NCWA News

Emmanuel and NCWA Individuals Find Success at Georgia Open

Posted on November 19, 2017

The Georgia Open hosted by 2x defending NCWA National Champion Emmanuel College was the site of the latest triumph for the NCWA as wrestlers from Emmanuel, Florida, Middle Tennessee, South Florida, Tennessee, North Georgia, Georgia Southern, and Florida A&M attacked the field. 



Central Florida Fares Well at Braves Classic

Posted on November 16, 2017

Four members of the UCF wrestling squad placed in the tough UNC-Pembroke Braves Classic on Sunday November 12 featuring some of the top programs in the southeast portion of the United States ranging from NJCAA to NCAA-D1.  Jacob Toledo defeated fellow teammate Tim Sakow 7-2 at 125 on his way to placing 5th. Sakow is currently ranked #1 in the NCWA at 125.


Builders Have Strong Showing At The Fall Brawl At Ursinus College

Posted on November 14, 2017

The Builders traveled to Collegeville, PA this past weekend to compete in the annual Fall Brawl at Ursinus College.  The young team had mixed success at the largely NCAA div III dominated event. 

Two Builders advanced to the semi-final round before being knocked into the consolation bracket, as Chad Simmons and Kolin Johnson won their first two bouts at 174 and 125 lbs respectively.


Grand Valley Looks to Improve in Early Matches

Posted on November 10, 2017

Every season includes some growing pains early on, and the Grand Valley State wrestling program is no exception. 

The Laker team is relatively young but also showing glimpses of its potential. But for the team members, continued improvement is the number one focus as the season is just getting underway.

Six young Laker wrestlers competed at the Ben McMullen Open this past


Flames Wrestle to Top-10 at Messiah, Virginia Beach

Posted on November 08, 2017

Liberty University's men's wrestling team tried to divide and conquer the opposition at Saturday's Messiah (Pa.) Invitational and Virginia Beach Nationals, sending split squads to the two season-opening tournaments and experiencing mixed results.

The Flames' 10 individuals combined for an eighth-place  showing at Messiah in Grantham, Pa., where they were 


CSU Wrestling Shows Growth in First Week of Competition

Posted on November 07, 2017

The Colorado State wrestling team kicked off their season last Thursday with a dual against former NCWA team Air Force Prep Academy before hosting their annual CSU Invitational on Saturday.

Things did not go the way the Rams planned Thursday night, falling to Air Force Prep 20-25. Whether it was due to lack of college experience for the young team or first match jitters, the Rams came out flat. CSU only won one match outside of open spots, and several of the Rams were pinned in the first or second periods of their matches.

For much of the team, it was their first match as a college wrestler. After the match, head coach


Strong Start for Great Lakes Conference

Posted on November 02, 2017

The NCWA’s Great Lakes Conference (GLC) kicked off the the 2017-18 season with two dual wins by the University of Akron, two champions at the Blue Raider Invite, and seven champions at the Fall Brawl. The University of Akron started the season hosting a tri-meet with NCWA Mideast Conference foes - University of Pittsburgh at 


Colorado State Prepares for First Action of the Season

Posted on November 02, 2017

The Colorado State club wrestling team is ready to face some real competition as practices have been ramping up and the season looms on the horizon.

The Rams believe that a group of impressive freshmen will mix well with a solid stable of returning wrestlers. Head coach Kendall DeJonge has been impressed with his team’s preparation for the upcoming season. Solid performances from the young core will be one of the more important goals during a 


New Neutral Danger Zone Rule Changes Everything

Posted on November 02, 2017

If you’ve read my past articles you’ll know that I’m a wrestling fan first. So when I first read the following I thought it was a little ridiculous. Below is what I read:

Neutral Danger Zone Takedown. When in the neutral position, the referee shall announce a neutral danger signal (NDS) anytime a wrestler exposes their shoulders to the mat at any angle less than 90 degrees (neutral danger zone). The danger zone utilizes near fall criteria outlined in Rule 4.5.1, but replaces 45 degrees with any...


UHD Launches Fundraising Efforts

Posted on October 31, 2017

The University of Houston - Downtown wrestling team hosted the second annual Circle of Champions Youth Tournament on October 14th at Spring-Klein Wrestling Club. Over 100 Houston-area youth wrestlers competed in the pre-season event. It is exciting to bear witness to the tremendous growth both in the numbers and competitiveness of the wrestlers that attend this tournament. Surely, some aspiring future Gator wrestlers participated.


2017-18 NCWA Preseason Individual and Team Rankings Released!

Posted on October 26, 2017

NCWA-D1 #1 ranked Central Florida looks tough leading into the 2017-18 season with several returning All-Americans including three #1 ranked wrestlers at 125, 133, and 285.  They will get a tough challenge in the first weekend as they visit #2 MTSU for the Blue Raider Invite in Murfreesboro, TN.  Rounding out the top-10 are #3 Grand Valley State, #4 Emmanuel College (the two-time defending D1 champs), #5 Springfield Tech, #6 Apprentice, #7 Toledo, #8 Liberty, #9 Alfred State, Brigham Young, and Maine.


2018 NCWA National Duals Applications Now Open

Posted on October 20, 2017

NEW DUALS FORMAT AND SELECTION PROCESS RELEASED!!

The 2018 NCWA National Duals will be held at Liberty University on January 26-27, 2018.

SELECTION: All NCWA programs in good standing are eligible to apply to the National Duals Selection Committee (NDSC) for inclusion in the 2018 NCWA National Duals.  All interested teams shall submit the signed contract to the Executive Board by December 1, 2017 in order to be placed in the applicant field. 


Colorado State Wrestling Eager to Begin 2017-18 Season

Posted on October 17, 2017

CSU Wrestling kicks off the 2017-18 season on Thursday, Nov. 2 as the Rams take on Air Force Prep Academy. This will be a good early test for the Rams as they are pitted against a team that consistently sends many wrestlers to national tournaments, said coach DeJonge. After sending six wrestlers to nationals in Texas last season, the season cannot start soon enough for the Rams.


Two Time NCWA National Champion Captures UFC Title

Posted on October 08, 2017

Grand Valley Alumnus and 3x NCWA All-American Tony Ferguson defeated Kevin Lee Saturday evening in Las Vegas for the UFC Lightweight interim Title. Lee came out strong near the end of round one only to be submitted by Ferguson in the third. Both GVSU former athletes showed poise and skill as they sized each other up and challenged each other throughout the first two rounds. Ferguson (24-3 MMA, 14-1 UFC) stuck Lee (16-3 MMA, 9-3 UFC) with a third-round triangle choke to become the UFC’s interim lightweight champion. The tap-out came at 4:02 in the third round. Tony now puts himself in line for a possible title unification fight against champ Conor McGregor.


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