The Women’s College Wrestling Association has come a long way since 2008.
In 2008, according to themat.com, “During the fifth annual Women’s College Freestyle National Championships, held this past weekend in Oklahoma City, Okla., coaches from the women’s college wrestling teams formed a new organization to oversee their sport. The Women’s College Wrestling Association (WCWA) was created by a vote of the coaches in attendance.[adToAppearHere]
The coaches agreed upon eligibility rules for athletes, the scoring system for the national championships, weigh-in procedures and organizational dues, among other topics.”
From humble beginnings the WCWA has grown to have at least 30 colleges now in participation.[adToAppearHere]
2016 promises to be another great year.
FCI Women’s Wrestling looks forward to a heavy focus on the WCWA in this year’s article campaign.
Information on Women’s College Wrestling Association (WCWA):
- WCWA serves as the governing body for women’s college wrestling
- WCWA competes at NWCA National Duals
- WCWA National Tournament will have 200+ athletes competing at it.
- There 30 current college teams that are current members.
- Most college teams have 30+ members per team by the third year.
- Most members offer athletic scholarships to athletes
- WCWA follow International Freestyle Rules
- WCWA members also compete in USAW Senior and Jr. Fila events
- WCWA college recruiting fare is held during the USAW Girls Folkstyle National
- WCWA members must follow eligibility rules similar to NCAA and NAIA rules.
|10/15/2016||Midland Lady Warrior Open||Fremont, Neb.||Details|
|10/21-22/2016||Oklahoma City Women’s Open||Abe Lemons Arena||Details|
|11/9/2016||Wayland Baptist (Texas)||Plainview, Texas||6 p.m.||Details|
|11/10-12/2016||Bill Farrell Invitational||Hempstead, N.Y.||8 a.m.||Details|
|11/16/2016||Lyon (Ark.)||Batesville, Ark.||4 p.m.||Details|
|11/16/2016||Ottawa (Kan.)||Batesville, Ark.||5 p.m.||Details|
|11/19/2016||Missouri Valley Open||Marshall, Mo.||9 a.m.||Details|
|12/1/2016||Emmanuel (Ga.)||Abe Lemons Arena||6 p.m.||Details|
|12/8/2016||Bacone||Abe Lemons Arena||6 p.m.||Details|
|12/10/2016||NAIA Invitational||Campbellsville, Ky.||9 a.m.||Details|
|12/16-18/2016||U.S. Senior Nationals||Las Vegas||11 a.m.||Details|
|NWCA National Duals|
|1/5/2017||TBA||Fort Wayne, Ind.||TBA||Details|
|1/6/2017||TBA||Fort Wayne, Ind.||TBA||Details|
|1/15/2017||Ottawa Braves Open||Ottawa, Kan.||9 a.m.||Details|
|1/20/2017||McKendree Bearcat Open||Lebanon, Ill.||9 a.m.||Details|
|2/1-3/2017||USA Wrestling Dave Schultz Memorial Open||Colorado Springs, Colo.||10 a.m.||Details|
|WCWA National Championships|
|2/10-11/2017||WCWA Championships||Oklahoma City – Abe Lemons Arena||10 a.m.||Details|
|3/24-26/2017||USA Wrestling University Nationals||Abe Lemons Arena||9 a.m.||Details|
|5/19-21/2017||USA Wrestling Body Bar Open||Irving, Texas||9 a.m.||Details|
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Sources: brainyquote.com, Wikipedia, fciwomenswrestling2.com, FCI Elite Competitor, photos thank you Wikimedia Commons.