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Next College Student Athlete Renews Partnership with USA Wrestling as Official Recruiting Partner

CHICAGO, September 21, 2020 — Next College Student Athlete (NCSA) has renewed its partnership with USA Wrestling and will remain the official recruiting partner for the National Governing Body for the Sport of Wrestling in the United States through the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

“USA Wrestling is proud continue our partnership with Next College Student Athlete (NCSA),” USA Wrestling Executive Director Rich Bender said. “It is the dream of thousands of young wrestlers to have the opportunity to compete at the college level.  NCSA serves as a wonderful resource to help many achieve this goal.”

NCSA first partnered with USA Wrestling in 2017 to provide USA Wrestling athletes with recruiting tools and resources, as well as access to its extensive network of college coaches.

NCSA will continue to offer online resources and support to all USA Wrestling athletes who hope to continue their athletic career in college, as well as provide recruiting education seminars at partner events, as well as online webinars to help educate athletes and families on the college recruiting process.

“Over the last several years, NCSA has built a strong relationship with USA Wrestling and helped thousands of athletes accomplish their goal of wrestling at the collegiate level,” said NCSA President Lisa Strasman. “It’s more important than ever for student-athletes to use all available resources in their recruiting process. We are proud to continue our partnership and offer comprehensive recruiting support to USA Wrestling athletes and their families.”

As part of the partnership renewal, NCSA will allow USA Wrestling to nominate 25 student-athletes for NCSA’s All In Award. The cornerstone of NCSA’s give-back mission, the All In Award is given to deserving student-athletes who have a strong desire to continue their athletics in college and require financial assistance.

All in Award recipients will receive NCSA’s MVP Membership at no cost, providing highly-personalised support and guidance to ensure that each student-athlete finds a college that is the right fit for them.  

In addition, USA Wrestling will integrate NCSA’s recruiting software, Coach Packet, into their events. Coach Packet provides easy access to the latest rosters, player data, schedules and custom evaluation metrics by taking the historic bundles of paper handouts at recruiting events and complementing them with a dedicated universal iOS app.

Founded in 2000 to help educate student-athletes and their families and assist them in navigating the college athletic recruiting process, Next College Student Athlete (NCSA) is the world’s largest and most successful college athletic recruiting network.

NCSA its official recruiting partner of seven additional U.S. national governing bodies including USA Baseball, US Lacrosse, USA Field Hockey, US Tennis Association, USA Track and Field, USA Volleyball, and USA Water Polo.

About NCSA

Next College Student Athlete (NCSA) is the largest and most successful collegiate athletic recruiting network in the U.S. Part of Reigning Champs LLC, NCSA leverages proprietary technology and data with professional expertise and personal relationships, connecting tens of thousands of college-bound student-athletes to more than 35,000 college coaches nationwide across 34 sports each year.

Learn more about NCSA at www.ncsasports.org.

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.

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