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2017 SUMMER UPDATE

August 18, 2017

NAC Motion: Automatic qualifier allocations for the national tournament will be determined based on the final regular season rankings. The Raters and Oversight will rank the top 20 wrestlers at each weight using the current system. Regions will be allotted automatic slots based on the number of individuals they have in the top 20 at each given weight. In the case of a qualifying group does not have an individual ranked in the top 20, the qualifying groups tournament champion will receive an automatic bid to the National Tournament. APPROVED

NAC Motion: To revise the current National At-large Bid Qualification point system by eliminating the rating of athletes in descending order and applying a specific point total to the spot by moving to a more simplified tally mark method of awarding one point to each nominee that is selected by a voter and selecting the 40 individual with the most tally marks. APPROVED

NAC Motion: To award a 4th place trophy at the NAIA Wrestling Championships. APPROVED

NAC Motion: Proposal to allow bracketing committee to adjust teammates place in the bracket so they don’t meet right away on the backside of the bracket. APPROVED

NAC Motion: Include numbers 31-40 in at-large voting as alternates in case of injury or disqualification of a wrestler. DENIED

NAC Motion: Drug Testing
The NAC formally approved the policy manual for NAIA Drug Testing, which will begin in 2017-18. The Drug Education & Testing Committee has been working to develop the manual over the past several years. www.naia.org/wellness 

2017-18 Wrestling Conferences

COACHES RESOURCES

WRESTLING COACHES MANUAL

2017 Coaches Manual
Includes Important Dates, Playing Rules and Regulations, Conduct in Competition, Postseason Competition, NAIA Policy Handbook Information, Sunday Play Policy, Ratings and Reporting Results, Awards, Coaches Association, Standing Committees, Constitution and Bylaws, Business Meeting Minutes, 2017-18 NAIA Wrestling Team List, 2017-18 NAIA Wrestling Coaches Directory, 2018 Selection Timeline

NAIA NATIONAL OFFICE CONTACTS
Wrestling Sport Manager: Marc Burchard
Wrestling Ratings Contact: Alan Grosbach


NAIA WRESTLING COACHES ASSOCIATION
President: Richard Dahl, Northwestern College
1st Vice President: Caleb Schaffer, University of Providence 
2nd Vice President: Nick Mitchell, Grand View University
Secretary: Corey Ruff, Lindsey Wilson College
Past President: Franky James, Campbellsville University
NAC Liaison: Keith Spataro, Menlo College


NATIONAL WRESTLING COACHES ASSOCIATION

The National Wrestling Coaches Association brings the wrestling coaching community together to advance the sport and ensure that current and future generations have the opportunity to engage in a safe and educationally based wrestling experience. This is primarily done by strengthening existing programs, creating new programs, and providing coaches with progressive educational opportunities.

NWCA Convention: Daytona Beach, FL 2018
NAIA-NWCA Business Meeting: March 26, 2018 (Kansas City, Mo.)

 


OPEN DATES

Open Dates is a free online posting service for NAIA members to advertise or search for open competition dates to compete in the regular season

 

IMPORTANT AWARDS DEADLINES
Champions of Character
Team Award - February 10, 2018

Scholar-Athlete
Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete - February 15, 2018
NAIA Scholar Team Award - June 30, 2018

Forms Page
Includes a full list of all NAIA National Awards


NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP QUALIFIER INFO
Des Moines Host Site Information
Host a National Championship

Potential Qualifier Packet*
*Available 4-6 weeks prior to Championship


HELPFUL TOOLS
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All-American Certificates/Extra Plaques/Awards