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Collegiate Wrestling Comes to Shelbyville



SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. - Calsonic Arena will be the site for the 2010 National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA) National Duals on Friday and Saturday (January 29th & 30th). Two NCWA-D1 programs from Tennessee will vie for the title this weekend as Middle Tennessee State University led by 3rd year coach Bryan Knepper and Tennessee Temple University coached by Guy Harris take to the mats.

Wrestling begins at 2:30 pm on Friday with doors opening to the public at 12:30 pm. Wrestling for Saturday’s rounds begins at 10:00 am with doors opening to the public at 8:00 am. Tickets will be available at the Calsonic Arena Box Office on Friday and Saturday for $10 (adults—Tennessee residents) and $5 (students from Tennessee). Tickets for non-residents are $20/$10 for the 2-day event pass.

Friday’s preliminary rounds include 14 colleges/universities/trade schools that will compete for 8 spots in Saturday’s final rounds. The teams competing are Kennesaw State (GA), Oakland (MI), West Chester (PA), Southern Indiana, Georgia, U.S. Naval Prep Academy (RI), Mercer (GA), Tennessee Temple, Dayton (OH), Ohio, Auburn, Virginia Military Institute, and Longwood (VA).

Saturday’s finalists (seeds listed) will include the top 8 finishers from Friday and #1 Central Florida, #2 Apprentice School (VA-defending traditional champions), #3 Grand Valley State (MI-defending dual champions), #4 Marion Military Institute (AL), #5 Maryland-Baltimore Co., #6 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY), #7 MTSU, and #8 Connecticut. Round-robin matches will be at 10 am / 12 noon / 2 pm with semi-finals at 5 pm and finals at 7 pm.

A Tennessee High School Girls qualifying tournament for the state tournament will be held in conjunction with the NCWA National Duals and will feature close to 100 girls from around Tennessee. This event will start at 10 am and finals will be at 5 pm.

For more information on the NCWA, please visit www.ncwa.net .

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