The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) is taking the national wrestling tournament to a new venue this year, moving the annual event to Des Moines, Iowa. Action begins next weekend, Friday, Feb. 26 and Saturday, Feb. 27, at Veterans Memorial Auditorium. The national tournament is hosted by all of the Iowa wrestling schools including Ellsworth Community College, Iowa Central, North Iowa Area Community College and Iowa Lakes Community College. Wrestling starts at 9:30 a.m. on Friday with two sessions as the top eight wrestlers at each weight will advance to Saturday. Finals begin at 7pm Saturday night. The event has been held in Rochester, MN, for the last 12 years.
This year promises to bring a lot of action to the state with its own Iowa Central Community College vying for their 5th consecutive team championship, coming off a big win as the west central district team champs earlier this month. Last year all the Iowa teams placed in the top ten. With a wealth of talent and numerous ranked wrestlers, this year’s national tournament should give every team a shot at the stand. Other district champions include #3 Ranked Labette College who won the west central district, # 6 North Idaho who won the western district along with Harper College who won the central district; Nassau won in the eastern district and Niagara won eastern District II. Top challenging teams also include Meramec College ranked #2; Northwest Wyoming #4 and Clackamas at #5. Wrestlers will be competing in the tournament, representing over 40 junior colleges from across the country.
Join Scott Casber, Steve Foster, Chad Wiltsey, Bob Selby and others for this free 2 day broadcast courtesy of the Des Moines Area Sports Commission and the NJCAA.
Friday- Session 1 9:30 AM approx.
Session 2 3:00 PM approx
Sat. Session 3 9:00 AM approx.
Session 4 6:00 PM Championships
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