Six regionals for NCAA women set, Feb. 23-25, as qualifiers for the 2024 NCWWC Nationals in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
by Women's Wrestling Coalition
The coalition of wrestling organizations supporting NCAA women’s wrestling is pleased to announce the dates and locations for the six Regional Tournaments which will qualify athletes for the 2024 National Collegiate Women's Wrestling Championships (NCWWC).
This season, the NCWWC expands from five to six regional tournaments to determine the contenders who will advance to the national championships. This expansion is due to the continued growth of women's collegiate wrestling among NCAA institutions.
"It is so exciting that we have moved into six regions for our NCAA women, simply due to the explosive growth of our sport," stated NWCA Deputy Director Dr. Jackie Paquette.
The 2024 NCWWC Regional tournaments are as follows:
• Region I: Lock Haven University | Saturday, Feb. 24
• Region II: Emmanuel College | Friday, Feb. 23
• Region III: Gannon University | Saturday, Feb. 24
• Region IV: North Central College | Sunday, Feb. 25
• Region V: Simpson College | Friday, Feb. 23
• Region VI: Texas Woman's University | Sunday, Feb. 25
In each weight class, the top four wrestlers from the regional tournaments will secure their places in the NCWWC. A wrestle-off will be conducted to determine a true fourth-place finisher if the fourth and fifth-place wrestlers did not have the opportunity to compete against each other during the tournament. In the rare scenario that they faced off twice, the outcome of their last match will determine the rightful fourth-place finisher.
There have been considerable changes in the composition of the regions, due to the addition of one region and a number of new programs added during the 2022-23 season. When there were five NCWWC Regions in 2023, the regional champions were Sacred Heart University (Region 1), King University (Region 2), UW-Stevens Point (Region 3), North Central College (Region 4) and Colorado Mesa University (Region 5).
The pinnacle of the NCAA women’s wrestling season, the 2024 National Collegiate Women's Wrestling Championships, is scheduled for March 8-9 at the prestigious Alliant Energy Powerhouse in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. This much-anticipated event will bring together the best of the best in women's NCAA wrestling, showcasing the 240 athletes who earned the right to compete for national titles and All-American status.
Tickets are now available for 2024 National Collegiate Women's Wrestling Championships through Ticketmaster, and will include an All-Session ticket, or tickets for each of the four individual sessions. To order tickets, visit https://www.ncwwc.com/tickets
“In 2024, the NCWWC is set to be an exceptional national event, with a focus on an empowering NCAA student-athlete experience. All wrestling enthusiasts are invited to support America’s most powerful athletes as they compete for a National Championship. In addition to the exhilarating wrestling matches, a dedicated NCWWC Fan Fest has curated vendors who uplift and empower the women’s wrestling community. This event aims to fuel the enthusiasm of all wrestling fans and pave the way for the future generation,” said Sally Roberts, CEO of Wrestle Like A Girl.
The defending NCWWC team champion is North Central College (Illinois). The champion of the first three NCWWC Nationals was McKendree University (Illinois).
The 2024 NCWWC is being organized by Wrestle Like A Girl. The NCWWC is supported by a coalition comprised of D1 Women’s Wrestling, the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, the National Wrestling Coaches Association, USA Wrestling, and Wrestle Like a Girl.
Women’s Wrestling is currently an NCAA Emerging Sport. Last year, NCAA women’s wrestling had over 40 programs which met specific requirements and is now eligible for consideration for an official NCAA Championships, which could be achieved as early as the 2025-26 season.
For more information on the 2024 NCWWC, visit the official website at: