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COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, December 23, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Next College Student Athlete (NCSA), the largest NCAA-compliant collegiate athletic recruiting network that matches student-athletes with college coaches, has signed a multi-year agreement with USA Wrestling, the National Governing Body for the Sport of Wrestling in the United States.
The new partnership will give USA Wrestling members easy access to the largest and most successful collegiate recruiting network. In addition, NCSA will be adding Women's Collegiate Wrestling as the 32nd sport in its recruiting network.
"We're very excited to partner with NCSA," says USA Wrestling Executive Director, Rich Bender. "Providing high school wrestlers, both men and women, with more resources to navigate the complex world of college recruiting, and to ultimately find the right place for them to continue their academic and athletic career is a huge win for the athletes, their parents, the schools, and the wrestling community as a whole."
"Wrestling is one of the toughest and most demanding sports," says Lisa Strasman, president of NCSA. "We are looking forward to working with the fiercely dedicated and competitive athletes that are part of USA Wrestling who want to compete at the college level. We are also thrilled to open our College Recruiting Network to women's wrestling-one of the fastest-growing sports at the high school and collegiate level."
USA Wrestling is the National Governing Body for the Sport of Wrestling in the United States and, as such, is its representative to the United States Olympic Committee. It is the central organization that coordinates amateur wrestling programs in the nation and works to create interest and participation in these programs.
In addition to USA Wrestling, NCSA recently announced partnerships with several other national governing bodies including USA Field Hockey, USA Track and Field (USATF) and USA Volleyball.
ABOUT USA WRESTLING
USA Wrestling is the National Governing Body for wrestling in the United States and, as such, is its representative to the United States Olympic Committee and United World Wrestling, the international wrestling federation. Simply, USA Wrestling is the central organization that coordinates amateur wrestling programs in the nation and works to create interest and participation in these programs. USA Wrestling's 230,000-plus membership is comprised of athletes of all ages, coaches, officials, parents and fans. On the elite level, USA Wrestling is responsible for the selection and training of teams to represent the U.S. in international competition, including the World Championships and Olympic Games. In 2017, USA Wrestling won the World Championships in Senior Men's Freestyle and Junior Men's Freestyle. On the developmental level, USA Wrestling fosters grassroots expansion of the sport, through the sanctioning of age-group tournaments and the chartering of wrestling clubs. National and regional championships are held for wrestlers from nine years old through the Senior level. For more information, visit TheMat.com.
ABOUT NEXT COLLEGE STUDENT ATHLETE (NCSA)
NCSA is the world's largest and most successful collegiate athletic recruiting network. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Reigning Champs LLC (www.reigningchamps.com), NCSA's 700 teammates leverage exclusive data, proprietary matching algorithms, and personal relationships built over nearly two decades as the industry leader to connect tens of thousands of college-bound student-athletes to more than 35,000 college coaches nationwide across 31 sports every year. You can learn more about NCSA at http://www.ncsasports.org.
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