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  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • College vs. University

    You’ve heard both the terms “college” and “university” before, but what’s the difference? Bottom Line There is a distinct difference between the two; there are times when the rule isn’t followed, and the terms are often used interchangeably. College Colleges are those institutions whose highest degree offered is an undergraduate degree. This includes both 2 and 4-year colleges. For example, Franklin & Marshall College doesn’t offer degrees beyond your bachelor’s. If you would like to continue to a Master’s, you will have to attend another school. University Universities are those institutions whose highest degree offered is a graduate degree. Many… Read More

  • Junior College vs. Community College

    You’ve heard the terms “Junior College” and “Community College” before, but what’s the difference? Bottom Line The terms are now interchangeable, and there is no difference between the two anymore. Junior College Junior Colleges were originally created with the intention of being a lower division (Jr. vs. Sr.) of institutions. Their goal was to provide opportunities for those students who may not have continued their education for any number of reasons and prepare them to be able to continue to a 4-year institution. The curriculum offered mirrored that of a 4-year institution. The environment Junior Colleges provided allowed those students… Read More

  • Undergraduate vs Graduate

    You’ve heard the terms “Undergraduate” degree and “Graduate” degree before, but what’s the difference? Bottom Line Undergraduate degrees are offered by colleges, and Graduate degrees are offered by Universities. Undergraduate Undergraduate, commonly called undergrad, degrees are those degrees up to and including a Bachelor’s. More than 2/3rds of all degrees handed out every year are undergrad. These degrees are often broader, as the school is focusing on teaching you how to learn and think while making you more well rounded knowledge-wise. Certificates and specialized training are a little bit different. They offer entry-level training specific to your career field. They… Read More

  • College Selection Process Overview

    College Selection Process Overview Most wrestler’s college search process starts when they get contacted by a college wrestling coach. Then they spend their time focusing only on the institutions that have contacted them and never really evaluate where they fit best. Going about selecting an institution to attend can be complicated and overwhelming. It’s only made more so if you go about it without any plan and process in mind. Saying you want to get somewhere and then not defining how you are going to get there will rarely get you where you want to be. Think of it as… Read More

  • College Selection Process – Step 1

    Every process is different, and everyone has different ways to perform their search. This guide is meant to help you figure out how to start your process. Other guides will go further in-depth on the other stages.   Overview, Step 2, Step 3, Step 4, Step 5, Step 6, Step 7. When do you start? Today! If you are already in high school and haven’t started. You may be a freshman and wonder why do it now? So much is going to change. You’re right. It will. But, by doing it earlier, it gets you started and moving in that… Read More

  • College Selection Process – Step 2

    Step 1 was mostly about building the foundation for the informational aspect of your search. Next is going to be about building the feeling portion of your lists, but there are some information building and refining as well. Now it’s time to learn a little more about what you feel when you are on an institution’s campus. The feeling you get with an institution is very personal and not something you can create by looking it up on the internet.  So, step 2 is going to be to visit some schools. You’re going to pick a few schools that are… Read More