Texas A&M – San Antonio Launches NCWA Teams

Posted on October 21, 2016

Texas A&M - San Antonio announced this October the founding of both a men’s and women’s wrestling program that will begin competing this fall. 

"We are excited to provide this valuable athletic opportunity to our student body" said Director of Competitive Sports, Trevor Brunet. 

TAMUSA will be joining the NCWA and the South West Conference as a new member team in this inaugural season. 

The fact that the Jaguars will be fielding both men’s and women’s divisions as a first year program, shows the passion these athletes have for wrestling and their compete desire. 

The club has been working hard, and is looking forward to their first tournament at this level. 


University of North Texas Athlete Breaking Barriers

Posted on October 17, 2016

Wrestling isn’t just a sport to University of North Texas junior Avery Souders, it’s a mindset.

For the past eight years, Souders has spent countless hours perfecting her craft. And the results show nothing less.

“I’m a little hard on myself,” she said. “I’ve gotten second at nationals two times in a row.”

Souders started wrestling as a freshman in high school because of her older brother, Austin. After reaching All-American status twice in high school, she was then recruited by King College in Tennessee.

But an early injury forced Souders to watch from the sidelines for two years while others battled for the national title she always dreamed of.

So in the Spring of 2014, Souders made the choice to move closer to home and attend UNT. There was only one problem...

Colorado State Announces Fall Invitational

Posted on September 28, 2016

CSU Announced their 2016 NCWA Invitational will be held on Saturday, November 12th on the campus of Colorado State University. The tournament is open to all NCWA teams and wrestlers, and we plan to offer a women's division as well. 

Last year this tournament featured teams from multiple western states, including Arizona, Dixie State, BYU, Utah State, Air Force Prep, Colorado, Colorado State, and Wayne State. This year we have several 

California State Northridge announces the addition of new wrestling program

Posted on September 19, 2016

The State of California and the NCWA’s West Coast Conference (WCC) welcomed it’s newest college wrestling program at Cal State Northridge. CSUN will be headed by Coach Evan Hess who was lured away from USC to build the Matadors new team. 

The team will begin full practices this fall and begin competition in early November. Hess who has been at the Helm of the Trojans program for just two seasons saw the need to expand wrestling competition in California and jumped at the chance to add another wrestling program to the Southland area. His sorrow in leaving USC is only offset by the excitement of starting a program from the ground up in Northridge.

NCWA 2016 Preseason Wrestling Rankings

Posted on September 15, 2016

The defending NCWA national team champions, Emmanuel College out of Franklin Springs, Georgia, return four individual national champions as they look to defend their Collegiate Cup title in 2017. In all eight of 11 defending champions and 62 of 88 2016 All-Americans return. In addition, 2015 national champion.... Read More

Sacred Heart Adds NCWA Team

Posted on September 14, 2016

Sacred Heart University, the only Catholic institution with an NCAA DI wrestling program, will expand their wrestling footprint with the addition of an NCWA DII Club. The new squad will begin practice this fall and start NCWA competition in November. 

Sacred Heart has tapped former Sacred Heart wrestling alumnus Michael DelViscovo as the new head coach for the start up program. 

DelVescovo works as an adjunct professor in the computer science department and was a starter at 149 lbs. during the mid 2000’s for Sacred Heart

In addition to his wrestling success DelViscovo graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2007. 

Wrestling Returns to Richland College

Posted on September 01, 2016

By Cesar Canizales - After a three-decade absence, Richland College in Dallas, Texas will revive its wrestling program this fall — and it will include a women’s team.

Wrestling has experienced a revival at the high school level in Texas and other parts of the country, and those student-athletes are looking for colleges were they can continue to compete.

Twenty-one of the schools in the Dallas Independent School District have wrestling programs, and most also have girls’ teams, comprising more than 11,000 boys and 4,000 girls, according to Bill Neal, physical education faculty member and wrestling coach at Richland.

Aside from providing an opportunity for students-athletes, the college also realized the program can serve as a recruiting tool.

“We’re one of only three two-year schools... Read More

NCWA Announces 2017 Post Season Venues

Posted on August 02, 2016


NCWA Announced the locations and dates for this coming season's post season and National Duals.

