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MIT Women’s Wrestling Dom­i­nates Prince­ton Open ; Sarah Sams Crowned Champion!

| Donald McNeil

Princeton University hosted an NCAA division one open tournament. This year, they added an open women’s division at the tournament. There were thirty women’s teams in attendance (varsity and club). This was the first time EVER that an NCAA division one open tournament hosted an open tournament with a women’s division.

MIT had four women represent the club at the Princeton University Open and all four women placed. There were thirty teams in attendance (varsity and club level) and each woman from MIT won two or more matches.

Grays Har­bor Wins 3 of 5 Duals at Nor-Cal Duals

| Bryan Knepper

Redding, CA - The GHC Wrestling team opened its season over the weekend at the Simpson University Duals in Redding, CA. The team came home with a 3-2 record. Coach Josh Pine shared, "The guys were tested by some very good California teams. We have lots of room for improvement which is expected and we can't wait to get back in the room to make adjustments and get ready for next week."

Four of the schools that the Chokers wrestled are part of the California Community College Conference which is nearing the end of their season. They have been competing all Fall quarter and are heading into their post season next month for California State Championships. Simpson University is part of the NAIA Cascade Conference.

Tole­do places 7 in Fall Brawl at Mott

| Bryan Knepper

The University of Toledo wrestling team opened the 2022-2023 season at the Fall Brawl on the campus of Mott Community College in Flint, Michigan on October 30th. The tournament was a non-scoring event featuring several NCWA and NJCAA programs across Michigan and Ohio. The Rockets featured eleven grapplers of which six were making their collegiate debut.

NCWA Nation­als Host City Announced


The NCWA Board has approved the recommendation of the National Tournament Search Committee to accept a contract offered by the city of San Juan, Puerto Rico to host the 2023 National Collegiate Wrestling Championships at the Roberto Clemente Coliseum.

The decision was made after an exhaustive search starting in May when the...

UNLV Return­ing to Col­le­giate Action after Strong Off-Season

| Dan Gianoutsos

It was not a quiet off-season for the UNLV Wrestling team. The team had plenty of reasons to celebrate: placing top-8 at the NCWA National Wrestling Championships (Allen, TX), earning three All-American titles, and completing a “three-peat” of NCWA West Coast Conference Championships. While many team members went on to wrestle individually in off-season freestyle and Greco-Roman competitions, two Rebels pursued unique styles of grappling – mixed martial arts (MMA) and sumo.

USC, UCLA and Big Ten Wrestling

| J.R. Ogden

USC wrestling is “back,” according to its website and apparently “we’re bigger and better than ever.” That’s more than can be said about UCLA wrestling. The Bruins, in their latest web post, had an “amazing” season. But that was last updated in 2016. USC, it seems, has some interest in the sport.

“... We've made huge strides on our journey toward becoming an NCAA team,” the club’s website notes.

It lists accomplishments like growing from “a handful of wrestlers to more than 30 active members of the co-ed team” ... qualifying 10 wrestlers for the NCWA championship and had a three-time NCWA All-American and “purchased new mats for the team.“ Having mats is a good first step. FULL STORY

NCWA and Defense Soap Partnership Offers Discounts

| Jim Giunta

With the season is right around the corner we wanted to announce that during this years Vision Forum Convention the NCWA agreed to partner with Defense Soap. They offer a great line of hygiene and personal care products to protect our wrestlers and coaches from the skin infections associated with our sport. Proper hygiene is a MUST to protect our wrestlers at all times. I encourage you to make the "Defense Soap" product line a critical part of your program's daily regimen keeping everyone safe that steps on your mats

As a part of our partnership with them, the NCWA is able to offer wholesale pricing to all NCWA coaches and teams. This is a huge discount of over 40% on almost all of their products. This is a one time setup that will give you access to their wholesale shopping cart for life. The application just takes a few minutes and, again, this only needs to be done once. If you do not have your school's tax ID, you can use your own social security number. Their site is secure and your information will be protected and anonymous. There is a $90 minimum required on orders but the discounts and savings are significant. If you have any questions or problems setting up your account, you can email [email protected] and he will assist you. To open your wholesale account Click Here

