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  • Grade Point Average (GPA)

    Your GPA is one of the most important numbers you will ever earn, for better or worse. It is used for both admissions to institutions and eligibility determination. The higher the GPA, the more institutions you can be admitted into, and the higher the likelihood you will be eligible to compete right away as a freshman. Not having a high enough GPA could make you ineligible for admission to your institution of choice and/or eligibility at your desired division of wrestling. Your GPA should be a focus of yours from the very start of your freshman year. The first year… Read More

  • Family

    Family is mentioned everywhere in the recruiting rules and is often right there when student-athlete is. What qualifies as family? Why does it matter? CCCAA – No definition NAIA – No definition NCAA D1 – A family member is an individual with any of the following relationships to the prospective student-athlete: spouse, parent or legal guardian, child, sibling, grandparent, domestic partner, or any individual whose close association with the prospective student-athlete is the practical equivalent of a family relationship. NCAA D2 – No definition NCAA D3 – No definition NJCAA – No definition WCWA – No definition Equivalent of a… Read More

  • Female Folkstyle Options After HS

    We will be focusing on Female Folkstyle options after HS in this guide. This guide will provide a brief overview, and subsequent guides will go more in-depth. If you want to continue your Folkstyle career, your options are small, but you could say almost endless at the same time. It isn’t a style that is offered at the collegiate level as a varsity sport but is offered as a club sport overseen by the NCWA. Some varsity freestyle teams will also provide the opportunity to compete in Folkstyle. Organizations NCWA (National Collegiate Wrestling Association) NCWA NCWA is an organization that… Read More

  • Female Freestyle Options After High School

    Welcome to Part 5 of the “Options to Wrestle After College” series. We will focus on Female Freestyle options. If you want to wrestle Freestyle after high school, you have a nice variety of options to choose from. You can attend the Olympic Training Center (OTC) or a Regional Training Center (RTC). Neither of these options comes with college enrollment, but there are college options available to you separately. One massive advantage females have is they get the opportunity to train and compete Freestyle as a varsity college sport via the WCWA. Both the OTC and RTC come with a… Read More

  • Male Folkstyle Options After HS

    We will be focusing on Male Freestyle options after HS in this guide. Oddly enough, despite being the most practiced style, if you would like to continue your Folkstyle career past HS, you have the ‘fewest’ options. You can go to college, and that’s it. Within this option comes the greatest variety, though. There are currently over 500 schools across 5 different organizations to choose from. This guide will provide a brief overview, and subsequent guides will go more in-depth about each organization. Organizations NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA, CCCAA, and NCWA. Each of these organizations is governing organizations in which they… Read More

  • Male Greco Options After HS

    We will be focusing on Male Greco options after HS in this guide. If you want to wrestle Greco after college, you have a few options to choose from. You can attend the Olympic Training Center (OTC), a Regional Training Center (RTC), or college. Greco, probably surprisingly, offers the most options for continuing your career. Located in Colorado Springs, CO, the OTC is exactly as the name implies, a training center for Olympic level wrestlers or those with the ability to be Olympic level in the future. It provides a full-time freestyle training environment with other top wrestlers from across… Read More

  • Male Freestyle Options After HS

    We will be focusing on Male Freestyle options after HS in this guide. If you want to wrestle Freestyle after high school, you have a couple of options to choose from. You can attend the Olympic Training Center (OTC) or a Regional Training Center (RTC). Neither of these options comes with college enrollment, but there are college options available to you separately. Both of these options come with a caveat: you have to meet certain qualifications to use. We will outline those later. First, let’s take a look at the OTC. Located in Colorado Springs, CO, the OTC is exactly… Read More

  • Options to Wrestle After High School

    You want to continue your wrestling career. What are your options? Here we will lay out all your options and, in future guides, go more in-depth into each one. If you are a male: Freestyle Greco Folkstyle If you are a Female: Freestyle Folkstyle   Males, depending on style, can choose from: College OTC RTC   Females, depending on style, can choose from: College OTC RTC. Acronyms: OTC – Olympic Training Center RTC – Regional Training Center X = Option Available – = Option Not Available PinFall Recruiting If you have any questions or comments on this guide or ideas… Read More