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WCWAs to serve as World Team Trials Challenge Tournament qualifier

By Wrestling Nomad, FloWrestling | Feb. 06, 2018, 2:18 p.m. (ET)

The first national championships of the collegiate wrestling season are this weekend in Oklahoma City. The 15th Women's Collegiate Wrestling Association tournament is important for another reason, however.

Much like on the men's freestyle side where the Division 1 NCAA champ qualifies for World Team Trials, the WCWA champs also qualify for the Senior Freestyle World Team Trials Challenge Tournament, which is set for May 18-20, 2018, in Rochester, Minn. Additional selection criteria can be found here

The WCWA already operates under freestyle and generally builds its season around the USA Wrestling schedule. Last year, there were two WCWA champs who would go to make the World Team, Haley Augello at 53 kg and Mallory Velte at 63 kg.

There are 10 weights for WCWA competitions, but they differ from international weights and are also measured in pounds: 101, 109, 116, 123, 130, 136, 143, 155, 170 and 191.

The most recent WCWA rankings can be found here.

USA Wrestling and FloWrestling will continue to preview the WCWA Championships throughout the week.

The tournament is set for Feb. 9-10 at Abe Lemons Arena in Oklahoma City, Okla. Wrestling starts at 10 a.m. CT on Friday. Brackets will be FloArena.

Fans can follow the action live on and find updates on USA Wrestling’s website and social media channels (@USAWrestling).