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Eight Final­ists, 12 All-Amer­i­cans Keep Liberty On Top

| Scott Farrell

ALLEN, Texas –Another day of domination kept Liberty atop the NCWA Championships standings board with eight finalists leading its group of 12 All-Americans.

The Flames’ takeover of the tournament brackets is all but wrapped up with 196 team points, and counting. Left to see in Saturday’s placing rounds at the Credit Union of Texas Event Center is how much of the NCWA’s record book can this Liberty team claim as well.

Flames Take Com­mand With 10 in Semi­fi­nals; Apprentice 2nd

| Scott Farrell

ALLEN, Texas –Liberty took control of the NCWA Championships Friday morning advancing 10 wrestlers into the semifinals with another four alive in the consolation rounds as the early session concluded at the Credit Union of Texas Event Center. The three-time defending NCWA champions are far ahead of the field with 135 points, outpacing rival Apprentice School’s 98.5.

Lib­er­ty Leads NCWA Cham­pi­onships With 11 in Quar­ter­fi­nals; Grays Harbor Near

| Scott Farrell

ALLEN, Texas – The Liberty Flames entered the NCWA Championships as the favorites and wrestled to that end Thursday, resting for the day atop the team standings with 62.5 points after two sessions of action at the Credit Union of Texas Event Center. But the three-time defending NCWA champions received a push in the early going and hold a precarious margin against a surging field.

STCC Wrestling Wins 5th Consecutive Conference Title

| Jim Danko

The Springfield Technical Community College wrestling teams brought home their fifth consecutive conference title, capturing first place at the National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) Northeast Conference Championship on Feb. 26.

The men’s and women’s teams competed at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, N.H., against 11 other schools, including the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. STCC will host the NEC Championship next year.

Grays Har­bor Wins NCWA Northwest Conference Championships

| Ryan Sparks

The Grays Harbor College men’s and women’s wrestling programs had plenty to celebrate after collecting 12 individual championships and a team title at the National Collegiate Wrestling Association’s Northwest Conference Championships Saturday at Aberdeen High School.

The Chokers men’s team scored 236 points to secure the team title, besting second-place Washington State

New Rank­ings and Con­fer­ence Allot­ments Released! CLICK FOR DETAILS!!

| Bryan Knepper

The second of three NCWA Individual and Team Rankings have been released to coincide with the National Qualifier Allotments for each of the 8 NCWA Conference's.

A total of 491 bids were given out in the NCWA Men's Division. The NCWA Women's Division is required to compete in Conference tournaments but will only serve for seeding purposes as all NCWA women will advance to the National tournament.

****Updated Rankings for the Men's Division can be found here:

****Updated Rankings for the Women's Divsion can be found here:

Ottawa Ari­zona Women Take The Prize


OUAZ's Women's Wrestling was up to the challenge claiming the National Title with victories over major contenders The Apprentice School from Norfolk, Va and Grand Canyon University from Arizona.

One of the highlights of the day came in the second match against Grand Canyon. Jasmin Soc-Lopez (OUAZ) faced off again Daniella Suttles (GCU). In their previous two meetings, Suttle has come out on top. This time it was all Soc-Lopez. She scored the first takedown and went on to secure the pin in the first period.

Another highlight was a match between OUAZ's Iyanla Thomas and Erin Aragon (The AS). Aragon was the National Runner-up two years ago. Thomas was able to overcome a strong start by Aragon to get the pin in the third period.

Lib­er­ty Wrestlers Roll to Fourth Straight NCWA Duals title


Lynchburg Va: Liberty University’s top-ranked men’s wrestling team captured its record fourth consecutive NCWA National Duals championship and sixth in its 11 seasons in the league with overpowering showings both Friday and Saturday at the LaHaye Ice Center (LIC).

“We had a dominating performance,” said Flames 197-pound senior Josiah Murphy, who was one of seven Liberty wrestlers (out of 11 weight classes) to finish 4-0 individually.

The others were 133-pound graduate Logan Robertson, 141-pound sophomore Garrett Good, 149-pound junior Brandon Ahlemann — the only one to win all four by fall — 165-pound junior David Over, 235-pound senior Jeff Allen, and junior heavyweight Rick Weaver, who racked up three pins and a technical fall.

