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College Wrestling Opportunities by State

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NOTE: This includes a list of varsity wrestling teams only. Club Teams are not listed.

If I am missing any teams on this list, please let me know.

States offering no opportunities to wrestle beyond High School(8)

Alabama

Alaska

Delaware

Florida

Hawaii

Louisiana

Mississippi

Nevada

 

 

States Offering One Opportunity to wrestle beyond High School(8)

NOTE - Including Simon Fraser (DII) in Canada

Washington - Highline(JUCO)

Vermont - Norwich(DIII)

Utah - Utah Valley (DI)

Texas - Wayland Baptist (NAIA)

New Mexico - Highlands(DII)

New Hampshire-Plymouth State(DIII)

Maine- South Maine(DIII)

 

States Offering Two Opportunities to wrestle beyond High School(3)

Idaho - Boise State(DI), North Idaho(JUCO)

Montana - Great Falls(NAIA), Montana State Northern(NAIA)

NOTE D.C. is included in this list - American(DI), George Mason(DI)

 

States Offering Three Opportunities to wrestle beyond High School (3)

Arizona - Arizona State(DI), Grand Canyon(DII), Embry-Riddle(NAIA)

Arkansas - Ouachita Baptist(DII), Central Baptist(NAIA), Arkansas Baptist(JUCO)

Kentucky - Cambellsville(NAIA), Cumberlands(NAIA), Lindsey(NAIA)

Tennessee - Chattanooga(DI), King(DII), Cumberland(NAIA)

Wyoming - Wyoming(DI), Northwest(JUCO), Western Wyoming(JUCO)

 

States Offering Four Opportunities to wrestle beyond High School(4)

South Dakota - South Dakota State(DI), Anderson(DII), Northern State(DII), Dakota Wesleyan(NAIA)

Rhode Island - Brown(DI), Johnson And Wales(DIII), Rhode Island(DIII), Roger Williams(DIII)

Maryland - Maryland(DI), Navy(DI), John Hopkins(DIII), McDaniel(DIII)

Connecticut - Sacred Heart(DI), Trinity(DIII), U.S. Coast Guard(DIII), Wesleyan(DIII)

 

States Offering Five Opportunities to Wrestle beyond High School(4)

North Dakota - North Dakota State(DI), Mary(DII), Minot State(DII), Dickenson State(NAIA), Jamestown(NAIA)

South Carolina - Citadel(DI), Augustana(DII), Limestone(DII), Newberry(DII), Spartanburg Methodist(JUCO)

 

West Virginia - West Virginia(DI), Alderson-Broddus(DII), Ohio Valley(DII), West Liberty(DII), West Virginia Tech(NAIA)

 

Oregon - Oregon State(DI), Pacific(DIII), Southern Oregon(NAIA), Clackamas(JUCO), Soutwestern Oregon(JUCO)

 

 

States Offering Six Opportunities to Wrestle Beyond High School(3)

Georgia - Brewton-Parker(NAIA), Life(NAIA), Shorter(NAIA), Truett-McConnell(NAIA), Darton(JUCO), Gordon(JUCO)

 

Michigan - Central Michigan(DI), Eastern Michigan(DI), Michigan(DI), Michigan State(DI), Alma(DIII), Muskegon(JUCO)

 

Oklahoma - Oklahoma(DI), Oklahoma State(DI), Central Oklahoma(DII), Bacone(NAIA), Oklahoma City(NAIA), NEOCC(JUCO)

 

States Offering Seven Opportunities to Wrestle Beyond High School(3)

Virginia - Old Dominion(DI), Virginia(DI), Virginia Tech(DI), VMI(DI), Washington and Lee(DIII), Southern Virginia(NAIA), Ferrum(DIII)

 

Nebraska - Nebraska(DI), Chadron State(DII), Neb-Kearney(DII), Concordia(NAIA), Hastings(NAIA), Midland Lutheran(NAIA), York(NAIA)

 

Colorado - Air Force (DI), Northern Colorado(DI), Adams State(DII), Colorado School of Mines(DII), CSU-Pueblo(DII), Mesa(DII), Western State(DII)

 

States Offering Eight Opportunities to wrestle Beyond High School(1)

