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Age Division Names Change for USA Wrestling

As of November 7th, the Executive Committee of USA Wrestling has approved a change to the names of age divisions used at all USA Wrestling Regional and National Championships. When spoken, the age division names read “9 and Under”for 9U, “12 and Under” for U12 and so on. This is being done to fall more in line with the naming conventions of other youth sports.

It should be noted that state associations and local tournament hosts are not required to use USA Wrestling age divisions (nor weight classes), but this change will impact the names of age divisions at … Read more

Delaware Valley and Alderson Broaddus Universities to Add Women’s Wrestling

WCWA up to 49 programs in 2019

Delaware Valley University

Delaware Valley University, in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, has announced the addition of women’s wrestling as a varsity sport starting in the 2019-2020 season. The school is a private university offering 25 undergraduate majors, six master’s programs, and a doctoral program. The student body is made up of 1,700 full-time undergraduate students In athletics, DelVal is a NCAA Div. III school.

Caitlyn Baker has been named the inaugural head coach for the Aggies. Coach Baker is a Pennsylvania native with 20 years of wrestling experience who earned All-American honors twice during … Read more

WCWA to Lose a Program

Bacone College to Discontinue Women’s Wrestling

Yesterday, I was posting about the number of WCWA  programs growing to 48. Today, unfortunately, I’m posting about the number going down by one next season. Yesterday, Bacone College officially announced that it is cutting, among other sports, women’s wrestling.

The college, in Muskogee, Oklahoma, had sponsored the sport since 2015 and Head Coach Geneva Gray (sister of Olympian and three-time world champion Adeline Gray) joined the program in 2016. With a 32-woman roster made up of freshmen and sophomores, the Bacone Warriors appeared ready to make their mark in the upcoming seasons. But … Read more

Big Bend Community College to Add Women’s Program

WCWA will grow to 48 programs

Big Bend Community College, in Moses Lake, Washington, will be adding women’s wrestling starting in the 2018-2019 season. The school is a two-year community college that offers 43 associate degrees and 16 certificate programs. The population is made up of around 5,400 students. In athletics, Big Bend is an NWAC school.

The Plan

The Vikings have begun the search for a head coach. The college hopes to recruit roughly 30 athletes this summer and eventually carry 25-30 wrestlers on the roster.

“We are excited to return men’s wrestling and introduce women’s wrestling at

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CMU Camp

Normally, I only post events that:

  1. SoCal wrestlergirls can get to easily
  2. have direct repercussions on the athletes’ future competitive opportunities

But, when someone outside of California reaches out to me saying they would really like to see California wrestlers attend their event, I tend to make an exception. Especially when that someone is SoCal native coach, Travis Mercado who has recently been named head coach at Colorado Mesa University.

So, if you are able to get out to Colorado for a few days, you can take advantage of the opportunity to learn from an accomplished collegiate women’s wrestling coach. … Read more

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