University of Akron News

January 26, 2019

Mott tops East Carolina for Regional Duals Title

Mott Community College went 4-0 on the day, topping East Carolina University 38-18 in the Championship Dual. The University of Akron beat Penn State University WC 31-30 on tiebreaker criteria in the third place dual, and Macomb Community College beat University of Michigan WC 36-24 for fifth.

January 25, 2019

Akron Hosts NCWA Regional Duals on Saturday

The University of Akron will host the NCWA Regional Duals at 9 a.m. Saturday at Springfield High School in Akron. 

At present nine schools are in the bracket at one of the NCWA's three championship events - Akron, East Carolina, James Madison, Macomb CC, Michigan WC, Mott CC, Penn State WC, Slippery Rock and Temple. (Continued)

January 18, 2018

January Rankings Released for NCWA

There is a new sheriff in town and it turns out it's the old sheriff as well.  Two-time defending National Champion Emmanuel College (SEC) has taken over the #1 spot from perennial contender UCF.  Ten of the eleven weight classes remain stable at the top with the same #1 wrestlers as in late November.  The only new #1 is at 149 where Freshman standout Zach Blevins of the University of Toledo took over but is followed closely by another Freshman, Nick Puliti of Temple University.

November 29, 2017

New NCWA Rankings Released!

Central Florida remains atop the NCWA-D1 team rankings (43 pts) with 3 individuals ranked #1 including the top-2 wrestlers at 125.  The top-10 for NCWA-D1 are rounded out by Emmanuel and Grand Valley State tied at 2nd (42 pts), Middle Tennessee (4th-39 pts), Liberty (5th-35 pts), Apprentice (6th-32 pts), Toledo (7th-27 pts), Springfield Tech (8th-24 pts), Queens of Charlotte (9th-23 pts), and BYU (10th-22 pts).


October 26, 2017

2017-18 NCWA Preseason Individual and Team Rankings Released!

NCWA-D1 #1 ranked Central Florida looks tough leading into the 2017-18 season with several returning All-Americans including three #1 ranked wrestlers at 125, 133, and 285.  They will get a tough challenge in the first weekend as they visit #2 MTSU for the Blue Raider Invite in Murfreesboro, TN.  Rounding out the top-10 are #3 Grand Valley State, #4 Emmanuel College (the two-time defending D1 champs), #5 Springfield Tech, #6 Apprentice, #7 Toledo, #8 Liberty, #9 Alfred State, Brigham Young, and Maine.

January 22, 2017

Seniors go 2-0 in Final Home Matches

The University of Akron hosted the NCWA Ohio Duals this past Saturday, January 27th against University of Toledo and Ohio State University WC. For seniors Shane Brown (Captain, 174) and Isaac Hammonds (Assistant Captain, 149), it was their final appearance in their home gym, and both went 2-0 on the day to lead the team to a 38-14 win over Toledo and a 46-12 win over Ohio State.

November 22, 2016

Akron Avenges Dual Losses from Last Season

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.