Indiana - Indiana(DI), Purdue(DI), Indianapolis(DII), Manchester(DIII), Trine(DIII), Wabash(DIII), Calumet St Joseph(NAIA), Indiana Tech(NAIA)

 

States Offering Nine Opportunities to Wrestle Beyond High School(2)

Massachusetts - Boston(DI), Harvard(DI), American International(DII), Bridgewater State(DIII), Springfield(DIII), Western New England(DIII), Williams(DIII), Worcester Poly(DIII), Springfield Tech(JUCO)

 

Missouri - Missouri(DI), Central Missouri(DII), Maryville(DII), Truman State(DII), Lindenwood(DII), Hannibal-LaGrange(NAIA), MO-Baptist(NAIA), MO-Valley(NAIA), Wentworth Military Academy(JUCO)

 

States Offering Ten Opportunities to Wrestle Beyond High School(3)

 

Kansas - Fort Hays State(DII), Newman(DII), Bethany(NAIA), Baker(NAIA), Benedictine(NAIA), Colby(JUCO), Labette(JUCO), Neosho(JUCO), Northwest Kansas Tech(JUCO), Pratt(JUCO)

 

New Jersey - Princeton(DI), Rider(DI), Rutgers(DI), Seton Hill(DII), Centenary(DIII), The College of New Jersey(DIII), Stevens Institutes of Tech(DIII), Bergen(JUCO), Gloucester County(JUCO), Middelsex(JUCO)

 

North Carolina - Appalachian State(DI), Campbell(DI), Davidson(DI), Duke(DI), Gardner Webb(DI), North Carolina(DI), North Carolina State(DI), Belmont-Abbey(DII), Pembroke(DII), St Andrews Presbyterian(NAIA)

 

States Offering Twelve Opportunities to Wrestle Beyond High School(2)

Wisconsin – Wisconsin(D1), Parkside(DII), Concordia(DIII), Lakeland(DIII), Maranatha Baptist(DIII), Milwaukee Engineering(DIII), Eau Claire(DIII), La Crosse(DIII), Oshkosh(DIII), Platteville(DIII), Stevens Point(DIII), Whitewater(DIII)

 

Minnesota – Minnesota(DI), Moorhead(DII), Mankato(DII), Southwest MSU(DII), St Cloud State(DII), Augsburg(DIII), Concordia(DIII), St Johns(DIII), St Olaf(DIII), Itasca(JUCO), Minn West(JUCO), Rochester(JUCO)

 

States Offering Seventeen Opportunities to Wrestle Beyond High School(1)

Ohio – Cleveland State(DI), Kent State(DI), Ohio(DI), Ohio State(DI), Ashland(DII), Findlay(DII), Lake Erie(DII), Notre Dame(DII), Tiffin(DII), Baldwin-Wallace(DIII), Case Western Reserve(DIII), Heidelberg(DIII), John Carroll(DIII), Mount St Joseph(DIII), Mount Union(DIII), Muskingum(DIII), Ohio Northern (DIII)

States Offering Nineteen Opportunities to wrestle Beyond High School(1)

Illinois – Illinois(DI), Northern Illinois(DI), Northwestern (DI), SIU-Edwardsville(DI), McKendree(DII), Augustana(DIII), Chicago(DIII), Elmhurst(DIII), Knox(DIII), North Central(DIII), Olivet(DIII), Wheaton(DIII), Harper(JUCO), Kennedy King(JUCO), Lincoln(JUCO), Rend Lake(JUCO), Triton(JUCO), Waubonsee(JUCO), Wilbur Wright(JUCO)

 

States Offering Twenty Opportunities to Wrestle Beyond High School(1)

New York – Army(DI), Binghamton(DI), Buffalo(DI), Columbia(DI), Cornell(DI), Hofstra(DI), Brockport(DIII), Cortland(DIII), Hunter(DIII), Ithica(DIII), Mount St Vincent(DIII), New York(DIII), Oneonta(DIII), Oswego(DIII), Rochester Tech(DIII), U.S. Merchant Marine(DIII), Yeshiva(DIII), Alfred State(JUCO), Jamestown(JUCO), Niagara County(JUCO)

 

States Offering Twenty Four Opportunities to Wrestle Beyond High School(1)

