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National Collegiate Wrestling Association

The National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) is a nonprofit association of 162 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organize the wrestling programs of many colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. It is led by founder and executive director Jim Giunta headquartered in Dallas, Texas and built to help the promotion of collegiate wrestling.

National Collegiate Wrestling Association
AbbreviationNCWA
Formation1997 (1997)
Legal statusAssociation
HeadquartersDallas, Texas
Region served
United States of America and Canada
Membership
162 (schools, conferences or other associations)
Executive Director
Jim Giunta
Main organ
Executive Committee
WebsiteNCWA official website

Many teams were formerly NCAA programs displaced by Title IX legislation and/or are preparing to join the NCAA, NAIA, or NJCAA. Teams in transition to a higher division not eligible for the NCAA postseason also compete in the NCWA. Notable wrestling programs to have started or competed in the NCWA and are now in other associations include: California Baptist, McKendree, Notre Dame College, and Southern Illinois Edwardsville.

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HistoryEdit

A post-secondary athletic association built to help the promotion of collegiate wrestling, the NCWA was founded in 1997 as a 501c3 non-profit by the current executive director, Jim Giunta, after resigning as executive director of the Texas Interscholastic Wrestling Association (TIWA). At its founding the association had 13 member teams, but today the NCWA is composed of over 150 wrestling teams and clubs from across the United States and Canada. Many of these programs were formerly NCAA scholarship programs which were affected by Title IX legislation, which has resulted in many colleges being forced to give up their wrestling programs in the name of gender equality. The variety of institutions competing in the NCWA is wide and unrestricted as junior colleges, trade schools and post-secondary prep institutions compete in the same national championship as four-year colleges and universities.

NCWA GrowthEdit

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Notable current teamsEdit

While the NCWA currently has over 100 schools in competition, a few programs have distinguished themselves as top-tier programs.

Men's Folkstyle
Institution Year Entered NCWA Conference All-Americans and National Champions Team Championships Notes
Apprentice 2000 Mid-Atlantic
  • 100 All-Americans
  • 13 National Champions
  • 3x Northeast Conference Champions (1999, 2002, 2003)[2]
  • 8x Mid-Atlantic Conference Champions (2004 - 2011)[3]
  • 10 top-8 finishes at National Dual Meet Championship
  • 20 top-10 finishes at Division I National Championships
  • 2009 National Champions
Auburn 1997 Southeast
  • 24 All-Americans
  • 1 National Champion
  • 6 top-10 finishes at Division I National Championships
  • 15th at 2013 National Dual Meet Championship
One of the original NCWA teams
Central Florida 2003 Southeast
  • 108 All-Americans
  • 12 National Champions
  • 11x Southeast Conference Champions (2003 - 2005, 2007, 2008, 2010 - 2013, 2015, 2019)[4]
  • 3x National Championships titles (2004, 2005, 2010)
  • 8 top-5 finishes at National Dual Meet Championship
  • 2016 National Dual Meet Champions
  • 17 top-10 finishes at Division I National Championships
  • 2016 Collegiate Cup Champions

Train out of Southeast Olympic Regional Training Center

Grand Valley State 2000 Great Lakes
  • 126 All-Americans
  • 21 National Champions
  • 2x Northern Conference Champions (2001, 2002)[5]
  • 8x North Central Conference Champions (2003 - 2009, 2011)[6]
  • 2010 North Central Conference Co-Champions[7]
  • 5x Great Lakes Conference Champions (2013 - 2018)
  • 9 top-6 finishes at National Dual Meet Championship
  • 2009 National Dual Meet Champions
  • 15 top-5 finishes at National Championships
  • 5x National Championships titles (2001, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008)

Wrestling program had competed in NCAA D-I, D-II, D-III, and NAIA until 1992

Liberty 2011 Mid-Atlantic
  • 55 All-Americans
  • 11 National Champions
  • 8x Mid-Atlantic Conference Champions (2012 - 2019)
  • 7 top-3 finishes at National Dual Meet Championship
  • 4x National Dual Meet Champions (2012, 2015, 2018, 2019)
  • 8 top-4 finishes at Division I National Championships
  • 2x Division I National Champions (2015, 2018) [8] [9]
  • 3x Collegiate Cup Champions (2015, 2018 - 2019)

Competed as a NCAA D-I program prior to joining the NCWA in 2011

Middle Tennessee State 1999 Mid-Atlantic
  • 29 All-Americans
  • 5 top-8 National Dual Meet Championship finishes
  • 2015 Division I National Championships Runner-up
  • 4 top-10 National Championship finishes

Coached by Steven Smith

Mott 2003 Great Lakes
  • 28 All-Americans
  • 5 National Champions
  • 5 top-12 National Championship finishes
  • 7th at 2014 National Dual Meet Championship
  • 2019 Regional Dual Champions

One of four community colleges competing in Division I

Yale 1997 Northeast
  • 20 All-Americans
  • 3 National Champions
  • 1998 National Champions
  • 5 top-20 finishes at National Championships

Won the inaugural NCWA National Championships

Men's Greco-Roman
Institution Year Entered NCWA Conference All-Americans and National Champions Team Championships Notes
North Texas 2017 Southwest
  • 17 All-Americans
  • 5 National Champions
  • 2x GoGreco National Champions (2017-2018)
  • Most individual National Champions
  • Most All-Americans
Inaugural GoGreco National Champions. Coached by Andre Metzger
Richland 2017 Southwest
  • 10 All-Americans
  • 2 National Champions
  • 2x GoGreco National Runner-ups (2017-2018)
Hosted inaugural GoGreco National Championships in 2017. Coached by Bill Neal
Southern California 2017 West Coast
  • 4 All-Americans
  • 2 National Champions
Women's Folkstyle
Institution Year Entered NCWA Conference All-Americans and National Champions Team Championships Notes
Florida State 2010 Southeast 6 All-Americans 3 top-10 finishes at National Championships
Grays Harbor 2018 Northwest
  • 6 All-Americans
  • 2 National Champions
  • 2019 National Champions
Maine 2014 Northeast
  • 6 All-Americans
  • 4 National Champions
  • 4 top-10 finishes at National Championships

Samantha Frank only 4x National Champion and Most Outstanding Wrestler in NCWA/NCWWA history

Massachusetts 2012 Northeast
  • 5 All-Americans
  • 1 National Champion
  • 4 top-10 finishes at National Championships
Michigan – Dearborn 2015 Great Lakes
  • 4 All-Americans
  • 4 National Champion
  • 3 top-10 finishes at National Championships

Marina Goocher the second 4x National Champion in NCWA/NCWWA history

North Texas 2014 Southwest
  • 9 All-Americans
  • 2 National Champions
  • 5 top-10 finishes at National Championships
Schreiner 2018 Southwest
  • 6 All-Americans
  • 1 National Champion
  • 2019 National Championship Runner-ups
South Florida 2010 Southeast
  • 7 All-Americans
  • 1 National Champion
  • 5 top-10 finishes at National Championships
Jasmine Grant was 1st 4x All-American in NCWWA history
Springfield Tech 2014 Northeast
  • 10 All-Americans
  • 6 National Champions
  • 5 top-10 finishes at National Championships

Notable former teamsEdit

While the NCWA currently has over 100 schools in competition, it has also been home to many programs that transitioned from one association to another or that originated as an NCWA program and later changed associations.

