2019 NAIA Women’s National Invitational Results

On March 16, the NAIA held its inaugural women’s National Invitational tournament. It was originally meant to be a two-day tournament but inclement weather gave no choice but to make it a one-day event.

Like in the WCWA, Menlo College took the team title with 230.5 points, followed in second by Oklahoma City University with 154.5 points, and in third the host school University of Jamestown came in third. The list of the top-ten teams follows:

1 Menlo College – 230.5
2 Oklahoma City University – 154.5
3 University of Jamestown – 137.5
4 Campbellsville University – 126.5
5 University

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2019 NCWA Women’s National Championships Results

Well, this is embarrassing, I almost completely missed the NCWA National Championships which took place March 15th and 16th, for the women, at the Allen Events Center in Allen Texas.

For those of you who don’t know, the NCWA holds a national tournament for collegiate wrestling clubs. They compete in folkstyle – versus the NAIA on the women’s side and the WCWA which compete in freestyle. 11 weights were contested and I’m happy to say seven California natives obtained NCWA All-American honors.

In the Team race, Grays Harbor College won the team titles with 65.5 points. Schreiner University came in … Read more

Two More Universities Adding Women’s Wrestling

Two universities have announced that they intend to add women’s wrestling as a varsity sport to their athletic offerings; Central Methodist University and Indiana Institute of Technology.

Central Methodist University

On February 12th, Central Methodist University, in Fayette, Missouri, has announced its intention to add women’s wrestling as a varsity sport for the 2019-2020 season. CMU is a private, coed, liberal arts university affiliated with the United Methodist Church. It offers Masters, bachelors and Associates degrees. It has a 55-acre campus in a total undergraduate student body of around 5,400.

“I’m excited that we’re going to be starting wrestling. It

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WCWA Regional Qualifiers Canceled

There Were Good Reasons

As some of you may know, the WCWA was scheduled to hold its regional qualifiers for this year’s National championships last weekend. However, these were canceled leaving many people wondering why. After inquiring as to the reasons for the cancellation, I received the answer via direct message on Twitter from the official WCWA account. There were 3 factors cited:

  1. Membership had discussed regionals before the NAIA had announced women’s wrestling invitational status. Since many of the WCWA schools are NAIA, adding regionals meant that a financial burden would be added to their budget. The WCWA didn’t
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Grand View University Adds Women’s Wrestling

Grand View University, in Des Moines, Iowa, has announced its intention to add women’s wrestling as a varsity sport for the 2019-2020 season.

Grand View University Vikings

Grand View is a private liberal arts university affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The school offers over 40 undergraduate programs and four master degree programs. Its pre-professional programs include medicine, law, pharmacy and physical therapy. Its 50-acre campus has an academic staff of 90 and a co-ed student body of around 2,000.

We are very excited that we are going to add women’s wrestling as the 26th varsity sport at Grand View

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