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Since 2008, The WCWA Continues To Grow In 2016

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.

fciwomenswrestling.com article, Waldorf University photo credit
fciwomenswrestling.com article, Waldorf University photo credit

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.




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