Men's Folkstyle
Institution Year Entered NCWA Previous
Association
Year Left NCWA Next
Association
Current
Association
Notes
Air Force Prep 2003 Started in NCWA 2017 No association
  • #16 at 2003 National Championships
  • #15 at 2005 National Championships
  • #7 at 2009 National Championships
  • #12 at 2011 Division I National Championships
  • #13 at 2013 Division I National Championships
  • 2014 Great Plains Conference Champions
  • #9 at 2014 Division I National Championships
  • #3 at 2015 Great Plains Conference Champions
  • #8 at 2015 Division I National Championships
  • #7 at 2016 Division I National Championships
  • #2 at 2015 Great Plains Conference Champions
  • #5 at 2017 Division I National Championships
  • 34 All-Americans
  • 7 National Champions
  • Vast majority of student-athletes transfer to United States Air Force Academy
Army Prep 2008 Started in NCWA 2014 No association
  • #7 at 2008 National Championships
  • #6 at 2009 National Championships
  • #11 at 2010 National Championships
  • #10 at 2011 Division I National Championships
  • #15 at 2013 Division I National Championships
  • #10 at 2014 Division I National Championships
  • 15 All-Americans
  • 2 National Champions
  • Vast majority of student-athletes transfer to United States Military Academy (Army)
Alfred State 2013 NJCAA 2018 NCAA Division III
  • #12 at 2014 Division I National Championships
  • #18 at 2015 Division I National Championships
  • #10 at 2016 Division I National Championships
  • #6 at 2017 National Dual Meet Championship
  • #12 at 2017 Division I National Championships
  • #2 at 2018 Northeast Conference Championships
  • #11 at 2018 Division I National Championships
  • 8 All-Americans
  • 1 National Champion
Belmont Abbey 1998 Started in NCWA 2006 NCAA Division II
  • #22 at 1999 National Championships
  • #23 at 2000 National Championships
  • #7 at 2001 National Championships
  • #21 at 2002 National Championships
  • #10 at 2003 National Championships
  • #12 at 2004 National Championships
  • 5 All-Americans
California Baptist 2010 NAIA 2013 NCAA
Division II
NCAA Division I
  • 2011 National Dual Meet Champions
  • 2011 West Coast Conference Champions [10]
  • 2011 Division I National Champions
  • 2012 West Coast Conference Champions [11]
  • #2 at 2012 Division I National Championships
  • 2013 West Coast Conference Champions
  • 2013 Division I National Champions
  • 23 All-Americans
  • 6 National Champions
  • 1st team to win both the National Duals and National Championships in the same season
  • Set to join NCAA Division I starting in 2018 with full membership in 2022
Clarks Summit 1999 NCCAA 2003 Dropped program
  • #13 at 2000 National Championships
  • #18 at 2001 National Championships
  • #7 at 2002 National Championships
  • #8 at 2003 National Championships
  • 8 All-Americans
  • 2 National Champions
  • Was Baptist Bible while in NCWA (name changed in 2016)
Colorado State – Pueblo 2002 Program restarted in the NCWA 2008 NCAA Division II
  • #4 at 2002 National Championships
  • #11 at 2003 National Championships
  • 4 All-Americans
  • 2 National Champions
Darton State 2006 Started in NCWA 2008 NJCAA Program dropped
  • #50 at 2006 National Championships
  • #7 at 2007 National Championships
  • #16 at 2008 National Championships
  • 5 All-Americans
Davenport 2014 Started in NCWA 2015 NAIA NCAA
Division II
  • #13 at 2015 Division I National Championships
  • 2 All-Americans
  • 2 National Champions[12]
  • Joined NCAA Division II in 2017 with full membership in 2020
Douglas 2001 Started in NCWA 2014 Dropped program
  • #14 at 2001 National Championships
  • #12 at 2002 National Championships
  • #6 at 2003 National Championships
  • #5 at 2004 National Championships
  • #9 at 2005 National Championships
  • #16 at 2006 National Championships
  • #19 at 2009 National Championships
  • #27 at 2010 National Championships
  • #14 at 2011 Division I National Championships
  • #62 at 2012 Division I National Championships
  • #21 at 2013 Division I National Championships
  • #19 at 2014 Division I National Championships
  • 20 All-Americans
  • 7 National Champions
Emmanuel 2015 Started in NCWA 2018 NCAA Division II
  • #5 at 2016 National Dual Meet Championships
  • 3x Southeast Conference Champions (2016-2018)
  • 2x Division I National Championships (2016-2017)
  • 2017 National Dual Meet Champions
  • 2017 Collegiate Cup Champions
  • #2 at 2018 National Dual Meet Championships
  • #7 at 2018 Division I National Championships
  • 22 All-Americans
  • 8 National Champions
Fresno State 2014 Program restarted in the NCWA 2017 NCAA Division I
  • #33 at 2015 Division II National Championships[13]
  • #22 at 2016 Division II National Championships
  • #28 at 2017 Division II National Championships
  • 1 All-American
Grand Canyon 2013 NCAA Division II 2014 NCAA
Division I
Program dropped
  • 2014 National Dual Meet Champions
  • 2014 West Coast Conference Champions
  • 2014 Division I National Champions
  • 10 All-Americans
  • 4 National Champions
Henry Ford 2013 Started in NCWA 2017 NJCAA
  • #31 at 2014 Division II National Championships
  • #27 at 2015 Division II National Championships[14]
  • #19 at 2016 Division II National Championships
  • #20 at 2017 Division I National Championships
  • 2 All-Americans
Kansas State 1999 Restarted program in NCWA 2012 Dropped program
  • #8 at 1999 National Championships
  • #13 at 2000 National Championships
  • 2001 Southwestern Conference Champions[15]
  • #5 at 2001 National Championships
  • 2002 Southwestern Conference Champions[16]
  • #9 at 2002 National Championships
  • 2003 Southwest Conference Champions[17]
  • #9 at 2003 National Championships
  • #20 at 2004 National Championships
  • 2005 Southwest Conference Champions[18]
  • #10 at 2005 National Championships
  • #10 at 2006 National Championships
  • #13 at 2007 National Championships
  • #8 at 2008 National Championships
  • 2009 Southwest Conference Champions[19]
  • #9 at 2009 National Championships
  • #28 at 2010 National Championships
  • #28 at 2011 Division II National Championships
  • #29 at 2012 Division II National Championships
  • 28 All-Americans
  • 2 National Champions
Lindenwood 2011 NAIA 2013 NCAA Division II
  • #2 at 2012 National Dual Meet Championship
  • #4 at 2012 Division I National Championships
  • 2013 National Dual Meet Champions
  • #2 at 2013 Division I National Championships
  • 13 All-Americans
  • 3 National Champions
Lindenwood - Belleville 2011 Started in NCWA 2013 NAIA
  • #5 at 2012 National Dual Meet Championship
  • #10 at 2012 Division I National Championships
  • #7 at 2013 National Dual Meet Championship
  • #7 at 2013 Division I National Championships
  • 9 All-Americans
  • 2 National Champions
Maranatha Baptist 1998 NCCAA 1999 Program dropped
  • #4 at 1999 National Championships
  • 3 All-Americans
  • 3 National Champions
Marion Military 2003 Started in NCWA 2016 Program dropped
  • #19 at 2003 National Championships
  • #8 at 2004 National Championships
  • #5 at 2007 National Championships
  • #5 at 2008 National Championships
  • #9 at 2009 National Dual Meet Championships
  • 2009 Southeast Conference Champions[20]
  • #4 at 2009 National Championships
  • 2010 National Dual Meet Champions
  • #8 at 2010 National Championships
  • #5 at 2011 National Dual Meet Championship
  • #5 at 2011 Division I National Championships
  • 2009 Southeast Conference Champions[21]
  • #15 at 2012 Division I National Championships
  • #6 at 2013 National Dual Meet Championship
  • #11 at 2013 Division I National Championships