The post season will begin with the NCWA National Duals held at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia on January 27th & 28th, 2017.

The nine NCWA Conference Championships will be contested on Saturday, February 25th as the qualifiers to the National Collegiate Wrestling Championships being held at the Allen Event Center in Allen, TX on March 9th through 11th, 2017. This season the NCWA expects over 190 men’s and women’s wrestling programs to compete for a National Title. 

The three day 2017 National Championships will be the largest Collegiate National Championships in the country with over 550 athletes qualifying to make the trip to Allen.

MIT Wrestler Loses His Life in Tragic Accident

Posted on July 19, 2016

The NCWA Family is deeply sorrowed at the loss of MIT student athlete Andrew “Drew” Esquivel. We offer our deepest condolences and prayers to his parents and entire family. 

Drew was not only an outstanding scholar, valued leader and champion wrestler, he was a cohesive force on the wrestling team. Drew wrestled at the 133 pound class and was the Northeast Conference runner-up as well as a 2016 National Qualifier. 

He will be sorely missed by his coaches, teammates and the NCWA.  Article Here

NCWA Partners with HotelStorm for Association Discounts.

Posted on July 07, 2016

NCWA is excited to announce a new partnership with HotelStorm to bring exclusive hotel discounts available only to the NCWA community. 

A link to HotelStorm is provided on the right side of NCWA homepage for your convenience. Simply search the website for your favorite destinations.

Whether for personal or professional use you'll find fantastic savings of 10-55% over other online travel agencies. 

Visit the HotelStorm search engine link on and use the password found in the NCWA Blast email sent to you on July 7th. 

 NOTE: If you did not receive the exclusive NCWA Member Password simply email [email protected] and we will respond quickly with your password. 

This opportunity is available only to groups associated with the NCWA: Coaches, Athletes & their Family as well as NCWA Alumni. 

Don’t miss using this great opportunity to save money this summer by using your NCWA Member benefits. 

NCWA's LeRoy Gardner III Named Head Coach at the University of the Ozarks

Posted on June 03, 2016

Clarksville, Ark: Collegiate Hall of Fame wrestler LeRoy Gardner III has been named the new head men's wrestling coach at the University of the Ozarks, it was announced Thursday by Athletics Director Jimmy Clark.

Gardner, a native of Golden Valley, Minn., has been the head coach at University of Houston-Downtown since 2014, where he was named the 2016 National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) Southwest Conference Coach of the Year. There, he coached the university's first All-American and Academic All-American. Prior to UH-Downtown, Gardner coached at the United States Naval Academy Preparatory School and Wartburg College. He wrestled at >> READ MORE

2016 Vision Forum Registration NOW Open

Posted on June 03, 2016

The NCWA Vision Forum, held annually in Ft. Lauderdale, and NWCA National Coaches Convention are the perfect marriage of Professional Development and Administrative leadership within the National Collegiate Wrestling Association. The NCWA is the most coach centered governing body within the wrestling community. The Annual Vision Forum, this year scheduled for July 28th - July 30th is one of the ways the association can take relevant coaches input and develop comprehensive, wrestling friendly rules, best practices, scheduling and a long term direction. All NCWA Coaches Invited ....Don't Miss it !!   ...VISION FORUM PAGE

Liberty University to Host 2017 National Duals

Posted on May 20, 2016

Lynchburg, VA:  Liberty University's wrestling team, which has won two National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) National Duals tournament titles in the past five seasons and placed second or third the other three years, has been awarded a one-year bid to host next season's championships, set for Jan. 27-28.

The event has been held at the Dalton (Ga.) Convention Center for the past five seasons. Other cities have put in bids to host it, but ..Read More

Complete Results of Finals Rounds at NCWA Championships

Posted on March 14, 2016

Here are the results from all of the finals matches at the 2016 NCWA Championships, with each wrestler's place listed first followed by the scores of the placing matches. The final team standings are at the bottom of the file. 

Emmanuel Wins Four of Five Finals Matches, Wins Collegiate Cup

Posted on March 12, 2016

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – Emmanuel College put a championship stamp on the end of its first season, winning the NCWA Collegiate Cup as the association’s overall champion. The Lions won four of their five finals matches to pull away from Central Florida and Grand Valley State, taking the title with 213 points.

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