NJCAA Championships field set after districts

After the completion of six NJCAA district wrestling championships, the field of competitors has been determined for the national tournament to be held in Des Moines, Iowa, on Feb. 22-23. A total of six schools will be bringing the maximum number of wrestlers, which is 10, one per weight class, in quest to claim the NJCAA title. It is interesting to note that the six teams that are bringing all ten wrestlers are also the same six teams who were crowned district champions. Those schools with full teams are North Idaho College (Idaho) ranked first, Labette Community College (Kansas) ranked second, Nassau Community College (New York) ranked fifth, Ellsworth Community College (Iowa) ranked sixth, Niagara County C.C. (New York) ranked eight, and Lincoln College (Illinois) who are currently unranked, but were ranked 19th in the previous NJCAA coaches poll. Continue reading at www.intermatwrestle.com

Blue Earth Area, New London-Spicer, and Eastview All Repeat As MWCA Academic State Champions

All three of the 2012 Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Association (MWCA) state academic team champions repeated for 2013. Blue Earth Area for the second straight year posted the highest team g.p.a in the state with a 3.92 team g.p.a. to defend their class A crown. In class AA, New London-Spicer posted a 3.88 team g.p.a to win the academic crown for the third straight year. Eastview was able to make it three of the last four class AAA titles with a 3.74 team g.p.a..

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Committee for the Preservation of Olympic Wrestling (CPOW) formed to retain wrestling in the Olympics

By Gary Abbott USA Wrestling

A committee of highly-respected leaders within the American wrestling community has been formed, whose mission is to insure that wrestling remains as a core sport of the Olympic Games.

The group is called the Committee for the Preservation of Olympic Wrestling (CPOW), and is chaired by Bill Scherr of Glenview, Ill., a World champion and Olympic medalist in freestyle wrestling, who help spearhead the Chicago 2016 Olympic bid effort and is a top businessman in the financial services industry.

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