Iowa – Iowa(DI), Iowa State(DI), Northern Iowa(DI), Upper Iowa(DII), Buena Vista(DIII), Central(DIII), Coe(DIII), Cornell(DIII), Dubuque(DIII), Loras(DIII), Luther(DIII), Simpson(DIII), Wartburg(DIII), Briar Cliff(DIII), Grandview(NAIA), Morningside(NAIA), Waldorf(NAIA), William Penn(NAIA), Ellsworth(JUCO), Iowa Central(JUCO), Iowa Lakes(JUCO), Iowa Western(JUCO), NIAC(JUCO)

 

States Offering Twenty Seven Opportuniteis to Wrestle Beyond High School(1)

California – CSU-Bakersfield(DI), Cal Poly(DI), Stanford(DI), SFSU(DII), Cal Baptist(DII), Bakersfield College(CC), Cerritos(CC), Chabot(CC), Cuesta(CC), East LA(CC), Fresno City(CC), Lassen(CC), Modesto(CC), Mount San Antonio(CC), Palomar(CC), Rio Hondo(CC), Sacramento City(CC), San Joaquin Delta(CC), Santa Ana(CC), Santa Rose(CC0, Shasta(CC), Sierra(CC), Skyline(CC), Victor Valley(CC), West Hills(CC), Menlo(NAIA), Simpson(NAIA)

 

States Offering Thirty Four Opportunities to Wrestle Beyond High School(1)

Pennsylvania – Bloomsburg(DI), Bucknell(DI), Clarion(DI),Drexel(DI), Edinboro(DI), Franklin and Marshall(DI), Lehigh(DI), Lock Haven(DI), Penn(DI), Penn State(DI), Pittsburgh(DI), East Stroudsburg(DII), Gannon(DII), Kutztown(DII), Mercyhurst(DII), Millersville(DII), Pitt-Johnstown(DII), Shippensburg(DII), Delaware Valley(DIII), Elizabethtown(DIII), Gettysburg(DIII), Kings(DIII), Lycoming(DIII), Messiah(DIII), Muhlenberg(DIII), Scranton(DIII), Thiel(DIII), Usinus(DIII), Washington and Jefferson(DIII), Waynesburg(DIII), Wilkes(DIII), York(DIII), Mercyhurst Northeast(JUCO), Thaddeus Stevens(JUCO)

 

 

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^^^Yes, very good job compiling list! Scribe, Nassau's juco and, glancing at list, looks like 4-yr college/univ list doesn't include cc's or NCWA. By the way, George Mason Univ (Div I) is located in northern Virginia.

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Well I obviously made some errors and mistakes which I hate doing, but I am glad to now have that knowledge. This all stemmed from someone asking me recently which state offered the most collegiate opportunities. They asked me if it was Iowa, which I knew that it wasnt, but it made me curious to find out who it was.

 

I was surprised in my research that Delaware had no wrestling opportunities beyond high school and was equally surprised that Georgia who only a few short years ago had none, now has six.

 

I know that we all crave DI wrestling programs to not only survive but continue to grow, but it is a victory none the less every time a program is added.

 

8 states as of today that have no wrestling. Unfortunately I see Alaska and Hawaii always being two that won't. However for the other six, I can see wrestling becoming a part of their collegiate programs eventually. Mississppi of the remaining I see being the most difficult one.

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Gordon College in Georgia (NJCCA) is a club team. For some reason the NJCCA website has them, Mott Comm College and Marion Military Institute listed on their site when they are just club teams.

 

Georgia should be listed with 5 college opportunities.

 

My understanding is that Mott CC and Marion Military are both VARSITY programs that compete in the National Collegiate Wrestling Association. I am not aware of any recent mention of these programs being club programs.

 

From the Mott website: "Mott Community College is pleased to announce that several administrative changes are being made to further promote the successful "Bears Wrestling" program. MCC Vice-President, Scott Jenkins, and Athletic Director, Tom Healey, have worked to put the wrestling program under the direction of the athletic department. The wrestling team, along with other future programs, will be catagorized as extra-curricular athletics. This move allows for the hiring of a full-time coach, streamlines administrative procedures and ensures the future continuity of the program. Paul Holdren, who started and developed this successful program, will assist in an advisory capacity."

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Marion is a varsity program, they choose not to compete in NJCAA at this moment. Apprentice is varsity and has been since the 1920s. They can't wrestle in championship sports for NCAA because they pay their athletes. They are an NCAA D3 affiliate.

