Women's College Wrestling programs

Women's College Wrestling programs

Postby Don » Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:06 pm

This new thread is a carry-over from the topic "NCAA to recognize women's wrestling" and is an attempt to gain and provide an understanding of the size and scope of the women's college wrestling community. My research, while it may be faulty, and perhaps lacking knowledge of a definitive single-source for this information, has enabled me to list the following schools, with varying degrees of certainty regarding the schools not listed as part of the WCWA below.

WCWA - The websites for these schools list rosters that total 184 wrestlers.

WCWA conference schools
Oklahoma City U
King College
Simon Fraser
Lindenwood U
Cumberlands
Wayland Baptist
Missouri Valley
Jamestown
Menlo
Waldorf
Missouri Baptist

Another school is Midland University in Nebraska, which is a first-year program with a website roster of six. It may be a WCWA school as well, but the WCWA website does not list it. They have competed against WCWA schools (although other non-WCWA schools have as well) and attended at least one WCWA event.

The following are schools culled from the NCWA Women's website, which lists more schools than these, but without info, updates or any other external indication of activity. Some of the following schools may be inactive as well, but are listed nevertheless in an attempt to obtain confirmation. I am also unclear as to the style the women at these schools wrestle, the degree to which they competed, or how the program is recognized (club, varsity) at the listed school.

East Tenn State U
Middle Tenn State U
Bowling Green (OH)
Lockhaven (PA)
Mercer (GA)
Pacific (CA)
Yakima Valley CC (WA)
Southwestern Oregon CC
San Jose St. (CA)
NW Kansas Tech
Texas A&M

It would be great if anyone with knowledge of the schools listed immediately above could provide information on these programs (style, size of roster, where they compete, contact info, etc.). And if there are schools NOT listed that have women's programs, please provide that same info too.

I will compile updates, undertake additional research, and do what I can to get a complete, detailed list made more readily available.

Women's college wrestling provides good opportunities and deserves to grow. Creating a central source of information about where programs are and what they offer is a worthwhile goal.

Please contribute any information or knowledge that you have. Don't worry about how it is presented or formatted - any info is a good start!
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Re: Women's College Wrestling programs

Postby Beech » Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:26 pm

Pacific is in Oregon and they are wrestling both club and WCWA. Also Campbellsville U just started a program and are looking for a head coach. They will be in the WCWA
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Re: Women's College Wrestling programs

Postby Title9 » Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:08 pm

Thanks for the Campbellsville news. Here's their men's team's contact data:

http://www.campbellsvillewrestling.com/contact2.htm
Why are wrestling teams getting scaled back if not downsized?
Two websites (with which I'm unaffiliated) tell much of the story:

http://www.SavingSports.com AND http://www.USDebtClock.org

Might you have potential solutions in mind yet?
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Re: Women's College Wrestling programs

Postby ValkyrieWrestling » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:40 pm

YVCC lists a dozen wrestlers on their roster. They are competing in both NWCWA and WCWA.
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Re: Women's College Wrestling programs

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Re: Women's College Wrestling programs

Postby Don » Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:53 am

Thanks for the updates everyone - The WCWA tournament held this past weekend shed some new light on some of these programs.

As it pertains to the info that Yakima Valley CC has a dozen girls on their roster, I could only find, at the Yakima Valley CC website, a roster for the 2010-2011 season. In other info, including the wrestlers they sent to the WCWA event, their appears to be a team of 6 wrestlers or less. Does anyone have definitive info on the size of Yakima's roster for 2011-12?

While OKCU and King were the heaviest scorers at the WCWA tournament, Simon Fraser, Lindenwood, and many other programs and their wrestlers put in a good showing. Here's to hoping that these programs will more actively recruit and grow, because more competition will be good for the sport.

The distribution of this year's recruiting class will be interesting, because their does not appear to be the few consensus top recruits that were more obvious in previous years, and with OKC losing a few of their top wrestlers to graduation - any school that is able to sign three or four girls has a good chance to become more competitive.

If anyone would like to share news of recruit commitments to any of these programs, and to keep the flow of information going, please do it here, and if appropriate, I will start a new thread for that info.

