NCWA News

Shumaker relished coaching at Apprentice

Posted on January 19, 2017

He is known simply and respectfully as “Coach Shu.”

For 44 years, Apprentice School coach Bruce Shumaker has made an indelible mark on local wrestling, first as a head coach at Denbigh in 1973-74, and later through a career path that wound through stops at Natural Bridge, Mathews and Lafayette high schools, with a year squeezed in at VMI, before settling in Newport News with his current position in 2007. On Friday night, Shumaker, who will be retiring after this season, made his last .


A Look at Iowa State WC

Posted on January 17, 2017

Even if you asked the most knowledgeable wrestling fans, how many collegiate teams there are in Iowa, most would tell you twenty-five. The five NJCAA programs, the seven NAIA programs, the nine NCAA Division III programs, the one NCAA Division II program and the three NCAA Division I programs. Truth is there are actually 27 collegiate wrestling programs in the state of Iowa. Both the University of Iowa and Iowa State University have club teams that participate in the National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA). Takedown recently got together with Chase Reising of the Iowa State wrestling club to find out more about the team.


FloWrestling to Broadcast 2017 NCWA National Duals Live!

Posted on January 10, 2017

Part of the FloSports Network, FloWrestling is the authority for youth, high school, college, and senior level wrestling. January 27-28th, FloWrestling brings you live coverage of NCWA National Duals. Catch all of the action and become a FloPRO member today!

How To Watch:

When: January 27-28th, starting at 10 am Eastern on Friday / 9 am Eastern on Saturday
On TV: Now Available on Roku & Apple TV 4
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NCWA Rankings for 12.22.16

Posted on December 22, 2016

The latest edition of the NCWA Individual and Team Rankings have arrived just in time to be placed under the Christmas tree.  For full rankings click on the following link via Dropbox: NCWA Rankings 12.22.16. There aren’t as many changes at the top of the weight classes this month as the top guys have established themselves pretty well heading into the Winter break.  One thing is clear, with five #1 ranked wrestlers, Emmanuel College (Franklin Springs, GA) is the team to beat this season in the NCWA. The top-5 remained the same at 125 lbs.  Byron Smith ...

The Northwest NCWA Having an Impact on Wrestling

Posted on December 08, 2016

The recent Spokane Open (Spokane, WA) proved the significant impact that the NCWA teams have had during the past five years. There were 9 NCWA teams and over 25% of the total entries in the tournament were from NCWA teams.


MIT Captain Lowman Wins Ted Reese Invitational

Posted on December 05, 2016

The MIT Wrestling Team traveled to the Ted Reese Invitational in Gorham Maine on December 3rd. MIT finished in 10th place. Senior, captain, Joe Lowman won the 197 pound weight class in dominating fashion. Joe was 3 and 0 on the day with 1 technical fall and 2 pins. This is Joe’s first tournament win. Joe was on a mission. He was attacking and pressuring his opponents right off the whistle and would not let up until the match was over. Coach Bosco said this is the best Joe has looked in his 4 years at MIT.  Junior, Matt Chun was 1 and 2 on the...

Emmanuel vs. Truett-McConnell Recap

Posted on December 01, 2016

The Emmanuel College Men's Wrestling team had an impressive showing in their first meet of the season against Truett-McConnell University


NCWA Rankings for 11.23.16

Posted on November 23, 2016

Seven new #1 wrestlers featured in the November 23, 2016 release of the NCWA Men's Division Rankings


Colorado State University hosts NCWA Invitational

Posted on November 23, 2016

The Colorado State University club wrestling team was home this weekend as they hosted nine teams from around the country for the Colorado State NCWA Invite at the Glenn Morris Field House. It was a special opportunity for the program, as they were able to welcome back several CSU alumni wrestlers as well as youth wrestlers.

“Being able to host a tournament on campus in Fort Collins is very exciting for us,” head coach Kendall DeJonge said. “it is a great opportunity for us to connect with the Fort Collins community and wrestling community.”


Akron Avenges Dual Losses from Last Season

Posted on November 22, 2016

The University of Akron hosted a tri match this past Saturday, November 19th against Grand Valley State University and Penn State-DuBois. Last season both teams beat Akron by wide margins, but this time Akron came away with two dual wins, defeating GVSU 37-24 and beating PSU-DuBois 39-11.



NCWA / FloWrestling Partnership Announced.

Posted on November 16, 2016

The NCWA is proud to announce today a five-year partnership with the FloWrestling and FloArena to create a first class media presence for our member institutions. 

FloWrestling will stream every match of the National Collegiate Wrestling Championships and the NCWA National Duals. Not only will FloWrestling provide the streaming of both events, but both events will also...



University of New Hampshire Wrestling Coach Wins District 22 Election

Posted on November 09, 2016

Coach, Official, Wrestler and Leader Henry Marsh was elected to the New Hampshire State Legislator this past Tuesday. Representing North Hampton, Republican Henry Marsh defeated Democrat Judith Day for the House seat by a vote of 1,675 to 1,260.

Marsh, who has Coached the UNH Wrestling program for the past 10 years is also the chairman of the Winnacunnet School Board. He replaces Michele Peckham, who opted against running for re-election this time around.


Apprentice Wins VA Beach Nationals Open

Posted on November 06, 2016

The Apprentice Wrestling team opened its 2016-17 season at the Virginia Beach National Open on Saturday. Apprentice finished with six Builders taking 1st place, one 2nd place and four 3rd place finishes. The Apprentice School finished with a team score of 255 points to finish in first place out of eight teams.


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