Feb. 25, 2011
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. - The first match of the National Collegiate Wrestling Association's (NCWA) North Central Conference Championship is set for 9 a.m. Saturday at the Vadalabene Center.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is the host institution for the event. There are entries from numerous schools from across the Midwest including Michigan, Ohio State, Ohio, Grand Valley State, Dayton, Cincinnati, Mott Community College, and Lansing Community College, among others.
The one-day event is a precursor for entry into the NCWA National Championships in Macon, Ga. SIUE Head Coach David Ray said any Cougars among the top four in their weight class will be traveling to the national championships. SIUE was the champion of the Conference tournament last season and placed third at the national meet a year ago.
Live coverage of the event will be on www.siuetv.com.