Cal Poly Wins California State Duals at First NCWA Tourney

Posted on February 14, 2018

Cal Poly’s newly-established wrestling club shocked the NCWA field of competitors this past weekend by decisively capturing the California State Championships title. It was only Cal Poly's second tournament in its history.

Fresno State Women Edge CSUN for WCC Invitational Title

Posted on February 11, 2018

The women of the Fresno State Wrestling Club edged the Cal State Northridge Matadors for the team title at the California State Championships on Sat., Feb. 10. Fresno State won with a team score of 38.5 points. Kamele Sanchez of Colorado State was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler as the champion at the upper weights by posting a 5-0 record, all by pin. Yaritza Arteaga of Richland College was the champion of the lower weights. 

Kent State Tuscarawas wrestler doesn't let a condition define his life

Posted on February 07, 2018

One medical condition won't define the life of Kent State Tuscarawas freshman Zion Clark.

The wrestler was born with a condition called caudal regression syndrome, a congenital disorder in which there is abnormal fetal development of the lower spine.

“My diagnosis hasn’t really affected my life good or bad, it’s just a day-to-day thing ...” Clark said. “I just kind of figured out how to do a lot of things, like when it comes to riding a bike, I can do it.”

Around age eight, Clark was introduced to a sport that would eventually impact his life forever: wrestling.

Last NCWA Rankings before Conference Tournaments Released!

Posted on February 06, 2018

Liberty is the new #1 team as they had an impressive National Duals defeating the #8, #1, #3, and #4 seeds to capture the Duals title.  Liberty also added several new individuals into the upper rankings which bolstered their lead in the power rankings.

Bids for Conference Qualifiers Released

Posted on February 05, 2018

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.

BYU Beats Colorado State for First Regional Duals Title

Posted on January 27, 2018

LAS VEGAS - BYU won the first two bouts to gain an 11-0 lead, and then clinched the NCWA Regional Duals by sweeping the last four matches from Colorado State in a 39-10 win. The win is the Cougars' first NCWA title of any kind, and earns six team points that will carry forward into the start of the NCWA Championships next month.

Liberty tops Emmanuel 30-15 for Duals Title, GVSU Third

Posted on January 27, 2018

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- No one repeats as the NCWA National Duals champion. No one. 

That played out again this year as Liberty won the final six bouts to rally and beat defending champion Emmanuel College, 30-15, for the Duals title and a leg up on the field heading into the NCWA Championships in March. Grand Valley State took third, beating surprising Springfield Tech 28-18. 

UCF Upset, Other Seeds Hold in First Day at National Duals

Posted on January 27, 2018

Top-seeded Central Florida took a tumble Friday in the opening rounds of the NCWA National Duals, and now faces a much tougher road Saturday if the Knights are to reach the championship match for the second time in three years. The rest of the top-seeded teams all advanced through round-robin pool play as expected into the quarterfinals that begin Saturday morning at the LaHaye Center at Liberty University.

2018 Regional Duals Begin Saturday

Posted on January 23, 2018

The 2018 Regional Duals begin Saturday at Western High School in Las Vegas. This is the third season that the western schools in the NCWA have competed in a duals tournament that has been a part of the NCWA Collegiate Cup Series. The top six teams placing from the 12-team bracket will earn team points that will carry over to the 2018 NCWA Championships in March -- 6 team points for the champion, 5 points for the runner-up, 4 for third-place and so on to 1 point for sixth place. 

2018 National Duals Seeds Released

Posted on January 23, 2018

The 2018 NCWA National Duals will be held at the LaHaye Ice Center on the campus of Liberty University (Lynchburg, VA) this weekend, Jan. 26-27.  This is the second time for Liberty to host the National Duals following a six-year run in Dalton, Ga., and two years at Middle Tennessee. The top-four seeds in the tournament are (1) Central Florida, (2) Liberty, (3) Grand Valley State and (4) Emmanuel College.

January Rankings Released for NCWA

Posted on January 18, 2018

There is a new sheriff in town and it turns out it's the old sheriff as well.  Two-time defending National Champion Emmanuel College (SEC) has taken over the #1 spot from perennial contender UCF.  Ten of the eleven weight classes remain stable at the top with the same #1 wrestlers as in late November.  The only new #1 is at 149 where Freshman standout Zach Blevins of the University of Toledo took over but is followed closely by another Freshman, Nick Puliti of Temple University.

NCWA Coach of the Year Takes on a New Challenge

Posted on December 11, 2017

Midway, Ky. -- Midway University athletic director, Rusty Kennedy, has announced the hiring of Jake Brumbelow as the first-ever head coach for the inaugural Midway wrestling program, which is set to make its debut in fall 2018. 

"I am excited to welcome Jake Brumbelow to Midway University as our first-ever head wrestling coach," said Kennedy. "Jake stood out among a very impressive pool of applicants we had for our position."

Kennedy added, "His history of success and experience of starting two prior wrestling programs at the college level really impressed us and 

2018 NCWA National Duals Competitors Set!

Posted on December 06, 2017

The 2018 NCWA National Duals field has officially been selected! The event will take place at the LaHaye Ice Center on the campus of Liberty University on January 26-27, 2018.

Emmanuel and Liberty will look for a rematch in the finals while Washington State will be making its first appearance at the duals.  Three other teams return from a hiatus with RPI being back for the first time since the 2009 event.

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