Builders Fin­ish Sec­ond at National Duals

| Apprentice Staff

Lynchburg, VA - The men's wrestling squad completed the National Duals as the runner-up again, falling to defending champions Liberty University. The Builders advanced to the finals after a forfeit from Grays Harbor Saturday morning.

Grays Har­bor Splits at National Duals

| GHC Staff

Lynchburg, VA - The Chokers traveled east to participate in the NCWA National Duals and came away with a 1-1 record. The team took on the University of Central Florida in round one and dominated with a 53-6 victory. The Chokers then matched up with the returning national champions and current number one team Liberty University. The dual didn't go well for the Chokers and were defeated 50-12.


| Bryan Knepper

The first NCWA Individual and Team Rankings are finally out! It's probably no surprise that the team title in the Men's Division looks like a 2-team race between Liberty and Apprentice while the Women's Division is up for grabs between 4 teams.
Despite the year off for Covid, the men's division still has 3 returning champions and an additional 3 national finalists amongst the returning 27 All-Americans. Many individuals will look for redemption as they were pulled out of title contention in the Spring of 2020 during the national tournament. The women's division has only 10 returning All-Americans including 6 previous national finalists.
****Rankings for the Men's Division can be found here:
****The Women's Division rankings can be found here:

Lib­er­ty Uni­ver­si­ty Dom­i­nates Car­oli­na Clash Duals fea­tur­ing NCAA Division II field

| Ted Allen / Staff Writer

Wrestling five duals in one day only made Liberty University’s men’s wrestling team stronger by the match, Saturday at the Carolina Clash, hosted by Lander University in Greenwood, S.C.

The Flames, who will host the NCWA National Duals on Jan. 21-22 in search of their sixth title, finished 5-0 in their only dual meet competition of the fall semester, winning all of their matches decisively against an NCAA Division II field of teams.

Liberty brought 20 wrestlers to Saturday’s duals tournament, enough for two in each of the 10 weight classes. The Flames dominated Allen (S.C.) University, 36-15, Mt. Olive (N.C.) University, 33-10, Bluefield (Va.) State, 41-7, Emmanuel (Ga.) College, 33-5, and host Lander’s B team, 36-12.

Appren­tice School Wrestler Makes His­to­ry. She can Weld, too.

| Hugh Lessig, Daily Press

Before working out with the wrestling team last week, Erin Aragon sat down and told a childhood story that was difficult to believe.

She was maybe 10 or 11 years when she forced herself to order a meal in a restaurant — out loud, by herself — for the very first time. “I cried when I did it,” she said. “It was really, really bad.”
A phone interview with her mother >>>

Lib­er­ty lands two cham­pi­ons, fourth-place team finish at Messiah

| Jim Giunta

Liberty University’s men’s wrestling team opened its 2021-22 season in fantastic fashion by earning two individual titles, posting one second-place and two third-place showings, and finishing fourth out of 10 teams overall at Saturday’s Messiah Invitational in Grantham, Pa.

“It was a great starting point for the Flames’ wrestling team,” Liberty Head Coach Jesse Castro said. “We got some

Tem­ple Drops Sea­son Open­er to Rowan College.


Sewell, NJ - The Rowan College Roadrunners proved the better team early in this 2021 wrestling season besting the Temple Owls 32-22 in this NJCAA vs NCWA Dual in their Gloucester county arena.

Rowan led with falls at 125 & 133 to race in front 12-0 but Temple answered with a couple

Women’s Wrestling team started at MIT

| Suleman Thaniana

This upcoming year, MIT will be sponsoring its first-ever Women’s Wrestling team — a step in the right direction, according to Coach Donald McNeil, who said, “I see that there is a clear need to have separate men’s and women’s teams.”

The sport of wrestling dates back to

Grays Har­bor Wrestlers Named to North­west Conference All-Time Team

| Ryan Sparks

Six Grays Harbor wrestlers were named to the National Collegiate Wrestling Association’s All-Time Team, the organization announced last week.

The Chokers have been the dominant program since joining the NCWA Northwest Conference in 2016. Grays Harbor has won the conference title in each of its five seasons and was the NCWA national runner-up with six All-Americans in 2020.

The full list can be viewed at