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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.

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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North Central College provides students with the confidence, instruction and direction they need to exceed their personal best inside and outside of the classroom and throughout their careers. Founded in 1861 and located just 28 miles west of Chicago in the Historic District of Naperville, Ill. — named among the nation’s “Best Places to Live” by Money magazine — North Central is home to more than 2,800 students and offers 82 undergraduate majors, 67 additional undergraduate minors and concentrations, and 22 graduate degree and graduate certificate programs. Visit northcentralcollege.edu to discover why U.S. News & World Report has named North Central a “Best in the Midwest” school for 29 years in a row, and to learn more about the College’s state-of-the-art facilities and distinctive programs, particularly in the sciences and business.