Bids for Conference Qualifiers Released

February 05, 2018 | Bryan Knepper

The field of 490 wrestlers in the NCWA Men's National Championship has not been set, but the amount of qualifying bids for each conference has been released.

Qualifying bids are based in part by size of conference (i.e. number of total wrestlers) along with the Strength of Conference (from NCWA Power Rankings).  Wild card bids are handled by each Conference as they see fit and are typically given to the stronger weight classes for that particular conference.

2018 NCWA National Qualifying Bids are as follows:

Great Lakes Conference: 5 automatic berths per weight class + 6 wild cards (61 total qualifiers, -2 from 2017)

Great Plains Conference: 3 auto berths per weight class + 4 wild cards (37 total qualifiers, -1 from 2017)

Mid-Atlantic Conference: 5 automatic berths per weight class + 11 wild cards (66 total qualifiers, +1 from 2017)

Mideast Conference: 5 automatic berths per weight class + 8 wild cards (63 total qualifiers, -3 from 2017)

Northeast Conference: 5 automatic berths per weight class + 9 wild cards (64 total qualifiers, same as 2017)

Northwest Conference: 4 automatic berths per weight class + 7 wild cards (51 total qualifiers, +2 from 2017)

Southeast Conference: 4 automatic berths per weight class + 11 wild cards (55 total qualifiers, -8 from 2017)

Southwest Conference: 3 automatic berths per weight class + 5 wild cards (38 total qualifiers, +8 from 2017)

West Coast Conference: 4 automatic berths per weight class + 11 wild cards (55 total qualifiers, +3 from 2017)