  • #15 at 2014 Division I National Championships
  • #5 at 2015 National Dual Meet Championship
  • #5 at 2015 Division I National Championships[22]
  • #14 at 2016 National Dual Meet Championship
  • #12 at 2016 Division I National Championships
  • 37 All-Americans
  • 4 National Champions
  • Coached by Olympians David Hazewinkel and James Hazewinkel from 2006 to 2016.
McKendree 2011 NAIA 2013 NCAA Division II
  • #9 at 2012 Division I National Championships
  • #2 at 2013 Division I National Championships
  • 10 All-Americans
  • 2 National Champions
Miami (Ohio) 2000 NCAA Division I 2009 Dropped program
  • #3 at 2000 National Championships
  • #14 at 2003 National Championships
  • #14 at 2005 National Championships
  • #7 at 2006 National Championships
  • #14 at 2007 National Championships
  • #20 at 2008 National Championships
  • 16 All-Americans
  • 2 National Champions
Minot State 2011 NAIA 2012 NCAA Division II
  • #30 at 2012 Division I National Championships
Navy Prep 2008 Started in NCWA 2015 No association
  • 2008 Northeast Conference Champions[23]
  • #4 at 2008 National Championships
  • 2009 Northeast Conference Champions[24]
  • #3 at 2009 National Championships
  • 2010 Northeast Conference Champions[25]
  • #5 at 2010 National Championships
  • #7 at 2011 National Dual Meet Championship
  • 2011 Northeast Conference Champions[26]
  • #8 at 2011 Division I National Championships
  • #6 at 2012 Division I National Championships
  • #6 at 2013 Division I National Championships
  • #6 at 2014 Division I National Championships
  • #6 at 2015 Division I National Championships[27]
  • 42 All-Americans
  • 10 National Champions
  • Vast majority of student-athletes transfer to United States Naval Academy (Navy)
  • 3x NCAA Division I National Qualifier Jadaen Bernstein was the 2014 174 lb National Champion for Naval Academy Preparatory School
  • 2016 NCAA Division I National Qualifier Nicholas Gil was the 2015 149 lb National Champion for Naval Academy Preparatory School
Nevada 2001 Program restarted in the NCWA 2003 Program dropped
  • #2 at 2002 National Championships
  • 2003 National Champions
  • 16 All-Americans
  • 3 National Champions
Newman 2007 NAIA 2008 NCAA Division II
  • #17 at 2007 National Championships
  • 2009 Southwest Conference Champions[28]
  • #2 at 2008 National Championships
  • 11 All-Americans
  • 1 National Champion
Northampton 2004 Started in NCWA 2010 Program dropped
  • #9 at 2004 National Championships
  • #13 at 2005 National Championships
  • #5 at 2006 National Championships
  • 2007 Northeast Conference Champions[29]
  • #4 at 2007 National Championships
  • #10 at 2008 National Championships
  • #9 at 2009 National Championships
  • #14 at 2010 National Championships
  • 21 All-Americans
  • 3 National Champions
Notre Dame College 2012 NAIA 2013 NCAA Division II
  • 2012 Great Lakes Conference Champions[30]
  • 2012 Division I National Champions
  • 12 All-Americans
  • 3 National Champions
Penn College Tech 2010 Started in NCWA[31] 2014 NCAA Division III
  • #26 at 2011 Division I National Championships
  • #17 at 2012 Division I National Championships
  • #20 at 2013 Division I National Championships
  • #24 at 2014 Division I National Championships
  • 3 All-Americans
Pensacola Christian 1998 NCCAA 2006 Program dropped
  • 1999 Southeast Conference Champions[32]
  • 1999 National Champions
  • 2000 Southeast Conference Champions[33]
  • 2000 National Champions
  • 2001 Southeast Conference Champions[34]
  • #3 at 2001 National Championships
  • 2002 Southeast Conference Champions[35]
  • #5 at 2002 National Championships
  • #5 at 2003 National Championships
  • #8 at 2005 National Championships
  • 2006 Southeast Conference Champions[36]
  • #3 at 2006 National Championships
  • 39 All-Americans
  • 9 National Champions
  • Coached by Olympians David Hazewinkel and James Hazewinkel from 1998 to 2006.
Queens 2017 Started in NCWA 2018 NCAA Division II
  • #3 at 2018 Mid-Atlantic Conference Championships
  • #5 at 2018 Division I National Championships
  • 5 All-Americans
  • 2 National Champions
Rochester 2014 NJCAA 2015 NJCAA NAIA
  • 2015 NCWA Great Plains Conference Champions
  • #3 at 2015 Division I National Championships
  • 8 All-Americans
St. Andrews 2011 NCAA Division II 2012 NAIA
  • #24 at 2012 Division I National Championships
  • 2 All-Americans
Shorter 2013 NAIA 2014 NCAA Division II
  • #2 at 2014 National Dual Meet Championship
  • 2014 Southeast Conference Champions
  • #3 at 2014 National Championships
  • 6 All-Americans
  • 2 National Champions
Simon Fraser 2011 NAIA 2012 NCAA Division II
  • #5 at 2012 Division I National Championships
  • 6 All-Americans
Southern Illinois Edwardsville 2009 NCAA Division II 2012 NCAA Division I
  • #20 at 2009 National Championships
  • 2010 North Central Conference Co-Champions[37]
  • #3 at 2010 National Championships
  • #4 at 2011 Division I National Championships
  • #7 at 2012 Division I National Championships
  • 17 All-Americans
  • 3 National Champions
Southern Virginia 2000 Started in the NCWA 2014 NCAA Division III
  • 3 All-Americans
  • 1 National Champion
Valley Forge Military 1998 Started in NCWA 2009 NJCAA
  • #10 at 1998 National Championships
  • #13 at 1999 National Championships
  • #24 at 2000 National Championships
  • #17 at 2001 National Championships
  • #35 at 2005 National Championships
  • #54 at 2006 National Championships
  • #19 at 2007 National Championships
  • #57 at 2008 National Championships
  • 4 All-American
  • 3 National Champions
Women's Folkstyle
Institution Year Entered NCWWA Previous
Association
Year Left NCWWA Next
Association
Current
Association
Notes
Lindenwood - Belleville 2011 Started in NCWA 2013 WCWA
  • #3 at 2012 National Championships
  • #2 at 2013 National Championships
  • 6 All-Americans
  • 4 National Champions
Midland 2015 WCWA 2016 WCWA
  • #10 at 2016 National Championships
Ottawa 2014 Started in NCWA 2017 WCWA
  • #2 at 2015 National Championships
  • #2 at 2016 National Championships
  • #2 at 2017 National Championships
  • 22 All-Americans
  • 3 National Champions
Pacific 2007 Started in NCWA 2012 WCWA
  • No team score recorded at 2008 National Championships, but accumulated individual points would have made them the runner-up
  • #2 at 2009 National Championships
  • #3 at 2010 National Championships
  • #2 at 2012 National Championships
  • 11 All-Americans
  • 2 National Champions
San Jose State 2010 Started in NCWA 2013 Program dropped
  • #7 at 2011 National Championships
  • #6 at 2012 National Championships
  • #3 at 2013 National Championships
  • 5 All-Americans
  • 1 National Champion
  • Coached by Robert Redman
Simon Fraser 2007 WCWA (competed in both) 2009 WCWA
  • No team score recorded at 2008 National Championships, but accumulated individual points would have made them the winner
  • #3 at 2009 National Championships
  • 8 All-Americans
  • 7 National Champions
Southwestern Oregon 2010 Started in NCWA 2018 WCWA
  • #2 at 2011 National Championships
  • #1 at 2012 National Championships
  • #1 at 2013 National Championships
  • #1 at 2014 National Championships
  • #1 at 2015 National Championships
  • #1 at 2016 National Championships
  • #1 at 2017 National Championships
  • #1 at 2018 National Championships
  • 64 All-Americans
  • 30 National Champions
Yakima Valley 2008 Started in NCWA 2011 WCWA
  • #1 at 2009 National Championships
  • #1 at 2010 National Championships
  • #1 at 2011 National Championships
  • 9 All-Americans
  • 5 National Champions

