Since 1999, the NWCA has helped to establish over 220 new
college programs in all divisions (men and woman).
We already have 22 new men’s and woman’s intercollegiate teams
established for the 2019/20 season and several more on the verge of
There are now over 19,000 young ladies wrestling in high school
across America, 15 state associations sponsor state championships,
and 60 intercollegiate woman’s teams.
We have seen growth as high as 400% (Missouri) in one year in
states that added a girl’s state championship in 2019.
NAIA hosted the first ever National Invitational for woman’s
wrestling this year.
We hope the NCAA will grant Emerging Sport Status for woman’s
wrestling for the 2019/20 season.
We now have 17 Wrestlers in Business Network Chapters
established across the nation and more are forming every month. We
are confident that these chapters are vital to keeping wrestling
strong at every level in their respective communities/regions.
Varsity collegiate wrestling has been restored to N.M., TX.,
AR., AL., GA., FL. Since 2006 (it was extinct for over 20 years).
NWCA has provided full scholarships in 2018/19 for over 1,000
high school and middle school wrestling coaches to attend a new High
School/Middle School version of the CEO Leadership Academy.
High School participation has grown by over 4,000 since 1999.
The number of high school boy’s teams across the nation is at an
all-time high of 10,775.
Girl’s wrestling is one of the fastest growing sports with
19,000 high school participants and over 2,000 teams.
There are high school state championships for girls in 15
states: HI., AK.,WA., OR., CA., AZ., TX., TN., CO., KS.,MO., GA.,
N.J., MA., and ME.
Two new NCAA Div. 1 programs starting (Univ. of Arkansas at
Little Rock and Presbyterian College).
The establishment of 204 new college programs (men’s and
woman’s) at all levels since 2001 and growing. There are 25 new
college wrestling programs starting next year.
Pennsylvania Wrestling Coaches Association News
PWCA Hall of Fame Class of 2019
FRONT: Tommy Best's son, Tom Best, Tom Bold, Tom Harbert (for Vince
DeAugustine ) Charlie Griffin
BACK: Bruce Haselrig, Tom Hontz, Caleb Kolb (for Greg Jones), Jim Kuhn
(for Floyd Marshall), Tom Tomeo
PWCA Coach of the Year:
To be eligible for Coach of the
Year recognition, the coach must be a member of the PWCA and
the votes for District Coach of
the Year in their respective district. A coach may be nominated
as an at
large nominee, if extenuating
circumstances exist, ie. did not receive the District Coach of
but has had a strong team showing
in Sectionals, Districts, Regionals, and States. That nomination
be placed on the floor at the PWCA
Board meeting the Thursday evening at States, and must receive a
majority vote of the Board of
Once a coach receives the
District Coach of the Year Award, he will be given a standard
form to fill
out pertaining to specific
accomplishments of his team for the current season. That form
needs to be
forwarded to the PWCA President. A
booklet of all respective District COY nominees, will be
These booklets are then
distributed to all officers, and district presidents, at the
PIAA Wrestling Championships.
All officers, and district
presidents are to turn in their ballots, no later than the
completion of the
semi final round for each
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