• State champion or placer multiple times
  • Junior or Cadet National champion or placer
  • Tournament of Champions winner or placer multiple times
  • 4x Varsity Starter

Placed at top tournaments such as:

  • Delaware Beast of the East
  • Reno Tournament of Champions
  • Five-Counties Invitational (Most difficult tournament in CA)
  • PowerAde Christmas Tournament
  • Easton-Phillipsburg (PA) National HS Wrestling Duals
  • Manheim (PA)
  • Iron Man Invitational (OH)
  • Clovis “Doc” Buchanan Invitational (Central CA)
  • Minnesota Christmas Tournament
  • Virginia Duals

Division II/NAIA

  • State placer
  • District and Regional champion
  • District placer multiple times
  • 3x Varsity Starter
  • Win several HS tournaments
  • Experience in Greco and Freestyle

Division III/NAIA

  • District placer
  • 2x Varsity Starter
  • Win or place at several HS tournaments

Preferred Grades

3.0+GPA, 24+ACT, 1000+SAT (out of 1600)
(No scores needed for underclassmen)
*Must see video first to be sent to DI schools.

In order to compile these Recruiting Guidelines, NCSA tracked hundreds of former NCSA student-athletes who have gone on to compete at the collegiate level, polled college coaches across the nation, and analyzed college rosters at all levels of competition.

Wrestling by the Numbers

Schools Offering Wrestling

NCAA Division I 86
NCAA Division II 45
NCAA Division III 92
Junior College 45
Total 294

Athletic Scholarship Opportunities

Division I (per school) 9.9
Division II (per school) 9
NJCAA (*varies per school) 16

Student-Athlete Participation

NCAA Division I 2,615
NCAA Division II 1,225
NCAA Division III 2,387
NAIA 685
HS Student-Athletes 257,246

Note: Division III schools offer merit, academic, and need-based scholarships