Advantages of the NCWAEdit

  • The organization and its members encourage wrestlers to compete no matter what the experience level.
  • A good format for the average wrestlers who still have the passion to compete in the sport they love.
  • Several NCWA members have gone on to become scholarship athletes at NCAA and NAIA institutions.
  • Several NCWA All-Americans have gone on to be NCAA All-Americans.
  • Several NCWA coaches have gone on to be NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA coaches.
  • Gives smaller colleges and universities the opportunity to begin a collegiate-level program.
  • Programs can be established and developed quickly without the traditional limitations of an NCAA team.
  • Funding of teams is open to many sources not allowable under NCAA rule.
  • Programs currently transitioning from one association to another (NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA, USCAA, NCCAA) have a place to compete in the post-season during their transitional period.
  • The NCWA is always looking to implement new rules and functions of collegiate, such as instant replay for officials and the Collegiate Cup.
  • The student-athletes are and have to be extremely hands-on in all of the team's operations and decision-making; this type of leadership training can prepare the student-athlete for their future careers whether in wrestling or not.
  • The NCWA is a governing body of wrestling and can make their own decisions as far as rules, procedures, and competition. This is evident with advances such as the GoGreco Program, instant replay and challenges in matches, and the Collegiate Cup championship format.
  • Talented high school student-athletes who were passed over by NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA schools have a chance to compete at an NCWA program.
  • Talented high school student-athletes who transferred out of an NCAA/NAIA/NJCAA school have a second chance to wrestle in college.
  • Some U.S. states do not have NCAA, NAIA, and/or NJCAA teams with wrestling, but do have at least one NCWA wrestling program, which can make it easier for high school athletes to decide where they want to wrestle in college in terms of financial costs.
  • The NCWA allows student-athletes four total seasons of eligibility with no time frame to complete them unlike the NCAA, who requires student-athletes to complete four seasons of eligibility in five years of enrollment starting from the student's first year at the school, and the NJCAA, requires student-athletes to complete two seasons of eligibility in three years of enrollment starting from the student's first year at the school.

Similarities with NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA, CCCAA, and WCWAEdit

  • Collegiate weight classes are used (125, 133, 141, 149, 157, 165, 174, 184, 197, 285 lbs).
  • All meets and tournaments use NCAA rules and procedures.
  • All conferences host a Conference Championships tournament with a specific allotment of automatic qualifiers based on placement finish in the Conference Championships.
  • Like the NAIA, a school can enter two wrestlers in the same weight class at the Conference and National Championships (if they both qualify for the latter); one is deemed the scorer and the other the non-scorer (no advancement, match, or placement points are awarded to this wrestler).
  • Like the NAIA, the NCWA allows a student-athlete four total seasons of eligibility regardless of time frame. The NCAA require students to complete their four seasons of eligibility in five years starting from the student's first year of competition (barring a sixth-year grant for hardship). Athletes previously competing for an NCAA, NJCAA, or CCCAA program that transfer to the NCWA will still have the remaining number of eligible seasons without the previous time frame.
  • Like the WCWA, schools traditionally competing in the NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA, or CCCAA can all compete against one another.

Differences with NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA, CCCAA, and WCWAEdit

As mentioned before, the NCWA allows many types of funding to its wrestling programs that might not be allowed by the NCAA. This can allow the wrestling team to grow at its own rate.

235 lb weight classEdit

The NCWA is the only association with collegiate wrestling to offer an 11th weight class: 235 lbs. There are a number of benefits from this:

  • This weight class bridges the weight gap between the 197 lb and 285 lb weight classes, the biggest weight disparity among any two weight classes.
  • College wrestlers who wrestled in the 195 or 220 lb weight classes in high school might find this easier to compete in than having to wrestle at 197 lbs or 285 lbs.
  • Schools who have two or more prominent athletes in the 197 and/or 285 lb weight classes can now give their athletes another chance to succeed individually and earn team points.
  • Another weight class leads to higher team scores at tournaments.
  • The 11th weight class can often be used as a tiebreaker as the first criterion of "Number of Matches Won" in dual meet settings.

Collegiate Cup Championship SeriesEdit

Starting in the 2013–2014 season, the National Championships in March and the Collegiate Cup Duals (previously known as the National Dual Meet Championship) directly related to each other in a team's point total. A team's finish at the Collegiate Cup Duals transferred to additional points being awarded at the National Championships.

The National Wrestling Coaches Association (or "NWCA") have a National Duals tournament for NCAA Division I, Division II, Division III, NAIA, NJCAA, and NCWA teams, but all do not tie into their respective National Championships point totals. Penn State University (NCAA D-I) won four straight National Championships from 2011 to 2014 – without ever competing in the NCAA D-I entry of the National Duals. The NCWA's National Championship Series is the first of any of the college divisions to have a true champion that is indicative of both its team's as well as its individuals' success.

GoGreco ProgramEdit

Starting in 2016, the NCWA launched the GoGreco Program with USA Wrestling.[38] While USA Wrestling's Freestyle and Greco-Roman season and procedures are separate from the wrestling teams and individuals that participate in them, the NCWA owns and operates the GoGreco Program within their domain and directly controls and promotes another wrestling opportunity. This is the first collegiate-level Greco-Roman wrestling national championship. The inaugural championships will take place on June 3, 2017 in Dallas, Texas on the campus of Richland College.

The first tournament, the Texas GoGreco Championships, took place on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Richland College. The University of North Texas won the tournament with six of seven wrestlers winning in the finals. Richland College and University of Houston–Downtown finished second and third, respectively.[39]

Women's Folkstyle WrestlingEdit

Whereas the WCWA has athletes compete in freestyle, the NCWA has its women's division compete in collegiate folkstyle wrestling. There are a number of teams that compete in both the WCWA and NCWA to give their athletes more competitive opportunity.

National EventsEdit

The NCWA sponsors eight national events:

  1. The Champions Challenge
  2. The NCWA National Duals
  3. Regional Duals Championship
  4. Recruit Me High School Wrestling Combine
  5. National Collegiate Wrestling Championships
  6. The Women's Collegiate Wrestling Championships
  7. GoGreco National Championships
  8. The Vision Forum

Champions ChallengeEdit

From 2010–2011, the Champions Challenge was formed by the NAIA and NCWA to bring more highlight matches to the wrestling community by pitting NAIA All-Stars against NCWA All-Stars at each weight class in a dual meet (except for 235 lbs since the NAIA does not recognize that weight class in competition). The All-Stars were usually the highest returning All-American at each weight class barring injury; the coaching staffs were one or two coaches for each school represented in the dual. The NCAA Division II is slated to join in the next event.

Champions Challenge series history
Year Host city
(Host location)
Dual Meet Series Record
(Streak)
Winner Points Runner-up Points
2010 Orlando, Florida
(University of Central Florida)
NAIA(1/2) 39 NCWA 3 NAIA 1-0 (1-0)
2011 Orlando, Florida
(University of Central Florida)
NAIA(2/2) 23 NCWA 15 NAIA 2-0 (2-0)

National Dual Meet ChampionshipEdit

In 2008, the NCWA approved the National Dual Meet Championship where the top teams in the country would compete against one another to crown a true team champion starting in 2009. No other association had an official dual-based team champion at the time and that is still the case except in the NCWA. The current structure has 24 teams competing in a bracketed format down to 24 places.

In its thirteenth season, the NCWA hosted its first National Dual Meet Championship. Whereas the National Championships focuses more on individual success and teams can depend on one or a few exceptional wrestlers, the National Duals highlights teams with solid line-ups and good wrestlers at each weight class. It is common for teams that win or place highly in the National Duals to do so at the National Championships later. The National Duals usually take place in late January before the National Championships.

