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WATCH: Highlight Video from the 2018 NCWA Go Greco Nat’ls

2018 ncwa go greco national championships
2018 NCWA Go Greco National Championships

As we previewed and subsequently reported, the second annual NCWA Go Greco National Championships was contested over the weekend at Richland College in Dallas, Texas. This endeavor, brought forth last year by NCWA executive director Jim Guinta, is aimed at providing collegiate wrestlers the opportunity to experience Greco-Roman competition. In principle, the NCWA Go Greco program should be highly-celebrated. The US is always looking to add talent to its Senior pipeline, making increased exposure for college athletes outside of the NCAA realm all the more pressing. In addition, the fact that another organization outside of the national governing body is doing its part to boost overall Greco participation needs to be acknowledged — and commended.

The NCWA provided us with the (albeit brief) highlight video above so that fans can get a sense of what the action looked like on Saturday. Just a cursory glance should be enough to tell you that there is some legitimate raw potential available within the NCWA program deserving of a closer look.

2018 NCWA Go Greco National Championships

Final Results

59 kg
Match 1 — Andrew Willi (Texas State) def. Foster Griffin (UNT) 10-0, TF
Match 2 — Andrew Willi (Texas State) def. Foster Griffin (UNT) 10-0, TF
Willi wins series 2 matches to 0

66 kg
GOLD: Asad Muhammad (Richland) (2-0 record in round-robin format)
SILVER: Taylor Swanson (UNT)
BRONZE: Jorge Vargas (UNT)

71 kg
GOLD: Scott Akers (UNT)

75 kg
GOLD: Cassidy Collins (UNT)

80 kg
GOLD: Drake Dudley (UNT) (4-0 record in round-robin format)
SILVER: Dustin Basham (Richland)
BRONZE: Jake Wright (UNT)
4. Izaiah Salazar (Richland)
5. Brendan Medlin (Richland)

85 kg
GOLD: Dominic Vasquez (TOL) (2-0 record in round-robin format)
SILVER: Quinn Redmond (UNT)
BRONZE: Steven Rodriguez (Richland)

98 kg
GOLD: Garrett Hadley (Texas-Arlington) (won by tiebreaker with 4-1 record in round-robin format)
SILVER: Kevin Marshall (WU) (4-1)
BRONZE: Ali Aftabi (Texas Tech)
4. Dalton Madole (Richland)
5. Ivan Storic (Texas-Arlington)
6. Luis Garcia (UNT)

130 kg
GOLD: Ikaika Neal, North Texas (2-0 record in round-robin format)
SILVER: Andres Briones (USC)
BRONZE: Ladarius Bennett (Richland)

TEAM STANDINGS
1. North Texas – 49
2. Richland College – 37
3. Western Univ. – 10
3t. Texas State – 10
3t. Toledo – 8
6t. Texas-Arlington – 8
6t. USC – 8
8. Texas Tech – 5

2018 NCWA Go Greco National Championships winners

2018 NCWA Go Greco National Champions

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