Chok­ers Hon­or Their 2021 – 22 Award Winners

| Scott Farrell

Grays Harbor recognized the 2021-22 season's individual and team achievements at its recent banquet. The women's program placed third at the Junior College Freestyle Championships as well as third at the NCWA Championships with 12 All-Americans. The men's team won a sixth-consecutive Northwest Conference championship and later took third at the NCWA Championships while setting a school record with eight NCWA All-Americans.

Grays Har­bor Pair Place at Womens UWW Championships

| Scott Farrell

The Grays Harbor College women's wrestling team placed two of its wrestlers at the United World Wrestling Women's National Championships back on May 7-8 in Fort Worth, Texas. Marissa Riojas and Julian Yates both placed at the tournament that would send its champion at each weight class to represent the United States at the U23 World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria this summer.

Wrestling coach teach­ing pas­sion while train­ing for world championship

| Derek Kopp - NBC NEWS

Wrestling has meant everything to Fort Myers native and national champion Jabari Irons, and now he’s teaching that passion to area youth while pursuing a world championship of his own.

For Irons when life seemed to be pinning him down on the mat, wrestling was his outlet to turn things around.

“Wrestling has done everything for me,” National Champion wrestler and wrestling coach Jabari Irons said.


NCWA Sum­mer Vision Forum Deadline Approaching


Join us this summer as we pave the way for wrestling expansion in the NCWA. We will again be co-hosting with the NWCA ( Coaches Association) at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort And Spa in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. SPECIAL DISCOUNTED PRICING ENDS JULY 8th

Don't miss the opportunity to learn from some of the best wrestling minds in the nation on building, funding and recruiting to a your program. be part of the decision making within the NCWA and bring the family to enjoy the beautiful Florida resort, spa and beaches. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

POD­CAST : NCWA on Mat Stats

| NCWA on Mat Stats Pod Cast

The NCWA was highlighted on the NWCA / Episode #9 titled "if you build it they will come" Mat Stats Podcast with Glenn Gormley, Kevin Hazard and Jason Bryant. - Our association needs more leaders like these that can help the wrestling community begin to understand the fantastic NCWA options available for athletes looking to further their education while competing at the highest levels in college wrestling. MAT STATS PODCAST

Uni­ver­si­ty of Tam­pa Wrestler Completes Championship Comeback

| Kevin Lewis

TAMPA — Maggie Palmore's University of Tampa wrestling career almost never happened. Palmore, a sophomore, started her collegiate career at North Central College in Naperville, IL. Then the neck and back injuries came. The Maryland native had four surgeries in 13 months, and she thought her grappling days were over.

Palmore transferred to UT to pursue a .............

Grand Val­ley State Wrestling Coach Trav­els to Ukraine to Fight Russian Invasion

| Allie Jennerjahn

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Grand Valley State University assistant wrestling coach, Jeff Anderson, is heading to Ukraine to join the fight against Russia. It's a place he knows well.

Anderson's girlfriend, Kateryna Malinevsky, is from the country. He has also trained in Ukraine for wrestling tournaments. This time, he's going to join the International Defense Legion of Ukraine, and he doesn't know

MIT Wrestling fin­ish­es a historic season

| Donald McNeil and Wenbo Wu

The MIT Wrestling team qualified seven wrestlers for the National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) National Championships, wrapping up their competition with three All-Americans, including one national champion. The women’s team also finished in fourth place out of 31 competing teams.

“I knew what the team was capable of this year, but they still had to go out on the mat and prove it,” MIT Wrestling Coach Donald McNeil said. The team “proved that they could compete with

A Good Way To Go Out”

| By Gary Fauber The Register-Herald

Logan Robertson remembers the first match he ever wrestled.