Starting in the 2013–2014 season, two changes took place: 1) the National Dual Meet Championship was now renamed as the Collegiate Cup Duals and 2) a team's finish at the Collegiate Cup Duals would earn it a certain amount of team points at the National Championships and aid them in winning it. Two major reasons for this change were to 1) encourage more teams to want to wrestle in the Collegiate Cup Duals and, 2) while still recognizing up to two different champions at the two different tournaments, one team could be determined as the best true overall team and individual wrestling champion that year.

During the 2017 Vision Forum, the NCWA ruled that the National Dual Meet Championship will be held on the eastern side of the United States during even-numbered years and on the western side of the United States during odd-numbered years.

6:12 ProjectEdit

The 6:12 Project is a community outreach program created by the NCWA for its wrestlers, coaches, officials, volunteers, and staff to help the city hosting the NCWA National Duals. NCWA wrestling programs serve food to those in need and hold canned and non-perishable food drives. They later donate those goods, as well as clothes (especially jackets), to one of the city's organizations.

The name "6:12 Project" comes from the Biblical quote Ephesians chapter 6, verse 12 from the New Testament:

"For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against power, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places."

The first 6:12 Project took place at the 2012 National Duals in Dalton, Georgia and repeated for the 2013 and 2014 events which were also held in Dalton. It is scheduled to continue at the 2015 Collegiate Cup Duals in Dalton again.

NCWA National Dual Meet Championships series history
Year Host city
(Host location)
Finals match Notes
Winner Points Runner-up Points
2009 Murfreesboro, Tennessee
(Middle Tennessee State University)
Grand Valley(1/1) [40] Central Florida
Inaugural event.
2010 Shelbyville, Tennessee
(Middle Tennessee State University and University of Georgia)
Marion Military(1/1) [41] Apprentice
2011 Dalton, Georgia
(Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center)
California Baptist (1/1) [42] Central Florida
First team to win event while in transition to another association.
2012 Dalton, Georgia
(Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center)
Liberty (1/4) [43][44] 25 Lindenwood
15
2013 Dalton, Georgia
(Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center)
Lindenwood (1/1)[45][46] 30 Liberty
19 First time the event was a rematch of the previous year's finals.
2014 Dalton, Georgia
(Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center)
Grand Canyon(1/1)[47] 23 Shorter
19 First time the event became the Collegiate Cup Duals and team points were a factor for the overall Collegiate Cup championship.
2015 Dalton, Georgia
(Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center)
Liberty (2/4)[48] 37 Apprentice
9 First team to win event more than once.
2016 Dalton, Georgia
(Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center)
Central Florida (1/1)[49] 32 Grand Valley State
18
2017 Lynchburg, Virginia
(Liberty University)
Emmanuel (1/1)[50] 33 Liberty
13
2018 Lynchburg, Virginia
(Liberty University)
Liberty (3/4)[51] 30 Emmanuel
15
2019 Mesquite, Nevada
(CasaBlanca Resort Event Center)
Liberty (4/4) 28 Apprentice
18 First school to win back-to-back titles

NCWA Regional Duals ChampionshipEdit

Initially created as the Western Regional Duals, this event was created in order to give teams in the western and central part of North America the opportunity to compete in a national dual meet event like the National Dual Meet Championship.

Historically, the National Dual Meet Championship has been hosted on the eastern side of the United States in Georgia, Tennessee, or Virginia. When the Collegiate Cup was passed in 2013, questions and concerns were raised as to whether teams closer to the physical location of the National Dual Meet Championship would have an unfair competitive advantage in terms of championship points calculated for the Collegiate Cup series.

At the 2017 Vision Forum, the NCWA passed a resolution stating that in even-numbered years the National Duals would take place on the eastern side and the Regional Duals on the western side; in odd-numbered years, the National Duals would take place at a western location and the Regional Duals an eastern location.

Regional Duals Championship series history
Year Host city
(Host location)
Finals match Notes
Winner Points Runner-up Points
2017 St. George, Utah
(Dixie State University)
Grays Harbor (1/1)[52] 33 Brigham Young
23 Inaugural event.
2018 Las Vegas, Nevada
(Western High School)
Brigham Young(1/1)[53] 38
Colorado State
10 First time a team appeared in consecutive finals matches
2019 Akron, Ohio
(Springfield High School)
Mott(1/1) 38 East Carolina
18 First Regional Dual Championship to take place in the East

"Recruit Me" High School Wrestling CombineEdit

The day before competition starts at the National Championships, the NCWA hosts a wrestling combine for athletes to showcase their talents to observing college coaches. Most athletes are high school student-athletes which is the primary focus, however students at a post-secondary institution without a wrestling program may also attend. The event also allows students to ask questions about collegiate competition to college coaches.

Men's Collegiate Wrestling ChampionshipsEdit

The first major event the NCWA hosted took place in 1998 was the inaugural National Championships with 26 teams in one division in the 10 then-standard weight classes. Since then, the event has grown to include approximately 340 qualifiers among 150+ teams within the 11 NCWA weight classes where two champions are crowned (Division I and Division II).

Here, individuals are recognized for their outstanding individual achievement. They can earn team points (unless they are the non-scorer on their team) by advancing through the tournament, scoring bonus points in matches, and placing in the top 8. Teams accumulate points from all of their scoring wrestlers. The National Championships have traditionally been held in the middle of March. Division I and Division II teams compete in one bracketed tournament where the overall team points are separated at the end between the two.

In 1998, the NCWA approved an eleventh weight class, the 235 lb weight class.

In 2007, the NCWA approved All-American status for wrestlers placing in top 8. Previously, only the top 6 wrestlers in each weight class were named All-Americans.

In 2010, the NCWA approved a two-division classification system - the Division I level composed of established teams meeting specific criteria and the Division II tier where up-start teams as well as teams aiming to join Division I would compete.

Since the 2013–2014 season when the Collegiate Cup championship series was passed, teams' National Championships points are added with their National Dual Meet Championship finish points to determine the overall team champion.

