Penn State University WC 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 17, 2019

Men's Rankings and D1 / D2 Team Rankings - 1.15.19

The Men's individual rankings can be found on this website under the RANKINGS header.

While published on this site on January 15, 2019, the rankings can also be found with HERE.

Of note, Apprentice holds on to the #1 spot, despite losing in a dual at the Virginia Duals to #2 Liberty.  These rankings are projections for the National Championship in March.  Additional points will be added after the completion of the National Duals which are applied to the Grand National Championship standings.  The remaining top-10 are #3 Springfield Tech, #4 Grand Valley State, #5-t Mott CC (up 4 spots), #5-t Central Florida, #7 Toledo, #8 Grays Harbor, #9 North Texas, and #10 Middle Tennessee State.

The D-2 team rankings see two teams tied for the #1 spot with East Carolina and West Chester.  The top-5 are rounded off by #3 Texas A&M, #4 Penn State WC, and #5 Western Washington.

Individually, there are two new #1s with Jerron Thomas (Sr, 184, Mott) returning to the lineup after a 2nd place finish in 2018 and Jesse Gaudin (Sr, 285, UCF) also returning to try to become the next 4x All-American after finishing 4th in '18, 2nd in '17, and 2nd in '16.

The remaining #1 wrestlers are: 125 - Colton Messick (Jr, Apprentice), 133 - Brendan Hazelton (Sr, Grand Valley State), 141 - Tyler Sage (Sr, Florida), 149 - Zach Blevins (So, Toledo), 157 - Dan Ritz (Sr, Penn State WC), 165 - Chad Simmons (Sr, Apprentice), 174 - Jacob Berry (So, Springfield Tech), 197 - Austin Amos (Sr, Liberty), and 235 - Jeff Allen (Fr, Liberty).

The next rankings are scheduled for release after the completion of the National and Regional Duals in Mesquite, NV and Akron, OH, respectively on Jan 25-26, 2019.

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.

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.

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.

March 05, 2017

Penn State WC Brings Home a Mid-East Conference Title

Bringing Home the Conference Title

We all know the third time’s the charm — and that’s never rang more true than for Coach Schoenberg and the young Penn State Club Wrestling team.


UNIVERSITY PARK - Though most might know State College to be home to the 6-time NCAA Division I Wrestling Championship squad and are familiar with the history being made by Cael Sanderson and company, the Club Wrestling team on the other side of campus has quietly made a name for itself. The program has gone from being an intramural team to a top-down roster

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.