WCWAs Is A World Team Trials Qualifier

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The first national championships of the collegiate wrestling season are this weekend in Oklahoma City. However, the 15th Women's Collegiate Wrestling Association tournament is important for another reason.

Much like how NCAA Division I champions qualify for World Team Trials on the men's freestyle side, the WCWA champs also qualify for the women's freestyle trials by winning the two-day tournament, which gets underway Friday.

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The WCWA already operates under freestyle and generally builds its season around the USA Wrestling schedule. Last year, there were two WCWA champs who went on to make the world team, Haley Augello at 53kg and Mallory Velte at 63kg.

There are 10 weights for WCWA competitions, but they differ from international weights and are also measured in pounds: 101, 109, 116, 123, 130, 136, 143, 155, 170, and 191.

Below are complete WTT qualifying procedures, and the most recent WCWA rankings can be found here.

Wrestling starts at 10 AM Central time on Friday. Brackets will be FloArena.

Match Notes: #2 Ohio State Dominates #6 NC State

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Closing out the dual meet season, #2 Ohio State will face #6 North Carolina State. Eight of the ten matches in today dual will feature a ranked vs ranked matchup. 

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It's the final weekend of the season, and we still don't know who Penn State's 197-pound entrant will be for the Big Ten championships. But now is the time for PSU coach Cael Sanderson and his staff to decide, will it be Anthony Cassar or Shakur Rasheed?

What 2 Watch 4: This Is The End

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Projecting The 184 Seeds For The 2018 NCAA Tournament

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The final weekend of the season is upon us, which means it's about time to wrap up our seed projections. Coming to the upperweights, the 184 pound seeds appear pretty clear, but there is a ton of possibility for volatility in the conference tournaments.

Jakobsen Or Weiler? Lehigh's Question At 197

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Rightfully so, #1 Penn State’s 197-pound questions have been one of the major headlines of the season. 

Haselrig Hex: No Three-Timers At Heavyweight Since 1989

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Carlton Haselrig is one of the greatest NCAA wrestlers of all time and is also the last man to ever win three Division I titles at heavyweight.

Super-Dual Breakdown: #2 Ohio State At #6 North Carolina State

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Ohio State concludes its brutal final stretch of dual meets by traveling to Tobacco Road to take on North Carolina State this Sunday in Raleigh, NC. There could be as many as eight matches between top 20 wrestlers. 

Who's Coming To National Collegiate Open?

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National Collegiate Open has provided some memorable moments over the years as a postseason championship for Division I athletes who didn't wrestle in their schools' national qualifying tournaments.

Register For First-Ever FloNational Youth Duals

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The first-ever FloNational Youth Duals take place in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on March 3-4. 

FRL 268 - PSU's 197 Decision Is Coming Soon + Who's A Title Contender?

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FRL 268 discusses Penn State’s difficult decision at 197, who the title contenders are for NCAA’s and a preview of this weekend's action.