NCWA News

Colton Messisck of Apprentice Knocks off NCAA Ranked wrestler

Posted on December 06, 2018

Colton Messisck of The Apprentice School is the USCAA Wrestler of the Week. Messisck avenged two of his three defeats from last season at the New Standard Corp Invitational. The senior defeated the 8th ranked wrestler for NCAA Division 3.


2019 NCWA National Duals Field Set!

Posted on December 03, 2018

The field for the 2019 NCWA National Duals hosted by the West Coast Conference has been announced by the NCWA.  The event will take place at the Casa Blana Resort in Mesquite, Nevada on January 25-26, 2019.  The two closest cities to the venue are St. George, UT (home of Dixie State University) and Las Vegas, NV (home of UNLV).


NCWA Women's Rankings - 11.28.18

Posted on November 28, 2018

The inaugural women's rankings are finally here!  The women's division has grown by nearly double from last year, which has allowed hte NCWA to produce rankings.  Several teams in the Northwest, Southwest, and West Coast Conferences have been wrestling for 3 weeks already getting a head start on the rest of the competition.


NCWA Men's Rankings - 11.23.18

Posted on November 23, 2018

Now that our wrestlers have gotten the chance to go home and stuff their faces, we can all sit back and enjoy the new rankings!  Time to get off the couch and work your way on up or fend off those coming for the #1 spot!



Apprentice Wrestling Leads NCWA Pre-Season Rankings

Posted on October 31, 2018

The National Collegiate Wrestling Association has formally announced the pre-season rankings for the 2018-19 season.  Expectations are high for the Builder wrestling squad after a runner-up finish last season.  The Apprentice School Builders will enter the season at the top of the rankings, followed closely by in-state rivals, Liberty University. The  Builders has yet to top Liberty in a dual-meet or conference championship since Liberty joined the NCWA in 2011.


2018-19 NCWA Preseason Rankings Released!

Posted on October 26, 2018

The 2018-19 NCWA season will start just as it ended...with Mid-Atlantic Conference foes The Apprentice School (Newport News, VA) and Liberty University (Lynchburg, VA) battling out for the top spot at year's end.


2019 NCWA National Duals set for Mesquite, Nevada

Posted on October 16, 2018

The NCWA will travel out west for the first time in its 11-year history of the National Duals in the current format.  Originated at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN in 2009, the Dual Tournament has worked its way through Georgia and Virginia en route to Mesquite, Nevada!


Wrestler Trains to Follow Mom's Path to Olympic Judo Team

Posted on August 30, 2018

For someone who got a relatively late start in wrestling, senior Harun Bogdanic took to it quickly and excelled. During the past three years, Bogdanic helped lead Grand Valley’s wrestling team to consistent top finishes at the National Collegiate Wrestling Association championships, won two NCWA Great Lakes Conference individual titles and was named to the association’s All-American list three times. Bogdanic, who is majoring in ...


Dominic Vasquez - Go-Greco National Champion and Tournament MOW

Posted on July 09, 2018

Dominic Vasquez entered his Freshman year in college as just a student.  He ended his Freshman year as a National Greco-Roman champion and Most-Outstanding Wrestler of the 2nd annual NCWA Go-Greco Nationals at Richland College (TX).


Former NCWA Champion Geordan Speiller Qualifies for U.S. Greco-Roman World Team

Posted on June 24, 2018

Georgan Speiller, a former NCWA champion at Central Florida and now wrestling with the Florida Jets Wrestling Club, qualified for the 2018 U.S. Greco-Roman World Team over the weekend by winning the 82 kg weight class at the World Team Trials in Tulsa, Okla.

Speiller defeated two-time World Team member Cheney Haight in consecutive matches in the best-of-three finals format, 7-2 in the first match, then with an 8-0 tech in the second match. Speiller will wrestle with the U.S. team in October at the World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. It is Speiller’s first World Championships at the Senior level after representing the U.S. at two Junior World Championships in 2012 and 2013.


Four Titles Earn North Texas GoGreco Championship Repeat

Posted on June 10, 2018

DALLAS – North Texas wrestlers won four weight classes and posted runner-up finishes in three others to retain its national title at the NCWA's GoGreco National Championships on Saturday. The Eagles, with the tournament's deepest lineup, scored 65 points to outdistance second-place Richland College's 37 points. UNT topped Richland for the 2017 title as well.


Big Bend to return men's wrestling, introduce women's program

Posted on June 07, 2018

MOSES LAKE- Last time Big Bend had a wrestling program was the 1994-1995 school year. After a 23-year hiatus, Big Bend will return its men’s wrestling program as part of the NCWA and introduce a women’s wrestling program in the WCWA. Big Bend released the news late last week.

Wrestling has been a big deal in


GoGreco Nationals Promises To Boost Collegiate Development

Posted on May 21, 2018

The first step involves a “learning as you go” approach, hence the 2018 NCWA’s GoGreco national tournament and the handful of events that preceded it (the NCWA sanctioned three other tournaments that have already taken place this spring). If it seems a little backwards — wrestlers gaining the brunt of their Greco experience in actual matches rather than through a series of camps — that’s because it is. But if you look, that’s no different than


NCWA Honors 147 Student-Athletes on All-Academic Team

Posted on May 07, 2018

DALLAS - The National Collegiate Wrestling Association announced its All-Academic members for the 2017-18 competition year honoring 147 student-athletes from its men's and women's divisions.

Brigham Young led all schools with eight honorees. The Cougars also won the top spot in the NCWA's All-Academic Team awards announced last month (see related story). Central Florida, second in the team academic listings, tied with Maine for second with six individual honorees. The Apprentice School and Liberty had five honorees each, while the teams at Yale, Utah State, Wayne State College, Florida, Rutgers, Emmanuel College and Clemson each earned four spots on the All-Academic individual list.


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