Impact of Coronavirus on College Wrestling Recruiting: The NCAA has continued its suspension of all in-person recruiting through August 31; Different rules have been approved for the D2 level. The NCAA also granted an extra year of eligibility to college seniors. The impact of coronavirus on sports is that right now, all recruiting activity is happening online. The timing of when sports will come back is being determined by the state, local and national governing bodies. Here is more information on how coronavirus will impact Wrestling. We’re also sharing survey results from 600+ college coaches, in which we asked how they think COVID-19 will impact recruiting.
Your Guide to Women's College Wrestling Recruiting
Women’s wrestling is a sport that’s growing quickly across both the college and high school levels. According to the National Wrestling Coaches Association, the number of girls wrestling in high school has grown from 804 to 14,587 since 1994. More than ever, college coaches are on the lookout for student-athletes who have done well academically and exhibit a passion for wrestling, even if a recruit’s athletic background is mostly in other sports and not freestyle wrestling (the style used at collegiate women’s programs and the Olympics). If you have good grades and a strong work ethic, you can put yourself in a good position to receive interest from college programs. But in order to get your best shot, you’ll want to use NCSA’s recruiting resources to get noticed by women’s wrestling coaches who are looking to fill out their rosters.