 

 

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Gordon College in Georgia (NJCCA) is a club team. For some reason the NJCCA website has them, Mott Comm College and Marion Military Institute listed on their site when they are just club teams.

 

Georgia should be listed with 5 college opportunities.

 

My understanding is that Mott CC and Marion Military are both VARSITY programs that compete in the National Collegiate Wrestling Association. I am not aware of any recent mention of these programs being club programs.

 

From the Mott website: "Mott Community College is pleased to announce that several administrative changes are being made to further promote the successful "Bears Wrestling" program. MCC Vice-President, Scott Jenkins, and Athletic Director, Tom Healey, have worked to put the wrestling program under the direction of the athletic department. The wrestling team, along with other future programs, will be catagorized as extra-curricular athletics. This move allows for the hiring of a full-time coach, streamlines administrative procedures and ensures the future continuity of the program. Paul Holdren, who started and developed this successful program, will assist in an advisory capacity."

 

 

When I emailed the AD about 3 months ago and asked if they would be able to participate in the NJCAA national championships he said no because of Title IX. They had to add a womens program also in order to do that.

Also, the wrestling program is listed in "extra curricular activities."

 

That doesn't very varsity to me.

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Gordon College in Georgia (NJCCA) is a club team. For some reason the NJCCA website has them, Mott Comm College and Marion Military Institute listed on their site when they are just club teams.

 

Georgia should be listed with 5 college opportunities.

 

My understanding is that Mott CC and Marion Military are both VARSITY programs that compete in the National Collegiate Wrestling Association. I am not aware of any recent mention of these programs being club programs.

 

From the Mott website: "Mott Community College is pleased to announce that several administrative changes are being made to further promote the successful "Bears Wrestling" program. MCC Vice-President, Scott Jenkins, and Athletic Director, Tom Healey, have worked to put the wrestling program under the direction of the athletic department. The wrestling team, along with other future programs, will be catagorized as extra-curricular athletics. This move allows for the hiring of a full-time coach, streamlines administrative procedures and ensures the future continuity of the program. Paul Holdren, who started and developed this successful program, will assist in an advisory capacity."

 

 

When I emailed the AD about 3 months ago and asked if they would be able to participate in the NJCAA national championships he said no because of Title IX. They had to add a womens program also in order to do that.

Also, the wrestling program is listed in "extra curricular activities."

 

That doesn't very varsity to me.

 

Do you go out of your way to discredit those schools who have varsity NCWA programs? It's like you research those schools to prove some type of point about the NCWA.

 

MMI has wrestled a varsity schedule since the program's inception. If you tell Jim & Dave Hazewinkel they aren't college coaches, I'm sure they'd appreciate it.

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Well I obviously made some errors and mistakes which I hate doing, but I am glad to now have that knowledge. This all stemmed from someone asking me recently which state offered the most collegiate opportunities. They asked me if it was Iowa, which I knew that it wasnt, but it made me curious to find out who it was.

 

I was surprised in my research that Delaware had no wrestling opportunities beyond high school and was equally surprised that Georgia who only a few short years ago had none, now has six.

 

I know that we all crave DI wrestling programs to not only survive but continue to grow, but it is a victory none the less every time a program is added.

 

8 states as of today that have no wrestling. Unfortunately I see Alaska and Hawaii always being two that won't. However for the other six, I can see wrestling becoming a part of their collegiate programs eventually. Mississppi of the remaining I see being the most difficult one.

 

 

I'm not confidant that Washington is going to have a wrestling program anytime soon. We are so frickin' liberal, and PC .... It hurts. WSU requested 13M upfront, to fund a Womens and Mens team. And the UW has not even engaged in discussions. As I've stated before, out of all the MONEY we have in the Seattle area, not a single one of those folks seem to be wrestling fans, nor avid enough sports fans to support any College Wrestling efforts.

 

Meanwhile, Rowing.... It's a big deal up here. Those shells cost a TON.

 

However ... as I type this, the Cougars do in fact have a NEW Wrestling Club starting up over in Pullman. So we'll see how that works, and grows.

 

When we sit down, and count up all the guys from Washington that are wrestling after High School, it is amazing. We've got kids all over the country.

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