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Re: Women's College Wrestling programs

Postby Title9 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:25 pm

Here are the results from that tourney, by the way:

http://kingtornado.com/sports/wwrest/2011-12/2012WCWANationals/WCWA12Results
Why are wrestling teams getting scaled back if not downsized?
Two websites (with which I'm unaffiliated) tell much of the story:

http://www.SavingSports.com AND http://www.USDebtClock.org

Might you have potential solutions in mind yet?
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Re: Women's College Wrestling programs

Postby ValkyrieWrestling » Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:22 pm

YVCC lists this years roster on their facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/YVCC-Wres ... 5484131226
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Re: Women's College Wrestling programs

Postby Title9 » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:13 pm

Pennsylvania's Lock Haven University's women's wrestling team recently got an interesting write-up:

http://blog.pennlive.com/college-corner ... on_th.html

Meanwhile:

http://www.womenswrestlingproject.com

Women's high school wrestling's not officially sanctioned back East other than in Tennessee and reportedly Massachusetts. Hence, the lack of roster participants even for a team with a regional training center for the Olympics.
Why are wrestling teams getting scaled back if not downsized?
Two websites (with which I'm unaffiliated) tell much of the story:

http://www.SavingSports.com AND http://www.USDebtClock.org

Might you have potential solutions in mind yet?
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Re: Women's College Wrestling programs

Postby Don » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:49 am

As referenced elsewhere on the Mat, the USOEC program at Northern Michigan University will officially end at the conclusion of the school year, with, as my understanding, only a few of the current participants offered or accepting the opportunity to transition to Colorado Springs. This is a recruiting bonanza of sorts for college programs, with as many as 10-12 wrestlers available to college programs in what would have otherwise been a lean recruiting year.

If anyone has definitive news of a current USOEC participant signing with a college program for next year, please post it here. Although they may be fun to speculate on, no rumors please!
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Re: Women's College Wrestling programs

Postby ValkyrieWrestling » Thu May 03, 2012 9:04 am

YVCC just shut down both its men's and women's wrestling programs.
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Re: Women's College Wrestling programs

Postby Don » Thu May 03, 2012 9:34 am

I saw the news about YVCC too - if any of the women involved in that program are reading this, there are schools that want you!

Valkyrie has also provided an update (and link) in another post that Lindenwood-Belleville (IL) has added a program, but I am not clear if that school intends to compete in folkstyle or freestyle - does anybody know?

They have one outstanding wrestler already, Mei Ling Kieki (sorry if mis-spelled), who may have sophomore eligibility and won at the recent University Nationals. She is a Missouri Valley transfer.

Does anybody know where any of the women involved in the USOEC program at Northern Michigan are going? Jenna Burkert will be going to Colorado Springs, where the USOC will absorb the USOEC program, but that is the only update I have been able to obtain.
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Re: Women's College Wrestling programs

Postby matdad46 » Sat May 05, 2012 5:38 am

Don't you think the USOEC girls know that other schools might have an oppotunity for them? Is it possible they knew this was coming six months before it was announced. Most of these girls already had commitments in place with new schools long before the news was made public. Perhaps the first clue was their Coach leaving?
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Re: Women's College Wrestling programs

Postby Don » Wed May 16, 2012 2:21 pm

matdad46 wrote:Don't you think the USOEC girls know that other schools might have an oppotunity for them? Is it possible they knew this was coming six months before it was announced. Most of these girls already had commitments in place with new schools long before the news was made public. Perhaps the first clue was their Coach leaving?


Sorry Matdad, but other than your insatiable desire to find fault with every post I make, I otherwise have no idea where you are going with this. Actually, the women in the USOEC program have known since August/September of 2011 that the program at Northern Michigan was likely to close, and I was just using the thread to get input on where some of those wrestlers are going. If these wrestlers do have commitments in place, as you are saying, their new schools/programs are certainly not announcing them.

In case you have not noticed, there is no good central source for a lot of good info on what is happening in women's college wrestling, and this discussion thread, with good contributions made by many, has been as good as any.

Maybe you can read through an entire thread and gain an understanding of where it is going before lashing out at me next time? Or better yet, contribute information of value?
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Re: Women's College Wrestling programs

Postby Terry » Tue May 22, 2012 4:07 pm

Lock Haven University has an intercollegiate wrestling program. It is funded and supported as other varsity sports at LHU. The team has an excellent schedule, and travels extensively. In March 2011 they traveled to Bulgaria and trained with their national team in Bansko, and in January 2012 they trained for two weeks in Gotzis, Austria with teams from other European conutries. For more information go to http://www.ladyeagleswrestling.com .
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