The Inaugural issue of the NCWA Duals Championship Tournament will be contested this weekend Jan. 30th and 31st at Middle Tennessee State University. The national event will consist of twenty teams invited based upon past performance and 2008-09 team line up strengths.
Perennial Power house Grand Valley State University (GVSU) enters this Saturdays matches with a strong overall roster led by Senior All-Americans Richard Doherty and Joe Kuzmick.
Senior National Champion Joe Mendez is Questionable in the line up as this weekend approaches but GVSU Solid line up looks to put them in the drivers seat against their challengers.
Dark Horse Contenders, University of Central Florida and Marion Military Institute could both cause trouble for Grand Valley with solid rosters and some returning All-Americans of their own. Other teams with a shot at the title include Oakland University, University of Maryland Baltimore County and The Apprentice School. Teams that made the early cut to get into the Tournament Include: Auburn University, Bowling Green State, Kansas State, Louisiana State, Mercer University and Host, Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). Adding to these twelve teams, eight colleges will battle for the four remain slots on Friday at the Friday Free-For-All. The Free-for-all will begin at 2:00 running on four mats. Teams included in the free-for-all qualifier include: Lee University, Miami University, Ohio University, Southern Virginia University, Tennessee Temple University, University of Dayton, University of Southern Indiana, and University of Toledo.
Tickets for Friday's Event will be available at the door of the MTSU Recreation Center for $5.00, while Saturday admission is $20 for Adults and $10 for Students. Wrestling begins on Saturday at 9:30.
There will be five rounds of dual action on eight mats to crown an eventual champion. That Champion team will be awarded the Traveling 4 foot Collegiate Cup Trophy to display at their institution this year.
The Host hotel for this years Championships is the Embassy Suites Hotel in Murfreesboro TN. For further information on the National Duals Championship Call 469-879-1400.
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|Bresca Univ vs U Rio Grande @ 5:30 PM|
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|Bresca Univ vs U Rio Grande @ 4:30|
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