National Championships series history
Year Host city
(Host location)
Team championship Most Outstanding Wrestler
(Team)
Winner Points Runner-up Points
1998 Dallas, Texas
(Richland College)
Yale(1/1)[54][55] 114.0 Georgia
99.0 Alex Tucker (Georgia)
1999 Dallas, Texas
(Richland College)
Pensacola Christian(1/2)[56] 196.0 Apprentice
167.5 Justin Bellman (Valley Forge Military)
2000 Dallas, Texas
(Richland College)
Pensacola Christian(2/2)[57] 110.0 Apprentice
97.5 Mike Collins (Delaware)
2001 Dallas, Texas
(Richland College)
Grand Valley State(1/5)[58] 196.0 Delaware
112.5 Nate Thoreson (Pensacola Christian)
2002 Easton, Pennsylvania
(Lafayette College)
Grand Valley State(2/5)[59] 199.5 Nevada
165.0 Travis Cross (Douglas)
2003 Easton, Pennsylvania
(Lafayette College)
Nevada(1/1)[60]
154.5 Apprentice
138.0 Jason Meister (Baptist Bible)
2004 Dallas, Texas
(University of Texas at Dallas)
Central Florida(1/3)[61] 166.0 Grand Valley State
163.5 Willie Hosch (Catawba)
2005 Dallas, Texas
(University of Texas at Dallas)
Central Florida (2/3)[62] 171.0 Grand Valley State
159.0 Steve McGettrick (Pensacola Christian)
2006 Grand Rapids, Michigan
(Grand Valley State University)
Grand Valley State(3/5)[63] 188.0 Apprentice
114.5
2007 Dallas, Texas
(Garland Events Center)
Grand Valley State(4/5)[64] 184.5 Central Florida
139.5 Cee-Jay Hamilton (Marion Military)
2008 Lakeland, Florida
(Lakeland Center)
Grand Valley State(5/5)[65][66] 135.5 Newman
124.0 Adam Murray (University of Toledo)
2009 Hampton, Virginia
(Hampton University)
Apprentice(1/1)[67][68] 118.5 Grand Valley State
109.0 Cole VonOhlen (Air Force Prep)
2010 Hampton, Virginia
(Hampton University)
Central Florida(3/3) [69][70] 128.0 Apprentice
111.5 John Aikens (Grand Valley State)
2011 Macon, Georgia
(Mercer University)
Division I: California Baptist(1/2)[71][72]
Division II: Northwest Missouri State(1/1) [73]
156.5
45.0
Division I: Grand Valley State
Division II: Cincinnati
121.0
33.0
Herman Gillum (Mott)
2012 Daytona Beach, Florida
(Ocean Center)
Division I: Notre Dame College (1/1) [74][75][76]
Division II: Wichita State(1/1) [77][78]
168.0
57.5
Division I: California Baptist
Division II: Northwest Missouri State
161.0
27.0
Matthew Miller (Navy Prep)
2013 Allen, Texas
(Allen Event Center)
Division I: California Baptist(2/2)[79][80][81]
Division II: Massachusetts Institute of Technology(1/1) [82][83]
145.5
50.5
Division I: McKendree
Division II: South Carolina
137.0
41.0
2014 Allen, Texas
(Allen Event Center)
Division I: Grand Canyon (1/1)[84]
Division II: Florida Gulf Coast(1/1) [85]
254.5
67.5
Division I: Liberty
Division II: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
171.5
60.5
Ryan Diehl (Liberty)
2015 Allen, Texas
(Allen Event Center)
Division I: Liberty (1/3)[86]
Division II: Washington State(1/1) [87]
194.0
66.5
Division I: Middle Tennessee State
Division II: Montana Western
127.5
59.5
Ryan Diehl (Liberty)
2016 Kissimmee, Florida
(Silver Spurs Arena)
Division I: Emmanuel(1/2)[88]
Division II: Florida(1/1) [89]
213.0
72.0
Division I: Central Florida
Division II:
191.0
59.5
Zachary Cooper (Grand Valley State)
2017 Allen, Texas
(Allen Event Center)
Division I: Emmanuel(2/2)[90][91]
Division II: Maine(1/1)[92][93]
233.5
61.5
Division I: Liberty
Division II: Connecticut
155.5
57.0
2018 Allen, Texas
(Allen Event Center)
Division I: Liberty(2/3)[94]
Division II: Penn State (NCWA)(1/2)[95]
157.0
50.0
Division I: Apprentice
Division II: Akron
156.5
48.0
2019 Allen, Texas
(Allen Event Center)
Division I: Liberty(3/3)[96][97]
Division II: Penn State (NCWA)(2/2)
201.5
62.0
Division I: Apprentice
Division II: Connecticut
164.0
61.0

Women's Collegiate Wrestling ChampionshipsEdit

The first Women's Collegiate Wrestling Championships took place at the 2008 National Championships. The NCWA sponsored this event under their new banner organization, the National Collegiate Women's Wrestling Association (NCWWA). The weight classes have been designed to closely resemble most female athletes' natural weight ranges as well as let programs that also compete in women's collegiate freestyle to acclimate to folkstyle competition. To date, the NCWA is still the only collegiate association in the United States to officially recognize women's collegiate wrestling. Whereas before matches were done using freestyle rules, as was the norm with associations like the WCWA, the NCWWA uses collegiate/folkstyle rules like in the NCWA, NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA.

No team score was recorded at the inaugural 2008 tournament, but since then team score has been kept. Bo Icalia and Josh White are tied for head coaches to have won the most titles; Icalia won the 2010 and 2011 titles as head coach of Yakima Valley Community College and the 2012 and 2013 titles as head coach of Southwestern Oregon Community College. White has won the 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 titles all with Southwestern Oregon Community College.

The top 3 wrestlers in each weight class are recognized as All-Americans. University of South Florida's Jasmine Grant is the NCWWA's first and only 4x All-American (2011–2014) so far. University of Maine's Samantha Frank has won 3 national titles going into the 2017–2018 season.

The Women's College Wrestling Championships has traditionally been dominated by northern and northwestern teams.

Women's Collegiate National Championships series history
Year Host city
(Host location)
Team championship Most Outstanding Wrestler
(Team)
Winner Points Runner-up Points
2008 Lakeland, Florida
(Lakeland Center)
No team score kept n/a No team score kept n/a
2009 Hampton, Virginia
(Hampton University)
Yakima Valley[98] 73.0 Simon Fraser
58.0 Ashlee Phy (Yakima Valley)
2010 Hampton, Virginia
(Hampton University)
Yakima Valley
2011 Macon, Georgia
(Mercer University)
Yakima Valley[99] 124.0 Mercer 45.0
2012 Daytona Beach, Florida
(Ocean Center)
Southwestern Oregon[100] 83.5 Pacific 61.5 Erica Poe (Southwestern Oregon)
2013 Allen, Texas
(Allen Event Center)
Southwestern Oregon[101] 100.0 Lindenwood – Belleville 53.0 Sonia Beri (San Jose)
2014 Allen, Texas
(Allen Event Center)
Southwestern Oregon[102] 77.0 West Chester 31.0
2015 Allen, Texas
(Allen Event Center)
Southwestern Oregon[103] 128.0 Ottawa 98.0 Samantha Frank (Maine)
2016 Kissimmee, Florida
(Silver Spurs Arena)
Southwestern Oregon 127.0 Ottawa 83.5 Samantha Frank (Maine)
2017 Allen, Texas
(Allen Event Center)
Southwestern Oregon 97.5 Ottawa 69.5 Samantha Frank (Maine)
2018 Allen, Texas
(Allen Event Center)
Southwestern Oregon 134.0 Midland 52.5 Samantha Frank (Maine)
2019 Allen, Texas
(Allen Event Center)
Grays Harbor 65.5 Schreiner 63.0

GoGreco National ChampionshipsEdit

Approved in 2016, the GoGreco Program was launched with USA Wrestling in order to improve the U.S.A.'s performance in Junior- and Senior-level Greco-Roman competition. The GoGreco season starts on the last weekend of March and concludes with the GoGreco Collegiate National Championships on the first weekend of June.[104]

GoGreco Nationals is an open-entry event to any NCWA Member institution. NCAA, NAIA & NJCAA institutions that are not currently a member of the NCWA are encouraged to join the NCWA for the GoGreco Season and to send athletes to the Nationals. Student-athletes must maintain the same academic standards that are required of the NCWA and their member institutions in order to compete.

The inaugural championships took place on June 3, 2017 in Dallas, Texas on the campus of Richland College.