"I was in sixth grade. It was my first year wrestling," he said. "I didn't make the basketball team so I tried out for wrestling because my uncle told me he thought I would be good at it." And he was a bit overmatched.

"I wrestled at 78 pounds and weighed 60, probably," Robertson said with a laugh. "I got pinned within the first 30 seconds, I would imagine." So the beginning wasn't a tale of success. It did, however, become a story of

Appren­tice Fin­ish­es as National Runner-Up

| Apprentice SID

Allen, TX - Despite a difficult final session, the Apprentice Wrestling squad managed to hold off Grays Harbor to stay in 2nd place after day three.

The team also managed a first ever Collegiate Cup runner-up trophy, awarded for a combined men's and women's team scores, as Erin Mosley managed to place 11th of 26 teams by herself.


| Grays Harbor SID

Allen, TX - The Grays Harbor Chokers Men's team finished 3rd overall as a team with 8 All- Americans. The Chokers also had 2 All Americans in the same 125 lbs weight class- something that has not been done by any other Grays Harbor Wrestling team.

Grays Harbor had a razor thin finish in the team race with second place The Apprentice School. Grays Harbor consistently found itself in the third and second place spot until Apprentice took the lead by 6.5 points. Liberty stole the show with 229 points followed by The Apprentice School (133.5), Grays Harbor College (127), Penn State WC (106) and Ohio State WC (96). Conference foes Washington State came in 20th place with 34.5 points and Big Bend CC in 30th place with 25.5 points.

Lib­er­ty’s 7 – 1 Finals Run Clinch­es Col­le­giate Cup, Carter Wins MOW Again; Big Bend CC Takes Women’s Title

| Scott Farrell

ALLEN, Texas – Liberty erased almost every opponent with a 7-1 run through its finals matches to capture the NCWA Championship on Saturday.

The rest of the wipeouts came within the association’s record book. The Flames broke or tied at least five NCWA team and individual records during one of the most dominating tournaments in the association’s 25-year history. Liberty punctuated its 11th NCWA season with its fifth team title, which ties with Grand Valley State for the most all-time among NCWA programs, and its seven national champions broke its own record for most in one season.

“We didn’t get to wrestle last year and we didn’t like it,” Liberty head coach Jesse Castro said. “So we saved up a little bit from last year and used it here.”

Liberty amassed 229 team points to earn the title, its highest NCWA Championships point total in program history backed by 12 All-Americans, the fourth-most of any NCWA season.

Jeffrey Allen led the way for Liberty with a third consecutive national title at 235 pounds. He and Ty’Rae Carter of Texas A&M highlighted the individual efforts as Carter joined Allen by winning the 149 bracket for a third time. Together they are the fifth and sixth wrestlers to win three national titles in NCWA history.

Carter set another record in gaining the Most Outstanding Wrestler Award for a third consecutive season, another NCWA first. His aggressive style led him to three technical falls in the bracket (18-2, 25-10 and 24-8) to go with a 9-0 major decision in the semifinals and an 11-second pin in Thursday’s opening rounds. He was all over Akron’s Andrew Halko in the title match before taking another tech fall with a 22-7 victory.

“I take what the opponent gives me,” Carter said of his aggressive style. “If I can get a fall I’ll try. But I aim to score and so those scores are a result. I coach a lot of youth in the Houston area and in College Station. I know they’re watching me so I have to set an example for them to keep charging.”

Apprentice took second overall with 133.5 points but was still able to hold off Grays Harbor College (Wash.) despite being stung with losses in all four of its final matches. Grays Harbor was third at 127. The Penn State Wrestling Club won the Division II championship for a fourth consecutive seasons – the first time that’s happened – with 106 points, gaining just enough points through the placing matches to fend off Ohio State WC, which led the Division II standings until Saturday morning’s session.

The women’s division was a three-team race commanded by Big Bend CC (Wash.) at the top. The Vikings ran away with the title with 115.5 points followed by Ottawa Arizona in second with 73.5 and Grays Harbor with 72.5.