Liberty University News

December 03, 2018

2019 NCWA National Duals Field Set!

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).

November 23, 2018

NCWA Men's Rankings - 11.23.18

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!

October 26, 2018

2018-19 NCWA Preseason Rankings Released!

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.

October 16, 2018

2019 NCWA National Duals set for Mesquite, Nevada

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!

February 18, 2018

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

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. 

January 27, 2018

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

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. 

January 23, 2018

2018 National Duals Seeds Released

The 2018 NCWA National Duals will be held at the LaHaye Ice Center on the campus of Liberty University (Lynchburg, VA) this weekend, Jan. 26-27.  This is the second time for Liberty to host the National Duals following a six-year run in Dalton, Ga., and two years at Middle Tennessee. The top-four seeds in the tournament are (1) Central Florida, (2) Liberty, (3) Grand Valley State and (4) Emmanuel College.

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.

December 06, 2017

2018 NCWA National Duals Competitors Set!

The 2018 NCWA National Duals field has officially been selected! The event will take place at the LaHaye Ice Center on the campus of Liberty University on January 26-27, 2018.

Emmanuel and Liberty will look for a rematch in the finals while Washington State will be making its first appearance at the duals.  Three other teams return from a hiatus with RPI being back for the first time since the 2009 event.

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).


November 08, 2017

Flames Wrestle to Top-10 at Messiah, Virginia Beach

Liberty University's men's wrestling team tried to divide and conquer the opposition at Saturday's Messiah (Pa.) Invitational and Virginia Beach Nationals, sending split squads to the two season-opening tournaments and experiencing mixed results.

The Flames' 10 individuals combined for an eighth-place  showing at Messiah in Grantham, Pa., where they were 

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.

October 20, 2017

2018 NCWA National Duals Applications Now Open

NEW DUALS FORMAT AND SELECTION PROCESS RELEASED!!

The 2018 NCWA National Duals will be held at Liberty University on January 26-27, 2018.

SELECTION: All NCWA programs in good standing are eligible to apply to the National Duals Selection Committee (NDSC) for inclusion in the 2018 NCWA National Duals.  All interested teams shall submit the signed contract to the Executive Board by December 1, 2017 in order to be placed in the applicant field. 

January 28, 2017

Emmanuel College Takes First National Duals Title

LYNCHBURG, Va. – Emmanuel College parlayed a quick lead into winning five of the first six matches, and the Lions rolled on to a 33-13 win over Liberty in the championship match of the NCWA National Duals. Emmanuel College won the overall NCWA Championship (the Collegiate Cup) last season after a 5th place finish in the 2016 National Duals. With the win, the Lions earn 24 team points that will advance to the NCWA Championships in March. Liberty as runner-up, earned 23 points toward the nationals, and so on down the 20-team field. This is the eighth consecutive season that the NCWA...

January 27, 2017

2017 NCWA National Duals Seeds

Three hundred and eleven NCWA wrestlers will descend on Lynchburg, VA beginning this Thursday to compete in the 2017 NCWA National Duals hosted by Liberty University.

November 06, 2016

Apprentice Wins VA Beach Nationals Open

The Apprentice Wrestling team opened its 2016-17 season at the Virginia Beach National Open on Saturday. Apprentice finished with six Builders taking 1st place, one 2nd place and four 3rd place finishes. The Apprentice School finished with a team score of 255 points to finish in first place out of eight teams.