GoGreco National Championships series history
Year Host city
(Host team)
Team championship Notes
Winner Points Runner-up Points
2017 Dallas, Texas
(Richland College)
North Texas(1/3)[105] 55.0 Richland 34.0 Inaugural championships
2018 Dallas, Texas
(Richland College)
North Texas(2/3)[106] 49.0 Richland 37.0 Most Outstanding Wrestler: Dominic Vazquez (Toledo)
2019 Dallas, Texas
(Richland College)
North Texas(3/3) 83.0 Richland 42.0

Vision ForumEdit

Every year since 1997, the NCWA's Vision Forum convenes during the wrestling off-season in the summer and is held at about the same location as and set a few days before the National Wrestling Coaches Association Convention. The Vision Forum focuses on the NCWA rule changes, policies, and procedures from the previous season and if any modifications need to be made or new topics need to be discussed. The 2017 Vision Forum will be held from Wednesday, August 2 to Sunday, August 6 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Some important changes and events that have come from the Vision Forum:

  • National Duals and Regional Duals to switch between eastern- and western-based locations every year; passed in 2017
  • Western Regional Duals; passed in 2016
  • "Recruit Me" High School Wrestling Combine passed in 2015
  • Go Greco Initiative[107]; passed in 2015
  • Collegiate Cup National Championships Series; passed in 2013
  • National Collegiate Grappling Association; passed in 2013
  • Seven conferences re-aligned into nine conferences; passed in 2012
  • Use of mat-side instant replay for officials; passed in 2011
  • Two men's divisions - Division I and Division II; passed in 2010
  • National Dual Meet Championship; passed in 2008
  • National Collegiate Women's Wrestling Association; passed in 2007
  • Addition of 7th and 8th-place finishes at National Championships into All-American finishes; passed in 2006
  • First National Championships to take place outside of Texas; passed in 2001
  • Addition of an 11th weight class, the 235 lb weight class; passed in 1998

Team Championship HistoryEdit

Champions by yearEdit

NCWA Championships
Year Host city
(Host team)
Division School Championship format
1998 Dallas, Texas
(Richland College)
Men's Yale[108][109] National Championships team score
1999 Dallas, Texas
(Richland College)
Men's Pensacola Christian[110]
2000 Dallas, Texas
(Richland College)
Men's Pensacola Christian [111]
2001 Dallas, Texas
(Richland College)
Men's Grand Valley State [112]
2002 Easton, Pennsylvania
(Lafayette College)
Men's Grand Valley State[113]
2003 Easton, Pennsylvania
(Lafayette College)
Men's Nevada[114]
2004 Dallas, Texas
(University of Texas at Dallas)
Men's Central Florida[115]
2005 Dallas, Texas
(University of Texas at Dallas)
Men's Central Florida[116]
2006 Grand Rapids, Michigan
(Grand Valley State University)
Men's Grand Valley State[117]
2007 Dallas, Texas
(Garland Events Center)
Men's Grand Valley State[118]
2008 Lakeland, Florida
(Lakeland Center)
Men's Grand Valley State[119][120]
Women's No team score kept
2009 Hampton, Virginia
(Hampton University)
Men's Apprentice[121][122] • Men's division:
National Championships team score

• Women's division:
National Championships team score

Women's Yakima Valley[123]
2010 Hampton, Virginia
(Hampton University)
Men's Central Florida [124][125]
Women's Yakima Valley
2011 Macon, Georgia
(Mercer University)
Men's Division I California Baptist[126][127]
• Men's division I:
National Championships team score

• Men's division II:
National Championships team score

• Women's division:
National Championships team score

Men's Division II Northwest Missouri State[128]
Women's Yakima Valley[129]
2012 Daytona Beach, Florida
(Ocean Center)
Men's Division I: Notre Dame College[130][131][132]
Men's Division II Wichita State[133][134]
Women's Southwestern Oregon[135]
2013 Allen, Texas
(Allen Event Center)
Men's Division I California Baptist[136][137][138]
Men's Division II Massachusetts Institute of Technology[139][140]
Women's Southwestern Oregon[141]
2014 Allen, Texas
(Allen Event Center)
Men's Division I Grand Canyon[142] • Men's division I:
Collegiate Cup scoring system

• Men's division II:
National Championships team score

• Women's division:
National Championships team score

Men's Division II Florida Gulf Coast[143]
Women's Southwestern Oregon[144]
2015 Allen, Texas
(Allen Event Center)
Men's Division I Liberty[145]
Men's Division II Washington State[146]
Women's Southwestern Oregon[147]
2016 Kissimmee, Florida
(Silver Spurs Arena)
Men's Division I Central Florida
Men's Division II Florida[148]
Women's Southwestern Oregon
2017 Allen, Texas
(Allen Event Center)
Men's Division I Emmanuel[149][150] • Men's division I:
Collegiate Cup scoring system

• Men's division II:
National Championships team score

• Women's division:
National Championships team score

• GoGreco:
GoGreco Championships team score

Men's Division II Maine[151][152]
Women's Southwestern Oregon
Dallas, Texas
(Richland College)
GoGreco North Texas[153]
2018 Allen, Texas
(Allen Event Center)
Men's Division I Liberty[154]
Men's Division II Penn State (NCWA)[155]
Women's Southwestern Oregon
Dallas, Texas
(Richland College)
GoGreco North Texas[156]
2019 Allen, Texas
(Allen Event Center)
Men's Division I Liberty[157]
Men's Division II Penn State (NCWA)[158]
Women's Grays Harbor
Dallas, Texas
(Richland College)
GoGreco North Texas

Champions by teamEdit

School Total Championships Year(s) won/Championship type
Southwestern Oregon 7 2012W • 2013W • 2014W • 2015W • 2016W • 2017W • 2018W
Grand Valley State 5 2001M • 2002M • 2006M • 2007M • 2008M
Central Florida 4 2004M • 2005M • 2010 M • 2016D1
Liberty 3 2015D1 • 2018D1 • 2019D1
North Texas 2017GG • 2018GG • 2019GG
Yakima Valley 2009W • 2010W • 2011W
California Baptist 2 2011D1 • 2013D1
Penn State (NCWA) 2018D2 • 2019D2
Pensacola Christian 1999M • 2000M
Apprentice 1 2009M
Emmanuel 2017D1
Florida 2016D2
Florida Gulf Coast 2014D2
Grand Canyon 2014D1
Grays Harbor 2019W
Maine 2017D2
Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2013D2
Nevada 2003M
Northwest Missouri State 2011D2
Notre Dame College 2012D1
Washington State 2015D2
Wichita State 2012D2
Yale 1998M

M: Denotes Men's Championship.
W: Denotes Women's Championship.
D1: Denotes Men's Division I Championship.
D2: Denotes Men's Division II Championship.
GG: Denotes GoGreco Championship.

Collegiate Cup ChampionshipEdit

At the 2013 Vision Forum, the NCWA approved a new National Championships Series to crown a true National Team Champion. With the National Dual Meet Championship, the team that wins the Collegiate Cup will earn 24 team points. The runner-up will receive 23, third-place 22, and so forth until the 23rd-place team receives 2 points. All other teams that participated, but did not place in the top 23 will receive 1 point. Those points will be carried over to the individual-based National Championships where teams will continue to score points based on their individual athletes' performances.

The winner of the Collegiate Cup will have accrued the most total points between both events and be presented with the College Cup as the overall NCWA National Champions. Grand Canyon University was the first champion of the new format in 2014.

Championship Year Champion School National Dual Meet Championship finish National Championships finish Notes
2014 Grand Canyon 1st 1st - Division I
  • Inaugural Collegiate Cup champions
  • 1st team to sweep National Dual Meet Championship and National Championships in same season under the Collegiate Cup format
2015 Liberty 1st 1st - Division I
2016 Central Florida 1st 2nd - Division I

1st team to win Collegiate Cup without winning both the National Dual Meet Championship and National Championships in same season

2017 Emmanuel 1st 1st - Division I
2018 Liberty 1st 1st - Division I
2019 Liberty 1st 1st - Division I
  • 1st team to win back-to-back Collegiate Cup Championships

StructureEdit

The NCWA is divided into eight regional conferences and four divisions. Men's Division I programs are athletic department funded or have met the NCWA's D-I criteria. Many of the Division I programs also offer athletic scholarships. Men's Division II teams are broken into categories; Emerging Programs, that are developing into Division I teams, and Clubs that operate on campuses where there are established NCAA/NCAA/NJCAA Teams; few Division II schools are of the latter circumstance. Schools whose wrestling teams are competing in the NCWA during their school's transitional period are placed into Division I. Women's programs are any collegiate/post-seconday scholastic programs who also compete in the collegiate folkstyle ruleset. GoGreco programs have most of the same set-up as the men's and women's divisions with the exception that it is under a Greco-Roman ruleset.

In August 2010, the current two-division system was passed at that year's Vision Forum and implemented for the 2011 National Championships.

