in the nine years the Flames have competed at that level.

"Dominance," Liberty Head Coach Jesse Castro said. "That's what the goal was coming in, to establish a dominant performance. We wanted to get momentum early and

2020 NCWA Nation­al Duals Bracket Released!

| Bryan Knepper

The official bracket for the 2020 NCWA National Duals hosted at Liberty University on January 24-25, 2020 has been released.

The bracket can be viewed HERE.

The action starts at 10 AM on January 24th at the LaHaye Ice Center on the campus of Liberty University. The finals are set for 5 PM on Saturday January 25th.

HAP­PY NEW YEAR! New Year…New Rankings!

| Bryan Knepper

The first official rankings of 2020 are out for the NCWA Men's Division. There were some major moves in the individual rankings but one thing stayed the same with the changing year...Liberty is still on top of the team rankings.

NCWA Men’s Divi­sion Preseason Rankings Released!

| Bryan Knepper

The 2019-2020 season starts this Saturday (11/2) and features a total of 56 returning All-Americans in the Men's Division including EIGHT Returning Champions and TEN individuals with National Championships under their belt. The team race looks to be Liberty's for the taking with mainstays Apprentice, Springfield Tech, Grand Valley State, and Central Florida not too far behind.