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Flames wrestlers roll over Mules to finish 11-1 in dual meets

Posted on February 18, 2018

Liberty University's men's wrestling team got snowed in Allentown, Pa., after Saturday night's dual match at Muhlenberg College when six inches fell on northern Pennsylvania. On the mat, the Flames used the snowball effect to roll over the NCAA Division III Mules, 34-8, improving to 11-1 on the year in dual-meet competition.

Flames 157-pounder Andrew Burgett won his match by 7-0 decision. (Photo by Nathan Spencer)

"We spoiled the party," Liberty Head Coach Jesse Castro said, noting that Muhlenberg had scheduled the NCWA Flames on its Senior Night. 


Ross Graham Named USCAA Wrestler of the Week

Posted on February 16, 2018

Ross Graham of The Apprentice School has been named the USCAA Wrestler of the Week for the week of Feb. 11. At the USCAA Wrestling National Invitational, Graham pinned all three of his opponents to win the 197-pound bracket and help pace the Builders to the tournament title. 


Apprentice Wins USCAA National Invitational

Posted on February 15, 2018

The Builder wrestling team had a successful weekend, winning the 2018 USCAA National Invitational held at Penn State University by a wide margin on Sunday.  The 1st place finish was the best for the Builders since last winning the event in 2014.  Apprentice won the 13-team event with 182.5 points, followed by familiar foe Alderson Broaddus with 107.5.


Alfred State takes fifth at USCAA Championships

Posted on February 15, 2018

The Alfred State wrestling team finished fifth out of 13 teams at the USCAA Championships held at Penn State last Sunday. Four Pioneers placed in the top four in the event.

George Van Valen won the 184-pound weight class with a dominating performance. He pinned Devon Meredith in his quarterfinal match, pinned Sam Soloman (Alderson Broadus) in the semifinals, and earned a 16-0 tech fall over Jake Paulson (Penn State-Behrend) in the finals. Van Valen is now 33-1 on the season.


Cal Poly Wins California State Duals at First NCWA Tourney

Posted on February 14, 2018

Cal Poly’s newly-established wrestling club shocked the NCWA field of competitors this past weekend by decisively capturing the California State Championships title. It was only Cal Poly's second tournament in its history.



Fresno State Women Edge CSUN for WCC Invitational Title

Posted on February 11, 2018

The women of the Fresno State Wrestling Club edged the Cal State Northridge Matadors for the team title at the California State Championships on Sat., Feb. 10. Fresno State won with a team score of 38.5 points. Kamele Sanchez of Colorado State was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler as the champion at the upper weights by posting a 5-0 record, all by pin. Yaritza Arteaga of Richland College was the champion of the lower weights. 



Kent State Tuscarawas wrestler doesn't let a condition define his life

Posted on February 07, 2018

One medical condition won't define the life of Kent State Tuscarawas freshman Zion Clark.

The wrestler was born with a condition called caudal regression syndrome, a congenital disorder in which there is abnormal fetal development of the lower spine.

“My diagnosis hasn’t really affected my life good or bad, it’s just a day-to-day thing ...” Clark said. “I just kind of figured out how to do a lot of things, like when it comes to riding a bike, I can do it.”

Around age eight, Clark was introduced to a sport that would eventually impact his life forever: wrestling.


Last NCWA Rankings before Conference Tournaments Released!

Posted on February 06, 2018

Liberty is the new #1 team as they had an impressive National Duals defeating the #8, #1, #3, and #4 seeds to capture the Duals title.  Liberty also added several new individuals into the upper rankings which bolstered their lead in the power rankings.


Bids for Conference Qualifiers Released

Posted on February 05, 2018

The field of 490 wrestlers in the NCWA Men's National Championship has not been set, but the amount of qualifying bids for each conference has been released.


BYU Beats Colorado State for First Regional Duals Title

Posted on January 27, 2018

LAS VEGAS - BYU won the first two bouts to gain an 11-0 lead, and then clinched the NCWA Regional Duals by sweeping the last four matches from Colorado State in a 39-10 win. The win is the Cougars' first NCWA title of any kind, and earns six team points that will carry forward into the start of the NCWA Championships next month.


Liberty tops Emmanuel 30-15 for Duals Title, GVSU Third

Posted on January 27, 2018

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- No one repeats as the NCWA National Duals champion. No one. 

That played out again this year as Liberty won the final six bouts to rally and beat defending champion Emmanuel College, 30-15, for the Duals title and a leg up on the field heading into the NCWA Championships in March. Grand Valley State took third, beating surprising Springfield Tech 28-18. 


UCF Upset, Other Seeds Hold in First Day at National Duals

Posted on January 27, 2018

Top-seeded Central Florida took a tumble Friday in the opening rounds of the NCWA National Duals, and now faces a much tougher road Saturday if the Knights are to reach the championship match for the second time in three years. The rest of the top-seeded teams all advanced through round-robin pool play as expected into the quarterfinals that begin Saturday morning at the LaHaye Center at Liberty University.


2018 Regional Duals Begin Saturday

Posted on January 23, 2018

The 2018 Regional Duals begin Saturday at Western High School in Las Vegas. This is the third season that the western schools in the NCWA have competed in a duals tournament that has been a part of the NCWA Collegiate Cup Series. The top six teams placing from the 12-team bracket will earn team points that will carry over to the 2018 NCWA Championships in March -- 6 team points for the champion, 5 points for the runner-up, 4 for third-place and so on to 1 point for sixth place. 


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