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North Central College is set to host first Women’s Wrestling Regional in Chicago


Updated Post, Feb. 19, 2023 / North Central College wins first-place trophy at Women’s Wrestling Regional on Sun., Feb. 19, 2023, in Gregory Arena at Merner Fieldhouse.

Photo by Steve Woltmann, courtesy Matt Eaker, Sports Information Graduate Assistant

Team Results

3rd place – McKendree University 129 points
2nd place – Augsburg University 141.5 points
1st place – North Central College 174 points
Region IV Coach of the Year: Joe Norton, North Central College

Teams in attendance (#denotes NWCA national rank):

#4 Augsburg University
Augustana College
#12 Aurora University
Eureka College
Fontbonne University 
#15 Lindenwood University
#3 McKendree University
#1 North Central College
Westminster College
William Jewell College
Quincy University
Simpson College

Original Post / Feb. 15, 2023 / Watch the tournament (mat 1 and mat 2) or catch the live results here.

Here’s the North Central College Cardinals’ story…

North Central continues to produce champions; in just three years, the women’s wrestling team at the College has established itself immediately as a national powerhouse.

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The No.1 ranked Cardinals will host Chicagoland’s first-ever National Collegiate Women’s Wrestling Championships (NCWWC) Region IV Tournament on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023, beginning at 10AM.

Twelve teams will meet inside Gregory Arena in Merner Field House, 450 S Brainard Street, on the campus of North Central College, for a chance to head to the National Tournament on March 3-4, 2023, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

(Photo courtesy Clark Teuscher. Sports Information Director, North Central College)

Wrestler Yelena Makoyed ’23 just recently won her fourth consecutive international gold medal in Croatia on Feb. 4, and pinned Yasemin Adar—the reigning World Champion from Turkey—at the 2022 World Cup. She is also a three time All-American and two-time National Champion.

Watch the tournament (mat 1 and mat 2) or catch the live results here.

Report and photos submitted by North Central College.


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Founded in 1861, North Central College is an independent, comprehensive college of the liberal arts and sciences that offers more than 55 undergraduate majors and graduate programming in six areas. Located in the Historic District of Naperville, Illinois—rated by Money magazine as among the nation’s “Best Places to Live”—North Central College is just 30 minutes from Chicago’s Loop. With more than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students, North Central College is committed to academic excellence, a climate that emphasizes leadership, ethics, values and service, a curriculum that balances job-related knowledge with a liberal arts foundation and a caring environment with small classes. Visit northcentralcollege.edu to learn more.


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