ConferencesEdit

Conference Year Founded States/region Automatic Qualifiers per weight class Allocated Wild Cards Notable teams
Great Lakes 2012 5 7
  • Grand Valley State University
Mid-Atlantic 2003 5 10
  • Liberty University
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • The Apprentice School
Mid-East 2009 5 4
  • Penn State - DuBois
  • University of Maryland - Baltimore County
Northeast 1998
  • Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont
  • Northeast
6 5
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • United States Military Academy Prep
  • United States Naval Academy Prep
Northwest 2001-2009, 2012 5 6
  • Central Washington University
  • Washington State University
  • Grays Harbor College
  • Montana Western University
Southeast 1998
  • Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi
  • Southeast
3 7
  • Emmanuel College
  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Marion Military Institute
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of South Florida
Southwest 1998 4 4
  • University of Texas
  • Wayne State University
West Coast 1998 5 5
  • University of Southern California
  • Colorado State University

Former ConferencesEdit

Former Conference Years Active Region Notes
Great Plains Conference 2012-2018 Mid-west, northern, central, western Teams dispersed into Great Lakes, Northwest, Southwest, and West Coast conferences
North Central Conference 2002-2012 Mid-west, northern, central, northwestern Split into Great Lake and Great Plains conferences due to large size
Northeastern Conference 1998-2001 Northeast, northern, Atlantic Renamed "Northeast Conference"
Northern Conference 1998-2002 Mid-west, northern Renamed "North Central Conference"
Northwestern Conference 2001-2002 Mountain, northwest, Pacific Renamed "Northwest Conference"
Southeastern Conference 1998-2002 Atlantic, southern, southeastern Renamed "Southeast Conference"
Southwestern Conference 1998-2002 Central, Mid-west, southern Renamed "Southwest Conference"
West Conference 2003-2005 Pacific, northwest, southwest, west Renamed "West Coast Conference"
Western Conference 1998-2001 Pacific, northwest, southwest, west Renamed "West Conference"

Wrestling clubs in the NCWA: Bloomsburg University, Edinboro University, Ferrum College, Fresno State University, Iowa State University, Lehigh University, Michigan State University, Northern Illinois University, Ohio State University, Pennsylvania State University, Rutgers University, Sacred Heart University, State University of New York - Cortland, University of Buffalo, University of Iowa, University of Maryland, University of Michigan, University of Northern Colorado, University of Pittsburgh, University of Wisconsin, Virginia Military Institute, Virginia Tech University.

Notable peopleEdit

The NCWA has had thousands of alumni since it began in 1997. Notable alumni include:

  • Kevin Andres: First head coach of Ottawa men's wrestling team and current Sports Clubs Coordinator.[159] Head coach of Belmont Abbey (1998-2006) and Mercer (2006-2014) men's wrestling teams.
  • Justin Bellman: First 2x National Champion (1998-1999) for Valley Forge Military, 1999 NCWA Most Outstanding Wrestler.
  • Jadaen Bernstein: 4x NCAA Division I National Qualifier wrestler for United States Naval Academy. 2014 174 lb National Champion for Navy Prep.
  • Asnage Castelly: 2016 Olympic freestyle wrestler for Haiti. Coaches at Springfield Tech.
  • Jesse Castro: 2x NCCAA champion wrestler for Liberty and National Wrestling Hall of Fame - Virginia Chapter member. Current head coach of Liberty wrestling team.[160]
  • Ryan Diehl: 2x NCAA Division I National Qualifier wrestler for Maryland. 2x NCWA National Champion for Liberty.
  • Tony Ferguson: MMA fighter signed with UFC, winner of The Ultimate Fighter 13. 2006 165 lb national champion and 2x All-American for Grand Valley State].
  • LeRoy Gardner III: Head men's wrestling coach at University of the Ozarks and NCAA Division III champion for Wartburg. Former head wrestling coach at Houston - Downtown.
  • Melvin Rubio: 2019 NCAA Division II National Qualifier wrestler for Queens. 2018 NCWA All-American at 125 lbs.
  • Nicholas Gil: 2x NCAA Division I National Qualifier wrestler for United States Naval Academy. 2015 149 lb National Champion for Navy Prep.
  • David Hazewinkel: Olympic Greco-Roman wrestler for the United States of America in 1968 and 1972, brother of James Hazewinkel, uncle of Sam Hazewinkel. Coached at Pensacola Christian (1998-2006) and Marion Military (2006-2016).
  • James Hazewinkel: Olympic Greco-Roman wrestler for the United States of America in 1968 and 1972, brother of Dave Hazewinkel, father of Sam Hazewinkel. Coached at Pensacola Christian (1998-2006) and Marion Military (2006-2016).
  • Tom Lawlor: MMA fighter signed with UFC. 3x national champion and 4x All-American for Central Florida.
  • Antonio Martinez: 3x Copa Sparta freestyle tournament champion, most recently at 70 kg in 2016. 2016 All-American for Texas - Austin.
  • Santiago Martinez: 2015 NCAA Division I National Qualifier wrestler for Lehigh, 2x Pan-American freestyle medalist[161] [162]and World Championships 79 kg freestyle wrestler for Columbia at 79 kg. 2x 157 lb National Champion for Central Florida.
  • Anthony McLaughlin: 2019 NCAA Division I National Qualifier wrestler for Air Force. 2015 184 lb National Champion for Air Force Prep.
  • Frank Mensah: Canadian Olympic Trials runner-up and current Development Coach for the Women’s Provincial Team and Head Coach/Program Director of Coast Wrestling Academy in the Lower Mainland. 2005 125 lb national champion and 2x All-American for Douglas.
  • Zach Merrill: 2017 University Nationals 98 kg Greco-Roman champion and 2018 World Championships 97 kg freestyle qualifier for Puerto Rico.[163] 2x NCWA champion for California Baptist.
  • Andre Metzger: 2x NCAA Division I national champion for Oklahoma and 3x World Championship freestyle wrestling medalist for United States of America. Head coach of North Texas.
  • Bill Neal: Former Greco-Roman wrestling coach for United States Olympic Training Center. Head wrestling coach at Richland.
  • Ike Okoli: 2014 World Championships +90 kg bronze medalist in Beach Wrestling for United States of America, 2019 Turkmen Goresh bronze medalist at the World Nomad Games, and 2019 US Open 130 kg Greco-Roman placewinner[164]. 2x NCWA All-American for South Carolina.
  • Richard Robitaille: Veteran, author, and founder of Richard Robitaille, LLC. Coached at Valley Forge Military. [165]
  • Bruce Shumaker: Edinboro wrestler who wrestled in two U.S. Open Trials. Head coach of Apprentice from 2008-2017.
  • Geordan Speiller: 2018 World Championships 82 kg Greco-Roman wrestler for the United States of America. 2016 165 lb national champion for Central Florida.
  • Cole VonOhlen: 4x NCAA Division I National Qualifier wrestler for United States Air Force Academy. 2009 141 lb National Champion for Air Force Prep.
  • Bryant Wood: Model and actor. 2014 NCWA National runner-up for Grand Canyon.
  • Josh "The Goods" Woods: Amateur professional wrestler signed with Ring of Honor. 4x NCWA All-American and 2011 National Champion for Central Florida.

NCWA Gear[166]Edit

NCWA Gear is the official apparel of the National Collegiate Wrestling Association. Based out of Orlando, Florida, the business sells sublimated athletic apparel designed for wrestling and mixed martial arts practice and competition for both men and women of all ages. NCWA Gear also offers full customization on its products.

In 2015, USA Wrestling named NCWA Gear's Florida National Team Uniforms for Fargo as the "Best Uniform Package." Mixed martial artists Josh "The Goods" Woods and Daniel "The Animal" Martinez both wore NCWA Gear while fighting.

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

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